Wednesday Night Concert Series
October Wednesday Night Concert Series7pm-9pm
October 5 | Jessie Ritter
Based in Nashville, Tennessee and Northwest Florida, singer/songwriter Jessie Ritter plays a heartfelt brand of country-pop with a breezy, romantic feel and plenty of charm. While studying music at Belmont University in Nashville, she released her EP Stories Told. Ritter then cut her teeth on the cruise ship circuit, releasing her debut album, Coffee Every Morning in 2018. After winning NashFM 105.5's regional Nash Next competition, she represented the Florida Panhandle in the finals, beating out over 800 contestants to be named the 2018 Nash Next winner. She gained national recognition and a record deal with Big Machine (home to heavy-hitters like Taylor Swift and Florida Georgia Line) making her label debut in May 2019 with the single "Nothing But You." She then swept the 2019 Northwest Florida Beachcomber awards taking home eight titles including: Musician of the Year, Album of the Year, Best Original Song, Best Country Artist, Best Singer/Songwriter, Best Solo Artist, Best New Artist, and Best Female Vocalist. Opening slots for Eli Young Band, Hunter Hayes, Easton Corbin, and Runaway June followed, as well as featured performances alongside hitmakers at songwriter festivals across the southern United States. A native of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Ritter grew up on her family farm listening to country radio and absorbing the sounds of artists like Lee Ann Womack, Shania Twain, and Miranda Lambert. She is continually inspired by her favorite writer/performers: Lori McKenna, Natalie Hemby, and Cam. Touring heavily through the Midwest and Gulf Coast regions, Ritter released her newest soul-stirring single "Home" on November 13, 2020. The music video followed the next week letting you see even deeper into the home and heart of Jessie Ritter.
October 12 | TBD
October 19 | Duchess
Duchess is a dynamic, energetic classic rock band from Florida’s Emerald Coast. They cover the great hitmakers spanning multiple decades, interjecting a contemporary feel and freshness that makes them unique among bands in their genre. State-of-the-art sound and lighting effects amplify their engaging stage presence and the response of their fans fuels the fire ensuring everyone has the best experience possible.
October 26 | Forrest Williams Band
Growing up in the hills of Arkansas, Forrest picked up the guitar when he was 14 years old and has been playing ever since. He grew up listening to Rock, Blues, Country, and Folk music from the 60's up to the present day, which has influenced his songwriting. His style covers a variety of music, incorporating the acoustic guitar and the harmonica. Forrest released his second all original studio album "Gonna Take Love" in October 2012. His first album self titled was released in 2007 and he is currently working on his third studio album, which will take him back to his roots of good ole Country music. With enough original songs for a following 2 CD's, the future is looking bright!