Arts and Entertainment April 19 - 26

Staff Writer
The Destin Log
The 16th Annual Seabreeze Jazz Festival returns April 23-27 at the Pier Park Amphitheater in Panama City Beach. Tickets are $80/single day, $150/Weekend Pass good for Friday-Sunday, and $200/Four Day Pass. See schedule of performers or purchase tickets at or call 800-595-4849. Tickets may also be purchased at Vacuum Center on U.S. 98 for cash only.

Continuum performs at 6:30 p.m. April 19; Austin Jennings and Hotel Oscar on April 24; Strung Like a Horse on April 25; and Dismal Creek on April 26 on the Big Deck at Harbor Docks Restaurant, 538 Harbor Blvd. in Destin.

Spring Fling

Crossings of Kelly Plantation will host its annual spring open house and party from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 19 on Filly Lane in Kelly Plantation. Burgers, hotdogs, drinks and raffle prizes from Boshamps, Mimmos and more highlight the event. Call 259-9236, 259-4094 or 867-6710 for information.

Farmers’ Market

The Destin Harbor Farmers’ Market will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 314 Harbor Blvd. Items include farm fresh produce, baked goods, Greek, Mediterranean, Indian, Italian and Mexican food, organic dog treats and more.

Flutes Furioso

The ensemble presents its 20th Anniversary Concert at 2 p.m. April 19 at the Tyler Recital Hall in the Mattie Kelly Arts Center on the NWFSC Niceville campus. The concert is free of charge and open to the public. 

ArtWalk on the Harbor

Local and regional artists and vendors display their work at Artwalk on the Harbor, started by and AJ’s Seafood, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 20 and May 18 within the Destin boardwalk from east of Margaritaville to AJ’s.  The event is free.

Funky Blues Shack

Manic psych-rockers People’s Blues of Richmond will play April 21 at Funky Blues Shack in Destin. The band is touring in support of their new release, Good Time Suicide.

American Legion

American Legion Post 296, 311 Main Street in Destin, sells pizza and hotdogs from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 837-3818.

• April 21, 28: Smoke Free Bingo, 6 p.m. Jackpot $250  

• April 25: Karaoke with Brandy, 7:30-11:30 p.m.

• April 26: Pulled pork sandwiches and Karaoke, 1-8 p.m.

Wednesday Night Concert Series

Emerald Coast Blues Brothers, Blues Bothers Tribute, perform a free concert from 7-9 p.m. April 23 in the Events Plaza at The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin. Call 267-8186.

Gimme Abbey

A tribute to the two greatest bands in rock and roll history, the Beatles and The Rolling Stones, Return and Satisfaction join forces to present Gimme Abbey at 7 p.m. April 24 at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin. Admission is $18 per adult, $15 for MKAF members and children under 12 are free. Visit or call 850-650-2226.

Finest on the Emerald Coast

Visit the winners’ tables and taste and see why their businesses were voted by you to be the “Finest on the Emerald Coast” from 6-9 p.m. April 24 at the Emerald Grande, HarborWalk Village. Event includes food, entertainment, silent auction and recognition of winners, with a fireworks finale. Tickets are $20/advance by April 23 and $25/door. Visit Proceeds benefit Newspapers in Education.

Americana Under The Stars: Bring a chair, a beverage and enjoy the music of Lucky Mud at 7 p.m. April 24 in the amphitheater at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Open mic is from 6-7 p.m. Free admission into park and a suggested donation of $5 goes to the Friends of Topsail Hill. Food available for purchase.

Fish fry

A benefit fish fry will be held at 11 a.m. April 25 at 305 Lovejoy Road NW in Fort Walton Beach to benefit Opportunity Place and Burnette-Harmon-Woods Community Resource Center, to provide housing for homeless women, children and families in Okaloosa and Walton counties and a technology lab and study time for area youth. Plates will be prepared to go. Call 409-3070 or email

Dance Facets

The Northwest Florida State College dance students and faculty showcase their talents in jazz, ballet, modern and classical dance during Dance Facets at 7:30 p.m. April 25 and 26 in the mainstage theater of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center on the Niceville campus. Proceeds benefit student scholarships and program support through the Frances Smith Herron Dance Studio Endowment. Tickets are on sale for $20/adults and $15/youth at 729-6000 or

Musical Echoes

The Native American Flute Festival will be held April 25-27 at the Fort Walton Beach Landing. Interact with the artists and craftsmen as they demonstrate their art and sell their wares, and listen as they perform to share their timeless music. Call 243-9807 or visit