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THE CURRYS - January 5, 2018

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

Apalachicola Oyster Cookoff - January 12, 2018 through January 13, 2018

The Apalachicola Oyster Cook-off event is held every year on the Friday and Saturday before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in downtown Historic Apalachicola at Riverfront Park. This year’s 8th Annual Oyster Cook-Off will be held January 12th and 13th, 2018. The event features a silent auction, oysters galore, shrimp, smoked mullet, hot dogs, hamburgers, local beer, live music, kids’ activities, dancing performances and a 5K run! Enter your best recipe and be a contestant in the oyster cook-off or just come out and enjoy a day of wonderful food, refreshments and music.

 

The Muscle Shoals Singer / Songwriter Series - January 12, 2018

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!

INCONCERT - January 12, 2018

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

Trumpeter Longineau Parson and Pianist Joanna Sobk - January 14, 2018

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.

 

INCONCERT - January 19, 2018

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

Leon Anderson Group - January 21, 2018

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.

 

Butts & Clucks Cook-Off on the Bay - January 26, 2018 through January 27, 2018

7th annual Butts & Clucks is now a Sanctioned event by the Florida BBQ Association. The event will be held in Battery Park in historic Apalachicola January 26th and 27th 2018.

Vocalist Tara Burns - January 28, 2018

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.   

The Sarah Mac Band - February 3, 2018

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.

INCONCERT - February 9, 2018

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

Mardi Gras Barkus Parade - February 10, 2018

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!

INCONCERT - February 16, 2018

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

Violinist and Guitarist - February 18, 2018

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.

 

INCONCERT - February 23, 2018

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

Flutist Sammy Tedder and Adventures of Annabelle - February 25, 2018

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. 

The Flea Bitten Dawgs - February 25, 2018

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! 

INCONCERT - March 1, 2018

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

Tocamos Mas - March 23, 2018

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!

The Muscle Shoals Singer / Songwriter Series - April 27, 2018

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!