Jensen Beach’s 29th Annual Pineapple Festival Will Feature Rides, Local Bands And Headliners Like Smash Mouth, Lincoln Brewster
Salute the community’s rich pineapple heritage, and enjoy live music in the heart of Jensen Beach at one of the few remaining street festivals in South Florida.
The Jensen Beach Pineapple Festival will return to the streets of downtown Jensen Beach for its 29th year from Nov. 11 through Nov. 13.
Founded in the fall of 1988, the weekend-long Pineapple Festival has earned a reputation as the area’s premier music festival. And although the weekend schedule is filled with fun activities for guests of all ages, the festival’s focal point is without a doubt the tunes.
Featured in Huffington Post, Rolling Stone and Billboard, Drake White, along with his band The Big Fire, will be performing Friday night. The Alabama native is scheduled to perform at the Chamber of Commerce Mainstage, where he will set the tone for the festivities with his rock-infused country music.
On Saturday night, multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated band Smash Mouth will be rocking out with fan favorites like “All-Star” and “I’m a Believer."
Capping off the festival will be Christian pop-rock performer Lincoln Brewster, who will serenade Pineapple Festival attendees Sunday evening with chart-topping worship songs like “Everlasting God."
Not to be ignored are local bands and performers, like Ed Gomez, Bahamian music group The Brilanders, County Line Road and many more.
“Not only does the festival have a rich history of attracting world-class concerts, the music event also attracts top local and regional bands,” said Ronald Rose, festival founder and Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce executive director.
Local musician Ryan West, who performed alongside Levi Chante at last year’s Pineapple Festival, has been going to the event on and off for about five years.
“[Last year] I saw a lot of bands that are in the local music community,” West said. “It’s cool that the festival gives them the opportunity to play and get their names out there a little bit.”
West said this year he is mostly looking forward to seeing Smash Mouth “because of the whole Shrek thing from when I was growing up.”
When festivalgoers need a break from all the dancing, they can also join in on various family-friendly activities like rides, the Tricky Dog Show, the Home Depot Kids Workshop, a comedy magic show and beyond.
Tickets are now on sale, with VIP tickets ranging from $50 to $65 and preferred seating tickets from $25 to $35.
(Image via Facebook/ Pineapple Festival)