Bands of Relay for Life 2015Our volunteers are excited to offer the Fernandina Beach community five local bands for entertainment during the 2015 Relay For Life event, Hope Around the World.

These talented individuals are donating their time and their music to help us fight cancer!

Each will be performing throughout the day, so come to hear your favorite band, or bring your lawn chair or blanket and spend the day with us.

Relay For Life is a 12-hour event this year!

11:00 AM – Cumberland Sound
Started in 2012, Cumberland Sound plays your favorite music from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.

cumberland-sound-relay-2015The band members are:
Travis Dickey – Vocal
Jeremy Haslam – Bass/Vocals
Matt Hyde – Guitar
Jesse Parker – Guitar
Shawn Necaise – Drums/Vocals

From Kingsland, Georgia, these five guys are a diverse group of music lovers with each specializing in music from 5 different decades.

12:30 PM – Laid Back
Laid Back is a group of musicians that love to get together and jam. Organized by Bruce Beville, the assortment of talent is nothing short of amazing.

For Relay For Life, Laid Back will be playing along to our themed laps: the 50’s (think poodle skirts and greased back hair), the 60’s (tie dye anyone?), the 70’s (disco fever), and the 80’s (think Madonna and Micheal Jackson). The best costume for each theme will win an electric bicycle rental from Amelia Island Fun.

13:30 PM – The Hambone Stumps Band
The Hambone Stumps Band has thrilled audiences at private and corporate events for over three years. This band’s musicians are inspired by the Beatles, Joe Cocker and Eric Clapton.

From Callahan, Florida, The Hambone Stumps Band will be accompanying out Western Lap, the Frozen T-shirt Contest, Team Tug-O-War, and SearchAmelia’s Safari/Hunting Lap. Again, come dressed to impress as you walk laps… and you could take home a great prize!

The Hambone Stumps Band is made up of:
Hambone Stumps -guitar & vocals
Bill Smith – bass guitar
Jerry Peterson – drums, percussion
Jan Peterson – vocals, percussion

jimmy-beats-relay-20156:00 PM – Jimmy Beats

Jimmy Beats was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and raised in Orlando, Florida. He began playing guitar at the age of 13. By the time he was in high school he was playing parties, skating rinks and dance clubs.

Jimmy created Dark Beats Music in 2004 and successfully produced Dancehall, Reggae and Hip Hop music for a lengthy period of time. His tracks were licensed on MTV networks (with Punk’D, Making The Video, Making The Movie as well as other special programming).

Playing keys, guitar and bass, Jimmy is currently stepping out from behind the console to perform live.

Over the years, many musicians have influenced his music, but none so much as “Bob Marley”. His music not only transcends racial and social boundaries, but also draws you down a path that enlightens the soul.

17:45 PM – Jennifer Burns
Jennifer Burns is a singer/songwriter from Fernandina Beach, Florida who began vocal lessons when she was 11 years old. Afterwards, this young girl joined every choir and singing group she could. And now, as a young adult, all of that music is etched on her soul.

A gifted conversationalist, Jennifer knows how to read the crowd, and when you combine that with her girlish charm, this makes her a natural performer. Listeners appreciate the musical journey when Jennifer sings. It could be an old Chuck Berry tune, Leonard Cohen’s classic Hallelujah, or a current top 40 hit, one thing is sure – you will enjoy the ride!

If you have the opportunity to catch her on stage you won’t be disappointed in her soulful, sometimes gritty sound, and her natural ability to empower the audience!

Jennifer will bring us through our Luminaria Ceremony, an emotionally touching tribute to those who have fought, or are currently battling, cancer.

We hope you will join Relay For Life Fernandina Beach/Yulee on March 21, 2015, from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

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