Babson Park's Inaugural Sandy Ridge Music Fest will be held on the shores of Crooked Lake at Webber International University on May 9. The event will be headlined by Emi Sunshine, a 10 year old prodigy from East Tennessee who is gaining national attention. She is a regular performer at The Grand Ole Opry and has appeared on The Today Show, plus she has performed with Marty Stuart at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

Sandy Ridge Music Fest will also feature local favorites: Small Town Girls, Hubo Bentley & Dim Crooked Fools and Sticky Steve & The Pollinators.

  • This is an outdoor event. Rain or shine! Gates open at 2:30 p.m.
  • No seating will be provided. Please bring your own chairs.
  • Food, ice cream, soft drinks, water, beer and wine will be available for purchase at the event.

MusicGirl Scholarship Fund

Sandy Ridge Music Fest benefits Sandy’s MusicGirl Scholarship Fund. This charity is a project of the Lake Wales Arts Council and was created by Steve Morrison in memory of his late wife, Sandy Greer Morrison who was an accomplished musician. The focus of the MusicGirl Scholarship Fund is to help girls develop an interest in playing traditional music like folk, bluegrass, country, blues and Americana. The fund provides lessons, instruments, music camp opportunities and mentors to help them continue their musical development. Current MusicGirl scholarship recipients will perform with The Pollinators.

Music Fest Schedule

4:00 p.m. Sticky Steve & The Pollinators

5:00 p.m. Small Town Girls

6:00 p.m. Emi Sunshine

7:00 p.m. Hubo Bentley & Dim Crooked Fools

8:00 p.m. Emi Sunshine

Music Fest Tickets

Ticket are $10.00 for Adults and $5.00 for Children 12 and under and ALL ticket sales will benefit Sandy’s MusicGirl Scholarship Fund. No advance ticket sales. Tickets must be purchased at the gate – cash only.


  • US 27 South (4.1 miles)
  • Turn Left onto CR 640/Alturas Babson Park Cutoff (1.0 Mile)
  • Slight right onto FL-17 South/Scenic Highway (2.3 miles)
  • Webber International will be on Right