In the mood for some bluegrass (and apparently moonshine)? The Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce presents the 1st Annual Bluegrass By The River on May 12th at the Ft. Fisher Air Force Recreation Area.
From a press release:
This year will feature a variety of bluegrass music with five of the
best bands in the southeast. Starting out the afternoon will be local
favorites South of K from Kure Beach, NC. with their traditional and
inspiring bluegrass selections. To mix it up just a little, we are
bringing you The Mystery Hillbillies from Winston-Salem with their
special renditions of bluegrass standards as well as some Patsy Cline
and a little rock-a-billy to boot. ...
In addition to the great music on the stage, we encourage musicians to
bring their instruments and voices to participate in the Open Jam that
will be going on all day at the Beach House (inside and outside on the
deck). We will also have clogging demonstrations, antique tractor
exhibitions as well as mule rides for the kids, ¦we might even have a
wash-tub bass exhibit or maybe some moonshine to sample. ...
Tickets are just $10.00 in advance or can be purchased at the door for
$15.00 for this one day event. Tickets are available on-line at
www.EventBrite.com or at many local establishments. Kids 12 and under
are free. Gates open at 11:30 am. We ask that you do not bring coolers
or pets, but bring your chairs, towels and blankets for a Pleasure
Island style shindig! Remember, Pickinâ€™ and Grinninâ€™ are
encouraged. See you there!
In other news, the Hang Ten Grill in CB are "going for a surfer
vibe," according to the Star-News, "and now the space at 308 S. Lake Park Blvd. (the former Treehouse
Bistro location) is decked out with vivid oranges and blues. They've
created an open floor plan and blonde-wood seating lines the walls. The
menu features traditional favorites like nachos, burgers, wings and
hand-cut fries. Hang Ten will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner with
menu items priced at $10 and less. Bre Danel, one of the owners, also
mentioned that menu items like the burgers will be fresh-made in house.
The restaurant should open soon."