E.A.R.T.H. Awareness of Brevard, Jack Link & Associates and downtown Cocoa Beach are gearing up for The 4th Annual Space Coast Music Festival on September 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st when, Downtown Cocoa Beach businesses will be hosting the Space Coast Music Festival, a benefit for E.A.R.T.H. Awareness’s music in the schools program.
Aside from the big stage talent and the beautiful waterfront setting, the event will feature a renowned and diverse array of multi genre bands, guitar auction, Friday Fest Street Party, family fun day with Cinderella, jugglers, tiki carving, music stroll and all star jams.
$5 buys a wristband to enjoy over 30 bands featuring top notch talent filling the weekend with unprecedented music and merriment. The Mila Elementary School music students will showcase their talents on the instruments they received in 2013. Wristbands may be purchased at Downtown Cocoa Beach Restaurants and Bars. Island Music, EARTH Board Members, Jack Link & Associates in Rockledge.
A full weekend of festivities is planned.
If you want to get started early, Wednesday night check out the Blues Rock Jam at Wynfields on A1A south of Patrick AFB with The Groove Shoes or the Saltwater Jam at Pineapple Point in Cocoa Beach.
The music festival will officially kick off on Thursday 7 PM to 10 PM, Friday 6 PM to 10 PM and Saturday from 11 AM to Midnight, Sunday from 2 PM to 6 PM. Non-Stop Music, all weekend long, is the goal of this years festivities.
The festivities will kick off with a Kickoff Party, Thursday, September 18th from 7 PM to 10 PM at Slow and Low BBQ featuring top notch entertainment, a silent autographed guitar auction. Guitars auctioned are from some of the finest players in the music industry. The auction will also feature local art and gifts, free hor’ devores, beer and wine admission is $10 or purchase your weekend wristband and save on admission all weekend long. Also Thursday, you may enjoy The Space Coast Playboys Jam at the Beach Shack in Cocoa Beach from 8 PM to Midnight.
Friday, September 19th we kick it off in the street in Downtown Cocoa Beach and allow our guest to Experience The Best Live Music on the Space Coast . Cocoa Beach Friday Fest will be in full swing with an amazing street party featuring The Mila Elementary School Ensemble and the southern blues rock style of THE GROOVE SHOES all benefiting the Music in the Schools Program. Afterwards roam down Minuteman and enjoy a night on the town checking out all the great talent the Space Coast is famous for. Coconuts, National Blues Guitarist Top Thomas at the Beach Shack, Hunker Down Hideaway, Big Licks, Casablanca and others will all have music flowing into the streets well after the street party is over. Also Friday at The Tiny Turtle will feature Teen Band “Blue”, 15 and 16 year old musicians from Cocoa Beach High School.
The Pro’s hit the stages Saturday with National and Regional Talent gracing the festival stage at the Pavilion on the river, downtown music venues and restaurants for the 4th Annual Space Coast Music Festival. The day begins at 11 AM to 8 PM on Saturday, September 20th at the Cocoa Beach Country Club Pavilion with Minimum Wake, Rich Deems, Deluxe Mojo, Rock Logic, Jack Starr, Staggered Image, HAND FULL OF ACES, and DELGADO, also a drum circle at 6:30 PM, “Drumming The Sun Down”, non profit awareness village exhibits with Brevard Nature Alliance, The National Kidney Foundation, Guardian Ad Lidem, Surfrider and others, playground activities, make your own instruments arts and crafts area, Cinderella will be coming to the event, watch a Tiki Carving and painting demo, Dallas and Nick, a father and son Juggling, Escape Artist performers and and street performers, Slow and Low BBQ, drinks and family fun.
Cocoa Beach is famous for some of the Greatest Music Venues on the Beach. This event is to showcase the wonderful musicians we have in Florida and show our guests and locals our incredible music community. After family fun at the pavilion come downtown to enjoy THE EXPRESSION SESSION MUSIC STROLL from 8 PM to Midnight. This year, Rock will get your blood pumping at Coconuts on the Beach, Blues will excite you at The Beach Shack, Alternative Rock will get you dancing at HunkerDown, Acoustic singer songwriters and Great Cigars at Big Licks, THE VFW has a few surprises for us all, Jazz will flow from Heidi’s Jazz Lounge, Brevard Busking Coalition at Casablanca, Latin at Roberto’s, Creative Original Music at Juice and Java, DJ’s and Surf Music at Surfinesta, Classic Rock at Pineapple Point, Solo Guitarist at The Beach Hole, Alternative at The Tiny Turtle and Eclectic tunes at the Cocoa Beach Brewing Company and Music flowing from the downtown shops. Get your SCMF card punched at 10 venues over the weekend for a chance to win a 2 Night Hotel Stay, Dinner and Drinks in Cocoa Beach.
Sunday, September 21st music will flow on the ocean deck of Coconuts, the Beach Shack will feature Daniel Heitz, a blues guitar prodigy and other special guest for an Allstar Pro Jam from 2 PM to 6 PM and H & D Roadhouse will feature a BBQ and Jam from 3 PM to 7 PM, SR 520 on Merritt Island, just across the bridge.
The list of supporting organizations involved for the event is growing, Our Site Hosts, all the wonderful restaurants and bars in Downtown Cocoa Beach, Jack Link & Associates, Space Coast Tourist Development Council, WFIT 89.5 Radio, Beach Radio 98.5, Jazz and Blues Florida, Space Coast Live, Mary 4 Music, Brevard Live, Brevard Party Scene are just a few who are already on board. We all feel children need the hope of music. The Music Community is coming together to ensure all children have creative outlets and learn wonderful musical traditions.
The show will be held rain or shine. No Coolers or Outside Food or Drinks, Please No Pets or Bad Vibes. Come enjoy a fun filled weekend of great Music to help buy instruments for the kids at Mila Elementary School and to start a guitar program at Cocoa Beach