The Flora-Bama is an iconic Gulf Coast watering hole known for serving up drinks, music and debauchery. In 2013, this “Great American Roadhouse” decided to celebrate its epic reputation for good times with the birth of Shindig on the Sand. This event brought together just about every musical act that frequents this venue for a weekend filled with music.
Now, they are bringing back the “Shindig” for its second year. This time, one of the festival’s objectives is bringing attention to the Gulf Coast Musicians’ Assistance Fund (GCMAF). This organization’s goal is “to keep Gulf Coast music alive by sustaining its musicians in mind, body and spirit” by helping with health care costs.
Since it is this watering hole’s 50th anniversary, this year’s Shindig will be bigger and better than ever, with a seemingly endless list of artists that includes Hotel Oscar, Cowboy Johnson, John Joiner & Nick Branch, Stephen Lee Veal, Brittany Grimes, Perdido Brothers, Beachbillys, Rhonda Hart Band, Shawna P & the Earthfunk Tribe, Big Muddy and many, many more.
Billy Currington’s Saturday evening set will serve as the apex of Shindig in the Sand. Currington has ruled the country airwaves with hits such as “Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right” and “Good Directions.” Currington will be performing at Shindig in support of his latest album “We Are Tonight,” which includes the Jack Johnson penned track “Banana Pancakes.”
Second annual Shindig on the Sand
Date: June 6-8
Venue: The Flora-Bama Lounge, Package and Oyster Bar, 14701 Perdido Key Dr., www.florabama.com
Tickets: $5 at the door/$40 for Billy Currington, available at Flora-Bama and their website