Kenny Chesney Targets Flora-Bama

Kenny Chesney invites you to join him for a party on the beach in August.  The four-time CMA and ACM entertainer of the year will play a freebie where Florida meets Alabama.

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BMI Country Awards, Nashville, Tenn.

Other than appearing at George Strait’s farewell show at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, in June, Chesney has been keeping a low profile in 2014.  Now he’s planning a special Aug. 16 gig on Perdido Key which sits on the border between Florida and Alabama and is the location for the Flora-Bama Bar.

“I’ve been holed up making a record for the last year … and anyone who knows me knows how much I miss playing, miss the fans, but especially miss the culture the people who love this music bring with them,” Chesney said.

“Obviously, this isn’t going to be one of those huge shows we do, but it’s gonna be a long day, a whole lotta music and even more fun. To me, a place like the Flora-Bama is all about kicking back, being with your friends and not worrying about a thing … Just hang out and be easy. I love that it’s on a border, that it’s on a beach, that it’s like the best bar anywhere people get together and just be! It’s everything the notion of The Big Revival is built on: taking that time to regroup, replenish then re-engage with the passion of being truly, absolutely alive.”

This free show may be your only chance to catch Chesney topping the bill in 2014, reports The Tennessean.  Details about the gig, including how to acquire wristbands for access, will be announced Thursday morning at 7 a.m. CDT.  Click here and here for more information.