Venue & Parking:

The beautiful 30-acre park was named after Space Coast Daily – Brevard’s most popular free news source. Space Coast Daily Park is ideally located in Viera, Florida – in the middle of Brevard County, just off Interstate 95, for easy access from all areas of central Florida.

Please do not bring the following items to the event: food or beverages, coolers, chairs, alcohol, weapons, umbrellas. Small blankets are allowed.

There are no refunds, exchanges or rain checks for any reason. Gate admission does not include seafood, food or beverages. Children under 10 are free. Bags will be checked for inappropriate items. Please be courteous and avoid bringing prohibited items.

PARKING: Lots of parking – easy in and out.

There are over 2000 parking spaces at the venue and it is easy in and out. Please enter through the white gates of Space Coast Daily Park, which is across the street from Calvary Chapel Church and Space Coast Stadium. The friendly parking attendants will guide you to your parking space. Parking is $5 per car space and $10 for VIP parking. Handicapped parking is available.

Location: Space Coast Daily Park 6091
Stadium Parkway, Viera, Fl 32940

Oh My, Seafood And Eat it!

Grilled-Fish-and-Shrimp

A veritable smorgasbord of seafood, landlubbers delights and unique treats are in store for guests at the 2019 Space Coast Seafood & Music Festival, March 7-10 at Space Coast Daily Park in Viera.

Laughing Crab Catering from Maryland will offer it’s 27-Time Award Winning Crab Cakes and Chesapeake Bay Seafood including Shrimp Puppies, Lime Grilled Shrimp, Maryland Soft Shell Crab Sandwiches, Rockfish Baskets, Crab Cake Sliders, CrabWon Tons, Maryland Crab Soup and Crab Stuffed Hush Puppies with Chesapeake Curly Fries  of Fresh Cut Chips.

 

David French and his group called Hammerheads from Tampa will offer Seafood Jambalaya, Sautéed Scallops, Grouper Fingers, Coconut Shrimp, Shrimp Scampi, Fried Oysters and an awesome Seafood Platter.

Many more seafood specialists are signing on to present this smorgasbord of seafood and some land lubbers specialties too. Bangkok Style Thai Food with shrimp rolls, seafood yum yum, spicy shrimp, bbq shrimp, garlic shrimp, Pad Thai, basil chicken and crazy noodle chicken and shrimp will be on offer.

Other delights include Steven Briguglio’s delicious fresh squeezed lemonade shakeups, Ron Joseph of Strawberry Events will tempt you with his Maryland Style Crab Fries and check out Alex Paulin, with his Rockstar Lobster team, serving up fresh made lobster rolls and more.

Herminio Iphier from Puerto Rico will prepare his seafood rice, hot and spicy and David Nunnally and co. will offer their Fish & Chips, Shrimp, Oyster and Gator Boats. The California Fish Market will offer fresh, lightly breaded catfish platters, special oysters and squid.

For those looking for a delicious “pick-me-up”, Canadian transplant and now proud Brevardian, Alain Mazaudon, from Cora’s Island Cafe, will offer classic cold and hot gourmet coffees, fresh seafood paninis and delicious pastries.

Like you some Cheese Curds? Then stop and meet Travis Cernoch of Good Ones, who will be serving those oozy, cheesy delights, hot and fresh, along with Red Shrimp, lobster tails and poutine.

 

 


Lightly breaded and golden fried fresh calamari, crab cakes, coconut shrimp. aligator and jambalaya flash will be available at European Vele Dabeski’a Seafood Market, and stop by Brandon Grabhorn’s BZ’s Gelati Truck, for some authentic Italian ice, ice creams and seafood dogs.

Thirsty? Pick up a refreshing lemonade fusion concoction from David Ortiz’s DR Smasher stand. Hankering for some hot pies? Visit with Gary Carney at his Shadrach’s Fiery Furnace, where the man will be hand-tossing specialty artisan seafood and custom pizzas from inside his super hot brick oven.

New to the Space Coast and a true sight to behold, is the world’s largest ice cream truck. At 40 feet long, this ice cream bus, aptly named Cosmos Ice Cream, is proudly owned and operated by Tanisha Davis. The Cosmos Ice Cream Truck was originally born as an Airport Shuttle bus and started its transformation in Brooklyn, NY. Once selected for the build, the second floor was added along with a staircase. All remnants inside the cabin were stripped out to make room for a cutting edge Nitrogen Ice Cream kitchen.

Why Use Nitrogen to Make Ice Cream?

Liquid Food Grade Nitrogen poured at -321 degrees Farenheit freezes the Ice Cream base in a matter of seconds. This prevents ice crystals from forming which is typically found in most commercial ice creams. The quick freezing process leads to a creamy richer Ice Cream without the ice crystal or “overrun” (air pockets created in commercially made ice creams). Just as important, each serving is unique to the ice cream connoisseur ordering it. Once you taste Cosmos ice cream made with Nitrogen there is no going back. Choose your flavor and mix-ins and take a ride to another flavor universe.

Back to the ocean we go, as you stop by to meet John Newton and the crew from Henry’s kitchen, where you may enjoy fresh lobster delights, seasoned gulf shrimp, snow crab clusters, conch and some spicy wings for the landlubbers.

Kevin Watson’s Cool Yeti Shaved Ice Truck is a great place to stop for a refresher as you watch the Swamp Cowboys Alligator Wrestling, The Jungle Adventures Animal Exhibits, The Globe of Death Motorcycle Stunt Show or for a chat with Panama Pearl at her Pirate Encampment. Oh and after those delights, don’t forget about the incredible concerts with a few names like The Space Coast Symphony, SOJA, Ky-Mani Marley, The Cadillac Three, The Charlie Daniels Band, Travis Tritt and Molly Hatchet.

How about some different Bangkok Style Thai Seafood and treats? Visit with Nung Bunajamsri at his authentic Thai hot kitchen. Who dat talkin bout dem Shrimp Po Boys? That might be John Morris and his partner at Lisa Renne’s Po Boy Kitchen and don’t forget to stop by to meet “A Couple of Nuts” led by Johnathan Degraff, who will gladly serve you some fresh roasted cashews, almonds and more – great for walking through the Arts and Crafts Village.

These are just a few of the delights on offer at the 2019 Space Coast Seafood & Music Festival, March 7-10 at Space Coast Daily Park in beautiful Viera, Florida.

 

There will also be a full liquor bar with all your favorite cocktails and an assortment of ice cold beers to enjoy including Red Stripe, Fosters, Blue Moon,  and Miller Lite.  Wine varietals and cocktails will also be readily available throughout the festival areas. Central Florida’s favorite party in a pouch drink, Gasolina, will also be featured in the multiple bars along with all your favorite cocktails, beers and wines.

Be sure to get pick up your favorite dish and a delicious Gasolina Sangria or Rum Punch and take a seat inside the Gasolina Pavilion – to enjoy the sights and sounds of one of central Florida’s hottest bands – JAMCO as they jam Friday through Sunday on the Gasolina Stage.

If you are hankering for a festival with lots of great seafood to choose from with some terrific local, national and international music, then the 2019 Space Coast Seafood & Music Festival is for you.

CLICK HERE for the ResortsandLodges.com blog article

The exciting 2019 entertainment lineup includes:

Country Music Icons Travis Tritt and The Charlie Daniels Band will headline the 4th annual event on Saturday, March 9 along with the highly popular The Cadillac Three. The three country music star bands are on the blockbuster “Outlaws & Renegades Tour”, which will draw thousands to Florida’s Space Coast.

SOJA and Ky-Mani Marley will headline the big Friday night party, March 8 Reggae celebration.

Southern rockers, Molly Hatchet, will jam the Seafood & Music Festival with a free concert on Sunday, March 10.

Thursday night, March 7, will feature a free concert under the stars with the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra, featuring The Music of The Night by Andrew Loyd Webber.

The Space Coast Daily Park was constructed with festivals in mind, featuring ample parking and a spectacular event flow. The festival will also include premier arts and crafts as well as a kids zone for the young ones.

For further information call 1-855-386-3836 or email contact@spacecoastdaily.com

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

Pirates, Mermaids, Buried Treasure and Swashbuckling Fun For All

Create your own costume and become a pirate for the day!

All landlubbers, young and old, families, individuals and friends are invited to join the Panama Pearl’s & Brethren of the Space Coast pirate fleet, the Crew of the Panama Pearl, The Privateers of Palm Coast, Thee Leviathan, and even Jack Sparrow for the day. Dress in your own pirate garb and join the fun. All people in pirate costumes may join the parade at 1 pm on Saturday, which will start and finish at the Pirate Encampment.  Click HERE to download a Pirate Parade Registration Form for complete details on how you can join the parade and receive a complimentary Code Rum Pirate Punch Cocktail.

Power Monkey Treasure Hunt for Children

All young ones are invited to join the Powder Monkey Treasure Hunt in the pirate encampment on Saturday at 11 AM.  This activity is FREE to all children 14 and under thanks to sponsorship by Outlaw Pottery in Cocoa. (www.outlawpottery.com) Children will join The Brethren of the Space Coast on a hunt for hidden treasure, which they will need to capture from a band of bad pirates before taking the treasure chest back to Panama Pearl’s Pirate Ship and sharing in the loot!

Swashbuckle with your shipmates in Panama Pearl’s Pirate Encampment!

Panama Pearl, the most beautiful and mysterious pirate captain of all, invites all swashbucklers to her vast pirate encampment in the eastern regions of the festival. Two broad pirate ships have run aground there, where pirates, young and old, may enter the ships and explore their decks. Panama Pearl herself will sit and tell tales of the sea adventures of her and her fellow pirates. Cannons will reign down foam cannon ball wars during the fun times at the encampment.

Meet Jack Sparrow and a real mermaids! Join the Mermaid Contest on Sunday

Pirate sword fighting demos, musical shanty groups, roaming pirate troubadours, pirate belly dancers and even a pirate balloon artist make for “aargh-mazing” entertainment. Jack Sparrow will be roaming the festival and encampment, recruiting new pirates   – and you can even meet a real mermaid in her tank -all inside the Pirate encampment. Don’t miss the entrancing Kristal Mize and her Hips of Destruction pirate belly dancers as they captivate the onlookers with their wondrous moves.

Join the Pirate Parade! YOU TOO can become a pirate…FAMILY fun for all.

All pirate crews, rogue pirates, pirate families of all ages, and scalawags who are new to pirating are invited to dress in full pirate garb and participate in the Pirate Parade & Party on Saturday.  Pirates who want to march in the parade need to register by February 10, 2018.  The registration form can be downloaded at www.brethrenofthespacecoast.com and emailed to Brethren of the Space Coast Crew Yeoman Lizzie (instructions are on the form).  Directly after the parade, registered pirates 21 or older will receive a drink ticket to redeem a free Rum Punch cocktail courtesy of Space Coast Daily and sponsor Code Rum.

The Pirate Parade will take place at 1 pm on Saturday, where hundreds of costumed pirates will parade through the festival. After the parade, the pirates party hearty, with samplings from Code Rum, the festival’s official rum.

Join the Mermaid Contest on Sunday at 1:30 pm.

All mermaids, of all ages, are invited to enter the mermaid contest.

Dress up in your best mermaid costume and enter the mermaid contest on Sunday. Registration opens at 11 am and closes at 1 pm. Contest at 1:30 pm on the Pirate Stage. There will be prizes and photo opportunities for all the winners. Age categories are: 1-6,7-12,13-18 and 19+.

 

2019 Space Coast Seafood & Music Schedule of events:

Thursday, March 7:
5pm: Gates open: welcome by The Plant Guy
5 pm DJ Gufeao spins the tunes in the Gasolina Pavilion.
6pm John McDonald & The Mango Men in concert on Seafood Court Stage
6:15pm Live Shark Encounter Show – Turquoise Pavilion at main entrance
6:30pm Swamp Cowboys Alligator Show – next to Panama Pearl’s Pirate Encampment
7pm: Space Coast Symphony gates open
7pm Live Shark Encounter Show – Turquoise Pavilion at main entrance
7pm: The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra presents Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Music of The Night” on Miller Lite Stage: Free concert with festival admission of $8 in advance or $10 at the gate.
8:30pm John McDonald in concert on Seafood Court Stage
8:45pm Swamp Cowboys Alligator Show – next to Panama Pearl’s Pirate Encampment
9pm Live Shark Encounter Show – Turquoise Pavilion at main entrance

Friday, March 8:
5pm: Gates open welcome by The Plant Guy
5 pm DJ Gufeao spins the tunes in the Gasolina Pavilion.

6pm Live Shark Encounter Show – Turquoise Pavilion at main entrance
6:30pm Swamp Cowboys Alligator Show – next to Panama Pearl’s Pirate Encampment
6pm John McDonald& The Mango Men in concert on Seafood Court Stage
7-8pm, 8:30pm-9:30 pm and 10 pm- 11 pm JAMCO band at Gasolina Pavilion Stage
7:15pm Live Shark Encounter Show – Turquoise Pavilion at main entrance
6:30 pm Dub Massive Sound led by Mark Longenecker on Miller Lite Stage
8pm Ky-Mani Marley in concert on Miller Lite Stage
8:30pm Swamp Cowboys Alligator Show – next to Panama Pearl’s Pirate Encampment
9pm Live Shark Encounter Show – Turquoise Pavilion at main entrance
9:30 pm SOJA in concert.

Saturday, March 9:
10am: Gates open welcome by The Plant Guy
10 am DJ Gufeao spins the tunes in the Gasolina Pavilion.
10am: Sea Shantey songs at main entrance by Captain Bob Lusk  – welcomes guests
10am: Caribbean Sounds by Dusty on Pan calypso, reggae, rock and blues in arts and crafts
10am – 6pm Jungle Adventures Hands On Wildlife Exhibit: meet the gator, snakes & spiders
10:15am Swamp Cowboys Alligator Show – next to Panama Pearl’s Pirate Encampment
10am Meet News 6 Getting Results On-Air Personalities: News 6 Getting Results Tent
11am John McDonald & The Mango Men in concert on Seafood Court Stage
11am Powder Monkey Treasure Hunt at Pirate Encampment – sponsored by Outlaw Pottery.
11am  Live Shark Encounter Show – Turquoise Pavilion at main entrance
11:30am Sunnyland Steve the Pirate in Concert on The Panama Pearl Pirate Stage
12pm Amy Lucey’s Pirate Puppet Show next to The Panama Pearl Pirate Stage
12pm Hips Of Destruction Belly Dancing  on The Panama Pearl Pirate Stage
12:30pm Brethren of the Space Coast New Pirate Crew Member Inductions
1:30pm Sea Shantey songs at Panama Pearl’s Pirate Stage by Captain Bob Lusk
1pm Pirate Parade Begins at Panama Pearl’s Pirate Encampment: Code Rum sampling
1:30pm Swamp Cowboys Alligator Show – next to Panama Pearl’s Pirate Encampment
2-3:30pm, 6:30pm-7:30 pm and 8:30pm- 10pm JAMCO band at Gasolina Pavilion Stage
2pm Meet and Greet The Mermaids at Panama Pearl’s Pirate Encampment.
2pm Live Shark Encounter Show – Turquoise Pavilion at main entrance
2pm Amy Lucey’s Pirate Puppet Show next to The Panama Pearl Pirate Stage
2:30pm Hips Of Destruction Belly Dancing  on The Panama Pearl Pirate Stage
3pm Canons Roar Canon Fight at Panama Pearl’s Pirate Encampment
3:30pm Band in concert on Seafood Court Stage
3:30pm Meet and Greet with Jack Sparrow at Panama Pearl’s Pirate Encampment
3: 30pm Sunnyland Steve the Pirate in Concert on The Panama Pearl Pirate Stage
3:30pm Swamp Cowboys Alligator Show – next to Panama Pearl’s Pirate Encampment
4pm Meet Kosh, the Pirate Parrot & Pirate, Red Legs Greaves at Pirate Encampment
4pm Meet & Greet with the tallest mermaids in the world – Pirate Encampment
4:30pm Concert on The Panama Pearl Pirate Stage
5pm Amy Lucey’s Pirate Puppet Show next to The Panama Pearl Pirate Stage
6pm Rios Rock Band in concert on Seafood Court Stage
6pm Gates open for concerts at the Miller Lite Stage
6 pm National Anthem performed by local performer
6:30pm Live Shark Encounter Show – Turquoise Pavilion at main entrance
7pm Hips Of Destruction Belly Dancing  on The Panama Pearl Pirate Stage
7:30pm Sunnyland Steve the Pirate in Concert on The Panama Pearl Pirate Stage
7pm The Cadillac Three in concert
8pm The Charlie Daniels Band in concert
9:30 pm Travis Tritt in concert

9:30pm Swamp Cowboys Alligator Show – next to Panama Pearl’s Pirate Encampment
9:45pm 6 pm Live Shark Encounter Show – Turquoise Pavilion at main entrance
9:30pm Rios Rock Band continues in concert on Seafood Court Stage

Sunday, March 10:
10am: Gates open welcome by The Plant Guy
10 am DJ Gufeao spins the tunes in the Gasolina Pavilion.
10am: Sea Shantey songs at main entrance by Captain Bob Lusk  – welcomes guests
10am: Caribbean Sounds by Dusty on Pan calypso, reggae, rock and blues in arts and crafts
10:15am Swamp Cowboys Alligator Show – next to Panama Pearl’s Pirate Encampment
11am Meet Kosh, the Pirate Parrot & Pirate, Red Legs Greaves at Pirate Encampment
11am Amy Lucey’s Pirate Puppet Show next to The Panama Pearl Pirate Stage
11am Concert at the Miller Lite Stage
11am Cooking Show on Seafood Court Stage
11 am Join the Mermaid Contest: Registration is 11 am – 2 pm. Contest at 2:30pm
11:30am Sunnyland Steve the Pirate in Concert on The Panama Pearl Pirate Stage
11:30am Jeff Stanton Trio in concert on Seafood Court Stage
11:45am  Live Shark Encounter Show – Turquoise Pavilion at main entrance
12pm Electric Frogs in Concert on The Miller Lite Stage
12 pm Panama Pearl Pirate Stage
12pm Swamp Cowboys Alligator Show – next to Panama Pearl’s Pirate Encampment
12pm Hips Of Destruction Belly Dancing  on The Panama Pearl Pirate Stage
12:30pm Jeff Stanton Trio in concert on Seafood Court Stage
1-2pm, 3 pm-4pm  JAMCO band at Gasolina Pavilion Stage
1pm Amy Lucey’s Pirate Puppet Show next to The Panama Pearl Pirate Stage
1:30pm Mermaid contest on The Panama Pearl Pirate Stage
1:45pm  Live Shark Encounter Show – Turquoise Pavilion at main entrance
2pm Jeff Stanton Trio in concert on Seafood Court Stage
2pm Amy Lucey’s Pirate Puppet Show next to The Panama Pearl Pirate Stage
2:30pm Hips of Destruction belly dancers on The Panama Pearl Pirate Stage
3pm Canons Roar Canon Fight at Panama Pearl’s Pirate Encampment
3pm Molly Hatchet in concert at the Miller Lite Stage
3pm Shelby Spunflower performs at the Miller Lite Stage
3pm Cooking Show on Seafood Court Stage
3: 30pm Sunnyland Steve the Pirate in Concert on The Panama Pearl Pirate Stage
3:30pm Swamp Cowboys Alligator Show – next to Panama Pearl’s Pirate Encampment
3:30pm Meet and Greet with Jack Sparrow next to Panama Pearl’s Pirate Encampment
3:30pm Hips Of Destruction Belly Dancing on The Panama Pearl Pirate Stage
3:40pm Amy Lucey’s Pirate Puppet Show next to The Panama Pearl Pirate Stage
3:30pm Concert on The Panama Pearl Pirate Stage
3:45pm Live Shark Encounter Show – Turquoise Pavilion at main entrance
4pm Jeff Stanton Trio in concert on Seafood Court Stage
4pm Meet and Greet The Mermaids at Panama Pearl’s Pirate Encampment.
4:30pm Concert on The Panama Pearl Pirate Stage
3: 30pm Sunnyland Steve the Pirate in Concert on The Panama Pearl Pirate Stage
5pm Swamp Cowboys Alligator Show – next to Panama Pearl’s Pirate Encampment
5pm Cooking Show on Seafood Court Stage

6pm Live Shark Encounter Show – Turquoise Pavilion at main entrance

 

The Live Shark Encounter will be on view all four days of the festival. The only traveling Shark Encounter expo in the USA will wow the crowds during the four-day Space Coast Seafood & Music Festival extravaganza, set for February 15-18 at the Space Coast Daily Park. The Exposition will be featured in the Shark Experience Pavilion, which features a specially designed aquarium that holds several sharks and divers at the same time. There will be three free shows on Thursday and Friday and four shows each day on Saturday and Sunday.

The show and exhibit combines education and entertainment – along with a few surprises for the audience.

All shows are free with festival admission.

Explore the Arts, Crafts Village and Marketplace Artisans

Browse through the wide variety of arts and crafts exhibitors, where you will find hand-made, beautiful works of art, from glass, to wood, to jewelry to pottery – you are sure to find something to take home. Many Marketplace vendors will also be on site with their offerings.

Seafood Cooking Demonstrations 

Enjoy Seafood Chefs tasty seafood entrees that you can prepare easily using items you probably already have on hand. By featuring a handful of main ingredients, the chefs will show how you can make different, delicious and healthy meals. The Seafood Chefs will also share kitchen tips, cooking hints and humorous anecdotes about the joys and challenges of cooking.

Show times: at Seafood court stage

Friday, March 8: 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm and 8:30 pm
Sunday, March 10: 11 am, 2 pm, 3 pm and 5 pm

All Concert Tickets Also Include Festival Admission

Click HERE or on the link below to purchase tickets of your choice:

https://www.ticketmaster.com/venue/279658?_ga=2.83119189.236170022.1546957077-664958829.1540495059

SAVE MONEY – BUY TICKETS AT THESE LOCATIONS NOW 

Seafood Festival tickets are available now for $8 at the Chamber of Commerce locations below.

Please note that tickets for the SOJA with Ky-Mani Marley concert and the Travis Tritt/Charlie Daniels Band/The Cadillac Three concert are only available at Ticketmaster.

Festival tickets purchased at the Chamber offices do not include the SOJA with Ky-Mani Marley concert and/or the Travis Tritt/Charlie Daniels Band/The Cadillac Three concert.

• Cocoa Beach Area Chamber of Commerce in Cocoa Beach
CVB Tourist Information Center
3800 N. Atlantic Ave., Ste. 2
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
Tel: 321-784-6444
Office Hours: 7 days a week, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

• Cocoa Beach Area Chamber of Commerce in Viera
The Avenue Viera Office
2261 Town Center Avenue, Ste. 103
Viera, FL 32940
Office Hours:
Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

• Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce
1005 East Strawbridge Avenue
Melbourne, FL 32901-4782
Tel: 321-724-5400
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

• Savings Safari Office
3670 US-1, Cocoa, FL 32926
Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tel: 321-633-3060

 

The Space Coast Daily Stage will be located in the west end of the park and will feature the very best local, regional and national performers. Concert tickets will go on sale on Friday, November 9,2018 at 1 pm at all Ticketmaster locations. Featured artists will be:

The Space Coast Symphony Under the Stars.
Thursday, March 7, 7 pm. Free concert with festival admission.

Join your Space Coast Symphony Orchestra and friends for a free concert (with festival admission of $8 in advance or $10 at the gate) under the stars!  Space Coast Daily will present a star-studded cast of singers to present Music of the Night — a tribute to the composer of The Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, and many other hits.  Other composers will also be highlighted including Sondheim, Rodgers, and more.   Broadway Superstar Michelle Knight (Disenchanted, Jersey Boys, Finding Nemo) headlines this thrilling show along with mezzo soprano Sarah Purser, tenor Kit Cleto and baritone Michael John Foster.  Also featured on this powerful concert is Stephanie McCranie, Bryan Hayes, and Andrew Lejeune.  This enchanting program will embody the glamour, magic and mystery of beloved musical theater and opera repertory.

This concert is free to the public with festival admission of $8 in advance or $10 at the gate. The concert will last about 80 minutes.  Please dress comfortably and bring a jacket or sweater for the evening as the weather cools.   Seating is open, non-reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

Artist Information

Michelle Knight is an Orlando native and UCF grad. After being on Broadway with Jersey Boys, Michelle premiered and starred in the off Broadway musical Disenchanted (Lucille Lortel award Nominee-Lead Actress). Other credits include national tours of Grease(Rizzo) and the 30th anniversary tour of Annie.

Most recently, Michelle was the lead vocalist in national concert tours such as The Golden Age of Broadway and Rhapsody and Rhythm. Michelle was often a leading player with the Orlando Philharmonic (My Fair Lady, Carousel, Guys and Dolls, How to Succeed.) You can see Michelle singing at Walt Disney World as Dory in Finding Nemo the musical and with the Voices of Liberty.

 

Michael John Foster’s twenty year career in the arts spans a wide and diverse array of experiences. He began as a musical theatre performer in his late teens before attending Liberty University for a general degree in music. He subsequently attended Florida State University and the University of Illinois where he studied with leading baritone, Nathan Gunn. An Actor’s Equity Member, Michael has performed many roles including Edward Bloom in Big Fish, Tony in West Side Story, The Baker in Into The Woods, Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls, Sid in Albert Herring, the title role in Don Giovanni and Gaston in Beauty and the Beast with the Walt Disney Company. He has written and produced a successful one man show called ‘Heroes and Villains’ which he tours. Michael has appeared as a singer and actor for many commercials, recorded projects and concerts, most notably with the Nashville Chamber Singers and as the baritone soloist for Michael Dougherty’s Letters From Lincoln.

Michael has taught voice and directed theatre productions for several colleges including Rollins College, Seminole State College and the University of Illinois to name a few. His directing credits include shows such as The Light In The Piazza, Sondheim’s Company, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Magic Flute and Berlioz’s Beatrice et Benedict. Michael also founded the Program for Lyric Theatre in Italy, a summer language immersion program for singers which teaches students the skills of marketing, business, and performance techniques . His acting students have landed national TV and film jobs while many of his classical voice students have found international success. Michael is on the board of several arts organizations for whom he is always searching for new talent. Most recently, Michael became the chairperson of the new festival, The Playalinda Festival Of The Arts. See PlayalindaFestival.com for more information.

Kit Cleto was born in Chicago, Illinois and showed interest in music at an early age. He actively sang in choirs from elementary school through high school. He received a BM in vocal performance from the University of Central Florida, studying under Dr. Jeremy Hunt and Priscilla Bagley. During his time at UCF, Kit sang solos with the University Chorus, Chamber Singers, and UCF Symphony Orchestra. He also performed operatic roles with UCF Opera, the Orlando Opera Company, and Valencia Opera Theater Workshop. Kit received a MM in Voice Performance & Literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign under full scholarship, studying with Jerold Siena, an internationally acclaimed tenor who has appeared regularly at the Metropolitan Opera and the world’s leading opera houses. He performed operatic and musical theatre roles with the Lyric Theatre @ Illinois, U of I Opera Studio & Opera Scenes, Station Theatre, Sinfonia da Camera, and the Allerton Music Barn Festival. Kit spent the summers of 2010 and 2013 performing operatic scenes and studying the Italian language with La Scuola Italia per Cantanti Lirici in Urbania and St’Angelo in Vado, Italy. Recently, Kit has successfully crossed over into the musical theatre genre as well, performing leading and supporting roles with many Central Florida theatre companies such as the Garden Theatre, Athens Theatre, Mad Cow Theatre, Central Florida Community Arts, and Titusville Playhouse. He currently serves on the voice faculty at Valencia College and the Orlando School of Music.

Mezzo soprano Sarah Purser has been a familiar face in the Orlando music world since 2001 when she began singing with the Orlando Opera Company. She is currently a studio artist with Opera Orlando and serves as the company’s Assistant Director of Education where she coordinates opera outreach programs bringing the art form to students in Orange County Public Schools.

Ms. Purser, whose voice has been described as “at once sultry yet vulnerable,” feels equally at home in the classical, jazz, and contemporary music genres. She earned her Master of Arts in Music and Bachelor of Music Education degrees from the University of Central Florida where she studied vocal performance and conducting. Currently, Ms. Purser is on voice faculty at Valencia College and she is also the choral director at Bishop Moore High School in Orlando, and runs her own voice studio.

Recent performances consist of several roles with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, Orlando Light Opera, UCF Opera and Musiktheater Bavaria including Tibse in La Cenerentola, Meg Page in Merry Wives of Windsor, Olga in The Merry Widow, and Third Spirit and The Magic Flute, as well as mezzo-soprano soloist in Vivialdi’s Gloria, Lori Laitman’s Vedem, Handel’s Messiah, and Saint Saëns’ Christmas Oratorio. She recently sang the role of the Dominatrix in Opera Orlando’s premier Fringe Festival production, Safe Word and was a soloist in UCF’s production of Bernstein’s Mass. She is looking forward to singing the role of Hansel in Opera Orlando’s production of Hansel and Gretel in December of this year.

Ms. Purser is a founding member of the professional women’s vocal ensemble, Helena, and she sings with the 8-voice Basilica Choir at the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe, and frequently performs in a jazz band along with her bass-player husband, Marco.

A Florida native, Ms. McCranie has an extensive background in the arts, from performing on stage to teaching and working in arts administration. In addition to a Bachelors degree in Music Education from Stetson University, Ms. McCranie has a Masters in Vocal Performance from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX.  Ms. McCranie had the privilege of serving as faculty at Texas A&M University Commerce, University of the Incarnate Word and University of Tampa.

While in Texas, Ms. McCranie was a member of the esteemed Dallas Opera Chorus and was also chosen as a Semi-Finalist in the Dallas Opera Guild competition. Favorite roles include Beauty (Beauty and the Beast), Miss Silverpeal (Impresario), and Micaela (La Tragedie de Carmen).

 

Bryan Hayes is a working vocalist with a background ranging many genres including Classical, Jazz, Blues, Soul, R&B, Rock, Pop and more. In fall 2013 he received bachelor’s degrees from the University of North Florida in the studies of Classical voice and in Jazz Studies, primary instrument being voice.

He has performed and continues to perform in countless concerts, he has performed major roles in numerous operas, oratorios and theatrical productions, and has toured with different groups in many different countries, including but not limited to; the University of North Florida and University of British Columbia Opera ensembles in two separate productions in the Czech Republic, the University of North Florida Chorale 2010 tour of Italy, the St. John’s Cathedral Choir of Jacksonville 2014 tour of Westminster Abbey and Canterbury Cathedral, a contract with Carnival Cruise Lines in 2014, and numerous shows with the Orlando Philharmonic and Opera Orlando.  He has performed onstage with such noted artists and ensembles, including but not limited to The Royal Symphony of England, Reggie Wooten, Ben Folds and Andrea Bocelli.   In 2015, Bryan released his first album of original compositions entitled “This Is Me”   He currently resides in Orlando, Florida.

A native of North Carolina, with a degree in voice from Appalachian State, Andrew Lejeune has performed in 20+ shows across Central Florida. Some recent roles include Curly in Oklahoma! (The Athens Theater), Skip Henderson in Life Could Be a Dream (Winter Park Playhouse), and Radames in Aida (Cocoa Village Playhouse), and he also has a recurring role in the Blues Brothers at Universal Studios.

Andrew would like to thank his wife of 12 years, Elizabeth, for being the most awesome support and partner in life he could ask for, and their 2-year-old daughter (and future performer?) Sophie, for being adorable and amazing.

Featuring world-class performances of:
LLOYD WEBBER Masquerade
RODGERS Some Enchanted Evening
LLOYD WEBBER Love Changes Everything
RODGERS I Have Dreamed
LLOYD WEBBER Unexpected Song
WILDHORN This is the Moment
LLOYD WEBBER Memory
SONDHEIM The Sun Won’t Set
LLOYD WEBBER Beneath a Moonless Sky
LLOYD WEBBER Don’t Cry for Me Argentina
WEILL What Good Would the Moon Be?
LLOYD WEBBER Starlight Sequence
LLOYD WEBBER  Selections from Phantom of the Opera

Michelle Knight, soprano
Sarah Purser, mezzo soprano
Kit Cleto, tenor
Michael John Foster, baritone
Stephanie McCranie, soprano
Bryan Hayes, tenor
Andrew Lejeune, baritone

Ky-Mani Marley 
Friday, March 8,2019, 7:30 pm

Ky-Mani Marley will perform on Friday, March 9, 2019 at 7:30 pm

SOJA Friday, March 8: 9:30 pm

 

SOJA will perform on Friday, March 8 at 9:30 pm

 

The Cadillac Three, Saturday, March 9,  7 pm

The Cadillac Three will perform on Saturday, March 9 at 7 pm

 

The Charlie Daniels Band, Saturday, March 9, 8 pm

The Charlie Daniels Band will perform on Saturday, March 9,2019 at 8 pm

 

Travis Tritt, Saturday, March 9, 9;30 pm

Travis Tritt will perform on Saturday, March 9, at 9;30 pm

Molly Hatchet will perform on Sunday, March 10 at 3 pm.
This concert is free with festival admission.
Reserved VIP seating is available for $29 each and includes festival admission.  

Southern rockers, Molly Hatchet, will perform on Sunday, March 10 at 3 pm

 

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