Free Summer Sunday Concerts at Gulf Place on 30A

For those staying South Walton and along Scenic Highway 30A, a great way to start the week is by enjoying one of the free outdoor concerts at Gulf Place on Scenic Highway 30A in Santa Rosa Beach. The free Summer Sunday Concert Series kicks off June 3 and each Sunday will feature a different local or regional band. With a variety of styles and genres represented, there is something for everyone. Concerts are from 6-8 p.m., and attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets to enjoy the show on the green.  The schedule Continue reading

Published on Thursday, May 31, 2018

Summer Concerts in Destin, Florida

There is just something magical about being outside and listening to live music. Luckily, here in Destin there are opportunities to enjoy live music most nights of the week. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite places to relax and enjoy outdoor concerts this summer   Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village Concerts The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation celebrates the arts with its Concerts in the Village series. Every Thursday, now through June, MKAF features some of the most popular bands from around the region. From your favorite genres Continue reading

Published on Monday, May 21, 2018

Free Winter Concerts at The Market Shops in Miramar Beach

It’s winter, but unlike much of the country, we are not covered in snow and are still enjoying time outdoors. We cherish our outdoor events in and around Destin, and celebrate outdoor festivals and concerts year round. And for the next eight Saturdays, we’ll gather on the lawn at the Market Shops in Miramar Beach to enjoy live music by a variety of local and regional artists.  The Winter Concert Series kicks off tomorrow (Jan. 6) and continues every Saturday in January and February and is free and open to the public. Concerts are from 1:00 Continue reading

Published on Friday, January 5, 2018

2018 30A Songwriter Festival, Jan. 12-15, Announces Ann Wilson of Heart

One of the joys of living in paradise is that our destination attracts talent. From chefs to artists to architects to musicians, locals and visitors alike enjoy the results of the talented individuals who reside in Destin and South Walton or make an annual pilgrimage to the coast year after year. We’re excited to welcome back many talented songwriters and musicians for the 9th Annual 30A Songwriters Festival, January 12-15, 2018.  Among the many returning artists including Emily Sailers of Indigo Girls, Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum and Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Your Florida Summer Vacation is Almost Here - Enjoy Free Summer Concerts at Gulf Place

Your Florida summer vacation to the beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida is almost here! As you plan your Destin beach vacation, you'll want to plan to take advantage of the free sumer concerts on the green at  Gulf Place on 30A . This beautiful lush green amphitheater at Gulf Place in Santa Rosa Beach is the ideal location to enjoy live music on Sunday evenings after a day at the beach.   Kicking off on May 28, 2017, each week will feature a different local or regional band, ranging in genres. Performances will be appropriate Continue reading

Published on Friday, May 5, 2017

Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation Concerts in the Village Every Thursday

Florida’s Emerald Coast enjoys a continuous beat. Locals and visitors alike appreciate live music and there are an abundance of live music venues in and around Destin. One venue that that is tucked away off the beaten path is Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s (MKAF) Cultural Arts Village located off Commons Drive near the Home Depot. While it’s not visible off Highway 98, this lush grass amphitheater with Dugas Pavilion is a local treasure.   Over the years, MKAF has enjoyed the annual tradition of presenting Concerts in the Village. Now in its Continue reading

Published on Friday, April 21, 2017

Free Winter Concerts at The Market Shops at Sandestin

Our winter season is here and with it comes the joys of a quieter and cooler time of year. Our expansive soft white sand beaches are wide open this time of year, which is ideal for walking, collecting sand dollars and enjoying the restorative qualities of the beach. Beyond the beach, our winter guests want to know about things to do. We're pleased to announce that the Market Shops at Sandestin will again host their FREE weekly winter concert series.    Every Sunday in January and February, the Market Shops will feature a different local Continue reading

Published on Friday, January 13, 2017

MKAF in Destin Hosts Tribute to ABBA, April 9

More music news! Destin will celebrate the sounds of the 70's as the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation hosts a tribute to ABBA. The live performance will be held on April 9 at 7 p.m. at the  Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village off Commons Drive. The tribute band, ABBAFAB is making its Northwest Florida debut performing a spectatcular multi-media tribute to the iconic ‘70s-era band. The live performance will be high energy and feature chart-topping hits from the ‘70s and ‘80s such as “Mama Mia,” “Dancing Queen, “SOS,” “Waterloo,” “Honey Honey, Continue reading

Published on Thursday, March 31, 2016

Snowbird Sunday Concert Series at Sandestin

It has been great fun welcoming our winter guests to Destin. And we are frequently asked “Are there any new things to do in Destin and South Walton?”  We’re excited to share a new South Walton weekly event--the Snowbird Sunday Concert Series. Beginning this Sunday, the  Market Shops at Sandestin will host live concerts every Sunday from 1 – 3 p.m. on the lawn. The concert series is free and open to the public. Simply bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy our coastal climate and live music by some talented local and regional musicians Continue reading

Published on Thursday, January 7, 2016

Jackson Browne to Headline 30A Songwriters Festival 2016

One of South Walton’s most popular annual events is the 30A Songwriters Festival , which is held over MLK Jr. Weekend, Jan. 15-17, 2016. Held in venues along scenic Highway 30A and in Miramar Beach, the seventh annual festival will feature headline performances by recognized artists including Jackson Browne, Grace Potter, and Gretchen Peters. Also confirmed are Ani DiFanco, Emerson Heart (Tonic), Kristian Bush (Sugarland), Shawn Mullins and Jeffery Steele, among many others. While it’s hard to put your finger on what makes this festival so special Continue reading

Published on Friday, December 4, 2015

Bluegrass at the Beach in Destin Next Weekend

Do you enjoy Bluegrass music? A wonderful genre of music that blends string band, gospel, country, and blues music repertoires and celebrates the harmonic sounds of string instruments, including mandolin, banjo, fiddle, guitar, and bass. If so, then you won’t want to miss the inaugural Bluegrass at the Beach Music Festival, Sept. 12, 2015, in Destin, Florida! This incredible Saturday of live performances at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village will celebrate this special genre of music and the arts. The lineup for the Bluegrass at the Beach festival Continue reading

Published on Friday, September 4, 2015

Destin Kicks Off Summer Concert Series

Summer is a great time to visit the beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida. In addition to relaxing and enjoying time on the sugar white sand beaches during the day, evenings heat up with live outdoor concerts at a variety of venues all along the Emerald Coast. The summer concert series feature a wide variety of music and each is on a different night of the week. So grab a blanket or low back chair and take your pick from these great options. All concerts are family-friendly, free and open to the public. Bring a picnic or choose from local merchant Continue reading

Published on Thursday, May 14, 2015

Memorial Day Events in South Walton & Destin

The official start to summer is almost here. And what better place to spend Memorial Day, honoring those who have served our country while spending time with family and friends than along the sugar sand beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida.   After a day of soaking up the sun, there are plenty of Memorial Day events along the Emerald Coast that will have the family feeling patriotic as well as entertained.     At Sandestin’s Village of Baytowne Wharf , live music begins Saturday and lasts all weekend long. Enjoy bands Continue reading

Published on Thursday, May 14, 2015

Junior Marvin Live at Gulf Place in Santa Rosa Beach

Summertime means lazy days at the beach, and fun evenings at outdoor events along Scenic Hwy 30A and throughout South Walton each night. With so many choices for events on 30A , the hardest part is deciding where to go. For those staying in Santa Rosa Beach or nearby beach communities, the week of Fourth of July includes a very special outdoor performance at the Green at Gulf Place on July 5. Gulf Place Events recently announced Junior Marvin, former guitarist with Bob Marley & the Wailer’s touring band, will be performing live in this scenic beachside Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Live Music on Hwy 30A & in South Walton Keeps Spring Travelers Groovin’

One thing is for sure, the 30A coastal lifestyle and live music go hand in hand. Whether it’s country, rock, reggae, R&B or jazz, music along the coast creates a tapestry of rhythms and melodies that is undeniably enjoyable. For those visiting South Walton, Destin or 30A this spring, here’s are few places to enjoy live music: On Wednesdays, the Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin will host a free Wednesday Night Concert Series, featuring live musical performances every Wednesday during the month of March. On Friday and Saturdays, Seascape Resort Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Free Concerts

As we continue to share ideas for affordable outdoor activities, we suggest trying some of the many fun, free outdoor concerts in South Walton and Destin, Florida.  Each Wednesday in Sandestin's Village of Baytowne Wharf, there is a free outdoor concert. Tonight the reggae band, Heritage, will bring island-style beats to the Village for a fun evening under the stars. The whole family will enjoy the Village, which features shops, restaurants, a carousel and Adventure Zone for kids of all ages. In Alys Beach, the Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, March 21, 2012

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