Published: Jul 17, 2014 11:08 AM EDT

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) - It didn't take long for fans to scoop up tickets for a free Kenny Chesney show on the beach at the Flora-Bama Lounge.
    
Tickets for the event were gone almost quickly as they became available on the singer's website Thursday morning.
    
While admission is free, fans have to have a wristband to gain access to the stage area.
    
The show will be held Aug. 16 at the sprawling bar, located along the Alabama-Florida state line on the beach at Perdido Key.
    
Chesney announced the concert Wednesday in a video posted online.

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