Oyster Roasts

Music and Oysters for Wildlife Benefit

When: Sat., Jan. 17, 2-6 p.m. 2009

Last year’s Sewee oyster roast was an interesting experience for me. I’d never been to the Outpost before, and I somehow found myself wandering awkwardly around someone’s retirement party in the depths of the Sewee Preserve. After a big ol’ sign informed me of my mistake, I continued up the road until I found the Outpost, which was crawling with people despite the mud and freezing rain. Bundled-up crowds huddled around the steaming oysters, listening to music and ... smiling. These people were really having a good time. This is the first time I realized that people really love oysters here, and they really love parties. I can only imagine how happy folks will be at this year’s event if the weather cooperates. The South Eastern Wildlife and Environment Education (SEWEE) Association (not to be confused with the upcoming Southeastern Wildlife Exposition) hosts the event to raise money to support their environmental education programs. The Blue Dogs are headlining, rounded out with sets from Danielle Howle, Doug Jones & Cravin’ Melon, Jeff Norwood, the Whisperjets, and Ed Hunnicutt. Tickets include all-you-can-eat oysters; other food and drinks will be for sale. The silent auction features a painting by local artist Mickey Williams. —Erica Jackson

Price: $30, free/12 and under

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