NEWSFLASH: Port Canaveral Seafood & Music Fest Set For Feb. 26-28

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CLICK HERE FOR DIRTY HEADS Concert tickets  (includes Seafood Festival access)

CLICK HERE FOR CLINT BLACK Concert tickets (includes Seafood Festival access)  

CLICK HERE FOR WEEKEND SUPER CONCERT PASS (includes 3 days of concerts and festival access)….only $57 for 3 days of concerts.

CLICK HERE for Seafood Festival Weekend Pass for festival access (no concerts)  

CLICK HERE for Seafood Festival Friday, Feb. 26 ticket – (not including Dirty Heads concert) 

CLICK HERE for Seafood Festival Saturday, Feb 27 ticket (not including Clint Black concert)  

CLICK HERE for Seafood Festival Sunday, Feb. 28 ticket (includes The Original Wailers and Third World Concert)

TICKETS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE AT THESE LOCATIONS:

ALL WALGREENS STORES IN BREVARD AND ORLANDO AS OF FEB 1,2016

• Port Canaveral: Exploration Tower at the Port, Fishlips Waterfront Grill, The Lazy Pirate, Wild Ocean Seafood Market
• Cocoa Beach: Sunrise Bank, Slater Surf Tackle, Endless Summer Tattoo, Cocoa Beach Health and Fitness
• Merritt Island: Cocoa Beach Area Chamber of CommerceBagel World Victoria’s Square
• Viera: Cocoa Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
• Melbourne: Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce
• Titusville: Bar IX
• Orlando: Park Avenue CD’s: 2916 Corrine Drive, Orlando, Fl 32803

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Exploration Tower at Port Canaveral will be the venue for the Space Coast’s hottest event next year when Space Coast Daily presents the three-day 2016 Seafood & Music Festival at Port Canaveral.

Set for February 26 – 28, 2016, this exciting event will include a wide selection of fantastic seafood, top flight entertainment, premier Arts & Crafts Show a Kids Activities Zone – and numerous other special events.

Featuring fresh mouth-watering seafood provided by vendors both local and from all over the United States, don’t miss this signature event that will attract tens of thousands of attendees from all over Florida.

Oh My, Seafood And Eat It!

Grilled Fish and ShrimpLocal seafood experts from the Cove’s best restaurants: Fishlips, Grills, Milliken’s Reef and Rusty’s will collaborate to present an array of seafood to be offered by their Cove Merchants Association.

Gregory Firestone’s Golden Gate seafood will present 150 feet of seafood choices including superbly prepared Crawfish, Crab legs, Alligator, Calamari, Lobster Mac and Cheese, Seafood Boil and more.

Gregory Firestone's Golden Gate Foods will present great seafood choices at the festival

Gregory Firestone’s Golden Gate Foods will present great seafood choices at the festival

British Fish and Chips specialists, Union Jacks, will present fresh fish, fried to order, with chips, English style, to satisfy that hankering for the great British delicacy.

Whats The Catch logoRichard Cockerel’s, What’s The Catch, seafood team will present KeyWest Grilled Grouper, Island Shrimp, Pan seared Ahi Tuna and more.

Ahi Tuna from What's The Catch

Ahi Tuna from What’s The Catch

Kevin Townsend’s Cousins Maine Lobster seafood crew will offer Maine and Connecticut Lobster Roll,Cousins Lobster Tacos, Lobster Quesadilla, Maine Lobster Tail, Shrimp Tacos and Lobster Bisque.

Will Darby of Willy T’s Crab Shack loves cooking crab and will proudly offer his awesome Crab Cake Sandy, Crab Minis, Fried Shrimp Baskets, Fried Clams Baskets, Chilled Crab Salad 8.99 and his famous Broccoli slaw.

Fish dishDavid French and his group called Hammerheads from Tampa will offer Seafood Jambalaya, Sautéed Scallops, Grouper Fingers, Coconut Shrimp, Shrimp Scampi, Fried Oysters and a awesome Seafood Platter.

Laughing Crab Catering from Maryland will offer it’s 24-Time Award Winning Crab Cakes and Chesapeake Bay Seafood including Shrimp Puppies, Lime Grilled Shrimp, Maryland Soft Shell Crab Sandwiches, Rockfish Baskets, Crab Cake Sliders, CrabWon Tons, Maryland Crab Soup and Crab Stuffed Hush Puppies with Chesapeake Curly Fries  of Fresh Cut Chips.

The Laughing Crab's Award Winning Maryland Crab Cake Sandwich will be on offer at the Seafood Fest

The Laughing Crab’s Award Winning Maryland Crab Cake Sandwich will be on offer at the Seafood Fest

Like Mac and Cheese? Then you will love Molos Miami Grill’s Fried Lobster Mac and Cheese, Shrimp Bisque, Bang Bang Shrimp Bowls, Fresh Fish Empenadas, Blackened Jerk Fish Filet and their Old Bay Seasoned Fries

Key West Grilled Grouper

Key West Grilled Grouper

Many more seafood specialists are signing on to present this smorgasbord of seafood and some land lubbers specialities too.

There will also be an assortment of ice cold beers to enjoy including Red Stripe, Fosters, Blue Moon, Leinenkugel Shandys and Miller Lite.  Wine varietals and cocktails will also be readily available throughout the festival areas.

If you are hankering for a festival with lots of great seafood to choose from with some terrific local, national and international music, then the 2016 Port Canaveral Seafood And Music Festival is for you.

And when you get your delicious plate of seafood, don’t worry about a comfortable and fun place to sit down with your friends, as there will be 850 lake-front seats under large Pavilion tents, next to the WRRJ 89.7FM Stage, for you to sit and enjoy all the great tastes, sights and sounds of Port Canaveral.

The Laughing Crab will also offer it's delicious Soft Shell Crab Sandwich.

The Laughing Crab will also offer it’s delicious Soft Shell Crab Sandwich.

Cocoa Beach Chamber Chowder Champs will be featured

The winners of the annual Chowder Cook- Off, organized by the Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber Of Commerce, will be featured seafood vendors during the festival. This year’s Chowder Cook-Off will be held Thursday, February 4th.

The Chowder Coo-Off Winners will be featured during the Port Canaveral Seafood And Music Festival

The Chowder Cook-Off Winners will be featured during the Port Canaveral Seafood And Music Festival

Be sure to try the terrific chowder from the People’s Choice Winner, The People’s Choice Twist Winner, The Judges Choice Winner and from The Judges Choice Twist Winner. The defending champs from 2015 will once again vie for the trophies and bragging rights:

People’s Choice Twist:

1st – Grills (Ahi Poke – Tuna)

2nd – Florida Key Lime Pie Company (Key Lime Pie)

3rd – Wild Ocean Seafood Market (Tuna Sandwich)

Judges Choice Chowder –

1st – The Rockledge Country Club (Crawfish Chowder)

2nd – Baja Tavern and Eats (New England Clam Chowder)

3rd – International Palms – Mambos (New England Clam Chowder)

Judge’s Choice Twist 

1st – KSC Visitor Complex (Sweet Almond Cornmeal Shortcake)

2nd – Baja Tavern and Eats (Lobster Cream)

3rd – Hilton Cocoa Beach – SALT (Braised Pork Belly)

SPACE COAST DAILY Stage for The Port Canaveral Seafood And Music Festival

The Space Coast Daily Stage will host concerts with Dirty Heads, The Supervillains, Kash’d Out, Charee White, Janna Ivey, Clink Black, The Original Wailers and Third World during the Port Canaveral Seafood And Music Festival.

WORLD CLASS MUSIC ALL WEEKEND:

Musical artists to appear, include multi-million selling country music mega-star Clint Black – the singer-songwriter in the black hat, who has followed the sounds of Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, and Willie Nelson to an essentially permanent home on the Billboard country charts, where he’s scored 22 No. 1 hits. 

Dirty Heads, who champion peace and positivity, are a punk-rap-reggae outfit, who summon the spirit of Sublime and their native Huntington Beach in groove-driven hits such as “Lay Me Down,” “Cabin by the Sea,” and “My Sweet Summer.” 

Reggae legends, The Original Wailers,  formed by Bob Marley’s former lead guitarist Al Anderson and Junior Marvin of the Wailers Band, the Grammy-nominated reggae outfit dives into laid-back grooves including “Blackbird,” “Justice,” and “Our Day Will Come.” 

Third World are another reggae legend, who are known world-wide for their sound influenced by soul, funk and disco. Third World’s greatest success came in the late 1970s and early 1980s, peaking with their cover version of The O’Jays‘ “Now That We Found Love” from their third album Journey to Addis, a hit single on both sides of the Atlantic in 1978.

The Supervillains, the Florida-bred swamp reggae rockers will open for Dirty Heads on Friday, November 26. Known for bending genres, these hard chargers have been influenced by The Suicide Machines, Sublime, Operation Ivy, Nofx, The Skatalites,The Toasters, Peter Tosh, Lee Scratch Perry, Weezer, The Beatles, Pantera and The English Beat.

Kash’d Out, a reggae/rock band from Orlando, Florida, featuring songwriters and producers from Sound Lounge Studios (Ballyhoo!, Tribal Seeds, Resinated, Kayavibe), will open the concert with The Supervillians and Dirty Heads.

Rising stars Charee White followed by Janna Ivey will open the Clint Black concert on Saturday, February 27 on The Space Coast Daily Stage.

INCREDIBLE MUSICAL TALENT FROM FLORIDA TO PERFORM ON THE WRRJ STAGE

The WRRJ 89.7FM Stage will host concerts with the region's best musical groups and performers during the three-day Port Canaveral Seafood And Music Festival.

The WRRJ 89.7FM Stage will host concerts with the region’s best musical groups and performers during the three-day Port Canaveral Seafood And Music Festival.

Some of the best and most loved central Florida bands, set to appear on the WRRJ 89.7FM Waterfront Stage at the 2016 Port Canaveral Seafood and Music Festival are:

Heritage Band, who rose from the back-yards of Okaloosa, Florida, to deliver an energetic and positive show that will move all. 

Lights Out Project generates all-original Island Fusion Music, mixing urban rhythms, island beats, conscious lyrics and eclectic melodies infused with dancehall vibes. 

Funkle Fester has a knack for getting the crowd hooked right from the beginning. Combining a deep funk base with some Jazz and Latin infusion they have created one of the most unique sounding bands around. 

Part One Tribe  Formed in 1995, by singer/ guitarist Rob D, Part One Tribe celebrates it’s 20-year anniversary with the recent release of their 8th studio album,  the DO IT RIGHT ep, available now on itunes.

partonetribestacked logo copyNow tapping deeper into their love for reggae music, hip hop and blues, Part One Tribe is at the top of their game, sparking interest from fans all over the country and across the seas to Europe and Australia.

Cotta is a rock reggae performer from Melbourne Florida. Formerly the front man for Fresh Squeeze as well as a member of Island ties, In 2015 Cotta started his own project writing recording and performing his music.

General Eyes, is a four-piece band based out of Cocoa Beach, Florida. With incredible vocals on top of a tight blend of feel-good rock-reggae, skankin’ ska, mixed with a touch of punk, every crowd is pleased by their performance. 

Coastal Breed, plays to give people hope and inspiration, expressing themselves through their unique style of music. Formed in 2012 as a house party band, they have quickly moved up to a professional level,  sharing the stage with Bands such as, Pepper, Ballyhoo, Collie Buddz, G Love and Special Sauce, Afroman, and many more. Coastal breed is a 4 piece power house, notorious for packing out venues.

Recognized as one of the top country music bands in Brevard, Smokin Country Band brings a mix of music to country music fans all over the region. 

JOIN THE PIRATES PARADE AND PARTY

The four regional Pirate Krewes are invitees for The Pirate Parade and Bash on Saturday during the festival

The four regional Pirate Krewes are invitees for The Pirate Parade and Bash on Saturday during the festival

The Brethren of the Space Coast Pirates Krewe led by “Rosalie the Red” and “Captain Cranky” Jason Outlaw of Outlaw Pottery, in association with Gary of MadHatter Promotions, will present the “Pirates Parade and Party.”

Panama Pearl's Pirate Ship and compound will be available for fun tours during the festival. Panama Pearl will also host games and story telling for young and little pirates.

Panama Pearl’s Pirate Ship and compound will be available for fun tours during the festival. Panama Pearl will also host games and story telling for young and little pirates.

The Pirates Stage will feature entertainers like The Kindred Kilts and much more.

Panama Pearl’s authentic Pirate Ship and Compound will be on view and available for some swashbuckling fun for kid pirates of all ages. Check out the Pirate Compound docked in Kiddie Land next to the East Entrance Gate, where there will also a Super Fun Slide, A Pirates Bounce House and more.
On the other side of the festival along the water by Exploration Tower and the WJRR Stage will be The Pirate Encampment featuring free Code Rum tastings, the Brethren of the Space Coast booth, The MadHatter and The Pirate Ship Calypso booth where you can shop for pirate flags, shirts, crew armbands, and more! Hang out in the Pirate Encampment, drink some grog, gnaw on some fish bones, and watch the swashbuckling entertainment.
The Pirate Stage featuring entertainers like The Kindred Kilts, Heart of Oak, pirate belly dancers, a Costume Contest and much more. The Pirate Encampment will also feature roving entertainers, a pirate long boat, fine feathered friends, and a pub sing where we all belt out a sea shanty together! Arrrrrrr!!!!! ☠☠☠

Mad Hatter Promotions offers cutting edge parties, pub crawls & unadulterated fun.  All pirates in costume will rally in front of the Pirates stage next to the Exploration Tower beginning at 2 p.m. and the Pirates Parade will begin at 3 p.m.

Panama Pearl will be telling tales of the high seas at her pirate ship and compound.

Panama Pearl will be telling tales of the high seas at her pirate ship and compound.

The other three regional pirate crews of Thee Leviathan, Pirate Ship Calypso and The Brethren of the Nine will also be represented at the festival. Mad Hatter Promotions will conduct the Pirate Costume Contest beginning at 4 pm from the WRRJ Stage.

Look out for the highly entertaining Captain Red, with one of the finest pirate costumes in the state of Florida

Code Rum is a delicious and smooth tasting rum distilled in south Florida. Code Rum is the Official Rum of the Seafood Festival

Code Rum is a delicious and smooth tasting rum distilled in south Florida. Code Rum is the Official Rum of the Seafood Festival

Check out the pirate sword fighting demos, the roaming pirate troubadours Kalie and Rickey, the enticing pirate belly dancers and fun pirate balloon artist all at The Pirate Stage next to the Exploration Tower.

Wave to the costumed Pirates in the parade, catch some beads and dubloons from the Pirate Ship crew and Meyers Manx Dune Buggy as they parade along Mullet Drive inside the festival.

The Official Pirate Party Bash will start after the parade at the Pirate Stage. Enjoy free samples of Code Rum, the Official Rum Supplier of the festival,

For those people, who would like to dress like a pirate and join the parade CLICK HERE to email the organizer to register. CLICK HERE for Outlaw Pottery to reach Jason or Rosalie.

SHARKS ON DISPLAY

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The only traveling Shark Encounter exhibit in the USA will wow the crowds during the three-day Port Canaveral Seafood & Music Festival extravaganza.

The only traveling Shark Encounter exhibit in the USA will wow the crowds during the three-day Port Canaveral Seafood & Music Festival extravaganza.

The Exposition will be featured in the Shark Experience Pavilion, which features a specially designed aquarium that holds several sharks and divers at the same time.

There will be three free shows on Friday, Feb. 26, and four free shows each day on Saturday and Sunday. The show and exhibit are free with festival admission and combine education and entertainment – along with a few surprises for the audience.

GREAT AND AFFORDABLE TICKET PRICES 

Seafood Festival daily tickets are $10 in advance and $15 on the day of the event. A three-day, Weekend Festival only ticket is just $18, which is good for three days of access to the festival.

Festival only tickets do not include concert admission.

Individual Concert ticket prices start at $26.50 for General Admission for one concert. A special Weekend Concert General Admission ticket is just $57 and is good for all three days of concerts and 3 days of access to the festival.  All concert tickets also include Seafood Festival access.

Concert tickets are required for The Space Coast Daily Stage concert performances. All the entertainment on the WRRJ 89.7FM Stage is included with general festival admission for $10 (advance) or $15 (day of event).

Concert tickets include access to the Seafood Festival, access to The Space Coast Daily Stage concerts and to the WRRJ Stage concerts. Festival tickets include access to the Seafood Festival  and for the WJRR Stage.

The reknowned Kulcha Shok Musik has joined the festival as a Community Awareness Sponsor and Marketing Partner.

The reknowned Kulcha Shok Musik has joined the festival as a Community Awareness Sponsor and Marketing Partner.

Kulcha Shok Musik, one of the strongest supporters of the reggae community and music in the region and internationally, has joined the Port Canaveral Seafood and Music Festival as a Community Awareness Sponsor and promotional partner.

Kulcha Shok focuses on supporting awareness of surf and music events, providing it’s special clothing and streaming Kulcha Shok Radio.

Kulcha Shok’s highly popular D.J, Lance – O, who was introduced to Peter Tosh in 1974, will be at the festival to introduce many of the acts and spin some  beloved reggae music.

MUSICAL LINE UP & EVENTS: (Come hungry – Seafood and Eat it)

FRIDAY, February 26 – Gates open at 5 pm:

5 pmDJ Lance – O from Kulcha Shok Musik
6 pm: Kash’d Out in concert on The Space Coast Daily Stage
7 pm: Heritage Band in concert on The WRRJ Waterfront Stage
8 pm: Coastal Breed in concert on the WRRJ Stage
8 pm: The Supervillains in concert on The Space Coast Daily Stage
9:30 pm: DIRTY HEADS in concert on The Space Coast Daily Stage

SATURDAY, February 27 – Gates open at 11 am:

11 am: DJ Masta Rasta
11 am, 1 p.m., 3 pm: Wild Ocean Seafood Free Tours of Seafood Processing Plant
12 pm: Funkle Fester in concert on WRRJ Waterfront Stage
1:30 pm: Coastal Breed in concert on WRRJ Waterfront Stage
3 pm: General Eyes in concert on WRRJ Waterfront Stage
3:15 pm: Pirate Parade, followed by Pirate Party: Salty Dogs and more at Pirate Stage.
4:30 pm: Kate & The Keys in concert on  WRRJ Waterfront Stage
6 pm: Smokin Country in concert on WRRJ Waterfront Stage
8 pm: The Usual Suspects in concert on WRRJ Stage
6:30 pm: Charee White in concert on Space Coast Daily Stage
7:15 pm: Janna Ivey in concert on Space Coast Daily Stage
8 pm: CLINT BLACK in concert from Space Coast Daily Stage

SUNDAY, February 28 – Gates open at 11 am:

11 am: DJ Lance – O from Kulcha Shok Musik 
11 am, 1 p.m., 3 pm: Wild Ocean Seafood Free Tours of Seafood Processing Plant
12 pm: Cotta in concert on WRRJ Waterfront Stage
1:30 pm: Part One Tribe in concert on WRRJ Waterfront Stage
2:30 pm: Lights Out Project in concert on WRRJ Waterfront Stage
3:30 pm: THE ORIGINAL WAILERS in concert on Space Coast Daily Stage
5:00 pm: Causion in concert on Space Coast Daily Stage
5:15 pm: THIRD WORLD in concert on Space Coast Daily Stage

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• Saturday, Feb. 27: Clint Black with Charee White and Janna Ivey. Gates at 11 am.
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• Sunday, Feb. 28: The Original Wailers and Third World. Gates 11 am.
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Tickets on sale now at all TICKETMASTER locations.

CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW FOR TICKETS WHILE SUPPLIES LAST:

CLICK HERE FOR DIRTY HEADS Concert tickets  (includes Seafood Festival access)

CLICK HERE FOR CLINT BLACK Concert tickets (includes Seafood Festival access)  

CLICK HERE FOR WEEKEND SUPER CONCERT PASS (includes 3 days of concerts and festival access)….only $57 for 3 days of concerts.

CLICK HERE for Seafood Festival Weekend Pass for festival access (no concerts)  

CLICK HERE for Seafood Festival Friday, Feb. 26 ticket – (not including Dirty Heads concert) 

CLICK HERE for Seafood Festival Saturday, Feb 27 ticket (not including Clint Black concert)  

CLICK HERE for Seafood Festival Sunday, Feb. 28 ticket (includes The Original Wailers and Third World Concert)

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Tickets on sale now at all TICKETMASTER locations OR CALL 1-800-745-3000

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THESE LOCATIONS: 
• Port CanaveralExploration Tower at the PortFishlips Waterfront Grill, The Lazy PirateWild Ocean Seafood Market
• Cocoa BeachSunrise BankSlater Surf TackleEndless Summer TattooCocoa Beach Health and Fitness
• Merritt IslandCocoa Beach Area Chamber of Commerce  
• VieraCocoa Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
• Melbourne: Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce
• TitusvilleBar IX

The 2016 Seafood & Music Festival at Port Canaveral is sponsored by Cape Canaveral Hospital, Space Coast Daily, Florida’s Space Coast, Bright house Networks, Miller Lite, The Cove At Port Canaveral and Savings Safari.

The main entrance for the festival is next to The Exploration Tower at Port Canaveral, near to the port’s spectacular new Cruise Terminal 1.

PARKING: Convenient parking for the festival is $5 per car from open until 5 pm located in and around the Exploration Tower at Port Canaveral. At 5 pm parking is $10 at parking areas next to the Exploration Tower. $5 parking will be available all the time during the festival at the Port Authority Maritime building and at the Autoport parking lot across from the Maritime center.  VIP parking next to the main entrance is $15 per car. Handicapped parking is available at the Exploration Tower for $5 per car.

For more information, or if you would like to register for the Arts & Crafts Show, call 1-855-386-3836 or 321-323-4460 e-mail Contact@SpaceCoastDaily.com

CLICK HERE FOR SEAFOOD VENDOR APPLICATION

CLICK HERE FOR ARTS & CRAFTS VENDOR APPLICATION

CLICK HERE FOR MARKETPLACE VENDOR APPLICATION 

Commercial vendors, exhibitors and sponsors call 321-323-4460 for information.

STAY TUNED TO SPACE COAST DAILY FOR EXCITING UPDATES

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ABOVE MAP: The spectacular Exploration Tower at Port Canaveral, located at 670 Dave Nisbet Drive in Cape Canaveral, will be the backdrop for the Port Canaveral Seafood and Music Festival with over 14 acres of seafood and fun.

The spectacular Exploration Tower at Port Canaveral will be the focal point of the Port Canaveral Seafood And Music Festival

The spectacular Exploration Tower at Port Canaveral will be the focal point of the Port Canaveral Seafood and Music Festival. (Port Canaveral image)

HOTEL RESERVATIONS:

The Radisson Resort at the Port is nearby to Port Canaveral. Instructions for reservations:

  1. Online: Radisson.com/capecanaveralfl
  2. Enter Dates
  3. Click  “more search options”
  4. Under Promotional Code enter the  group code: “SF16”
  5. Follow through with reservation

OR call the hotel reservationist direct at 321-868-6573 or the Radisson Central reservationists at 800-333-3333 and mention group name: Seafood Fest. The cut-off date to make reservations in this block is 1/26/16.

Best Western Cocoa Beach is $179.95, Days Inn Cocoa Beach is $129.95. To make reservations call Jessica Garrett, Sales Manager at 321-783-7621 ex 2490.

International Palms Resort: 1300 North Atlantic Avenue, Cocoa Beach, Fl 32931
Seafood Festival rate $89. Call 1-800-206-2747


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