Main Street DeFuniak Springs continues “Music on Main” in May

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Hosted in partnership with Visit South Walton at the historic Florida Chautauqua Theatre

DeFuniak Springs, Florida • April 12, 2021 — Main Street DeFuniak Springs, in partnership with Visit South Walton, will continue its “Music on Main” concert series. Taking place every Friday in May from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., guests are invited to enjoy a listening room experience at the historic Florida Chautauqua Theatre, located at 840 Baldwin Avenue, DeFuniak Springs, Florida, 32435.

The concerts are a continuation of the non-profits inaugural series held this past February.

“We were so pleased to see such great support from the community during our February concerts,” said Main Street DeFuniak Springs Executive Director, Chelsea Blaich. “The theatre is such a historic venue that really highlights these artist’s talents and we’re excited to offer something different this time around. All of which is thanks in large part to our generous event sponsors including 30A GreenWay, Fisher’s Pharmacy, Clark Partington Attorneys at Law, Choctaw Land & Timber and Triangle Chevrolet Buick.”

Sponsorships are still available. For more information, please contact Info@MainStreetDFS.org.

The organization has extended the hours for these evening events. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for cocktail hour. Guests can grab a bite to eat before the concert at one of the downtown restaurants or from the food truck setup in front of the theatre. The lineup of musical acts includes regional artists and bands that will perform 90-minute sets beginning at 7:00 p.m.

May 7: Anthony Peebles Trio May 14: West Hine May 21: Longleaf Drive May 28: The Wortheys

Tickets purchased in advance are $15 for adults and $5 for children and are available at fcweb.org/musiconmain. Ticket prices increase $5 on the day of the show. Accommodations have been made to allow for parties to socially distance.

For more information on Main Street DeFuniak Springs events, merchants and development news, visit www.MainStreetDFS.org and follow @MainStreetDFS on Facebook and Instagram. To contact Main Street DeFuniak Springs, email Info@mainstreetdfs.org or call (850) 296-9051.

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About Main Street DeFuniak Springs: Main Street DeFuniak Springs is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization based in DeFuniak Springs, Florida. Main Street DeFuniak Springs’s mission is to preserve, protect, maintain, and improve the historic downtown district of DeFuniak Springs, Florida, and to increase community events and economic vitality to the downtown business district region. To find out more about what is going on along Main Street DeFuniak Springs and how you can help, please visit www.MainStreetDFS.org.

About The Florida Chautauqua, Inc.: Built in the 1920’s in connection with the growth and prosperity DeFuniak Springs enjoyed from being the host of the Winter Chautauqua, The Florida Chautauqua Theater was constructed to serve as a movie house. The only one in Walton County, the theater contained an orchestra pit which was used during the silent movie era. The theater was closed in 1984 and remained vacant until 1989. In 1989 The Florida Chautauqua, Inc. began sponsoring productions for the benefit of the community. In 1996 a historical perseveration grant in excess of $500,000 restored the theater to its 1920s state. Since the renovation it has operated continuously as a performing arts community theater hosting education classes and live theatrical performances. For information on upcoming events, please visit www.floridachautauqua.com or email info@fcweb.org.

Chelsea A. Blaich Main Street DeFuniak Springs Executive Director (850) 296-9051

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