Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Our Top Picks for June 4-8 Entertainment on the Emerald Coast

Arrgh! This weekend on the Emerald Coast will be complete with the usual outdoor events like concerts and fireworks, but the spotlight entertainment will be provided by the 60th Annual Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival! Be sure to check weather.com or tune in to the Weather Channel for the latest updates on local weather conditions.

The Life’s A Beach crew wishes everyone a safe and beachy, Bowlegs weekend! Enjoy!

Thursday-Monday, June 4-8:
60th Annual Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival

The Landing

139 Brooks Street

Fort Walton Beach

This much looked forward to weekend of nonstop fun comprises a long list of festive events, including a Little Scallywags Pirate Walk, a Billy Bowlegs Pub Crawl, a Pirate Skirmish, fireworks, a 5K, a parade and so much more! Click here to view the detailed schedule of events and visit BillyBowlegsFestival.com for more information.

Thursday, June 4, 2015:

Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation Presents: Pieces of Eight

4323 Commons Drive West


Time: 7 p.m.

At this week’s MKAF Concerts in the Village Summer Concert Series performance, Pieces of Eight will perform Motown, Soul, R & B, and Beach music with lots of brass!

During this fantastic and energetic outdoor event, a band plays for a crowd spanning the grass that the Dugas Pavilion overlooks. The audience can bring their own food and drinks to enjoy, or they can purchase them on site. Also, be sure to bring lawn chairs or towels to sit on. Come ready for a night of upbeat tunes and a spectacular performance that you won’t forget!

The cost for this great event is $10 per adult and children under 12 get in for free. For more information, please visit MattieKellyArtsFoundation.org or call 850.650.2226.

Friday, June 5, 2015:

Free Concerts at The Landing, featuring Heritage

The Landing

139 Brooks Street

Fort Walton Beach

Time: 6-8 p.m.

Saturday, June 6, 2015:

Rock the Docks LIVE

HarborWalk Village

10 Harbor Boulevard


Time: 7 p.m.

Every Saturday night throughout the summer, come on out for free concerts on the HarborWalk Village stage! All concerts are open to the public. Entertainment this week will be provided by Hotel Oscar. For more information, please call 850.424.0600.

Monday, June 8, 2015:

NWF State Offers Summer Musical Theatre Workshop for Students

Northwest Florida State College

100 College Boulevard E.


The Northwest Florida State College Fine & Performing Arts Division will offer its popular Summer Musical Theatre Workshop (formerly known as Camp Glee) for youth ages 13 to 21 from June 8 to July 2. Enrollment in the workshop is accepted April 28 through the first day of class on a space available basis. Enroll in person at all seven NWF State College locations or by web.

Now in its 18th year, the program provides youth the opportunity to train with college faculty in acting, voice, makeup, dance and staging and to perform at the state-of-the-art facilities of the college's Mattie Kelly Arts Center. No prior experience is necessary.

The culmination of the workshop is the production of a mini summer musical. This year’s production will be the comedy Legally Blonde, Jr., which will be presented Thursday, July 2 for two free performances at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Sprint Theater at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center at the college's Niceville campus, 100 College Blvd. The performances of Legally Blonde, Jr. on July 2 are open to the public and free of charge.

For more information on Musical Theater Workshop, please call the NWF State College Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts Division at (850) 729-5382.

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