People who come to hear a "Smooth Breeze" can help the local victims of a much stronger breeze: Hurricane Charley.
Lakeland Electric will host jazz musician Eric "Smooth Breeze" Darius on the amphitheater overlooking the Lake Mirror Promenade on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. The performance is free.
The United Way of Central Florida will be accepting hurricane relief donations. The money will be used to aid the hardest-hit people in Polk, Highlands and Hardee counties.
The event is free to the public, and families are encouraged to attend. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.