Bash Brings Local Seafood and Music to Weeks Bay
Are you ready for the Party for Preservation?” What better way to cap off Earth Day than watching the sunset over Weeks Bay while enjoying fresh local seafood and listening to awesome local music for a great cause? The 11th annual Bald Eagle Bash, set for April 25 from 4-7 p.m., at the Tonsmeire Weeks Bay Resource Center, is the Weeks Bay Foundation’s largest event, raising funds to restore vulnerable coastline, protect wildlife and educate folks about how they can help ensure we have clean water.
This “taste of Weeks Bay” brings more than a dozen area restaurants together to create dishes based on delicious Gulf shrimp. From fried shrimp, to stuffed shrimp, to shrimp and grits, shrimp ceviche, and jalapeno shrimp sliders, each chef prepares a signature dish that is sure to delight all participants.
And while seafood is the main attraction, the local music is always a big draw.
The MUSIC is always a big draw, and 2020 will be no exception. We are proud to announce that The Underhill Family Orchestra AND The Marlow Boys will be our 2020 Bald Eagle Bash musical entertainment! Native to the Alabama delta, The Underhill Family Orchestra has been described as “outright anthemic,” taking their compositions to “idyllic places” that make you want to “paint your face, forget your age, and kiss a stranger.” Their arm-swinging, foot-stomping, Appalachia-inspired sound makes an effort to “infuse sheer pop catchiness into the rootsier, grittier elements” of sultry and soulful four-part vocal arrangements, and offer a unique take on the southern sound for which Alabama is known.
The Marlow Boys, Joe and Karl Langley (of the Kyle & Karl Band) Stan Foster (Rollin’ in the Hay, Deluxe Trio) and Phil Proctor (Dog River Boys, Deluxe Trio) have been playing together since 2014. Collaborating on original songs, their music is both personal and universal, acoustic and electric, serious and, as one person said, “Good people, good music.”
In addition to the seafood and music, several area restaurants will be serving delectable desserts, while local brewer Fairhope Brewing will have a signature beer just for “The Bash.”
“The Bald Eagle Bash is a great family-friendly event that showcases local seafood and local musical talent in a setting that cannot be beat.” Ellis Allen, Weeks Bay Foundation Board Chairman said. “Many attendees come by boat and families fish off the pier while everybody enjoys the food, the music and the sunset.”
The 2019 Bash featured 16 restaurants, a great selection of wine and beer, and more than 1,200 fun-loving people! This year will be all of that and more!
Tickets are available online by clicking here. Beginning March 2, tickets will be available at The Fairhope Store, The Orange Beach Store, Weeks Bay Reserve and Weeks Bay Foundation. Tickets are $50 in advance and $55 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.