All summer long, Compo’s South Beach is the site of scrumptious-looking lobster bakes.
As summer ends (officially), there’s one last lobster cookout. And everyone is invited.
Westport Rotary‘s LobsterFest is set for this Saturday (September 19, 3-7 p.m.). It’s a great event — 2 lobsters or a New York strip steak plus corn, cole slaw, potato salad and all the beer and wine you can drink — for a great cause (Westport Rotary does amazing service, here and around the globe).
The beach is a fitting spot for lobster, of course. But it’s also familiar territory to Damon Grant. The percussionist headlines this year’s entertainment.
Before he became a musician, the world-class sideman — who has worked with Madonna and Parliament Funkadelic, and will be seen soon in “Daredevil” — dreamed of becoming a marine biologist.
Growing up in Norwalk, he had fish tanks all over his parents’ house. During high school, he worked at the Maritime Aquarium.
After a biology teacher turned him off to science, he became increasingly drawn to music. At Norwalk High School, he drummed in nearly every ensemble.
Grant earned a B.A. in jazz performance from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He’s just released a new album, Prevailing Melodies.
He and his fellow musicians will play “mellow, beach-y” music on Saturday. In other words: Music to eat lobster by.
(Tickets are $50 each, available at www.westportrotary.org, at Joey’s By the Shore and from Rotary Club members. Funds generated benefit over 30 local non-profit organizations.)