Kenny Chesney's 'Flora-Bama-Jama' Attracts Over 40,000 People
August 18, 2014 at 7:29 AM (PT)
BLUE CHAIR/COLUMBIA NASHVILLE artist KENNY CHESNEY's free concert, the "FLORA-BAMA-JAMA" (NET NEWS 7/16), was held this past SATURDAY (8/16) and attracted over 40,000 people. The show was held at the FLORA-BAMA BAR in PENSACOLA, FL which is situated on the FLORIDA-ALABAMA state line.
“Man, when those people kicked in and started singing ‘FLORA-BAMA’ back to me, that just hit me in the heart,” said CHESNEY. “A year without touring takes me away from that, and those fans... whether they know it or not... inspire me. So having spent the year writing and recording, that was like plugging into the source.”
CHESNEY kicked off the show at 5p (CT) and played 32 songs over the course of two and a half hours.
“We had the NO SHOES NAVY, the NO SHOES NATION, people who aren’t afraid to get out there and live and just experience the moment," exclaimed CHESNEY. "The fact that we could announce this show two weeks ago, build it and have that kind of response to a crazy notion I had – one that started out with playing a little keg show in the upstairs of the club and turned into a great big show on the beach? It says a lot about my team, the FLORA-BAMA’s JOHN McINNIS and CAMERON RICE and especially the people who came from all over to be here with us.”