PENSACOLA, Fla. (WALA) – Fans crowded the Flora-Bama on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 for the first day of wristband pick-up.
Chesney’s new song, Flora-Bama played in the background as people enjoyed the beach, picked up their wrist bands and grabbed drinks at the bar.
“I’m very excited,” said Matthew Sapp. “It’s at the Florabama, one of my favorite places to go.”
Heather MacDonald is a school teacher in the area. She says she has wanted to see Kenny Chesney for 10 years and this is her first time. “I think his music is great,” she said. “I really like his old stuff and his new stuff too. He’s just so versatile.”
Nancy Katen came from Jacksonville. She says she is an avid Kenny Chesney fan. Katen said she really appreciates that Chesney is taking the time to play for his fans at the Florida, Alabama line.
“You cant put into words how spectacular it is for him to do this for his fans,” she said. “He is all about his fans.”
Today was the first day to pick up wristbands and the crowds did not disappoint. Set up was at full speed.
“I pulled up today and saw everything they were setting up here, and i was like wow this is going to be huge,” said Sapp.
Need to know information
Show up early. According to the Flora-Bama website, if you are not at the event by around 2 p.m., you may not make it in by show time.
If you don’t have a wristband, Flora-Bama staff says stay home. The show will be taped as a TV special and you can watch it later at home.
Wrist band pick up is Thursday from 9a.m. to 9 p.m. in the Tent Stage at the Flora-Bama, Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Flora-Bama Yacht Club, and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Flora-Bama Yacht Club.
You will need a valid ID to receive your wristband. They will be put on at site.
There is no parking at the Flora-Bama on Friday and Saturday.
There will be a shuttle from both the Alabama side and the Florida side. This shuttle will cost $25 and you must sign up in advance.
For people staying near the Flora-Bama there will be be 11 different trolley stops to and from the Flora-Bama. That costs $10 per person that you pay on site. Trolleys will run Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
All of this information can be found at the Flora-Bama event page.