THE BEACH REVUE NOT ONLY FEATURES 30 BEAUTIFUL BATHING BEAUTIES, BUT ALSO A GREAT LINEUP OF PERFORMANCES, PRESENTATIONS, JUDGES, EMCEES, AND GUESTS!
2020 PERFORMANCES AND PRESENTATIONS BY…
Dandy Wellington‘s signature panache and eye for detail have earned him features in The New York Times, Vogue Magazine, and various other outlets renowned for their taste and sophistication. His appreciation for the swinging big bands, elegant parties, and beautifully tailored clothing of the 1920s/30s, paired with his contemporary edge, make him a certifiable renaissance man and a true modern dandy. As a bonus, we’ll be selecting a “Best Vintage Dressed” award from our online audience. Tag yourself in your vintage best at #beachrevue for a chance to win a coveted Beach Revue sash!
Gin Minsky has been known as NYC’s premiere tap and burlesque performer, event producer, and go-to gal for all things Jazz Age. By blending skill, creativity, technique, and charm, she is known as one of the top tap and burlesque performers performing!
Matt Tolentino is one of the leading performers dedicated to the music of the 1910s, ’20s, and ’30s. Matt continues to bring the music of yesterday to the audience of today, presented with respect and reverence, the way it should be.
Hot summer days go best with something to cool you off. Brad Stringer, owner of DTO Galveston, will go behind the bar for a look at our special Beach Revue cocktail, the Mary Pickford. This unique creation will also be available for order and pickup through Daiquiri Time Out.
Take a look at newly acquired images donated to the foundation of the 1920s Galveston Island Beach Revue. Never before shown by GHF, Historian Jami Durham will share the photos, stories, and history of the event.
ALICIA CAHILL – Emcee
Returning for her tenth year as emcee, Alicia Cahill brings her quick wit and vintage style to this year’s Revue! An “Islander By Choice” herself, Alicia arrived in Galveston in 1996 to attend Texas A&M University at Galveston. After graduating she couldn’t imagine giving up island life and decided to put down roots. Alicia is the owner of The Kitchen Chick, a boutique kitchenware store in downtown Galveston that offers gourmet-caliber tools and accessories. Prior to that Alicia worked for the City of Galveston as their Public Information Officer and spokeswoman. When she is not busy running her business you can usually find her in the kitchen, cooking up something incredible!
Galveston Mermaid promoter, singer, and all-around lover of Galveston, Cynthia believes in the feminine, fashion, and beauty inside and out. She inspires women through women empowerment retreats and dresses in full mermaid regalia.
Hal is the owner of Rochkind Insurance and is the past president of Galveston Island Meals on Wheels, Rotary Club of Galveston Island, Knights of Momus, and Galveston ISD Educational Foundation. He is president-elect of GHF and lives in Galveston with his wife Jessica and sons Wilder and Hayes.
Our reining 2019 Bathing Beauties winner, Jennifer Vera! A Baytown, TX resident, Jennifer is a nurse, project manager with a masters in business administration. She works full time in the hospital, is active on boards for three non-profits in the Houston area and is one of the top 20 people under the age of 40 in Baytown.
Gin has been known as NYC’s premiere tap and burlesque performer, event producer, and go-to gal for all things Jazz Age. By blending skill, creativity, technique, and charm, she has become known as one of the top tap and burlesque performers performing at venues including Carnegie Hall and more.
MEGAN CARPENTER – Contestant Wranglette
Megan Carpenter is a local that loves living like a tourist. When not on the beach or sipping champagne, “Ms. Carpenter” is a high school art teacher. She has been a bathing beauty contestant 5 times and has won crowd-favorite twice! Megan has three children, including the anthem singer, Ryan Carpenter, and 3 naughty dogs.
KEVIN “MONDO” SCOTT – Judges Wrangler
Even our esteemed judges can use a little help from time to time and Mondo has been there for them since the very first Beach Revue. One of the founders of Islander By Choice, and the Galveston Island Beach Revue, Mondo is never short on good spirits and a helpful hand. Killer dance moves, quick wit, and a head that frequently sports one heck of a top hat. Give him a thanks next time you see him.
RYAN CARPENTER – National Anthem Performer
Ryan Luanne Carpenter is a Galveston native. Her pastimes include annoying her two younger brothers and scamming her mother into sleepovers. She is the JV Cheer Captain and has lettered in robotics and cross country, and has 3 dogs. The most majestic dog being a pug, of course. This is her 7th time to sing at the beach revue.
ABOUT THE GALVESTON ISLAND BEACH REVUE
Based on Island events from summer seasons past like the Pageant of Pulchritude and Splash Day, the Galveston Island Beach Revue was resurrected into a contemporary two-day, family-friendly event in 2009. The Galveston Island Beach Revue continues to grow each year through events, contestant participation, and attendance and is officially the City of Galveston’s “Kickoff to Summer” event.