Sunshine State Soundtrack: The Famous Musicians of Florida
More than just a melting pot of cultures, Florida is a melting pot of music. From conga to country, rap to rock, pop songs to disco beats, the state’s diversity is reflected in the songs and sounds of some of America’s most notable performers. Florida’s discography of artists span nearly every genre of music, from balladeers like Pat Boone to country artists like Slim Whitman, and rockers and pop stars including Tom Petty and the Backstreet Boys. Also on the playlist are musical legends including Ray Charles, Jimmy Buffet, and the Bee Gees—all of whom will be seen and heard in this fun-filled presentation of trivia, audio clips, and archival videos. Just press play!
Native Floridian Gary McKechnie is a two-time National Geographic author, author of America’s best-selling motorcycle guidebook, and two-time winner of the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award. On stage, he has honed his skills as a motivational storyteller, a stand-up comedian, and improve actor. He is also a guest speaker aboard the ships of Cunard, Seabourn, and the Silversea lines. His travel features on Florida have appeared in newspapers, magazines, and through VisitFlorida.