Foxy's Harbor Grille, 125 Mulberry Street, Saint Michaels, Maryland
The fabulous Trinidelphia Caribbean Band leads off and closes each show. Foxy will perform some of his classic music including his Jost Van Dyke song ("In the middle of the island") and stories that have regaled sailors at his bar and restaurant - Foxy's - at Great Harbour on the island of Jost Van Dyke in the BVI's for the past 50 years! If you have not seen him perform - see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRG0xoSJWtk
We are delighted that Foxy will be in St. Michaels, Maryland for these concerts and to help us raise funds for the restoration of Endeavor II (32 foot sailboat) built at Foxy's and the 3 sailing dinghies damaged by Hurricane Irma on Sept. 6, 2017.
For 2017 concerts, see: https://talbotspy.org/?s=Foxy+Callwood
Special Caribbean menu with food and drinks to make this a "Caribbean Night" to remember! Foxy's Harbor Grille in St. Michaels knows how to do this! (Food and drinks priced separately from the show tickets) The drink menu will include Caribbean beers (Presidente - DR) and the rum based "Pain Killer" created on Jost Van Dyke and other rum drinks we have all enjoyed in the Caribbean. The food will be on the "spicy side" for the most part including "Chicken Roti", pulled pork , coconut-curry mussels, West End shrimp salad and specials created by "Chef Bill". The food and drinks are reasonably priced so you will have "plenty of jingle in your pockets" to help with your donation to the Jost Van Dyke Preservation Society to restore the sailboats used in their youth sailing programs.
A monster hurricane by the name of IRMA devastated the Leeward Islands and especially the British Virgin Islands including Jost Van Dyke (JVD) last September. The above photo shows the main town of Great Harbour after the Cat 5 Hurricane slammed into the island with winds in excess of 200 MPH. Note that the trees and almost all vegetation were knocked down or blown away - and most buildings were left in ruins except for a few reinforced concrete structures (most roofs were blown off). The famous Foxy's bar and restaurant at the far end of the beach in this photo (note the blue plastic tarps over Foxy's) suffered major damage, but Foxy and his employees were able to reopen the next day and served meals for about a month to most of the people stranded on the island.
The Jost Van Dyke Preservation Society was set up years ago by Foxy to help preserve their maritime heritage, and we ask that donations by check be made out to JVDPS - you can check out their web site at: www.JVDPS.org. They need our help to restore Endeavor II - the traditional JVD 32 foot sloop built at Foxy's about ten years ago and the 3 small sailing dinghies damaged in the storm. These are essential for JVDPS to restart their sail training programs for the youth and young adults on the island! In lieu of sending me a check for JVDPS, you can donate by credit card via this web site and we will consolidate the donations and get them to JVDPS. Most of the funds generated from the four concerts after paying for the band and some other expenses will go to the Jost Van Dyke Preservation Society, a registered IRS 501 (c) (3) charity.
Foxy in front of his restaurant at Great Harbour, JVD
Each show on the afternoon or evening of September 11 & 12th will feature songs and stories that Foxy has performed at his bar and restaurant at Great Harbour on Jost Van Dyke over many years. The fabulous Trinidelphia band will play a 50 minute set to open and close each show with upbeat Reggae and popular music. You will need to order tickets to the afternoon or evening show of interest.
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To fool you into thinking you are in the BVI's. After a few painkillers, you will likely hear the waves lapping at your feet at White Bay, JVD!
Originated at the "Soggy Dollar" bar at White Bay on Jost Van Dyke. Similar to a pina colada with orange juice added - the secret is great dark rum (Pussers) with freshly grated nutmeg on top!
The legendary Foxy Callwood came up with this version of the rum punch found throughout the Caribbean. Ask Foxy his secret since he will be performing at our "Caribbean Night Shows".
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If you have been to the Caribbean - you have probably had one! This is the real thing - Coco Lopez (not that cheap stuff), pineapple juice and mashed fresh pineapple, Mount Gay Eclipse amber rum (Barbados) blended with ice and topped with freshly ground nutmeg. You can add 1/2 once Goslings (Bermuda) Black Rum "floater" for $3 more! Dare you to find a better pina colada!
Icy cold bottle of one of the best beers brewed in the Caribbean - a Pilsner style beer brewed in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. Light and refreshing!
Brewed in Trinidad and distributed throughout the Caribbean. Popular beer among those sailors cruising through the Leeward and Windward Islands.
Always a nice selection of hand-crafted beers from the best of area micro-breweries at Foxy's Harbor Grille in St. Michaels. 16 once pour! Ask waiter for list.
Not your typical appetizers - a little bit of Caribbean Spice
Chef Bill's creation - your mouth will "sing" after eating these "babies". Bowl of select PEI mussels in spicy broth.
Three skewers of marinated chicken breast strips on a skewer cooked over open fire grilled to perfection! The Jerk spice (from Jamaica) kicks it up a notch or two! Not so bold version (No Jerk) available - ask your waiter.
Three small pulled pork medallions with his special sauce on top. Your tongue will thank you later . .
Not your typical bland salad! Chef Bill took some of the usual green leaf lettuce and added xxxx with spices to move to the Caribbean flavor spectrum!
Traditional West Indian Chicken Roti in Pita wrap. Originated on Trinidad with Indian Curry flavors.
Pulled or shredded pork with special Caribbean sauce on the side. Served on xxx roll with side of spicy black beans.
Special just for these shows! Chef Bill took his 7 oz. Angus beef burger, added some Caribbean spice, and topped off with melted pimento cheese, tomato and red onion . . Big Yumm!
Select Ahi tuna chucks marinated in selected seasonings over bed of lettuce. Just a variation from the Asian style!
Marinated and grilled red snapper filet grilled over hot fire (not easy to do!) with side of select vegetables!
The historic Parsonage Inn (c:1883) is across from the entrance to the maritime museum at the NW end of the historic district and provides 8 guest bedrooms with a rear parking lot. You can stay at this inn and walk over to Foxy's Harbor Grille - about 4 blocks. There is ample parking at Foxy's Harbor Grille if you choose to drive over to the Caribbean Nights Concerts on September 11th or 12th. There are 8 speed bikes available if you want to "bike over" rather than walking. A Special Caribbean Nights package offer that includes two tickets to the concert is available if you stay for two or more nights Sept. 9 - 13th. Contact Sallie at the Parsonage Inn by calling 410-745-8383 or send an email to email@example.com. The web site is: www.Parsonage-Inn.com (just click on the photo above) Sallie is known for superb breakfasts!
The George Brooks House (c: 1860's and 1908) is a designated historic building by Talbot County due to the remarkable George M. Brooks who owned this property from 1900 - 1954. It sits on 8 acres of land about 1/2 mile outside of town (NW) and about a mile from Foxy's Harbor Grille where the Caribbean Nights Concerts will be held. There is ample parking at Foxy's Harbor Grille - or on Mulberry Street. This inn also has a special Caribbean Nights Concert package for staying two or more nights Sept. 9th - 13th. The pool and hot tub will be open and you can use our 8 speed touring bikes if you don't want to drive over to the concerts. You can call the inn at 410-745-8381 or send email: GeorgeBrooksHouse@atlanticbb.net. Click on photo above to go to the web site. Full 3 course breakfast, formal gardens, and the pool and hot tub add to the ambiance!
Started in June of 2017 to produce concerts in St. Michaels, Maryland to bring the music of the Caribbean to this lovely seaport. All funds generated (after expenses) go to a charity like JVDPS - no overhead or administrative expenses!
We created a special menu - food and drinks - to remind us of many wonderful adventures sailing to the fabulous British Virgin Islands. Presidente beer from the Dominican Republic, and the "Painkiller" rum drink that originated on Jost Van Dyke along with other popular beers and rum drinks! Spicy food to match!
We raised over $14,000 last September at our concerts on Sept. 12 & 13th, 2017 for emergency relief funds for the Jost Van Dyke Preservation Society. Help us raise even more this year so JVDPS will have the funds to restore their sailboats used in their youth sailing programs.
Will Workman, Managing Partner
Caribbean Nights Productions
24500 Rolles Range Road
St. Michaels, MD 21663
Phone - (410) 829-0510