Music Festival

Please join us!

Saturday, April 5, 2014
3:00 - 10:00 pm
Lake Mirror Amphitheatre*
Lakeland, Florida
FREE Admission

(No coolers allowed – Concession sales benefit the Kindergarten Learn to Swim Project)
*In the event of rain, the jazz festival will be held inside the Lake Mirror Auditorium.

Child of the Sun 2011, 2012 and 2013 were a huge success!  Hundreds of racers enjoyed a challenging route.  Then we rolled right into a spectacular array of legendary jazz 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 2014.  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 5, 2014, 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 Kindergarten Learn to Swim 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 Kindergarten Learn to Swim project to help eliminate school age drowning. Drowning is a leading cause of death for children between ages of 1 – 5. Such tragedies can be prevented if children are taught swim safety and learn how to swim. Through proceeds generated from Child of the Sun, The Lakeland Rotary Club will continue to support its mission of providing grant funds to those groups that do so much in our community.