Space Coast Seafood & Music Festival Performer Don McLean’s Memorabilia Featured at Country Music Hall of Fame

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DON MCLEAN WILL PERFORM FRIDAY, FEB. 16 AT SPACE COAST DAILY PARK IN VIERA, FLORIDA

ABOVE VIDEO: One of America’s greatest songwriters, Don McLean, wrote American Pie, which has become one of the USA’s most well-known songs. McLean will perform all of his award-winning songs on Friday, February 16, at the Space Coast Seafood & Music Festival. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

CENTRAL FLORIDA’S HOTTEST EVENT IN 2018!

BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – Don McLean, one of America’s most enduring singer-songwriter mega-stars who will perform during the Space Coast Seafood & Music Festival next month, will be featured at The Country Music Hall of Fame Museum in Nashville this week as part of the “Sing Me Back Home: A Journey Through Country Music” exhibit.

The iconic performer will take the stage on the evening of Friday, Feb. 16 at Viera’s Space Coast Daily Park, located in the heart of Brevard County, Florida.

The Space Coast Seafood & Music Festival will take place Feb. 15–18, 2018, and will include Willie Nelson on Saturday, Feb. 17 and The Wailers on Sunday, Feb. 18, among several other several other outstanding performers.

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One of America’s greatest songwriters, Don McLean, wrote American Pie, which has become one of the USA’s most well-known songs. McLean will perform all of his award-winning songs on Friday, February 16, at the Space Coast Seafood & Music Festival. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

Among McLean’s artifacts to be on display at The Country Music Hall of Fame Museum is part of a never-before-seen complete manuscript of McLean’s classic 1970 hit song “Vincent” (Starry, Starry Night), and a 1997 Martin acoustic guitar he has toured with since 1999 and was seen playing on his PBS documentary special Starry, Starry Night also will be on display.

“As a strange musical hybrid of some kind, I was always welcome in Nashville without reservation,” said the 72- year-old McLean.

“I would like to add whatever I can to the storied past of country music as a musical representative of Americana.”

In addition to “Starry Starry Night,” McLean is forever associated with his classic hits “American Pie,” “Castles in the Air,” “And I Love You So” and “Crying.”

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Since first hitting the charts in 1971, McLean has performed more than 40 gold and platinum records worldwide and was inducted into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame in 2004.

His songs have been recorded by artists from every musical genre, most notably Madonna’s No. 1 recording of “American Pie” in 2000 and George Michael’s version of “The Grave” in 2003, sung in protest at the Iraq War.

Country music icon Willie Nelson will perform at the 2018 Space Coast Seafood & Music Festival when he appears on the evening of Saturday, Feb. 17.

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

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Set for February 15 to 18, 2018, this exciting family 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.

GREAT SEAFOOD WITH TOP FLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT

The Space Coast Seafood and Music Festival will feature a large and diverse variety of seafood and other food choices for the public during the four-day festival, February 15-18 at Space Coast Daily Park in Viera.

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Cousins Maine Lobster has offered their famous Maine and Connecticut Lobster rolls, New England Clam Chowder, Lobster Bisque, Cousins Lobster Tacos, Lobster Quesadillas, Maine Lobster Tail, Lobster Tots, Whoopie Pies and Lobster Ice Cream at the Seafood Festival.

Lobster, aka Maine’s red gold, is one of the gustatory stars of the Cocoa Beach Seafood and Music Fest, a weekend jammed with great music and fantastic food.

From 5 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 15 to the evening hours on Sunday, Feb. 18, Viera’s expansive and easy to get to Space Coast Daily Park will be the place for grazing on seafood and listening to top musical entertainers perform live on the Space Coast Daily Stage.

“King Lobstah” will be joined by shrimp, clams, oysters and other princes of the deep during this seafood extravaganza. For seafood lovers and music lovers, this will be a weekend to remember.

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“We will have a terrific amount and variety of seafood on offer at the festival,” said Giles Malone, partner in Maverick Multimedia and Brevard Productions, publishers of Space Coast Daily and organizers of the festival.

“Top-class seafood vendors will join us from here at the beautiful beachfront Alan Shepard Park and from all across the USA to satisfy every appetite. We thought of the landlubbers, too, and we’re also offering lots of great BBQ and other food choices.”

Francine Quigley from New Jersey will offer her Clam Stew at the festival

Seafood vendors have been selected for the variety of dishes they bring to the festival table, including delicious clam stew.

Shrimp cocktails will be offered by Jersey Girl Superfoods at the festival

Shrimp cocktails will be offered by vendors at the festival.

Seafood vendors have been selected for the variety of dishes they bring to the festival table. Familiar faces on the Brevard restaurant scene will also be dishing out their specialties.

Felice Firestone of Golden gate foods is organizing the plethora of seafood vendors traveling to Brevard. For the Space Coast Seafood & Music Festival, Firestone plans to feature a large variety for festival goers.

High-quality vendors will serve shrimp cocktails, prepared with fresh, still warm shrimp with lots of spices, cocktail sauce and drawn butter.

Additional menu items, among others, include fish tacos and smoked whiting with drawn butter.

If all the mention of drawn butter brings images of high cholesterol, not to worry, for Firestone will also have non-seafood, healthy offerings such as broccoli salad and kale salad.

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Willy T’s Crab Shack, home of Maryland-style crab cakes will offer their legendary authentic Maryland-style crab cake sandwich, Willy T’s chefs start with generous portions of lump blue crab meat, to which is added the company’s “World Famous Secret Family Recipe” spices before being deep-fried to perfection.

The sandwiches are served on artisanal buttery brioche buns with lettuce and tomato on the side.

Willy T’s also features mini versions of the crab cakes and spicy shrimp sandwiches, as well as crab salad and shrimp and clam baskets.

Fans of the television hit “Shark Tank” may remember Portland, Maine cousins Jim Tselikis and Sabin Lomax, who wowed the “sharks” with their proposal for expansion of their Cousins Maine Lobster food trucks.

ABOVE VIDEO: Cousins Maine Lobster has been featured at the Seafood and Music Festival.

Orlando resident Kevin Anderson saw the show and was so impressed by what the Cousins offered, he bought into their franchise.

“They grew up in the lobster business and know what they’re talking about,” said Anderson. “Their recipes are so good, they couldn’t keep up with the demand.”

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Anderson brings his Cousins Maine Lobster food truck to the Festivals to satisfy lobster cravings. Expect lobster rolls, lobster tacos, lobster quesadillas, Maine lobster tail, lobster bisque and lobster tots.

“This is authentic Maine lobster, shipped in several times a week,” said Anderson.

Does Anderson ever get tired of eating the leggy crustaceans? “I never get tired of our lobster,” he said.

Golden Gate Seafood will feature crawfish among many other delights.

Golden Gate Seafood will feature crawfish among many other delights.

Golden Gate Seafoods, mainstays at outdoor events around the country, will present 150 feet of seafood delights, including crawfish, crab legs, alligator, calamari, lobster mac and cheese and seafood boil, and that’s just for starters.

From Jacksonville straight to the Seafood Fest arrives What’s the Catch, a super-cool retro Airstream brimming with Florida Keys attitude…and seafood.

Catch both amazingly tasty options such as Key Est Grilled Grouper and pan-seared ahi tuna as well as some delicious deep-fried dishes such as the Blue Lava Shrimp Taco and island-style shrimp entrees.

These are just for starters, folks. There’s plenty of more seafood to discover by the Exploration Tower.

Richard Cockerel with his What's The Catch unique Silverstream trailer will offer some delicious tuna

Richard Cockerel with his What’s The Catch unique Airstream trailer will offer some delicious tuna.

Because man lives by more than seafood alone, the festival features an international beer and wine pavilion, an arts and crafts show, a children’s activity zone and special events such as the Pirates’ Parade and Party, when several Pirate Krewes, including the Brethren of the Space Coast Pirates’ Krewe, strut their stuff.

Pirate sword fighting demos, roaming pirate troubadours, pirate belly dancers and even a pirate balloon artist make for “aargh-mazing” entertainment. The legendary Panama Pearl and Rosalie The Red will organize a wide variety of pirating activity during all four days.

After the parade, the pirates will party hearty, with samplings from Code Rum, the festival’s official rum.

The festival also features a carnival with rides and games, cooking demos, magic shows and much more.

SPACE COAST SEAFOOD & MUSIC FESTIVAL MUSICAL LINE UP & SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, FEB. 15, OPENING NIGHT CELEBRATION:
The Space Coast Symphony Under The Stars at 7:30 p.m. is free with festival admission.

• Friday, Feb. 16: Don McLean, 7:30 p.m.
• Saturday, Feb. 17: Willie Nelson, plus special guests Los Lonely Boys
• Sunday, Feb. 18: The Wailers, 3 p.m.

Tickets on sale NOW at all TICKETMASTER locations.

The 2018 Space Coast Seafood & Music Festival at Space Coast Daily Park in Viera, is sponsored by Viera Hospital, Space Coast Daily, Florida’s Space Coast, News 6, Miller Lite and Savings Safari.

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

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