Jensen Beach Pineapple Festival Is All Set To Kick Off 28th Year With Chase Bryant, Big Smo And More
Need a reason to head to this year’s Jensen Beach Pineapple Festival? We’ll give you three: Chase Bryant, tradition and lower ticket prices.
The 28th annual event, being held downtown from Nov. 13 through Nov 15, is jam-packed with plenty of rides, shopping and food to celebrate the area’s history as the former pineapple capital of the world.
The main draw, of course, is the music, and rest assured, there will be plenty of it.
Rising country star Chase Bryant is set to perform at 8 p.m. Friday, while hick-hop star Big Smo will take the stage Saturday at 8 p.m. Bahamian music group The Brilanders will perform on Sunday at 4 p.m. along with local alternative rock band The Inverted, which is scheduled to go on at 7 p.m.
Festival founder Ronald Rose said one of the most rewarding aspects of seeing the event flourish throughout the years has been seeing the community grow along with it.
“A lot of kids who started going 28 years ago are now bringing their kids,” he said. “A lot of memories are made at this event.”
In addition to drawing interest from locals, Pineapple Festival is credited with introducing plenty of others to the area for the first time.
Perhaps most impressive to Rose, who's also the executive director of the Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce, is how downtown takes on an entirely different atomosphere for the event—one that can only be experienced once a year.
So, what’s one thing attendees should be most excited about for this year’s event?
Hands down, lower ticket prices, Rose said, laughing.
VIP tickets are $55, while preferred seating tickets are $25. Both are $10 less than they were in 2014.
For more information, visit the Jensen Beach Pineapple Festival site.