Music Festival

Please join us!

Saturday, April 11, 2015
3:00 - 10:00 pm
Lake Mirror Amphitheatre*
Lakeland, Florida
FREE Admission

(No coolers allowed – Concession sales benefit The Rotary Playground in Hernando’s Landing Project)
*In the event of rain, the music festival will be held inside the Lake Mirror Auditorium.

The previous four years of Child of the Sun were a huge success!  Hundreds of racers enjoyed a challenging 5K route.  Then we rolled right into a spectacular array of legendary musicians that treated us to smooth sounds throughout the evening.

The Lakeland Rotary Club is ready to do it again and plans are underway to bring an even better Child of the Sun event for 2015.  After being granted permission from Florida Southern College, who originally founded the festival in 1988, the Lakeland Rotary Club has been hard at work planning and organizing an amazing community cultural event.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 11, 2015, and be ready to enjoy local musicians in a beautiful outdoor setting.  An array of food and beverage vendors will be on hand so you can enjoy delicious fare while grooving to the sounds of music.  No coolers will be allowed.  As this is a fundraising event, concession sales will benefit The Rotary Playground in Hernando’s Landing Project.

Our event will take place rain or shine!  Stay tuned to our Facebook pages for all the most current information regarding weather details:

Facebook – COTS Jazz Festival:
Facebook – COTS 5k:

Don’t forget to sign up for the 5k.  This is a great race course for those short distance enthusiasts.

The best part of this signature event is the fact that we’re doing all of this to support The Rotary Playground in Hernando’s Landing. Lakeland’s Rotary Clubs are working together with the City of Lakeland Parks & Recreation to create an exciting new experiential playground at Lake Parker around the historic expedition of Hernando de Soto. It will use the de Soto expedition to provide a playground experience that inspires creativity and exploration.It will be the first playground of its type and scale for north Lakeland, and it promises to draw young explorers from all over.