2016 Shore Leave Showdown Boasts Impressive Lineup & One Triumphant Return
A bunch of lucky bastards will be congregating in southern Florida on Saturday, February 6th at the Magic City Casino in Miami for the Shore Leave Showdown, which dubs itself as a one-day “Southern Outlaw” festival, and includes one beefy lineup, not limited to The Mavericks, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Dale Watson, Robbie Fulks, Sarah Gayle Meech, The Kentucky Headhunters, and many more (see full lineup below).
The Shore Leave Showdown is making use of some of the assembled talent and loyal Outlaw country fans who will be making their way to South Beach for the maiden voyage of the Outlaw Country Cruise, which departs Miami on February 7th and returns on the 11th. The Mavericks, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Jesse Dayton, Rosie Flores, and Sarah Gayle Meech are all set to perform at both events. The Outlaw Country Cruise has long since been sold out, but the Shore Leave Showdown might be an option for those who missed out on the cruise.
Perhaps most importantly, the Shore Leave Showdown will mark the triumphant return of country rocker Eddie Spaghetti—the frontman for The Supersuckers—after a nasty bout with throat Cancer, and a successful recovery after surgery and chemotherapy treatments.
In June of 2015 it was announced that The Supersuckers were canceling a European Tour due to Eddie Spaghetti’s Stage 3 oropharynx Cancer a Cancer in the neck and throat. On October 19th, after extensive treatment, Spaghetti was declared Cancer free by doctors, and has since been working to regain his strength and singing voice.
Though The Supersuckers are mostly know as a West Coast punk rock and roll band, they’ve made numerous forays into country, including collaborating with Steve Earle and Willie Nelson. The band’s last record Holdin’ The Bag was an exclusively country effort, and one of the most underrated country releases of 2015. The Shore Leave Showdown includes an “Allman Brothers Southern Stage,” a “George Jones Outlaw Stage,” and The Supersuckers, along with ‘X’ and The Surreal McCoys will play the official afterparty. After that The Supersuckers will embark on a 16-date West Coast junket to welcome Eddie Spaghetti back to touring form.
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January 8, 2016 @ 9:38 am
those 6th Man guys know how to throw a party.
January 8, 2016 @ 10:36 am
I would want to go not to see the bands, necessarily, but to see the informal jams they’d get to during their down time. It’s sessions like these that spawn great collaborations and new tunes.
January 8, 2016 @ 11:12 am
Down here in Miami we don’t even have a decent country station. This is a real treat. I will be there.
Six String Richie
January 8, 2016 @ 8:35 pm
Yes I thought that, too. Miami is about the only U.S. market where country music doesn’t do well. Even greater San Francisco Bay seems to be a better country market than Miami.
Fort Lauderdale and West Palm seem to draw in country concerts, though.
January 8, 2016 @ 5:16 pm
Wow. David Ball. Haven’t thought or heard of him in a while. Gonna have to pull out some of his albums and give ’em a listen for old times sake.
Six String Richie
January 8, 2016 @ 8:38 pm
I’ve always loved his “Amigo” album. “When The Thought of You Catches With to Me” is one of my favorite David Ball songs.
January 9, 2016 @ 8:30 am
560 WQAM was the last country station in Miami. There is one in Fort Lauderdale but plays Bro Country. Before Castro took power Miami was still a country place with a lot of farms and dairy’s. Most of the dairymen left in Florida got there start in Miami. Awesome show lined up for down there don’t know where they will draw the attendees? I would go if it wasn’t in Miami, I live within 2 plus hours.
January 9, 2016 @ 9:11 am
Todd I agree with you. Down here is only reggaeton and hip hop. Being of Cuban descent myself I feel ashamed of what they have done to the native culture of South Florida. I live 15 min away from Magic City Casino and sometimes I feel like I live in another country. I love country music myself and I will be there .
January 9, 2016 @ 9:14 am
I think they’re purposely trying to appeal to the folks going on the Outlaw Country Cruise departing the next day. Not sure if it will be packed, but some folks will be there I suspect.
January 9, 2016 @ 9:42 am
I have been to concerts at that casino mostly rock bands from the 60s and 70s and the audio quality is pretty good. Dale Watson, The Texas Tornados, The Mavericks…. Wow
January 10, 2016 @ 7:05 am
George I agree with you, what a great line up to see in South Florida! We need more of these! Nobody in South Florida knows who Dale Watson is except you and I. I try to turn my friends on the Sturgil Simpson’s and there like I didn’t know that they are still making real country! We have no access to the new stuff in Florida just Bro Country Crap and our personal collections. Luckily there is this site to go on and brings awareness of some these new real country singers. Todd
Kim (mizplumcrazy) Byrne
January 12, 2016 @ 5:40 pm
I’ll be there! This concert is the brainchild of Jay Jones of LOCO Promotions, LLC of Abilene, Texas. He has put together one. hell. of. a. show. One can only assume that cruisers will be the majority of ticket holders. (I, for one… or six…) You should all go! It will be the country showdown of the decade!
The state of country music is sad; very, very sad. I am very open-minded when it comes to music. I love (almost) all of it. But, this crap they are trying to pass off as country music needs to go somewhere fast! SOMEWHERE FAR, FAR AWAY….FAST!!
Chris Lewis "Louie"
January 14, 2016 @ 4:47 pm
My friends Matt Poss Band are playing this! Couldn’t be more happier for them. Pretty cool to be in the same lineup as all of those great artists.
January 31, 2016 @ 3:54 pm
I was trying to get more information when about this show and found y’all’s posts. It is a rare occasion that good music makes it’s way down to Miami. Tickets are pricey though. Looks like $235 if you want to have access to both stages and you’d still need to compromise as to who you see. FYI I don’t think that the Band of Heathens will be there.
February 15, 2016 @ 3:20 pm
You may want to update this story. Many artists backed out and even more were given bad checks. VIP passes were void and none of the silent auction items arrived.
March 11, 2016 @ 12:57 pm
It was a scam from the beginning