It’s Almost Time for the Wildly Popular Concerts In The Village!


The 10-concert live music series on Thursdays, April 4 to June 6, will feature premier musicians and bands performing everything from classic rock, disco and modern pop to full-length Grammy Award-winning iconic albums.

Hear the entire Grammy Award-winning Purple Rain album performed live, reminisce with Fleetwood Mac classics, dance to funky disco beats and discover new pop vocalists from The Voice — all in the diverse lineup of the 2024 Concerts presented by Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation, offering something for every music lover.

The area’s first live concert series is held each spring on Thursday evenings at the MKAF Dugas Pavilion in Destin. This year’s 29th annual family-friendly series will run from April 4 to June 6. The 10-concert live music series will feature premier regional and national musicians and bands performing everything from classic rock, rhythm & blues, and disco to modern pop.

The series kicks off on Thursday, April 4, 2024, with must-not-miss entertainers Post Modern Jukebox promising an unforgettable trip back in time to celebrate vintage music and pop culture.

MKAF Concerts in the VillageThe highly anticipated season features a range of local, regional and national musicians and bands including rhythm & blues sensation Wendy Moten from The Voice, full-length rendition of Prince’s iconic album Purple Rain by Black Jacket Symphony and the chill sounds of Yacht Rock Revue. Kicking off May are local fan favorites The Mulligans, the Fleetwood Mac tribute band Rumours ATL, party starters Gotta Groove Band, rock god Mitch Malloy and gifted pop/jazz/blues and soul songstress Haley Reinhart. The series caps on Thursday, June 6 with crowd pleasing Adam Ezra Group, sure to fuse rock energy and soul power.

“This is a great lineup of live music performed in a beautiful venue at an affordable price for a great cause” says MKAF CEO Demetrius Fuller. “When you purchase a concert ticket, you are enabling us to provide the highest quality of arts education and community engagement throughout Okaloosa, Walton and Bay Counties. If you are a MKAF regular, welcome back, if you’re not yet a MKAF member, please consider joining. We have a great time and as we like to say, your support keeps the arts FUN-ded.”

Gates open at 6 p.m. with concerts beginning at 7 p.m. for this come-as-you-are family-friendly outdoor concert series. Bring a lawn chair, picnic, wine, or purchase food and beverages on-site prepared by featured restaurants and food trucks.

The 2024 Concerts in the Village schedule is as follows:

Thursday, April 4 | Post Modern Jukebox
Thursday, April 11| Wendy Moten
Thursday, April 18 | Black Jacket Symphony presents Prince’s Purple Rain
Thursday, April 25| Yacht Rock Revue
Thursday, May 2 | The Mulligans
Thursday, May 9| Rumours ATL: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac
Thursday, May 16 | Gotta Groove Band
Thursday, May 23| Mitch Malloy
Thursday, May 30 | Haley Reinhart
Thursday, June 6 | Adam Ezra Group

General admission varies per concert. Prices range from $20 to $35 for adults. Discounts offered for active-duty military (must show ID). Purchase tickets in advance of concert day and save $5 per ticket at the door. Children (12 and under) are free. A limited number of VIP tables (reserved table for eight guests for the entire season) are available for $2,250. Purchase tickets online at

MKAF members enjoy early entry and free admission to every concert as well as discounted pricing to other MKAF events. For more information on MKAF membership, visit

Concert lineup is subject to change. All sales are final; sorry, no refunds. Pets, tables larger than two feet, and drones are not permitted. Children 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. To learn more about sponsoring the 2024 MKAF season, call (850) 650-2226. For the latest news and information, visit, and follow the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation Facebook and Instagram pages for dates, information, and inspiring arts and culture-related posts.