Cash donations made at the Fest are being donated to the Maui Food Bank. Mahalo!
Surfing started in Polynesia and became the most advanced and documented in Hawaii. When surfing caught on in Southern California the sound and action of the waves inspired musicians like Dick Dale to try and capture what it felt like to be inside a wave and that was the beginning of surf music.
We want to use our music festival to send some "aloha" to those impacted by the fires in Maui. We are providing several links on our home page for your donation or you can donate at Saturday's festival.
There's a lot of great surf music around the Third Coast and the 6 local bands that played this year's event were "gnarly". Thanks to: The Breakers, 13 Tikis, Total Beaches, The Moonrays, Outronaut and Roger That for surfing with us.
America's instrumentalists, Los Straitjackets, known for their reverb-heavy music, headlined our Third Coast Surf Fest. They took the stage at 8 p.m. and rocked the house. What an amazing group of musicians and entertainers. Thank you!
Durty Nellie's is the absolute best venue for our surf music festival since a legendary pioneer of surf rock, Dick Dale, nearly blasted out the walls when he played at Nellie's in 2015 and then again in 2016.
Thanks to the amazing staff at Nellie's for taking such good care of our staff and attendees.