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Bring On The Drawn Butter! Key West Lobsterfest Set For Aug. 10-13

Lobster lovers are invited to sample the savory Florida crustacean during Key West Lobsterfest, scheduled Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 10-13. The festival celebrates the start of the Florida Keys lobster season with a tasty “menu” of events highlighted by an open-air lobster feast on the island’s famed Duval Street.

The flavorful festivities kick off at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, when lobster aficionados can gather at the Sunset Tiki Bar & Grille, 617 Front St., for a lobster boil that also includes shrimp, andouille sausage, crawfish, corn on the cob and new potatoes. Live entertainment and libation specials are to round out the evening’s action.

Known as spiny lobsters, the clawless crustaceans found in Keys waters offer sweet and tender meat. Lobster often is served steamed with drawn butter, baked and stuffed, in creamy bisque or cold in savory salads.

Fans can sample lobster dishes of all sorts at the Key West Lobsterfest Street Fair, set for noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, in the 100 through 500 blocks of Duval. During this enticing festival “entrée,” chefs from local restaurants are to prepare lobster specialties ranging from tempting appetizers to traditional dinners with all the trimmings.

A free outdoor concert is slated for 1-10:30 p.m. with entertainers including Alphonse, Cool Breeze and the Durtbags performing from a stage at the intersection of Duval and Greene streets. Attendees also can browse and buy art, crafts and merchandise from onsite vendors.

Other Lobsterfest events include Friday afternoon’s “Reef & Ritas” catamaran sail and snorkel trip, a Friday night Duval Crawl of downtown Key West watering holes and a mouthwatering lobster brunch Sunday, Aug. 13, at the Smokin’ Tuna Saloon, 4 Charles St.

Event information and ticketing: keywestlobsterfest.com
Key West visitor information: fla-keys.com/keywest or 1-800-LAST-KEY
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BMI Hosts Its 2nd Rooftop On The Row With Aaron Lewis and Emily Earle

BMI hosted its 2nd show in the series on their rooftop on Wednesday night called “Rooftop on the Row” sponsored by George Dickel Whisky, Samuel Adams, Texas Roadhouse, Yeti Coolers, 505 Nashville, and Nash FM 103.3

Newcomer Emily Earle opened for Aaron Lewis playing for an enthusiastic crowd of music industry and fans on a balmy night in Nashville.

Love this series, and hope to catch the next one!

Aaron Lewis performing. Photo courtesy of BMI.

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Beyond The 615: New Addition To The Site About Travel

Kayaking in Orlando by the Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes a few years ago. Day excursion available through the hotel. Photo credit: Patrice Majors

Well, I figured since I have also worked in travel as a travel agent for many years and have had the opportunity to travel to many different places around the world, it just seems only fitting to include travel with this site about entertainment.  They definitely go hand & hand.

Room at the Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes Orlando. Photo credit: Patrice Majors

Travel is definitely a passion of mine, too.   I love the opportunity to experience new cultures, food, and immerse myself into the surroundings.   Thought I might share some travel tips and favorite spots I’ve traveled to, plus futuring travel adventures I’m planning along with photos I shoot.

Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes Orlando. Photo credit: Patrice Majors

Stay tuned for much more!! First up, as you might’ve guessed I will be writing about one of my favorite places to visit domestically: Orlando, Florida.

Part of the grounds outside of the Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes Orlando. Photo credit: Patrice Majors

 

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Dustin Lynch Unveils Video For Current Single, “Small Town Boy”, On Vevo Tonight

As a special treat for CMA Music Festival goers, country star Dustin Lynch just unveiled his brand new video for “Small Town Boy” tonight on Vevo just before his live set at Nissan Stadium for the festival.

We’re loving the new video and song!

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Southern Rock Icon Gregg Allman Passes Away At 69

Founding member of the Allman Brothers Band and southern rock icon Gregg Allman passed away at his home in Savannah, Georgia today at the age of 69.

Allman died due to liver cancer complications at his home surrounded by family and friends.

He will be buried in Rose Hill Cemetery in Macon, Georgia where 2 other members of the Allman Brothers rest.

This music icon will be missed, and the legacy of his musical contributions through the decades lives on.

Allman was born in Nashville, Tennessee on December 8, 1947.  Up until his passing, he was working on a new album to be released soon, but no date has been announced.

For his work in music, Allman was referred to as a Southern rock pioneer[1] and received numerous awards, including several Grammys; he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.  His distinctive voice placed him in 70th place in the Rolling Stone list of the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time”.  (Source: Wikipedia)

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Carissa Leigh Releases Charity Song In Support Of Operation Stand Down For Military Families

Country artist Carissa Leigh is releasing her charity single “At Night” on Friday, May 26th just in time for Memorial Day Weekend.  She will be donating all proceeds from the release to Operation Stand Down. “At Night” was produced by Los Angeles trailblazer, Tone Def (Green Day, Santana, Outkast, Black Eye Peas.)

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Debut Of The Brand New Thomas Rhett Video For “Craving You” Featuring Maren Morris

Watch the brand new video from Thomas Rhett featuring Maren Morris called “Craving You” right here:

ABOUT: With “a sky-rocketing Country career” (TODAY), ACM Male Vocalist of the Year Thomas Rhett is preparing for the highly-anticipated 2017 release of his third studio album, kicking things off with the “driving, sexy” (Rolling Stone) lead track “Craving You” featuring Maren Morris. New music follows seven trips to the No. one position on the Country radio charts and his PLATINUM certified release TANGLED UP DELUXE (The Valory Music Co.), which includes the 2X PLATINUM Grammy-nominated six-week chart-topping smash “Die A Happy Man.” The record-breaking track garnered major trophies from the Country Music Association, Academy of Country Music, Billboard Music Awards and CMT Music Awards. Thomas Rhett is exciting fans as he performs new music on his headlining 2017 HOME TEAM TOUR, one of Rolling Stone’s most anticipated tours of this year. After drawing capacity crowds overseas last year, he returns as a “force to be reckoned with” (Daily Star) with plans to return to Europe while also making his debut headlining run in Canada in addition to US dates. For more information and for a full list of upcoming tour dates, visit www.thomasrhett.com.

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Chauhan Ale & Masala House: A Unique Dining Experience

Two years ago, renowned Chef Manet Chauhan brought her vision of creating a unique dining experience to Nashville with opening Chauhan Ale & Masala House offering traditional Indian cuisine infused with traditional Southern fare.  What you get is uniquely Nashville. Continue Reading →

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Body Of Craig Morgan’s Son, Jerry Greer, Found After Boating Accident

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After 2 days of searching, the body of Jerry Greer (19), son of country music entertainer Craig Morgan and wife Karen Greer, has been found in Kentucky Lake.

The Humphreys County (TN) Sheriff’s Department recovered his body Monday evening after a search that began Sunday following a boating accident on Kentucky Lake in Tennessee.  Greer was tubing with friends when he went missing after his tube overturned and he did not come up despite wearing a floatation device.

A 2016 graduate of Dickson County High School, Jerry planned to play football for Marshall University in the fall.

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Top 5 Must-See Shows In July

FOCUS on the 615Running a little behind, but here are my top 5 must-see shows around Nashville for the month of July!

  1. MY2K Tour w/ 98 Degrees, O-Town, Dream and Ryan Cabrera on July 19th 730pm at the Ryman Auditorium.  This will be a fun one for all you fans of 90s pop music!  For more information, go here.
  2. 3rd & Lindsley & NASH FM Present Rhythm & Boots : MICKEY GUYTON Plus Brett Young on July 20th 8pm at 3rd & Lindsley.  Great, new talent! For more information, go here.
  3. Dave Barnes with Lucie Silvas and The Shadowboxers on July 23rd 8pm at Ryman Auditorium. Should be a great show! For more information, go here.
  4. Journey with special guest, Dave Mason, on July 27th 730pm at Ascend Amphitheater.  Who doesn’t love Journey? For more information, go here.
  5. Phillip Phillips & Matt Nathanson on July 28th 7pm at Ascend Amphitheater.  Don’t want to miss this one! For more information, go here.

 

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