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 @ 2:30 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