Heritage, a self-dubbed “Reggae-ish” band on 30A, dropped in to The 30A Store in Gulf Place recently to chat with 30A Radio about their unique sound and record a few live tunes.

The band talked about how the positive message of Reggae drew them to music; the crazy, raucous fans they have on the Gulf Coast; and their upcoming recording of a new live album.

Music for this show is from the band’s live performance at The 30A Store.



The Growler Garage is now open on County Highway 30A near Gulf Place.

Beer, beach and bike aficionados now have a new reason to hang out on 30A: Mitch Omar’s Growler Garage.

The business opened last month near Gulf Place and has been rocking ever since. It’s hard to describe the place without setting eyes on it. Everything in the store is made of custom chrome and hand-painted metal fashioned at Omar’s motorcycle shop in Memphis — the bar itself, the motorcycles, electric guitars and surf boards on display, even the light-switch plates.

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Want to help a hungry child AND support the art programs in Walton County Schools? The Cultural Arts Alliance and Food for Thought are teaming up to raise funds for these two worthy causes.

logoThe Full Plate Project is a community-wide art project that will raise funds for critical programs in Walton County through the creation and sale of painted plates. Artists of all ages and skill levels will transform plates into works of art that will be exhibited and sold at the ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival, May 8-10, 2015.

The net proceeds of the project will be split evenly between the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County and Food For Thought Outreach. The CAA’s portion will go directly back into the underfunded art programs of Walton County public schools. The other half will go to Food For Thought Outreach, which provides backpacks filled with easy-to-make meals so children can focus on their development and education, not where the next meal is coming from.

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estuaryfestival5The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance and Mattie Kelly Cultural and Environmental Institute will co-host the eighth annual Choctawhatchee Estuary Family Festival at Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park on April 25, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The festival offers exhibits and activities that celebrate Choctawhatchee Bay. Admission is FREE!

Activities include wildlife displays and shows, kayaking and paddle boarding tours, guided trail hikes by local experts, touch-tanks with Choctawhatchee Bay aquatic species, fish-print shirts, kid-friendly crafts, scavenger hunts and more.

“We look forward to seeing the community come out to Fred Gannon and enjoy learning about the unique Choctawhatchee Bay estuary,” said Sarah Davis, the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance’s public outreach coordinator.

For more info, contact Davis at 850-585-7926 or visit the event’s website.


Sandestin’s new marketing director, Phil Werz, chats with 30A Radio about all the amazing events going on this Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the 29th annual Sandestin Wine Festival.

Werz talks about the area’s longest running wine fest, known as the ‘Kentucky Derby’ of wine festivals, the over 100 wine tents that will be set up at Baytowne Wharf this weekend, performer Maggie Chapman and how people can kick off the festival in style with a Champagne and Seafood Voyage on the Choctawhatchee Bay. Werz also chats about his career at ESPN before he became Sandestin’s “God of Phones.”

Music by Eric Lindell off his new album “The Sun and The Sea.”

Tickets are still available. Grab yours NOW!


Presented by Garden of Life, the three part series features relay-style competition.

YOLO Board invites all area standup paddleboarding enthusiasts to join the 8thAnnual YOLO Board Relay Series scheduled for May 28, June 18 and July 16, 2015.

Presented by Garden of Life, the much-anticipated annual race series will be held at The Bay restaurant on the beautiful Choctawhatchee Bay. The relay-style competitions are in three recreational divisions: men’s, women’s and co-ed. In addition, Special Olympics Florida-Walton County and Special Olympics Florida-Okaloosa County athletes will compete for the second year in a row.

Characterized by carefree and friendly competition, the series offers an opportunity for spectators to cheer on their favorite teams and learn more about the ever-growing watersport of SUP.

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