NWFSC and Mattie Kelly Arts Center present ‘An Evening with Mike Huckabee’

Special to The Log
Mike Huckabee

Northwest Florida State College and the college’s Mattie Kelly Arts Center present a special event at 7 p.m. Oct. 6 in the main stage theater.

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee will be a Distinguished Guest Speaker in “An Evening with Mike Huckabee.”All event proceeds benefit the college’s music programs. The event also includes music by the NWF State College Jazz Ensemble.

Huckabee, host of the #1 rated weekend hit “Huckabee” on the Fox News Channel, will speak on “Weapons of Mass Instruction” — why music and the arts are a must for our educational system — and will also host an open topic Q & A session with the audience and play his bass guitar with the college’s Jazz Ensemble. Jeff Carlisi, formerly of the band 38 Special, will also appear and perform with the Jazz Ensemble and Huckabee in the music portion of the evening’s program.

The event is free of charge to youth age 18 and younger and free for NWF State College students with student ID. Adult tickets are $15 each, with an option for a $65 VIP event/reception combo ticket. The VIP reception with Huckabee will be held prior to the event at 5:30 p.m. The reception is catered by Dockside Café of Niceville and will be held at the Arts Center Galleries, adjacent to the main stage theater.  Tickets are available from the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Box Office at www.MattieKellyArtsCenter.org, in person, or call 850-729-6000 or toll free 1-888-838-ARTS (2787). Box Office Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The former governor and his wife, Janet, live in Florida and still spend part of their time in Arkansas. They have three grown children, John Mark, David and Sarah, and four grandchildren.

The Mattie Kelly Arts Center is at 100 College Blvd.  East in Niceville on the main campus of Northwest Florida State College.