A benefit event in Destin for the Northwest Florida coast to clean, restore and protect
HarborWalk Village is hosting the Clean Coast Music & Art Fest on Sunday, August 22, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
The Clean Coast Music & Art Fest will give everyone the ability to help organizations that have been impacted by the oil spill, while spending a great day with family and friends overlooking the oil-free beaches of the Gulf.
Clean Coast will be a day-long extravaganza of live music in all genres on 4 stages, artists on display in all mediums, a kid’s zone and a variety of fun happenings. Kicking things off at 11 a.m. is a full Gospel choir and a blessing of the event and fishing fleet.
Some of the 30 plus headline acts, all generously donating their time, are Grammy award-winner, singer and song writer Greg Barnhill; Coco Robicheaux, a New Orleans mojo soul legend who was recently featured on HBO’s hit series “Treme”; Col. Bruce Hampton, from New Orleans and known for his unique blend of blues and jazz; American Idol performer Sundance Head from Texas; as well as local musicians Ron Adams, Jones & Company, The Fly-Tones, Cadillac Willy, The Forrest Williams Band, Long Reef, Lektric Mullet, Hubba Hubba and many more.
Clean Coast will be a ‘green’ event with attention given to environmental initiatives such as recycling stations, an information booth and the Kid’s Zone will offer arts and crafts activities and projects designed to educate kids about nature and the environment. Captain Papillion, a kids ‘envira-pirate’, will be on hand offering his music and story telling talents.
Entry to the Clean Coast Music & Art Fest is free, with suggested donations for commemorative t-shirts, wristbands and a poster by well known local nature artist, Judy Shillingburg. There will be a silent auction throughout the day and a live auction of valuable items in the evening. Proceeds will benefit the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge, Alaqua Animal Refuge, Emerald Coastkeepers, Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation and The Gulf Restoration Network.