Coastal Breed to Perform At Cocoa Beach Seafood & Music Festival Feb. 25
By Space Coast Daily // February 25, 2017
WILL PERFORM BEFORE DIRTY HEADS, BALLYHOO ON SPACE COAST DAILY STAGE
ABOVE VIDEO: Coastal Breed’s music reflects the Cocoa Beach vibe and carefree attitude of coastal living along Florida’s Space Coast.
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA BEACH FLORIDA – Coastal Breed, one of central Florida’s most talented rising bands, will perform a concert during the Cocoa Beach Seafood and Music Festival on Saturday, February 25 at 2 p.m.
“We play to give people hope and inspiration,” said Guilermo Lopez, the band’s dynamic drummer, who often dances as he plays his drums.
“We love to express ourselves through our music – and playing for packed venues is a rush.”
Coastal Breed is another example of the creative talent that seems to continually spring from the people who live along the Space Coast of Florida. Whether it is the history of innovation and imagination that the Space Coast is known for or a result of the eclectic population, Coastal Breed defies reason and creates great feeling among their audiences.
Matt Hunt: Known for his exciting guitar solos, Hunt’s strong and consistent work ethic is what keep Coastal Breed in motion.
“Matt is the motor that constantly pushes our team to grow,” said Lopez.
Hunt recently celebrated the birth of his first son and often leads the band with his passion and commitment to improving the band’s music and performances.
Austin Lerch: A father of two, Lerch is the face of the band and live entertainment is his true love.
“Austin is one of the most outgoing and funniest people you will ever meet – a must see on stage. His charisma always gets people involved emotionally with our shows” said Lopez.
“His lyrics, positive vibe, and care free, stage commanding dance moves are inspirational.”
Chris Jeffries: Home grown in Melbourne, Florida, Jeffries is a father who shares his love of the ocean, coast and music with his young son.
As the newest member of Coastal Breed, Jeffries has brought a whole new feel to the group and has revamped the style of the band.
Jeffries is a highly talented musician, composing music for the band and blends well with the band’s energy on stage.
Coastal Breed’s empresario and enigmatic drummer, Guillermo Lopez is a big part of the band’s performance as he dances and inspires the audiences during the band’s gigs.
Much of the band grew up together, forming a house-party band in 2013.
“We would hang out at parties and freestyle music with acoustic guitars,” said Lopez.
“As people started to crowd around to listen, a drum set was introduced into the mix. One of our buddies owned a clothing/bar shop at the time and that is where we started playing shows.
“Our main influences are everyday life, moments in time, accomplishments and hardships – accompanied by the sounds of reggae-rock, hip-hop, and a swatch of roots punk.”
Coastal Breed is a one of a kind. When they play it seems natural and free – like they are not playing for the crowd but rather playing with the audience.
“We like our gigs to be like a party with instruments and a stage,” says Lopez.
“One of the most special moments we have shared as a band is when a fan came up to us after hearing our music on the radio. She said she had just lost her grandfather and our song “Stay” helped her get over the hard time she was feeling. It meant a lot to be part of something that actually had a positive impact on someone.”.
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BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA – Parking at the Cocoa Beach Seafood & Music Festival at Alan Shepard Park in Cocoa Beach will be easy as plenty of parking areas have been organized, along with free Park & Ride shuttle service.
The exciting three-day Cocoa Beach Seafood & Music festival is set for February 24 to 26 at the beautiful 10-acre oceanfront Alan Shepard Park, located at the eastern-most end of State Road 520.
TRAVELING FROM THE WEST AND NORTH
Next To Sunrise Diner Parking Area:
PARKING LOT 1: Next to Sunrise Diner: Just 1/4 mile west of Shepard Park, along State Road 520, is a large parking area with free Park and Ride shuttle service running frequently to and from Shepard Park. Parking is $10 per car at this location, and the Park and Ride Shuttle service is free for people parking in that parking lot. You will find this parking area next to Sunrise Diner, located at 365 West Cocoa Beach Causeway (State Road 520), Cocoa Beach, Florida 32931.
TRAVELING FROM THE NORTH
Church of Our Savior Parking Area:
PARKING LOT 2: Church of Our Savior, located at 5301 North Atlantic Avenue, Cocoa Beach, Florida 32931, has a large parking area, offering parking for $5, with a free Park and Ride Shuttle Service, running continuously, to and from Alan Shepard Park, where the seafood festival is located.
Craig Technologies and Radisson Resort at the Port Parking Areas:
PARKING LOTS 3: Craig Technologies, located at 8550 Astronaut Blvd, Cape Canaveral, Florida 32920, has a large parking area, offering parking for $10 per car, with free park and ride shuttle service for people parking there.
PARKING LOT 4: The Radisson Resort At The Port, located at 8701 Astronaut Blvd, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920 has a large grass parking area just south of the hotel. Turn at W. Central Blvd. and proceed west to the parking lot entrance. Parking is $10 at this location and the free park and ride shuttle service will take you to and from Alan Shepard Park, where the festival is being held. The Radisson also offers excellent accommodations for those wishing to stay overnight.
TRAVELING FROM THE SOUTH
Winn Dixie Shopping Center Parking Area:
PARKING LOT 5: Winn Dixie Shopping Center in Cocoa Beach, pictured above in dark green, is located at 100 Canaveral Plaza Boulevard in Cocoa Beach, FL 32931. This parking area is a short walk west of Shepard Park.
Festival and Surrounding Areas
FESTIVAL SURROUNDING AREA: Three parking areas lie within a ½ mile radius of the festival. These are noted above by the official parking symbol in the map. PLEASE NOTE: Parking restrictions in the residential area to the north of Shepard Park will be strictly enforced by the police, and will be clearly marked.
Additional parking areas will be added to the list of parking lots above – stay tuned to Space Coast Daily for updated and additions. For information and assistance please call 1-855-386-3836, or 321-323-4460, or 321-302-6565 or 321-615-8111.
CLICK HERE FOR THE COCOA BEACH SEAFOOD FESTIVAL WEBSITE