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THE BEACH REVUE NOT ONLY FEATURES 30 BEAUTIFUL BATHING BEAUTIES, BUT ALSO A GREAT LINEUP OF ENTERTAINERS, JUDGES, EMCEES, AND GUESTS!
Born and raised in Harlem and inspired by the Big Band Era of Jazz, Dandy Wellington has taken the sounds of the 1930s and 40s and created a world of well-dressed music. With a passion for obscure songs steeped in the Jazz tradition, Dandy Wellington has assembled a catalog of music that invokes an atmosphere of class. From the golden age of cinema to the bounce of New Orleans, each song is hand-selected and played to perfection by a band cut from the cloth of elegance. Dandy’s vintage style has been featured on CBS Morning, in Nylon magazine, the New York Times, Ebony, Vogue, the Wall Street Journal and numerous other outlets. He is featured in the books; I Am Dandy: The Return of the Elegant Gentleman, Humans Of New York: Stories, Dandy Lion, and Style Like U.
8 p.m. – Friday, May 15 @ The Sweet Summer Soiree
The Minsky Sisters have been moving their way into the hearts of audiences since they were barely able to walk. From the bible belt to Boston, they eventually settling around New York’s Greenwich Village when Vaudeville seemed to be on its last legs. Famed for its jazz and nightlife, soft-shoe turned to tap, sweet turned to sass and the Sisters shortened their hemlines, rolled their stockings and haven’t looked back since!
8 p.m. – Friday, May 15 @ The Sweet Summer Soiree
Amelia Foxtrot of The Austin Phonograph Company, specializes in live entertainment featuring hand-cranked phonograph record players from the early 1900s. An expert in vintage audio elegance, Amelia dresses in 1930s clothes, cranks the records, and demonstrates the machines to curious patrons. The music played ranges from 1920s hot jazz to Texas Swing and all music is played on 78RPM record formats.
1 p.m. – Saturday, May 16 @ Beach Central
Swimwear Department’s songs are all inspired by their name. When the band shot its 2018 Tiny Desk Contest entry in a pool, NPR’s Marissa Lorusso called the Houston band’s obsessive commitment to only writing songs about swimming holes and shopping malls “delightfully on-brand.” Their album, Turn Over! Go Under! is peppered with moments of sincere nostalgia for bygone summer swims and cool mall strolls. Reminding listeners that everything changes, but there’s always fun to be had.
2 p.m. – Saturday, May 16 @ Beach Central
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!
Not just anyone can take a spot at the table as an official Bathing Beauties contest judge. It takes a keen eye for vintage style and quick decision making as the 30 contestants put their game faces on for the crowd. That sound like you? Then we’ve got a seat ready! Click here to enter!
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.
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.