Scott Youngberg. Jeanette De Llanos Photography/Contributed

Local musicians, LA Rock and contemporary Irish music will take to the ICE Amphitheater at Islamorada’s Founders Park for the 28th annual Bay Jam Outdoor Music Fest on Sunday, March 19.

“We are so happy to be partnering with Founders Park and Florida Keys Brewing Co. this year as a part of the Beats on the Bay series,” said David Feder, president of ICE.  “But we never forget our roots, so we’re featuring all-star homie bands from across the country with some favorite local Keys musicians.” 

Among the bands set to rock the stage include the San Diego blues rock band Gypsy Sally. Bay Jam listeners will hear old school blues and rock with the occasional Bossa and Latin twist. Celtic Sands, featuring Tracy Sands, is a well-known Irish traditional and contemporary vocalist from County Down in Ireland. 

Celtic Sands brings the traditional Irish tunes. ICE/Via website

The Bay Jam lineup also includes the homegrown Key Largo Jam Band playing classic rock, R&B and jazz tunes; Uncle Rico’s pop, reggae, alternative, funk and grunge; Micah and the Carouser’s famous favorites with country, rock and bluegrass flavors; Lower Mat Cats rock; and singer-songwriter Scott Youngberg. 

Gates open at 11 a.m. and music starts at noon at the ICE Amphitheater. Admission is free but donations are encouraged.

Feder urged everyone to go to the ICE website,, to listen to these bands.  

“Once you check them out, you won’t want to miss this once in a lifetime event,” Feder said. 

He noted that this year’s show features only truly outstanding entertainers and to get there early so you don’t miss out.

“This Bay Jam as always will be a truly unique experience,” Feder said.  

Bay Jam has everything for a family day of music and fun in a spectacular setting on the Florida Bay.  Concertgoers can enjoy a swim at the bay front beach just steps away from the ICE Amphitheater stage. Bay Jam also features food vendors, local craft beer and wine, and art vendors, soft drinks and snacks.

ICE is a not-for-profit organization that’s dedicated to bringing quality entertainment and cultural events to Upper Keys residents and providing support for local music and arts programs.