MKAF's Concerts in the Village returns

Special to The Log
The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s first concert of the season kicks off with the Temptation Revue April 26. [CONTRIBUTED PHOTO]

Enjoy a night under the stars at the 2018 Concerts in the Village beginning in April at the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s Cultural Arts Village on Commons Drive in Destin. Concerts will be held from 7-9 p.m. at the Dugas Pavilion on the Village Green. Bring a bottle of wine, a craft beer, some delicious snacks and a blanket or chair.

Gates open at 6 p.m. for each show. Tickets are $15/adults and free to MKAF members and children 12 and under and can be purchased at the door.

The first concert of the season kicks off with the Temptation Revue April 26.This tribute group exemplifies the integrity of the original Temptations music, dance moves and style.

Other concerts include:

• May 3: Captain Fantastic 52nd Street & Boogie Fever with music from Rocket Man to the Piano Man and '70s disco.

• May 10: The Petty Hearts, a nationally touring Tom Petty tribute band, celebrates the life and musical legacy of his 40-year career in rock and roll.

• May 17: The Return is a Beatles Tribute that captures the very essence of the Beatles themselves.

• May 24: Velcro Pygmies are known for delivering a nonstop high energy hair metal rock show you won’t soon forget.

• May 31: Purple Masquerade, a Tribute to Prince, brings back the pop/funk sounds of Prince and The Revolution.

• June 7: Walter Wolfman Washington, a mainstay on the New Orleans music scene, brings heartfelt rhythm and blues, New Orleans funk and modern jazz to the area.

• June 14: Gloria’s Miami Sound with Nikki Torres is a tribute to Gloria Estefan & The Miami Sound Machine with their Rhythm is Gonna Get You on Your Feet in 1, 2, 3.

• June 21: M-80s present the best music from the '80s with their high energy and great stage presence.

• June 28: The Maxx, back by popular demand, has energetic choreography and eclectic sound with classic oldies and today’s pop music.

• Sept. 13: Emerald Gold's music, fast or slow, R&B, Motown, classic rock, or blues, is meant to be danced to.

• Sept. 20: Luke Langford & 331 South is a high energy band delivering music with a punch of Texas & Red Dirt, outlaw, classic and modern country.

• Sept. 27: Pickled Pickers play southern rock, blues, R&B, country, and bluegrass ... feel good to the soul kind of tunes.

• Oct. 4: Forrest Williams Band is a singer/songwriter covering a variety of music from soul to blues, a little bit of country and reggae.

• Oct. 11: The Wide Open, a diverse and soulful Americana duo, fuse soulful southern blues and folk with modern roots and Delta Rag Time.