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MKAF Concerts in The Village: The Return - The Beatles Experience

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What: MKAF Concerts in The Village: The Return - The Beatles Experience
When: Thursday, June 18, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village

THE RETURN – The Beatles Experience - is live at MKAF Concerts in the Village on Thursday, June 18 at 7:00 p.m. Enjoy a night under the stars at the most beautiful outdoor music venue on the Emerald Coast. Bring a bottle of wine, your favorite craft beer, some delicious snacks and a blanket or chair. Food and drinks available for purchase! Doors open at 6:00 p.m. MKAF Concerts take place on Thursday nights at Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin, Florida. 

With the safety and well-being of guests, artists, and staff as a top priority, MKAF asks that concertgoers adhere to the following social distancing measures. MKAF accepts no responsibility for patrons who do not adhere to the safety and sanitization guidelines.

  • Groups must be ten people or less
  • VIP tables spaced 10 feet apart
  • Maintain 6ft distance between your ten-person or less group and other concert attendees
  • If inline for food, stay 6ft behind the next person inline 
  • Wash your hands frequently; you may also want to bring hand sanitizer
  • Dance floor is closed
  • Playground is closed for now
  • Wear a mask if you so choose
  • ​Credit cards and Paypal transfers only - no cash accepted at the gate

Have fun at a distance, enjoy the show!

The Return – The Beatles Experience​
Based outside of Atlanta, Georgia, The Return has performed all over the U.S. and the world. They recorded in Abbey Road Studios in London, England, where the Beatles made some of the most memorable albums of all time. They have performed at the world famous Cavern Club in Liverpool, England where the Beatles and many other great bands of their time got their big break. They have performed two tours to Japan, including a headlining appearance at “Tokyo’s 40th Anniversary Celebration of the Beatles”, their only visit to Japan.

They have played thousands of shows at home across the USA, including colleges, theatres, festivals, casinos, and performing arts venues. They were the official tour band for the Hard Rock Café’s 30th Anniversary Celebration in which they traveled up and down the East coast with the Beatles’ original Magical Mystery Tour bus. They also performed a live show on air for XM Radio commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Beatles “invasion” of America. And recently they were named the Atlanta Braves “Band of the Year.”

They have shared the stage with Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Monkees, The Turtles, Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits, Johnny Rivers, Chubby Checker, Billy J Kramer, Blood Sweat & Tears, Tommy James, The Association, BJ Thomas, The Grass Roots, and many others. They have also performed private parties for the CEO of Coca Cola, the CEO of Ford Motor Company, Ted Turner, and many other prominent figures in the business world.

The Return’s song selections vary from night to night, but they always make it a point to play a good mixture of chart hits such as “I Want To Hold Your Hand,” “A Hard Day’s Night,” and “Daytripper,” in addition to songs that the Beatles covered in homage to their musical idols such as “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Long Tall Sally,” and “Twist and Shout.” They also do the later era music which includes such classics as “Hey Jude”, “Here Comes the Sun”, and “Sgt. Peppers.”

Whether you watched the Beatles’ American debut on the Ed Sullivan Show over 40 years ago, or you are hearing their timeless songs for the very first time, you are guaranteed to have an exciting and quite enjoyable experience as you watch and listen to the Return perform the most authentic Beatles live show you will ever witness.

Tickets can be purchased at the door: General Admission $15 per adult, FREE to MKAF members and kids under 12.
Want to be come a MKAF member? Learn more: https://mkaf.org/membership/

Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation presents the 25th annual Concerts in the Village series on Thursdays nights April through October (see dates).  Gates open at 6pm and the show starts at 7pm. Bring your chair, picnic and friends and enjoy the night at Matty Kelly Arts Village in Destin. 

MKAF Concerts in the Village Series 2020 
Jun 4: Velcro Pygmies
Jun 11: Rumours
Jun 18: The Return
Jun 25: Departure
July 9: Jeffery Steele
July 16: Accent
July 22: Ultimate Eagles Tribute
July 30: Forrest Williams Band
Aug 20: M-80's
Sep 10: Casey Kearney
Sep 17: The Shakedown
Sep 24: The Bonhoeffers
Oct 1: Pickled Pickers
Oct 8: Emerald Gold

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 Cultural Arts Village: 4323 Commons Dr W, Destin, Florida 32541.

The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) is a non-profit member and volunteer organization that has inspired over 320,000 children in over 70 schools, and United Way agencies including children with special needs and wounded warriors. For more information on MKAF events, community outreach program, volunteering or investing in the arts, visit online at www.MKAF.org or call (850) 650-2226 to get involved. For more information, visit mattiekellyartsfoundation.org. Follow Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation on Facebook for updates on events, concerts and programs. 




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