TurtleFest 2019 - Saturday, March 23rd - 10a.m. to 6p.m.
The Sounds of TurtleFest 2019
Talented musicians Spred The Dub, Making Faces and more TBA, along with performances by local school groups will take the stage while guests enjoy up-close encounters with threatened and endangered sea turtles. In between sets be sure to check out the educational activities, art, shopping, food and beverage, activities for kids and much more!
Main Stage @ 4:30 p.m.
Genre: Modern Rock
Hometown: West Palm Beach, FL
MAKING FACES is from West Palm Beach, Florida.
Their music is a unique brand of "ROGGUNK"
which infuses flavors of rock, reggae, and funk...
overlapping genres while retaining a characteristic sound.
Their full length album "Bright Roads Ahead" was released in February 2012. Making Faces have been gaining a rapid following and have established themselves as a staple in the SouthEast. A wide variety of audiences appreciate their eclectic blend of music.
They've had opportunities to share the same stage and/or be the opening act for bands such as: The Offspring, BareNaked Ladies, The Original Wailers, Fortunate Youth, Soul Asylum, Less Than Jake, 10th Avenue North, Slightly Stoopid, Tribal Seeds, Ballyhoo, Dirty Heads, Jimmy Needham, Passafire, Stick Figure, the Heavy Pets, Reel Big Fish.
John DeMatteo : VOCALS, GUITAR
Matt Brown : VOCALS, BASS GUITAR
Matt Gaulin : DRUMS, PERCUSSION
Efraim Emback : VOCALS, KEYBOARDS
John Boes : SAXOPHONE, PERCUSSION
Spred The Dub
Main Stage @ 2:45 p.m.
Genre: Good Time Reggae
Hometown: Palm Beach, FL
A South Florida blend of reggae, dub, & ska. We call it - "Good Time Reggae!"
Formed in 2007, Spred The Dub has been keeping crowds dancing all over South Florida with their own brand of "Good Time Reggae" music - infusing elements of soul, funk and r&b with a foundation of rocksteady, ska and roots reggae to create sonic landscapes and massive drum & bass riddems. They have been hard at work making a name for themselves, playing stages all over the country…from local beach bars to club venues, opening for national touring acts like Dirty Heads, The Green, Passafire, Iration, and The Movement, as well as reggae legends like The Skatalites, Eek-A-Mouse, Black Uhuru and Yellowman. Their sound is perfect blend of "new style" and "old school" that is sure to get people in the groove!
Originally starting out as a weekly reggae jam night at a local venue in Palm Beach, the group has slowly but surely become a mainstay in the South Florida reggae scene. In their early years as a 12-piece ensemble featuring multiple percussion players and musicians, their music was based on improvisational jams and instrumental vamps. It was this "dub" sound that became the band's musical style and eventually lead to the name Spred The Dub.
Over time this massive group of players has evolved into a smaller core unit of members.
Mick Swigert: Vocals & Guitar
Kevin Johnson: Bass & Vocals
Sam Szpendyk: Trombone & Vocals
Ryan Cross: Drums
Hunter Hutchings: Lead Guitar
Elijah Gee: Keyboards
Main Stage @ 1:00 p.m.
Genre: Reggae/Rock Fusion (JAMROCK)
Hometown: Palm Beach, FL
Laid back, soaked in Florida sunshine and all twisted up in reggae-rock - this is Boca Raton’s own Fireside Prophets. Following the success of their debut EP Resinate and LP Ignite, the dynamic four-piece group is back in the studio to prepare a full-length album for release in late 2017. Part chilled-out reggae, part slinky rock and all attitude, this is the next up and coming band to keep your eyes on.
While combining classic elements of reggae with hip hop rhythms and the crunchy attitude of 90s grunge, Fireside Prophets coined their own brand of “Dirty South Swamp Rock.” Ideal for fans of Slightly Stoopid, Authority Zero, The Expendables, Sublime or Rebelution, the group consistently pushes the limits while transporting the listener to the fun-loving, palm tree dotted warm shores of Florida.
Now a mainstay at area clubs and music venues, Fireside Prophets are consistently featured on FAU college radio while garnering airplay on Pandora and Jango. While continuing to ride the wave set off by the release of Resinate in late 2012, their debut LP "Ignite" sees the band pushing their unique blend of music to new heights as they continue to grow.
Justin "JD" D'Alfonso - Guitar, Vocals, Bass, Piano and Ukulele
Patrick "Monty" Montanari - Keyboard/Sax/Vocals
Cal Nelson - Bass/Vocals
Travis Schmeider - Drums, Percussion and Vocals
Andrew Morris Band
Main Stage @ 11:30 a.m.
Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
The Andrew Morris Band has converted as many music lovers to the country genre than anyone else in the industry. That, most likely can be attributed to musical background and upbringing.
Growing up in Jacksonville, Florida, Andrew was raised loving classic country, namely George Jones. He says, "I was greatly influenced by my granddad with classic country. That's what I love. As I grew up, I started getting curious about those old LP's out in the garage." They consisted of his parents' opposite tastes in rock 'n' roll. His mother's collection leans heavily on The Eagles, while his father was more of a soldier in the KISS Army. That musical background, intertwined with fresh, original material, has made for some pretty exciting shows.
Andrew, along with Coastal Country Records has released a debut album. "This record really shows who we are. It's edgy and fun, but it's still real," says Andrew. "I'm really excited."
A lot of people have expressed that same excitement. Look for the release anywhere music is sold or streamed, or pick up a copy at the next show! stay tuned for more exciting news from one of the fastest growing acts around.