Music

The SoWal Guide to Spring Music At The Beach

In South Walton, the sonic landscape is thriving and we’re here to help you navigate it!

Live music is one of our area’s greatest attractions. Rockin’ bands, dynamic duos and soulful solo artists perform at dozens of venues along our beachside strip of paradise all year-round. Whether you're looking for the full weekend experience, a shady place to spend an evening, or a dance floor to showcase your best moves, some spots never fail to feature the best local and regional talent our area has to offer.

Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation 2023 Concerts

Step into spring 2023 with a song in your heart. Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) announces the lineup for its 2023 Concerts in the Village.

The area’s first live concert series is held each spring on Thursday evenings at the MKAF Dugas Pavilion in Destin. This year’s 28th annual family-friendly series will run from April 20 to June 22. The 10-concert live music series will feature premier regional and national musicians and bands performing everything from classic rock, reggae, and disco to modern pop.

Red Fish Taco Blues, Tacos & Tequila Fest March 18

Red Fish Taco and Blues Musicians Society present an all day BLUES EVENT Saturday, March 18th from 1PM - 9PM. Featuring wailing guitars, originals, and cover of the Blues Masters, Red Fish invites you to the Blues, Taco & Tequila Fest on St. Patrick's Day weekend. NO COVER!

Blues, Tacos & Tequila Fest - Saturday, March 18 | 1PM - 9PM
1PM: Scott Riggs
3PM: Kelly & The Healers
5PM: Cat Daddy Blues Band
7PM: Prodigal Blues

Dance for Dawn Live Music Fundraiser at North Beach Social Feb 25

North Beach Social, on the bay at the 331 bridge, will host an all-day fundraiser for beloved locals Dawn and Mike Whitty February 25, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. There will be live music all day by local musicians who have generously offered to perform in support. Guests will also enjoy great food and drink specials. A portion of the sales will go to support Dawn and Mike. Dawn's story, in her own words, is below.

Sinfonia Gulf Coast Crescendo! And Upcoming Shows 2023

Sinfonia Gulf Coast is the Emerald Coast's only fully professional symphony orchestra. Founded in 2005 with the mission of redefining the symphony experience, Sinfonia is committed to entertaining, educating and inspiring the community through imaginative and innovative musical programming.

The symphony orchestra, led by Music and Artistic Director Demetrius Fuller, presents an in demand lineup of concerts, guest artists and educational initiatives from classical masterpieces to the annual holiday pops. 

13th Annual Swamp Writers Festival Jan 11-15 at Stinky's Bait Shack

 Stinky’s Bait Shack is hosting the 13th Annual Swamp Writers Festival January 11-15, 2023. Featuring local favorites like the legendary Duke Bardwell, the micro-festival extends over five days with performances by more than a dozen musicians taking the stage at the famed Bait Shack on 30A. The Swamp Writers Festival is free and open to the public.

Pearl Party Features Blues/Soul Artist Eddie 9V at Alys Beach Nov 18

The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) invites the community to help celebrate 30 years of fostering creativity with a new signature event, the Pearl Party, featuring Blues/Soul Artist Eddie 9V in Alys Beach on Friday, November 18th. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at www.CulturalArtsAlliance.com.

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