DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (WPMI) — Take thousands of anglers. Add dozens of artists and musicians. Then stir in as many as 75,000 spectators, and you’ve got the makings of a jam-packed Rodeo Music & Arts Festival on Dauphin Island. Set in conjunction with the 83rd annual Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo, the Music & Arts Festival will feature four days of music performances at the fishing rodeo site and also at restaurants and businesses across the island. Events will kick off Thursday afternoon, July 14, with music at several locations, including the rodeo site, where the rodeo’s annual Liars Contest also is scheduled for 6 p.m. Fishing will get under way at 5 a.m. Friday, July 15, and end at 5 p.m. Sunday, July 17. Musicians will also perform those three days at the rodeo site and at outdoor venues throughout the island town. Additionally, on Saturday more than 20 regional artists will be displaying and selling their works at local businesses. The Town of Dauphin Island will provide a free shuttle bus on Saturday to help people get from site to site. “It’s going to be a great four days,” said Mayor Jeff Collier. “Our goal in helping sponsor the Music & Arts Festival is to give people more to do when they come to see the fishing. They can move around the island and see what we have to offer.” Thursday’s music lineup includes Leland Clay, 2-6 p.m., Pirate’s Pleasure Bar & Grill; Winston Ramble, 4-6 p.m., Fishing Rodeo stage; Paw Paw’s Medicine Cabinet, 8-10 p.m., rodeo stage; and The Modern Eldorados, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Fins Bar. On Friday, featured performers will be Delta Smoke, 3-5 p.m., rodeo stage; Winston Ramble, 5-7 p.m., rodeo stage; The Wellborn Pickers, 5-30-9:30 p.m., Pirate’s Pleasure; Brett LaGrave, 6-10 p.m., Islanders; Dylan Scott, 7-9 p.m., fishing rodeo stage; and Ryan Balthrop, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Fins Bar. Saturday’s lineup will include Leland Clay, 10 a.m.-noon, Green Park; Brandon White, noon-1:30 p.m., rodeo stage; Stereo Dogs, noon-4 p.m., Pirate’s Pleasure; Leland Clay, 1-3 p.m., Billy Goat Concessions; Delta Smoke, 1:30-3 p.m., fishing rodeo stage; Eric Erdman, 3-5 p.m., fishing rodeo stage; Rebecca Barry, 5-9 p.m., Fins Bar; Mulligan Brothers, 6-8 p.m., fishing rodeo stage; Three Bean Soup, 6-10 p.m., Islanders Restaurant; Terry the Carpenter, 8-10 p.m., Pelican Pub; and Infant Richard and the Delta Stones, 9 p.m.-1 p.m., Fins Bar. Sunday will feature Nanafalia, noon-1:30 p.m., fishing rodeo stage; Chris Wellbourne, noon-4 p.m., Islanders Restaurant; Harrison McGinnis, noon-4 p.m., Pirate’s Pleasure; Delta Smoke, 1:30-3 p.m., fishing rodeo site; Ryan Balthrop and Friends, 3-4:45 p.m., fishing rodeo stage; and Holly Mosely and Tim Kinsey, 3-7 p.m., Fins Bar. Saturday’s roster of artists incudes Dena McKee, Jimmy Stroud, Susan Cox, Cindy Schafhirt, Sharon Johnson, Laurie Schaerer, Robert Zimlich and others. The venues at which they’ll be stationed include Lighthouse Bakery, Mack and DD’s Emporium, Treasure Trove, Chevron, Billy Goat Concessions, Fins Bar, Islanders Restaurant, Dolphin Health & Fitness and Green Park. The Dauphin Island Heritage and Arts Council’s gallery on Bienville Boulevard will be open Saturday and Sunday. For more information about musicians and artists, visit the Music & Arts Festival’s Facebook page and the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo’s website, which also contains information about the fishing rodeo itself. Schedules and maps will be available at the rodeo site and at participating venues. The fishing rodeo is sponsored by the Mobile Jaycees, whose promotional literature describes it as “the largest fishing tournament in the world.” Awards and prizes will total more than $1 million.
THURSDAY, JULY 16TH
TIME ARTIST VENUE 6-8pm Liar’s Contest ADSFR Stage 8-10pm Nanafalia ADSFR Stage 8-10pm The Perry Wall Band Fins Bar FRIDAY, JULY 17TH TIME ARTIST VENUE 1-5pm Leland Clay Hugh’s Snow Removal/WEB 6-10pm Harrison McGinnis Trio Pirates Pleasure 6-10pm The Night Work Band Islanders 8pm-mdnt The Modern Eldorados Fins Bar SATURDAY, JULY 18TH TIME ARTIST VENUE 11am – 2pm Disciples of the Crow Hugh’s Snow Removal/WEB Noon-4pm Stereo Dogs Pirates Pleasure 12-130pm Leland Clay Island BBQ 1-4pm Delta Reign Duo Mac n’ DDs 1-4pm Ken & Marilyn Billy Goat Concessions 2-4pm Leland Clay ADSFR Stage 2-5pm Rhythm Intervention West End Beach 2-5pm Tony Bowers Steel Drum Fins Bar 5-9pm Leland Clay Island BBQ 6-10pm Mango Fish Islanders 7-10pm Carla & the Sand Fleas Ship & Shore -Green Park 7-11pm Doug Previto & Friends Pirates Pleasure 7pm-mdnt Tribal Bacon Pelican Pub 8pm-mdnt Ryan Balthrop & Friends Fins Bar SUNDAY, JULY 19TH TIME ARTIST VENUE 11am-2pm Ryan Kuykendall Hugh’s Snow Removal/WEB Noon -2pm Melissa Joiner Pirates Pleasure 1-3pm Bruce Jones Fins Bar 2-5pm John Milham Band West End Beach 2-6pm Ryan Balthrop Pirates Pleasure 4-8pm Melissa Joiner Duo Fins Bar
Dauphin Island, AL- . They’re calling it “Red White and Boom” this year . . . . The Mobile Pops will perform at 6 p.m., and Dauphin Island’s annual fireworks show begins at 9 p.m. at the Dauphin Island public beach and pier, next to Dauphin Island Elementary School. Parking is available at the public beach for $5 per car. No glass, fires or camping allowed on the beach.
Please remember to leave early, traffic can be heavy going onto the Island.
DAUPHIN ISLAND FIREWORKS – JULY 4th – 9 p.m.
Dauphin Island, AL-
Here are the Movies scheduled to be shown this Summer on Thursday evenings, at Dauphin Island’s West End Beach:
Dauphin Island Movies
On West End Beach
West End Beach 2015 FREE Family Movie Series
June 28 How To Train Your Dragon
July 2 E.T.
July 3 Jaws
July 9 Tangled
July 10 Divergent
July 16 The Never Ending Story
July 17 BIG
July 23 Atlantis – The Lost Empire,
July 24 The Maze Runner
July 30 Teen Beach Movie
July 31 Maleficent
Aug 6 SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
Aug 7 X-Men – Days of Future Past
Aug 13 Swiss Family Robinson
Aug 14 Hugo
Aug 20 The Dog Who Saved Summer
Aug 21 Fast and the Furious
Aug 27 Minions
Aug 28 The Avengers
Every Thursday & Friday night at dark *weather permitting!
All movies begin at dark and patrons are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets and bug spray (just in case) but please No pets, glass, grills! Come and enjoy a family friendly night.
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — Orange Beach . . . and devoted “Parrot Heads” across the Gulf Coast . . the wait is over.
Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will perform at The Amphitheater at The Wharf for one night only on Friday, April 24 at 8 p.m., as part of Jimmy Buffett’s “Workin’ n’ Playin’” Tour 2015.
Buffett last played on the Alabama coast in July of 2010 in a free “Concert for the Coast” to garner support for the area in the wake of the BP oil rig explosion and spill that soiled the area’s tourist season that year.
Local Parrotheads won’t want to miss their chance to soak in the full Margaritaville experience.
Tickets will go on sale at 10:00 a.m. on Feb. 27 fromTicketmaster.com, with an 8-ticket per customer limit.
“We are thrilled to welcome Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band for the first time to The Amphitheater at The Wharf and kick off summer with Parrotheads from Orange Beach, Gulf Shores and all over the South,” Wharf owner Art Favre said.
“Jimmy Buffett is known for bringing the best outdoor party before and during his concerts and we can’t wait to welcome him to our island paradise.”
The Mobile native Buffett, and his Coral Reefer Band, have remained one of music’s most popular acts and personalities over the past four-pus decades.
His sister Lucy owns the popular LuLu’s restaurant and entertainment complex in Gulf Shores (AL), soon adding a new location in Destin (FL).
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the release of Jimmy’s A1A album his first Top 40 record, which includes the hit, “A Pirate Looks At Forty”, a perennial concert favorite.