6th annual Endless Summer Songwriters Series: Nashville-based artists to perform at the Village of Baytowne Wharf, Oct. 2-3

Special to The Log
All performances are free and open to the public and will be staged progressively, so all songwriters can be seen at multiple venues inside The Village of Baytowne Wharf.

Don’t miss the Endless Summer Songwriters Series Oct. 2-3 at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. The sixth annual event is presented by Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) and VISIT FLORIDA in conjunction with Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI).

This free concert series at The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin will showcase top BMI songwriters who will sing their biggest hits and explain the inspiration behind their songs.

Thirteen Nashville-based BMI songwriters are scheduled to perform nightly at Sandestin and have collectively recorded 20 number one hits and 50 top 10 songs for some of the most recognizable artists in the country.

One of the biggest names among the songwriters is Even Stevens, most remembered for the number one songs he wrote for Eddie Rabbit including, “I Love a Rainy Night” and Kenny Rogers’ big hit “Love Will Turn You Around.” Stevens composed a total of 12 chart-toppers, including nine for Rabbit. Aaron Barker and Steve Bogard have each been responsible for a quartet of number one songs. Three of Barker’s hits were recorded by George Strait including “Love Without End, Amen” while Bogard possesses top charting hits with Dierks Bentley, Jack Ingram, Lee Greenwood and Michelle Wright.

Barker and Bogart are new this year to the Endless Summer Songwriters Series, while Stevens is new to the lineup. The concert schedule features other musical performances from the following: Kendell Marvel, Alissa Moreno, , Brent Cobb, Will Rambeaux, Sherrie Austin, Karla Davis, Hailey Steele, Jamie Lee Thurston, Hugh Mitchell, and Carl Anderson whose songwriter resume boasts songs for chart-topping artists such as Blake Shelton, George Strait, Luke Bryan, Faith Hill, Rascal Flatts and many more.

Enjoy beautiful weather and live music all weekend long at the No.1 Resort on Florida’s Emerald Coast. Stay steps away from the action at Sandestin and enjoy 30 percent off with the purchase of three nights or more. Call 888.897.0450 or visit Sandestin.com/endless for special offers and event details. (Promo code: SING30)

All performances are free and open to the public and will be staged progressively, so all songwriters can be seen at multiple venues inside The Village of Baytowne Wharf.

For more information, see www.baytownewharf.com.

Friday, Oct. 2

6 p.m.: Rum Runners – Hailey Steele, Karla Davis

7 p.m.: Village Events Plaza – Will Rambeaux, Sherri Austin, Jamie Lee Thurston

8 p.m.: Village Door – Brent Cobb, Hugh Mitchell

9 p.m.: Hammerhead’s – Steve Bogard, Alissa Moreno, Carl Anderson

10 p.m.: Funky Blues Shack – Even Stevens, Aaron Barker, Kendell Marvel

Saturday, Oct. 3

6 p.m.: Rum Runners – Will Rambeaux, Sherri Austin

7 p.m.: Village Events Plaza – Aaron Barker, Steve Bogard, Hugh Mitchell

8 p.m.: Village Door – Karla Davis, Carl Anderson, Alissa Moreno

9 p.m.: Hammerhead’s – Hailey Steele, Even Stevens

10 p.m.: Funky Blues Shack – Brent Cobb, Jamie Lee Thurston, Kendell Marvel

Nightly performance schedule: