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Winter Concerts at Market Shops

The Market Shops at Sandestin presents the Winter Concert Series on the lawn with Boukou Groove from 1-3 p.m. Jan. 6. Bring chairs and blan-kets. In the event of rainy weather, the concert will be relocated to the covered patio outside of Bijoux at The Market Shops.

• Jan. 13: Michael J Thomas

• Jan. 20: David Seering

• Jan. 27: The Graytones

• Feb. 3: Donnie Sundal

• Feb. 10: Ron Adams

• Feb. 17: Chuck Lawson

• Feb. 24: Chris Alvarado

ADSO window display

During January, The Arts and Design Society presents the work of award-winning Wally Ratcliffe who works in acrylic, watercolor, and collage. Additional information about these works is available in the Art Center office. While the window art is available for viewing 24/7, office and gallery hours are 12-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, and the gallery, which is free to the public, is open also from 1-4 p.m.Saturday. The Art Center Gallery is at 17 First Street SE in Fort Walton Beach.

Songwriters Festival

The ninth annual 30A Songwriters Festival takes place Jan. 12-15 along scenic Highway 30A. Main stage performances by Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, The Zombies, North Mississippi Allstars and Lee Ann Womack will be held in Grand Boulevard’s Town Center. Event will feature 175 songwriters and more than 225 performances at more than 25 venues in south Walton County. Weekend passes can be purchased at and locally in South Walton at the Cultural Arts Alliance office in Santa Rosa Beach, the Foster Gallery in Grand Boulevard and at Central Square Records in Seaside.

ADSO Members' Art Show

From Jan. 9 through Feb. 2, the Arts and Design Society hosts an exhibition of its members' work, including all media and all subjects, a chance for members to show off their favorite works. A reception is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 12. Both reception and gallery are free and open to the public. The gallery is at the Art Center, 17 First Street, SE, in Fort Walton Beach. Call 244-1271.

Winter Guest Concert Series

All guests and locals are invited to shake off the winter chills with free live music on HarborWalk Vil-lage’s main stage from 2-4 p.m. Jan. 14 with The Good Lookings.

• Jan. 21: Boukou Groove

• Jan. 28: Flash Flood

• Feb. 4: TBD

• Feb. 11: David Hall Due

• Feb. 18: Bobby D Duo

Independent Film Series

The Friends Guild of the Destin Library will sponsor a movie, “The Zookeeper’s Wife, biogra-phy/drama/history, at 2 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Destin Library. The program is free and open to the public; directed toward a mature audience.

An extraordinary true story of terror and heroism about the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo that helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion.

Journey and Foreigner Tributes

Departure: A Tribute to Journey plus special guest Head Games: A Tribute to Foreigner will appear in concert at 7 p.m. Jan. 19 at Club L.A. Destin, 34876 Emerald Coast Parkway. Ages 16+ welcome with ID. Reserved seats and general admission tickets available at

Travis Tritt

Country music star Travis Tritt will perform at 8 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Saenger Theatre in Pensacola. Tickets are $59.95, $49.95 and $39.95 plus applicable service charge and are on sale at the Saenger Theatre box office, at 800-745-3000 or online at

Classical Connections Concerts

The Classical Connections series presented by Sinfonia Gulf Coast features SYBARITE5 string quintet at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at Grace Lutheran Church in Destin. Tickets range from $29.50 to $45/person. To purchase tickets, visit or call 460-8800.

• March 3: Violinist Corinne Stillwell

Call to Artists: Beaux Arts Exhibition

The Arts and Design Society is inviting all artists to submit works for the 59th Annual Beaux Arts Exhibition, hosted by The Meridian at Westwood and sponsored by the Arts and Design Society. Registration is in the Atrium of The Meridian at Westwood, 1001 Mar Walt Drive in Fort Walton Beach, on Thursday, Feb. 8 from 9 a.m. to noon. Entry fee is $25/members; $35/non-members, with a limit of two entries. Cash awards. The exhibition runs from Feb. 9-11 with a reception and silent auction on Sunday, 2-4 p.m. Call 582-1329.

Emerald Coast Farmers’ Market

Fresh from the farm produce, dairy, honey, eggs, grass-fed beef, beef jerky, pork products and sausages; fresh local sea-food, crab cakes, tuna and shrimp dips; home-made pita, hummus, salsa’s, guacamole, jams, preserves, pickled veggies, cheeses, homemade pastas and sauces, and artisan breads and desserts are for sale at Seascape Resort, 100 Seascape Drive in Miramar Beach, from 1-6 Tuesdays year round and 12-6 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Grand Boulevard Farmers’ Market

The market will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday in Grand Park in Miramar Beach between Cantina Laredo and Tommy Bahama’s. Vendors will offer locally sourced food-based items including produce, eggs, milk, butter, grass-fed beef, chicken, lamb, and pork, honey, pickled vege-tables and gourmet jams. Market is held on Wednesdays from Me-morial Day through Labor Day.