In the chilly arctic winter of 2005...<brrr>...The Defrosters was started by drummer Andy Toth to heat things up in the Alaska music scene. With seasoned performers Mike Johnson on guitar and Bob Renke on bass, The Defrosters took off in the great white north with their unique "southern soul" inspired sound. Over the years The Defrosters have performed at festivals, public events and private parties throughout Alaska, living up to their mantra "Music guaranteed to heat things up". After completing recording sessions in Nashville, The Defrosters relocated to warmer waters and finally settled in Gulf Shores, Alabama in late 2016. Their unique mix of Blues, Reggae, Rock, Bluegrass, Funky Soul, Americana, Country and Original songs help set this band apart from others with an entertaining show that makes you want to move!
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
The Spearman Brewers are a Gulf Coast based band that plays Panhandle Blues, a rich gumbo of Pre-War Delta, Piedmont, and Country Blues, with doses of Jazz, Gospel, Hokum, Cajun, and Jug music thrown in for flavor. The Brewers honor the past by bringing it to the present with original compositions based on these time-enduring styles. It's the New Old Stuff, where the bottle hits the string.
A blend of upbeat grooves and soulful singing is making this band one of the top up-and-coming acts on the Gulf Coast. They truly are a must-see high energy group from Gulf Breeze, Florida who performs a variety of soul, funk, and R&B music. Their passion and drive on their instruments allow this seasoned group to create a unique style all on its own. Over the last few years, the True Blue Band has performed at countless venues and events throughout the Southeast region. These guys are soulful, professional, and always put on a great show. Let True Blue put their brand of funky blues on you.
11:00 AM - Gates Open/Samples Begin
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Entertainment
12:30 PM - Student/Teacher Grants
4:30 PM - Awards
The Cook Off is held in Heritage Park in Downtown Foley at the intersection of Hwy 98 and Hwy 59.
Visit or call the South Baldwin Chamber Foundation for more information.