30A South Walton JM Junior Marvin    Legendary Guitarist of Bob Marleys Wailers    to Perform at Gulf Place on Saturday, July 5thBob Marley & The Wailers’ legendary guitarist – Jamaican-born singer/songwriter Junior Marvin – will perform live on the Green at Gulf Place on Saturday, July 5th.

Tickets are $20 (advance booking) and $35 (at-the-door).

Advance tickets can be purchased at Gulf Place or online at www.GulfPlaceEvents.com.

30A South Walton 30A Songwriters Festival 252x252 Junior Marvin    Legendary Guitarist of Bob Marleys Wailers    to Perform at Gulf Place on Saturday, July 5th

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The gates will open at Gulf Place on July 5th at 3:30pm and the show will start at 5:00pm.

Boukou Groove will open the show. Boukou Groove’s Donnie Sundal first met Junior in 1998. They’ve done tour runs together and even hosted a live XM Radio show in Washington D.C. to help celebrate Bob Marley’s birthday. Sundal and Derwin Perkins of Boukou Groove will also join Junior Marvin and his full 7-piece band, Force One, onstage during the show.

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Seaside welcomes Southeast Asian Street Food to its famous Airsteam Row.

30A South Walton Song in Seaside 960 300x293 Chef Tommy Stein Creates a New Seaside SóngCalled Sóng — which means “Wave” in Vietnamese — this new aluminum venue will soon serve-up Southeast Asian street food, created with fresh local products. Owners Tommy and Patricia Stein plan to officially open on July 1st, and Seaside visitors should be able to spot the Blue Heron on top (the mascot serves as the accent mark in the Sóng logo, as mandated by the Vietnamese language).

Chef Tommy Stein got his start in kitchens here on Scenic Highway 30A when he was just 14 years old.

He left for California to pursue its lively food scene and soon found himself ascending San Francisco’s culinary ranks. He was later drawn away by an offer to work in Australia, where he spent the next four years running kitchens, surfing and hopping over to sample Asia whenever possible.

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30A South Walton WaterSports SolarisCruise 300x257 4th of July Fireworks & Dinner Cruise Aboard The SOLARISDon’t miss the boat on the ultimate 4th of July celebration on the water as you cruise into the sunset, indulge in coastal cuisines, dance to live music and end the night with a spectacular fireworks show. The 125’ SOLARIS is a dining and entertainment yacht that cruises weekly from Sandestin’s Baytowne Marina

This special Independence Day cruise is from 6:00-9:30 pm and guests will indulge in a three-course meal that includes salad and choice of entrée (from Beef Filet Mignon and Fresh Rosemary Chicken, to seared Gulf Fish, Southern Crab Cakes and Gulf Shrimp and Grits), All followed by an amazing dessert, of course.

Prices range from $20 to $80 including the 3-course meal, a 3.5 hour cruise, live entertainment and fireworks.

For reservations, visit SunQuest Cruises or call 850-650-2519.

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30A South Walton REP Shorts 060514 697x1024 Laughs, Music, Magic & More at The REP Theatre This Summer

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The Repertory Theatre is rolling out its 2014 Summer Season, featuring a wide range of shows and workshops. The line-up has plenty for visitors and locals alike with children’s theatre, musical performances, one-act plays, improvisation classes and even a magician. Here’s a quick look at what’s happening at The REP:

Seaside Shorts: June 17th – August 1st

Summer fun kicks off with The REP’s “Seaside Shorts” — a variety of bite-sized plays. This fast and furiously fun program puts audiences up close with The REP’s company of chameleon-like actors playing multiple characters in a series of short plays by well-known and emerging playwrights. With a bit of something for everyone, “Seaside Shorts” is the most fun 90 minutes you’ll have all summer.

Click here to buy tickets now ($25).

Theatre Camp: June 17th – August 8th

All along the 30A — in Alys Beach, Rosemary Beach, Seaside and WaterColor — The REP will perform free weekly theatre shows where students will learn the basics of improv, creating solid scene work and fun characters. Students will also learn different types of improv formats, structures and games.

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The Red Bar and owner Oli Petit, YOLO Bikes, Camp Helen State Park, pearls from La Vie Est Belle in Seaside, Grayton Beach and our world-famous 30A Stickers… all spotted in Luke Bryan’s new “Roller Coaster” video!

How many can YOU spot?

Alaqua Animal Refuge hosted mail model auditions on Grayton Beach today for its 2015 “Hunks and Hounds” calendar. The actual photo shoot will be held in July, after 12 to 15 lucky guys (and lucky dogs!) are selected for this inaugural charity project. The 2015 calendar will be shot by 30A photographer Dawn C. Whitty.

Here are a few behind-the-scenes glimpses of today’s casting call:

For more info, email Jill Tanner or call 850-880-6399 for more info.

30A South Walton clean beach 960 Volunteers Needed for South Walton Community Councils Beach Clean up on July 5thThe South Walton Community Council is gearing up for this year’s post-July 4th beach clean-up. The service is part of their annual efforts to rid the beaches of debris resulting from fireworks, and to minimize the hazard it poses to fish and other wildlife along our beaches.

The 2014 beach clean-up is scheduled for July 5th at 7:00am.

Volunteers are needed to serve as beach access site coordinators and to help pass out water, bags and gloves, and to record how many bags were collected. Water, gloves and trash bags will be provided.

Following are the sites needing volunteer coordinators:

– Inlet Beach
– Rosemary Beach
– Seagrove Beach (Santa Clara beach access)
– Grayton Beach
– Dune Allen
– Miramar Beach
– Seaside
– Blue Mountain Beach

If you’re able to help, please contact Sharon Thompson at 850-622-1031.

30A South Walton 10351581 475390015937854 4446491607327857587 n Free Easy On 30A Benefit Concert Returns to WaterColorThe 3rd Annual Easy on 30A Benefit Concert will take place on July 3rd from 6pm – 10pm at WaterColor’s Marina Park, just north of Scenic 30A.

Founded by Beth and Randy Carroll with an idea of bringing musicians together to highlight the great local talent along 30A and to bring local awareness to charities in the area, the event has supported Alaqua Animal Refuge in the past and has now added more charities to its list of beneficiaries.

Admission to this outdoor event is FREE and you can bring a blanket or chairs for seating.

Performers will include Tim Jackson, Geoff McBride, The First Note Band, Sharif Iman and Ike Bartley. Fabulous raffle and silent auction items donated by local businesses will benefit local charities including Muscogee Indian Nation in Bruce, LightHouse Family Retreat and Alaqua Animal Refuge.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase, although coolers and picnics are also welcomed. Donations will also be accepted at the event and in advance to benefit all of the charities. There will also be a small goods and non-perishable food donation box set up at the event entrance for the Muscogee Indian Nation.

For more info, follow Easy On 30A on Facebook.