Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Bluegrass festival coming to Pleasure Island, restaurant changes 'vibe'

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, Pickin̢۪ and Grinnin̢۪ 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."

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