12th annual Bald Eagle Bash to feature two bands

For release December 3, 2021

12th annual Bald Eagle Bash will feature two musical acts for the first time!

South Alabama Land Trust is thrilled to announce two popular musical acts for the 12th annual Bald Eagle Bash, set for Saturday, April 30 at the Tonsmeire Weeks Bay Resource Center. Ross Newell, the original creative source and founder of The Mulligan Brothers, will perform first, followed by Paw Paw’s Medicine Cabinet.

“Tickets for the 2021 Bald Eagle Bash sold out just days after they went on sale,” Diana Brewer, Development and Communications Coordinator said. “We have no doubt the 12th annual Bash will do the same. We are so excited about having Ross Newell play the first hour. He has a huge following from his days with the Mulligan Brothers, which was one of the most popular bands to play at the Bash. And Paw Paw’s Medicine Cabinet, with their cool indie pop and rock sound is going to be so much fun!”

As the original creative source and founding member of the Mulligan Brothers, a superb band from Mobile, Newell has been honing his song craft over many years. The three studio albums released by that band are all highly recommended, full of great melodies and songs that reflect the daily push and pull of every man in trying to make real connections and looking for enduring meaning.

Paw Paw’s Medicine Cabinet features Gabriel Will, Mike Jernigan, Ethan Snediger, Jeremy Ault and Jacob Hall. They released two full-length albums in 2017. Recent appearances include the Gautier Mullet Festival in Gautier, Mississippi, and the Gulf Shores Sunset Series. They also performed at the Americanafest in Nashville, Tennessee. They have played alongside bands such as The Marcus King Band, Wet Willie, Counting Crows, Kristy Lee and The Dirt Road Revival, The Mulligan Brothers, and River Whyless.

This “taste of the Gulf” brings more than a dozen area restaurants together to create dishes based on delicious fresh shrimp. From fried shrimp, to stuffed shrimp, to shrimp and grits and shrimp ceviche, each chef prepares a signature dish that is sure to delight all participants. Several restaurants will serve tasty desserts. Also for the first time this year, there will be a vegan option and a non-shrimp option.

Local brewer Fairhope Brewing will once again be serving their a signature beer, Bald Eagle Blue, along with other favorites, and Braided River Brewing Company from Mobile will be returning for a second year.

Bald Eagle Bash is SALT’s largest event, raising funds to restore vulnerable coastline, protect wildlife and educate and involve folks in protecting our natural resources. The 2022 co-chairs are Chesley Allegri of Fairhope and Kendall Dexter of Mobile. Tickets, which will go on sale March 14, are $55 for SALT members and $65 for non-members.