Thousands of people gathered Sunday, February 17, at Grayton Beer Company in Santa Rosa Beach to show their support for The Red Bar and its 100-plus employees who are rebounding after an early morning fire destroyed the Grayton Beach restaurant earlier in the week. The Red Bar Employee Benefit Concert raised a total of $27,590.56.
Following news of the fire, a number of local individuals and businesses rallied their resources to plan the benefit. The five-hour event included performances by Tanner Gray, Andi and Ken Johnson, TKO, The Wildlife Specials, and Beachcomber Music Award winners Fritz Froeschner, Cadillac Willy, and the Forrest Williams Band.
The event would not have been possible without the expeditious and complementary assistance from Shofar Stage Productions, South Walton Reef Association, Oyster City Brewing Company, Grayton Beer Company, Grayton Beer Brewpub, Cultural Arts Alliance, Proffitt PR, The Lewis Bear Company, AJ’s Grayton Beach, and Johnny on the Spot.
“Our brothers and sisters at The Red Bar needed the community to step up, and they did so in spades,” said Jamey Price, Grayton Beer Company president and founder. “The scale of this benefit concert would normally take months of planning. A very dedicated group pulled it off in less than a day. It was our goal to bridge the gap between the fire and The Red Bar employees finding employment. We made great strides on Sunday.”
Those who were unable to attend the event but still wish to donate can do so by visiting https://www.gofundme.com/official-redbar-go-fund-me. This is the only GoFundMe account that is officially endorsed by The Red Bar.
– Chelsea Blaich
- Art Classes & Workshops
- Art Events
- Art Galleries
- Call to Artists
- Coming to the CAA’s Bayou Arts Center…Pottery!
- Malt Shopping – American Single Malt Whiskey
- Restaurant Guide
- Where to Spend Your Happy Hours in Beachcomberland
- Live Music
- Relive the Summer of Love with EC Theatre Company July 12
- The Pauseandplay.com Record Roundup
- Visionaries and Dreamers
Hurricane Michael Over Six Months Later: Stephanie’s Story
By Carrie Hunter It’s May 2019, over six months after Hurricane Michael in Panama City. Stephanie, a young mother of three, walks through her gutted house. Rafters and beams are exposed. There...
Visionaries and Dreamers
By Nikki Hedrick Deborah and Jeff Badarak have two very different music projects gaining steam across Beachcomberland. The Visionaries is their vehicle for the classic songs they love, often presented as...
Pet of the Issue – Chip
Chip was born August 1, 2018, the same day Brandon’s first dachshund Nugget (a previous Beachcomber Pet of the Issue) passed away. “I wasn’t going to get another doggy so soon, but...
Relive the Summer of Love with EC Theatre Company July 12
Peace. Love. Music. Tune into the music of the ‘60s and take a musical journey with Emerald Coast Theatre Company (ECTC). On Friday, July 12, at 7:30 PM, ECTC converts its...
Susan Myers’ Legacy Lives on at NWF State College
Before her passing earlier this year, Mrs. Susan Pryor Sloat Myers decided to link her name with Northwest Florida State College’s Learning Resources Center with a one million dollar bequest. Today, her...
AMERICAN RESTAURANT PARADIS Nestled in the beautiful coastal town of Rosemary Beach, you’ll find this hidden gem that loyal customers like to call home. Evoking a warm neighborhood feel, the dining area...