Fresh seafood booths, historic re-enactments, the Kid’s Zone, entertainment, the Press-Journal’s Clammer Jam, featuring some of our area’s best bands; demonstrations, vendor booths and more, will again be the focus in Sebastian’s Riverview Park from 2 PM to 9PM on Friday, November 3, 10AM to 9PM on Saturday, November 4, and 10AM to 5PM on Sunday, November 5. Admission is free – tickets will be sold for food and T-shirts.
The Press-Journal’s Clammer Jam runs throughout the weekend, with live music by Tumbleweed with Dave Scott, Bobby Coleman and the Coolers, Vintage, Zip Code, The Cheyenne Band, Time Machine, and Hot Pink. Also performing are the Sebastian River High School Drumline, Brevard Equestrian Center, Sebastian Police K-9 Unit, and Indian River Gymnastics. Our Good Vibrations DJs, Angelo and Brenda, will keep the music flowing!
The Sebastian Clambake, billed as a “Lagoon Festival”, celebrates our special way of life along the Indian River, which has been the life-blood of our community from the beginning. The lagoon provides our people with recreation, tranquil beauty and has fed our people for generations. The Festival is known throughout the state for the quality of its food: linguine with red or white clam sauce, succulent shrimp, hearty clam chowder, fried fish & clam strips, steamed clams, pizza, hot dogs, and sausage, pepper & onion sandwiches are our featured culinary delights. This year we will be serving crab cakes! And we can’t forget the cold draft beer, draft craft beer from Walking Tree Brewery, Smirnoff Ice, Not Your Father’s Root Beer, and sodas!
The Sebastian Clambake Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit corporation, organizes the festival, and the proceeds are dedicated to local non-profit capital projects. Volunteers from our local community comprise the entire labor force. The Sebastian Clambake Foundation is comprised of these member organizations: Sebastian Soccer Association, GFWC Sebastian River Junior Woman’s Club, Sebastian Elk’s Club, Kashi Ashram, Knights of Columbus, American Legion Post 189, Sebastian River High School Athletic Boosters, Sebastian Property Owners’ Assn., Treasure Coast Rugby Foundation, and the Sebastian River High School Rowing Club. Each member organization has one vote in choosing the beneficiaries.
This year there are three organizations that will benefit from the event: Sebastian United Methodist Church, for kitchen improvements; the Sebastian Elk’s Club, for their outdoor pavilion project; Kashi Ashram, for improvements in food storage for their feeding program; and the United Church of Sebastian, for the Buddy Break playground for special needs children. The Foundation has granted more than $600,000 to local charities thus far.
Major sponsors for the 2016 Sebastian Clambake included The Press-Journal, J.J. Taylor Distributing, the City of Sebastian, Coldwell Banker, and RE/MAX Crown Realty.
Anjani Cirillo serves as the President of the Sebastian Clambake Foundation. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org Marc Gingras is in charge of vendors; email him at email@example.com Please send an email to us if you would like to volunteer at the Festival. Like us on Facebook , follow us on Twitter, and visit our web site at www.sebastianclambake.com for more information.
APPLY NOW TO BE CONSIDERED AS ONE OF THIS YEAR'S BENEFICIARIES
To date the Clambake Foundation has granted more than $600,000 to Sebastian area charities.
Sebastian Clambake Foundation 2017 Beneficiary Application Requirements
We have begun taking applications for this year's festival.
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Organization must submit a letter on its letterhead to Sebastian Clambake Foundation
that includes the following:
1. Name of the organization and its mission
2. Details of the project for which funding is being requested
3. Explanation of how this project will serve our local community
4. Amount of funding requested
Supporting documentation may include the following:
1. A list of the members of the organization's Board of Directors
2. The total budget for the project
3. Documentation regarding any organizations that are in partnership with the project
4. Other sources of funding already obtained
5. One or two letters of support from community leaders or others involved in the project
The Sebastian Clambake Foundation funds new construction or capital improvements only.
Requests for funds for programs or maintenance will not be considered.
Eligible projects are those that would occur anywhere between 77th St., near Wabasso, and the North Indian River County line, east of I-95. Additionally, projects located within two miles of this
area may be considered when two conditions are met:
1) the sponsoring organization is wholly based within the area, and 2) unique restraints associated with the project require that it be physically located outside the area.
Please submit application letter and supporting documentation via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We prefer that you email your information, but if that is not possible mail the information to:
Sebastian Clambake Foundation
Attn. Board of Directors
PO Box 780436
Sebastian, Florida 32978