Exploring Entertainment in Florida's 850 & Beyond
The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation has long been at the forefront of supporting area arts. From the long running Destin Festival of the Arts to the Concerts in the Park series – MKAF has had their hand in many area events.
But this is about Concerts in the Park! After all, if the words ‘music’ and ‘outdoors’ are combined – we try to be there. It is a series of concerts, featuring both local and out of town talent, happening every Thursday from mid-May through June at the Dugas Pavilion at the Village Green in Destin. (It’s really close to Home Depot in Destin – if you are like me and need a landmark.)
It is a lovely outdoor stage set up – with a small playground tucked away in the back corner for antsy kiddos. A large area directly in front of the stage is open, to encourage dancing and crowd participation. That’s followed by a few rows of outdoor tables and chairs reserved for members and sponsors of the foundation.
But don’t worry, this is a friendly, bring your own chair event. Even better, outside food and drinks are welcome. If you didn’t come prepared for a picnic, there is food onsite provided by local restaurants and a small selection of soda, beer, and wine for reasonable prices.
Look over the artists that will be part of this year’s series… and kick yourself if you missed The Molly Ringwalds last week. http://www.mattiekellyartsfoundation.org/destinfloridaeventsconcertsvillage.html