The summer may be winding down, but The Village of Baytowne Wharf is just getting started as the entertainment hotspot in Walton County.
The Wednesday Night Concert Series continue each week from 7 to 9 p.m. through the month of August.
“We have a great line-up of musicians that all of our homeowners, locals, and guests will enjoy ,” said Lanier Motes, events manager at Baytowne Wharf .
On Aug. 7, Mason Jar takes the stage. Mason Jar is a three-piece, front porch soul band out of Destin and Dothan Ala. Chad Hall is on vocals and guitar while Dave Posey does percussion.
On Aug. 14, check out Ocean Street. Having shared the stage with the likes of Zac Brown Band and Corey Smith and just returned from a European tour, Ocean Street knows how to entertain a crowd with its blend of rock and soul.
On Aug. 21, Delta Reign will bring bluegrass to Baytowne. Founding members, husband and wife duo, Pat and Benita Murphy, from Mobile, Ala., have traveled around the country, performing bluegrass together and separately. Benita sings most of the lead vocals, is the principle songwriter and arranger, as well as being a strong and capable bluegrass rhythm guitar player. She also switches to swing rhythm during the show, which contributes to that "swingy, delta grass" flavor. Pat is a solid, hard driving, and innovative banjo player who occasionally switches over to play some dobro.
The concert series comes to a close on Aug. 28 with Mama’s Blue Dress. This all-female country quartet features airtight harmonies and vocal chemistry, blazing twin fiddles and a hint of soul. Since their first show in January 2012, the band has played to numerous sold-out rooms across the Southeast, often receiving standing ovations for their dynamic performances, stellar songwriting, gorgeous harmonies — and for the homemade baked goods and cakewalks that accompany each show.
When the concerts conclude, art takes center stage with the Baytowne Art Walk which runs 5 to 10 p.m. on Aug.30 to Sept. 1. The village welcomes the fall season under the moonlight with a weekend good for the art and soul,” Motes said. “Stroll the streets as you enjoy live music from local musicians and browse a variety of art from regional artists.”
A variety of different mediums including folk art, jewelry, frames, and fine art will be on display.
Continuing summer Events at Baytowne Wharf
Baytowne Block Party | Aug. 5 and 12 from 7 – 9 p.m.
Shake a leg with DJ Glen at the Baytowne Live Stage on Adventure Lane. He will be spinning your favorite tunes for kid's to dance to. Stop for some cotton candy or popcorn. Create your piece of the puzzle for the Baytowne summer mural project, and be on the look-out for Captain Davy as he is searching for pirates to join his crew. The captain is full of surprises and has a bit of magic up his sleeve!
Family, Fun, and Fireworks | Aug, 6 and 13 from 7 – 9:15 p.m.
It’s family night at Baytowne Wharf! Bring the whole crew out for an evening of Family, Fun & Fireworks. Challenge your friends to a variety of lawn games — corn hole, ladder ball and even a giant, inflatable game of Twister. Visit the Baytowne Live Stage for face painting with Abrakadoodle. Fireworks light up the sky at 9:15.
The Adventures of Andy the Angler and Captain Clyde | Aug. 8 and 15 from at 7 -8 p.m.
Andy and Clyde have been long time partners until their friendship is tested with the competition for the title of "The Best Fisherman of the Emerald Coast!" They recruit their crew from the audience and challenge each other at different spots around the Village of Baytowne Wharf. Presented by Emerald Coast Theatre Company.