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Music, art on tap across Dauphin Island during Fishing Rodeo | WPMI

DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (WPMI) — Take thousands of anglers. Add dozens of artists and musicians. Then stir in as many as 75,000 spectators, and you’ve got the makings of a jam-packed Rodeo Music & Arts Festival on Dauphin Island. Set in conjunction with the 83rd annual Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo, the Music & Arts Festival will feature four days of music performances at the fishing rodeo site and also at restaurants and businesses across the island. Events will kick off Thursday afternoon, July 14, with music at several locations, including the rodeo site, where the rodeo’s annual Liars Contest also is scheduled for 6 p.m. Fishing will get under way at 5 a.m. Friday, July 15, and end at 5 p.m. Sunday, July 17. Musicians will also perform those three days at the rodeo site and at outdoor venues throughout the island town. Additionally, on Saturday more than 20 regional artists will be displaying and selling their works at local businesses. The Town of Dauphin Island will provide a free shuttle bus on Saturday to help people get from site to site. “It’s going to be a great four days,” said Mayor Jeff Collier. “Our goal in helping sponsor the Music & Arts Festival is to give people more to do when they come to see the fishing. They can move around the island and see what we have to offer.” Thursday’s music lineup includes Leland Clay, 2-6 p.m., Pirate’s Pleasure Bar & Grill; Winston Ramble, 4-6 p.m., Fishing Rodeo stage; Paw Paw’s Medicine Cabinet, 8-10 p.m., rodeo stage; and The Modern Eldorados, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Fins Bar. On Friday, featured performers will be Delta Smoke, 3-5 p.m., rodeo stage; Winston Ramble, 5-7 p.m., rodeo stage; The Wellborn Pickers, 5-30-9:30 p.m., Pirate’s Pleasure; Brett LaGrave, 6-10 p.m., Islanders; Dylan Scott, 7-9 p.m., fishing rodeo stage; and Ryan Balthrop, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Fins Bar. Saturday’s lineup will include Leland Clay, 10 a.m.-noon, Green Park; Brandon White, noon-1:30 p.m., rodeo stage; Stereo Dogs, noon-4 p.m., Pirate’s Pleasure; Leland Clay, 1-3 p.m., Billy Goat Concessions; Delta Smoke, 1:30-3 p.m., fishing rodeo stage; Eric Erdman, 3-5 p.m., fishing rodeo stage; Rebecca Barry, 5-9 p.m., Fins Bar; Mulligan Brothers, 6-8 p.m., fishing rodeo stage; Three Bean Soup, 6-10 p.m., Islanders Restaurant; Terry the Carpenter, 8-10 p.m., Pelican Pub; and Infant Richard and the Delta Stones, 9 p.m.-1 p.m., Fins Bar. Sunday will feature Nanafalia, noon-1:30 p.m., fishing rodeo stage; Chris Wellbourne, noon-4 p.m., Islanders Restaurant; Harrison McGinnis, noon-4 p.m., Pirate’s Pleasure; Delta Smoke, 1:30-3 p.m., fishing rodeo site; Ryan Balthrop and Friends, 3-4:45 p.m., fishing rodeo stage; and Holly Mosely and Tim Kinsey, 3-7 p.m., Fins Bar. Saturday’s roster of artists incudes Dena McKee, Jimmy Stroud, Susan Cox, Cindy Schafhirt, Sharon Johnson, Laurie Schaerer, Robert Zimlich and others. The venues at which they’ll be stationed include Lighthouse Bakery, Mack and DD’s Emporium, Treasure Trove, Chevron, Billy Goat Concessions, Fins Bar, Islanders Restaurant, Dolphin Health & Fitness and Green Park. The Dauphin Island Heritage and Arts Council’s gallery on Bienville Boulevard will be open Saturday and Sunday. For more information about musicians and artists, visit the Music & Arts Festival’s Facebook page and the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo’s website, which also contains information about the fishing rodeo itself. Schedules and maps will be available at the rodeo site and at participating venues. The fishing rodeo is sponsored by the Mobile Jaycees, whose promotional literature describes it as “the largest fishing tournament in the world.” Awards and prizes will total more than $1 million.

Source: Music, art on tap across Dauphin Island during Fishing Rodeo | WPMI


Dauphin Island festivities 

If you are still looking for something to do this Fourth of July, Dauphin Island has a full day if events taking place. The Dauphin Island Veteran’s Association always starts the holiday by remembering those who fought for our freedom.

 

On the fourth of July, the Dauphin Island Veteran’s Association will host an event revealing a brand-new monument honoring a “fallen solider”. This will take place at 11a.m. on Monday. This year the event will take place at the town hall on Dauphin Island.

 

Dauphin Island will also but putting on a fireworks show at 9PM Monday night. The movie “Jaws” will be will also be playing on the West End Beach Sunday night, beginning at dusk.

 

Bring some blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy a nice evening on the beach. There will be snack vendors and air-conditioned bathrooms available.

Source: Dauphin Island festivities | WPMI


More beach on Dauphin Island

DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (WPMI) A first of a kind project is finally complete on Dauphin Island.Local 15’s Bryan Carnaggio spoke to those visiting and if they like the new addition.This was a first of a kind project for Dauphin Island.The restoration project b

Source: More beach on Dauphin Island | News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | WPMI


Dauphin Island Calendar of Events for March 2016

Calendar of Events

March 2016 Dauphin Island Events

  • March 1

  • Town Council

    7:00 PM
    1011 Bienville Boulevard, Dauphin Island, Alabama 36528

    The Town Council meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of every month. All meetings are open to the public and citizens, residents and visitors are encouraged to attend. If you have a question or an item to be considered by the Mayor and Council, contact the Town Clerk, Wanda Sandagger who can be reached at 251-861-5525 Ext 225.

  • March 2

  • Mobile County EMA Test Siren

    9:00 AM

    Mobile EMA will test the emergency sirens the first Wednesday of every month at 9:00am. A wailing tone that goes up and down for at least three minutes signals an emergency, while a steady tone denotes a test

  • March 5

  • 26th Annual “Colonies of the Gulf Coast”

    8:00 AM
    Ft. Gaines

  • St Jude Bike A Thon

    8:00 AM
    Dauphin Island Water & Sewer

    St. Jude Bike A Thon sponsored by Dauphin Island Water & Sewer

  • March 6

  • 26th Annual “Colonies of the Gulf Coast”

    8:00 AM
    Ft. Gaines

  • March 7

  • Agenda Meeting

    5:00 PM
    1011 Bienville Boulevard, Dauphin Island, Alabama 36528

  • March 8

  • Planning Commission Meeting

    6:00 PM

  • March 9

  • Municipal Court

    4:00 PM until 5:00 PM
    1011 Bienville Boulevard, Dauphin Island, Alabama 36528

    The arraignment docket begins at 4:00 PM and trials at 5:00 PM.

  • March 12

  • DI Sunset Bridge Run

    8:00 AM
    DI Bridge

  • March 14

  • Agenda Meeting

    5:00 AM

  • March 15

  • Town Council

    7:00 PM
    1011 Bienville Boulevard, Dauphin Island, Alabama 36528

    The Town Council meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of every month. All meetings are open to the public and citizens, residents and visitors are encouraged to attend. If you have a question or an item to be considered by the Mayor and Council, contact the Town Clerk, Wanda Sandagger who can be reached at 251-861-5525 Ext 225.

  • March 19

  • Town of Dauphin Island Easter Egg Hunt

    10:00 AM
    Green Park

    Come enjoy the fun and meet the Easter Bunny

  • March 21

  • Agenda Meeting

    5:00 PM
    1011 Bienville Boulevard, Dauphin Island, Alabama 36528

  • March 25

  • GOOD FRIDAY

    8:00 AM

    TOWN HALL CLOSED

  • “Last Firday Art Night”

    6:00 PM
    Art Gallery

  • March 26

  • COMMUNITY EASTER EGG HUNT

    10:00 AM
    Cadillac Square

  • March 27

  • EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE

    6:30 AM
    FT. GAINES


Dauphin Island Mardi Gras Kicks Off this Weekend!

Get ready to catch beads, MoonPies and more as the Krewe de la Dauphin hits the streets of Dauphin Island Saturday at 1 p.m.

Source: Krewe de la Dauphine Rolls This Weekend – WPMI – LOCAL 15

Mardi Gras scenes on Dauphin Island Alabama

DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (AP) — Dauphin Island is holding  the first parade of the season in south Alabama.

The parade is planned for 1 p.m. Saturday on the Alabama Gulf Coast barrier island, accessible by bridge from Interstates I-65 and I-10, in addition to the Mobile Bay Ferry, which runs from nearby Gulf Shores and Fort Morgan, Alabama.

Dauphin Island Mayor Jeff Collier says he expects to host up to 40,000 people in the island town, partly because it traditionally begins the parade season in Mobile and Baldwin counties.