Bowery Station Music Schedule (Dec 26 - Dec 31)

posted Dec 24, 2018, 12:34 PM by Matt Gardi
Ho, Ho, Ho and Merry Christmas!!  Santa has snuck down the chimney and left a great gift under the tree in the form of one fantastic week of live music to wrap up 2018 at Bowery Station!  So, after the feasts of roast beast, and strange use of mistletoe, grab the family and head on out to Bowery Station for a fun and festive holiday week, with live music rolling both days and evenings every day.

How's it shaping up?

Wednesday, Dec 26 - Cat Braaten kicks off the day from 2:30-5:30pm with one of her dynamic shows.  Cat brings impressively intriguing originals to the stage with her unique vocals, and rhythmic guitar style.  Then, Matt Gardi hosts Open Mic from 6-8ish.  This holiday week always has a great mix of regulars, and visitors, and as we always say....expect the unexpected.  As always, tips for performers go to support a local charity, this week we help out the SGI CAt Allies that work to spay and neuter feral cats in Apalach and on SGI!

Thursday, Dec 27 - Sarah Moranville joins us for a show from 3:30-6pm.  Sarah always brings a smile to the stage as well as a knack for entertaining any audience with her well chosen set list.  The warmth of her voice keeps the crowd's attention at every show!  Then, as we continue to make Thursdays the New Fridays, Bowery Station is pleased to welcome back the TurkeyBasters from 6:30-9:30pm!  Always part of anyone's holiday wish list, we all need a some basting this time of year, 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 impressive time keeps the feet tapping and the hands clappin'!  

Friday, Dec 28 - Clayton Mathis joins us for an afternoon set from 4-6:45pm.  Mathis brings a continually evolving set list that hits hard at the americana fan in all of us, but can surprise with tunes off the beaten track from old alt rock, a few 90's, and even a smattering of country classics and singalongs... all wrapped up in some of the best worst jokes ever.  Clayton also shares new originals as his creative spirit permeates every performance.  Then, we are excited to welcome Sticky Tea...Acoustic for a show from 7-10pm.  Tim and Jay of Sticky Too fame, bring with them percussion for a harder hitting sound, but still with a softer acoustic touch.  Arguably some of the best guitarists and harmonious acts on the Gulf Coast, Sticky Tea will be sure to put on a great Friday Holiday performance that will appeal to all generations!  Don't expect many if any breaks, as these guys play for real, they love the gigs, they love the crowd, and they love sharing their talent with an eager audience.  

Saturday, Dec 29 - An old school Bowery day is on deck, as Forgotten Coast Troubadour Brian Bowen comes on out for an afternoon show from 3-5:30pm.  Few performers can offer a true taste of both the music, but also the spirit of this area of the country.  Interlacing some of the most thoughtful and well written originals detailing life in these parts, Bowen always gets the crowd tuned into almost every song!  Then, somebody say... Awww Shit!!! as Johnny Barbato brings along with him his Lucky Doggs for a hard hitting night of blues, rock and americana that gets the joint jumpin' from 6:30-10pm.  Johnny and the Doggs interweave their irreverent love of life and person into their shows that make the whole venue part of the performance.  Few are as loved in these parts as Johnny Barbato and his band of Doggs, so make sure to get a seat early for what will be a memorable evening!

Sunday, Dec 30 - Bowery Station will be closed for a private function for dear friends.  This will allow all you hungry live music enthusiasts to rest up for ......

Monday, Dec 31 - (Yeah...Monday, we're open on a Monday, and yes we have a day packed with perfect live music for your end of year festivities!)
The day starts with Boo Radley with a special show from 3-6pm!  BOOOOOOOOOOO!   Patty and Michael are clearly one of Apalachicola's favorite performers, bringing with them a joy for performing like few others.  Known so well at BS, the house full of fans is frequently found singing along Boo Radley's original songs.  Vocal harmonies are backed by Michael's sound guitar work for a show of a genre they themselves have created... affectionately known throughout the region as New 850 Americana.  Then, get yourselves some dinner at one of the many fine Apalachicola dining establishments, get gussied up, put on the Top Hat and Tie, or favorite Tee shirt and come on back out for a show with Garnet & Soul from 8pm-12:05am. There are few bands that could offer such a perfect match for New Year's Eve.  Expect a jazzy and sultry start, and be ready for the tempo to pick up as the evening gets rolling, as Mary Ann gets into the groove and the boys start letting loose.  Of course, there will be a complimentary toast to welcome the New Year with the Champagne of beers..Miller High Life! is the Bowery Station tradition of course!!   We have a had a fantastic year of live music at Bowery Station, and we are pleased to wrap up such a year with one of the best.... Garnet & Soul!!

Merry Christmas to all, here is to looking forward to a great week, and a fantastic New Year...speaking of which, here are just a few of the special events we have lined up for the upcoming season.....

Monday, January 14th (Yes, MONDAY!)  We are opening our doors on a Monday for a very special performance by Shannon Labrie and Kyshona joined by Lauren Spring and Emily Stuckey of the Krickets from 6-9pm.  Nashville chanteuse Shannon LaBrie defies genre and brings to life insightful stories of a woman who remains true to herself in a life where uncertainty is certain. The Lincoln, NE native instantly became a favorite among music fans and critics alike with her powerful 2016 album War & Peace. With lead singles, "Alcohol," and "It's Political" the independent release reached inside the Top Ten on iTunes, Spotify's US viral chart and Triple A Radio charts. Famed music blogger Bob Lefsetz wrote, “This track affected me. Made me believe like the great singer-songwriters of yore, maybe this woman has something to say. That in this crazy, mixed up, shoot-up world she can illuminate her story and people can relate.” Kyshona has mixed her love of story telling with the sound of her musical roots. Soulful, spiritual, at times guttural, Kyshona delivers an open honesty through her voice and lyrics. Her desire when she is performing is to connect with and take the audience on an emotional, soul stirring, musical journey.  The two are joined by Lauren Spring and Emily Stuckey of Kricket fame for what will be an evening to remember.   

Sunday, February 3 - (Superbowl Sunday)  SPAM Cook-Off 2019!   That's right folks, it's Bowery Station's 5th anniversary party, which is always accompanied by our annual SPAM Cook-Off.  Plan your dishes now, as this year's judges Eric Pfuefer, Johnny Barbato, Brian Bowen, Clayton Mathis and two time Champ Barbie Everett are eager to judge your entries.  The crowned winner will win a bar tab for two for the remainder of the day, rights to wear the coveted Blue Spam jacket while at BS, and a reserved bar stool for the duration of their reign as Champion for the year.  After the food festivities, Eric, Johnny, Brian, and Clayton will be mixing up a jam session for the remainder of the evening.  It will be great to have these top talents mash it up! 

Thursday, February 7 - A Tribute to The Beatles featuring local legends Brian Bowen, Cat Braaten and Bo Spring!  We have had this trio put on some knock out tributes before, but this time their collective forces pay homage to the Fab Four!  As many of you know, their shows have been standing room only and we expect this one to be as well, so plan accordingly.

Saturday, March 23 - SAUCE BOSS comes to Apalachicola!  That's right, the legendary Bill Wharton will be putting on a show on the Bowery Station stage from 6:45-9:30!  Legendary performer (as chronicled in Jimmy Buffett’s 1999 hit “I Will Play for Gumbo”) Bill “Sauce Boss” Wharton brings his Florida slide guitar blues, his gumbo, and his own hot sauce to every multi-sensory performance. His show includes a culinary demonstration with audience stirring and sampling the gumbo. Sauce Boss is a powerhouse of energy with his one-man band.  Florida swamp-funk slide guitarist, Bill Wharton has been a musician for over a half a century. On his 1989 New Years Eve gig, Sauce Boss splashed a bottle of his Liquid Summer Hot Sauce into a huge pot of simmering gumbo, feeding the entire audience. The rest is history. 200,000 bowls later, he’s still feeding the masses for free! 

See you at the show!