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Make Me Smile Chicago Tribute Band @ MKAF Cultural Arts Village

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What: Make Me Smile Chicago Tribute Band @ MKAF Cultural Arts Village
When: Sunday, September 3, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm
Where: Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village

Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation presents the 22nd annual Concerts in the Village series 2017. This Labor Day weekend, grab your family and friends, a lawn chair and join us on the Village Green at Dugas Family Pavillion and get ready to DANCE to Make Me Smile – Chicago Tribute Band on stage Sunday, September 3! Tickets available at the door.

Make Me Smile – Chicago Tribute Band for the ultimate Chicago Experience! The 10-piece ensemble features a 7-piece rhythm section and a 3-piece horn section to authentically represent every nuance of each unforgettable Chicago classic.

Gates open at 6pm. Concert starts at 7pm. Enjoy food trucks or feel free to pack up your favorite picnic food and drinks, raffles and the best shows around!

General Admission is $15. FREE for MKAF members and children 12 years and under. Tickets available at the door. Gates open at 6 p.m. and concerts start at 7 p.m. for this come-as-you-are family-friendly outdoor concert series. Bring a lawn chair and picnic. Fresh, affordable cuisine, including kids' fare is prepared on-site by a featured local restaurant or food trucks. Bottled water and soft drinks are also available for purchase. Sweet treats are also available.

Sorry, no pets.

The Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village is a multi-use complex providing entertainment, festivals, outdoor concerts, and other cultural events in Destin, Florida. You'll love the beautiful Village Green and Dugas Pavilion stage. The Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village is conveniently located in the heart of Destin, east of the historic Destin Harbor and west of Destin Commons. Parking and shuttle service is free.

MKAF News & Events 2017!

Concerts in the Village opened Spring 2017 like a "boss" with a Springsteen Tribute Band! The 22nd edition of Concerts in the Village features an exciting lineup of Summer 2017 performances on Thursday nights, and new this year, the Concerts in the Village series will expand into fall with a Labor Day weekend concert on September 3 and a four-concert fall lineup on Thursdays from September 14 through October 5. 

Festival of the Arts will return the Village Green for the 22nd annual edition and Sunday October 28 and 29.

And wrapping up the season is the beloved tradition of Sounds of Season, a joyful collaboration of several local community choirs and choral groups set for Friday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m at Village Baptist Church in Destin.

Popular fundraising traditions again will be hosted including the 7th Annual Celebrity Server Luncheon at Bonefish Grill in Destin in August (date TBA) and the 5th Annual Ruth’s Chris Wine Walkabout in Destin on Nov. 16, plus exciting new events such as the Emerald Coast Top Salon at Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa on April 7 and others yet to be announced. Proceeds from fundraising events benefit MKAF and its arts education outreach programs.

For more information or to join MKAF to receive added valued benefits, including preferred member pricing at special events, or to inquire about getting involved by volunteering or joining the Board of Directors, visit or call (850) 650-2226 and follow them on Facebook.

Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF), a 501-c-3 not-for-profit charitable arts organization, was founded on the cultural, educational and spiritual beliefs of the late Destin matriarch, Mattie Kelly. MKAF’s mission is Northwest Florida’s champion of cultural arts and arts education for all. Since it formed in 1995, its art programs have reached and inspired more than 300,000 children in over 61 schools, and United Way agencies, children and adults with special needs, and wounded warriors. Follow Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation on Facebook for updates on events!

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