Seaside Summer Concert Series brings music under the stars every Wednesday

May 10, 2011

One of the most popular outdoor events along the Emerald Coast, the Seaside Summer Concert Series, returns to the Seaside Amphitheater on Wednesdays beginning June 1st through August 10th. For eleven weeks this summer music lovers can enjoy a variety of exciting live musical performances in the heart of 30A and the Beaches of South Walton. The Seaside Summer Concert Series is free and open to all and a great way to experience some of today’s up-and-coming artists amongst the beautiful backdrop of Seaside.

All performances begin at 7 p.m. and free parking is available around Central Square, Quincy Circle and Smolian Circle. Below are the bands scheduled to perform:

Andy Davis Aug. 10

August 10: Andy Davis The venue has changed to the Meeting Hall Theatre. The Merchants of Seaside close out the 2011 Seaside Summer Concert Series with another amazing performer, Nashville’s own Andy Davis. Don’t miss Andy onstage in the Amphitheater on Wednesday, August 10th at 7PM.

Andy Davis’s smart and seductive blue-eyed soul music weds indelible hooks to sly, incisive lyrics, creating songs that sound like newly minted pop-soul classics.

A Louisiana native, Davis released his first album, “Thinks of Her,” in 2004. “Thinks of Her” struck a chord on college campuses, selling out its initial print run. The original pressing of the CD — with Davis’s hand-written lyrics and stenciled cover art — became a collector’s item within months of its release.

In 2005, the remastered rerelease of “Thinks of Her” gained Davis national exposure and brought him to the attention of legendary music producer Mitchell Froom (Paul McCartney, Sheryl Crow, Elvis Costello). The result of their collaboration was “Let the Woman,” a sophisticated, sonically adventurous album that ignited a bidding war. Barnes and Noble won the exclusive rights to distribute “Let the Woman” online and and in their stores all over the world. The album’s single, “Brown Eyes,” became a staple on AAA radio stations nationwide, and “Let the Woman” became a #4 bestseller.
Davis toured extensively in support of “Let the Woman”, both headlining and opening for Colbie Caliat, Jakob Dylan, Mat Kearney, Howie Day, and NEEDTOBREATHE.

The following year, Davis became a prominent member of Ten Out of Tenn, a critically acclaimed collective of Nashville singer/songwriters who joined forces for a collaborative tour that was documented in the award-winning documentary film, “Any Day Now.”

In 2009, Davis returned to Nashville to record his latest EP, “New History,” which was featured in — and inspired — a recent episode of ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy.”

A thoroughly contemporary artist raised on old-school rock and soul, Andy Davis’s infallible ear for hooks — for a well-turned phrase — and for the often irregular heartbeat of human relationships continues to engage longtime fans and win him new ones.

Seaside offers up an exciting lineup of musicians scheduled through August, so stay tuned for more updates in the coming weeks. All events are made possible by the arts and entertainment fee collected by The Merchants of Seaside. For more information on our community & events, please visit Seaside online at: