Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Mullet Toss Weekend on the Alabama & Florida Coast Begins Friday

Plan for unprecedented adventure at the 26th annual Interstate Mullet Toss and Gulf Coast's Greatest Beach Party this weekend (April 23-25) at Florabama.

Unless you've been one of the thousands who annually flock to the coast for the Mullet Toss you may be wondering why we fling fish across the Alabama/Florida state line? It's actually a fundraiser to benefit various local charities but I'll bet the participants would answer that's it's a great excuse for the best beach party in the world.

The venue itself is a real adventure - Florabama is a famous bar that straddles the two states and is one of the last roadhouses in the USA. In addition to the celebrity toss there are a variety of age categories for you to toss mullet. Just imagine the bragging rights when you return to your real world after you've flung a fish for an impressive distance.

Vacation condos and houses are still available if you want to make last-minute plans for the unique Mullet Toss experience. Enjoy a 3rd night FREE in a condo or 4th night FREE in a beach house with our Mullet Toss special.

Friday, April 09, 2010

Jazzin' Under the Oaks Relay for Life Fundraiser in Gulf Shores Announced

Meyer Real Estate's signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society - Jazzin' Under the Oaks - is a fun evening of music, food, adult beverages and shopping, all for a worthy cause. On Wednesday, April 21, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m for $20 per person you can join us in the courtyard at the Gulf Shores office (1585 Gulf Shores Parkway) and enjoy a fun, relaxing evening.

The jazz entertainer, Rebecca Barry from the band BUST, made a name for herself in her native New Orleans, even performing at the New Orleans Jazz Festival for many years. We are so excited to have her return to entertain us.

Wine and specialty beer tastings will be provided by Sunset Cork Room, which is one of the most frequented locals hangouts in Gulf Shores. We will be serving light hors d'oeuvres throughout the evening event.

And the shopping - let's not forget one of my favorite pastimes. Our silent auction will feature a wide variety of items generous donated by local businesses so that 100% of the Jazzin' Under the Oaks proceeds will be donated to Relay for Life.

We cordially invite you to join us on April 21st.

Monday, April 05, 2010

Lady Antebellum Joins Tim McGraw in Concert in Orange Beach

Next Sunday (April 11) Tim McGraw along with Lady Antebellum will hit the stage in Orange Beach at The Amphitheater at The Wharf. I must admit that I was more focused on Tim McGraw's performance as a great concert for the area until recently when I began to notice Lady Antebellum on all the talk shows. This popular group has been on top of the Billboard Top 200 charts week after week lately. They recently were awarded a Grammy for Best Country Performance by Duo or Group and also were awarded Single of the Year(“I Run to You”) and Vocal Group of the Year by the Country Music Association in November.

Tim McGraw of course is extremely popular so concert attendees will certainly enjoy a double treat on April 11th at The Wharf. If you are planning to attend and have not yet secured lodging check out Meyer Real Estate's HOT Deals for a last minute bargain.

Sunday, April 04, 2010

FREE Nights for Hangout Music Fest Weekend in Gulf Shores

Can you believe it...we are just a few weeks away from a history-making major music festival in Gulf Shores - the Hangout Beach, Music and Art Festival (May 14-16). I bought my weekend pass weeks ago and I can't wait.

The accommodations deals are getting sweeter at Meyer Real Estate. Rent now and get a FREE night. Rent 3 nights and pay for 2 in a condo or rent 4 nights and pay for 3 in a beach house.
Sharing costs in a condo or house really makes a festival trip affordable. Plus you have a living area and balcony for relaxation and a kitchen for convenience. I looked up a few samples to give you an idea of how economical your trip can be when everyone pitches in for the cost.

3 nights in a 2-bedroom gulf-front condo near the festival totals $533 (divided by 4 people the cost is only $44.45 per person per night).

4 nights in a 4-bedroom gulf-front house in Gulf Shores totals $1504 (divided by 8 people the cost is only $46.98 per person per night).

3 nights in a 2-bedroom waterfront condo on Little Lagoon in Gulf Shores totals $447 (divided by 4 people the cost is only $37.23 per person per night).

4 nights in a 4-bedroom waterfront house in Gulf Shores totals $1314 (divided by 8 people the cost is only $41.05 per person per night).

Use our MAP to find a condo near the action or stay at a nearby beach area and plan on using the shuttle service.

Festival organizers just released the 3-day music fest schedule (see below) and released a limited number of single-day passes for $79:

•FRIDAY, MAY 14: Zac Brown Band, Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, The Black Crowes, North Mississippi Allstars Duo, Girl Talk, Pnuma Trio, Orianthi, Brett Dennen, Jeff Austin & Friends featuring Larry Keel, Davy Knowles and Back Door Slam, Rachel Goodrich, Kirsten Price, El Cantador, Ben Arthur and Hightide Blues.

•SATURDAY, MAY 15: John Legend, The Flaming Lips, Jakob Dylan and Three Legs featuring Neko Case and Kelly Hogan, Gov't Mule, Funky Meters, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Jerry Jeff Walker, Ozomatli, The Whigs, Toubab Krewe, Moon Taxi, A.A. Bondy, Wild Sweet Orange, Jon Black and Rustlanders.

•SUNDAY, MAY 16: Trey Anastasio, Ben Harper and Relentless7, Ray LaMontagne, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Guster, NEEDTOBREATHE, Matisyahu, Keller Williams, OK GO, Blind Boys of Alabama, Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, ALO, Matt Hires, Kristy Lee, Roman Street, Rollin' in the Hay and The Cary Laine Band.

I'll keep you updated as each announcement is released and you can read more at Discover Alabama Beaches.