Salt Water Vacations Announces Sponsorship of Salt Water Music Fest

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Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Macy Gray Performs Live, Thursday, Oct. 12 LOCASH Headlines Nashville Singer/Songwriter Showcase, Friday, Oct. 13 Singer/Songwriter Brunch at Soleil, Saturday, Oct. 14

DESTIN, FL | August 18, 2023 - Salt Water Vacations, leading vacation rental management company and legacy provider of excellent vacations on the Emerald Coast, today announced its sponsorship of the first-ever Salt Water Music Fest, a sensational three-day music showcase celebration to be held in Destin, FL on October 12, 13, & 14, 2023.  In additional to amazing music and festivities, the event helps to raise funds and awareness for the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation — Destin’s champion of the cultural arts for all. 

The two-day music festival is Thursday, Oct. 12, and Friday, Oct. 13 at MKAF’s Cultural Arts Village in Destin with a singer/songwriter brunch to follow on Sunday, Oct. 14 at Soleil in Destin. 

Grammy-winning pop songstress Macy Gray, best known for her international hit single I Try, headlines the inaugural Salt Water Music Festival on Thursday, Oct. 12. Joining this captivating, eclectic R&B talent on stage is her band, The California Jet Club performing hot tracks from her newest album, The Reset

"We are excited to partner with MKAF and to help bring this amazing event to life," said Bart Begley, Managing Partner at Salt Water Vacations.  "This is a great opportunity to support our local children, and to entice old and new lovers of the Emerald Coast and it's beauty to share in our lovely fall weather.  As the exclusive Accommodations Partner, we look forward to welcoming music fans from around the world to stay with us and enjoy the entire three day event."

The event will also feature an evening of five of Nashville’s hottest singer/songwriters including Ben Burgess, Jared Mullins, Jordan Minton, Jordan Reynolds, the Josh Mirenda Band along with headliner country music duo LOCASH. Music lovers can meet and greet many of the singer/songwriters during Brunch at Soleil on Saturday, Oct. 14. The event will include multiple food trucks, beverage bars, merchandise retail sales as well as artist meet & greets (for some ticket levels).

Accommodations with special Salt Water Music Fest perks are available by calling Salt Water Vacations at (844) 886-3325 or visit 

Advance tickets are priced from $50 per person. General admission lawn seating and table seating will be available for individuals. Full tables (seating eight) are available starting from $750. VIP Tables are from $1,500 and include prime seating, VIP tent access, drink coupons, a cash bar, onsite VIP parking passes, and more.  Tickets for the Salt Water Music Festival are available for purchase online at

For images of Salt Water Music Fest musicians, click here.

Proceeds from all MKAF events benefit MKAF and its community education initiative, ArtsReach including the groundbreaking arts therapy program, Warrior Arts, Arts for All Abilities, and arts education throughout Okaloosa, Walton, and Bay Counties. MKAF is mission-driven and membership-based.

Salt Water Vacations is an industry leader in vacation rental management that specializes in maximizing the rental potential of properties while delivering exceptional experiences for property owners and guests.  With a proven track record of success, we have built a strong reputation for our personalized approach, extensive industry knowledge, and dedication to customer satisfaction.  We are constantly striving to redefine industry standards and pioneer growth opportunities.

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Published by Jessica Munn
Friday, August 18, 2023