Caribbean Concerts Raise Funds for Irma-Stricken Jost Van Dyke
Even as the Mid-Atlantic coast is preparing for Hurricane Florence, the Caribbean is still recovering from Hurricane Irma of last year. And the effort to rebuild a youth sailing program in the British Virgin Islands has made its way to St. Michaels this week.
Foxy Callwood, owner of the well-known "Foxy's Tarmarind Bar" on Jost Van Dyke, is performing two concerts Tuesday and Wednesday, along with the Trinidelphia Caribbean Band. Foxy’s has been a popular spot with sailors from around the world for 50 years.
“The Caribbean Nights” program is happening, appropriately, at Foxy’s Harbor Grille in St. Michaels, a restaurant that was inspired by the Foxy’s on Jost Van Dyke 20 years ago. In addition to Foxy and his music, the event features a special Caribbean menu, island beer, and the famous Painkiller cocktail that originated on Jost Van Dyke.
The concerts are Tuesday at 3 p.m. and Wednesday at 6 p.m. The funds raised will benefit the Jost Van Dyke Preservation Society, to restore Endeavor II, a 32-foot sailboat built at Foxy's and the three sailing dinghies used in the island’s youth sailing programs.
The boats were damaged, along with much of the island, in Category 5 Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017. Foxy’s bar was also badly damaged, but managed to re-open the next day and provided food to storm survivors on the island for a month.
For tickets to the shows, or to make a donation to the Jost Van Dyke Preservation Society, click here.