Lakefront TV to Help Promote Silver Springs State Park

Lakefront TV and Silver Springs Management are working together to promote Silver Springs State Park – one of Florida’s most beautiful locations that combines natural springs scenery with exciting entertainment and attractions.

Silver Springs – a long cherished theme park near Ocala featuring glass bottom boat rides, trails, canoeing and other activities – has become a public park combined with the adjacent Silver River State Park. Silver Springs Management is a private company hired to help with operations and to promote the park, bringing in visitors with fun activities and special events.

The special events include one very big show on Saturday, Feb. 1, as country-music legend Willie Nelson kicks off his 2014 U.S. tour at Silver Spring’s Twin Oaks Amphitheater. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are available through the www.ticketmaster.com .

“For our first performance of our new concert series, we wanted to have somebody with a wide appeal to young people and college kids to residents in The Villages area and throughout Marion and Lake counties,” said BG Capital Group Chairman Bobby Genovese, who is heading up promotion of Silver Springs State Park through Silver Springs Management.

“I don’t take this responsibility lightly,” Genovese said. “I am very excited about the challenge of getting people to rediscover this great natural treasure right here in our back yard.”

This week, Lakefront TV and Silver Springs Management began running informational videos about Silver Springs’ transformation from theme park to public recreation. Future spots will feature different aspects of Silver Springs and other special events to be held there.

Lakefront TV, a government-access cable channel operated by the City of Leesburg, appears daily on Comcast channel 22, Brighthouse channel 199 and Florida Cable Channel 4.

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