Celebrating International Bacon Day with great tunes

Did you know that Saturday, 1 September is International Bacon Day? Why not?

Anyway, you do now. One person that’s doubly celebrating is pianist and entertainer Peter Bacon, who has been bringing the good stuff to Cayman audiences throughout the summer at Morritt’s Tortuga Club and Resort.

The accomplished player is great at interacting with the audience as he gets the crowd involved with a variety of jazz, blues, boogie-woogie and old time rock and roll. Weekender has been to a show and the atmosphere is friendly and a lot of fun.

Indeed, it’s been a great return for Peter, who performed here from 1996 until Hurricane Ivan struck in 2004. He now lives in Cabo San Lucas.

“This has been a wonderful reunion for me in so many ways,” Peter says. “Seeing the island again and playing for so many of my friends and return visitors has made this a very special gig. I cannot say enough about the staff and management here at Morritt’s for their support and hospitality.

“I am very grateful to so many friends who have made the trip east from town to see my show and to visit with me. Catching up with old friends here in Cayman has been the highlight of my visit.”

Universal language

Peter also praises the local musicians including his mate, Lammie.

“Music is a universal language and I have always felt very grateful for the opportunity to perform here in Cayman. I urge the Cayman community and local businesses to continue to support and promote the local music scene here in Cayman,” he says, sagely.

You can catch Peter at Morritt’s until Saturday, 29 September after which he heads back to Mexico for his regular house gig.

“Over the last seven years, I cannot count the number of visitors and friends who I met in Grand Cayman who have walked into my show in Cabo San Lucas to say hello.

“The area I play in Mexico is an amazing town and tourist destination and it is always great to greet old friends,” he concludes.