Kenny Chesney is going back to the beach when he plays a free show at the Flora-Bama bar, located on the Florida-Alabama state line, on Aug. 16. Free wristbands were claimed online in less than five minutes on Thursday morning (July 17).
The show will be staged in a fenced-in beach area. It is the only concert Chesney has announced for the remainder of the year. He took the summer of 2014 off from touring to record a new album.
“Maybe the fans are as hungry to see me as I am them,” Chesney said. “Cause I can’t wait to get out there and play. As I’ve said, I really miss 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.”
Chesney’s current single is “American Kids.” He will release a new album titled The Big Revival on Sept. 23.
“When I heard ’American Kids,’ I knew it was special. … It was a song people — especially the ones in the pinpoint towns between New York and L.A. — really live, really capture. So I was thrilled to cut it, and when we went looking for a place to do this show, I wanted something that had that spirit, had that vibe. … That’s what The Big Revival is all about. That’s what this show is all about — and this is what the Flora-Bama is.”