Upcoming Arts and Entertainment (beginning May 20)

Staff Writer
The Destin Log

Listen to a free concert with the music of Mamma Dear from 7-9 p.m. May 20 in the Events Plaza at Baytowne Wharf in Sandestin.

• May 27: Bryan Lee

• June 3: Lauren St. Jane

• June 10: Ocean Street

• June 17: Grady Champion

• June 24: Biscuit Miller and the Mix

Local's Night Out

Ruth's Chris Steakhouse Destin presents Local's Night Out with the music of Jones & Company from 6-9 p.m. every Wednesday beginning May 20 in the Courtyard Bar.

Sand Spurs Club

Square and line dance classes will be held every Wednesday beginning May 20 at Pasarda Hall, 17 Industrial Street in Fort Walton Beach. Cost is $5/person per night. Wear casual attire and comfortable shoes. Call 974-0091 or email singermimi@gmail.com.

Concerts in the Village

Shades of Blue perform a smooth blend of jazz/blues along with their signature pop songs and selections from the ‘70s at the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s 20th Annual Concerts in the Village at 7 p.m. May 21 in the Dugas Pavilion at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village, 4323 Commons Drive West in Destin. Tickets are $10/adults and children under 12 are free. Call 650-2226.

• May 28: Local favorite, The Mulligans, entertain with the sounds of the ‘60s and dance music from the ‘70s

• June 4: Pieces of Eight delivers an evening of brassy soul and beachy R&B

• June 11: With energetic choreography and an eclectic sound, The Maxx entertains with classic oldies from yesterday and today’s pop tunes

• June 18: Party band Mr. Big & the Rhythm Sisters heat up summer with sizzling Motown and jazz

• June 25:  Dance the night away under the stars with Tyn Tymes, the South’s favorite dance band

• July 2: Popular local singer/pianist/entertainer David Seering presents “An American Celebration” to close out the series

Teen Night At Fud's

Every Monday through Thursday from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. teens 14-17 are welcome to Teen Night at Fudpucker's in Destin until Aug. 31. The fun, safe, smoke-free and alcohol-free night includes dancing to the hottest DJ's tunes. 


Act4Murder presents "Killer in the Kitchen" at 7:30 p.m. May 22 at Crab Island Cantina, 2 Harbor Blvd. in Destin. Price is $49.95/adults and $24.95 children 10 and under. Price is $50 adults, $25 for children 10 and under. Seating begins at 7 p.m. Call 862-2885 or visit http://act4murder.com for tickets.

• May 31: A Vacation to Die For at Crab Island Cantina, 2 Harbor Blvd. in Destin. Price is $49.95/adults and $24.95 children 10 and under.

Concerts at the Landing

Listen to the music of Boukou Groove from 6-8:30 p.m. May 22 at The Landing in Fort Walton Beach.

• May 29: Jones & Conpany

• June 5: Heritage

• June 12: Forrest Williams Band

• June 19: Nick & the Ovorols

• June 26: Jacob Mohr Band

• July 3: Continuum

Bart Rockett

Enjoy world-class magic, illusions, ventriloquism and comedy as presented by variety performer Bart Rockett at 7:30 p.m. May 22-25 and 30-31 in a state-of-the-art theater in the heart of Emerald Grande's HarborWalk Village.  Never-before-seen illusions for all ages. Tickets are disappearing fast at www.DestinMagic.com.

HH Art Gallery

To honor the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, photographs taken by Eric Harris during his duty in Vietnam 1966-1967 will be featured during the month of May at The Art Center, 100 Beal Parkway SE in Fort Walton Beach. Call 218-2155 for more information.

ADSO window display

The Arts and Design Society presents the works of Isabel Smith during May in the studio windows.  The Art Center Gallery is at 17 First Street, SE, in Fort Walton Beach.

Shiver Me Timbers

The Arts and Design Society's "Shiver Me Timbers" Show runs through May 29 is at the Art Center Gallery, 17 First Street in Fort Walton Beach.  Admission is free.

Club L.A.

Tremonti, currently touring in support of their sophomore album Cauterize, will perform May 23 at Club L.A. in Destin. The band includes Mark Tremonti on vocals/guitars, Eric Friedman on guitars, and Garrett Whitlock on drums.

Memorial Day Concert

Kick-off summer with free concerts and fun from 4-10 p.m. May 23 and 24 at HarborWalk Village in Destin. The Village Belles and Tobacco Road Band perform Saturday and Flash Flood and Departure: The Journey Tribute Band perform Sunday. Fireworks follow Sunday concert at 9 p.m.

Groovin’ On The Green

The Carillon Beach Institute presents a free concert with The Rowdies from 7-9 p.m. May 24 at the Village Green. Food and beverage vendors will be on site.

•June 1: Latitude 29

•June 8: Ebb Tyed

•June 15: Legacy

•June 22nd Civilized Natives

•June 29: The Jeff Carter Group

•July 4: Sonic Boom

•July 6: Jones & Company

•July 13: In Tune

•July 20: The Mighty Hurricanes

•July 27: Reasonable Doubt

•Aug. 3: Confederate Smoke

•Aug. 10: Luke Pinegar & Friends

•Aug. 17: Civilized Natives

•Aug. 24: Sonic Boom

•Aug. 30: The Rowdies

Fat Tuesday Parade

HarborWalk Village transforms into the "Big Easy" from 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays beginning May 26 with a Mardi Gras parade through the harbor. Street Party starts at 6 p.m. and parade rolls after sunset.Enjoy floats, colorful costumes, sky-high stilt walkers, street performers, beads, Moonpies and more during this free parade. Join the fun with your own float. Call 797-7024 or email Info@HarborWalk-Destin.com for information.

Red, White and Blue Celebration

A weekly honoring of a local hero will be held at 7 p.m. Thursdays beginning May 28 at HarborWalk Village honoring the Boys & Girls Club of the Emerald Coast. The celebrations highlight the efforts of people who go above and beyond to better their community. Enjoy live entertainment, free kid’s crafts, face painting, and a vintage WWII aircraft flyover. The evening is topped off by a spectacular fireworks display over the harbor. To nominate a hero, email info@harborwalk-destin.com.

• June 11: Dr. Julie McNabb of Horizons: Emerald Coast Affiliate of The Arc

• June 18: Okaloosa County School District teachers and staff

• June 25: Joseph Trimboli and Eric Keyes of the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office

• July 2: Air Commando Ruckers, 16 Air Commandos from Hurlburt Field

Rock the Docks

Every Saturday night free concerts will be held from 7-9 p.m. on the HarborWalk Village stage.  The Wide Open performs May 30.

• June 6: Hotel Oscar

• June 13: The Bottoms Up Band

• June 20: Gypsy Riod

• June 27: Flash Flood

• July 11: Gable Bradley Band

• July 18: The Wide Open

• July 25: Continuum

• Aug. 1: The Modern Eldorados

• Aug. 8: Continuum

• Aug. 15: The Deja Vu Band

• Aug. 22: Flash Flood

• Aug. 29: Hotel Oscar

ArtWalk on the Harbor

HarborWalk Village becomes a mini art district as dozens of artists showcase their creative artwork ranging from traditional to contemporary art, jewelry, paintings, handcrafted items and more from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 21 at HarborWalk Village. Also, music on main stage. Held third Sunday of each month.