Destin Seafood Festival

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Destin Seafood Festival

News about the Destin Seafood Festival

Peter Noone, Eddie Money To Headline
, June 2004

The Destin Seafood Festival will rock the City of Destin and the Morgan Sport Center October 1-3, 2004. Sixties pop star Peter noone and Herman's Hermits and legendary rocker Eddie Money will headline and outstanding line-up of entertainment, leading the seafood festival down memory lane.

The event, hosted by the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce, will also feature and crafts expo, food fro mlocal restaurants, and funa ctivities for the entire family.

The festival will rock like never before. "These are by far the biggest names we've ever had here," said Karen McCarthy of Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union and co-chair of the Destin Seafood Festival. "We wanted to make a step up with big-name entertaiment. We are thrilled with the bands we've been able to land."

Legendary British pop star Peter Noone and Herman's Hermits will clsoe out the entertainment Friday night, October 1. Noone has delighted audiences nearly his whole life. At the age of 15, he achieved international fame as "Herman." He has sold over 60 million recordings. Songs such as "Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter," "I'm Henry VIII, I am," "There's a Kind of Hush," and "I'm Into Something Good" have been favorites of may for years.

On Saturday, October 2, rocker Eddie Money will close the night. Money is known as a straight up rock and roll icon. Selling over 12 million records, he is celebrating 20 years of recording. Highs such as "Shakin'," "Baby Hold On," "Two Tickets to Paradise," and "Take Me Home Tonight" are just a few of the hits he'll perform.

"The great thing about names like this is the familiarity we all have with them," said Shane Moody, president and CEO of the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce. "These artists are the kind parents can bring their kids to hear. They'll be able to share some of their younger days with their children, and that makes it fun fo everyone. It's also a huge plus for the festival to be able to draw legendary names in the music industry."

On Sunday afternoon, October 3, The Drifters will continue the trip back to the great days of music. "Up on the Roof," "Sand in My Shoes," and "Under the Boardwalk," along with other beach music classics, will bring the festival to a close.

Advance admission to the festival will be three dollars for the entire weekend. Admission at the gate will be five dollars. The admission button will be a commemorative limited edition 2004 Destin Seafood Festival button. Each button will have a scene from the festival printed on it.

"Button and pin collecting is one of the biggest fads in America," added Ms. McCarthy. "Selling the buttons adds some fun to the weekend as well." Buttons should go on sale at locations throughtout Destin by August 15.

There are still many sponsorships available for the 2004 Destin Seafood Festival. For more information contact the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce at 850 837-6241.

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