Put on your dancing shoes and come ready to eat! The 10th annual Bald Eagle Bash, set for Saturday, May 4, will feature 17 restaurants serving fresh local shrimp dishes and delectable desserts, and music by the popular Red Clay Strays! Plus, there will be a signature beer—Bald Eagle Blue—from Fairhope Brewing Company, and a great variety of wines and other beverages. All this while watching a beautiful Gulf Coast sunset in one of the best spots in the area—Weeks Bay.
The fun begins at 4 p.m. and goes until 7 p.m., at the Tonsmeire Weeks Bay Resource Center next to the Fish River bridge on U.S. Hwy 98.
Bald Eagle Bash is the Weeks Bay Foundation’s largest event, raising funds 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 area restaurants together to create dishes based on delicious local shrimp. Our chefs serve up everything from fried shrimp, to shrimp sliders, shrimp and grits, shrimp ceviche, barbecue shrimp, and their own unique creations. In addition to the seafood, several restaurants will be serving delectable desserts.
The restaurants are: Blue Marlin Restaurant, Boudreaux’s Cajun Grill, Cereal Killer, Cobalt the Restaurant, David’s Catfish House, Dragonfly Food Bar, Ed’s Seafood Shed, The Groovy Goat, The Little Cake Shop, Master Joe’s, Panini Pete’s, Southwood Kitchen, Sunset Pointe, Tin Restaurant and Oyster Bar, Warehouse Bakery & Donuts, and Wok by the Bay.
This year, the 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. 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 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 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.
For more information, call 251-990-5004, visit baldeaglebash.com, or find us on Facebook and Twitter.