Bring The Family To The 10th Annual Paulie Palooza Music Festival

Saturday, Oct. 16 from midday to 9 p.m., in downtown Zephyrhills

Paul Correia was launched to Gulfside Hospice back in 2008 when a good friend, Kymberly Corkum, questioned him to play with his musician good friends at the once-a-year Trip for Hospice — an occasion she served organize with the Pasco Sheriff’s Mounted Posse to raise dollars for the nonprofit.

Crowds sit in front of the stage on Main Street Zephyrhills at the 2019 Paulie Palooza Tunes Pageant.

“That was my first encounter with hospice, and I learned how significant this organization is to our neighborhood,” claimed Correia, co-owner of Sunstate Aluminum in Zephyrhills. “My task was to check with other nearby musicians to donate their talent and accomplish at the function, and we experienced so a great deal entertaining, we continued to enjoy every calendar year.”

In 2010, the advantages of hospice grew to become pretty individual to the Correia relatives, when their 93-12 months-previous father grew to become a individual of Gulfside Hospice in the course of the closing two months of his lifestyle.

“After father died, I was even extra grateful for hospice and became extra involved in the fundraiser. Then in 2012, when the Sheriff’s Posse necessary to action back its involvement, I made a decision to relaunch the function as tribute to my father, and we adjusted its title to the Paulie Palooza Music Competition,” claimed Correia.

“I’m happy that this 12 months is the 10th Paulie Palooza Music Pageant, and we’re hoping it will be our most important fundraiser nonetheless,” he stated.

The all-day music festival takes spot on Sat., Oct. 16 from noon to 9 p.m., on Major Road Zephyrhills (Fifth Avenue and U.S. 301). The daylong occasion features dwell music by nearby musicians distributors meals trucks an auction prize drawings and a lot additional relatives pleasurable. A $5 donation presents all-day obtain to the overall party.

Paul Correia, founder of the Paulie Palooza Songs Competition

A improve this yr is the Oct day for the function, which beforehand was held in the spring. Due to the fact of COVID-19 limits, this previous March Paulie Palooza went virtual for its ninth once-a-year event, which can make subsequent month’s pageant its 10th anniversary.

“We are delighted to be going again to our signature party program, and look forward to observing everybody in man or woman this Oct on Key Road Zephyrhills,” says Leesa Fryer, fundraising & occasion arranging expert for Gulfside Hospice. “There are so several other group functions in March for people today to pick out from, we made the decision to transfer Paulie Palooza to Oct so more individuals can show up at.”

Fryer is in cost of all round arranging for Paulie Palooza, and has limited places nonetheless readily available for suppliers, foodstuff vehicles and sponsors. Vendor price is $75, and sponsorships are available commencing at $200, and incorporate a vendor place together with further gains. More information and facts is offered on the web at, or by getting in contact with Fryer at 727-845-5707 or .

Recent function sponsors consist of Rockstar Sponsors O2 Options and Michels & Lundquist Funeral Dwelling Crooner Sponsor Norm & Sons Tire & Automobile Repair service Roadie Sponsors DeliverCareRX, Medfleet and Appropriate at Dwelling Groupie Sponsors ABC Offer Enterprise Inc. and Ryman Construction of Florida Inc. and Tremendous Fan Sponsors Bahrs Aluminum & Construction, Bahr’s Propane Gas & AC Inc., Heister Automotive Effectiveness, Sunstate Aluminum, and SouthState Financial institution. The Laker/Lutz Information is the media sponsor.

Proceeds from Paulie Palooza gain Gulfside Hospice. Since its founding, the pageant has elevated additional than $71,000 to profit Gulfside Hospice, which provides patient care and bereavement providers to more than 650 individuals and families just about every day in our local neighborhood.

About Gulfside Health care Services:
Gulfside Health care Expert services is a nonprofit group serving the local community for additional than 30 many years. Its a few traces of enterprise involve Gulfside Hospice, presenting treatment for people at finish of lifestyle Gulfside Palliative Treatment, delivering remedy options for these with serious disease and Gulfside Home Health and fitness, aiding individuals stay unbiased as a result of experienced nursing and rehab at home. For extra facts about Gulfside Health care Products and services, go to, or simply call 800-561-4883.

Published Oct 06, 2021

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