Mark Longnecker’s Dub Massive Sound To Energize Cocoa Beach Seafood Fest Audience
By Space Coast Daily // February 25, 2017
DUB MASSIVE TO PERFORM ON SATURDAY, FEB. 25 BEFORE BALLYHOO! AND DIRTY HEADS
ABOVE VIDEO: Scott Haincheck worked on this documentary highlighting a day in the life of Mark Longnecker: tattoo artist, surfer, and DJ extraordinaire! This was his final project for a documentary class at Full Sail University.
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA – Mark Longnecker, a highly regarded Cocoa Beach based tattoo artist and creator of brilliant musical mixes will perform his Dub Massive Sound, during the Cocoa Beach Seafood & Music Festival, on February 25 at Alan Shepard Park in Cocoa Beach.
“Our Dub Massive Sound brings the vibes of Jamaican Sound System Culture, mixed up with the antics of two tattoo artists – surfer bro D.J’s,” said Longnecker.
“We juggle Roots Reggae, Dub and dancehall mixes with ska/punk and electro. We always try to bring a positive and uplifting experience when we perform.”
Dub Massive Sound will perform on The Space Coast Daily stage just before the Saturday, February 25th headliners – Ballyhoo! and the reknowned Dirty Heads.
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ABOUT MARK LONGNECKER
Mark Longenecker, originally from New Jersey, grew up skateboarding and surfing along the Jersey shore. It seemed he was a bit of a free spirit from the beginning. Born of artistic parents, his dreams were always supported. He chose to attend the Savannah College of Art and Design and graduated with a degree in Graphic Design.
From there he moved down to Key West, FL and worked as a graphic designer, designing logos and other artwork for the local businesses, as well as Jimmy Buffett’s recording studio. Living in the Keys helped him develop a tropical island vibe in his artwork that he now calls “tropistyle”. At the time, he lived with two tattoo artists who repeatedly talked to him about taking his art to another level – a level of permanency.
At that point Mark began getting lots of tattoos and was designing them for friends. So he joined Goldie’s Tattoo, the shop where his roommates worked and got a spot as an apprentice. After a shop trip to a tattoo convention in Miami he was hooked for life. There he saw first hand what the lifestyle of a truly sought after tattoo artist was all about. He finished his apprenticeship with Goldie, worked at his shop for a while, then moved to Miami Beach. There he worked for Ken Cameron for a bit and then moved up the coast to Ft. Lauderdale to work for Bruce Bart.
Longenecker travelled around the country for a year until he decided to settle in Cocoa Beach in 2004 and open up his dream studio, Endless Summer Tattoo. It’s located right on A1A across from the beach. When you walk in it feels like a mixture of a Tiki Bar, Surf Shop and a Skateboarding Museum. Mark has made himself a fixture of the Cocoa Beach community, donating his time and art to many local charity events and fundraisers. In 2014, he was a competitor in the national television show Inkmaster. He made it to the Top 4 out of 18 artists and was recognized for his will to fight and never give up.
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COCOA BEACH SEAFOOD & MUSIC FESTIVAL PARKING INFORMATION:
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.
Free Seafood Fest Park & Ride Shuttle buses will operate up to one hour prior to opening of the festival each day and up to one hour after close of the festival each day.
TRAVELING FROM THE WEST AND NORTH
Next To Sunrise Diner Parking Area: “SEAFOOD FEST PARK & RIDE”
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 $10, 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: From State Road A1A, turn left (west) onto State Road 520 and proceed a short distance to the clearly marked “SEAFOOD FEST PARK & RIDE” location on your right, next to the Sunrise Diner.
Festival and Surrounding Areas
FESTIVAL SURROUNDING AREA: Three parking areas lie within a ½ mile radius of the festival. 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.
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