Florida's Forgotten Coast will once again play host to a group of musicians and songwriters direct from the streets of Nashville. The 10th annual Blast on the Bay, a premier songwriters festival with over 40 hit songwriters singing and telling their stories spanning multiple venues across Port St. Joe will take place Oct. 17th - 20th. This annual event continues to deliver on the promise of an incredible time for anyone who appreciates great music. Many songwriters from past events will be returning for another great weekend of music and storytelling, in addition, guests can count on several new faces at this years “Blast.” Said best by one of the founding writers during an interview in the Port St. Joe Star Newspaper: A songwriters’ festival, Nashville songwriter Will Rambeaux said, is a chance to “reconnect to that skinny 18-year-old who wanted to be a rock star.” “Port St. Joe is what I’d call a boutique festival. It is not Key West, where they have something like 300 songwriters and which is the granddaddy of them all. But we keep it small, because we like it that way. The community, the venues, has their charms. We love it.” All Access Weekend Passes: General Admission - $25, VIP - $100. Tickets will be also be available for purchase at all venues during the event. For the full artist lineup, daily schedule, and more information visit: Blast On The Bay Facebook or their website: Blast On The Bay. Proceeds from this event benefit the Coastal Songwriters Education Coalition Inc., a 501c3 not for profit. They also partner with several other civic and non-profit groups in the area, including the Gulf Alliance for Local Arts, the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, and our local grade schools through songwriting workshops, performances and educational opportunities surrounding this event and others throughout the year.