Endless Summer Music Series brings Nashville’s Top Songwriters to Destin, Florida for Free Concerts

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Elizabeth Ray
FRLA Communications Director
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(Tallahassee, FL) – The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) in conjunction with Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) is thrilled to present a FREE concert series on Friday, September 26 through Sunday, September 28, 2014, at HarborWalk Village in Destin, Florida.  The fifth annual event will showcase a dozen BMI songwriters who will sing country’s biggest hits and share the stories behind the songs. The FRLA is the prime sponsor of these concert performances through its Endless Summer Music Seriesprogram designed to promote the local tourism and hospitality industry throughout the year.

“This event reveals exactly what it takes to write some of the biggest hits on the radio and allows these top songwriters to bare their hearts by sharing their inspirational stories,” said Carol Dover, President and CEO of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association.  “We are eager to have festival goers take advantage of this rare opportunity to see so many talented people in such a beautiful location that is home to many of Florida’s best hotels and restaurants.”

The following concert schedule  features acoustic performances by Nashville Songwriters including Bobby TomberlinBridgette Tatum, Bill LaBounty, Alissa Moreno, Will Rambeaux, Sherrie Austin, Colin Lake, Shane Minor, Tim James,Kendell Marvel, Aaron Barker, and Trent Summar whose songwriter resumes boast songs for chart-topping artists such as Jimmy Buffett, George Strait, Jason Aldean, Faith Hill and many more. The public is invited to attend these free performances. Food and drinks will be made available for purchase.
*All times are CDST
Friday, Sept. 26th
5:15– 6:15 PM – Bobby Tomberlin,  Bridgette Tatum, Bill LaBounty
6:30 – 7:30 PM – Alissa Moreno, Will Rambeaux, Sherrie Austin
7:45 – 8:45 PM – Colin Lake, Shane Minor, Tim James
9:00 – 10:00 PM – Kendell Marvel, Aaron Barker, Trent Summar

Saturday, Sept. 27th

5:15 – 6:15 PM – Will Rambeaux, Sherrie Austin, Bobby Tomberlin, Alissa Moreno
6:30 – 7:30 PM – Aaron Barker, Bridgette Tatum, Bill LaBounty, Trent Summar
7:45 – 8:45 PM – Shane Minor, Colin Lake, Kendell Marvel, Tim James
9:00 – 10:00 PM – Songwriters JAM

Sunday, Sept. 28th
4:15 – 5:15 PM – Will Rambeaux, Sherrie Austin, Bridgette Tatum Bobby Tomberlin
5:30 – 6:30 PM – Shane Minor, Alissa Moreno, Tim James
6:45 – 7:45 PM – Trent Summar, Bill LaBounty, Bobby Tomberlin
8:00 – 9:00 PM – Aaron Barker, Colin Lake, Kendell Marvel

In addition to the Endless Summer Music Series, visitors and residents alike will also have the opportunity to experience the Destin Beer Fest which takes place on September 27th at nearby Chan’s Wine World in Destin.

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About the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association
FRLA is Florida’s premier non-profit hospitality industry trade association. Our mission is to ‘Protect, Educate and Promote’ Florida’s $76.1 billion hospitality industry which represents 23% of Florida’s economy, $4.6 billion in sales tax revenue, and nearly 1.1 million employees – making it the state’s number one industry. We offer regulatory compliance and food safety training needs (RCS and SafeStaff®); industry developed career-building high school programs (FRLAEF); sponsor the only event in Florida exclusively serving the restaurant and foodservice industry (FR&L Show, October 6-8, 2015 in Orlando); and we safeguard the needs of the hospitality industry by providing legislative advocacy. We represent and serve more than 10,000 independent and household name members, suppliers, and theme parks. For more information, go towww.FRLA.org and find us on Twitter @FRLAnews, Facebook and YouTube.