PARKING: Satellite parking with free shuttle service to and from Gulf Place will be available at Arnett’s Gulfside Stables, Cross Point Chapel and St. Rita Catholic Church (all located along County Road 393 S.). The Green at Gulf Place, where the concert will be held, is located on the corner of Scenic Highway 30A and County Road 393. Watch for signs and parking attendants as you arrive. Please drive slowly and watch for pedestrians!
SCHEDULE: Gates open at 3:30pm, and Forrest Williams Band will entertain the crowd starting at 5:15pm. Gregg Allman will take the stage at 7:15pm.
TIPS: Fans are encouraged to bring low back chairs and blankets, but please note that no coolers, food or drink may be brought into the concert venue.
GET SOCIAL: If you’re at the concert today, be sure to hashtag your Instagram photos #30A and #gulfplace. You’ll see your photos live in the lower right side of 30A.com! If you can’t be here with us, watch this page for real-time videos during tonight’s show!
Photography by Dawn Chapman Whitty • Story by Mike Ragsdale
Sincere thanks to our friends for their help with this photo shoot, including Louis and Kasie Petit of Louis Louis, Shannon and Ashley Johnson of September Sun, Bridgette Mitchell of The B Line, and Mike Whitty of The Courtyard Saints.
I was infected on New Year’s Eve 2011.
It happened in a cave in Göreme, Turkey, a few hundred miles from the Syrian border. While our kids were busy Skyping with their friends back home (it was a very pleasant wi-fi enabled cave), Angela and I were throwing back shots of Turkish Raki with Brandon and Julie Halstead, two friends from Alabama that we hadn’t seen in nearly 20 years.
Snow dusted the surreal Tatooine-invoking sand spires that surround the tiny town, and despite a strong temptation to toast the magic midnight hour in some local haunt, we instead bunkered into our stone lair for the night, determined to catch up on lost years.
I did not know that Brandon was a carrier.
Gulf Place’s weekly concerts are FREE and open to public. Every shows starts at 6:00pm and goes until 9:00pm.
Each week features a different local or regional group, spanning many musical genres. Performances are appropriate for attendees of all ages. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets to enjoy the show from the Amphitheater lawn.
Here’s the official summer and fall line-up (although please note that dates and acts are subject to change without notice):
Congrats to the winners of Stinky’s 4th Annual Pompano Tournament! The competition began on April 1st and ran through May 15th, 2014.
1st Place: Jerry Labakken (4.76#)
2nd Place: Bob Steeno (4.14#)
3rd Place: Lynn Ursey (3.58#)
4th Place: Jared Vanderbleek (3.18#)
5th Place: Matt Bodner (3.16#)
Youth Division Winner:
Ryan Generd (1.18#)
Calcutta Category Winners:
Bag Limit: Jerry Labakken (8 total)
Most Over 3#: Jerry Labakken (7 total)
Aggregate: Brandon Simon (13.3#)
Most Days Weighed: Brandon Simon (6 Total)
Art, architecture and technology will converge when 27 digital artists from all corners of the globe set aglow the iconic alabaster walls, courtyards and pedestrian pathways of Alys Beach on June 5-7.
But that’s just the beginning of the excitement for Digital Graffiti 2014. This year, the world’s first art projection festival also will feature an exclusive behind-the-scenes sneak peek tour, an animated performance arts act, live interactive digital art, a haute magazine fashion photo shoot session, VJ and DJ stylings, and live social media feeds to keep festival goers connected.
A surreal scene on Alys Beach's Lake Marilyn:
Here’s what’s in store for the year’s hottest event:
Brett Phares, who has curated Digital Graffiti since its inception in 2008, is a visual artist working in computer visualization and installation. His tour is designed to give guests a sneak peek at some of the exciting new artwork for 2014. It is an exclusive opportunity to meet and talk one-on-one with some of the talented artists whose work has made Digital Graffiti one of the most vibrant and compelling projection art festivals in the world.
Our new 30A Cargo Hats have “heavy washed” distressed edges along the bill, giving them a worn-in air of adventure. They feature a gray 30A embroidered logo on the front, and subtle embroidered “life shines” text on the back. It’s 100% cotton with an adjustable velcro strap, so one size fits all.
It certainly won’t be hard to spot your suitcase with our new 30A Luggage Tags! For years, fans have been slapping our famous 30A stickers on their luggage to make sure their bags stand out from all the rest. Now, it’s official. This “Silicone Softie” 30A Luggage Tag has raised letters on the front, and a slip-in ID tag on the back, concealed under a folding privacy flap. The medallion is supported by a heavy-duty web strap with a buckle, so it can snap on and off. Happy Travels!