Popular country music singer Vince Gill will be joined by fellow GRAMMY-winner Mary Chapin Carpenter during a free outdoor "Back to the Beach" concert Saturday, Sept. 25.
The concert will be held at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort (http://www.sandestin.com/) in the beautiful Beaches of South Walton (http://www.beachesofsouthwalton.com/) along Florida's Northwest Gulf Coast. Fans can obtain tickets with the Sandestin Style Concert Package (http://www.sandestin.com/ExploreSandestin/CurrentPackages/FreeConcert.aspx?itc=hm_vince), which includes great rates on lodging, complimentary amenities and even a special golf offer the weekend of the concert. For information, people can visit www.sandestin.com/vince.
"We are very pleased to present the talents of Vince Gill and Mary Chapin Carpenter in one amazing outdoor concert," said Dawn Moliterno, executive director of the Beaches of South Walton Tourist Development Council. "We hope the opportunity to see these artists perform in a beautiful and relaxing outdoor setting will encourage travelers to come to Beaches of South Walton and see for themselves that these beaches are still as beautiful as ever."
Musician Mary Chapin Carpenter will open the outdoor concert. Her recently released album, The Age of Miracles, is the twelfth studio album from five-time Grammy award-winning Carpenter, including one Grammy-winning and two Grammy-nominated albums. By combining folk, country, acoustic, rock and blues, Carpenter has proven herself to be an artist for whom the conventional boundaries of the music business disappear. She was recently honored with The Americana Association's esteemed "Spirit of Americana Free Speech in Music Award" recognizing her as an artist who uses their work to raise awareness and free speech.
Headliner Vince Gill is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, and also a fan of the area's beautiful beaches and charming beach communities. One of the most popular and most recorded country singers of the past quarter-century, Gill is expected to play a 90-minute show. He has sold more than 26 million albums and has received 20 GRAMMY awards throughout his career.
Back to the Beach Concert Fans are invited to bring their beach blankets to enjoy the free concert, set to the backdrop of the Choctawhatchee Bay at the award-winning The Links Golf Course driving range at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Gates will open at 4 p.m. and the concert will begin at 6 p.m. with Mary Chapin Carpenter. The show is produced by Shiland Creative Group, a local production company based in Miramar Beach.
Be Rewarded Program In addition to free outdoor concert, concert goers who book a three night or more stay through an official Beaches of South Walton lodging partner listed under the accommodations section of the destination's website are eligible a $250 gift card for shopping at Silver Sands Factory Stores, the nation's largest designer outlet center, or for future travel on Southwest Airlines. The rewards program is good only for those who book and stay a minimum of three-nights now through Sept. 30. Gift cards will be distributed at the Beaches of South Walton Visitor Information Center to guests with a printed and dated deposit receipt, the paid receipt from their three-night stay, which includes promotional code (BSW250) and valid driver's license. These incentive programs are on a first-come, first-serve basis, while supplies last. Funding for the concert and rewards program was made possible through a grant from BP.
About Beaches of South Walton Beaches of South Walton is a destination located along a 26-mile stretch of Northwest Florida's Gulf Coast and comprised of 15 picturesque beach communities, and white sand beaches and emerald green waters for which the region is renowned. Named as one of the Top 12 travel destinations for 2010 by Frommer's. To learn more, visit www.BeachesofSouthWalton.com.
About Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort offers one the most complete resort experiences in North America and was voted the #1 resort on the Florida's Emerald Coast. Sandestin is a 2,400-acre destination with 30 charming neighborhoods from the beach to the bay featuring 1,400 villas, town homes and a wide variety of hotel accommodations. A member of Beaches of South Walton, Sandestin features four championship golf courses, 15 tennis courts, 19 swimming pools, a 98-slip marina, a fitness center and spa, 65,000 square feet of meeting space and The Village of Baytowne Wharf, a pedestrian village with shops, dining and nightlife. Visit www.sandestin.com or call 1-866-91-BEACH.
Tracy Louthain (800) 822-6877 TLouthain(at)BeachesofSouthWalton(dot)com Laurie Hobbs (850) 428-3327 LaurieHobbs(at)Sandestin(dot)com
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