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Wednesday Night Concert Series
Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy a free concert under the stars with Beatles vs. Stones at 7 p.m. April 18 in the Events Plaza in Baytowne Wharf.
• April 25: Dream Police
• May 2: The Graytones
• May 9: Forrest Williams Band
• May 16: J.P. Soars & The Red Hots
• May 23: Chris Alvarado
• May 30: Lauren Saint Jane
• June 6: The Blenders
• June 13: Stephen Simmons
• June 20: Boukou Groove
• June 27: Courtyard Saints
• July 11: Forrest Williams
• July 18: The Rib Bones
Arts Out Loud
The Northwest Florida State College Fine and Performing Arts Division presents its annual musical variety and dance event, Arts Out Loud, at 7:30 p.m. April 19 in the Mainstage Theater of the Mattie Kelly Fine and Performing Arts Center in Niceville. The performance features NWF Soundsations, Madrigal Singers, Bella Voci, Jazz Ensemble and Dance Ensemble. Tickets, $15/adult and $10/age 18 and younger, can be purchased at the box office, call 729-6000 or visit http://bit.ly/MKACtickets. Proceeds for the event support student scholarships.
Shrek The Musical
Fort Walton Beach High School Theatre will present “Shrek The Musical” at 7 p.m. April 19-21 and 2 p.m. April 22 at Fort Walton Beach High School, 400 Hollywood Blvd. Tickets are $10 in advance from the school office, P.S. Gifts on Walter Martin Road in Fort Walton Beach, and from cast members, and $15 at the door. For more information, call 833-3300, ext. 1819.
Vettes at the Village
Vroom, vroom! Corvette clubs bring “America’s Sports Car” to the Events Plaza at Baytowne Wharf from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 21.
Crawfish Boil/Mudbug 5K
The Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers Crawfish Boil and Mudbug 5K Run/Walk begins at 8 a.m. April 21 at Uptown Station on Eglin Parkway in Fort Walton Beach. The ole' fashioned crawfish boil begins at 11 a.m. Cost is $15/box or $50/4 boxes. Shrimp will also be available. Dikki Du and the Zydeco Krewe will provide entertainment and there will be a live radio remote plus the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office will have a K9 on hand.
Cowboy Mouth will perform at 8 p.m. April 21 at Club LA, 34876 Emerald Coast Parkway in Destin. Tickets are $20-$32 for ages 16+. Purchase tickets at https://goo.gl/YNVYF2.
• Veteran rockers Sevendust will perform May 1 with Memphis May Fire, Fire From The Gods and Madame Mayhem. Tickets are $27.50 at https://goo.gl/YNVYF2.
• Nonpoint and Butcher Babies with Cane Hill and Sumo Cyco appear at 6:30 p.m. May 3. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets for the ages 16+ event are $19.99-$32 at www.ticketweb.com.
Musical Echoes Flute Festival
The Native American Flute, Art and Cultural Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. April 20-22 at Fort Walton Beach Landing, 139 Brooks St. Admission is free. Experience the sounds of the Native American flute, solo performers and full bands with live music from the stage during the entire festival. Dancers offer colorful, rhythmic traditional dances and they share the meaning of each dance offering us a rare experience. A non-alcoholic family event.
Outdoor Adventure Expo
Explore the outdoor experience with many exhibits on display and demonstrations at the Outdoor Adventure Expo from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 21 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 22 at Destin Commons. Items for boating, wheels and water fun plus more than 20 more vendors will be on display. Proceeds benefit the Emerald Coast Foundation.
Concerts in the Village
Enjoy a night under the stars with the Temptation Revue from 7-9 p.m. April 26 at the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s Cultural Arts Village on Commons Drive in Destin. Bring a bottle of wine, a craft beer, snacks and a blanket or chair. Gates open at 6. Tickets are $15/adults and free to MKAF members and children 12 and under and can be purchased at the door.
• May 3: Captain Fantastic 52nd Street & Boogie Fever with music from Rocket Man to the Piano Man and 70's Disco.
• May 10: The Petty Hearts, a nationally touring Tom Petty tribute band celebrates the life and musical legacy of his 40-year career in rock and roll.
• May 17: The Return is a Beatles Tribute that captures the very essence of the Beatles themselves.
• May 24: Velcro Pygmies are known for delivering a nonstop high energy hair metal rock show you won’t soon forget.
• May 31: Purple Masquerade, a Tribute to Prince, brings back the pop/funk sounds of Prince and The Revolution.
• June 7: Walter Wolfman Washington, a mainstay on the New Orleans music scene, brings heartfelt rhythm and blues, New Orleans funk and modern jazz to the area.
• June 14: Gloria’s Miami Sound with Nikki Torres is a tribute to Gloria Estefan & The Miami Sound Machine with their Rhythm is Gonna Get You on Your Feet in 1, 2, 3.
• June 21: M-80’s present the best music from the 80’s with their high energy and great stage presence.
• June 28: The Maxx, back by popular demand, has energetic choreography and eclectic sound with classic oldies and today’s pop music.
• Sept. 13: Emerald Gold's music, fast or slow, R&B, Motown, classic rock, or blues, is meant to be danced to.
• Sept. 20: Luke Langford & 331 South is a high energy band delivering music with a punch of Texas & Red Dirt, outlaw, classic and modern country.
• Sept. 27: Pickled Pickers play southern rock, blues, R&B, country, and bluegrass ... feel good to the soul kind of tunes.
• Oct. 4: Forrest Williams Band is a singer/songwriter covering a variety of music from soul to blues, a little bit of country and reggae.
• Oct. 11: The Wide Open, a diverse and soulful Americana duo, fuse soulful southern blues and folk with modern roots and Delta Rag Time.
Sip and shop through the Village streets from 5-7 p.m. April 26 and May 17 at The Village of Baytowne Wharf. Enjoy live music and shopping with the sounds of live music in the Events Plaza. Event is free for 21 and up only. Village open to the public during event.
Stoked Hypnotic Comedy Show
The interactive, audience participation show where you can be a hypnotic subject or participate in ESP and mental-ism experiments is at 8 p.m. Sundays through Wednesdays at the Rockett Theatre at HarborWalk Village. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $20. Call 833-stoked-1 or 386-262-6810 for tickets.
South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival
Dozens of celebrity winemakers, distillers, chefs, and entertainers converge in South Walton April 26-29 to wine, dine, educate and entertain guests as part of the celebration of wine benefiting Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation. Throughout the Town Center of Grand Boulevard, attendees enjoy such attractions as Spirits Row, Savor South Walton Culinary Village, Nosh Pavilions, Tasting Seminars, Craft Beer & Spirits Jam, live entertainment and more than 800 wines poured by knowledgeable wine industry insiders. For more information, visit sowalwine.com. For specific events and to purchase tickets visit https://www.xorbia.com/e/sowal-wine/2018/?referral=xt-buy-tix.
2018 Dance Facets
The Northwest Florida State College Dance program, students and faculty, will present Dance Facets at 7:30 p.m. April 27 and 28 in the Mainstage Theater of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center. Proceeds benefit the college's Frances Smith Herron Dance Studio Endowment and student scholarships. Tickets are $15/adult and $10/18 and younger and are available from the Box Office, by phone at 729-6000 or visit www.MattieKellyArtsCenter.org.
Photography/Digital Arts Exhibition
The Arts and Design Society's 19th Annual Photography and Digital Arts Show runs through April 27. For more information, call 244-1271.
Mothers, Memories and Imagination, an art exhibit by Kymberly Anne Howell Heartsong, will be on display May 1-30 at the Destin Library. An open house with light refreshments will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 8 and 29 to meet the artist. Art is also for sale. Admission is free and open to the public. Call 837-8572.
Stars of Tomorrow
The three winners of the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra’s 31st Annual Concerto Competition will perform at 7:30 p.m. May 4 on the Mainstage at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center. The program will conclude with a performance of Bach’s Magnificat in D major featuring soprano Bevin Hill, mezzo soprano Jennifer Boudette, alto Thea Lobo, tenor Thomas Rowell and bass Benjamin Clements along with the 60-voice Northwest Florida Symphony Chorale and Madrigals of NWF State College. Tickets are $25/adults and $16/18 and under. Tickets can be purchased at the box office, call 729-6000 or visit http://bit.ly/MKACtickets.
Destin Rotary Crawfish Bash
The Rotary Club of Destin's Sixth Annual Cajun Crawfish Bash will be held from 5:30-9 p.m. May 4 at the Towne Centre at Seascape, Mezcal Mexican Grill, in Miramar Beach. Event proceeds benefit young families in need through Food For Thought, Harvest House, Boys & Girls Club of the Emerald Coast, Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s community outreach initiatives and The Rotary Club of Destin Scholarship Fund. Fais Do-Do Band will perform their unique genre of zydeco music. Tickets are now on sale for $30 per person and $10 for children under 12 or free to kids age three and under. Day of event, tickets are $35 per person. Tickets can be purchased at EventBrite or from a Destin Rotarian.
Bayou, Bay & Beach
Destin’s Eighth Annual Bayou, Bay & Beach 5K & 10K will be held May 5. Both the 5K and 10K courses are set along Destin streets with peek-a-boo water views, and the 10K is USA Track & Field-Certified. A portion of event proceeds will benefit the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance. For more information and to register, visit www.bayoubaybeach.com. The start/finish line is at Clement Taylor Park, 131 Calhoun Ave. Please note that no bicycles or pets will be allowed on the course.
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
Enjoy an afternoon of free family fun from 1-4 p.m. May 5 at HarborWalk Village. There will be kids’ crafts, face painting and a stilt walker plus “Destin Harbor’s Largest Piñata” break at 2:30 p.m.
Derby de Mayo
Dress derby-style with a big hat and fancy dress and enjoy a Hot Brown sandwich and Mint Julep OR wear a sombrero for tacos and margaritas on the beach from 12-10 p.m. May 5 at The Bay, at the southern foot of the 331 bridge in Santa Rosa Beach. The Bay chefs will roast a whole pig on the beach and serve up pineapple pork tacos, and at 5:46 p.m. watch the most exciting two minutes in sports. Entertainment includes Sugarcane Jane at 3 p.m. followed by Larry Fleet and Phillip White from Nashville.
Cinco de Mayo Pub Crawl
The annual Cinco de Mayo Pub Crawl begins at 6 p.m. May 5 at HarborWalk Village. With your pub crawl pass enjoy drink specials all night long at all the festive stops. Suggested donation $10 to charity.
Cantina Laredo Cinco de Mayo
Enjoy live music, dancing, lawn games and authentic Mexican food and drinks from 2-10 p.m. May 5 at Grand Park, adjacent to Cantina Laredo, in Grand Boulevard. Open to the public at no charge. Kids can take part in free face painting and arts and crafts. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy music from Hunter Dawson of Heritage from 2-5 p.m. and The Graytones from 7-10 p.m.
WPSM radio and Destin's Week of Blessings present a UNIFIED Concert at 6 p.m. May 6 at HarborWalk Village. The concert will honor those who serve in churches, community and country. Music will be provided by Impulse Church Praise Team and soloist Beth White.
Independent Film Series
The Friends Guild of the Destin Library will sponsor a movie, “Maudie,” a biography, drama, romance, 2 p.m. May 15 at the Destin Library. The free movie is open to the public and directed toward a mature audience.
Based on a true story, Maudie is an unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie to be his housekeeper. The movie tells of Maudie's deep and abiding love for this difficult man and her surprising rise to fame as a folk painter.
Pianist Chloe Chuyue Zhang will present a piano recital at 7:30 p.m. May 19 in Tyler Recital Hall. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the box office, call 729-6000 or visit http://bit.ly/MKACtickets.
Grab a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the free movie “COCO” at 7:15 p.m. May 20 on the Events Plaza Lawn at Baytowne Wharf.
• June 3: Minions
• June 10: Emoji Movie
• June 17: Beauty and the Beast
• June 24: Moana
• July 8: Toy Story 3
• July 15: Finding Dory
• July 22: Inside Out
• July 29: Brave
Memorial Day Celebration
Kick off your summer during our Memorial Day Celebration at The Village of Baytowne Wharf. Enjoy live music from 7-9 p.m. May 26 and 27. Kids activities and a patriotic fireworks show also light up on May 27. The Sandestin Veterans present a Memorial Day program in honor of our veterans May 28.
Groovin’ On The Green
The Carillon Beach Institute presents a free concert with The Rowdies from 7-9 p.m. May 27 on the Village Green. Food and beverage vendors will be on site.
June 4: Jeff on Sax
June 11: Nitefire
June 18: Reasonable Doubt
June 25: Tony Vegas
July 4: Sonic Boom
July 9: Daric Freeman
July 16: Jam Kings
July 23: Legacy
July 30: Seminole Wind
Aug. 6: Latitude 29
Aug. 13: Nitefire
Aug. 20: Reasonable Doubt
Aug. 27: True Soul
Sept. 2: Raised on the Radio
The Marvelous Manhattan Comedy Club
The Emerald Coast Theatre Company presents The Marvelous Manhattan Comedy Club from 7-11:45 p.m. June 15 at the Emerald Coast Theatre Company, 560 Grand Boulevard, upstairs, in Miramar Beach. Ticket includes big time laughs from national stand up comedians; 1950's all girl musical review and variety show; Swillin' Classic Cocktails and Nostalgic Nosh; Wine and bourbon tastings; Chef's prepared nibbles and bites; and Chocolate Fondue and Bubbly. For tickets or info visit emeraldcoasttheatre.org
Red, White, and Baytowne
The free Red, White, and Baytowne celebration begins at 6 p.m. July 4 at The Village of Baytowne Wharf with lawn games, inflatables, kids crafts, and face painting. Then enjoy live music on the Events Plaza Stage at 7 p.m. followed by a fireworks display at 9:15 p.m.
Emerald Coast Farmers’ Market
Fresh from the farm produce, dairy, honey, eggs, grass-fed beef, beef jerky, pork products and sausages; fresh local seafood, 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 vegetables and gourmet jams. Market is held on Wednesdays from Me-morial Day through Labor Day.