Friday, October 01, 2010

Come for the Shrimp - Stay for the Rock at Gulf Shores

Unprecedented back to back entertainment weekends are happening soon and you can optimise your fun. Arts and crafts, food and musical entertainment at The National Shrimp Festival begins October 7th at the public beach at The Hangout and ends October 10. Just a few days later on October 15th Bon Jovi, yes the real rock band, will perform at the same Hangout beach. For added fun Thunder on the Gulf powerboat races will back in Orange Beach October 15-17.

My advice - rent a house for the week starting October 9 to party at the Shrimp Fest and still be on the island when Bon Jovi hits the beach October 15. Use promo code CBJ-T and get 50% off your house rental plus tickets to the concert (while supplies last, two tickets per bedroom plus two additional tickets). You may not realize it but every time you rent a house or condo the 7th night is free, so using the 50% off promo code means you are actually only paying for 3 nights and getting 4 nights free.

As a long-time Shrimp Festival attendee here are two of my tips:

1. Try the Rockin' Rogers cajun pistols, a popular seafood delight only $10 for 3 pistols. I have it on good authority that this popular delicacy, a roll stuffed with shrimp, crawfish and cheese in a cream sauce, will be back again this year on the east boardwalk across from The Hangout. The line will be long but it will be worth the wait.

2. On Sunday check out one of our local bands - Roman Street - at the East Stage beginning at 11:15. You will love their sound which we have featured on many of our videos. Review the Shrimp Festival entertainment schedule to plan which great music you want to hear.

We still have houses and a few condos available for the two weekends of "Rocktober" fun but you need to hurry because remaining properties are renting fast.

I'll see you at the beach.

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