May 2024

The Best Things To Do on 30A This Week – May 20-26

Get ready for an exciting week on 30A with a variety of events that cater to all interests! Enjoy live music, engaging activities, and special Memorial Day celebrations that will make your week unforgettable. Here’s a roundup of the top events: 1. Biscuits, Brunch, and Beats: Live Music Wednesdays at Scratch Biscuit Kitchen Experience the perfect midweek retreat at Scratch Biscuit Kitchen in WaterColor Town Center, where you can enjoy a delightful brunch paired with live music every Wednesday from March to August, between 11 AM and 2 PM. Indulge in delicious biscuits and brunch dishes while soaking in the beachside vibes and live performances from talented artists. Brunch with Live Music: Zack Mannino / Wednesday, May 22, 2024, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. @ Scratch Biscuit Kitchen 2. Whiskey & War Stories: A Memorial Day Tribute at Sandestin Head to the Sandestin’s Marina Bar & Grill for the Horse Soldier – Whiskey & War Stories Event, a unique evening of courage, camaraderie, and the smooth taste of Horse Soldier Bourbon. Enjoy captivating tales of heroism, a curated bourbon-infused menu, and the chance to take home a signed bottle of this exceptional spirit. Secure your tickets on Eventbrite and immerse yourself in an unforgettable experience. Horse Soldier-Whiskey and War Stories / Wednesday, May 22, 2024, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. @ Marina Bar & Grill 3. Creative Conservation: Cultivating Coastal Resilience through Art and Science Jonah Allen Gallery presents “Creative Conservation,” an exclusive event presented by the SEASIDE Institute,... Read More

Zac Brown Files Lawsuit Against Ex-Wife Over Instagram Post

Zac Brown, lead singer of The Zac Brown Band, filed a lawsuit against his ex-wife Friday (May 17). Zac Brown is reportedly seeking a restraining order against his estranged wife, Kelly Yazdi, over an Instagram post she made earlier this month. Brown, who was only married to Yadzi for four months, claims that his ex-wife’s […] More                 Read More

JJ Grey & Mofro’s Olustee: A Soulful Journey

It took nearly 10 years, but the wait was worth it. It’s been eight years since 2005’s soulful Ol’ Glory, and legendary Florida funk rockers JJ Grey and Mofro have finally released the anticipated follow-up, Olustee, with 11 carefully crafted tracks that take a firm grasp of your attention the entire time. So, why the long wait? “I’ve always heard that life is what happens to you while you’re making other plans, and that was definitely the case with making this album,” Grey said. “Actually it was probably more like Olustee happened while I was making other plans. I had no idea how much time had elapsed between albums. I just worked on it when the inspiration hit.” From the gentle guitar strumming and Grey’s vocals on the first song, “The Sea,” it’s hard to not to get drawn into Olustee right off the bat, a record that maintains a steady thrum of positive energy throughout with “Top of the World” bringing the funk and a good energy in the second track. Much of the record’s lyrics are inspired by mythical Southern stories of his ancestral Florida home and filled with people from JJ’s life, particularly the bluesy rocker and title track “Olustee,” a welcome change of pace showing how dynamic this band can be. The entire record pulses with energy and color, giving the listener quieter and more subtle moments like the melancholy “Seminole Wind,” the romantic “Starry Night,” and the beautiful closer, “Deep Than Belief.” But throughout, the... Read More

Carrie Underwood Skips The ACM Awards For Second Year In A Row

Carrie Underwood Didn’t Receive Any Nominations At The 2024 ACM Awards Some country music fans were shocked when they tuned in to the ACM Awards on Thursday night (May 16) and discovered that Carrie Underwood skipped the ceremony. Underwood has been a mainstay at the ACM Awards in the past. She last performed at the […] More                 Read More

Andria Mitsakos: Redefining Sustainability by Weaving Heritage into Modern Design

For Andria Mitsakos, travel breeds tolerance and serves as a constant source of inspiration. She grew up surrounded by creatives. One grandmother made shoes, another wove textiles on a loom, her great-aunt dealt in antiques, her great-great-grandfather was a jeweler in Armenia, and her mother, an interior designer, dragged her around to flea markets all over the world. Her wanderlust continued as she launched her namesake public relations agency, AMPR, 21 years ago, but she still dabbled in design. In 2010, she began designing handbags that quickly became the envy of her friends. Following her move back to Greece, she expanded her creative repertoire to include accessories, decorative arts, and furniture. In 2023, Mitsakos opened the doors to the Anthologist showroom in Athens, in a lovingly renovated 1912 Neoclassical building in Athens’ emerging Plateia Anexartisias. In her downtown Athens studio, a wall of fabrics and tapestries hangs. Some are from Egypt, others from Armenia. There is also stained glass from Greece, mosaics from Mexico, and more. Each represents her dedication to amplifying the arts in danger of being lost around the world. “It’s sustainability in two senses: antique and vintage because you’re not buying something new,” said Mitsakos. “Cultural preservation to me is the new sustainability. “I’m working with women who make these beautiful tapestries, and they’re able to continue their work while feeding their families and teaching other women how to make the craft as well.” The work she does with Anthologist craftspeople takes her back to her roots... Read More

2024 ACM Awards: Album Of The Year Winner Announced

The 59th Academy of Country Music Awards are underway at The Star in Frisco, Texas, and one of the night’s biggest awards was just handed out….Album of the Year. Country albums are a labor of, as every artist will tell you. Months, and sometimes years, go into making a project an artist can be proud […] More                 Read More