After all…what is liberty without a cold one to celebrate it? There’ll be plenty of toasting and roasting going on this holiday and it starts NOW!
Freeport businessmen Kenny Kouches and Mike Jones (former owners of the Port Cafe) have worked their entrepreneurial/artistic magic again in Freeport. Their most recent reincarnation: Scotties bar in downtown Freeport. I love that they keep the history of Freeport alive by revamping existing structures and keeping the original names. I plan to interview my long time friend Kenny (don’t ask him about the first time we met…don’t!) and Mike at length soon; I’ll divulge the secrets of their success soon.. For now – just a few cool things about Scotties. The pix show the attention getting paint job that reflects the upbeat atmosphere. Kenny and Mike salvaged the orifinal fence that Kenny’s father built at his childhood home and used it to line interior walls walls, entrance door, and crafted the Escher style ’fish’ fence that surrounds the back patio.There’s so many cool stories attached to this renovation….can’t wait to tell you more.
I believe beer and gumbo are featured this weekend.. I know I’ll be back and forth between Scotties, The Venue and Captain Ken’s new little hide-away on the Brazos (more on that later).
Fr Bridge Bait, Surfside: Little Joe Country
Fr The Clarion, Clute (Brazosport College), BC Summer Jazz Band – Free! 7:30 pm
Sa Bridge Bait , Surfside: Mark Pepper, Country
Sa Castaway Bar and Grill, Surfside: Intercoastal Pirates Rock, Blues, Country
Sa Pier 57, Sargent: Bo Counts Band Country
Sa The Venue, Freeport: Eighty Plus, 80′s Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Sunday, July 3
Su Pier 30, Surfside: Stone Cold, Classic Rock, Blues, Party Music (5-9 pm)
Anthony Smith6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jabo and the S. Coast Zydeco Band
9:00 pm – Midnight
Jaime y Los Chamacos
8:30 pm – Midnight
Dean Seltzer and Band7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ray Price9:30 – 11:00 pm