The festival has extended to Pier 21 were Yaga's Entertainment, Inc. will host a boat show, nautical vendors, concert and Blessing of the Fleet Boat Parade. “In honor of the shrimp industry, we have decided in bring back the Blessing of the Fleet Boat Parade…with a twist,” said Mike Dean President of Yaga's Entertainment, Inc. The Blessing of the Fleet Boat Parade will not be exclusive to shrimp boats, but allow “Anything that Floats” to take part in a time honored tradition. An exciting concert announcement will come in the next months for the Jumbo Shrimp Jam Concert on Pier 21 Saturday September 24, 2011.
In addition to the new festivities on Pier 21, all events from last year will continue down on the Strand. Amateur and professional teams will vie for the title of Best Shrimp Gumbo on Galveston Island, Galveston Jamz Bands music will fill the streets as the public strolls the Strand sampling gumbo and visiting vendors while the kids play in the expanded kids area complete with dunking booth only to stop as the Lil’ Shrimp’s Children’s Procession rolls down Strand. Bernardo’s at Hotel Galvez will be defending their title against 11 other competing island restaurants including Olympia Pier 21, Yaga’s Café and M&M Restaurant & Bar.
The Galveston Island Wild Texas Shrimp Festival schedule is as follows:
Friday Sept. 23- 5:00pm Boat Show and Nautical Vendors on Pier 21 Open
Saturday Sept 24-8:00am 5K Shrimp Scamper Fun Run @ Moody Gardens
11:00am Strand Merchant Walk-About Begins
Sunday Sept 25- 10:00am-5:00pm Boat Show and Nautical Vendors Open on Pier 21
Bob Schneider To Play Galveston Shrimp Festival
A PERFECT DAY is exactly what inspired Bob Schneider’s new album of the same name. Out on Lake Travis, with a group of friends wishing they had the perfect album to provide the perfect soundtrack for their perfect day.
It's that magic that the Michigan-born, Germany-raised Schneider has pursued since the early 90s, when he dropped out of his art studies at the University of Texas at El Paso to pursue music full-time--starting, professionally, in the band Joe Rockhead and then in the Ugly Americans and the Scabs, all of which led up to his solo career in 1998. He debuted with SONGS SUNG AND PLAYED ON GUITAR AT THE SAME TIME but thought about adopting another group name, Lonelyland. Instead that became the title of his second album, and Schneider has since added another 11 titles to his catalog, including a pair of live albums, and EP (2009's LOVE IS EVERYWHERE) and a holiday release (CHRISTMASTIME, also in 2009), as well as his last studio album, LOVELY CREATURES, which featured the national AAA hit "40 Dogs (Like Romeo and Juliet)" as well as a collaboration with Patty Griffin on "Changing Your Mind."
A committed road dog, Schneider--who maintains a Monday night residency at the Saxon Pub back home in Austin--plans to burn some significant rubber on tour to support A PERFECT DAY. But there's also that large body of existing songs and that "very active imagination"
Bob Schneider will bring his magic for his first ever Galveston concert on September 24, 2011 for the Galveston Island Wild Texas Shrimp Festival Jumbo Shrimp Jam on Pier 21 gates open at 4:00pm. This concert comes as part of the expansion of the shrimp festival along with a boat show and boat parade taking place on Pier 21 September 23-25, 2011.
Sponsors for this year’s festival include Mitchell Historic Properties, Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau, Galveston County Daily News, Galveston Shrimp Company, The Islander Magazine, and Galveston Monthly
For tickets and more event information visit www.galvestonislandshrimpfestival.com
Media Contact: Erin Dhonau email@example.com 409-770-0999
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Yaga's Entertainment is a Galveston based events company which hosts 4 events throughout the year including Yaga's Chili Quest and Beer Fest, Galveston Island Food & Wine Festival, Galveston Island Wild Texas Shrimp Festival and Mardi Gras! Galveston.