2009 Buccaneer Bulletin

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About TybeeFest:


TybeeFest is an all volunteer non-profit organization that was created to provide entertainment, events, and festivals on Tybee Island for the enjoyment of Tybee residents and visitors alike. All proceeds from Pirate Fest and the organizations other events are used to fund future TybeeFest events.

Ross Howard - PresidentPaul DeVivo - Past PresidentPaula DeVivo - Vice PresidentAnnette Jandura - TreasurerWanda Kindrick - SecretaryRichard AdamsNatlie GordonAnnette JanduraSteve KellamCharissa MurrayCaptain David O’NeillRandy “Hatman” Smith

2009 Pirate Fest Committee Chairs: Pirate Fest Co-Chair: Ross Howard Pirate Fest Co-Chair: Paula DeVivoStaging & Production: Richard AdamsBeer Sales: Jeff LandrumChildren’s Activities: Lisa McKenzieCoke Sales: Amanda JanduraCostume Contest: Wanda KindrickDecorations: Charissa Murray Entertainment: Randy “Hatman” SmithGates: Sallie McClellandScavenger Hunt: Amy Gaster Special Projects: Stan Hedgecorth Marketing: Paul & Paula DeVivoMerchandise: Annette JanduraParade: Capt . David O’NeillSponsorships: Natalie Gordon Treasurer: Annette JanduraVendors: Wanda KindrickVolunteers: Brucie Westerman

EscapE thEORDINaRY - If ONLY fOR a WEEKEND . . .The Tybee Island Pirate Fest began in 2005 with a small handful of individuals that were looking for a unique event to help boost visitation to the island in the off-season months. The first year was even more successful than the organizers, a non-profit called TybeeFest, even imagined it could be. With the support of many dedicated volunteers, The City of Tybee Island and its elected officials, the Tybee Island Tourism Council, and local businesses the event has grown in popularity each year.This years event is expected to be the biggest yet thanks to the sponsor-ships received and the addition of a small admission fee. The festival will be headlined by Southern Rock legends The Marshall Tucker Band, who couldn’t take the stage last year due to the rain. There will be even more activities for families, fireworks on Friday evening, and an amazing 10,000 sq. ft. tent under which the bands will play -- making this year’s event truly rain or shine.The festival grounds will encompass the entirety of the renovated South Beach Parking Lot by the Tybee Pier from Tybrisa Street to 18th Street.Of course, in its second year, this publication is again full of everything you need to know about the event. We hope that you find it useful and support the many Tybee Island businesses found inside.

Paul DeVivoOwner / PublisherDeVivo Marketing

Fare Ye Well!

Buccaneers BulletinA DeVivo Marketing Publication

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Publishers: Paul & Paula DeVivoDesign and Writing: Katrina MurrayAdvertising Design: Paula DeVivoAdvertising Sales: Charissa MurrayAll ads contained within the publication are the sole responsibility of the advertiser. This publication © 2009 - DeVivo Marketing, LLC.


2009 TybeeFest Board of Directors:

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October 8Buccaneer BallBrethren of the Coast be gatherin’ for the Buccaneer Ball at The Crab Shack on October 8th, from 7-10pm. Come one and all to witness the coronation of the 2009 King and Queen of the Tybee Island Pirate Fest who will be crowned at 7:30pm and will reign over the ball and the rest of the Pirate Fest weekend festivities.Live music from The Fundamentals will be heard and there be a bountiful feast of Crab Doubloons, Peg Leg Chicken, Swords of Shrimp, Veggie Bites, Bar-B-Q Boar Bites and more! 2 cash bars so ye won’t be waitin’ for yer favorite Grog.WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 8, 7pm-10pmWHERE: The Crab Shack, 40 Estill Hammock Rd. COST: $20 in advance, $25 at door INFO: or 912-786-9857

October 9Pirate FestBring your family and your friends, dressed up in your finest Pirate attire (or shop the Theives Market for some while there), to the official start of the 5th Annual Tybee Island Pirate Fest. WHEN: Friday, Oct. 9, 6pm-11pm WHAT: Pirate Invasion & Fireworks: Come watch as the Pirates take the key to the city by force and the sky lights up at the same time! 7:30 pm-ishThieves Market: Pirate treasure, Arts & Crafts, Grog, Grub and much more are all there for just a few doubloons. 6pm-11pmLittle Matey’s Cove (Kid’s Activities): 6pm-9pmFIREWORKS: Launched from the Tybee Island Pier over the ocean. Will coincide with the Pirate Invasion which will take place on the main stage. - 7:30PM-ishMusic: 5-6pm: Roy and the Circuit Breakers6-7:30pm: The Train Wrecks 7:45-9:15pm: Eric Culberson Blues Band9:30-11pm: Big Engine WHERE: South Beach Parking Lot, Tybrisa St. to 18th St. COST: $10.00 Weekend Pass, Children 12 & under are FREE!INFO: or 912-786-5444

Official Schedule of EventsOctober 10Pirate FestBe a Pirate for the day and join in as they celebrate their victorious invasion of Tybee. WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 10, 10am-11pm WHAT: Thieves Market: Pirate Treasure, Arts & Crafts, Grog and Grub are all there for just a few doubloons. 10am-11pmAdult Costume Contest: 6pm on the Main Stage.Full details on page 6. Little Matey’s Cove (Kid’s Activities): 10am-6pmPet Costume Contest: 5:30pm on the Children’s Stage. Full details on page 6.Scavenger Hunt: 1st place is a cash prize of $200 and a flag. Contest limited to the first 200 game cards issued. 2nd place is a flag and 2 shirts. Hunt is from 11am-5pm. Winner announced at 6pm on the Main Stage. Full details on next page.Music: 12:30-2pm: The Bryan Clees Band 2:45- 4:45pm: High Velocity 5-6pm: Wormsloew 6:15-7:45pm: Bottles & Cans 8-9pm: Randy “Hatman” Smith 9-11pm: The Marshall Tucker Band WHERE: South Beach Parking LotCOST: $10.00 Weekend Pass, Children 12 & under are FREE!INFO: or 912-786-5444 Pirate’s Victory Parade: The Memorial Park areabetween 4th and 5th Streets & from 14th to Tybrisa Street are usually the more populated spots to watch the parade. This is parade is must for families! Parade participants will pass out treasure along the route.WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 10, 3pmWHERE: Begins at Hwy 80 at 2nd Ave. down Butler Avenue to Tybrisa Street - see map on page 11. (Parade Staging will be at North Beach Parking Lot.)


Tybee Island Pirate Fest has been named one of Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Events for the month of

October 2009. The best events across the Southeast compete to receive the prestigious Top 20 designation.Cover photo by Christopher Murray

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Official Schedule of Events

October 9 Children’s ActivitiesSand Box (3 years & under), Salt Water Fishing Pond, Pirate Bean Bag Toss, Ring Toss and more. 6-9pm: Critters to Go6-9pm: Tybee Island Marine Science Center - Right Whale Exhibit 7-8pm: Mr. Magic - Magic Show & Balloon Making 8-9pm: Music by Lacey Caldwell and Wayne SwindallWHEN: 6-9pmWHERE: Little Matey’s Cove - Thieves Market, South Beach Parking LotCOST: $10.00 Weekend Pass, Children 12 and under are FREE!

Little Matey’s Cove


October 10 Children’s ActivitiesSand Box (3 years & under), Salt Water Fishing Pond, Pirate Bean Bag Toss, Ring Toss and more.10am-2pm: Petting Zoo10am-6pm: Inflatable Pirate Themed Bounce Rooms11am-12pm: Face painting by The Puppet People 11am-12pm: Music by Lacey Caldwell and Wayne Swindall on the Children’s Stage12-1pm: Angela Beasley Puppet People Show1-2pm: Gretchen Greene Dancers Performance on the Children’s Stage2-3pm: Angela Beasley Puppet People Show3pm: Pirate Victory Parade4:30pm: Children’s Costume Contest on the Children’s Stage. Full details on page 6.5:30pm: Pet Costume Contest - Children’s Stage. Full details on page 6.WHEN: 10am-6pmWHERE: Little Matey’s Cove - Thieves Market, South Beach Parking LotCOST: $10.00 Weekend Pass, Children 12 and under are FREE!

Family Friendly Pirate Attire Only.No Real Weapons Allowed!No Glass, Fireworks, Fighting Or Illegal Substances.No Profane Language, Lewd, Vulgar Or Disorderly Conduct.No Under Age (21) Drinking!All Alcoholic Beverages Must Be In A Plastic Cup. (No Cans Or Bottles!)No Coolers Allowed.No Unauthorized Soliciting.No Skateboards, Skate Shoes, Roller Blades, Bicycles Or Unauthorized Vehicles On Festival Grounds.No Radios Or Boom Boxes.No Outside Chairs.Please Put Litter In Trash cans.Dogs Must Be On A Leash On Festival Grounds.All Children Must Be Accompanied By A Parent Or Legal Guardian.Not Responsible For Accidents Or Personal Injury.Not Liable For Loss or Damage To Personal Property.Festival Organizers Reserve The Right To Refuse Entrance Or Eject Anyone They Deem Creating A Disturbance or Danger To Themselves Or Others.

Pirate Fest Code Of Conduct•••




1st Place: Cash prize of $200 and official

Pirate Fest flag.

2nd Place: Official Pirate Fest Flag and two official T-shirts.

Pirate JokeThere is a pirate on the beach. He has a peg-leg, hook and eye-patch. A little boy walks up and says, “Are you a real pirate?” The pirate says yes.

The boy asks “Well how did you get your peg-leg?” and the pirate says “A shark.”

And the boy asks, “Well how did you get the hook?”The pirate says, “A shark.”

Then the boy asks, “Well how did you get your eye patch?” “I was up in the crow’s nest, and I looked up just as a bird flew over me and pooped in my eye.”

And the boy says, “Well how did that make you have to get an eye patch?”The pirate says, “It was the day after I got my hook!”

Entry Fee: There is no fee to partcipate. Contest is open to any person who purchases a weekend pass to the festival.

How To Play:Pick up your game card starting at 11am from the Pirate Fest Merchandise Booth. The Scavenger Hunt is designed to be played by adults. Participants, which can be teams, will have from 11am until 5pm to complete the game card. Only cards returned by 5pm that are 100% completed and 100% correct will be considered for the prize drawing. Contest is limited to the first 200 game cards issued. Winners announced on main stage at 6pm.

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pet costume contestSaturday, October 10th, 2009 - 5:30pm on the Kids Stage. Entry Fee is a $5 donation to Coastal Pet Rescue. Registration: 10am-5pm at the Coastal Pet Rescue Booth. Prizes: 1st Place - Trophy, Official Tybee Island Pirate Fest Flag and a Gift Basket, 2nd Place - Official Tybee Island Pirate Fest Flag and a Treat Bag.

costume contests

Kids costume contestSaturday, October 10th, 2009 - 4:30pm on the Kids Stage. Free Entry. Registration: 10am-4pm Sign up table next to Little Matey’s Cove. Boys and Girls: 0-6yr olds and 7-12yr olds. Best Pirate Captain and Best Pirate Princess in each age/gender group. Prizes: 1st Place - Pirate Trophy, Pirate Fest T-shirt, Official Tybee Island Pirate Fest Flag, and a Gift Certificate. 2nd Place - Official Tybee Island Pirate Fest Flag.

adults costume contestDon ye finest costume attire on Saturday, October 10th, 2009. Thar be three judges roaming the Thieves Market selecting 12 of the finest costumed Pirates and 12 of the finest costumed Wenches. They shall try to win the title, trophy and basket of booty for Best Pirate and Best Wench of the 2009 Tybee Island Pirate Fest. Only those selected throughout the day, shall be in the contest on the Main Stage at 6pm.

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past Kings and Queens of the tybee Island pirate fest

In 2007, TybeeFest selected Bonnie Gaster and Jiggs Watson as their Pirate Queen and King. Bonnie is a well known real estate broker on Tybee Island for Prudential SE Coastal Properties. Jiggs owns Tybee Island Insurance and is the organizer of the wet and wild Tybee Island Beach Bum Parade. If you haven’t heard of it The Beach Bum Parade is an island-wide water fight parade that is held each May.

2007King Jiggs Watson

Queen Bonnie Gaster

2006King Gene Kindrick

Queen Debbie Brady Robinson

2005King Jack Flanigan

Queen Jenny Orr

2008King Jimmy Price

Queen Natalie Gordon

In 2008, TybeeFest selected Jimmy Price and Natalie Gordon as the Pirate Queen and King. Jimmy Price is well known on Tybee as the local Chief of Police. Natalie Gordon owns the Atlantis Inn on Tybee and also serves on the board of the Tybee Island Tourism Council.

In 2006, TybeeFest chose Gene Kindrick and Debbie Brady Robinson as their Pirate King and Queen. Gene was the longtime commander of American Legion Post 154 on Tybee Island. Debbie is a well known local artist and owner of the Atlantic Beacon Gallery and Hall of Frames. Debbie also serves on the board of the Tybee Island Tourism Council.

For the 1st Annual Pirate Fest event organizers reached out to Jack Flanigan to be their Pirate King and Jenny Orr for Queen. Jack owns The Crab Shack, which is an incredibly popular seafood restaurant on the island known as “Where the elite eat in their bare feet”. The Crab Shack will also host the Buccaneer Ball this year on October 8th. And yes, that is a real parrot he is holding in the picture. Jenny is the owner of Fannie’s restaurant on Tybee’s south end which directly borders the festival grounds and has a great view of all the action.

The 2009 Tybee Island Pirate Fest King & Queen will be officially crowned at the Buccaneer Ball on Thursday, October 8 at 7:30pm at The Crab Shack. This years honorees are Cullen Chambers as Pirate King “Scullen Bones” Chambers and Amy Gaster as the Pirate Queen Amelia “Mother of Pearl” Gaster. Each year the board of directors of TybeeFest, which produces Pirate Fest, choose two individuals from the local community to bestow the honor on who embody community involvement and the fun spirit of the festival.Cullen Chambers is well known on Tybee as the Executive Director of the Tybee Island Historical Society. So be warned he definitely knows where the bones are buried and maybe some treasure too!Amy Gaster co-owner of Tybee Vacation Rentals is an active member of the island’s business community. She is also a founding member of TybeeFest and one of the original organizers of the Tybee Island Pirate Fest.

2009 Tybee Island Pirate Fest King Scullen Bones Chambers and Queen Amelia “Mother of Pearl” Gaster


By the blood of Henry

Morgan, the grace of

Queen Amelia and the

wisdom of King Scullen

Bones, may fairwinds be

upon us during this Tybee

Island Pirate Fest.

Drink up me hearties, yo ho!

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pirate Queen wants you to think pink this pirate fest!

Come on down to the Queen’s tent in the Thieves Market and help Queen Amelia raise money for the Tybee Ta Ta’s, a local breast cancer research and support group fundraiser. Queen Amelia will have custom made beads for sale that can be had for a $5 or larger donation. The beads bare the emblem of the “Pink Pirate Brigade – Ye loyal krewe of Queen Amelia” on the front and “Think Pink with a Pink Ribbon” on the back; and of course are on pink beads! Amy Gaster aka Queen Amelia is co-owner, with her sister Carrie, of Tybee Vacation Rentals and pink is their official color; and of course pink is also used to promote breast cancer awareness. The “Queen Mum” and 2007 Pirate Fest Queen, Bonnie Gaster, is a breast cancer survivor so this cause hits close to home. These beads are very limited in quantity and will serve as a great memento for attendees of the festival. Queen Amelia hopes to raise over $2,000 in donations for the Tybee Ta Ta’s fundraiser during the festival.

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because they are free). • This year’s event includes fireworks for the first time and the admission fee helped to make this possible! On Friday evening a dazzling fireworks show launched from the Tybee Pier will coincide with the invasion. • 10 different bands will play this year including: The Marshall Tucker Band, Big Engine, The Train Wrecks, Eric Culberson, Bottles & Cans, Wormsloew, High Velocity, Randy “Hatman” Smith, Roy and the Circuit Breakers, and The Bryan Clees Band • Your admission into the scavenger hunt, should you want to participate, is included in your weekend pass fee. • Weekend pass fees also help to cover the costs of contest prizes and all of the wonderful kids activities offered this year. This year’s event will include a Petting Zoo, Pirate Bouncy Rooms, Treasure filled Sandbox, professional face painting for kids by The Puppet People, Performances by Angela Beasley’s Puppet People, games, and more! All of this FREE for the kids!!

Do I have to pay for the $10 weekend pass?If you are over the age of 12 then you have to pay. • What if I am just coming for one day, not both days of the festival? The $10 weekend pass must be purchased even if you are just coming for one day. Think of it like you pay for one day and get the 2nd day for free! • What if I am just coming to see 1 band? The $10 weekend pass must still be purchased. It is still a heck of a lot cheaper than most other concerts. • What if I just want to bring my kids to the children’s events? The $10 weekend pass must still be purchased. But all children 12 and under are free! You only need a weekend pass to gain admittance to the festival area which will be staged in the South Beach Parking Lot from Tybrisa Street to 18th Street. Watching the parade is free; make sure to get a good spot because parade participants give out treasure all along the parade route to spectators. Of course, as always, you must pay to park on Tybee Island from 8:00am to 8:00pm.

We hope everyone has a fantastic time at the 5th Annual Tybee Island Pirate Fest!

Why Buy a 10 Weekend pass?This year’s Pirate Fest includes an admission fee for the first time. Since 2005, the events first year, Pirate Fest has been a free event. Pirate Fest is produced by not-for-profit organization called Tybee Fest, with just a handful of volunteers. Tybee Fest relies on donations and sponsorships to raise the large amount of money necessary to stage a quality event such as this. The event committee’s decision to begin charging an admission fee was extremely difficult to make. Unfortunately, due to the economy and the growth of the festival, sponsorships and donations alone could no longer fully cover the cost of producing a first class event. The decision came down to either cutting back on the quality of the event or charging a fee for admittance. So the decision was made to charge $10 for a weekend pass to the event; and to produce the best Pirate Fest to date! In order to help people understand the value they are receiving for their money here is a quick rundown of what you will receive for your $10. Also, in order to ensure that Pirate Fest continues to be a family friendly event, admission remains free to all children 12 and under!

What do I get for my $10 weekend pass?• The fee covers your admission to the festival area on the South End of the island for both Friday and Saturday. This includes unlimited in/out privileges so you can come and go as you please. (The Buccaneer Ball is a private event held on Thursday at The Crab Shack, the day before the start of the festival; and it is a separate charge.) • This year’s event will include a “big top”, a beautiful 10,000 square foot clear top tent, that will be erected to cover the stage and dancing areas. While this tent adds a major production expense it will ensure that the festival truly is rain or shine. The major entertainment portion of last years event was rained out and the tent will make sure that all bands will go on this year, including returning act The Marshall Tucker Band, who could not take the stage last year. The only way to get under the tent is with a weekend pass (or to be a child under age 12 –


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The Treasure of Lefty the PirateLegend of the Tybee Bomb

In The Treasure of Lefty the Pirate - Legend of the Tybee Bomb we follow Kelly and Roger on their Pirate cruise to Lefty’s Island, a private island somewhere on the Atlantic coast. These two really needed a break. Their little motel couldn’t compete against the big new casino that they were contending against, and they ended up out of business. It was Kelly’s mother that bought them the Lefty’s Island Treasure Cruise, a trip she had taken many years before. She would always talk about Lefty’s Island wistfully, but she never gave details.

Lefty’s Island is not without its perils. In 1958 a midair collision sent a Cold War bomber over the island with heavy damage and a nuclear bomb in its belly. Fearing catastrophe if the plane crashed with the bomb onboard, the pilot ejected the nuke into the water off Lefty’s Island and landed his plane in nearby Savannah, Georgia. Fifty years later the bomb is still lost, but folks keep hearing mysterious explosions once or twice a week in the jungle on the island, so people are strongly discouraged from digging on the south end of the island where debris from the bomb have been found. Of course, that’s exactly where Kelly and Roger find themselves by the end of the play, being chased down by the Captain, following first mate Wilcox on the most dangerous treasure hunt of their lives.

What can be learned from such misadventure? Plenty, but we can’t spoil the ending for you now. Come see the play at the Tybee Gym from October 2-4, 2009!

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See them Saturday, Oct. 10, 9-11pm

The Next Adventure is THE MARSHALL TUCKER BANDS’s 22nd studio album and its 34th overall. Produced by founding member Doug Gray, the recording continues the tradition of mixing flavors of blues, country, pop, rock, gospel and jazz that has been the band’s trademark sound since first exploding out of the cauldron of Capricorn Records with it’s self-titled platinum debut album in 1973. Doug sings lead on seven of the ten songs including a Toy Caldwell’s weeper, “Why Am I Crying” and George McCorkle’s “Guitar Playing Man.” Doug’s daughter Gabrielle joins MTB guitarist, Chris Hicks, for a full-on country take on McCorkle’s “Love you that way.” Melvin Seal’s “Traveling Man” shows Chris Hicks and the band rocking out.

The band will perform over 100 headline shows in 2009 in support of The Next Adventure. “We like the studio but we love the road,” says Gray. “Playing for the fans who have supported us for the past 35 years is a privilege and we will continue to play as long as old and new fans come out to see us. We began as a bunch of guys who wrote some fun music together, and our dreams get fulfilled every time we hit the stage.”

THE MARSHALL TUCKER BAND got its start in Spartanburg, S.C. when Gray teamed up with brothers Tommy and Toy Caldwell, Paul T. Riddle, George McCorkle and Jerry Eubanks. The band got its name from piano tuner Marshall Tucker whose name was found on a key ring in their rented rehearsal space, which Tucker owned. In 1972, they signed with Capricorn Records, the same label that guided The Allman Brothers Band, Wet Willie, and others to national fame. MTB opened shows for The Allman Brothers in 1973, and the following year, they began to headline their own shows across America due to the platinum-plus sales of their debut album and powerful live shows, often performing up to 300 shows a year. In a Rolling Stone review of their 1973 debut, Lester Bangs said, “their debut album is a moving piece of work that bids to put them in the same league as the Allmans damn fast. It’s tight, smoking music, with sharp, ringing lead guitar work and sure vocals that are grittily felt but never strained. Music from the Carolina

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The Marshall Tucker Band

Every once in a while, an artist emerges from the Deep South and bursts fully mature upon the blues scene. Eric Culberson is one of those few. His style is unmistakably authentic, energetic, and blessed with sex appeal and charisma. He is a breath of fresh air for the blues.

Eric hails from Savannah, Georgia, where he started out working the usual club circuit. Soon Eric and his band became a local phenomenon. It was just a matter of time before he was introduced to Bob Greenlee at Kingsnake Records. One trip to the Kingsnake studios in Sanford, Florida, and Eric was signed and recording his first Kingsnake release, “Blues is my Religion” which went to #24 nationally on the blues air play charts.

For more information, please visit

Watch them Friday, Oct. 9, 7:45-9:15pm.

The Eric

Culberson Blues Band

soil, full of blues and gospel influences, but so full of ideas that they never have to fall back on such space-fillers as slow blues jams. Each cut is a real song—some, like ‘Hillbilly Band,’ sound from first hearing like AM hits.”

THE MARSHALL TUCKER BAND recorded seven consecutive gold or platinum albums, a platinum Greatest Hits album and multiple hit singles for Capricorn before moving to Warner Brothers for six albums in 1979. Original bandleader and bass player Tommy Caldwell died from injuries suffered in a car wreck in April of 1980, Franklin Wilke was chosen to succeed him. When the Warner deal ended in 1983 Toy, George and Paul decided to retire from the road and transferred their interests to Doug and Jerry who co-led the band until Jerry’s retirement in 1996.

The current lineup of Doug Gray, Chris Hicks, B.B. Borden, Marcus Henderson, Pat Elwood and Stuart Swanlund continue to pack audiences into their shows to the delight of longtime fans and generations of new fans who have discovered MTB over the years. This lineup evokes the feeling of the original band, but is original in its own right, delivering dynamic performances night after night. Gray notes that people have gotten “married, named their children and pets after, and gotten buried” to classic MTB songs like “Desert Skies” and “Can’t You See.” THE MARSHALL TUCKER BAND continues to be played regularly on classic rock and country radio, and its songs are always being used in commercials, television shows and motion pictures.

The Next Adventure is the latest installment in the continuing legacy of one of America’s greatest Southern rock bands, still calling the road its home. THE MARSHALL TUCKER BAND’S “adventure” continues!

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Watch them Saturday, October 10, 9-11pm.

The Marshall Tucker Band is: Doug Gray – Lead Vocals, Tambourine

Chris Hicks – Lead Guitar and Vocals

Stuart Swanlund - Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar and Vocals

Pat Elwood – Bass Guitar and Vocals

B.B. Borden – Drums

Marcus Henderson – Keyboards and Flute

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The Train Wrecks

Bottles & Cans

“One of the most entertaining bands to watch in this town, these guys hardly shift from their spots on stage, but it’s the mixture of intense concentration and seemingly effortless flippancy with which

Savannah, Ga.’s own local-boys-done-good, The Train Wrecks offer up raucous and rollicking Americana that’s as equally indebted to the traditionalist legacies of A.P. Carter and Johnny Cash as it is to the forward-thinking rock & roll of Wilco and Lucero. Local reviewers have been “blown away” by the band’s live shows, and the Wrecks have been officially dubbed “The Hardest Gigging Band in Savannah”, a testament to the love and dedication they have for their music.

The Train Wrecks are getting ready to begin recording their second CD – according to Bible, it’ll be a lot more guitar-oriented than the 2007 debut, “Whiskey & War.” In fact, “a lot of it is almost too fast to strum,” he says. “It just hauls ass.

Jason Bible (guitar, voice, harmonica) is an award-winning singer-songwriter hailing from Ft. Worth, TX. Carolina-raised Markus Kuhlmann (drums, voice, guitar)Savannah born Eric Dunn (elec. bass, upright bass, voice)Stuart Harmening (dobro, banjo, guitar)

The Train Wrecks have played both locally and nationally gaining the attention of any audience they play in front of. All four bring their own unique perspective and talents to the table to create a singular musical vision, one that they hope to bring to as many people as possible as they continue to tour tirelessly and passionately.

Watch them Friday, Oct. 9, 6-7:30pm.

they ply their rotgut, Tom Waits-inspired trash can blooze rawk swing that is mesmerizing. They get down deep into their grab bag of originals & obscure songs, and don’t come up until they’ve had their way with them.”

Ray Ray “BlackBelly” Lundy (vocals/guitar) Mike “The Butcher” Walker (bass) Marty “Lock Jaw” Ellis (harmonica/vocals) Jason “Noodles” Gecik (drums/vocals)

Watch them Saturday, Oct. 10, 6:15-7:45pm.

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Big Engine is a finely tuned rock n’ roll machine! Hailing from Jacksonville, Florida, the band brings their high-performance rock show to festivals, rallies, events, and clubs throughout the United States. Performing thousands of shows, appearing on local and national television, receiving radio airplay, producing ten albums and a live DVD has made Big Engine one of the most well known and popular rock bands in the southeast United States.

three and a half year hiatus beginning in the summer of 2000. He has appeared on 7 of the band’s CDs including their Live CD/DVD making Benny’s solid, high energy playing style an elemental part of the band’s sound. His antics behind the drum kit and interplay with band mates really enhance the band’s live shows as well.

Ryan Wilcox rounds out Big Engine’s high powered rhythm section. Coming aboard in November of 2007, he is the newest addition to the band and was welcomed by Big Engine fans with open arms. Ryan is a solid rock-n-roll bass player that brings strong vocals and an intense presence to his side of the stage.

Don’t miss the chance to see them live on Friday, Oct. 9, 9:30-11pm.

Tony Mikus - Lead Vocals - GuitarHans Oellerich - Guitar - Vocals Benny Puckett - Drums - VocalsRyan Wilcox - Bass - Vocals

Big Engine Tony Mikus is the founding member and charismatic leader of the band. He is an accomplished guitarist, extremely versatile singer, and an exceptional songwriter. In fact, he is Big Engine’s primary songwriter. Tony is the driving force behind the band and due to his efforts; Big Engine has continued to perform at an exciting professional level for over 15 years.

Hans Oellerich first played with Big Engine back in 1995 when, at age 15, he got on stage at the legendary Crab Pot and jammed on guitar with the band. Over the years Hans remained a Big Engine fan, jammed with the band on several occasions, and in 1999, became Big Engine’s lead guitar player. Since then he has appeared on 4 of the band’s CDs including their Live CD/DVD making Hans an integral part of Big Engine’s dynamic guitar duo. His work on the guitar and active stage presence captures the essence of raw rock and roll!

Benny Puckett has been Big Engine’s drummer since 1994 with the exception of a

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Bryan Clees Band was the 2007 Entertainer of the year for Atlanta Country Contemporary sound-ing county/rock band from the Savannah, Georgia area. Bryan is an award winning singer/songwriter originally from Tampa, FL. He has been taking the southeast by storm lately with his energetic live shows. Don’t miss the chance to see them live on Saturday, Oct. 10, 12:30-2pm.

Bryan Clees Band

The Bryan Clees Band is: Bryan Clees - Lead Vocals & Lead Guitar, Sam Wood - Bass Guitar &

Vocals, Michael Brown - Drums and Percussion

Combining Rock, Jam, Pop and Alternative Wormsloew has been traveling the southeast for the last three years playing over 230 days a year. With the debut album One of These Days under their belt and constant touring, Wormsloew is planning the release of a new album in 2009. Watch them Saturday, Oct. 10, 5-6pm.


Wormsloew is:Drewfus Gill (Vocals & Guitars) Joseph Wilson (Vocals & Drums) Steve Gerard (Vocals & Guitars) Matt Wesley (Vocals, Keys & Guitars) Chadrick Norris (Bass & Bass Accessories)

High Velocity

Most of the cats in this hard-hitting classic and Southern rock cover band have been playing professionally around these parts for more than two decades. It shows in their ability to shift gears easily between the blues and jazz-

influenced jams of vintage Allman Brothers material and the more dark and moody pathos of stuff by The Doors – not to mention the more slick po-country hits of groups like Big & Rich and Montgomery Gentry.

They’ve also been known to dust off some old warhorses like “Stairway To Heaven” if pestered hard enough. That’s a luxury that only a working setlist of close to 150 songs and a whole lot of faith in your abilities can afford you. Watch them Saturday, Oct. 10, 2:45-4:45pm.

HIGH-VELOCITY is: Ray Tomasino - Lead & Background Vocals,Lead & Rhythm Guitars Steve Klahr - Lead & Background Vocals, Keys, Synth & Percussion Bobby Miller - Lead & Background Vocals, Bass GuitarsDennis Ward - Background Vocals,Lead,Slide & Rhythm GuitarsGlenn Smith - Drums & Percussion

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Roy & The Circuit Breakers

Area singer and guitarist Roy Swindelle is a featured house musician who can often be found performing boogie, rock, shag, pop, blues and Americana tunes in Doc’s Bar, either as a solo act (using technology designed by NASA to track the migration of Sand Gnats across southeast Georgia he can sound like a full band) or fronting a small live band of talented locals - Roy & The Circuit Breakers. If this band can’t get the party started then

Local Favorites

Randy “Hatman” SmithA mixed bag of musical influences from North and South are reflected in Randy Smith’s reportoire. Born and raised near Detroit, Randy reveals the Motown influence in his nostalgic 60’s and 70’s classica; his move to Florida in the mid-80’s introduced the tropical, laid-back Jimmy Buffett element, with a little blues, rock and country for good measure, prouducing a well-rounded musical style with something for everyone.

Randy moved to Tybee Island, Georgia - Savannah’s Beach in the early 90’s and was introduced to the beach music scene. There he realized that his music would need a little twist. So he has been playing dance music ever since.

A genuine crowd-pleaser who can relate, both musically and personally to a diverse array of folks. Watch him Saturday, Oct. 10, 8-9pm.

Lacey Alexis Caldwell is a 16 year old from Tybee Island, Ga. She is in the Senior Women’s Choir & Mixed Choir at Savannah Arts Academy and a member of Sing Savannah with Ginger Fawcett from Liquid Ginger as her

Lacey & Wayne

vocal & song writing coach. Performing is a dream she is working to make come true. Wayne Swindall is 22 yr old from Columbus, Ga. He is in the United States Coast Guard. He is currently working on his paramedics degree, eventually he wants to become an MD. Wayne has a passion for music and enjoys performing.

Lacey and Wayne have several events planned for the upcoming months and look forward to performing at the Tybee Island Pirate Fest. Watch them Friday, Oct. 9, 8-9pm & Saturday, Oct. 10, 11am-12pm - Children’s Stage.

you invited the wrong people. Watch them Friday, Oct. 9, 5-6pm.

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Who and what are Mummers?To define them simply, Mummers are costumed entertainers welcoming in the New Year. Some of the earliest mummers date back to early Egypt, pagan Rome and Greece, England, Germany and France. Historically, Mummery has influenced customs and perpetuated many interesting traditions. Every nation had its festivals at one time or another,

each marked by parades and displays of fanciful costumes. All of these cultures passed along their traditions from generation to generation and eventually these traditions were brought to America by immigrants.

The Philadelphia TraditionThe tradition of Philadelphia Mummery started in the late 17th century as a continuation of the Old World customs of ushering in the New Year. Mummery in America is as unique to Philadelphia as Mardi Gras is to New Orleans. For example, the Swedes were Philadelphia’s first settlers. When they came to Tinicum, just outside of Philadelphia, they brought their custom of visiting friends on “Second Day Christmas”, December 26. Later they extended their period of celebration to include New Year’s Day, and welcomed the New Year with masquerades and parades of noisy revelers. Groups would travel from house to house, sing songs, and perform dances -- all to be rewarded with food and drink. By the 1870’s, what had been an uncoordinated group of neighborhood celebrations turned into an area-wide parade with two main groups of participants: Fancy Dress and

Comic clubs. The City of Philadelphia finally sponsored and organized the first official Mummers Parade on January 1, 1901.

Philadelphia Mummers of TodayThe Philadelphia Mummers of today total over 10,000 marchers. The parade is still held on New Year’s Day, with four distinct divisions: Comic, Fancy, Fancy Brigade and String Band. The Fancy Brigade division clubs also wear large, ornate costumes, and perform intricate dances and drills with elaborate props. Mummers String Bands are known, not only for the unique sound, but also for their elaborate costumes. Brilliant materials, glitter, sequins and feathers are all combined to make the showy costumes. Traditionally, band members, wives and friends made the costumes. Today, professional designers and costumers are utilized. In Philadelphia, the cost of costuming an average 64-piece band is between $30,000 and $80,000, with the captain’s costume costing as high as $10,000. There are eighteen String Band organizations in existence today. Every year, each String Band selects an annual theme, and debuts their new music and costumes in the Philadelphia New Year’s Day parade. People from the “City of Brotherly Love” know the excitement of a Mummers performance, but the Mummers also preserve that sense of nostalgia and tradition. Commitment to the community has always been one of the basic principles of Mummers clubs.


The Satin Slipper Fancy Brigade From Philadelphia, Pa. will stop to perform in front of The Sand Bar during the Pirate Victory Parade on Saturday, Oct. 10th - 3pm.

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him without question, and won the respect of nobles and heads of state.

In 1674, a grateful King Charles II rewarded Captain Morgan for his devoted service to England with a knighthood, and Sir Henry Morgan served as Governor of Jamaica in 1680.

Renowned for his sociability and generosity, he became a celebrity in the rum shops and taverns of Port Royal until his passing. Honored with a state funeral, he was laid to rest on August 25th, 1688... ...yet his Legend lives on!

Drink Responsibly - Captain’s Orders!

He was Captain Henry Morgan, one of the 17th Century’s most daring and successful buccaneers, admired throughout Caribbean waters - a legend in his own lifetime...

Born in Wales in 1635, he sought thrills and fortune in the “New World.” Throughout the Caribbean, from Curacao to Panama City to Jamaica and beyond, his adventures as a buccaneer are legendary.

He became one of Britain’s most successful military strategists and an inspirational leader. He gained the loyalty of unruly buccaneers who followed

The Man Behind The Legend


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