30A Locals Last Stand @ Watersound Origins

Will Thompson will headlining the 2018 edition of the popular local event.

30A’s 6th annual Locals Last Stand party will be held Sunday, May 20, 2018, from 3 to 7 p.m., at Watersound OriginsIt’s your one last chance to enjoy South Walton before the mad dash of the summer tourism season kicks off.

This year’s performers include Will Thompson BandLuke Langford and the 331 Band and Casey Kearney.

The concert is FREE and open to the public, so grab a lawn chair or blanket and come celebrate with us.

The LIVE music schedule is as follows:

3 p.m. – 3:40 p.m. – Casey Kearney

4 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. – Luke Langford and the 331 Band

5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. – Will Thompson Band

Local food trucks and vendors will also be available, including Back Beach Barbecue, Dog Man Du and Sweet Henrietta’s. Recycling will be provided by our friends at EZ-PZ Recycling.

Check out this video from last year’s event:

In case you missed our 30A Locals Last Stand party at Watersound, here’s a little peak of the fun! … Now mark your calendars for next year: localslaststand.com

Posted by 30A on Thursday, 8 June 2017

“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.”

Over 1,200 people attended 30A’s Locals Last Stand in 2016.

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 drew the biggest crowd yet for Duck Phat, Mose Wilson and the Delta Twang, and The Wide Open.

“We’ve celebrated so many of our local musicians over the last six years,” 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

Bring lawn chairs, blankets and bug spray to enjoy an afternoon and evening of fun on the green lawn at Watersound Origins. The fun starts at 3 p.m. and runs until 7 p.m.


“Watersound Origins is such a young and wonderful community, and it’s fun thinking that Locals Last Stand might end up being the neighborhood’s pioneering annual event,” said Ragsdale. “As the community grows, so will this new tradition.”


— The Locals Last Stand party is FREE and open to the public.
— Bring a chair, blanket or anything else you like to enjoy a fun evening of music.
— If you want to enjoy the food trucks, bring some cash to grab a bite.
— There will be some for sale at the nearby Watersound Cafe. Coolers are not allowed.
— Bring bug spray and a flashlight.

Check out these photos by Shelly Swanger from previous Locals Last Stand parties:


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