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.  Continue reading “Shrimp and grits lovers celebrate escape from Hurricane Florence”

Shrimp and Grits Festival dodges Florence, dishes up 32 acres of fun

If you live in the South, you probably know about the Jekyll Island Shrimp and Grits Festival. If you don’t know about it, now’s the time to learn. Last year, Hurricane Irma forced what is arguably the largest festival of its kind on the Eastern Seaboard to cancel. This year, the festival on the Georgia coast dodged Hurricane Florence, and organizers have lined up 32 acres of food, music, crafts, presentations, and children’s activities for the more than 40,000 people interested or going. Continue reading “Shrimp and Grits Festival dodges Florence, dishes up 32 acres of fun”

Hurricane Florence poised to interrupt everything, including music

Hurricanes are the great interrupters, and if you have lived on the East coast of the US, you know the drill. Right now forecasters place North Carolina as Hurricane Florence’s most likely target, but wind and rain will affect many who are outside the direct hit area. Business takes a wallop, and consequently, so do working musicians.  Continue reading “Hurricane Florence poised to interrupt everything, including music”