Mexico Beach Brings Hit Music to Fall Vacations

Mexico Beach, Fla. (September 7, 2017) – When people think of the sounds they hear at the beach, the first things that come to mind are usually the surf rolling in, seagulls calling overhead, and children laughing as they play. In Mexico Beach, Florida, add the soothing acoustic riffs of a guitar, the siren’s call of a sultry voice, and the applause from a satisfied crowd to that list, because the Unforgettable Coast® is also your fall destination for incredible music!

Music in the Park

The Gulf Coast area is home to some great musicians, and booking a fall vacation is the best way to see many of them in action. Mexico Beach hosts its annual Music in the Park concert series every Thursday in September at 5:00 p.m. Central, and everyone is invited! The free performances at Parker Park are the perfect opportunity to discover talent while enjoying the sunset and time spent with family and friends. Coolers, blankets, and beach chairs are welcome—bring the whole family out for an evening of music and memories.

Baby Gray will open up the concert series on September 7. This funky rock, blues, and country duo from Tallahassee comprises Michelle Milligan and Bobby Kennedy, and they always bring a fun energy to the stage.

“Once upon a time in a small town, there were some musicians who longed to use their God-given talents to make a joyful noise,” and that foursome grew into the Flabbergasted Band, who will perform at Music in the Park on September 14. Dale, Ricky, Ken, and Tommy will play crowd favorites that keep toes tapping as the sun goes down over the Gulf of Mexico.

Music in the Park staple Heat & the Zydeco Gents will play September 21. Audiences love the sounds these gents bring to the stage each year as they deliver a taste of New Orleans and the Caribbean islands to the Unforgettable Coast.

Fresh off the debut of their second album, West of Here, and a tour that took them throughout the United States, folk-rock trio The Currys will close Music in the Park on September 28. Brothers Jimmy and Tommy Curry and their cousin Galen Curry bring divine harmonies and bluegrass notes alongside rock-and-roll riffs and musical storytelling like only the South can do.

Blast on the Bay Songwriters Festival

If you miss Music in the Park, don’t fret (get it?)—the 21st Annual Florida Scallop & Music Festival comes to neighboring town Port St. Joe on October 6 and 7, followed by the annual Blast on the Bay Songwriters Festival October 19–22.

Blast on the Bay is the perfect opportunity to see songwriters straight from the recording studios of Nashville perform in a relaxed setting along the Gulf Coast. Venues throughout Mexico Beach, Port St. Joe, and Indian Pass will host live music each night for the ninth annual festival. This year, the Blast on the Bay is a ticketed event and proceeds will benefit the Coastal Songwriters Education Coalition, Inc. Performers include award-winning songwriters who have worked with such greats as George Strait, Darius Rucker, Brad Paisley, Kenny Rogers, Elton John, and many more. The Emerging Talent Showcase will feature a competition of up-and-coming artists performing for a panel of judges, while other local favorites will perform throughout the weekend.

Another band that performs often in the area is the Krickets, a foursome of fiercely talented women who released their debut album, Spanish Moss Sirens, produced by Ben Tanner of the Alabama Shakes, in May of last year. The Krickets received IMEA Folk Artists of the Year and Folk/Singer-Songwriter Song of the Year at the 2016 Independent Music Awards.

There’s still time to book a fall music lovers’ getaway to Mexico Beach. Catch Music in the Park, Blast on the Bay, and other local performances throughout the year!

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