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Carrabelle kicks off 23rd annual Riverfront festival

Pirates of Carrabellean
Posted at 1:35 PM, Apr 26, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-26 10:19:29-04

CARRABELLE, Fla. (WTXL) -- Music, food, and a whole lot of fun is on tap for this weekend's 23rd Annual Carrabelle Riverfront festival.

This year's theme is "Pirates of the Carrabellean". The two-day event features an array of local music acts, fresh seafood, arts and crafts, and the Fishy Fashion Show, Pet Parade and the Procession of the Species.

Organizers say Carrabelle Riverfront festival celebrates the culture, history and vitality of coastal Carrabelle in Franklin County.


Friday April 26th

4:00-4:30 PM Opening Ceremony - Captain Zack Osprey and the Mermaid Queen arrive on the Governor Stone followed by the raising of the flag.

4:00-8:00 PM Southern Satisfaction - a variety of songs from the 50's all the way up to current. The band mixes it up with Classic Rock, Disco, Pop, R&BCountry.

Saturday April 27th

9:00-11:30 AM Debi Jordan - classic rock, blues, beach music and originals on the Gulf Coast!

9:00 - noon Sammy Tedder - soulful, soothing and mysterious sounds of the river cane flute in the History Hill Heritage Tent.

10:00 AM Pet parade - Check at the Carrabelle Area Chamber of Commerce or download from

11:30-12:00 AM Pirate Show - Pirate Skit for kids on the main stage. Don't miss it!

12:00-2:00 PM Tin Horn - a band of richly experienced professionals who are comfortable picking up most any instrument and makin' awesome music will performing original Country with Bluegrass and American Roots.

12:00 - 5:00 pm Frank Lindamood - virtuoso of bluesy ballads and banjo

1:00 PM Procession of the Species - annual march of the local species to the beat of the accompanying percussion, winding its way up and down Marine Street and ending with a jubilant return to the local woods via the Nature Walk located on Ave C.

2:00-3:00 PM Fishy Fashion Show - Outrageous "Do's and Do Knots" of coastal couture revealed with festive flair offashionista Joan Matey of Lanark and Jan Neshat of Eastpoint.

3:00-6:00 PM Nashville Behind the Scenes - Straight from Nashville Tennessee, award winning Songwriters, Steve Williams, Woody Mullis, and Mike Geiger will be performing "Nashville Writers in the Round".

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