Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast and the Forrest Williams Band are teaming up for “Backyard Boogie for the Arts” at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20 at Williams Backyard Boogie, 1921 Chat Holly Road in Santa Rosa Beach. Proceeds from the event will benefit Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast’s Arts in Medicine program.



Tickets can be purchased for $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Tickets are on sale at the Sacred Heart Gift Shop. The public is encouraged to bring their own chairs, beverages and food; additional food will be available for purchase. Door prizes will be awarded at the event. For more information contact Sharon Abele with Sacred Heart at 850-278-3081 or email sabele@shhpens.org.



Arts in Medicine is an emerging field within health care that addresses what many have long known and medical research is now — that music, writing, dance, storytelling and other art activities can play an important role in healing not just the body, but the mind and spirit of an individual.