30A South Walton Share the Shelter 2012 Logo Share the Shelter Music Fest on Sat, Sept 29Share the Shelter Music Fest returns to 30A’s Gulf Place amphitheater on Saturday, September 29th.

The 2011 concert event drew more than 500 music fans and brought in over $21,000 for Shelter House and Alaqua Animal Refuge.

This year, performers include Geoff McBride of NBC’s “The Voice”; singer and songwriter of #1 hits such as “American Honkey Tonk Bar Association,” Bryan Kennedy; Florida GRAMMY Showcase winner Chris Alvarado; 2012’s “Best Band on the Emerald Coast” in Emerald Coast magazine, Heritage and many other Florida favorites including Kelsey AnnaBoukou GrooveMegan McCormickForrest Williams and Daphne Willis.

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30A South Walton Allure 800 Artist Justin Lyons Debuts New 30A Shirt Designs

“Allure” by Justin Lyons

Voted “Best in Mixed Media” at the 2012 ArtsQuest Fine Arts & Music Festival, artist Justin Lyons has created an exclusive series of new 30A shirt designs that showcase his unique creative style.

“I’m really exited to design an artist series t-shirt line that offers a different twist on the 30A lifestyle,” said Lyons. “The designs are my own interpretations of 30A’s unique vibe, and I’m grateful to 30A.com for the awesome opportunity.”

Lyons introduced three original 30A designs today, including In The Studio, Icon and Allure, a Redfish-inspired design featuring a “30A” fishing lure. Lyons plans to launch more designs throughout the year.

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Kopecky Family Concert at Rosemary Beach

They just performed at Lollapalooza and now they’re gearing up for the Austin City Limits Music Festival… But not before they visit 30A! You don’t want to miss the FREE Kopecky Family Band concert at Rosemary Beach this Sunday at 7pm! Be sure to bring your blanket or lawn chair.

This event is sponsored by The Merchants of Rosemary Beach. For more info, check out www.RosemaryConcerts.com.

30A South Walton Ingo Rademacher YOLO Board YOLO Boards Ingo Rademacher Returns to ABCs General Hospital

YOLO Board’s Ingo Rademacher, Jeff Archer & EJ Johnson

YOLO Board Elite Team Rider Ingo Rademacher can be seen back on ABC’s General Hospital reprising his popular role of Jasper “Jax” Jacks for a five-week cameo. Rademacher just wrapped up a busy summer season traveling the West Coast competing in elite standup paddleboard races, including the Molokai 2 Oahu World Championship, a 32-mile race across the treacherous Ka’iwi Channel between the Hawaiian Islands of Molokai and Oahu.

“I’ve had an amazing year both professionally and personally,” said Rademacher, who welcomed his second child in May. “Being able to represent YOLO out on the water and in races has been a great experience, and I’m excited to return to the General Hospital set to see what’s in store for Jax and reconnect with my friends and fans.”

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Thanks to Photographer Jacob Moore for sharing this special moment that he entitled, Alone at the Beach. See more of Jacob’s stunning 30A captures — plus share your own photos and videos — in our 30A fan galleries.

South Walton Alligator

Just another morning on our little street here in Santa Rosa Beach… Thanks to our local heroes at the Walton County Sheriff’s Office and Walton County Animal Control for capturing this “little guy” for us, and for returning him safely back to his river habitat!

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Delta Bluesman Kent DuChaine will perform live at Louis Louis in Santa Rosa Beach this Thursday (August 30th). Kent and “Leadbessie” (his beloved 1934 National Steel Guitar) have shared the stage with such music legends as John Lee Hooker, Albert Collins, Bukka White, Willie Dixon, Howling Wolf, Margie Evans and Snookie Pryor! Click here for details.

FPRA BOARD 2012_2013

Here are the Florida Public Relations Association‘s new Board of Directors at last week’s Installation Ceremony aboard the Solaris (from left to right): Kay Phelan, Whitney Ladwig, Stacey Brady, Kelli Carter, Lori Smith, Jami Ray, Valeria Lento, Tracy Louthain, Andi Mahoney and Jessica Proffitt. Congrats, ladies!!!