ESCC Foundation Announces 2024 Oyster Roast


Featured Entertainment by the Brandon Bower Trio

Eastern Shore Community College Foundation has announced its 5th annual Oyster Roast Fundraiser on Friday, January 26th from 5:00pm-8:30pm. All proceeds support scholarships and services for students. The event is held on campus, both outdoors under a tent with heaters, and inside the Workforce Development Building and Great Hall.

Crowds enjoy locally sourced oysters at the event each year.

ESCC Foundation’s Oyster Roast has become a fast favorite in the early part of each calendar year, tapping into the rich Eastern Shore oyster roast tradition with a cause that has lasting impact on local students.  This is ESCC’s top fundraiser for scholarships and services to help local students enroll and complete at ESCC.

Attendees enjoy locally sourced oysters and clams roasted and steamed on site along with homemade clam chowder, local craft beer, plus wine and sodas. To round out the menu, BBQ and side dishes are also available, served by ESCC’s own student ambassadors.

ESCC Student Ambassadors help serve at the event.

The Silent Auction returns this year with items donated by local and regional businesses.

This year’s featured entertainment will be the Brandon Bower Trio from Virginia Beach. Originally hailing from Augusta, Georgia, Brandon captivates audiences with relentless passion and has honed his craft of performing and writing through years of gigging and touring. He has shared the stage with James Brown and the Soul Generals, Jennifer Nettles (of Sugarland), Colonel Bruce Hampton and The Code Talkers, Tim Reynolds, Chris Barron of the Spin Doctors, Monte Montgomery, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, John Michael Montgomery, Twila Paris, and the list goes on. In conjunction with performing, Brandon is a distinguished songwriter of over 50 originals and has co-written with Charles Kelley, frontman of the chart topping trio, Lady A.

Brandon Bower brings his high energy and entertaining music to the 2024 lineup.

Ticket sales will be announced soon and sponsorship opportunities are also available. For details on sponsorships, please contact Patty Kellam at 757-789-1749 or email