This Saturday our partners at Edible Northeast Florida and Bold Brands are throwing a #pinkiesdown kinda wine party at the Seawalk Pavilion. With dozens of local vendors, craft beer, and a well-apportioned wine tasting area, the first annual Wine & Trucks is certain to be a revelrous affair.
The kicker, though: The main stage will play host to a day’s worth of musical performances ranging from soul to funk to bluegrass and blues. Taken as a whole this is arguably one of the best lineups you’ll find at any Northeast Florida event this year. With soulful local cover act Ramona kicking off the festivities, upstarts Trail Diver bringing some eclectic grooves, and rowdy Bluegrass punkers Firewater Tent Revival kicking it into high gear, the party will continue into the evening, as world-renowned sacred steel maestro Roosevelt Collier performs a Jimi Hendrix-inspired set of guitar-based psychedelia.
Check out the full lineup below. And be sure to purchase your tickets here.
Ramona | noon
Bridging the gap between what the band calls “Sultry Rock” and “Voodoo Soul” North Florida’s Ramona performs a vast arsenal of covers spanning several decades, from amped up renditions of Aretha Franklin hits to Adele, Dr. Dre, and more. Ramona is adept at tapping into pop nostalgia and reinvigorating classics for a new audience and the band, performing at Wine & Trucks as a sextet, is set to bring the party to the Seawalk Pavilion.
Bonnie Blue | 1:30 p.m.
A Jacksonville-based quintet entrenched in the Southern Rock traditions best exemplified by hometown heroes The Allman Brothers, Bonnie Blue stays true to their roots in both sound and style. Paying homage to bands like ABB, The Grateful Dead, and Widespread Panic, Bonnie Blue jams across a spectrum of rock, country, soul, and blues tunes. With unimpeachable chops and infectious live performances, the band earned gigs alongside legends like Butch Trucks, John Popper Band, and Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio. Bonnie Blue released its first studio album, No Lookin’ Back in 2017, and has since toured extensively, hitting major music festivals, including the Wanee Festival and Magnolia Fest.
Trail Diver | 3:15 p.m.
Fusing tribal rhythms, thick electric tones, soulful grooves, and culture-blending melodic leads, Jacksonville’s Trail Diver has, in short order, earned a reputation as the most eclectic party band in the region. Blending original material with distinctively reimagined covers, Trail Diver’s music unfolds adventurous paths that dive into new and unpredictable trails.
The Firewater Tent Revival | 5 p.m.
Atlantic Beach’s most raucous musical act, The Firewater Tent Revival carries the energy of its roots as a punk rock outfit through its catalogue of stylized Americana tunes played on guitar, banjo, fiddle, washboard, harmonica, and a whole litany of traditional roots instruments. They’ve been called “Folkpunk” even “Punkgrass.” However you choose to define them, The Firewater Tent Revival will deliver a rowdy good time.
Jimi Meets Funk: Roosevelt Collier Trio Pays Homage to Hendrix | 6:45 p.m.
South Florida-bred Roosevelt Collier is perhaps the most sought after pedal steel guitar player in the country. Known widely as “The Dr.”, Collier was brought up in the “Sacred Steel” tradition of the House of God Church and built a reputation playing alongside his uncles and cousins in the popular blues rock outfit The Lee Boys. Collier’s performed alongside heavies like The Allman Brothers, Los Lobos, and the Del McCoury Band. Aside from playing tunes from a variety of genres, at Wine & Trucks Collier will perform songs from Jimi Hendrix’s catalogue, bending his signature guitar style to interpret one of the most revered guitarists of all time.
Wine & Trucks goes down Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Seawalk Pavilion in Jacksonville Beach. For more info, click here.