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With the cancellation of the Shrimp and Grits Festival last year due to Hurricane Irma, the Golden Isles is anticipating more than ever to resume an exciting tradition presented by Southern Living on beautiful Jekyll Island.

This award winning annual event takes place over a three day period and has welcomed thousands of guests from across the southeast  Held on September 14, 15 and 16th in the picturesque historic district, the Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival was voted “2017
Best Festival” by the Southeast Festivals & Events Association.

This year’s exciting family friendly event will have entertainment, an artists market, live music, a kids’ zone and amazing food from chefs, restaurants and craft brews across the area.

Live music will be held on three stages across the festivities.

Here is the schedule:

Main Stage

Friday, September 14

  • 4-5:30 p.m.: Michaele & the Ambiguous
  • 5:45-7:15 p.m.: The Shockers
  • 7:30-9 p.m.: WharfRatz

Saturday, September 15

  • 10-11:15 a.m.: Crazy Daysies
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.: Southern Living Songwriters
  • 1-2 p.m.: Mufflers
  • 2:15-3:15 p.m.: Fernway
  • 3:30-4:30 p.m.: Awards for Professional Cooking Competition
  • 4:45-5:45 p.m.: Souls of Joy
  • 6-7 p.m.: NorthStar
  • 7:15-9 p.m.: Jimmy Hall & Art of Soul

Sunday, September 16

  • 10-11:20 a.m.: Flood Brothers
  • 11:35 a.m.-12:50 p.m.: Pier Pressure
  • 1:05-2:25 p.m.: Bluff 5
  • 2:45-4 p.m.: Jimmy Beats

Friday, September 144-5:45 p.m.: Dave Griffin

  • 6-9 p.m.: Backbeat Blvd

Saturday, September 15

  • 10-10:50 a.m.: Michael Brown Duo
  • 11-11:50 a.m.: Jackson Powers
  • 12-12:50 p.m.: Scott Pallott
  • 1-2:15 p.m.: Young Americans
  • 2:30-3:45 p.m.: Rider
  • 4-5:15 p.m.: Suzy and the Bird Dogs
  • 5:30-7 p.m.: Traveling Riverside Band
  • 7:15-9 p.m.: Roy Gentry and the Hired Guns

Sunday, September 16

  • 10-10:50 a.m.: LaDon Drury
  • 11 a.m.-12 p.m.: Sean Clark
  • 12:15-1:15 p.m.: Derrick Dove
  • 1:30-2:30 p.m.: Jamie Renee and the Walkers
  • 2:45-4 p.m.: Squirt Gun

Friday, September 14

  • 4-5:30 p.m.: Scott Pallot
  • 5:45-7:15 p.m.: David Watt Besley
  • 7:30-9 p.m.: Jamie Renee Walker

Saturday, September 15

  • 10-11:30 a.m.: Scotty Wilson
  • 12-1:30 p.m.: Paul Ivey
  • 1:45-3:15 p.m.: Michalan Boney
  • 3:30-4:45 p.m.: Jefferson Ross
  • 5-6:30 p.m.: Southern Living Songwriter Showcase
  • 6:30-6:45 p.m.: Southern Living Songwriters Meet & Greet
  • 7-9 p.m.: Pallot & Porters

Sunday, September 16

  • 10-11:45 a.m.: Sunday Morning Confessional with Ross, Besley, Reeves & Pickett
  • 12-1:15 p.m.: Justin Spivey
  • 1:30-2:45 p.m.: Sean Clark
  • 3-4 p.m.: Kellie Parr

Food

Of course the amazing southern food will be relished by all as festival goers will be able to sample the delicacies of various types from across the region.

Check out the different food vendors:

Riverfront Lawn Shrimp & Grits

Shrimp & Grits Vendors

  • Beach House Restaurant
  • Halyards Restaurant
  • Jekyll Island Club Resort
  • Jekyll Market
  • Tortuga Jack’s
  • Wee Pub Beach
  • Zachry’s Riverhouse

Main Lawn Food Trucks & Stands

Food Court Vendors

  • All Fired Up, Mobile Wood Fired Pizza
  • Ben & Jerry’s of Savannah
  • Best Burgers
  • Chef B’s Eatz
  • Famous Funnel Cakes
  • Fuse Frozen Yogurt
  • Guanabana
  • Hole in the Wall
  • Josie’s Latin Fusion
  • Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company
  • Red Bug Motors Pizza
  • St. Simons Sweets (inside Kids’ Zone)
  • Stewart’s All American Dogs
  • Sweet Georgia Sips (adjacent to Skeet House)
  • Tallie’s Tasty Kettle Corn
  • Beer Mutts
  • Big Boy Cookies *
  • Biron Herbal Tea *
  • Bits & Pieces *
  • Body&Soul
  • Chile Today Hot Tamale *
  • Connie’s Preserves *
  • DOC & ARTIE’S *
  • Eileen’s English Toffee
  • Fruitland Augusta *
  • Georgia Sourdough Co *
  • H.L. Franklin’s Healthy Honey *
  • Hardy Bakery *
  • Hey Mon Caribbean Cooking Magic
  • Jake’s *
  • Lakonia Greek Products
  • Nectar of the Vine
  • Olive Affairs
  • Paulk’s Pride *
  • Phickles*
  • Sage’s Larder *
  • Savannah Square Pops *
  • Shrimpy’s Sauces & Seasonings
  • Southern Pawz *
  • SureShotSids *
  • The Herb Room Organic Apothecary
  • Tree House Macarons of Waycross *
  • Val’s Kale Chips *
  • Yellow Rose Farm Soap Co *

* Denotes Georgia Grown Members

This year promises to offer amazing experiences.  The Shrimp and Grits Cooking competition will also have a comeback from statewide competitors including those that didn’t compete.  A list of prizes and the competitors can be found here.  Check out more information about the festival here.

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Carrie Magalski
Carrie Magalski is the Media and Public Relations Contact for All on Georgia- Glynn County. A speaker and the author of "Heaven's Angels" book, her inspiring articles, writings and radio interviews are featured in various multi-media venues. Her leadership roles encompasses higher education, broadcast communications, business, and corporate trainings through Coastal Pines Technical College. She is a seasoned professional with excellent relationship building skills and creates and enhances strategic growth through partnerships with community, corporate and governmental agencies through various multimedia modalities. She is the owner of Immersion Enterprises, LLC- which provides corporate trainings, PR and marketing, as well as ecotourism and experiential education services through Turtle Tides Amelia. Carrie serves on the Board of Directors of Back in His Arms Again, a ministry that helps families suffering from infant loss.

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