Inaugural Sandestin Music Festival Slated for August 13 & 14

Posted in News on May 19, 2010 by
Jeffrey Steele, Steve Cropper, Lee Roy Parnell, Lari White, James Slater, Bob DiPiero, Marty Dodson, Kree Harrison and Delbert McClinton
Jeffrey Steele, Steve Cropper, Lee Roy Parnell, Lari White, James Slater, Bob DiPiero, Marty Dodson, Kree Harrison and Delbert McClinton

Steve Cropper, Jeffrey Steele, Lee Roy Parnell, Delbert McClinton and More to Perform

The weekend of August 13-14, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort will be the place to be for music lovers of all ages when the first ever Sandestin Music Festival hits multiple stages throughout the resort. Co-sponsored by BMI, the event will feature legendary BMI musician and songwriter Steve Cropper, BMI contemporary country trendsetters Jeffrey Steele, Bob DiPiero, Marty Dodson and James Slater, ace guitarist and acclaimed singer/songwriter Lee Roy Parnell, Grammy-winning blues icon Delbert McClinton, powerhouse country vocalist and Broadway star Lari White, and promising up-and-comer Kree Harrison.

The weekend festival will begin with acclaimed singer/songwriters at Hammerhead’s Bar & Grill from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., followed by a jam session at Rum Runner’s from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Finally, Graffiti & The Funky Blues Shack will take the evening home with a late-night concert from 10 p.m. to midnight.

On Saturday, Aug. 14, the popular Village Events Plaza in The Village of Baytowne Wharf will showcase the weekend’s main headline act.

“We invite everyone to gather their families and join us for a wonderful weekend of top-shelf entertainment,” says John Russell, Sandestin resort chief. “These talented artists represent the best in the industry. We are so fortunate to have such an incredible line up of award-winning performers. This is the perfect way for us to cap the summer season.”

“BMI constantly seeks out new ways for our songwriters to connect with new audiences, and the first annual Sandestin Music Festival is an ideal opportunity,” says Jody Williams, BMI Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, Nashville. “Live music ensconced in the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort’s paradisiacal setting is a perfect way for fans to really get to know the masters behind the hits.”

About the Sandestin Music Festival
Tucked in one of the country’s most inviting stretches of white sandy beaches, the first annual Sandestin Music Festival takes over Destin, Florida’s unparalleled Sandestin Resort August 12-16, 2010. During the festival, live music from a collection of top-tier country and pop hit-makers complements the resort’s already bustling activity menu, which ranges from golfing and biking to gourmet eats and sunny lounging. The Sandestin Music Festival is sponsored by BMI, the Sandestin Resort, and Southwest Airlines.


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