If you’re a lover of great music, great food, and great weather, you’ll love the Concerts in the Village presented by the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation. Bringing a variety of bands and performers to the area for over 24 years, Concerts in the Village offers a party you can’t miss almost every Thursday from April - June (with another set of performances in the fall). The beautiful Cultural Arts Village is the perfect outdoor venue for enjoying the incredible, comfortable weather of Northwest Florida and can seat about 5,000 people. 

The locals of Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Island look forward to the Concerts in the Village every year. However, this annual event attracts thousands of visitors from outside the Heartof Florida’s Emerald Coast. Of course, the concerts are what bring people to the area, but they stay for the world-renowned beaches,mouthwatering Gulf-to-Table seafoodone-of-a-kind outdoor adventures, and the more than 13,000 rooms available across a variety of accommodation options. From lavishly decorated private rentals directly on the beach to multifamily hotel suites, it’s easy to find a place to stay for a few nights or more that fits any style or budget.

It’s the music that makes this such a beloved event throughout Destin-Fort Walton Beach. Featuring some of the best cover bands and original musical acts in the country, Concerts in the Village offers something for every type of music lover. Including country, rock, reggae, R&B, pop, jazz, and more, you’re sure to find at least a couple nights that are music to your ears. Or, if you’re a lover of all types of music, become a Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation member and receive a season pass that will get you into every performance in the Concerts in the Village series. 

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About the Foundation

The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation enriches the Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Island area with annual events centered around art, culture, and of course, music. The foundation has held the Concerts in the Village for over 24 years, and looks forward to continuing this tradition for generations to come. For more information on the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation, click here.