MKAF hosts first Autumn Concerts

Published: Friday, August 30, 2013 at 12:44 PM.

The finale concert of the season will feature local favorite, Dread Clampitt, on Sept. 26. The talented group of four musicians, Balder Saunders, Kyle Ogle, Kenny Oliverio and John Reinlie, have become a staple at the Red Bar and MKAF is delighted to host them for their inaugural performance on the Dugas Pavilion. After playing one of their first performances at the MKAF concert series over a decade ago, Dread Clampitt has become a legend in its own right. Dread Clampitt's sonic gumbo of influences, ranging from bluegrass, rock & roll, blues, jazz and Louisiana Bayou funk, easily lures audiences to their feet for a toe tapping good time.

Similar to the summer series, concert-goers are encouraged to bring their favorite lawn chair and a picnic or purchase dinner prepared fresh on-site. Chef Gary Serafin of Emerald Coast Catering will join Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q and Carrabba's Italian Grill in the weekly rotation, serving his signature homemade paella. Bottled water and soft drinks are available for purchase with proceeds benefiting the MKAF's cultural and education mission.

Autumn Concerts in the Village complements MKAF's other seasonal events and fundraisers, including Celebrity Waiter luncheon, Sept. 25; Festival of the Arts, Oct. 26-27; Race for the Arts, Nov. 2, A Tribute to George Rodrigue, Nov. 7; and Sounds of the Season, Dec. 6.

Admission to Autumn Concerts in the Village is $10 per adult and children under 12 are free. MKAF members receive a preferred member price of $5/adult as well as the option to upgrade to the picnic supper club, which includes a table and four to six chairs. Attendees may park at the Grace Lutheran Church while the grass seed is under restoration for the on-site parking lot. For more information, visit www.MattieKellyArtsFoundation.org or call 850-650-2226.



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