THE BEACH REVUE NOT ONLY FEATURES 30 AMAZING BATHING BEAUTIES, BUT ALSO A GREAT LINEUP OF PERFORMANCES, PRESENTATIONS, JUDGES, EMCEES, AND GUESTS!
- 12:15-1:30| Robert Kuhn
- 1:45-3:15| Nick Gaitan0
- 3:30-3:45| Car Show Awards
- 3:45-5 | Dandy Wellington & His Band
- 5-7| 2021 Bathing Beauties Contest
Friday, May 14 & Saturday, May 15
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!
Friday, May 14 | 6:30-8:30 PM
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!
Friday, May 14 | 6:30-8:30 PM
Amelia Foxtrot returns for the 2021 Revue Prevue party on Friday night. Bringing her signature players, she’ll be setting the tone for a night of vintage fun under the stars. Her music ranges from 1920s hot jazz to Texas Swing, all played on hand-cranked phonographs.
Saturday, May 15 | 1:45-3:15 PM
A member of Houston’s Los Skarnales and front-man for Umbrella man. Nick Gaitan has also been a key member of Billy Joe Shaver and Houston’s Nikki Hill bands. He’s appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman and is a key piece to today’s incredible Houston music scene.
Saturday, May 15 | 12:15-1:30 PM
Multicultural poet and musician Robert Kuhn was born in Houston, Texas and moved back in 2010 after bouncing around the world for twelve years. The acclaimed singer and songwriter performs songs written throughout the Americas .
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!
Dennis is an artist and curator from Houston, TX. He was appointed as Curator for the Galveston Arts Center in 2016. Nance is a practicing artist and his work has been included in exhibitions at the ICA Boston; the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston; The Brandon; BOX13 ArtSpace; and the Menil Collection bookstore.
Our reining 2020 Bathing Beauties winner, Charlotte Beth! A Galveston native, she is a teacher of computer science and video game design. She absolutely loves the Victorian and Flapper eras and loves the feeling of peace the minute she reaches the top of the Causeway. There’s nothing quite like it!
Since the very first year, we’ve kept a seat reserved for a representative of Galveston Historical Foundation. This year that honor goes to GHF Event’s Committee Chairwoman, Beverly Davis. Beverly has been a long time supporter of GHF and it’s programs and is a pivotal piece of our events like Dickens and our Historic Homes Tour.
Taking our final spot for the weekend and winning our judge’s seat contest is Gina Steele. Gina is the creative force behind highheeledroadtripper.com and brings her love of the open road and all things vintage to her seat as on our esteemed panel of judges.
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.
PLEASE NOTE: No outside food or drinks. This includes no coolers or outside beer or alcohol per Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) laws. Pop-up tents are not allowed but blankets and chairs are encouraged! Service animals that are controlled by the disabled employee or person, or service animals in training when accompanied by an approved trainer are allowed.
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.