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St. George Island Events

 

Craig Reynolds Oil Painting Workshop: 11/17/2017

AREAS: Apalachicola

On the Waterfront Gallery is hosting a Craig Reynolds “Let’s Make Plein Air Easy” oil painting workshop Nov.17-19, 2017. You’ll learn to take the frustration out of plein air painting by learning Craig’s“Quick tack” painting method, which will keep you from having muddy colors and help you control your brush-work, and much more. Craig will have you working in the fun part of completing your painting in a very short time with clean crisp color and values like you have never experienced before. Craig Reynolds oil painting workshops are designed for the beginners with some oil painting experience, the intermediate or professional level artist as well. Painting locations are in and around Apalachicola, FL.

Schedule:
Friday, 11/17: presentation and demo followed by instruction.
Friday, 11/17, 5:30-7pm: One man show: Meet the artist. Wine reception open house at On the Waterfront Gallery, 117 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL. Free admission.
Saturday, 11/18: class with demo followed by instruction, cruise and assist.
Sunday, 11,19: class with instruction, cruise and assist.
9am-4pm, all days. Students must furnish their own lunch.

Cost: $395. To sign up, tickets available at https://squareup.com/store/on-the-waterfront-gallery or call 850-653-9699 to register in advance.
Refund policy: cancel less than 7 days (or no show) no refund; cancel at least 7 days prior to start (or if workshop cancelled) 100% refund.

Supply List (pdf): CraigReynoldsWORKSHOPsupplies

Nov.17 thru December: Craig’s paintings will be on display and available for purchase.

Craig’s website: http://www.craigreynoldsstudio.com/

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Panhandle Seashells: 11/18/2017

AREAS: St. George Island

Saturday, November 18th, @ 9am. A basic hands-on discussion and identification of our local sea shells.

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Steamboat a-comin'!: 11/18/2017

AREAS: Carrabelle & Dog Island

The Carrabelle History Museum is hosting a fascinating, free program about steamboats and steamships in Carrabelle and along the Forgotten Coast on Saturday, November 18, 10 am -12 pm. It will be held at the Franklin County Senior Center. Discover an era when steamships were a vital part of transportation, communication, relationships and commerce. From before the civil war till the 1930's steam operated vessels moved commerce and people all around this area. Learn about the different types of steamers and hear the songs that reflect life during the age of Florida steamboats. This program features historical interpreters Ken Horne and Gibby Conrad.
Ken Horne is a talented musician and walking fountain of knowledge about Florida history & folk lore. He is a teacher in Leon County and a former educator for the Florida History Museum.
Gibby Conrad is a pioneer of ecotourism on the Apalachicola Estuary, a lifelong student of Gulf Coast maritime history and a former museum educator.  He has conducted tours on the Apalachicola River and Bay for over 10 years.

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Christmas Celebration: 11/24/2017

AREAS: Apalachicola

Apalachicola's annual Christmas Celebration will light up the streets in the historic downtown on Friday, November 24 from 4-8 p.m., the day after Thanksgiving. The streets will be lined with luminaries, merchants will be open late and the sounds of carolers will echo through the streets filling the evening with the Christmas spirit. Santa will arrive on a shrimp boat at 4 pm. Both the Orman House and Raney House Museums will each be trimmed and open for tours. Stay the night and enjoy  “Small Business Saturday” November 25th  from 11-6 pm.

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Ducks Unlimited: 11/24/2017

AREAS: Carrabelle & Dog Island

1st annual dinner event, Thanksgiving Friday at Pirate's Cove--Timber Island. Starting at 5pm tariff: $57.50/person or $100.00/couple, includes annual membership, magazine, and dinner. Enjoy raffles, live & silent auctions, drawings, non-sanctioned duck calling contest, and lots more! Seating is limited to 55 only! Call and reserve your tickets today!

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Small Business Saturday: 11/25/2017

AREAS: Alligator Point, Apalachicola, Carrabelle & Dog Island, Eastpoint, St. George Island

Small Business Saturday is a celebration of shopping, food, art, history, and fun focusing on the small businesses that make up the wonderful communities along Florida's Forgotten Coast. "Buy LOCAL and Shop SMALL" on Small Business Saturday, and take advantage of sales and promotions that are available on this special day! This event, which will be held Saturday, November 25, is a free showcase that will take place at a variety of shops, restaurants, galleries, and museums. This event is FREE and open to the public. 

In Carrabelle...
Come by our Small Business Saturday Welcome Station at the Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce from 10 am – 2 pm and get a free canvas tote bag full of deals and information from local stores, cafés, galleries, and more from all around Carrabelle. Carrabelle’s unique shops offer one of a kind finds and some of your favorite brands and our restaurants are always serving up the freshest seafood! Be on the lookout for the Oysterman wandering the streets, representing the spirit of Carrabelle.

While you are at the Carrabelle Chamber you can also pick up your Passport to the Holidays between 10 am - 2 pm to earn a chance to win some fabulous door prizes while you are out exploring. Or you can pick up a Passport at any of the participating locations (to be listed below) all day.

To participate in the Passport to the Holidays giveaway, guests may start at any of the participating locations and visit as many as time allows. Maps/lists, called Passports, will be provided showing the locations of the official stops. At each official stop, participants will receive a mark on their Passport. Returning completed Passports to the Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce will qualify participants for a drawing for some wonderful door prizes from local shops and restaurants. Complimentary refreshments will be available at many of the locations. For informaiton call the Carrabelle Chamber at 850-697-2585.

 
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Snakes at St. George Island: 11/25/2017

AREAS: St. George Island

Saturday, November 25th @ 9am. A presentation to identify our slithering friends at our state park. 

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Christmas Belles: 12/1/2017

AREAS: Apalachicola

The Panhandle Players present Christmas Belles.
A church Christmas program spins hilariously out of control in this Southern farce about squabbling sisters, family secrets, a surly Santa, a vengeful sheep and a reluctant Elvis impersonator. Christmas Belles is being presented December 1 & 2 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, December 3 at 3 p.m.  Get your tickets online or at the door.  The Box Office will open 1-hour prior to showtime.

 

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Apalachicola Holiday Fresh Market: 12/2/2017

AREAS: Apalachicola

Plan  a trip to Apalachicola on Saturday, December 2 for the annual Fresh Market held in the historic downtown district.  Come shop our small local business in Apalachicola.  From art to jewelry, food or antiques, you’ll find the perfect gift for everyone on your list, minus the crowds and the hassle of going to the mall.

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Estuary Class : 12/8/2017

AREAS: Eastpoint

Friday, December 8, 12:00-4:00pm Do you know what an estuary is and why it is so vital to our economy and way of life? Join the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve on Thursday, December 9, 12:00-4:00pm to explore the estuary we depend on. Participants will learn about the habitats and creatures that make up our estuary and how the river and bay are intricately connected.  We will see these habitats up close aboard the Reserve’s research vessel the Henry Lee. The workshop will be based out of the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, 108 Island Drive, Eastpoint, FL 32328.  The class is $25.00. Please register in advance.

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Yo Ho Ho: A Pirate’s Christmas: 12/8/2017

AREAS: Carrabelle & Dog Island

Rio Carrabelle & Tom Mason and the Blue Buccaneers present a special Christmas show, mixing jolly old St. Nick with the Jolly Roger!

Captain Mason and his band of brigands are touring to share their buried yuletide treasure music from their CD’s “Yo Ho Ho: A Pirate’s Christmas” and the instrumental “A Slide Guitar Christmas”. These fun-loving pirates will take you back three hundred years to a holiday party in a seaside haven and will have you singing and laughing along before realizing that there are first class musicians under those bandanas and tricorn hats! Rankin “Crunchy & Confused” Tacos food truck will be on hand serving up delicious user friendly Tacos! Doors to Rio Carrabelle open at 7:00 PM. Advance tickets include a reservation and are encouraged.

 

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Eastpoint Christmas Celebration: 12/8/2017

AREAS: Eastpoint

Join Eastpoint for the annual Christmas Celebration on December 8. Parade line up begins at 4:00 p.m. behind Seller’s Plaza. The parade runs down Highway 98, takes a right at Fisherman’s Choice and ends at the Eastpoint Pavilion where Santa will have yummy treats on hand and his helpers will give out toys to all the good little boys and girls. This will be the perfect afternoon to enjoy an old-fashion parade, get your photo taken with Santa and tell him your Christmas wishes! 

 

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Tom Mason & the Blue Buccaneers : 12/8/2017

AREAS: Carrabelle & Dog Island

Tom Mason & the Blue Buccaneers Return to Carrabelle at 8 pm. With an all new swashbuckling Christmas pirate show, these pirates are no strangers to our Port O' Carrabelle! Join us for this enchanting evening!

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Estuary Class: 12/9/2017

AREAS: Eastpoint

Do you know what an estuary is and why it is so vital to our economy and way of life? Join the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve on Thursday, December 9, 12:00-4:00pm to explore the estuary we depend on. Participants will learn about the habitats and creatures that make up our estuary and how the river and bay are intricately connected.  We will see these habitats up close aboard the Reserve’s research vessel the Henry Lee. The workshop will be based out of the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, 108 Island Drive, Eastpoint, FL 32328.  The class is $25.00. Please register in advance.

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Jingle Jog : 12/9/2017

AREAS: Carrabelle & Dog Island

The Jingle Jog Carrabelle 5k Run/Walk starts and ends at Franklin County Senior Center. All participants will get a yummy PANCAKE BREAKFAST after the race! Extra breakfast tickets will be available for $5 in advance or at the door.
Entry fee $20 early/ $25 late and includes a short sleeve shirt and breakfast. T-shirts are guaranteed to pre-registered participants only. Some shirts will be available on race day until they run out. 8:00am 5k start  8:30am Breakfast starts.
Top male and female runners will receive a fun prize. 

Early registrations can be mailed to BeLinda Wharton, c/o Franklin Co Senior Center, 201 NW Ave F, Carrabelle, FL 32322. Make check payable to: Tate’s Hell and Back 5k Benefit Fund. Proceeds benefit the Senior Center.

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Carrabelle Holiday on the Harbor: 12/9/2017

AREAS: Carrabelle & Dog Island

Join the holiday fun on Saturday, December 9 at Carrabelle's Holiday on the Harbor event along Marine Street. The event, which runs from 2pm till 9 pm, will feature live entertainment, holiday shopping, festival food, holidays treats and goodies and visit with Santa, and fireworks. This event is free to attend and enjoy the festivities. Later in the evening, pull up a chair along the river and enjoy the annual Boat Holiday Boat Parade of Lights. Parade starts at 6:30 pm at the mouth of the river and proceeds to the Carrabelle Bridge. Watch from any spot along the riverfront.

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Bay Area Choral Society: 12/10/2017

AREAS: Apalachicola

Bay Area Choral Society

Ilse Newell Fund For The Performing Arts presents Bay Area Choral Society's Holiday Concert, performing at Apalachicola Trinity Episcopal Church at 4pm. The Bay Area Choral Society has been the opening concert for the INConcert Series each year in December for almost 30 years, as well as the concluding program in the spring.

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Living Shorelines: 12/12/2017

AREAS: Eastpoint

Coastal erosion is a natural process caused by currents, wave action, wind, storms and even boat wakes. The traditional methods used to harden the shoreline like seawalls and rip rap can often increase coastal erosion and remove the ability of the shoreline to carry out natural processes. The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (ANERR) will host a workshop on Living Shorelines on Tuesday, December 12th, 2017, 2:00-4:00 pm for residents and homeowners. The workshop will discuss living shorelines vs. harden shorelines, how to evaluate a shoreline by considering the physical factors such as wave energy, prevailing wind and wave direction, vegetation, and soil type, and present living shoreline methods, materials, permitting, and share success stories of local living shorelines. We will also look at types of plants to plant and visit a local living shoreline. The lecture is free.

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THE CURRYS: 1/5/2018

AREAS: Carrabelle & Dog Island

THE CURRYS at Rio Carrabelle at 8 pm. Need I say any more...The Currys are our own Forgotten Coast Treasure!

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The Muscle Shoals Singer / Songwriter Series: 1/12/2018

AREAS: Carrabelle & Dog Island

The Muscle Shoals Singer / Songwriter Series at 8 pm. Hosted by Donny Lowery is Rio Carrabelle's newest continuing series. Muscle Shoals is known for recording many hit songs from the 1960s to today and the music from the area is often referred to as the "Muscle Shoals Sound"! 
Donny has more than 100 songs recorded by country artists!

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INCONCERT: 1/12/2018

AREAS: Carrabelle & Dog Island

Ilse Newell Fund For The Performing Arts presents Jazz at Rio Carrabelle January 12, 2018 at 7:30pm.

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Trumpeter Longineau Parson and Pianist Joanna Sobk: 1/14/2018

AREAS: Apalachicola

The Ilse Newell Fund For the Performing Arts will have a performer on January 14, 2018 at the Apalachicola Trinity Episcopal Church at 4pm.

Longineau Parson

FAMU professor, Longineu Parsons, has been hailed by critics internationally as being one of the world’s finest trumpet players. He also performs on recorders, flute, percussion and is a vocalist. Longineu performs classical and jazz on trumpet and his compositions include orchestral works and chamber music as well as jazz and world music. He is the protégé of the great cornetist, Nat Adderley.

Joanna Sobkowska

Born in Warsaw, Poland, Dr. Sobkowska has served on the faculties of Universidad del Cauca in Popayan, Colombia and Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia. She taught piano and performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician with the Orquesta Sinfonica del Valle and various ensembles for the chamber music concert series, and as a harpsichordist for the early music ensemble Conjunto Dolmetch.  She has also participated in the International Summer Courses in Zurich, Switzerland.

 

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INCONCERT: 1/19/2018

AREAS: Carrabelle & Dog Island

The Ilse Newell Fund For the Performing Arts presents a Jazz performance at Rio Carrabelle starting at 7:30pm, on January 19, 2018.

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Leon Anderson Group: 1/21/2018

AREAS: Apalachicola

The Ilse Newell Fund For the Performing Arts will have a performer on January 21, 2018 at the Apalachicola Trinity Episcopal Church at 4pm.

LEON ANDERSON, JR., Associate Professor and Director of Jazz Studies, joined the Florida State University faculty in 1998. His musical experience includes that of a classical and jazz percussionist, educator, clinician, and composer. Mr. Anderson received the B.A. degree in Music Education at Louisiana Tech University and in 1996 completed the M.A. degree in Percussion Performance at Southeastern Louisiana University. His mentors have included Ellis Marsalis and Victor Goines of the New Orleans jazz scene. Mr. Anderson currently teaches drum set, jazz ensembles, and rhythm section methods at the FSU College of Music.

 

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Vocalist Tara Burns: 1/28/2018

AREAS: Apalachicola

The Ilse Newell Fund For the Performing Arts will have a performer on January 28, 2018 at the Apalachicola Trinity Episcopal Church at 4pm.

Tara Burns is a Manhattan based singer and actress from Atlanta, Georgia.  She graduated from Vanderbilt University where she studied Vocal Performance and Theatre and served as Miss Tennessee before moving to New York City to pursue her entertainment career.  Upon moving to Manhattan, Tara served as the head Soprano vocalist with the USO Show troupe for over two years.  She has performed solo shows in acclaimed Manhattan cabaret venues including 54 Below, Birdland, and the Bemelman's Bar at Cafe Carlyle.   

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The Sarah Mac Band: 2/3/2018

AREAS: Apalachicola

While the DIXIE's 20th Season was the last "proper season", we'll still be producing events throughout the year, this one being one of the most important as the Sarah Mac Band closes the book on their incredible collaboration after 12 years together. We want to celebrate our favorite band by giving them an appropriate send-off...At 6 PM Up the Stairs will host a Wine Tasting with delectable Hors d'oeuvres in the Theatre's Orchestra area. At 7:30 the Tasting ends and wine selections may be purchased, while we ready the stage for the "Dixie House Band's" final performance at 8 PM. While we're all so very sad to see this talented Trio call it a day, we certainly understand turning the page on a new chapter. Please join us on Saturday February 3 for a one of a kind event.
 

Reserved Tickets are $50, while supplies last, and available a 3 locations.

Dixie Theatre at 21 Avenue E, 850.653.3200,
Up the Stairs at 76 Market Street, 850.653.4888
or OYSTERBONES® at 58 Market Street, 850.653.9144

Don't miss your chance to experience this monumental event.

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INCONCERT: 2/9/2018

AREAS: Carrabelle & Dog Island

The Ilse Newell Fund For the Performing Arts presents a Jazz performance at Rio Carrabelle starting at 7:30pm, on Febuary 9, 2018.

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Mardi Gras Barkus Parade: 2/10/2018

AREAS: Apalachicola

Mystic Krewe of Salty Barkers is excited to present the 8th annual Apalachicola Mardi Gras Barkus Parade on Saturday, February 10, 2018 in downtown Apalachicola at 1:00 pm. This year’s theme is BourBone Street Blues so we’ll be celebrating all the fun and frolic of traditional Mardi Gras. We invite you to come out and enjoy the furry family-friendly street parade and festival. Be part of the fun - dress up yourself, your dog, even your bicycle or golf cart! You may just want to come and catch beads.

The festivities will start at 11:00 am at Riverfront Park with live entertainment from the Apalachicola Blues Authority, the Lofty Pursuits Marching Band, and other local bands as well as dog agility demonstrations and performances by local dancers and second line groups. There will be a wide variety of hometown food and beverage vendors offering local

seafood and Cajun treats. Area artisans will be selling their creations as well as specialty beads, Mardi Gras finery, and homemade dog products. Regional non- profit organizations will share their missions at the festival in unique ways. You won't want to miss the pair of real, live Baymaids, Doofy, the rescue pelican, and the Fishy Fashion Show preview.

The King and Queen of Apalachicola's Mardi Gras are always shelter animals who are ready for a forever home. As always, they will have a place of honor in the parade.

The parade begins at intersection of Avenue E and Water Street turning onto Commerce Street then circling back to Water Street, ending at Riverfront Park for the post parade party.
Registration for walkers is $5.00 per person or $25 per golf cart. Pets are free, of course! Krewe membership is open now and they will be accepting new members on the day of the parade as well.

In the tradition of the Salty Barker Krewe, profits from the parade will be donated to help care for the animals of the Forgotten Coast of Florida. Beneficiaries have included the Franklin County Humane Society, the

Florida Wild Mammal Association and the Apalachicola Dog Park. We greatly appreciate the support of the local businesses and families who sponsor the Krewe in its tradition of charity and service to animals. Lassiez Les BONE Temps Rouler!

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INCONCERT: 2/16/2018

AREAS: Carrabelle & Dog Island

The Ilse Newell Fund For the Performing Arts presents a Jazz performance at Rio Carrabelle starting at 7:30pm, on Febuary 16, 2018.

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Violinist and Guitarist: 2/18/2018

AREAS: Apalachicola

The Ilse Newell Fund For the Performing Arts will have a performer on Febuary 18, 2018 at the Apalachicola Trinity Episcopal Church at 4pm.

Benjamin Sung

Assistant Professor of Violin at Florida State University, violinist Benjamin Sung is also concertmaster of the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra, and violin coordinator of the Brevard Music Center and principal second violin of the Brevard Music Center Orchestra.  Recent concert highlights include the 2017 Brevard Music Festival; the first annual Festival y Academia del Nuevo Mundo in Aruba; an appearance with the FSU University Symphony Orchestra in Piazzolla's Estaciones Portenas for the 2016 ASTA National Conference; and a TED talk for TEDx Fargo. His 2017-18 calendar includes a complete Beethoven cycle with pianist David Kalhous, and a new solo album featuring works by Sciarrino, Berio, Maderna, and Schnittke.

 Silviu Ciulei

Classical and flamenco guitarist Silviu Octavian Ciulei was born in Constanta, Romania. He began his musical studies at the early age of six and attended the High School of Arts, a Conservatory style school in Constanta. By age thirteen, he had won his first performance prize. Many awards soon followed including First Prizes in the National Music Olympics, and was First Prize winner and Gold Medalist three times consecutively in the “George Georgescu” International Music Performance Competition.  He graduated at the top of his class and was selected to perform a Concerto with the Black Sea National Philharmonic Orchestra.

 

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INCONCERT: 2/23/2018

AREAS: Carrabelle & Dog Island

The Ilse Newell Fund For the Performing Arts presents a Jazz performance at Rio Carrabelle starting at 7:30pm, on Febuary 23, 2018.

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Flutist Sammy Tedder and Adventures of Annabelle: 2/25/2018

AREAS: Apalachicola

Flutist Sammy Tedder and Adventures of Annabelle Lynn

The Ilse Newell Fund For the Performing Arts will have a performer on Febuary 25, 2018 at the Apalachicola Trinity Episcopal Church at 4pm.

Sammy Tedder
Sammy Tedder’s musical talents stretch more than 44 years of performing, composing and recording sounds close to his heart
Tedder’s original scores and album projects feature these hand made flutes, drums and other ancient percussion instruments accompanied by contemporary instruments and the natural sounds of the Florida Wilderness.
Sammy has just completed the music soundtrack and nature sound design for the documentary Big Cypress Swamp: The Western Everglades for the National Park Service. 
Sammy Tedder’s music reflects his deep respect for the original inhabitants of this land and his passion for protecting our natural places for future generations.

Adventures of Annabelle Lynn

The Adventures of Annabelle Lyn is a trio of female folk artists that brings together heartbreaking original songs, tight and sweet vocal harmonies, powerful instrumental solos, and crowd-pleasing acoustic covers. Based out of Tallahassee, FL, these women bring the sounds of euphoric acoustic music across the Southeast, performing everywhere from rowdy dance stages to intimate home shows. 

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The Flea Bitten Dawgs: 2/25/2018

AREAS: Carrabelle & Dog Island

The Flea Bitten Dawgs from St. Louis Return at 4 pm. Bringing Ukulele Jazz Americana to Carrabelle.  This is NOT your typical ukulele show! Swing, blues and ballads from the 30's right up to modern gems, this is a treat no other musical instrument can match! 

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INCONCERT: 3/1/2018

AREAS: Apalachicola

Ilse Newell Fund For The Performing Arts presents BACS, performing Apalachicola Trinity Episcopal Church at 4pm.

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Tocamos Mas: 3/23/2018

AREAS: Carrabelle & Dog Island

Tocamos Mas Returns to Carrabelle at 8 pm. A fun evening of Mambo, Merengue, Bolero and Cha Cha! Get your dancing shoes on as Tocamas Mas transforms Carrabelle into little Havana!

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The Muscle Shoals Singer / Songwriter Series: 4/27/2018

AREAS: Carrabelle & Dog Island

The Muscle Shoals Singer / Songwriter Series at 8 pm. Hosted by Donny Lowery is Rio Carrabelle's newest continuing series.  Muscle Shoals is known for recording many hit songs from the 1960s to today and the music from the area is often referred to as the "Muscle Shoals Sound"! 
Donny has more than 100 songs recorded by country artists!

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28th Annual Carrabelle Riverfront Festival: 4/28/2018

AREAS: Carrabelle & Dog Island

The 28th Annual Carrabelle Riverfront Festival will be held the weekend of April 28, 2018 along the beautiful Carrabelle Harbor in downtown Carrabelle, FL. The Carrabelle Riverfront Festival is a fabulous street festival that celebrates Carrabelle’s culture, history and natural wonders with colorful arts & craft vendors; educational folk life hands-on demonstrations; wonderful maritime activities, like the touch tanks from the Gulf Specimen Marine Lab; unique children’s fun like pirate camp; delicious local seafood vendors and traditional fair foods; wonderful, festive music; and amazing live entertainment – like the now famous Fishy Fashion Show. Admission to this family friendly and pet friendly event is FREE and open to the public.

 

 

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