Museum Opening Conflicts with Sounds on Centre

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Museum Opening Conflicts with Sounds on CentreEveryone loves new exhibits at the Amelia Island Museum of History, especially when it involves shrimp and Pirates… but this week’s opening conflicts with AND SearchAmelia has offered to list events that are open to the community for FREE on our Community Calendar!

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Two weeks ago, two wonderful organizations: The Special Olympics and 8 Flags Playscapes, both of which cater to very special children in our community, held fabulous fundraising events… on the same day!

Anyway, this Friday, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, during the exact same time as Sounds on Centre, the Museum is celebrating the grand opening of their Mini Shrimp Fest Celebration.

You are invited to come listen to bluegrass, in case you are not interested in hearing Sounds’s Jim McKaba & The After Hours Band, featuring Ben Champion on the sax, playing blues, funk and jazz.

There will also be samples of shrimp gumbo for you to enjoy while browsing through booths set up by a few of our wonderful local artists.

The Fernandina Pirates Club is trying their best to attend both events!

Shrimp Festival: 50 Years and Counting, opens on April 5th, at 6 pm.

Since its inception in 1964, The Amelia Island Shrimp Festival has grown into a major regional attraction, which brings over one hundred thousand people to Fernandina Beach, and features over four hundred vendors selling art, crafts, and local food.

Shrimp Fest: 50 Years and Counting will celebrate the undeniable impact that the festival has had on our local history. The exhibit will explore the festival’s evolution and will include images and objects from throughout its half-century of existence.

For more information contact Gray at, or 904-261-7378 ext 102.

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