VIDEO: Heritage To Open For Dirty Heads At Port Canaveral Seafood & Music Festival

By  //  January 5, 2016

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ABOVE VIDEO: Heritage Band, voted “Best Band Of The Emerald Coast,” will perform at the Port Canaveral Seafood and Music Festival, set for Feb. 26 – 28 at the Port’s iconic Exploration Tower.

Heritage To Open For Dirty Heads Friday, Feb. 26 At Port Canaveral Seafood Festival Which Runs Feb. 26–28 


BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – Heritage, voted “Best Band of The Emerald Coast,” will be among the outstanding musical lineup at the three-day Port Canaveral Seafood and Music Festival, set for Feb. 26 – 28 at the Port’s iconic Exploration Tower.

Tony V
Lead Vocals -Tony Verreccia from Huntington Beach, CA. Former Air Force, started writing songs that stemmed from a passion to see the world a better place.

“We are simply a group of guys who just want to play music,” said Heritage front man Tony Verrecchia about the group hailing from Destin, Florida.

But Heritage is much more than that as the band has worked hard honing their sound and gaining a high quality reputation as one of the most revered bands in their genre.

Heritage started almost magically when some family and friends gathered together in a casual backyard party with some musical instruments and a few vocal melodies.

Who would believe that a few house parties in the summer of 2007 would mark the beginning of something much larger?

“We decided to call the group Heritage and devoted ourselves to planting seeds of positivity and love in each song they wrote,” said Verrecchia.

By 2009, the group had enough original material to release their first full-length album entitled “Natural High.”

Heritage Band - Hunter Dawson
Lead vocals and led guitar – Hunter Dawson: Grew up 10 years on the Island of Kauai, 20 years in Cocoa Beach, inspired to play music by his uncle & local legend Mark Valluzzii.

With the nearly overnight success of Heritage’s debut album, it was clear that something undeniable was beginning to happen: the birth of a new sound which emphasized love and good vibrations.

By 2016 the band had three albums under their belt and the sound and the stature of Heritage was established.


The band truly wishes to stress positivity and growth as evidenced during Hunter Dawson’s recent interview with Space Coast Daily.

Heritage - Matt Moore
Matt Moore is a lifetime resident of northwest Florida. Moore is a deadly fisherman, and even more dangerous on the bass guitar.

“We are influenced by anyone who is innovative and thinks outside the box musically,” said Dawson.

“Anyone who seeks to make a change for the better through music and song. It all starts with the man in the mirror.”

“Our sound is rock reggae, but we all have a number of different influences, so that produces a unique sound.

Heritage is looking forward to the great array of talent featured at the Port Canaveral Seafood Festival.

“Dirty Heads have always been a big influence to us, so we love opening for them – which we have done three times,” said Dawson.

Jamah Terry: Pittsburg local, better then you everything, life of the party, degree in music, possibly too smart for this band.
The multi-talented James Terry on horns is from Pittsburg, PA.

“We are also looking forward to introducing ourselves to the Space Coast Music Scene.”

Heritage will open for the Dirty Heads on Feb. 26 at 6 p.m.

“One night during one of our breaks, a man came up to us and explained that his wife’s brother had just passed away unexpectedly the day before,” said Dawson.

“He went on to say that the only thing that made her feel better was our music…listening to our songs. She was there that night and thanked us for our music. It was unbelievably humbling that what we did mattered so much.”

Rising from the back yards of Okaloosa County, Florida, Heritage delivers an energetic and positive show that will move all ages and genres.

The group has headlined hundreds of shows and served as support for national acts ZZ Top, Rebelution, 311, Ballyhoo and more.

Heritage sounds like a mixture of soulful roots reggae, rock, so-cal dub, and Hip Hop. Find the music of Heritage Band on Touchtones juke boxes all over the nation, Spotify, iHeart radio, Amazon and iTunes.


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Tickets go on sale Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 10 a.m. at all TICKETMASTER locations.

Tickets available at all TICKETMASTER locations, or call 1-800-745-3000.

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

Drums -Billy Kernen: Ft. Walton Beach.
Drums -Billy Kernen: Ft. Walton Beach.