Endless Summer Songwriters Series Brings Nashville’s Top Songwriters to Sandestin for Free Concerts


Elizabeth Ray
FRLA Communications Director
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(Miramar Beach, FL) – The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) in conjunction with Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) is thrilled to present a FREE concert series on Thursday, October 1 through Saturday, October 3, 2015, at The Village of Baytowne Wharf in Miramar Beach, Florida. The sixth annual event, hosted by Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, will showcase more than 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 Songwriters Series program designed to promote the local tourism and hospitality industry throughout the year.

“This is a must-attend event for music fans. It’s an opportunity to interact with the songwriters who wrote the top singles on the radio and to hear the stories that inspired them,” said Carol Dover, President and CEO of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association. “We are eager to have festival goers take advantage of this exclusive opportunity to meet the artists in the incredible venues with fantastic views at The Village of Baytowne Wharf located within Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. It’s the perfect pairing of wonderful entertainment with a picturesque destination in Florida.”

“We are very excited about the Endless Summer Songwriters event coming to Sandestin,” said Mark Hodgdon, Senior Vice President and General Manager at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. “This is a great opportunity for people to visit South Walton to enjoy more than a dozen great songwriters performing inside The Village of Baytowne Wharf for an amazing weekend of music. We appreciate the partnership and vision of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association to bring this event to Sandestin where we plan to make it home for years to come.”

The concert schedule features acoustic performances by Nashville Songwriters including: Aaron BarkerKendell Marvel, Alissa Moreno, Steve Bogard, Brent Cobb, Will Rambeaux, Sherrie Austin, Trent SummarKarla Davis, Hailey Steele, Jamie Lee Thurston, Hugh MitchellEven Stevens and Carl Anderson whose songwriter resumes boast songs for chart-topping artists such as Blake Shelton, George Strait, Luke Bryan, Faith Hill, Rascal Flatts and many more. The public is invited to attend these free performances.

These nightly concerts will be held at numerous venues inside The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin and will be staged progressively, so fans will have the opportunity to see all performances. Locations inside the Village where the songwriters will perform include: Rum Runners, The Village Door, Hammerhead’s Bar & Grille, Graffiti & The Funky Blues Shack, and the Village Events Plaza stage.

Click here for more details about the songwriters and for the event schedule. Information about accommodations can be found here.

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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 $82 billion hospitality industry which represents 23% of Florida’s economy and more than 1.1 million employees – making it the state’s number one industry. We offer regulatory compliance and food safety training needs (RCS andSafeStaff®); 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 to www.FRLA.org and find us on Twitter @FRLAnews, Facebook and YouTube.

About Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is a major destination for all seasons and all ages, andwas named the #1 resort on Florida’s Emerald Coast. The resort invites guests to a world of 2,400 acres and 30 charming neighborhoods featuring more than 1,250 South Walton vacation rentals, condominiums, villas, town homes and the best in hotel accommodations. As a member of Visit South Walton and Visit Florida, the resort features more than seven miles of beaches and pristine bay front, four championship golf courses, 15 world-class tennis courts, 19 swimming pools, a 113-slip marina, a fitness center and spa, meeting space and The Village of Baytowne Wharf, a charming pedestrian village with events, shopping, dining and nightlife. People are invited to download Sandestin’s APP for iPhone and Android devices, or become a Facebook Fan or Twitter follower for the latest events and news.