South Walton has reason to celebrate with the announcement of the return of the tremendously popular
First Note brought the music hall experience to South Walton at
"But, I just sold the building," he explains. "First Note Productions continued to go on with what we were doing."
In September 2013 he brought the
"People asked me then, 'Is there a way to bring this back'?" he said.
"The building at Redfish proved to be too small to hold the crowds that wanted to attend and there was no way to expand. We sold out every show and I didn't want to put myself in that position again," he said.
In November, Seascape Resort called him, asking him to take the show on the road to Seascape at their new outdoor stage.
However, the 30A community had also been good to him and
Seascape's venue will offer VIP chairs and tables as well as ground seating for blankets and portable chairs brought by attendees.
"You can go online to purchase and choose where you want to sit," said
Each performance will feature three to four artists from around the country, representing different musical genres. From country, pop and rock to blues and R&B, the artists, singers and songwriters come together to tell stories and perform a musical medley that creates a connection with the audience as the stage is constantly shuffling from artist to artist.
“Even if you aren’t a fan of a specific genre, in four or five songs the stage is lighting up with another talented performer from another genre. It’s like shuffling songs on your iTunes. You would be amazed at how many pop fans now like country,” Jackson said noting that past performers of First Note have since gone on to be featured on TV and mainstream radio.
Co-hosting with him will be country music singer, Brian McComas. McComas recently wrapped up the fifth season of “Nashville Unplugged,” a weekly show in
Artists featured during March will be rising stars 10 Steps Back, a group from Georgia who is creating melodious alt-pop and rock music, and Shelly Fairchild, a soul singer whose performances and high energy bring audiences to their feet and singing along. Ray Scott will also be featured. After his success on radio with “Those Jeans,” XM Radio featured Scott as one of their “Highway Finds” in 2013 and his songs are played locally on 98.1 FM country radio.
The first show will be March 14 at Seascape. Gates open at 6 p.m. and show starts at 7 p.m. For tickets, email email@example.com. Ticket pricing for performances at Seascape start at $25 for general admission, $33.50 for Level 1 seating and $38.50 for VIP seating and half-price tickets are available for youth age 15 and under (must be accompanied by adult).
The Vue's first show is March 16. Tickets are $40 VIP seating (rows 1-6) and $33.50 (rows 7-15). Doors open at 5 p.m. for dining and performance begins at 7 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Performances will be family friendly.
"We have been overwhelmed by the support and positive feedback from the local community and visitors to the area,” said