Come join the FUN and support the Bandon Historical Museum – It’s the Bandon Crab Fest on Sunday, February 24!

CRAB FEED! 1-5 PM, Old Town Marketplace, 250 1st St, Bandon. 2019 brings a lot of great things to Bandon, and one of those is the Bandon Crab Fest. This event was created as a means to be a “rotating fundraiser”, and the proceeds from the pilot year are being awarded to the Bandon Historical Museum.

We are limited to 350 tickets! Buy a table for your friends, family, employees as a great gift! Come to The 1st ever Crab Feed and make wonderful memories along with great food, great music, & dancing! Here’s what you get:1 full crab gifted from Goddard Energy, done by Master Crab Cleaner Tony at Tony’s Crab Shack. Cheese Appetizers from Face Rock Creamery, John’s Famous Chowder, Salad from Edgewaters and Dessert from Coastal Mist. Beer from Bandon Brewing, Wine from The Beverage Barn, Cider from Bandon Rain and Cocktail from Stillwagon Distillery. All of this for only $30!  Kids eat free! Hot dog bar & Mac n Cheese with non-alcoholic beverages (Sponsored by The Bandon Dunes). There will be Corn hole games, a Face Painter, a Cartoon Sketch Artist, Photo Booth, a Washed Ashore Exhibit and a Bandon Museum Kiosk.

Additional alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase, and there will be TWO LIVE BANDS – Caught Red Handed from 1-2:30 and Aurora from 3-5!

Grab your tickets Here today!!

Giving Back to our Community – Proceeds from this years festival will be proudly donated to the Bandon Historical Museum, to learn more about the Museum, click Here.

Make Some Noise: SHARE this event, shout it out, and come to it if you can!!

Title Sponsor, Goddard EnergySpecial Thanks to Donny & Ann Goddard for providing the Fresh Caught Crab for this community event!
 Music Sponsor, Cardas AudioThank you to Cardas Audio for sponsoring and arrangement of the talents of Caught Red Handed & Aurora
Facility Sponsor, Beverage BarnThank you to the Beverage Barn and the many other generous sponsors contributing and coordinating this event!

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Bandon Community Radio is thrilled to announce a new album drop from renowned folksinger Michael Johnathon!

Among the throngs of artists in the music world, few have elevated “dreaming” to such a high art form as folksinger Michael Johnathon. He has a successful career as a touring songwriter, author of four published books, playwright of the Walden Play performed in 42 countries, composer of the opera, Woody: For the People, organizer of the national association of front porch musicians called SongFarmers, and as the host of the live audience broadcast of the WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour with a radio audience with over two million listeners each week on 500 public radio stations, public television coast-to-coast, American Forces Radio Network in 173 nations and now on the RFD-TV Network nationwide.

His latest release, Dazed & Confuzed, is a musical statement about our modern life, world, society and politics. The first single, “The STATUE” is a song about the political divide remaining between people, black and white, conservative and liberal. The point is simple: unless you solve the reason the statues where put up in the first place, bringing them down will accomplish nothing.

Have a listen to The Statue:

The STATUE is NOT about statues or taking them down. It is a song about the symbols of racism and hatred, political divide remaining between people and communities, black and white, conservative and liberal. It is a lyrical condemnation of prejudice and racism and the hurt it causes.

There is an accompanying video that goes from the Civil War into 2019. The video opens with the words of Abraham Lincoln who set the template for the new America, the new society … and ends with the words of Martin Luther King Jr who shows that we really haven’t achieved that goal of peace between communities. The video uses bold imagery to show the foolishness and injury of racism. You won’t want to miss it (and share!), Here.

For more information on Micheal Johnathon, his works and music, and to purchase Dazed and Confuzed, visit his website Here.

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Celebrating Black History Month

Marion Coleman, photo Tom Pich

The 2018 National Heritage Fellow African American Quilter Marion Coleman is a story teller with fabric. Her narrative quilts depict personal stories, history, and portraits…from small nightclubs in Oakland to a series about Black Cowboys to the life story of the first African American woman pilot—Marion’s quilts create visual stories. She’s combines both traditional and contemporary quiltmaking techniques, using ceramics, whole garments, buttons, paper, and photographs in her quilts. Sometimes, she transfers photo imagery onto the quilt itself—which she then fills in with fabric. Her distinctive way of looking at the world is apparent in her conversation as well. Listen to the podcast and follow Marion from Texas to Oakland where she had a thirty year career as a social worker and became one of the most innovative quilters of her time.