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July 2011 - Tune In to Coastal Music

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Tune In to Coastal Music
The Amphitheater at The Wharf in Orange Beach features a variety of musical entertainment. On Labor Day weekend (September 4) the Rock Allegiance Tour will feature Buckcherry, Papa Roach, Puddle of Mudd, P.O.D., Red, Crossfade and Drive A.

But you don’t have to wait until Labor Day for entertainment at The Wharf, as you’ll see from their musical lineup:

July 14 Jason Aldean with Chris Young and Thompson Square

July 15 Yes & Styx

July 23 Miranda Lambert with Gary Allan

July 26 Kings of Leon with a Band of Horses (see details for 4 FREE Kings of Leon tickets)

Aug 21 Steely Dan with Sam Yahel

Sep 5 Kid Rock

Coastal music continues in October with four days and nights of bands on two stages at the National Shrimp Festival October 13-16. Lots of seafood and other culinary treats, fine art, arts and crafts, and children’s activities round out this family-friendly beach weekend.

Check out our Gulf Shores Music Calendar for a musical entertainment guide in advance and during your trip to the island.

Other entertainment options can be found at the Gulf Shores/Orange Beach Calendar of Events.

Off the Beaten Path – Spaced Out Summer
Spaced Out Summer exhibits are ready for your exploration through August 28 at the Exploreum. Experience fascinating lab programs explaining what astronauts eat in space, the journey of black holes, how rockets work and more fun facts for the whole family.

Leonardo DiCaprio narrates the "Hubble" IMAX film taking viewers to the farthest reaches of the universe, where they accompany spacewalking astronauts on some of the most difficult and important endeavors in NASA's history. The film combines breathtaking IMAX footage taken upon the Space Shuttle Atlantis in May 2009 with images taken by the telescope during the nearly 20 years it has been our window into space.


Admission prices for Spaced Out Summer and permanent exhibits are $12 for adults, $11 for youth and seniors and $10 for children. Combo tickets, which include a viewing of the IMAX film, are $16 for adults, $15 for youth and seniors and $14 for children.

Seeing (and Catching) Red
What happens to fishing after July 18? Red snapper must be released, but fishermen (male, female, young and old) can keep triggerfish, vermillion and white snapper. Full-day charters will be targeting scamp grouper, vermillion snapper, triggerfish, deep-drop fishing for tilefish and grouper, and offshore trolling for wahoo, mahi mahi and marlin.

More than 200 boats offer fishing adventures in the Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Perdido Key, Fort Morgan and Pensacola areas. These trips range from river and back bay fishing to half-day trips in the gulf or even overnight excursions. Whatever you and your group want to do, you’ll find a charter boat for your special needs.

To find accommodations for your fishing adventure, check out our vacation rental specials for the most up-to-date discounts at the largest variety of houses and condos on Alabama and Florida’s Gulf Coast.

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