Free gumbo tasting and live entertainment will be featured at Friday night’s (May 17) Jersey Gumbo Kickoff Party for the June 15 “Jersey Gumbo Cookoff and Music Festival.” Chef Richard Spurlock’s Main Street American Café will host the party from 6pm, with a free concert by Mojo Mozart and the Mardi Gras Swingers planned from 6:30-8:30pm, presented by Tony Mart Presents.
There will also be free tastings of Carmen Marotta’s “Jersey Crab Gumbo” and Chef Richard Spurlock’s signature chicken and andouille gumbo.
Chef Spurlock will also feature an a la carte menu with two different kinds of Gumbo served with potato salad Cajun style, Jambalaya, Shrimp Po Boys and several other Louisiana specialties.
The band will be performing Louisiana, New Orleans and Mardi Gras favorites and everyone is welcome to dance and sing along.
Guests can bring their own beer and wine to accompany their orders of Chef Richard’s specialties.
Chef Richard Spurlock’s Main Street American Café is located at 6002 Main St., Mays Landing. RSVP Call 609-625-5500 for reserved seats.
The Jersey Gumbo Fest takes place June 15, 2013 at the Somers Point Volunteer Fire Company #1, 447 Bethel Rd., Somers Point and will feature the following musical lineup:
JERSEY GUMBO FEST ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE
12:20 GUMBO LESSONS
1 – 1:45 “ROSIE O’REILLY” GAZARRA
2:15 – 3:00 MOJO MOZART & THE MARDI GRAS SWINGERS
3:20 – 4:20 VINI LOPEZ & LICENSE TO CHILL
3:00 GUMBO LESSONS
4:40 – 5:50 VINI LOPEZ & LICENSE TO CHILL
6:10 – 6:30 AWARDS CEREMONY
6:30 – 8:00 TERRANCE SIMIEN & THE ZYDECO EXPERIENCE
8:30 – 9:50 JUMPIN’ JOHNNY SANSONE & HIS NEW ORLEANS ALLSTARS
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