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Bowery Station Music Schedule (March 20 - 24)

posted Mar 18, 2019, 11:58 AM by Matt Gardi

March has really shaped up to be an exciting month as we roll out of St. Patrick's day after a great show with Rick Finneran and Celtic on the Halfshell... but this upcoming week has even more surprises.  It features some of your favorites as well as some debuts of great new talent, and an appearance by the nationally known... SAUCE BOSS!  Now that is truly some March Madness!

Here is how the brackets of live music shape up for the week....

Wednesday, March 20 -  Matt Gardi hosts as BS Open Mic rolls from 5-8ish.  Please note the 5pm start time, as last week we had so many interested performers that we ran Open Mic till 10ish to get them all on stage.  Fear not, we will start a little earlier this week, so if you want to show up and play after 5pm, our host is ready to accommodate you!  As always tips for our Open Mic performers go to support local charities, this week we are raising funds for the Friends of the St. Vincent Island National Wildlife Refuge, in anticipation of our fundraiser scheduled on Sunday, April 28, a Jimmy Buffett Tribute featuring Sticky Too!

Thursday, March 21 - Glen Danles debuts for a full set from 3-5:30pm.  Glen brings his deep voice, powerful guitar and country and americana set list to the stage for a fun afternoon.  Then, speaking of Sticky Too.... Tim and Jay roll into the station to continue to make Thursdays the New Fridays for a show from 6-9pm.  Sticky Too put on a show of your favorite rock, southern rock, americana and a little trop and country as two of the Gulf Coasts most talented guitarists trade licks and harmonize like few other duos can.  These guys capture the audience from start to finish which is always the perfect recipe for a Thursday evening in Apalach.   

Friday, March 22 - Get a little Salt in your blood as Brian Bowen joins us for an afternoon show from 3-6pm.  BB is a performer that brings life in these parts to life with his originals, and hooks the audience with favorite covers that all wrap up into a fun afternoon of salty goodness!  Then, what better way to continue into the evening than with a powerful female vocalist that can get the joint up and dancing in the form of Garnet & Soul for a show from 7-10pm.  From smooth and sultry, to jazzy and funky, Mary Ann leads the band on a high energy show that captivates the crowd.  With an incredible voice, backed by horns, keys and guitar, it is going to be a great Friday evening with Garnet & Soul.

Saturday, March 23 - This is a very special day for Bowery Station and Apalachicola as the world famous Sauce Boss rolls into town.  Dothan's Dave Dale opens up the day from 3-5:30pm with one of his fun energetic shows of your favorite covers and spicy originals.  Then, get your Gumbo on as renowned bluesman Bill Wharton, the Sauce Boss, joins us for an evening of hot cooking blues and gumbo starting at 6:45, the Sauce Boss incorporates actually cooking delicious gumbo on stage while he performs his swamp funk and blues that he is so well known for.  This will not only be a great musical performance, a CD release party and book signing, but will be a feast for a hundred hungry gumbo lovers.  PLEASE NOTE:  As always, there is not a cover for this national act, doors open at 2pm.  If you would like a seat, it is advisable to arrive early, and large swaths of seating can not be held unless a butt is in them.  No outside beverages or containers will be allowed.  We appreciate your consideration and support in our attempts to bring this level of talent to Apalachicola free of charge.  We appreciate our friends at the Chowder House for their support and assistance for this show.

Sunday, March 24 - Debut Alert!  Britt Dignan joins us for a show from 5-8.  Another national performer, Nashville, TN based Americana Singer-Songwriter Britt Dignan has the ability to capture your heart with his talent for writing meaningful lyrics placed smoothly over his slick Acoustic melodies and impromptu jams. He paints a picture with his folky story telling, soulful rooted voice and extraordinary stage presence, placed a top a high energized passion and love for music!  Roots Rock at its finest!  Again, grab a seat early!!

Thanks again for your support of our efforts to bring you the best in live music to our humble little venue.  Without your support, it could not be possible.

Bowery Station Music Schedule (March 13 - 17)

posted Mar 11, 2019, 8:11 AM by Matt Gardi

We are exceptionally excited this week, as it culminates with one of our favorite celebrations of the year... a fine Italian holiday.... St. Patrick's Day!!  Yes, yes, yes, I am well aware that some Irish blokes have claimed San Patricio as their own... but hey... if it's all about beer and music... who can complain?

Here's the weekly smorgasbord of live music goodness.

Tuesday, March 12 - Huh? TUESDAY?  What up, Bowery Station is usually closed on Tuesdays?  Well, and it is true this week as well, but....BUT... yours truly, Matt Gardi, has the distinct pleasure to open for Sam and Dave AT PADDY'S Raw Bar on SGI.  That's right, Sam and Dave are ready to put on their off off off really far off Broadway production of Nowhere to Nowhere featuring the Melody Lane Dance Troop at Paddy's starting at 7:30pm, but Matt Gardi will have the distinct pleasure and honor to open for them from 5:30-7:30pm when the production starts!  So come on out to Paddys this Tuesday for an event you will be sure to remember in soooo many ways!

Wednesday, March 13 -  Matt Gardi hosts as BS Open Mic rolls from 6-8ish.  As always tips for our Open Mic performers go to support local charities, this week we are raising funds for the Franklin County Humane Society, helping our little furry friends out.  This of course is in anticipation of the SGI Brew Fest in April which is becoming a fantastic event that benefits the Humane Society as well.

Thursday, March 14 -  Rick Ott returns for an afternoon show from 3-5:30pm.  Rick loves to masterfully play all the old classics you know and love, and is a musician that loves to share his joy of performing with the crowd as few can play an electric as a soloist with such a great feel. Then, as we continue to make Thursdays the New Fridays...Boo Radley joins us for a show from 6-9pm!  One of the finest duos to play the Southeast, Patty and Michael combine their voices for intense harmonies accompanied by Michael's incredible guitar arrangements for a performance of new 850 Americana.  A primarily original show that fans have come to love, this will make for a fantastic Thursday evening for any original live music enthusiast!

Friday, March 15 - Real Rob returns to Bowery Station for a daytime performance from 3:30-6pm.  Rob is a Jazz, Blues and Folk musician currently based out of New Orleans and we are pleased to have found a spot for him on his travels through this area of the panhandle again.  Then, the boys of Southern Flood come out to rock your Friday night from 7-10pm.  If you like those rock classics from the 60s, 70s and 80s you will always love the show that Southern Flood puts on.  Bring your dancing flip flops!

Saturday, March 16 - Savanna Leigh Bassett comes on in from Jacksonville for one of her signature performances from 3-5:30pm.  Savanna is an exceptionally dynamic female artist, centering on Country and contemporary rock, along with her ear catching originals.  Savanna commands attention with her powerful vocals and well played guitar.  Then, going into the evening... please make sure you have your safety belts fastened... as the Bo Spring Band returns to the Bowery Station from 6:30-10pm.  There are few better matches than Bo Spring and Bowery Station... a venue built for this powerhouse band of talent.  Get in early if you want a seat, but you won't be in it long as these Gulf Coast superstars will have you out of your seats with their set list of well loved originals and your favorite classic covers!

Sunday, March 17 - Well well well.  So it's Sunday...and it's St. Patrick's day, a fine celebration of a great Italian Saint.  We are so glad the Irish have chosen to celebrate this day with we Paisanos... that we have some great Irish music lined up for you.  First, soloist Rick Finneran starts off around 3pm, but if he starts earlier it is only because he wants to start drinking, and we have no problem with that.  Then, as tradition will have it, we welcome Celtic on the Halfshell from 5-8pm.  This quartet of Carol Harris, Randy Mims, Charles Elliott and Charley Sawyer have been with us on St. Patrick's day since our inception, and it is a blessing to have this array of top talent join us for s day of fun and festivities in honor of a great, great, great.... ITALIAN SAINT!

Come on out for a great week, it's going to be fun, and as always we extend our gratitude to those of you whom chose to support Bowery Station and our efforts to bring the best live music to Apalachicola!

Bowery Station Music Schedule (March 6-10)

posted Mar 4, 2019, 6:52 AM by Matt Gardi

Spring is trying to spring, and this week ends with a little more daylight time as Sunday we spring ahead....

The music as always helps to add to the warmth of the season... piping hot live music and spicy staff... here is what we have this week...

Wednesday, March 6 -  Matt Gardi hosts as BS Open Mic rolls from 6-8ish.  We have been told we will be treated to another performance of magic by the owner of the Chowder House...the Great William the Magnificent, and rumor has it there might be some comedy as well.... as we always welcome all types of performers.  As always tips for our Open Mic performers go to support local charities, this week we are raising funds for the Franklin County Humane Society, helping our little furry friends out.  This of course is in anticipation of the SGI Brew Fest in April which is becoming a fantastic event that benefits the Humane Society as well.

Thursday, March 7 - Paul Boyle is back in the house, for an afternoon of rock, country and Americana from 3-5:30.  Paul brings a fun set list that the crowd loves to sing along too, and creates a warm music appreciation room with every show.   Then, folks and fans, Dylan "Ragpicker" Allen is coming in to continue to make Thursdays the New Fridays in Apalachicola at Bowery Station from 6-9pm. This young talent can, and will do it all.  As a soloist, he is one of the few that can fill the shoes of a full band with his energy, incredible guitar skills and wide ranging set list that can fit any generation and please any crowd.  Dylan always surprises with his contagious energy, and hardly anyone can stop themselves from tapping their feet or getting up and dancing!   Dylan has an incredible vocal range and always finds a way to work percussion into his shows in a one man band show that rocks the evening.

Friday, March 8 - Phillip Nelson comes in for an afternoon show from 3-6pm. Phillip is a powerful guitarist with a dynamic voice and a set list that has everyone tapping their toes. He came in for an afternoon show back in February for a debut and knocked 'em out.  Then the Frank Jones Band hits the stage for a show from 7-10pm!  Frank riffs a mean guitar, backed by serious keys, harp and a rhythm section that puts the feel in everyone to get up and move!  Few can light up a Friday night like the Frank Jones Band as their style pleases any generation whether you want to simply tap your feet, or get up and boogie!  Their soulful and well written originals seem to appeal to the audience just as much as their funky get down covers.

Saturday, March 9 - Singer/Songwriter Clayton Mathis joins us for an afternoon from 3-6pm.  Mathis, with originals which locals have come to love such as "Sad Song" and "Chesapeake Girl," and his newest "Capital Hill"  also plays some of your favorite covers from country, rock, and even a touch of gospel and hip hop with a dynamic vocal range and style of his own.   Then hold onto your hats as we welcome back Wakulla Rising for a show from 6:30-10pm! Wakulla Rising returns for what is sure to be a roof raising evening of roots swamp, funk and down home rippin' blues and rock from 6:30-10pm.  When Susan and the boys get groovin' there is no stopping them, and the crowd responds in turn.  It is always a roof raising evening, as this band packed with immense talent offers up a sound no other act can duplicate!

Sunday, March 10 - Cat Braaten comes on in for a great Sunday afternoon and evening from 5-8pm!  Cat, being one of the Forgotten Coasts favorite female vocalists balances her shows between her well written and captivating originals and some of your favorite covers.  Her powerful vocals over the years are one of the reasons that Bowery Station has evolved in to the performer centric atmosphere that it is today.  Come on out for a perfect spring Sunday, and don't forget this Sunday at 2am spring those clocks ahead because you don't want to miss a moment of Cat Braaten!

Thanks again to all of you that come out and support live music at Bowery Station, it is because of you that we are able to get the superior talent level and variety of performers from around the Country to come join us on our stage!

See you at the show!!

Music Schedule March 2109

posted Mar 1, 2019, 9:01 AM by Matt Gardi


Bowery Station Music Schedule (Feb 27 - March 3)

posted Feb 25, 2019, 3:51 PM by Matt Gardi

What a great weekend this past one was, as the Mystic Krewe of Salty Barkers put on a fabulous parade and Mardi Gras celebration.

The fun continues into this week  and season as we host some of your all time favorites....

Wednesday, Feb 27 -  Matt Gardi hosts as BS Open Mic rolls from 6-8ish.  As always tips for our Open Mic performers go to support local charities, this week we are raising funds for the St. George Island Volunteer Fire Department in anticipation of The Chili Cook-Off coming up in early March, so come on out and support our friends on the Island at Open Mic.

Thursday, Feb 28 - We wrap up the month with a special event as salty troubadour Brian Bowen opens up for Del Suggs.  Brian plays the afternoon from 3-6pm and Del Suggs plays on into the evening from 6-8:30pm.  Del Suggs is a singer/songwriter and guitarist from the beaches of North Florida. He appears in concert at colleges, universities and festivals across the United States and the Caribbean. Del performs nearly 100 times each year, and sings his original songs for over 100,000 people annually.  Del has appeared at over 500 colleges and universities across the US.  He's also performed  at such prestigious venues as the World Music Festa (Shirahama, Japan), Kerrville Folk Festival (TX), Spirit Square (NC), Lyric Theatre (FL), Sarasota Opera House (FL).  Del has appeared at the Florida Folk Festival every year since 1983.  This is seriously making Thursdays the new Fridays!

Friday, March 1 -  Tyler James Arnold comes on in for a show from 3-6pm.  Tyler brings the down home Louisiana sound to life with a well chosen set list, great leads over perfect sampling, a voice that commands attention, and tunes ranging from your favorite americana, and southern rock to contemporary gulf coast legends that will have you singing along.  Then, get your rockabilly on cause joining us from California, Pope Paul and the Illegals return to Bowery Station from 7-10pm.  This trio of talented gents anchored ApalachOktoberfest 2017 and had the crowd hoppin' from start to finish.  From high energy swing and honky tonk, to their signature style and original rockabilly feel, Paul, John and Sal always light up the stage with unparalleled enthusiasm.

Saturday, March 2 - Sarah Moranville joins us for the afternoon, with a show from 3-6pm.  With tremendous vocal range, Sarah's set list spans the generations, and her solid guitar skills keep your feet tapping.... and no one brings a bigger smile!  Then, get on the train for Bluesville ladies and gentlemen, and the Jerry Thigpen Trio is ready to rock from 6:30-10pm.  Their shows have been commanding attention to full house audiences as their performance of British influenced blues and rock get people up on their feet!  Their originals are dynamic and energetic, and played by three masters of the trade. 

Sunday, March 3 -  Slim Fatz joins us from 3-5pm.  Slim always makes for a great afternoon of music appreciation with his unique style of old time blues, and endearing vocals.  Then, Keal Franklin returns to our stage from 5-8pm.  Keal, has played the stage of the The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, and is a prolific songwriter who puts on a show of both new and old themed country and americana while maintaining his own style.  It's going to be a fine fine Sunday with these two talents in the house.

Thank you again, one and all for your support of live music at Bowery Station.  Your support is why musicians speak so highly of playing our stage, and for that we are always grateful!

See you at the show!

Bowery Station Music Schedule (Feb 20 -24)

posted Feb 18, 2019, 6:53 AM by Matt Gardi

We have been enjoying some very nice February weather, perfect for sitting back with a cold beer at Bowery Station and enjoying the best live music on the Gulf Coast...

How hot will it get this week?  Let's see....

Wednesday, Feb 20 -  Matt Gardi hosts as BS Open Mic rolls from 6-8ish.  As always tips for our Open Mic performers go to support local charities, this week we are raising funds for the St. George Island Volunteer Fire Department in anticipation of The Chili Cook-Off coming up in early March, so come on out and support our friends on the Island at Open Mic. 

Thursday, Feb 21 - Somebody say... "Awwww Sh**!"  You got that right folks and fans, the legendary and infamous Johnny Barbato is joining us for what will surely be a lights out performance from 6-9pm.  Get ready for a night of blues, slide, rock, and americana along with stories and tales as one of the areas most popular musicians gets the joint jumpin' like few others can do as we continue to make Thursdays the New Fridays.  Snowbirds flock to Johnny's shows, so get in early this Thursday.

Friday, Feb 22 - Jeb Tabb lights up the afternoon from 3-6pm. Jeb brings his Georgia roots to his performance with solid vocals of Americana with a down home feel.   Then, The Living Street return to Apalachicola for another one of their unique attention grabbing performances from 7-10pm.  The Living Street is an indie-folk duo who goes outside the box, trickling their way into a variety of different genres like pop, rock, and alt-country, sharing their well crafted originals along with your favorite covers with great harmonies.  They captivate the crowd as they always create that music appreciation atmosphere from an audience eager to soak up they energy and love of performing.

Saturday, Feb 23 - The Turkeybasters are set to light up an Apalachicola Mardis Gras from 1:30-5pm.  Tim and Melissa have combined their incredible talents to create a show that does it all... great songs, incredible vocals and guitar, perfectly played percussion, all wrapped up in a high energy show of live music love.  The Turkeybasters have arguably become one of the regions most popular acts and it is a pleasure to have them join us for this big afternoon in Apalach.  Then, what better way to continue into the evening than with another powerful female vocalist that can get the joint up and dancing in the form of Garnet & Soul for a show from 6:30-10pm.  From smooth and sultry, to jazzy and funky, Mary Ann leads the band on a high energy show that captivates the crowd.  With an incredible voice, backed by horns, keys and guitar, it is going to be a great Saturday evening with Garnet & Soul.  There was a reason they brought in the New Year at Bowery Station and we are excited to have them back!

Sunday, Feb 24 - Sticky Too....that's Teee OHHH Ohh,  is coming in for a show from 5-8pm.  Tim and Jay combine for a show of your favorite rock, southern rock, americana and a little trop and country as two of the Gulf Coasts most talented guitarists trade licks and harmonize like few other duos can.  These guys capture the audience from start to finish which is always the perfect recipe for a Sunday afternoon and evening in Apalach.

Thanks again for your support of live music, and of Bowery Station....without you bringing these top level performers to our small town would not be possible!

See you at the show/s!

Bowery Station Music Schedule (Feb 13 - 17)

posted Feb 11, 2019, 8:09 AM by Matt Gardi

With Valentine's day approaching, this week is a week for lovers... lovers of the best live music in Apalachicola that is...

Here we go...

Wednesday, Feb 13 -  Matt Gardi hosts as BS Open Mic rolls from 6-8ish.  As always tips for our Open Mic performers go to support local charities, this week we are raising some funds for the Capital Chordsmen, a group that gives scholarships to music students at FSU and FAMU and who will also be performing  A Capella for a short set on Valentines day.  So come on out and sing a song or do a dance as all levels of talent are welcomed and appreciated.

Thursday, Feb 14 - Love is in the beer!  Rick Ott returns for an afternoon show from 3-5:30pm.  Rick loves to masterfully play all the old classics you know and love, and is a musician that loves to share his joy of performing with the crowd as few can play an electric as a soloist with such a great feel. Then we are joined by the A Capella quartet of the Capital Chordsmen for a half hour show from 5:30-6pm.  Every year these guys join us on Valentines day and it is always quite a treat.  Following that, we roll into the evening with Cat Braaten and Josh Watson who will be joining forces from 6-9pm.  Both of these musicians have a style of their own and together they form a Reeces peanut butter cup of live music!

Friday, Feb 15 - Bill Pandolfi and Wayne Britt come into town for one of their signature duo performances from 4-6pm.  Bill and Wayne can cover just about any genre, and both can make their guitars sing as they love getting on stage and sharing their talents.  Then, get ready for some good ol' rock and roll, southern rock, and a touch of country as Six String South hits the stage for a Friday night show from 7-10pm.  It's been a while since these powerhouse performers have joined us int eh Bowery and we are looking forward to a roof raising Friday night.

Saturday, Feb 16 - We bring back for a solo performance Josh Watson for a show from 3-5:30.  Josh has a great vocal range and plays guitar in a way that gets everyone's toes tapping.  His set list spans the generations but hits home in the 90s and Americana.  Then, the train of blues and rock pulls into the Station as the Jerry Thigpen Trio joins us for a show from 6:30-10pm.  Jimmy Bones and Pete Winter put the rhythmic back beat behind Jerry's blistering guitar riffs through a set list of well crafted originals and your favorite covers of blues and rock!

Sunday, Feb 17 - OK folks, here is a fun day of immense talent and showmanship.  First, the Reverend Billy C. Wirtz joins us from 2-5pm.  Reverend Billy C. Wirtz is a comic genius, gifted pianist and American musicologist who defies easy classification. “I like to think of myself as the Victor Borge of the blues,” states the Reverend, but Billy goes way beyond Borge both in scope of subject matter (from politics to social commentary) and, of course, in taste. In fact, no theme is too extreme, taboo, or undignified for the Reverend, so long as it garners a good laugh.  This will be a do not miss afternoon show.  Then, who better to follow up the good Reverend, then the revered Boo Radley with a show from 5-8pm!  One of the finest duos to play the Southeast, Patty and Michael combine their voices for intense harmonies accompanied by Michael's incredible guitar arrangements for a performance of new 850 Americana.  A primarily original show that fans have come to love, this will make for a fantastic Sunday evening!

Come on see the show, day or night.... there is always some live music brewing at Bowery Station.

Bowery Station Music Schedule (Feb 6 - 10)

posted Feb 4, 2019, 12:29 PM by Matt Gardi

A great time was had by all at SPAM Cook-Off 2019 and Bowery Station's 5th Anniversary Celebration!  Thank you to all our SPAM contestants that worked so hard to put on a great show of pleasant rivalry and shenanigans, and congratulations to this year's winner, Connie Helms, who worked in lines from the judges songs into her presentation as she won with her dish of Candied SPAM! 

We move into year six, with an ever increasing array of talented performers for your enjoyment....

Wednesday, Feb 6 -  Matt Gardi hosts as BS Open Mic rolls from 6-8ish.  As always tips for our Open Mic performers go to support local charities, this month we are raising funds for the St. George Island Volunteer Fire Department in anticipation of The Chili Cook-Off coming up in early March, so come on out and support our friends on the Island at Open Mic. 

Thursday, Feb 7 - DEBUT ALERT!  Phillip Nelson plays his first gig on the BS stage during the daytime from 3-5:30pm.  Phillip is a powerful guitarist with a dynamic voice and a set list that has everyone tapping their toes.  Then, Ladies and Gentlemen....The Beatles!!!!   That is right, three of our most talented local artists, Bo Spring, Cat Braaten and Brian Bowen pay tribute to the Fab Four for a tribute night from 6-8:30pm!  These three have done previous tribute shows to packed houses, so we expect to have quite a crowd.... So get in early for what will be another memorable evening of great music honoring the greatest musicians!

Friday Feb 8 - Paul Boyle is back in the house, for an afternoon of rock, country and Americana from 3-5:30.  Paul brings a fun set list that the crowd loves to sing along too, and creates a warm music appreciation room with every show.  Then, for a great segway from Paul's style, we welcome the rock n' roll gents of Southern Flood for a roof raising show from 7-10pm.  Offering an ever evolving show, based in the roots of the best rock we all love, Charles, Ellis, and Steves...  love to play, and the crowd loves to get up and shake a knee once the Flood comes rolling in!

Saturday, Feb 9 - Clayton Mathis, a serious up and coming singer/songwriter who is proving his worth with every show he plays will be playing from 3-6pm.  Mathis, with originals which locals have come to love such as "Sad Song" and "Chesapeake Girl," also plays some of your favorite covers from country, rock, and even a touch of gospel and hip hop.  Then, we welcome back Genna and Jesse for a show from 6:30-9:30pm.  We enjoyed this duo last June and we are excited to have them out for a Saturday evening,  as this duo's performances are tailored towards an intimate audience, demanding attention through intrigue rather than volume. Routine and monotony are challenges not faced by this pair, or by their music as each song comes from a different place, both musically and lyrically.  This is assured to be a captivating Saturday evening.  

Sunday, Feb 10 - Slim Fatz joins us from 3-5pm.  Slim always makes for a great afternoon of music appreciation with his unique style of old time blues, and endearing vocals.  Then, local legend Matt Law follows up with a show from 5-8pm.  Matt can cover just about any genre and is a favorite of the snowbirds, and can always mix in some creative originals.  From blues, and rock, to songwriters such as Dylan.... Matt makes every show a magical and unique performance.

Thanks again one and all, whom have supported us through thick and thin for five years... lets tip an OCBC brew to another five fantastic years at Bowery Station... your home for the best live music in Apalachicola!!

Bowery Station Music Schedule (Jan 31 - Feb 3)

posted Jan 30, 2019, 6:40 AM by Matt Gardi

Can you believe it has been five years since Bowery Station opened it's doors?  Neither can we....my how fast time has flown.  But when you pack the days with such amazingly talented and exciting performers... the time seems to fly.

Check out this great week that leads into our 5th year anniversary party on Sunday which of course has always included SPAM Cook-Off, one of the most exciting events of the year at Bowery Station!

Wednesday, Jan 30 -  Matt Gardi hosts as BS Open Mic rolls from 5-7pm, followed up by a Spotlight on the Mic with up and coming band Divided House from 7-9pm!  As always tips for our Open Mic performers go to support local charities, this month we are raising funds for the Apalachicola Volunteer Fire Department in concert with the Oyster Cook-Off we all just enjoyed, so you can still come on out and support the effort for this final Open Mic of the month.

Thursday, Jan 31 - The Highbeams return to the BS stage from 6-9pm as we continue to make Thursdays the New Fridays.. Three brothers with true passion for music; Highbeams play their own brand of emotive, high-energy Folk Rock. Since forming in 2012, Highbeams has released two full length albums and performed all over the Southeast alongside national acts like Vertical Horizon, Chase Bryant, and Col Bruce Hampton, and the Krickets. Today the band continues touring behind their latest release, Everything Aside, and making the most of every opportunity to share their dream with the world. This touring act has begun to develop a great following here in our humble venue, so head in early to grab a seat for what will surely be a music appreciation room on a Thursday in Apalachicola!

Friday, Feb 1 - Tyler James Arnold comes on in for a show from 3-6pm.  Tyler brings the down home Louisiana sound to life with a well chosen set list, great leads over perfect sampling, a voice that commands attention, and tunes ranging from your favorite americana, and southern rock to contemporary gulf coast legends that will have you singing along.  Then, Wailin' Wolves return to the stage from 7-10pm.  Led by notably some of the most dynamic vocalists, Wailin' Wolves are a popular band that are known to keep people dancing all night long. The Wailin' Wolves offer a guitar led show featuring a tight rhythm section. Britt leads the vocals ranging from soul shaking raspy blues to modern alternative variations.  Get ready for a hoppin' Friday night.

Saturday, Feb 2 - Sarah Moranville steps on stage for an afternoon performance from 3-6pm.  With tremendous vocal range, Sarah's set list ranges spans the generations, and her solid guitar skills keep your feet tapping.  There is a reason Sarah is a featured artist in our Chickfest, so come enjoy a great afternoon.  Then, Bowery Station is pleased to welcome back the TurkeyBasters from 6:30-10pm!  We all need a some basting once in a while, and no one is more up to the task than Melissa Bowman and Tim Dutrow, some of the area's most talented live performers!  This duo absolutely raises the rafters every time they step on stage with their energy and talent, sharing their enthusiasm with an eager audience.  Melissa gets the crowd singing along, dancing, and cheering to her commanding vocals and powerful guitar skills, as Tim's impressive time keeps the feet tapping and the hands clappin'! 

Then, Bowery Station celebrates it's 5th Anniversary, as we host SPAM Cook-Off 2019 on Sunday, Feb 3rd!

Bring you best SPAM concoction and give a great presentation and you just might become the 2019 SPAM Champion!  The winner gets the privilege of wearing the coveted Blue SPAM jacket while on site and earns a reserved stool at the bar for 2019!  They also get their name emblazoned on the famed dust covered SPAM trophy, and a bar tab for two for the remainder of the day.  This year's Judges are musicians Brian Bowen, Eric Pfuefer, Clayton Mathis, and Melissa Bowman along with two time SPAM Champion Spambie Everett!!  Contestants will be weighted on four categories equally by each Judge... Taste, Oral Presentation,Visual Appearance of Food, and the percentage of SPAM included in your dish.  Contestants must provide each of the five judges with one, and only one, small bite or sample that you feel bests represents the taste of your recipe.  Prizes will be awarded for first and second runner up, boobie, and of course SPAM Champion 2019.   Warmers will be available, as well as small heating devices such as microwaves and toaster ovens.  Contestants can begin signups at 1pm, at 2pm they will be randomly divided into heats of 3 and then the judging begins!  This is a fun based event filled with bribery and debauchery, so plan accordingly! 

After the awards ceremony, our slate of musicians plan to put on a mixed up jam session of biblical proportions to last well into the evening.  This will once again will be an event to remember, so sharpen up those recipes and get your SPAM on!

Then it's on to our sixth year of the best live music!

For more detail on SPAM Judging see below!
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With just a little under a week to go, SPAM contestants are eagerly testing and preparing their dishes for SPAM Cook-Off 2019 on Feb 3rd. To that end, we have had many questions about the specifics of the competition, as this year the Judging has changed just a tiny bit.

Contestants will be weighted on four categories equally by each of the five Judges... Taste, Oral Presentation,Visual Appearance of Food, and the percentage of SPAM included in your dish.

Contestants must provide each of the five judges with one, and only one, small bite or sample that you feel bests represents the taste of your recipe. For instance, do not provide five dishes, each with a burger, fries, and salad to each judge. Rather cut up one burger into five pieces. Remember the Judges may be sampling over 30 entrants.

Let's look at each category of judging.

Taste: Pretty self explanatory ... how good does the sample you provide to the judge taste.

Oral Presentation: Each contestant will be provided up to 5 minutes to explain what inspired their dish, how they prepared it, and what is in it.

Visual Appearance: What does your dish look like? Is it simply a bowl of chili, or is it an elaborately carved pineapple graced with an array of condiments and fried SPAM all shaped like a replica of Bowery Station?

Percentage of SPAM: In some way you should be able to illustrate how much SPAM is actually in your dish, and moreso even in the small sample that you provide to the judges. For instance, is it an all SPAM sculpture of a guitar (100%), or is it a shrimp salad with a few pieces of SPAM contained in it?

SPAM Cook-Off 2019 Contest Details

posted Jan 25, 2019, 1:31 PM by Matt Gardi

With just a little over a week to go, SPAM contestants are eagerly testing and preparing their dishes for SPAM Cook-Off 2019 on Feb 3rd.  To that end, we have had many questions about the specifics of the competition, as this year the Judging has changed just a tiny bit.  

Contestants will be weighted on four categories equally by each of the five Judges... Taste, Oral Presentation,Visual Appearance of Food, and the percentage of SPAM included in your dish.  

Contestants must provide each of the five judges with one, and only one, small bite or sample that you feel bests represents the taste of your recipe.  For instance, do not provide five dishes, each with a burger, fries, and salad to each judge.  Rather cut up one burger into five pieces.  Remember the Judges may be sampling over 30 entrants. 

Let's look at each category of judging.

Taste:  Pretty self explanatory ... how good does the sample you provide to the judge taste.

Oral Presentation:  Each contestant will be provided up to 5 minutes to explain what inspired their dish, how they prepared it, and what is in it.

Visual Appearance:  What does your dish look like?  Is it simply a bowl of chili, or is it an elaborately carved pineapple graced with an array of condiments and fried SPAM all shaped like a replica of Bowery Station?

Percentage of SPAM:  In some way you should be able to illustrate how much SPAM is actually in your dish, and moreso even in the small sample that you provide to the judges.  For instance, is it an all SPAM sculpture of a guitar (100%), or is it a shrimp salad with a few pieces of SPAM contained in it?

Prizes will be awarded for first and second runner up, boobie, and of course SPAM Champion 2019.   Warmers will be available, as well as small heating devices such as microwaves and toaster ovens.  Contestants can begin signups at 1pm, at 2pm they will be randomly divided into heats of 3 and then the judging begins!  This is a fun based event filled with bribery and debauchery, so plan accordingly! 

After the awards ceremony, our slate of musician Judges, Melissa Bowman, Brian Bowen, Eric Pfeufer, and Clayton Mathis plan to put on a mixed up jam session of biblical proportions to last well into the evening.  This will once again be an event to remember, so sharpen up those recipes and get your SPAM on!

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