Supporting Young Aspiring Musicians Most everyone enjoys listening to music. Whether that be in the car, on our cell phones, at the local restaurant, at home, outdoor events, with friends, and yes, even while shopping. Music sets the mood and instantly changes the atmosphere. Behind all music is a person...
By Lori Leath Smith Any good song tells a story. The music and lyrics should take you there. And that’s what is so special about the 30A Songwriters Festival. It captures your soul instantly through the music, the lyrics and the many stories the songwriters share through their performances. On Jan....
The 10th annual 30A Songwriters Festival - set for January 18-21, 2019 - has announced the initial headliners for the 2019 celebration of singers and songs. The festival, held in venues along 30A, will feature main stage performances in Grand Boulevard's Town Center by esteemed artists, including headliners Jason...
We all know our area is Blessed with an abundance of musical talent. Almost any day of the week we can pick a venue and experience a live performance. What you may not know, is that a large majority of our talented musicians also play in church bands and...
Our region’s fully professional symphony orchestra led by Music and Artistic Director Demetrius Fuller presents a stellar lineup for the holidays! Vocalist Chris Mann returns to the Sinfonia stage at Village Baptist Church on Fri., Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the annual Holiday Pops. Mann, whose crystalline voice garnered...

Live & Local

One of the advantages of living in Destin is when fall rolls around, we locals enjoy much of what the tourists experience during the summer. And one of our favorite activities and relaxation is experiencing the amazing local, musical talent. Our small, but mighty musical arena is home to...
By Josette Rhodes With a median age of “we saw all the good bands live,” The Ruckus brings a much needed energy that simply cannot be matched by the younger generation. When one in the know thinks of “raising a ruckus,” a smile is sure to cross their face. As...
Elevated Underground of the Emerald Coast is making waves with the release of their newest video ”DESTIN.” Originally written by Kevin Christopher Price and Ms. Stephanie Soul, the song soon took on a life of its own. Blending the voices from the regional Hip Hop scene with striking imagery...
DEAR PRUDENCE The Story Behind the Song By Josette Rhodes The Emerald Coast holds many treasures. Some obvious like the beaches, yet others, well let’s just say not everyone knows they are right here in our own back yard. May I introduce to you, long time local, Prudence Farrow Bruns, PhD. What was...
SoWal Life April Studio 237 By Raymond Cyr When it comes to planning, we all struggle with priorities. It is amazing to think of how many things we do for everyone else versus how very little is done for our own experience. What do you want to do during your few weeks...

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