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The legendary stateline-straddling roadhouse known as the Flora-Bama is back in business following a post-Hurricane Ivan renovation.  Here’s more…


April 2012 will be an unprecedented month for the Flora-Bama Lounge.  This world famous “Last Great American Roadhouse” on the Florida/Alabama state line has completed renovations. Restorations to this iconic establishment include rebuilding the original Main Room previously destroyed by Hurricane Ivan.

Re-opening this very special part of the Flora-Bama and celebrating its rebirth is an important part of local history and brings back a piece of the fabric of the Gulf Coast community. “I am honored and humbled to be a part of the ownership group helping to restore the Flora-Bama,” says John McInnis, who became one of the owners over the last few years. McInnis continues, “I feel more like a caretaker than an owner helping carry the Flora-Bama through the next 48 years and beyond.”

In celebration of this restoration, the Flora-Bama will celebrate the entire month of April featuring live music, month long food and drink specials, giveaways, special events and one “helluva a party on the line.”

A cast of Flora-Bama characters and musicians will fill all three live music stages throughout the entire month of April. “Since I took over in April of 1978, live music, singers and songwriters have been an important part of the magic of the Flora-Bama,” says Owner and President Joe Gilchrist. Gilchrist says, “This grand Re-Opening is a great opportunity to celebrate our current players and reintroduce players from the past.”

Other key events include the Grand Re-Opening Songwriters Showcase, March 30-April 1, 2012 featuring live music on all three stages including special sets by Ken Lambert (the first musician to ever play at the Flora-Bama) and the Flora-Bama Anniversary Party on April 17, 2012.

For more information, visit the Flora-Bama website.

The Flora-Bama Lounge and Package is a gulf front oyster bar, beach bar, and Gulf Coast cultural landmark, touted as being America’s “Last Great Roadhouse.” The Flora-Bama takes its name from its location on theFlorida-Alabama state line. This famous Gulf Coast establishment has been entertaining visitors and locals alike since 1964. Featuring live music 365 days a year from top regional and national acts as well as home of the world famous “Interstate Mullet Toss and Gulf Coast’s Greatest Beach Party.”