30A St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival at Gulf Place
The 9th Annual 30A St Patrick's Parade and Festival will take place Saturday, March 12 at 1:00 p.m. at Gulf Place. Following the parade, the festival kicks off at 2:00 p.m. with live music in the amphitheater.
Live music by Whiskey of the Damned.
Whiskey of the Damned is a five piece Celtic influenced rock group put together by Ireland native Eoin McCarthy. They are a fast rising group of talented musicians dedicated to playing high energy, raucous concerts filled with an unmistakable mixture of American and Irish rock. A maniac group of celtic gypsy carnies, the band almost never leaves the road. Bringing their unique brand of foot stomping roaring mayhem to cities and towns across the country.
The band is currently on tour in support of their new album "Monsters Are Real" Whiskey of the Damned is often compared to Dropkick Murphys and Gaelic Storm, but they're unique in that they combine sounds and inspirations from American punk rock, gypsy, and Irish rock among others Whiskey of the Damned frontman Eoin McCarthy may not have ended up here. "My dad is a musician (Irish singer-songwriter and comedian Finbar McCarthy — and while we were living in Spain, we got a visa to come here …
The genre known as Celtic rock, which combines elements of traditional Irish folk with punk rock rhythms, has been spreading in popularity among the younger generations in Ireland and abroad for nearly three decades.
The 30A St Patrick's Day Festival is a celebration where everyone is Irish for a day.. The festival is filled with activities throughout the afternoon and into the evening. Adventures for everyone of all ages. Proceeds from the event will benefit Fore Her - an outstanding organization supporting local women with breast cancer.
For tickets and details visit www.30afestival.com.