KICK-OFF PARTY AND CONCH SHELL BLOWING CONTEST
PARTY HEADQUARTERS of the CONCH REPUBLIC INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION!
Schooner Wharf Kick-Off Party is the start of the Conch Republic Independence Celebration on Friday, April 21st! The festivities kick off at 7 p.m. with the popular local Myles Mancuso Band. Their original style of music is a unique blend of Roots Americana and R&B. Truly a musical experience you don’t want to miss! Definitely bring your dancing shoes!
Listen to how it all happened! Conch Republic Prime Minister Dennis Wardlow will be on stage recounting the story of the events that led to our secession, as can only be told by the mayor who spearheaded our secession in 1982! We seceded from the United States, surrendered, and demanded foreign aid (we are still waiting on that!)
There will be a special presentation to longtime local performer/songwriter and Schooner Wharf staple Michael McCloud. Our Prime Minister and Secretary General of the State of the Conch Republic, Captain James R. Gilleran will honor Michael as the Official Troubadour of the Conch Republic.
Compete in the Annual Schooner Wharf Conch Shell Blowing Contest, there is no entry fee – anyone can enter. Bring your own conch shell or one will be provided, with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Prizes for the longest, loudest and most musical blow. Prizes are Water adventures, bottles of rum, Schooner Wharf Bar tabs, tees and caps, Conch Republic flags, etc. “We succeeded where others failed!” Long Live the Conch Republic!