The Sounds of TurtleFest 2022
Talented musicians Stumble Steady, The Copper Tones, Making Faces, Sierra Lane, and Roots Shakedown, along with performances by local school groups will take the stage while guests enjoy up-close encounters with our resident marine life exhibits. In between sets be sure to check out the educational activities, art, shopping, food and beverage, activities for kids and much more!
Main Stage @ 11:15 a.m.
Genre: Alternative, Indie Pop and more
Hometown: Boca Raton, FL
Stumble Steady is an Indie Pop/Alternative act based out of Boca Raton, FL. Chief songwriter and frontman Garrett Kealer dives into themes of strife in the modern world through unorthodox means. By blending Alternative and Indie Pop mixed with elements of Bedroom Pop, Lo-Fi, Folk, and Punk, Stumble Steady creates lush and colorful soundscapes driven forward by relentless rhythms and unforgettable hooks that serve as solid foundations for thought-provoking, observational, and relatable lyrics.
Being a well-traveled musician, Kealer has performed with such groups and artists as Del Pelson, Slim Gambill, Garrett Kealer and His Intrusions, Rogue Theory, Fireside Prophets, Mylo Ranger, Echo Charlie Hotel Oscar, and many others. Kealer has also supported acts such as Young The Giant, Bear Hands, Joywave, Collie Buddz, Steel Pulse, Zach Deputy, and Tiz McNamara. Kealer has performed at events and venues including 104.3 The Shark’s Undertow Jam 2016, The Winter NAMM Show 2019, Mizner Park Amphitheater, and multiple packed shows at Culture Room. Stumble Steady released their most recent single, "Transducer", on March 11, 2022. When not writing, producing, and performing, Kealer brews at Kealer Brewing Company. _________________________________________________________________________________________________
The Copper Tones
Main Stage @ 12:00 p.m.
Hometown: South Florida
Hailing from South Florida, The Copper Tones bring sunshine wherever they go. Roots music with a favorable twist of Soul, Rock, Americana and more, they've coined their genre as "Soulgrass." This group of talented and diverse multi-instrumentalists give a performance not to be missed! The Copper Tones have gained recognition both nationally and internationally.
Support for The Infamous Stringdusters- Ft. Lauderdale, March 2019
Sing Out Loud Festival 2018- Support for Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, The Decemberists, Against Me & more!
Support for Los Lobos - Ft. Lauderdale, February 2018
Support for Billy Strings - Baygrass Bluegrass Festival January 2017
Fort Lauderdale Magazine's Best Live Act of 2017
Support for Los Lonely Boys - Ft. Lauderdale, March 2017
Completed 3 US Tours, 1 Germany Tour
Named one of Shutter 16 Magazine's Top 15 Breakout Artists of 2018
Stefanie Smerkers: Vox, Guitar, Banjolele, Upright Bass
Dyllan Thieme: Vox, Upright Bass, Mandolin, Guitar
Danny Gootner: Guitar, Ukulele, Dobro, Harmonica
Daniel Infante: Guitar
Main Stage @ 1:15 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
Main Stage @ 2:45 p.m.
Genre: Balance of jazz, indie, soul, & alternative.
Hometown: Jupiter, FL
Sierra Lane is a singer/songwriter, and independent musician based out of South Florida. Sierra started out at a young age singing in church, and school choir, as well as learning guitar from YouTube videos. She spent a brief time taking lessons to learn guitar and music theory. Sierra sings, plays guitar, bass, ukulele, and keys.
Born and raised in Jupiter, Florida, Sierra's style of music represents her relaxed, beach town upbringing. Her original style is a balance of jazz, indie, soul, & alternative. Sierra also covers songs in almost every genre, while still putting her own personal touch on every project she takes on. Whether it is a solo performance or playing with a full band, Sierra has the ability to engage everyone who is watching and listening.
Main Stage @ 4:30 p.m.
Hometown: West Palm Beach, FL
Since 2008, Brett Staska and Tony Contreras have been creating music as Roots Shakedown. Their EP Mash Up The Sound was released with five track of uplifting rhythms that have captured listeners internationally. The upbeat single "Up Up & Away" gained recognition on Inner Circle's Reggae Wave Compilation. This project helped unify the local reggae scene. Roots Shakedown is always working on perfecting their sound. The debut self-titled album was released in 2019. The 12 original tracks present a variety of reggae sounds with featured musicians and vocalists including MC Javan, Mixed Culture and Odjo.