Kenny Chesney Flora-Bama Jama Demand Crashes Website
Kenny Chesney's only solo live performance of 2014 has proven to be a very hot show.
The superstar revealed plans for a beach concert called the Flora-Bama Jama in a surprise announcement Wednesday (July 16). The one-time-only gig is set to take place on Aug. 16 at the Flora-Bama, a celebrated venue located where Orange Beach and Gulf Shores meet Perdido Key on the Alabama/Florida border.
The show is free, and Chesney set up a special portal at his website where fans could RSVP to get a chance to redeem a wristband, which will allow them access to the concert. When that portal opened at 7AM Thursday morning (July 17), the overwhelming demand actually crashed the site. When the portal re-opened at 7:30AM, the wrist bands for the fenced-in beach area were gone in less than five minutes.
“Maybe the fans are as hungry to see me as I am them,” Chesney says. “'Cause I can’t wait to get out there and play. As I’ve said: I really miss not playing shows, seeing the people and having that exchange of energy that we have every night! The No Shoes Nation always brings it, and brings it hard –- and they push me to be a better artist.”
He says the Flora-Bama's unique environment -- which attracts a wide spectrum of patrons -- is the perfect setting for the show.
“There are a few places that have the vibe," Chesney notes, "but not many bring together everything that -- to me -- makes for a great time: the beach, room to hang out, nowhere to hurry, lots of friends you don’t know yet -- and an environment that says, ‘Come! Have a good time!’ The Flora-Bama has all that, and more... and getting out on that beach to play is gonna be awesome. I’m already psyched to know this is really happening.”