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Latest Bands of 30A Concert Spectacular Raises Over $5,000

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Forrest Williams gives his best on behalf of the cause.

The Bands of 30A hosted their fourth charity concert at Grayton Beer Company Taproom Saturday, June 16.


With the generosity of sponsors and artists participating in the concerts, founders Casey Kearney, Crystal Smith and April Roach have raised over $30,000 to donate to local charities. Proceeds from June’s event were donated to Westonwood Ranch, a center committed to helping children on the autism spectrum prepare to be gainfully employed.


The musical lineup for the evening included TK and Duke Bardwell featuring Mark Gillespie, Max McCann Band, Mel Knapp, David Chastang, Qwerty, Spanish Fly and Beachcomber Music Award winner Forrest Williams.


Ms. Smith, Bands of 30A secretary, said, “It was an absolute joy to put on an event for such an incredible cause. Westonwood Ranch is one of the most deserving nonprofits that we have had the pleasure of supporting. Lindy Wood is changing the special needs community for this area by providing jobs, classes, and eventually living quarters at the Ranch. It is an honor to be just a small part in that development.”


Westonwood Ranch founder Ms. Wood added, “We are touched by the organization’s giving heart, along with the generosity displayed by the sponsors and members of the community that came out to support our mission to improve independence among those affected by autism and related developmental disorders. It was an honor and a blessing to work with Casey, April and Crystal.”


Located in Freeport, Westonwood Ranch is a 501(c)(3) program designed to teach life skills and facilitate employment among those with autism and related developmental disorders and is scheduled to open in spring 2019. For more information or how you can get involved, visit


Planning has already begun for the next Bands of 30A concert, if you have questions or if you are interested in sponsoring or volunteering for future events, call 850-797-9714 or email

– Casey Kearney
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