Boshamps to host inaugural Choctawhatchee Watershed Music Festival

Special to The Log
Flow Tribe will appear Sept. 20 at Boshamps Seafood and Oyster House in Destin for the first Choctawhatchee Watershed Music Festival to benefit the health and sustainability of local waterways.

Boshamps Seafood & Oyster House at the Destin harbor will host the inaugural Choctawhatchee Watershed Music Festival Sept. 20, a benefit concert to promote the health and sustainability of local waterways via the mission and objectives of the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance of Northwest Florida State College.

The eight-hour festival will consist of non-stop music from five different artists, all for the wristband price of $20. There will also be a silent auction to raise additional funding for CBA programs, consisting of a BOTE paddle board, an electric guitar signed by the performing artists and more. All proceeds from the sale of wristbands and silent auction items will go to support the goals and mission of CBA.

The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance is a watershed organization that focuses its efforts on educating the community about local waterways for the optimum utilization of these natural resources.

“It is very important that our community understands the economic stability our waterways provide,” said Sarah Davis, fund development and marketing officer for CBA. “If we (CBA) promote the responsible recreational use of these resources, there is a good chance that we will be able to depend on and enjoy these resources for generations to come. To reach all aspects of the local community, Davis thought outside the box to maximize the exposure of the organization’s mission — planning a music festival.

Miller Phillips of Boshamps Seafood & Oyster House, Nicky Harvell of Destin Ice & Tackle and Jared Cramblett of Worry Free Entertainment were on board with Davis to assist in the planning of the Choctawhatchee Watershed Music Festival. Having put together many fundraisers in the past, Miller, Nicky and Jared knew exactly what it would take to make Watershed successful.

“It was a no brainer to contact them to assist me with this,” said Davis. “These guys are business savvy, hard working professionals in the Destin area. Bigger than their careers is their capacity to better the community and help others. I couldn’t have asked for a better team to make this happen.”

Choctawhatchee Watershed Music Festival line-up features artists such as Flow Tribe, Los Locos, Stokeswood, Dismal Creek, and Von Brain. There will be two stages that will alternate the performing artists, and all will be visible from the outdoor decks, tiki-bar, sand beach and docks of Boshamps. Better yet is the backdrop of the venue, provided by one of the most notorious local waterways hot-spots, the Destin harbor. Parking for the festival will be designated by signs at various locations surrounding the venue.

For more information about the Choctawhatchee Watershed Music Festival and the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance, please visit www.basinalliance.org.