It’s a big weekend on the Gulf Coast! Rob from the Lagniappe stopped by with a look at what’s happening!
*Local music will be the name of the game at Lap’s Grocery & Grill’s Locals Mini Music Festival Saturday. The new kid on the Causeway is stepping up to present a day for the local musical heroes. Headlined by The Mulligan Brothers, the day will also feature Ryan Balthrop, The Harrison McInnis Trio, Lee Yankie & the Hellz Yeah, Eric Erdman and Lisa Mills. The day starts at 11 a.m. and tickets are free for general admission and $40 for VIP.
*Tonight the Joe Jefferson Players are going to tackle Monty Python’s musical “Spamalot.” Based on the 1975 film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” the Broadway musical was nominated for 14 Tony Awards and won Best Musical. It racked up more than 1,500 performances. The show runs tonight and Saturday at 8 p.m. at the playhouse at 11 S. Carlen St. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20.
*It’s Last Friday Art Night at Dauphin Island Heritage and Art Gallery. You can shop for local art and browse the heritage gallery . There will be an art demonstration and live music by Bruce Jones. There’s also complimentary food and wine. The event is free…it’s from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Dauphin Island Heritage and Art Gallery.
*A great way to start your day tomorrow before all that partying is the Springhill Medical Center Grandman Triathlon in Fairhope. This test of personal endurance begins at 7 a.m. with a 1/3 mile swim through Mobile Bay, followed by an 18-mile bike ride through Fairhope and finishing with a 3.1-mile run. It also benefits Mobile Baykeeper, Camp Rap-a-hope, and the Gulf Coast Area Triathletes. Registration is $100.
*Country music sensation Hunter Hayes is in Pensacola at the Bayfront Auditorium tonight. This multi-instrumentalist released his first album in 2011 at the age of 19 and has been a staple on the country charts ever since. Fans best know his songs “Wanted” and “Somebody’s Heartbreak.” The show starts at 7 p.m. and tickets begin at $28.