FRLA Helps Boost Area Tourism by Sponsoring October Events Featuring Nationally Renowned Musicians in NWFL

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(Tallahassee, FL) – The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) is proud to sponsor two festivals featuring celebrated musicians in Northwest Florida: Blast on the Bay in Florida’s Forgotten Coast, and the Panama City Beach Seafood and Music Festival. Both events are scheduled on Friday, October 17 and Saturday, October 18 withBlast on the Bay continuing through Sunday, October 19, 2014.

Celebrating its 6th anniversary in 2014, Blast on the Bay will play host to a group of talented musicians and songwriters straight from the streets of Nashville. Festival performances will consist of 30+ musicians who have collectively written hundreds of hit songs for chart topping artists like Faith Hill, George Strait, Jason Aldean and Garth Brooks. Click the following links for a full schedule of events, list of artists and suggested lodging.

The Panama City Beach Seafood and Music Festival will mark its second year at the new Aaron Bessant Park and outdoor amphitheater—the area’s premier outdoor concert venue. The event will feature an all-star lineup including: The Band Perry, Blues Traveler, and iconic rock-n-roll legends The Outlaws and Foghat. These headlining acts will be accompanied by more than a half dozen regional and local recording artists, making this year’s event one of the biggest, and best, yet. You can find the full schedule of events and purchase tickets online here.

“These are must-see events that give the Northwest Florida hospitality community an opportunity to shine as a stellar destination,” said Carol Dover, President and CEO of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association. “Whether you’re looking for an intimate storytelling experience or a rocking good show there will be something for everyone to enjoy featuring a picturesque background along Florida’s Gulf Coast.”

The FRLA is a prime sponsor of these local concert performances through its Endless Summer Music Series program designed to promote the local tourism and hospitality industry throughout the year. The public is invited and encouraged to attend these can’t miss events.

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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 and find us on Twitter @FRLAnews, Facebook and YouTube.