Music downtown this past weekend . . .

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“Laid Back” entertains Farmers’ Market crowd

Submitted by Gerry Clare

Roving Reporter

Fernandina Beach nightlife often escapes the notice of this reporter, as I am more of an early riser.  However, the Farmer’s Market on Centre and North 7th this weekend started the day off right with a little blue grass, folk-type music from “Laid Back.” Even I know the words to “You Are My Sunshine” and joined the spectators gathered in a circle.

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John Springer at the Courtyard Pub and Eats

The weather was delightful Saturday night and Centre Street was alive with locals and tourists. This weather makes for lines at the Fudge Shop and lots of ice cream lickers as well. But we started out with our friends on Mi-Ti-Mo, a converted tug tied up at the marina, by listening to John Springer at the Centre Street Café. (More sing-a-longs).

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Green Turtle entertains!

We moved on to a nice outside seat at the Green Turtle for a very eclectic performance by a young man, playing chains, cowbells, tambourines and odd noises accompanying his guitar. It was certainly Interesting and a great place to be outside for a few drinks.

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The Mike Hendrix Bank – Okane’s

Okay, we had intended to go to the Dog Star Tavern, but since their music didn’t start until 9:30 pm, we opted for Mike Hendrix Band at O’Kane’s.  Their music was mighty fine, as always, and the atmosphere quite lively.  So, I guess the late night places at Sheffield’s and the Dog Star, as well as the beaches and south end of the island, will just have to wait until this reporter and hubby can stay out late.

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Editor’s Note: Gerry began free lance writing for fun an dis the author of a published book (available on Amazon and at Books Plus) about funny real estate experiences.  Gerry is a longtime member of our local American Business Women’s Chapter, a volunteer cancer driver and church deacon who loves to read, travel and meet interesting people.

June 3, 2013 10:57 a.m.