Arts and Entertainment June 21 - 28

Staff Writer
The Destin Log
Concerts in the Village — The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s 19th Annual Concerts in the Village presents Twelve Against Nature, Nashville’s Steely Dan Experience, at 7 p.m. June 26 at the Dugas Pavilion at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin. Bring a chair, picnic and wine or purchase meal prepared on-site. Bottled water and soft drinks available with proceeds to benefit the MKAF’s cultural and education mission. Admission is $10/adult and children under 12 and MKAF members are free. Call 650-2226.

Enjoy an open air free concert with Gypsy Riot from 7-9 p.m. June 21 on the main stage at HarborWalk Village, with live music at seven venues, clubs and restaurants during the evening. Concerts are held every Saturday during the summer.

Thrive Music Fest

KC’s Sand Bar in Fort Walton Beach will host Thrive Music Fest to benefit Covenant Hospice from 11 a.m. to midnight June 21 with 13 artists performing live on two outdoor stages. KC’s full menu will be available with a portion of food and beverage sales benefiting Covenant Hospice. Advance tickets are $5; children 12 and under free. Tickets may be purchased at the Miracle Strip Parkway entrance to KC’s Sandbar beginning at 10 a.m. June 21.

Kitten Extravaganza

SOCKS hosts its Fourth Annual Kitten Extravaganza from 12-5 p.m. June 21 at the shelter and the thrift store behind the shelter. Kitten and cat adoption fees will be drastically reduced and free adoptions for cats five and over. GS Gelato and other animal rescues will also attend. Call 863-5756 or visit www.saveourcatsandkittens.com.

Starlight Ballet

The NWF Ballet presents a free mixed repertory performance at 7 p.m. June 21 in Rosemary Beach with scenes from the 2nd Act of Swan Lake as well as an eclectic mix of new contemporary pieces.  

Dinner theater

Act4Murder and Crab Island Cantina present “Top O’ the Murder to You” at 7:30 p.m. June 22 and 29 at 2 Harbor Blvd. #100. Seating at 7 p.m. Price is $49.95/adults and $24.95/kids 10 and under, all inclusive. Call 862-2885 for reservations.

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. Smoke free bingo begins at 6 p.m. June 23. Jackpot, $250. Karaoke is from 7:30-11:30 p.m. June 27. Call 837-3818.

Gulf Jazz Society: Singer and pianist David Seering will perform a program of the songs of the Great American Songbook, which includes selections from the music associated with Johnny Mercer, Harry Connick Jr., Elton John and Andrew Lloyd Webber, from 6:30-9 p.m. June 23 at The Place in Panama City. Seering will be accompanied by bassist Steve Gilmore and stride and ragtime pianist Bobby van Deusen. Make reservations at 784-2106, 258-4022 or 769-5494. Tickets are $12/GJS members and $15/non-members.

Fat Tuesday Parade

HarborWalk Village becomes “The Big Easy” from 6-10 p.m. June 24 with floats, beads and lots of swag, a performance by the Village Brass Band on the main stage, and a fire dancing show. Event is free.

Wednesday Night Concert Series: A free concert with Chubby Carrier from 7-9 p.m. June 25 in the Events Plaza at The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Call 267-8186.


Learn all about the animals when Henderson Beach State Park hosts the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge staff and their animal ambassadors from 11:30 a.m. to noon June 26. Bring a camera.  Program included in the park admission fee. Call 837-7550.

Red, White and Blue Celebration

The Red, White and Blue Celebration at HarborWalk Village, a weekly honoring of a local hero, is held from 6-10 p.m. June 16. Enjoy live entertainment, free kid’s crafts and face painting, a WWII replica flyover and fireworks over the harbor at 9 p.m.

Splash series

Cruise up and anchor your boat for a Heritage concert from 4-8 p.m. June 28 at North Light Marina in Niceville.

Art in the Park

Free event begins with an art exhibition at noon June 28 in the Fort Walton Beach Landing Park. Food vendors will be on site. At sundown, the NWF Ballet presents a mixed repertory performance with scenes from the 2nd Act of Swan Lake as well as an eclectic mix of new contemporary pieces.