Cocktails with the Critters 2015

Mark your Calendar-Cocktails with the Critters 2015 will be on

Thursday May 7 at the Bluegill Restaurant on the Causeway.

Cocktails with the Critters 2015

                            Cocktails with the Critters

May 7, 2015 • 6-9pm


Date:  Thursday May 7, 2015                                  Contact: Helene Hassell

Time: 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm                                         251-605-6624       

Place: The Bluegill Restaurant on the Causeway

3775 Battleship Parkway
Spanish Fort, AL 36527
Phone: 251-625-1998

Cocktails with the Critters Thursday May 7 at The Blue Gill


Cocktails with The Critters, the major fundraiser for the Dauphin Island Sea Lab Foundation, will be Thursday, May 7, from 6:00 pm till 9:00 pm at the Bluegill Restaurant on the Causeway. This will be an exciting evening overlooking Mobile Bay.  Entertainment will be provided by the lively inspired sounds of singer songwriter Eric Erdman.   For those seeking more thrills, there will be a fantastic Silent Auction. The Bluegill Restaurant is pulling out all the stops and will be serving fabulous hors d’oeuvres along with  tasty tasty wine and beer. A cash bar will also be available.


The Foundation is seeking sponsors and Silent auction contributors for this exciting event.  

Click here to go to the Sponsor Page.


Click here to go to the Silent Auction Donor page.


Click here to see a list of silent auction items donated so far.


To Buy Tickets: Individual tickets are available from the Foundation office, by calling 251-605-6624 or online by clicking the paypal Buy Now button below.  Tickets may be ordered by:

Clicking here to access the payment page to pay by check or credit card via US mail.

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Special Guest Appearance by Celebrated Artist, Stig Marcussen At Cocktails with the Critters

Stig Marcussen  has been a professional, dedicated artist creating original works in pen and ink and watercolors for over 20 years. His prints are some of the most popular works at festivals, and when he sells his watercolor prints he hand paints each one individually. Most of his original watercolors are prized by the artist so rarely sold, making them highly sought-after and valuable pieces of art. Because Stig's artistic "flavor" is so engaging and representative of the Gulf Coast, his works can be seen hanging on the walls of several Mississippi Gulf Coast Hospitals and countless homes and offices.  Stig has sold over 15,000 paintings all across the country.  He has been the recipient of the coveted, "People's Choice Award," at the annual Ocean Springs Peter Anderson Festival. Stig received his formal training at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art and the New Orleans Academy of Fine Art. His unique style encompasses scenes that no longer exist and a lifestyle that is going away. Stig himself has said in interviews that his art represents the brutal realism in coastal scenery, and he often renders the Gulf Coastal scenery in a somewhat grainy or sketchy manner to emphasize the uncertainty within nature.  He has exhibited at the Walter Anderson Museum in Ocean Springs, and his greatest inspiration is Horn Island, where he goes to paint and relax. Stig's creations start off with an original Pen and Ink drawing from which a Limited Edition Print is made. For the colored versions of his prints Stig hand paints the Limited Edition Print with Watercolor.

Local Singer Songwriter Eric Erdman to Perform at CWC 2015

Eric Erdman
Eric Erdman

Eric Erdman is a storyteller with a life that gives him stories to write songs about. His guitar takes him around the world and he can write four songs from one break up. His lyrics are introspective but fun, quirky but accessible, profound and palatable, and they draw listeners in like old friends. With a voice that sounds like JJ Grey and James Taylor, Eric’s career began as the lead singer of the funk rock band, The Ugli Stick. They released four albums, toured the country, and performed on three USO tours. In 2012, Erdman recorded his fist solo album, My Brother’s Keepers that showed his true essence as a songwriter and performer. He followed that up with Color the Silence, recorded in Australia. A successful Kickstarter campaign funded his new album, Not Slowing Down, that was recorded in Muscle Shoals with eclectic songs that are a mix of 70’s funk, pop rock ballads, and a reggae murder mystery. “To me being a true artist is starting with whatever affects you or whatever inspires you. As a writer, I try to open myself up to be affected by everything that is serious, sad, happy, or funky. It is the crazy things going on in my head that keep me from slowing down.”

Listen to Eric Erdman playing "If Alabama Is Not Good Enough For You"

Happy Times Cocktails with the Critters 2014!!