Galveston’s iconic “Queen of the Gulf”, Hotel Galvez & Spa®, 2024 Seawall Blvd., opens its doors for a special night of live music, craft beer, speakeasy inspired cocktails and more as part of a Friday Night Revue Prevue on May 19. This new addition to the annual contest will feature the first public introductions of the 2017 bathing beauties and a special performance by Dandy Wellington & His Band from 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is free and vintage attire is encouraged.
Be sure to try Hotel Galvez’s Mary Pickford Cocktail on Friday! This fun little concoction of white rum, fresh pineapple juice, maraschino liqueur and grenadine, created by Eddie Woelke. Eddie, like many bartenders during Prohibition, fled to Havana where he was free to shake and stir to his heart’s content.
Be sure to come in your vintage best for this new event, one lucky person will be awarded a coveted Beach Revue winner’s sash for “Best Vintage Dressed”.
About Dandy Wellington & His Band
Born and raised in Harlem and inspired by the Big Band Era of Jazz, Dandy Wellington and his Band have taken the sounds of the 1930’s and 40’s and created a world of well-dressed music. With a passion for obscure songs steeped in the Jazz tradition, Dandy Wellington has assembled a catalog of music that invokes an atmosphere of class. From the golden age of cinema, to the bounce of New Orleans, each song is hand selected and played to perfection by a band cut from the cloth of elegance. Dandy’s vintage style has been featured on CBS Morning, in Nylon magazine, the New York Times, Ebony, Vogue, the Wall Street Journal and numerous other outlets. He is also author of two books; I Am Dandy: The Return of the Elegant Gentleman and Style Like U.
“I’ve always wanted to perform. I remember sitting in my room and watching Gene Kelly dance and wanting to do everything he was doing. That bug bit me so early.” says Wellington. “It’s important, with the music, for me to make people feel good and to engage people actively. There’s something about going back to another time but not to any time specifically. I think that’s a really important thing, to transport people through music and the dress, but not make them feel like we’re going back to such a specific time that they can’t be a part of it.”