Welcome to WKRG’s “Mark Your Calendar” for Friday, April 26, 2019. Today, John Nodar welcomes Diana Brewer to discuss the 10th Annual Bald Eagle Bash.
The 10th Annual Bald Eagle Bash, set for Saturday, May 4, from 4-7 p.m. at the Tonsmeire Weeks Bay Resource Center, is the Weeks Bay Foundation’s largest event. Since the first Bash in 2010, the event has raised more than $400,000 to save vulnerable coastline so we have clean water for boating, fishing, and swimming, to protect wildlife, and to promote environmental education and awareness through volunteer activities.
This “Party for Preservation” brings more than 16 area restaurants together to create dishes based on delicious Gulf shrimp. Our chefs serve up everything from fried shrimp, stuffed shrimp, shrimp and grits, and shrimp ceviche, to their own unique creations. In addition to the seafood, several restaurants serve delectable desserts, while Fairhope Brewing Company serves a signature beer —Bald Eagle Blue—created especially for “the Bash.”
This year, the popular and highly sought-after Red Clay Strays will be performing at the Bash for the first time, and just two weeks before they perform at Hangout Fest, also for the first time. From the far reaches of rural south Alabama, the Red Clay Strays channel southern music’s heyday, showcasing their wide range of influences that create a combined style of country music and southern rock. Lead singer Brandon Coleman, with vocals that bring to mind a young Elvis, is the heart of their high-energy show, along with Drew Nix on rhythm guitar, Zach Rischel on lead, Andrew Bishop on bass, and John Hall on drums.
Tickets are now available online at baldeaglebash.com and at Page & Palette in Fairhope, Serda’s Coffee Company in Daphne, and Serda Brewing and Red Beard’s Outfitter in Mobile. Tickets are $45 in advance and $50 at the gate. Children 10 and under are free. Free parking is available at the Weeks Bay Foundation site, with shuttles providing transportation to the event.
JUST THE DETAILS
|WHAT:||Bald Eagle Bash|
|BENEFITING:||Weeks Bay Foundation|
|WHEN:||Saturday, May 4, 2019 | 4PM – 7PM|
|WHERE:||Weeks Bay Resource Center|