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Bluegrass at the Beach at Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village

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What: Bluegrass at the Beach at Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village
When: Saturday, September 12, 2015
Time: 11:00 am to 10:00 pm

Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation presents Bluegrass at the Beach, a full-day Bluegrass music concert, Sept. 12 from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village. Award-winning and chart-topping band Blue Highway will headline. Tickets for Bluegrass at the Beach are now available for purchase at

This family-friendly celebration of music and culture will feature seven award-winning bluegrass bands, youth crafts and music in the Kid’s Art Village with an interactive Pickin’ & Paintin’ area, and a diverse array of food and beverage offerings. Young bluegrass fans can visit “Pickin & Paintin” to create and explore the artistry of music making, painting and more.


Bluegrass at the Beach will feature nationally-acclaimed artists as well as regional and local bands. The line-up includes headliner, Blue Highway, along with The Hillbenders, Run Boy Run, Willie Sugarcapps, Moore Brothers Band, Dread Clampitt and Dismal Creek. In addition, rising star, Danielle Yother, a 16 year-old singer, songwriter and musician who was recently featured in Flatpicking Guitar magazine will be making a special appearance. 

The festival will also celebrate the flavors of the Emerald Coast by featuring fare from local food trucks and some of the area’s most popular restaurants. Wine, beer, water and soda also will be available for purchase. Coolers and outside food and drink will not be permitted for this special one-day event.

Bluegrass on the Beach is a new annual signature event presented by the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation and ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals. Tickets for the one-day festival are $45/MKAF members, $55/general admission. Children 12 and under free. VIP tables will be sold for $750 each. They include premium seating for eight and 16 drink tickets. Tickets are available for purchase online at

Doors open at 10 a.m. Parking is available on-site as well as at convenient satellite parking areas with free shuttle service. 

Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation, a not-for-profit charitable arts organization, was founded in 1995 on the cultural, educational and spiritual beliefs of the late Destin Matriarch, Mattie Kelly. The champion of cultural arts and education in Northwest Florida, MKAF's vision is to impact lives through art and culture.

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