Yippee-Fri-Yay! Weekly news roundup from Seinfeld in Carolina to Lil Duval in Atlanta

Scenic Amelia Island (Photo: Indie Art South)
Scenic Amelia Island (Photo: Indie Art South)

This is the first in what will be an ongoing weekly feature at Indie Art South, Yippee-Fri-Yay. Each Friday I’ll post a wrap on news of the week and things to do on the weekend. I tried this before and focused only on North Florida. Going forward, I’ve widened the scope to happenings and news around the South. First up is Lil Duval (Roland Powell) who is putting Jacksonville on the comedy map.

Lil Duval who hails from Jacksonville (FL) will be part of Martin Lawrence’s LIT AF Tour in Savannah on March 6 and in Atlanta on March 7. Powell takes his stage name from the county he called home, a county famous for enunciation as “Doooooooval!”

Dunkin Donuts free donut for members in march 2020
Graphic from dunkindonuts.com

In Nashville, the US Air Guitar Southeastern Regional Championship will be held at The High Watt on Cannery Rowe. Music City is currently dealing with losses from the recent tornado, and the daily newspaper is providing information on how you can help.

In Columbia, the capital city of South Carolina, Jerry Seinfeld will do comedy at The Township Auditorium, a venue I spent many enjoyable moments at before our move to Florida.

Meanwhile cancellations and postponements are being announced in response to preventive attempts against the new Coronavirus, COVID-19. A major postponement is reportedly occurring in Miami where the Electronic Music Dance festival ULTRA and Calle Ocho are being postponed. City officials made the announcement earlier this morning.

Perhaps unintentionally sweetening all the bad news, Dunkin Donuts will be handing a free donut to members of their rewards program on each Friday in March. Purchase any drink and you get the sweet confection for free if you’re a member.

Close to home, Rebecca Day and Wes Goode will rock the woo girls and everyone else at Florida’s oldest bar, The Palace Saloon in Fernandina Beach, Florida. This is one of the most energetic venues in our state, and it’s always a good time there. Visit Florida said The Palace was “the last American tavern to close during Prohibition. It survived that dry era as an ice cream parlor. Once a favorite haunt of the Carnegies, the Rockefellers and other socialites…” See Rebecca and Wes tonight, March 6.

Photo of Red's Wine Bar/IAS
Photo of Red’s Wine Bar/IAS

Also close to Jacksonville, Jeremy Morrison will be in Green Cove Springs to do music at Red’s Wine Bar on Saturday, March 7. I can vouch for the excellent choices in wine at that place, and Morrison is very talented, so it’s a great opportunity to hear some tunes and relax on a Friday night.

I’ll be going to hear Ward Davis at 1904 Music Hall in downtown Jax on Saturday, March 7. Several of us plan to attend, and I’ll write about the experience next week.

It looks like a cool, crisp, and sunny weekend here in North Florida, and there are many events and activities just waiting to be experienced.

Yipee-Fri-yay, by the way, is my obvious play on the phrase yippee-ki-yay. There’s an interesting story at The Week explaining where that phrase may have originated.

Have a great weekend, and remember something important—whatever you do, be judicious.

(Kay B. Day/March 6, 2020)

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