Shared on behalf of the Warwick Public Library
The Fourth Annual Quahoggers Jamboree
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Celebrate Warwick’s quahogging heritage with chowder and stuffies, a visit by the Steamship Historical Society of America, and a concert by Chicago singer-songwriter Michael Smith.
The festivities begin at 5 p.m. Tour Warwick fisherman Jody King’s quahogging boat. Visit the Poppy’s Gourmet concession tent to buy kettle corn and lemonade. Sample a Dockside Seafood Marketplace stuffie and cup of red or white chowder for $3. Chat with Clamcake Summer and Stuffie Summer author David Norton Stone and peruse a selection of local artisan wares at the Made From RI table.
At 5:15 p.m., hear how Narragansett Bay inspires illustrator and children’s book author Seth McCombs’ writing and art.
At 5:45 p.m., learn what a day of fishing on the Bay is like for Warwick quahogger Dave Ghigliotty.
At 6:15 p.m., discover which steamships were typically seen on the Bay in a talk by researcher Astrid Drew from the Steamship Historical Society of America.
At 7 p.m. acclaimed Chicago singer-songwriter Michael Smith takes the stage. Famous for his song The Dutchman, Michael is a master of musical storytelling who ranges from keen character studies to rousing comedic romps. Enjoy dazzling tunes tinged with folk, jazz, rock, and pop and influenced by greats such as Duke Ellington, The Beatles, and John Prine.
The Fourth Annual Quahoggers Jamboree is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
This event is free and open to all. Sign up begins on Monday, May 25.