Free Community Event Features
Bands from Brevard, Orlando
MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Institute of Technology’s WFIT FM-89.5 will present the Sonic Waves Music Festival from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at the university’s Pantherium outdoor amphitheater just off Country Club Road in Melbourne.
The free event, which celebrates the station’s 42 years of public radio broadcasting, will feature four bands:
- Ken Holt and Who I Am plays Americana music blending rock and alternative country with a sprinkling of pop original music. A singer/songwriter originally from Jacksonville, Holt now lives on the Space Coast.
- Hot Pink is a five-piece band from Cocoa Beach. Led by lead vocalist James Spiva and featuring Cory Johnson on guitar, Spencer Croswell on keyboards, Bill Erskine on bass and Evan Wagner on drums, Hot Pink specializes in original music as well songs from the 1960s through the 1980s.
- The Sh-Booms from Orlando has taken its love of soul, rock n’ roll and throwing a party to create a unique, garage-band sound all their own. This seven-piece, horn–fueled, soul-soaked band has shared the stage with national acts such as Lee Fields, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, KRS-One and Candlebox. Fronted and lead vocals by the Supreme Queen Mizz Bren, the Sh-Booms have quickly become known for their sweaty, high-energy sets.
- A “special guest band” to be announced at the festival.
Food, beer and wine will be available for purchase. Local non-profit organizations will have booth displays. More information is available at 321-674-8950, www.wfit.org and on Facebook.