Submitted by Mackenzie Amos:
To raise monetary help and awareness for a local charity in need of community support, Bands of 30A recently hosted its second fundraising concert. The concert was held at the Seaside Amphitheater in December 2017, and all proceeds from the event were donated to Food For Thought Outreach Inc., an organization fighting child hunger in Walton and Okaloosa counties.
With help from Bands of 30A, the event raised over $5,200 through ticket sales. Concertgoers enjoyed live music from Casey Kearney, The Graytones, Jacob Mohr, Will Thompson, and the Beachcomber Music Award winning Luke Langford Band.
“We were extremely pleased with the turnout for this concert,” said Ms. Kearney, who also acted as one of the event organizers. “We faced challenges with the uncertain weather the day of, and with Christmas only one week away, we knew it was a busy time for everyone. But the community was supportive and the bands were awesome. We are looking forward to our March concert, which we will have more details for soon.”
Although the event was free to attend, attendees were asked to make a $10 donation for full day access to the festivities. Bands of 30A also offered VIP advance donation passes that included premium concert seating provided by Cabana Man, an event t-shirt provided by iPROMOTEu, an official Bands of 30A cup for half-priced drinks at Great Southern Café, provided by The Well Church, and band meet-and-greets.
“It was such a fun day,” said Bands of 30A secretary Crystal Smith. “As a coordinator of many different types of events, this was by far one of the most joyous. When you get to help out an incredible cause and have fun, that’s just good for the soul. So very excited for the goals we are setting and surpassing. It’s going to be a great year.”
Anyone interested in sponsoring or volunteering at future events can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 850-797-9714.