July 4th HOT! HOT! HOT!

Celebrate Freedom This July 4th!
Q: What if Kahlil Gibran met Kenny Kouches?

“Life without liberty is like a body without a spirit”
Kahlil Gibran on freedom.

“Yep…today is the day we open Scotties…come by for a cold beer”
Kenny Kouches on Scotties!
A: We’d toast liberty properly with a cold beer!

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).

If Scotties walls could talk….we’d all be laughing and telling old friends and relatives to ‘hush’!
I’ll be wearing a path between Scotties and The Venue on Park Avenue (217 E. Park Ave.) this weekend!
Scotties is behind the old fire station in Freeport. You won’t miss Scottie’s bright colors!
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Thursday  June 30

Th Kicks, Angleton: Buck Yeager,  Country
Th Pier 30 , Surfside: Karoake Concepts 

Th The Venue, Freeport: DJ Nite

Friday July 1
Fr Armadillo Ballroom, Brazoria: Charlie Lucas, Country with a Rock edge
Fr Bridge Bait, Surfside: Little Joe   Country
Fr Castaway Bar and Grill, Surfside: Dogtown Blues, Blues
Fr The Clarion, Clute (Brazosport College), BC Summer Jazz Band – Free! 7:30 pm
Fr Kicks, Angleton: Buck Yeager, Country
Fr Pier 30, Surfside: Electric Soul, Classic Rock
Fr The Venue, Freeport, Horse Opera, Country Honky Tonk
Saturday, July 2
Sa Armadillo Ballroom, Brazoria: Sour Mash  Honky Tonk, Dancehall
Sa Bridge Bait , Surfside: Mark Pepper, Country
Sa Castaway Bar and Grill, Surfside: Intercoastal Pirates  Rock, Blues, Country
Sa Kicks, Angleton: Buck Yeager, Country
Sa Pier 30, Surfside: Guppies from Outer Space Rock
Sa Pier 57, Sargent: Bo Counts Band  Country
Sa  The Venue, Freeport: Eighty Plus, 80′s Rock, Classic Rock, Metal

Sunday, July 3

Su Bridge Bait, Surfside: Ronnie Coleman
Su Pier 30, Surfside: Stone Cold, Classic Rock, Blues, Party Music (5-9 pm)

Monday, July 4th!
M Pier 30, Surfside: WISEGUY, Classic Rock Covers (5-9 pm) 

Don’t forget The 64th Annual Fishin’ Fiesta!

 Cajun, Latino, Country and More!
Thursday June 30, 2011

Anthony Smith6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Jabo and the S. Coast Zydeco Band
9:00 pm – Midnight
Friday July 1, 2011

Grupo Vizion

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Jaime y Los Chamacos
8:30 pm – Midnight
Saturday July 2, 2011

Dean Seltzer and Band7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Ray Price9:30 – 11:00 pm

Dean Seltzer and Band
11:00 to 1:00 a.m
See you this weekend!
Be Safe ~

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