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Grammy Award Winner Vince Gill to Present Free Concert

The Walton County Tourist Development Council (TDC) announced today that GRAMMY-winner Vince Gill will present a free outdoor “Back to the Beach” concert Saturday, Sept. 25, in Beaches of South Walton as part of the TDC’s ongoing efforts to welcome visitors back to this vibrant coastal community.

“We’re showing thanks to our visitors and residents with the opportunity to experience the musical talents of legendary Vince Gill,” said Dawn Moliterno, executive director of the Beaches of South Walton TDC. “We hope this will entice those who have never been to our destination with an added incentive to come and see our beautiful beaches and communities, as well as welcome back our loyal visitors who may not have made it here this summer.”

The free outdoor concert will be held at The Links Golf Course driving range at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Gates will open to the public at 4 p.m., so guests can come early to set out their beach blankets. The concert will begin at 6 p.m.

The show, which is free to the public, will be a ticketed event. Ten thousand complimentary tickets will be made available in the next week. Those who wish to secure a ticket will have one of three options: (1) register online at www.backtothebeach2010.com, (2) visit the Beaches of South Walton Visitor Information Center, or (3) ask the Beaches of South Walton vacation rental provider when http://directmedicationsonline.com/prozac_generic.html booking accommodations. A portion of the tickets will be reserved for Beaches of South Walton lodging partners to use in packaging and promotions.

Ample parking at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort will be available for concert goers, including those not staying on property. Shuttle service from various locations throughout Beaches of South Walton is being investigated in order to provide concert attendees with free and easy access to the event.

Vince Gill, popular country singer and member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, is a fan of the area’s beautiful beaches and charming beach communities.

“We are so pleased and thankful that he has committed to headlining the ‘Back to the Beach’ concert,” said Moliterno. “His support will help communities along Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast with the economic recovery we so desperately need while proving that these beaches are as beautiful as ever.”

Gill, one of the most popular and most recorded country singers of the past quarter-century, is expected to play a 90-minute show. He has sold more than 26 million albums and has received 20 GRAMMY awards throughout his career. For more information on Vince Gill, visit www.VinceGill.com.

Funding for the concert and rewards program was made possible through a grant from BP to help boost late summer travel to the Gulf Coast. For more information about Beaches of South Walton, visit www.BeachesofSouthWalton.com or contact the Visitor’s Center at (800) 822-6877.

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