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Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation Concerts In The Village 2024 Schedule

December 7, 2023 by SoWal Staff

Join the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) in Destin for Concerts in the Village on Thursday Nights April 4 through June 6.

The Florida Travel Guide named The Concerts in the Village as one of the “Top Ten Things to Do” in Northwest Florida. The Foundation presents annual concerts in a spring and summer series featuring a diverse genre of music suitable for all ages and families spanning four generations. National, regional and local musicians perform annually on the Dugas Stage.

Reserve your VIP Table! Call 850-650-2226 for availability and pricing. Includes one 6-foot VIP Table, 8 chairs and 8 admissions. Subject to availability – only a few remain – so act now!

Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) is committed to cultivating and nurturing a deep appreciation of the arts in residents and visitors along the Emerald Coast. MKAF operates the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village, providing a central location to celebrate cultural arts in Destin, Florida. The multi-use complex provides the backdrop for entertainment, festivals, outdoor concerts, and other cultural events.

The Festival of the Arts, one of the Southeast’s premier art festivals showcases premier artists plus collaborative artists from the United States and Europe. Held annually in October, artists compete for cash awards representing 18 different mediums in an outdoor walking exhibit production.  Additional amenities include live music, a food bistro, wine and beer garden, and an adult/student collaborative art exhibit.

Visit https://mkaf.org for more info and to join the MKAF mailing list for news about events, volunteer opportunities, upcoming art programs and fundraising activities. Want to become an MKAF member? Learn more here: Membership. Follow MKAF on social media for updates on events, concerts and programs.

 

Post Modern Jukebox
Thursday, April 4 7:00 p.m.
The Dugas Pavilion, Destin, FL 
Kick-Off Membership Appreciation Event 5-6 p.m.

One part celebration of vintage music and culture, one part Saturday Night Live for singers, a Postmodern Jukebox show is an unforgettable trip back in time sure to make Pop Music History in Destin. This isn't just a concert; this is a must-not-miss music experience. MKAF member appreciation event at 5 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. and concerts start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30-$35 in advance. Purchase early and save $5 at the door.

Proceeds from all MKAF events benefit MKAF and its community education initiative, ArtsReach including the groundbreaking arts thearapy program, Warrior Arts, Arts for All Abilities, and arts education throughout Okaloosa, Walton, and Bay Counties.

 

Wendy Moten 
Thursday, April 11 7:00 p.m.
MKAF The Dugas Pavilion, Destin, FL

Hailing from Memphis, Wendy Moten is an American R&B-infused pop singer based in Nashville. Best known for the UK hit Come In Out of the Rain, Moten has released major-label solo records, achieved international hits, and toured extensively. At 56, she took a bold step, enterting The Voice and finishing as the runner-up. Tickets are $20-$25 in advance. Purchase early and save $5 at the door.

Proceeds from all MKAF events benefit MKAF and its community education initiative, ArtsReach including the groundbreaking arts therapy program, Warrior Arts, Arts for All Abilities, and arts education throughout Okaloosa, Walton, and Bay Counties.  

 

Black Jacket Symphony Presents Prince's Purple Rain
Thursday, April 18 7:00 p.m.
MKAF The Dugas Pavilion, Destin, FL

Relive the awesome '80s and celebrate the 40th anniversary of Prince's most celebrated album from start to finish. Dane to hits like Purple Rain, When Dove's Cry, I Would Die 4 U while experiencing a visual feast of rock and roll magic. Doors open at 6 p.m. and concerts start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30-$35 in advance. Purchase early and save $5 at the door. 

Proceeds from all MKAF events benefit MKAF and its community education initiative, ArtsReach including the groundbreaking arts therapy program, Warrior Arts, Arts for All Abilities, and arts education throughout Okaloose, Walton, and Bay Counties. 

 

The Mulligans
Thursday, May 2 7:00 p.m.
MKAF The Dugas Pavillion, Destin, FL

The Mulligans perform everyone's rock 'n roll favorites. The diversified song list of this seasoned six-member Emerald Coast-based band founded by Edwin Watts includes The Beatles, Tom Petty, Eric Clapton, Elvis, The Eagles, Bee Gees, the Ventures, Rolling Stones, Buddy Holly, The Monkees, Roy Orbison, Moody Blues, Young Rascals, Billy Joel, The Outsiders abd many others. Tickets are $20-$25 in advance. Purchase early and save $5 at the door. 

Proceeds benefit MKAF and its community eduation initiatives, ArtsReach including the groundbreaking arts therapy program, Warrior Arts, Arts for All Abilities, and arts education throughout Okaloosa, Walton and Bay Counties. 

 

Yacht Rock Revue
Thursday, April 25 7:00 p.m.
MKAF The Dugas Pavilion, Destin, FL

Chart your course to set sail for concert fun. These top-notch musicians who have rocked onstage with John Oates, Eddie Money and now headline sold-out shows, personify the smooth sounds of West Coast '70s and '80s. Doors open at 6 p.m. and concerts start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30-$35 in advance. Purchase early and save $5 at the door.

Proceeds from all MKAF events benefity MKAF and its community education iniative, ArtsReach including the groundbreaking arts therapy program, Warrior Arts, Arts for All Abilities, and arts education throughout Okaloose, Walton, and Bay Counties.  

 

The Mulligans
Thursday, May 2 7:00 p.m.
MKAF The Dugas Pavillion, Destin, FL

The Mulligans perform everyone's rock 'n roll favorites. The diversified song list of this seasoned six-member Emerald Coast-based band founded by Edwin Watts includes The Beatles, Tom Petty, Eric Clapton, Elvis, The Eagles, Bee Gees, the Ventures, Rolling Stones, Buddy Holly, The Monkees, Roy Orbison, Moody Blues, Young Rascals, Billy Joel, The Outsiders abd many others. Tickets are $20-$25 in advance. Purchase early and save $5 at the door. 

Proceeds benefit MKAF and its community eduation initiatives, ArtsReach including the groundbreaking arts therapy program, Warrior Arts, Arts for All Abilities, and arts education throughout Okaloosa, Walton and Bay Counties. 

 

Rumours ATL: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac
Thursday, May 9 7:00 p.m.
MKAF The Dugas Pavilion, Destin, FL

Since 2014, Rumours ATL has set stages ablaze across the U.S. with their scorching Fleetwood Mac renditions. With meticulous attention to detail and infectious energy, Rumours sells out venues and leaves fans dancing, singing, and discovering new facets of Fleetwood Mac's magic at every performance. Believe in miracles and join the unforgettable experience of Rumours. Doors open at 6 p.m. and concerts start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20-$25 in advance. Purchase early and save $5 at the door.

Proceeds from all MKAF events benefit MKAF and its community education initiative, ArtsReach including the groundbreaking arts therapy program, Warrior Arts, Arts for All Abilities, and arts education throughout Okaloosa, Walton, and Bay Counties.

 

Gotta Groove Band
Thursday, May 16 7:00 p.m.
MKAF Dugas Pavilion, Destin, FL

Gotta Groove Band puts a fresh spin on popular cover tunes from the ‘60s to today. With outstanding vocals and top-shelf musicianship, they feature their own arrangements and mix many popular tunes together to create a fun flow of entertaining energy. You will not want to miss the party this Land O Lakes, Florida, band throws down. Doors open at 6 p.m. and concerts start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20-$25 in advance. Purchase early and save $5 at the door.

Proceeds from all MKAF events benefit MKAF and its community education initiative, ArtsReach including the groundbreaking arts therapy program, Warrior Arts, Arts for All Abilities, and arts education throughout Okaloosa, Walton, and Bay Counties.

 

Mitch Malloy
Thursday, May 23 7:00 p.m.
MKAF The Dugas Pavilion, Destin, FL

Former frontman of Great White, rocker Mitch Malloy is a studio veteran and award-winning songwriter. With a career spanning decades, he's navigated the music scene since the '80s, achieving chart success and even turning down a role as Van Halen's lead singer in the '90s. Doors open at 6 p.m. and concerts start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30-$35 in advance. Purchase early and save $5 at the door.

Proceeds from all MKAF events benefit MKAF and its community education initiative, ArtsReach including the groundbreaking arts therapy program, Warrior Arts, Arts for All Abilities, and arts education throughout Okaloosa, Walton, and Bay Counties. 

 

Haley Reinhart
Thursday, May 30 7:00 p.m.
MKAF The Dugas Pavillion, Destin, FL

Haley Reinhart's timeless voice transcends eras, blending pop, rock, and jazz in her 2019 album, Lo-Fi Soul. A finalist on The Voice, this Chicago-born singer is influenced by '50s music and enjoys playful lyrics. With a decade-long grind, platinum hits, and diverse collaborations, Reinhart's multifaceted artistry shines, promising a lasting connection with her audience. Doors open at 6 p.m. and concerts start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30-$35 in advance. Purchase early and save $5 at the door. 

Proceeds from all MKAF events benefit MKAF and its community education initiative, ArtsReach including the groundbreaking arts therapy program, Warrior Arts, Arts for All Abilites, and arts education throughout Okaloosa, Walton, and Bay Counties. 

 

Adam Ezra Group
Thursday, June 6 7:00 p.m.
MKAF The Dugas Pavilion, Destin, FL

Fusing folk intimacy and rock energy with soul power and pop charm, the band first emerged from Boston in the early 2000s and quickly garnered widespread acclaim for their bold, insightful songwriting and interactive, euphoric performances. Doors open at 6 p.m. and concerts start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20-$25 in advance. Purchase early and save $5 at the door.

Proceeds from all MKAF events benefit MKAF and its community education initiative, ArtsReach including the groundbreaking arts therapy program, Warrior Arts, Arts for All Abilities, and arts education throughout Okaloose, Walton, and Bay Counties.

 

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