Rockin Tacos

Thursday, August 27th - 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Tacos & Tequilas
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The Boardwalk at Okaloosa Island

Watch for more exciting announcements on this new event benefiting arts and education.


Tickets $50 per person or $40 MKAF Members
A $1.50 convenience fee is applicable for online or credit card payments or mail check payable to MKAF, 4323 Commons Drive West, Destin, FL 32541.
Heather Hayes Experience

Sunday, September 6th
7th Annual Labor Day Weekend Concert
Heather Hayes Experience view website
Concert 7 - 9 pm (entrance opens at 6:15 pm)

$26 General Admission
$21 MKAF Members
Kids under 12 are free

Labor Day Weekend Concert


VIP Event Tables Available for Sale – call MKAF office 850.650.2226 to reserve your table today!

Heather Hayes Experience

Daughter of music legend Isaac Hayes, Heather Hayes and her 11 piece Atlanta-based band have a diverse R&B sound, mixing in soul and funk. The high energy show is a consistent crowd pleaser, with great vocals, stunning costumes and a first rate horn section. Heather spent the first 5 years of her professional career on tour with James Brown (she started with him at age 18 and was his featured female vocalist and choreographer for 5 years), Michael Jackson and Beyonce’ Knowles and she’s recorded and/or appeared in videos with Sean “P-Diddy” Combs, Brian McKnight, TLC, Jadakiss and The Baha Men.

The guys in the band have many impressive credits of their own and have recorded and toured with artists like Madonna, Cameo, Bobby Brown, George Clinton, India Arie and Whitney Houston extensively throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.

Sorry, no pets allowed.Heather has taken the crowd-pleasing formula of her professional experience and combined it with a soul-stirring band for a combination that’s simply outstanding.
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Bluegrass at the beach

Saturday, September 12, 2015
11 am to 10 pm, doors open at 10 am

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    General Admission $55/person
    MKAF Members $45/person
    Kids under 12 free
    Ticket prices increase day of event
  • Limited availability for VIP Tables

Bluegrass at the Beach is a new annual signature event presented by Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation and ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals & Real Estate. This all-day music event takes place on the MKAF Village green and features seven award-winning bluegrass bands from around the country with headliner, Blue Highway. Click here for additional information.

Blue Highway

HEADLINER
Blue Highway

20-Year Award-Winning Powerhouse Band
24 collective IBMA Awards, six SPBGMA Awards, one Dove Award, and two Grammy nominations
Tim Stafford, 2014 IBMA Songwriter of the Year and 2015 SPBGMA Guitar Player of the Year
Kingsport, Tennessee
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Hillbenders

Hillbenders

2010 National Single Mic Champions
2009 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Contest Winners
2015 Tour - "Tommy, A Bluegrass Oprey"
Springfield, Missouri
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Willie Sugarcapps

Willie Sugarcapps

2013 Best American Album by Independent Music Awards
Americana, Rock & Classic Country with an "EmmyLou" quality
Alabama Gulf Coast Region
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Run Boy Run

Run Boy Run

Folk, Americana, Acoustic
"2009 Pickin’ In The Pines Winner"
2012 Telluride Bluegrass Festival
NPR's "A Prairie Home Companion" – Garrison Keillor
"One of Top 10 Arizona Bands" by Paste Magazine
Phoenix & Tucson, Arizona
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Moore Brothers Band

Moore Brothers Band

Americana, Blues, Newgrass, Grass, Country, Jazz & Gospel
North Carolina’s 2015 MerleFest
Hickory, North Carolina
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Dread Clampitt

Dread Clampitt

2015 Beachcomber Awards – Best Americana Artist
2015 Beachcomber Awards Hall of Fame
Funky Bluegrass Fusion, Folk Rock & Americana
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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Dismal Creek

Dismal Creek

2015 Beachcomber Awards – Best Bluegrass, Country & Folk Artist
Florida-Alabama Line
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Sponsorship Opportunities – call 850.650.2226