‘Gary Lazer Eyes’ To Open For Bob Marley’s Wailers at Space Coast Seafood & Music Festival
By Space Coast Daily // January 5, 2018
American music legend willie nelson will headline Brevard County's family festival of the year
ABOVE VIDEO: The talent-packed “Gary Lazer Eyes” band is set to open for The Wailers at the Space Coast Seafood &Music Festival on Sunday, February 18 at Space Coast Daily Park in Viera, Florida.
BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – The talent-packed “Gary Lazer Eyes” band is set to open for The Wailers at the Space Coast Seafood &Music Festival on Sunday, February 18 at Space Coast Daily Park in Viera, Florida.
Although currently based out of Orlando, Gary Lazer Eyes is comprised of four Melbourne, Florida natives. In their relatively short band life of 3 years, the band has grown in sound, and in reach.
After being voted Orlando’s “Best Rock Act” in Best of Orlando 2016, they released “High On Lies.”
On this EP, they seem to explore a more alternative territory, while still managing to reflect their reggae and blues-rock roots.
To support the release, Gary Lazer Eyes embarked on their first national tour. Upon returning home, they played a few “welcome back to Florida” shows, receiving a warm reception from the Central Florida community.
“You have to treat your band like a full-time job to really move forward,” said lead singer and guitarist Austin Young.
“If your hard work is consistent, people will take notice. Your audience tends to engage more when you’re constantly generating good news, and so do people in the music industry that you may want to work with.”
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.
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.
“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.”
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.
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.”
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 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.
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.
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
CLICK HERE FOR BREVARD COUNTY NEWS