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City of Inverness, FL Calendar

November 17, 2017
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Historic Downtown Inverness
1 Courthouse Sqare
Inverness, FL 34450
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Inverness Grand Prix

Friday, November 17, 2017

The festival kicks off with a free downtown concert on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 starting at 5 p.m. with vendors and food trucks. At 7 p.m. the Bobby Friss Band will play live on the Old Courthouse grounds. Friss appeared on the David Letterman Show in the 1980s, and has built a strong following in Florida from annual appearances at Daytona Beach’s Bike Week and Biketoberfest. Friss will take the stage a 7 p.m. for a three-hour show. While the concert is underway, event volunteers will transform the streets of downtown into a race track. Race spectators should arrive before 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 18, 2017 for the best view of the action, and organizers recommend that spectators bring chairs. This challenging street track is a 3/8-mile course with five turns, and a 680-foot back stretch where karts have been clocked at 72 miles per hours. Awards will take place during the race, and veteran sports radio personality, Tony Modica, will return as race announcer.