LagoonFest Music Festival Set For March 7
By Dr. Leesa Souto, Marine Resources Council // February 22, 2015
mission is to raise $75,000 for the lagoon
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Marine Resources Council’s First Annual LagoonFest is an all-day music festival on Saturday, March 7 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., to raise awareness and funds, to help save the Indian River Lagoon.
Drive, ride, or boat to the event which is located at the Ted Moorhead Lagoon House just south of the Melbourne Causeway in Palm Bay, near the Honda Dealer.
Off-site parking will be available with shuttle service.
Party with a purpose, as Bill Wharton, the world-famous Sauce Boss plays the steel guitar while mixing up a big batch of gumbo.
Enjoy the positive vibrations of Pato Banton and the Now Generation, Kyle Cook from Matchbox 20, and Austin Jenckes of NBC’s The Voice and many more will keep you dancing into the night.
Help save the Indian River Lagoon while enjoying a day of beer, food and river rocking tunes.
Advance general admission tickets are $12, limited premium, and VIP tickets are also available.
Catering for the event by Old School Pizza & Grill.
The Official after-Party is at Debauchery of Downtown Melbourne.
Lagoonfest is officially Sponsored by Debauchery, Industry Kraze, Old School Pizza & Grill, Jotkoff Financial Group, and Courtyard by Marriott.
The Ted Moorhead Lagoon House is located about a mile south of the Melbourne Causeway at 3275 Dixie Highway in Palm Bay.
ABOVE VIDEO: Bill Wharton (Sauce Boss) has cooked gumbo for over 200,000 people for free. He mixes his own spicy Florida Blues and hot sauce right into the gumbo, and at the end of the show, everybody eats.
The mission of the LagoonFest is to raise $75,000 to start the “State of the Indian River Lagoon” report card, to update our community on key measures of lagoon health, and keep restoration efforts on course.
The report is funded by the community which keeps it currant and honest.
The current status of the lagoon requires a minimum commitment of a half billion dollars and 15 years, for the restoration process.
The lagoon is a treasure, an abundant life-supporting resource that annually generates four billion for our local economy.
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ABOVE MAP: The Ted Moorhead Lagoon House has been selected as the location of the first LagoonFest. LagoonFest is an all-day music festival on Saturday, March 7 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., to raise awareness and funds, to help save the Indian River Lagoon.
BELOW VIDEO: “A Day on the Indian River Lagoon” in Brevard County with Laurilee Thompson, owner of Dixie Crossroads, and passionate guardian and advocate of the Space Coast environment.