Maverick’s Rhythm & Rave at SCF Bradenton is free and open to the public

Bradenton, Fla. Feb. 1, 2024

(Bradenton, Fla., February 1, 2024) —State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) and the State College of Florida Foundation are hosting a free Maverick’s Rhythm & Rave party on Friday, Feb. 9 at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. The fun, outdoor, family-friendly festivities, which are open to the public, will run from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

According to the SCF Foundation’s Executive Director, Cassandra Holmes, this is the third annual Maverick’s Rhythm & Rave celebration, with last year’s event drawing more than 400 people. “The college opens its campus for the greater community to come and enjoy an evening of live music, dancing, carnival games, exhibits, food, drink, festivities, and our beloved mascot, Maverick the Manatee. We invite you to bring the entire family and join in the fun.”

Maverick the Manatee invites you to enjoy featured performers and activities including the Dr. Dave Band, DJ Santana, a batting cage, petting zoo, photo booths, face painting, food vendors, a beer garden and more.

The Dr. Dave Band is a high-energy country-rock band that has performed at concerts with national artists including Trace Adkins, John Fogerty, the Charlie Daniels Band and Cheap Trick, among many others.

Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to the event, which is appropriate for guests of all ages. Food and beverages will be available for purchase and free parking will be available in Parking Lot F.

Follow the official Maverick’s Rhythm & Rave Facebook event to stay up to date on additional details as the event approaches. For more information, contact Madeline Mangas, community outreach coordinator at or 941-752-5336. To learn more about SCF, visit