Tribute to Rusty Rogers, the Pemaquid Cowboy
June 16th, 2018
Rusty Rogers grew up on the Pemaquid Peninsula riding his pet bull to Damariscotta, playing his guitar, singing and yodeling. He progressed from amateur to professional, ultimately hosting a coast to coast radio show and The Rusty Rogers TV Show on NBC, he was a member of the Down Homers and Downeasters and was inducted into the Maine, Mass., Conn. and Rhode Island Country Music Halls of Fame.
Rusty recorded a number songs at The Bradley Inn about 10 years ago, which you can still find on YouTube today. So it seemed appropriate to host a Tribute to Rusty Rogers at The Bradley Inn the year he would have turned 95. We will have is producer, Ronnie Chase, to play the piano and sing along with Kathi Nordone from 6:30 to 8:30. His devoted wife Patty Kempton will be in attendance as well.
In line with the food Rusty enjoyed we will be serving our pub style menu that night, including Cowboy Caviar, one of his favorites. No worries, we will have oysters in various forms on the menu as well in honor of the Damariscotta Oyster Celebration!
Come join us for a fun filled evening!
Damariscotta Oyster Celebration – June 14 – 16
If you love oysters you need to come to Mid-Coast Maine for this celebration, as Damariscotta is quickly becoming to oysters as Napa is to wine. You can at this point find Pemaquid oysters on menus literally around the world. Meet the farmers, experience a shucking contest, join a guided hike to historic Whaleback Middens (ancient oyster shell mounds)…plus so much more. And of course The Bradley Inn is not only a great place to stay the night to be near all the festivities but also to enjoy those famous oysters for dinner.
You can find out more information at http://www.oystersmaine.com