Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation announces the lineup for its 2023 Concerts in the Village The 28th annual 10-concert Live Music Series Thursdays from April 20 to June 22 will feature premier musicians and bands performing everything from classic rock reggae and disco to modern pop and a live orchestra performance...
By Debbie Carloni, ECMA Foundation Board Member Emerald Coast Music Alliance Foundation, Inc. has a mission to perform free concerts featuring world-class musicians for elementary through high school students, senior centers, and organizations that serve the developmentally disabled or disadvantaged across the Panhandle, from Escambia to Walton counties. Each winter, a...
Sinfonia Gulf Coast welcomes back two Broadway stars, Morgan James and Nicholas Rodriguez, for “Get Happy: A Judy Garland Centennial Celebration” Saturday, Jan. 21. at 7:30 p.m. at the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Convention Center in Destin. James replaces Jessica Vosk who was originally cast in the lead role. The exciting multimedia...
As the familiar sounds of rock and roll from decades past begin to seep from the speakers and the lights slowly rise to bring to life four rock gods that command the stage with a prowess uncommon in today’s music industry that leaves the crowd begging for more. Hailing from...
For 13 years, the 30A Songwriters Festival has attracted thousands of dedicated live music fans from around the country to hear original songwriters spanning many genres of music perform their songs. The beach resort towns along Highway 30A in Santa Rosa Beach feature 30 venues presenting more than 200...
Young Concert Artists (YCA), the prestigious New York-based international advocacy organization which champions young classical musicians, has honored Sinfonia Gulf Coast Music & Artistic Director Demetrius Fuller with an appointment to its board of directors. “Maestro Fuller has a long association with our organization and has engaged many YCA artists...
For the past 13 years, the 30A Songwriters Festival has attracted thousands of dedicated live music fans from around the country to hear original songwriters spanning many genres of music perform their songs. The beach resort towns along Highway 30A on the Gulf feature 30 venues presenting over 200...

The Benefits of Drumming

Drums have been with us longer than any other instrument. They are man’s best musical friend, fulfilling our need for movin’ and groovin’ since the first records of man-made drums in 5500 B.C. While drums have had a huge variety of purposes in history (from use in rituals and ceremonies...
“Shrek The Musical,” directed by Craig Ewing. Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure. Irreverently fun for the whole family, this local Stagecrafters show proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre. Performances are Oct. 28-30 and...

Dying to Strum and Pick?

Have you always dreamed of learning the guitar? Or do you have a guitar tucked away somewhere at home, gathering dust and begging to be given a new lease of life? Despite its intimidating appearance, the guitar is one of the easiest musical instruments to start playing right away. It’s...
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