By Trishna Buch
Taking place at Texas City’s Nessler Center, from 6:00 to 10:00pm, the Shrimp Boil And Dance will not only include delicious shrimp. In fact, the event will also feature music from the Pee Wee Bowen Band—who will share the stage with Thomas Dickerson—cold beer and jambalaya cooked by Ray Brooks, senior vice president of Marathon. And you can be rest assured that the shrimp you eat will come with an authentic Cajun taste, because its master cook will be Louisiana’s James Bergeron.
The Shrimp Boil And Dance—which has been taking place for the past 30 years and brings in about 1,200 people each year—costs $25 in advance and $30 at the door. The purchased ticket includes a meal, two drink tickets and the dance. Texas City Rotary Club members will prepare the kids meals—which cost $5 and include a hot dog, chips, cookies and a drink—while members of the Texas City Independent School District and members of the TCLM Chamber will serve the shrimp dinners until 7:30pm.
And this year, according to Darcie Valenzuela of the TCLM chamber, the event will include a space for guests to dance. “Each year that it has taken place, the Shrimp Boil And Dance has lived up to its reputation of being the chamber’s signature event,” she said.
So mark the date on your calendars and be sure to make your way over on Saturday August 26! ?