If you’re a Parrothead then the smell of cheeseburgers, the sound of crashing waves, and the thought of a margarita are the summer thoughts that get you through the rest of the year but for those folks that aren’t as familiar with the music of Jimmy Buffett this may all seem a little odd. This Saturday though the beach and summer fun will be coming to Downtown Flint as the Sun of a Beach Festival hits town for one day only. The festival is a one day celebration of Jimmy Buffett and the life and love of the beach. The event is sponsored by Chasse Ballroom and Latin Dance Studio and Landshark Lager and will run from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Attendees will be greeted by 160 yards of sand and professional sand castle artists turning that sand into beautiful sculptures. Keeping everyone moving will be Buffett tribute band Parrots of the Caribbean as well as ZBTB, a tribute band playing the music of the Zac Brown Band. Set up around the Festival will be food and drink vendors to keep everyone well fed and not thirsty and all attendees are encouraged to bring their beach chairs and beach blankets so they can be comfortable as they kick back and enjoy the day.
For those that are interested in attending there are Advance tickets available for FREE at several local locations listed on the event’s website but if you miss out you can get in for only $5 and for a day of fun, sand, and music that’s a pretty small price to pay. The surfing may be rough out in the Flat Lot this weekend but the sand will be great and the beach will definitely be in full effect.
Sun Of A Beach Festival
Saturday, June 14, 2014
1PM – 7PM
Flat Lot – Corner of Saginaw Street and Kearsley Street in Downtown Flint
Tickets – $5 at the door