Concert-goers get pink at Nude-A-Palooza breast cancer charity event

The Nude-a-Palooza event at Cypress Cove will feature six tribute bands.

Now in its 12th year, Cypress Cove Nudist Resort’s Nude-A-Palooza charity concert has raised over $380,000 for breast cancer research and assistance.

The event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19, beginning at noon and is open to the public. The all-day lineup features six bands with tributes to Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Blondie, Santana, the Doobie Brothers and Prince.

“If you’ve ever been curious about visiting a nudist resort, Nude-A-Palooza is a great introduction to Cypress Cove. Where else can you spend the day watching six awesome acts while getting rid of your tan lines for only thirty dollars?” said Regis Pearch, Cypress Cove’s director of activities and Nude-A-Palooza event coordinator.

According to Pearch, newcomers to the au natural experience find the all-day concert to be a comfortable introduction to clothes-free recreation.

“You’re in a no-pressure and no-judgement zone here,” Pearch said. “The fact that Cypress Cove is clothing-optional means you can get used to it at your own pace. There are quiet areas for testing the waters and then the big concert grounds where you can socialize, dance, and watch the bands. No other event can offer the freeing experience that you’ll have, and the proceeds go to charity, so it’s all for a good cause.”

That cause is breast cancer research, awareness and support. According to Cypress Cove General Manager Peter Sewall, “Cypress Cove and our members and visitors have now raised over three-hundred-and-eighty-thousand dollars over the past eleven years. I think that is pretty significant for a nudist resort, showing just how much the nudist community cares about the victims of breast cancer.”

In past years, proceeds from Nude-A-Palooza have gone to Rock Pink, the American Cancer Society, and Ribbon Riders. This year, Cypress Cove is again partnering with Ribbon Riders, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit made up of lady motorcyclists that host fundraising events to help breast cancer patients with their medical costs.

Tickets for Nude-A-Palooza cost $30 per person, and Ribbon Riders is selling raffle tickets at only $20 for 40 tickets, which equates to 40 chances at winning some prizes. For more event information, visit https://www.cypresscoveresort.com/nudeapalooza/ or call Cypress Cove Nudist Resort at 407-933-5870.

Since 1964, Cypress Cove Nudist Resort has been the premier family-friendly, clothes-free vacation destination in Florida for visitors from around the world. The 300-acre family-owned resort boasts 84 luxurious villa hotel rooms and apartments, a modern RV park, campsites, a 50-acre lake for water sports, two sparkling pools, tennis and pickleball courts, and a residential community. It includes weekly entertainment, themed weekends and annual special events. Visit CypressCoveResort.com or connect with us on Facebook @cypresscove and on Twitter @covenudist.