MKAF fall concerts lineup announced

Special to The Log
Heritage opens the new fall concert series for Matttie Kelly Arts Foundation. [SPECIAL TO THE LOG]

Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) and Silver Sands Premium Outlets celebrate the fall season by presenting four Concerts in the Village performances held four consecutive Thursday evenings, Sept. 14, 21, 28 and Oct. 5.

Each concert will take place on the Dugas Pavilion stage in the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation Cultural Arts Village, 4323 Commons Drive West in Destin. The gate opens at 6 p.m. and the concerts are at 7 p.m.

The MKAF Concerts in the Village fall series kicks off on Sept. 14 with the reggae rock sounds of Destin’s own local favorite, Heritage. Sept. 21 Freeport’s country band sensation Luke Langford & 331 South will take the stage. Sept. 28 features the eclectic sounds of the Pensacola party band Deja Vu. Finally, the fall series concludes with timeless pop and rock hits performed by Swingtown: The Definitive Steve Miller Tribute Band based in Gulf Breeze.

“From MKAF’s humble beginnings dating back to 1995 as one of the first presenters of outdoor concerts featuring the community’s local musical talent, today we are delighted to bring more entertainment to the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village,” said MKAF CEO Marcia Hull. “Based on patron feedback, offering this new four-week fall series will enable us to showcase just a few of our region’s best entertainment for all ages.”

Bring a lawn chair, picnic and wine or purchase soft drinks and dinner prepared by a featured restaurant or food trucks on site.

General admission tickets are $10. Children 12 and under are free. Purchase concert tickets at the gate, which opens at 6 p.m.

VIP tables seating eight are available for the entire series for $350. Tables are sold on a first come, first served basis and may be reserved by calling 850-650-2226 during office hours, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more details about the MKAF Concerts in the Village Fall Series, visit

MKAF also will have a drawing of prizes and packages at intermission during each concert. Visit the donation table located near the stage before the concert to enter to win.

Concert proceeds from MKAF cultural events help fund arts education community outreach programs serving K-12 students, adults and children with special needs and military and veteran populations suffering with PTSD and TBI.