Trout Fishing in America and summer foods for the whole family mean Southern Summer Night in Port Arthur. The Greater Port Arthur chamber of Commerce and the International Seafarers’ Center will host the first edition of this party, which replaces Cayman Night.
Go Southern from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at the Carl A. Parker Multipurpose Center, Lakeshore Drive, on the Lamar State college-Port Arthur campus. This is right on Port Arthur’s scenic sea wall, where visitors can glimpse ships headed to and from the port.
The Golden Triangle Chef’s Association is sure to put a “twist” on the summer eats, which will chip and dip stations, salad, hot dogs, barbecue and ice cream, Paige Snyder of the chamber, said.
Trout Fishing in America is the longstanding musical partnership of Keith Grimwood on bass and Ezra Idlet on guitar. The name is taken from a Richard Brautigan novel. In September of 2010 they relased a folk/rock album “Lookin’ at Lucky,” with the most recent release being a children’s book/CD called “Chicken Joe Forgets Something Important.” These “fishermen” are four-time Grammy Award nominees.
Classics Recovered Band will open with traditional country and rock tunes. They have opened for legends such as Charlie Daniels, Ronnie Milsap, John Anderson and Daryl Worley. Tickets are $30 for adults and $10 for ages 5-13. For information, call the Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce at (409) 963-1107 or visit www.southernsummernight.net.
For discography info, log on to www.troutmusic.com. For other kinds of “fishing,” visit Port Arthur for fresh and salt water catches.