Our local music scene gives us an escape from the troubles of a long day and provides a vacation soundtrack for so many visitors. The Space Coast is chock-full of musical talent accessible most nights at many area restaurants or bars. For the price of a beer or appetizer, you can get a front row seat to live music and dance the night away.
Speaking of local establishments, a big congratulations to Long Doggers for celebrating 20 years in our community. Tickets to their 20 Year Anniversary Beachside Bash (July 29 from 2-9pm at Nance Park in Indialantic) sold out last month but you still have a chance to attend. Each week, each Long Doggers will have 50 tickets to give out to guests. But you only get them if you ask, so ask nicely.
In this issue, we’ll cover a local music shop named Cosmic Vinyl that still cuts records the old fashioned way with heat and a lathe. D.R. Wolfe interviews solo artist, singer Jessica Ottway. The Live Music Calendar returns again and lists plenty of bands to fill your dance card. Both our Beachside Eats and Drink Beachside articles also include establishments that offer live music as well as tasty drinks and snacks.
On a different note, being an editor isn’t always fun and games. Last month, we made some big changes to the magazine at the eleventh hour. We increased the font and changed the titles of many of the articles, unfortunately, resulting in some typos. Printing is a messy business, and anyone who writes for a living knows mistakes happen. Our deepest apologies to John Hughes for the missing words in his Dick Catri article.
In other news, we’re very excited to announce our newest addition to the Beachside Resident family. Keith Capizzi and the WRRJ 89.7 FM Radio Station will be housed in the Beachside Resident Studio. We can’t wait to listen to Keith’s live broadcasts in-studio and we look forward to collaborating on future projects to support the community.