The Blueberry Jam Sessions: Presented By LuLu's and 92 Zew September 22, 2015 15:18
We are pleased to announce our Presenting Sponsors for the Blueberry Jam Sessions on Sunday, October 18th and Sunday, November 22nd: LuLu's and 92 Zew. Our ability to continue to book these events would not be possible without our local business sponsors. We cannot stress the importance of local business support enough, and we couldn't be more excited to partner with two of Lower Alabama's most beloved organzations.
About Lucy Buffett's LuLu's
Once upon a time, a Gulf Coast darling, born and raised in one L.A. (Lower Alabama) found herself living in another L.A. (Los Angeles, California). Lucy Buffett had just about enough of the plastic pace of Hollywood and yearned for the sweet comfort of home and a way of life that is more about living life than "lifestyle." As she reached her 40's, the memories of a childhood scented by magnolias in the spring, crab boils in the summer, tire swings, and the glories of Mobile Bay, were calling her back home.
With many failures in her back pocket, but many triumphs in her heart, "LuLu" packed her bags and her cats, Jazz and Whisper, and headed south to parts "known"-- back to the place where her roots had grown.
Anyone who knows LuLu, knows she can COOK! They know she loves life, and not unlike her brother Jimmy, she is a passionate host and entertainer. She found a little dream harbor, and moved into a beautiful spot on Weeks Bay, Alabama, where the original LuLu's Sunset Grill was born. It was a place that Fish River locals quickly called their own …a place "Where life is good and lunch lasts forever."
The first LuLu's was little more than a bait shop, an outdoor burger joint and bar, situated on the edge of a nationally protected bird estuary, in very the same spot Lucy's father used to take her and her sister and brother fishing as children.
"When I first opened LuLu's Sunset Grill, I thought…hey, a little place on the water to get a cold beer and a good burger, just like my daddy would have loved. How hard could it be? After working for some of the meanest folks in Hollywood, I thought this would be a piece of cake, right? Wrong! It's one of the toughest things I've ever done. The restaurant biz is not for the faint of heart."
LuLu's Sunset Grill enjoyed 5 precious and fun-filled years, and countless perfect sunsets on the northern edge of Week's Bay where Fish and Magnolia rivers meet.
In 2003, when the Alabama state government decided not to renew Lucy's lease on Week's Bay, a new home was found for LuLu's on the Intracoastal Waterway in Gulf Shores, Alabama. It was a bittersweet move, but like any Buffett faced with a difficult decision, she decided to throw a party and move forward. She enlisted the help of a buddy with a barge and, literally, moved the ENTIRE establishment to its new locale by water
So, on a sunny and surreal day in the fall of 2003, friends, family, and the local community that loved LuLu's so much, literally loaded all of LuLu's that wasn't nailed down, including the infamous "boat stage," JD Buffett's one-ton custom barbeque grill, and a few mature palm trees (to be replanted at the new site) onto a 150 foot barge and tug-boat. They headed south through Week's Bay, dancing to the live, on-board, musical accompaniment of the Leavin' Brother's Band, and a few free-flowin' margarita machines!
Lucy was quoted as saying, "Why be normal, why do things the 'right' way? I keep this place and my dreams going by riding out the storms and adjusting to the tides. It's a special place, and I know I can do it again in a new location! LuLu's is a state of mind, really. It's a great escape, a great family spot. We're all about good food, good folks, good music, and good times. A place to confirm that 'LIFE is good'....."
About 92 Zew - 92.1 FM
92ZEW is The Official Radio Station for world-famous Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores. The annual festival is held on Gulf Shores beaches. As festival partner, 92ZEW sets up studios on the beaches and broadcasts live all weekend with artist interviews and backstage performances, along with the latest traffic/weather updates and more.
WZEW, is a 25,000 watt, class C commercial radio station licensed in the cities of Fairhope and Mobile and covering Mobile and Baldwin Counties and has been locally programmed Adult Album Alternative format for more than 30 years. Music we play reflects life on Alabama Gulf Coast. Some of the artists you hear on ZEW include Bob Marley, The Black Keys, Tom Petty, Elvis Costello, R.E.M., U2, John Hiatt, Depeche Mode, Pearl Jam, Jack Johnson, Death Cab for Cutie, Sam Smith, Imagine Dragons, North Mississippi Allstars, Trombone Shorty, Galactic and more.The station was launched as an AOR format in 1983 with Catt Sirten as program director and evolved into Adult Album Alternative (adult rock) format in 1984. Over the years the station has grown from 8,000 watts to 25,000 watts, connecting all of lower Alabama through music.
92ZEW is the official radio station for the Alabama Crimson Tide in lower Alabama. When you want to hear Eli Gold call the game, turn on 92.1 FM. Hey Coach with Tom Roberts and Coach Nick Saban airs on a weekly basis as well.
It is also the flagship station for award-winning Hangout Festival in Gulf Shores and Bonnaroo in Tennessee. covering the whole music weekend’s festivities backstage with interviews and artist performances. Every year a few days before the start of Hangout Festival, the station ‘switches formats’ through Monday or Tuesday and becomes Hangout Radio with traffic, weather, festival music and updates, etc.
92ZEW is not a publicly funded station. This unique, made for Mobile station exists solely upon the financial support of its advertisers and owners and listeners that support the sponsors. The station receives no grants. 92ZEW is the only locally-owned music FM radio station in Mobile, which is why we can cater specifically to the Coastal Alabama market. When you visit an advertiser, be sure to tell them you appreciate their support of 92ZEW. their support of locally owned and operated radio station 92ZEW is why you came. When an advertiser/sponsor spends money with 92ZEW and its ‘sister station’, WNSP Sports Radio 105.5, you can be assured that the majority of moneys spent stay right here in lower Alabama (minus the taxes and radio equipment not sold in the area).