The Starboard Restaurant in Dewey is known for throwing some of the wildest and wackiest parties on the Delaware coast, and when it comes to entertainment, it dominates the block. This summer the Starboard is hosting an outlandishly cool band, The Amish Outlaws, at 9 p.m, Thursday, July 6.
While the men in the band, clad in their Amish attire, may seem like a well-placed joke, it's not. Three of the bandmates are legitimately Amish, although no longer living the community Amish lifestyle. The other three members, while not officially Amish, consider themselves to be honorary members of the club.
Straight out of Lancaster, Pa., the Amish crew is adept at covering a wide range of genres and styles from rap to rock to classic hits and everything in between. From Daft Punk to Bob Marley and even R Kelly, these men jam in full Amish regalia from a catalog of hits.
The backdrop of Amish clothing combined with their clear musical talent makes for a heady combination of music and slapstick. There is simply nothing like watching six dudes in suspenders belt out, "I love it when you call me Big Poppa," by The Notorious B.I.G.
Steve "Monty" Montgomery knew that this band would be a perfect fit this summer at The Starboard. "People love them. And it's the kind of thing that we love having here. They are great entertainment, and they don't take themselves too seriously - it's just our style," says Montgomery.
As always, this show is free and is for ages 21 and over. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early, given the popularity and hilarity of the band.
For more information, go to www.thestarboard.com.