Noone, Eddie Money To Headline
Progress, 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
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
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.