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When the beaches are rockin’, please come a’knockin’

by The Hometown Tourist on August 3rd, 2010

As if you need another reason to visit the beach, check out these amazing concerts coming to a beach near you. Amazing deals on accommodations are available in the Destin, FL, South Walton area, Fort Walton Beach, FL, or Panama City Beach, FL.   Free concerts and lodging deals?   Why aren’t you down here yet?!

Seaside Concert Series

August 11, 2010; Free and Open to the Public

Moreland and Arbuckle will perform in Seaside, FL on August 11, 2010.   Free and open to the public.

Pier Park Concert Series

August 12, 2010; Free and Open to the Public

Musical artist Heartbear City will be playing on August 12, 2010 in Panama City Beach at Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater in Pier Park FL from 7-9:00 p.m.

Sandestin Music Festival

August 13-14, 2010

Free and open to the public.   Must have printed ticket available at Donations of $10 are appreciated for the Audubon Society, helping birds and wildlife recover from the oil spill in the Gulf Coast.

The weekend festival will begin with acclaimed singer/songwriters at Hammerhead’s Bar & Grill from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., followed by a jam session at Rum Runner’s from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Finally, Graffiti & The Funky Blues Shack will take the evening home with a late-night concert from 10 p.m. to midnight.

On Saturday, Aug. 14, the Village Events Plaza in The Village of Baytowne Wharf will showcase the weekend’s main headline act.   The event will feature legendary BMI musician and songwriter Steve Cropper, BMI contemporary country trendsetters Jeffrey Steele, Danny Myrick, Marty Dodson and James Slater, ace guitarist and acclaimed singer/songwriter Lee Roy Parnell, Delbert McClinton, White, and up-and-comer Kree Harrison.

Rock the Beach Concert Series:

August 15, 2010

Josh Thompson and Lynyrd Skynyrd to perform on Sunday, August 15, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. on the Boardwalk of Okaloosa Island.   Free and open to the public.   Shuttle services available.

Clean Coast Music and Arts Festival

August 22, 2010

Harbor Walk Village Destin

11 a.m.-11 p.m.

A day-long extravaganza of live music  performed in all genres on over 6 stages, plus over 40 regional artists  displaying in all mediums, a free kid’s zone play area, all to benefit organizations who have been impacted by the BP oil spill.

The event is free and open to the public, with donations suggested for commemorative t-shirts and wristbands.  Free shuttle transportation will be offered  throughout the event. For further information, visit, or find us on facebook.
Beneficiaries will be on site to educate and inform  festival attendees:
  • Emerald Coast Wildlife Animal Refuge
  • Emerald Coastkeepers
  • The Gulf Restoration Network
  • Lake Pontchartrain  Basin Foundation
  • Alaqua Animal Refuge
  • The Fisherman’s Fund
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