30A Locals Last Stand Party at Watersound Town Center - May 21 - 30A

30A Locals Last Stand Party at Watersound Town Center – May 21

30A’s 8th annual Locals Last Stand party was held Sunday, May 21, 2023, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Watersound Town Center Pavilion. The event is your one last chance to enjoy some community fun before the mad dash of the summer season kicks off.

This year’s performers included Will Thompson Band, Dion Jones and the Neon Tears and Siren and the Mudpuppies.

The concert is FREE and open to the public, and locals and visitors are invited to grab a lawn chair or blanket and come celebrate this rain-or-shine event. Local food trucks including Taco 30A and My Ohana and vendors such as Sweet’s Henrietta’s and Nigel’s Bananas were also on-site to provide refreshments.

Check out some stand-out moments from the 2023 event:

“The original idea behind Locals Last Stand was simply to throw a free, no-pressure party for locals to enjoy,” said The 30A Company‘s Mike Ragsdale.

“It’s just fun no-frills afternoon to hang out with family and friends before the madness of Memorial Day weekend.”

The inaugural Locals Last Stand was held in 2013 and featured Dread Clampitt, The Forrest Williams Band and Cadillac Willy. In 2014, the party featured music by The Scott Rockwood Trio, Boukou Groove and The Wildlife Specials. 2015 featured Geoff McBride, The Owsley Brothers and Zack Rosicka, while 2016 event hosted Shatzi + The String Boffin, The Rips, and Hubba Hubba taking the stage. The 2017 party had Duck Phat, Mose Wilson and the Delta Twang, and The Wide Open headlining the event. The 2019 event drew the biggest crowd yet with Dread ClampittHuck And Lilly + Chris Alvarado Music. The event was canceled the last three years due to the pandemic and weather, but 2023 is sure to be another memorable party!

“We’ve celebrated so many of our local musicians with this event,” said Ragsdale. “There have been some really magical moments, and this year will be no different.”

FUN times at our Locals Last Stand party at Watersound Origins

Posted by 30A on Monday, 22 May 2017

Come enjoy a FREE afternoon of live music and food trucks before the summer season begins. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, and make new friends as you enjoy yourself.

“Watersound is such a young and wonderful community, and it’s fun thinking that Locals Last Stand is one of the neighborhood’s pioneering annual events,” said Ragsdale. “As the community grows, so will this new tradition.”

Even though the 2022 30A Locals Last Stand got rained out, as you can see, we still had some pre-party fun:

For more info and updates, watch this page in the days and weeks ahead!