Americana Music at the Lodge Concert Series at Camp Helen State Park

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  1. Audrey J

    Audrey J SoWal Guide Staff Member

    Jan 8, 2012
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    Join the Friends of Camp Helen State Park for the 2nd Annual Americana Music at the Lodge Concert Series featuring the best American Roots musicians touring the country today. This impressive series of six indoor concerts at Camp Helen's historic log cabin style lodge is sponsored by Florida's Department of Environmental Protection and the Friends of Camp Helen State Park.

    Donations are accepted and will benefit the Friends of Camp Helen State Park to be used for the park's resource management projects and interpretive programs. Admission is free and everyone is welcome! Refreshments will be available.

    For more information:
    Call: (850)233-5059
    Learn More about Camp Helen State Park on

    Americana Music at the Lodge Concert Series Lineup:
    DEC 6
    “The William Faulkner of songwriting, Eric Taylor” will perform as the first in the series. A songwriter/singer from Texas, he brings his uniquely American voice to Camp Helen. Acoustic Guitar magazine describes him as putting his audience down in the middle of a story and making them care. Taylor has written songs with and for Lyle Lovett and Nanci Griffith, among other notables.

    JAN 10
    Camp Helen presents Brian Smalley, a singer/songwriter/guitarist with an ability to turn original songs into “musical novellas.” With his mastery of the guitar and his singing ability, Brian Smalley combines covers from artists like Jerry Reed, John Prine, Grateful Dead, Bob Marley, John Hartford, Chet Atkins, Peter Rowan and Richard Thompson “with crowd pleasing original pieces.” He plays with skill and energy.

    JAN 24
    California twosome Paul Kamm and Eleanore MacDonald perform at Camp Helen, providing a complete package in every sense. Beautiful lyrics, infused with killer guitar and harmonies that stir listeners, are their hallmark. Performing together for 28 years, they’ve been applauded throughout the United States and overseas for their “exquisite harmony, compelling songwriting, deceptively simple arrangements and intricate guitar work.” They are Kerrville, Telluride and Rocky Mountain New Folk award winners.

    FEB 7
    The New 76ers, a Tallahassee trio of young singers/songwriters/musicians, have appeared on many stages throughout the south. With a sound like Neil Young, Allison Krause and Tom Petty, this family of performers has a “collective respect for acoustic and electric music,” one that depends on their Southern musical heritage. Their mission is “to give love through their music.”

    FEB 21
    Granville Automatic, a songwriting/performing duo of Vanessa Olivarez and Elizabeth Elkins, will be featured at Camp Helen. From Nashville, they make music from their “shared love of history, horses, and war,” bringing listeners Civil War battlefields and a tangle of haunting vocals and beautiful lyrics. Sounding like Lyle Lovett, Gram Parsons, Emmylou Harris and Willie Nelson, they’ve written together more than 90 songs–almost all of which tell stories from history.

    MAR 7
    The final performance of this year’s Camp Helen Americana Concerts features Scott and Michelle Dalziel, originally from Iowa and now calling Florida home. A singer/songwriting duo, they deliver “solid melodies, meaningful lyrics, heartfelt and amusing stories, tight harmonies and a solid instrumental foundation,” having performed at more than 200 acoustic venues nationwide. They offer “an approachable performance of touching hearts and lifting moods.”

  2. Teresa

    Teresa SoWal Guide Staff Member

    Nov 15, 2004
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    South Walton, FL
    Americana Music Concert Series at Camp Helen Lodge continues in January 2015... see above lineup. What a great music venue!

    Camp Helen State Park is located at 23937 Panama City Beach Parkway, just west of the Phillips Inlet Bridge on the Bay County and Walton County line.

    Camp Helen State Park Photo Gallery


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