On October 19th, 2013, from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm, the Anna Maria Oyster Bar will throw its newest fundraising bash, the Shoeless Shindig at Paradise Point, Holmes Beach. Shindig organizers, spearheaded by John and Amanda Horne, retired the annual Anna Maria Oyster Bar Golf Tournament, which raised more than $600,000 for local charities over the past 11 years, to focus on building this new event. The Shoeless Shindig will benefit the Manatee Education Foundation, the PACE Center for Girls and theUniversity of South Florida, School of Hospitality & Technology scholarships.

Guests will be treated to themed food stations with wine pairings, bourbon tasting, a Patron tent, cigar bar, live music from Kettle of Fish, a full bar, midway games, a glow-in-the dark sand trap contest, raffle prizes and more. The Clemson vs. Florida State Game will be also broadcast on the big screen during the event.

“We hope you will come out and un ‘wined’ with us at the Shoeless Shindig and let loose for a good cause,” explains John Horne, owner of the Anna Maria Oyster Bar and Shoeless Shindig organizer. He continues, “The dollars we raise during this event will help children in Manatee County by providing a way to improve their lives and ensure a brighter future for them, as well as providing much needed scholarship money to young adults continuing their education at the University of South Florida’s Sarasota Manatee campus.”

Shoeless Shindig tickets are $100 per person. Sponsors for the event include: Duncan Real Estate, O’Brien Family Farms, Mercedes Benz of Sarasota and Wells Fargo of Bradenton. To purchase event tickets, or more information about the event or sponsoring, please contact Elise Ramer at 941-761-7797

About Anna Maria Oyster Bar

Since 1996, The Anna Maria Oyster Bar (AMOB) has been serving fresh seafood at reasonable prices in a family friendly atmosphere. AMOB now has three restaurants located in Bradenton, Florida. The three restaurant locations: Cortez, Ellenton and Landside (with the addition of the Halfway Lounge and Deck) employ over 300 dedicated team members. The restaurant group is a past Winner of the Manatee Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year and was voted the 2013 Reader’s Choices Winners for Best All Round Restaurant, Best Seafood Restaurant, Best Early Bird Special and Best Margarita by the Bradenton Herald. For more information, please contact Elise Ramer at 941-792-0077 or .