Elegance abounds on Jekyll Island, GA. (Photo: Jen Day Thompson)

Shrimp and grits lovers celebrate escape from Hurricane Florence

The Southern Living Songwriters performed on Saturday at the Jekyll Island Shrimp and Grits Festival. (Photo: Jen Day Thompson)
The Southern Living Songwriters performed on Saturday at the Jekyll Island Shrimp and Grits Festival. (Photo: Jen Day Thompson)

As this past weekend approached, there was a lot of discussion on the Facebook page for the Jekyll Island Shrimp and Grits Festival. Much of that discussion had to do with how Hurricane Florence might affect the weekend weather in the area. As is always the case, you don’t know what a hurricane is going to do until it does it.

All worked out well as Mother Nature smiled on South Georgia.

Festival organizers anticipated welcoming approximately 45,000 attendees intending to celebrate escaping the storm. 

Jen Day Thompson (left) and Rebecca Day (right) making up the Crazy Daysies duo opened the festival on Saturday. (Photo: Jen Day Thompson)
Jen Day Thompson (left) and Rebecca Day (right) making up the Crazy Daysies duo opened the festival on Saturday. (Photo: Jen Day Thompson)

The Crazy Daysies opened the festival on Saturday, and after they performed, the Southern Living Songwriters performed. All reports I heard were very positive; I wasn’t able to attend this year because of other commitments.

There is some discussion about moving the event date next year to (1) avoid hurricane season and (2) avoid late summer temperatures.

You can see more photos and feedback as well as info from festival organizers on the festival discussion page on Facebook.

The girls had a great time and they said they met a lot of very nice people. One of the performers in the Southern Living Songwriters group penned an early hit for Kenny Chesney.

Until next year!

*Thanks to Jennifer Day Thompson for the photos.

(Kay B. Day/Sept. 18, 2018)

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