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Joe Diffie to headline Shrimp Festival in Gulf Shores

Entertainment Lineup Announced for 47th Annual National Shrimp Festival

GULF SHORES, Ala (WKRG) - The National Shrimp Festival announced the entertainment lineup for this year's festival.  The dates for the 47th annual event are October 11-14, 2018.  More than 40 artists and bands will perform on two stages during the four-day festival.

Grammy Award winning country music artist Joe Diffie will headline this year's event.  A twenty year member of the Grand Ole Opry, Diffie will perform Saturday evening from 8:30 PM until 10 PM. With more than twenty charting top-ten singles including "John Deer Green," Joe Diffie has reached the #1 spot on the Billboard Country Music charts with the following tracks:

    "Home" (1990)
    "If the Devil Danced (In Empty Pockets)" (1991)
    "Third Rock from the Sun" (1994)
    "Pickup Man" (1994)
    "Bigger Than the Beatles" (1995–1996)

 

Some longtime favorites are also returning to the Shrimp Fest stage including Dr. Zarr's Amazing Funk Monster, The Velcro Pygmies, and The Tip Tops.

Below is the current entertainment lineup and performance times.   More information can be found by visiting the official Annual National Shrimp Festival website, myshrimpfest.com.


NATIONAL SHRIMP FESTIVAL - 2018 ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP

THURSDAY 10/11/2018

 

EAST STAGE

​10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Tophat & Jackie

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Bruce Smelley

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Betsy Badwater

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Tyler Mac

​6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Style The Band

8:15 PM - 10:00 PM
Dr. Zarr's Amazing Funk Monster

WEST STAGE

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Logan Lassitter

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Poarch Ninjas

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Adam Holt

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
The Defrosters

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
The Sand Band

8:15 PM - 10:00 PM
Souled Out

FRIDAY 10/12/2018

 

EAST STAGE

​10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Lisa Christian

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Jeff Silvey

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Bowling Buddies

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Jake Gill

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
David Jones and Friends

8:15 PM - 10:00 PM
The Tip Tops

WEST STAGE

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Brent Burns

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Dave Chastang

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Sugarcane Jane

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Kristy Lee

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Johnny Hayes and the Love Seats

8:15 PM - 10:00 PM
A Bag of Doughnuts
 

SATURDAY 10/13/2018

 

EAST STAGE

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Singing for Scholarships

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Elvis Tribute Band

3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Wavelength Band

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
River Dan

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Karen Waldrup

8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Joe Diffie


 

WEST STAGE

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Elaine Petty

11:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Little Miss Shrimp Fest

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Ten Penny Gypsy

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Chillbillies

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Journey2Mars

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
The Wildflowers

8:15 PM - 10:00 PM
Velcro Pygmes

SUNDAY 10/14/2018

 

EAST STAGE

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Rusty Tabor

​12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Andy Smith

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Voodoo Bayou

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Groovinators

WEST STAGE

​10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Liberty Church Worship Service

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Strickly Isbell

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Sandra Kaye & The Legend Band

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Yeah, Probably

 


 


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