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2nd Annual Florida Bay Music Festival in Islamorada, Florida is set for Nov. 16, 2019

After the great success at the First Annual Florida Bay Music Festival featuring Chris Janson and 38 Special, Casting for Cats, a 501C-3 organization, is proud to present the  Second Annual Florida Bay Music Festival on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Founder’s Park in Islamorada. In 2019 we plan to match or better the level of talent and raise money that will stay in the Florida Keys and benefit our community. We are looking for sponsors to be partners in this endeavor for the 2019 Festival. Download Sponsorship Information>>

The 2019 charitable organizationsCasting for Cats Rescue, Mangrove Mike’s Everglades Education, Marathon Wild Bird Center and Florida Keys Wild Bird Center.

38 Special

Opening the First Annual Florida Bay Music Festival was legendary powerhouse southern rock band 38 SPECIAL! With sales in excess of 20 million, these “Wild Eyed Southern Boys” are ready to rock Islamorada with their arena-rock pop smashes such as “Hold on Loosely,” “Caught Up in You,” “Fantasy Girl,” “Back Where you Belong” and many more! After more than three decades together, 38 SPECIAL continues to bring their signature blast of Southern Rock to over 100 cities a year with songs that are immediately recognizable from the first opening chord. And at each and every show, thousands of audience members are amazed by the explosive power of the band’s performance.

Chris Janson

Headlining the Festival was one of today’s hottest country music stars – Platinum-selling, high-octane entertainer Chris Janson! An award-winning singer/songwriter, Janson’s hits include “Buy Me a Boat,” “Fix a Drink,” “I Love This Life,” “How I’ll Always Be” and more! His current single, “Drunk Girl,” is climbing the country airplay charts while being hailed by the Tennessean as “a shoo-in for a Song of the Year nomination.” He is the youngest living member of the Grand Ole Opry! Janson closed out the 53rd ACM Awards with what Rolling Stone called a “must-see performance.” Currently on the “Life’s What you Make it Tour” with Jake Owen, we are grateful for him  making a stop to bring his chart-topping hits to the Florida Bay Music Festival!

What, Where and Win!

More Event and Ticket Information will be coming soon!

If you prefer a VIP experience where you can dine and drink in a private area at the front of the stage, then the VIP Party Tent is for you! Only 30 tables (10 tickets each) will be sold in this area and will include private parking, private entry, private restrooms, open bar and a walkway to the front of the stage. VIP’s will enjoy delicious “endless apps” from Chef Andy of the Islander Resort, Chef Drew and Tom Smith from MEAT Eatery and Tap Room. To reserve a VIP Table call Sharon of Casting for Cats 305-664-2012 or 305-393-6174.

Important to note:


    Concert Parking will be at Coral Shores High School. There will be Free Shuttle Service to and from Founders Park.

Become a Sponsor

Thanks to our 2018 Presenting Sponsors! Find out how to become a sponsor in 2019!

Community Sponsors:

Two Oceans Digital
Centennial Bank