Saturday, May 28, at 2:30 p.m.
Lucy Buffett’s LuLu’s, 200 E. 25th Ave. (Gulf Shores), www.lulubuffett.com
Parrotheads from across the Southeast are getting ready to spend the evening with Jimmy Buffett at the Amphitheater at The Wharf on Tuesday, May 31. Many will be arriving on the Alabama Gulf Coast a few days early to soak in the sun and saltwater. For those wanting to “pregame” for the Buffett concert, sister Lucy Buffett’s LuLu’s will be hosting LuLuPalooza with a three-band lineup that should not be missed.
Bill “Sauce Boss” Wharton will warm up the crowd with his hot blues and spicy gumbo. This Gulf Coast regular has one of the most unique live shows on the road. In between carefree trips across the fretboard, Wharton concocts a huge batch of his signature gumbo. After his set, the audience is invited to sample this exquisite dish. No one leaves hungry.
The Mulligan Brothers will represent the Azalea City. This quartet of modern folk maestros have been busy spreading the sounds of their stellar debut, “Via Portland.” Listeners have been overwhelmed by the depth and sincere songwriting found on this album. With each road venture, The Mulligan Brothers bring their Gulf Coast sounds to a legion of new fans.
LuLu is also bringing the Palooza crowd a healthy dose of New Orleans. George Porter Jr. & The Runnin’ Pardners will return to Gulf Shores with another tidal wave of Big Easy funk. As bassist for The Meters, Porter established a permanent legacy in the New Orleans music scene. With this project, he gives his audience the pure essence of the Crescent City funk sound.