JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. — It wasn’t an odd day on the seashore, because the Seawalk Music Competition adorned Jacksonville Seaside with mates, household, music and native distributors.
“They’ve acquired a few of the best meals, best music; it’s a superb time,” neighbor Louis Rossi mentioned.
The 2-day competition brings in a surplus of individuals, which is sweet for companies like Beachside.
“Festivals are actually nice for enterprise,” proprietor Invoice Stevens mentioned. “Final month was one of the best month I ever had. This could possibly be higher. Who is aware of?”
Stevens mentioned identical to this weekend, he’ll be open for Orange Crush.
“Why wouldn’t I?” Stevens mentioned. “We’re right here to earn a living. We assume persons are going to behave and have a superb time. They want stuff to go to the seashore with, and we’re right here to get it.”
Hundreds of persons are anticipated to be on the town for Orange Crush, and the Jacksonville Seaside police are anticipated to have further officers out within the space for it.
As Beachside is situated within the coronary heart of Jacksonville Seaside, Stevens mentioned the enterprise will get a whole lot of foot visitors, however that doesn’t hassle him in any respect.
“There shall be lots of people right here,” he mentioned. “If it’s 10,00 or 15,000, there’s extra folks than that that come to the seashore usually.”
As for the Seawalk Music Competition, it introduced folks from out and in of state. Lane Potter is from Georgia and mentioned he came visiting his mates and benefit from the music. Potter mentioned he shall be again subsequent weekend for Orange Crush.
“It will likely be a superb time,” Potter mentioned.
Potter mentioned proper now, this weekend is about supporting companies whereas having a superb time.
“The distributors are wonderful. All out right here supporting native enterprise,” Potter mentioned. “We’re in a position to have a superb time. From household to mates to all people, it simply brings the group collectively.”
Motion Information Jax tried talking with a number of different companies within the space about Orange Crush, however none wished to remark.
The Seawalk Music Competition picks up once more Sunday, beginning at 1 p.m.
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