Almost everyone I know who lives around here has taken a vacation on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Whether it's Panama City Beach, Destin, Pensacola or Seaside, we've all been there.
I know a lot of people who also own property along the coast.
And I'll bet a lot of you haven't made your way down to Florida or Alabama. All thanks to the BP oil disaster.
I got a call from Lisa Brown, a publicist working with the Clean Coast Music & Art Fest. Lisa said she's a native of Eufaula, Ala., and said she and her family spent lots of summers in the Destin, Fla., area.
"I have had a passion for the Gulf Coast since childhood and spent a lot of time in Destin," she wrote in a release.
The Clean Coast Music & Art Fest is scheduled for Aug. 22 in Destin's HarborWalk Village.
There are already more than 40 bands who have committed to perform, 75 artists booths, a children's area, food and drinks vendors and live and silent auctions.
The admission is $25, and will go to five organizations who are involved in the Gulf oil spill clean-up — the United Way of Okaloosa and Walton counties, the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge, Emerald Coastkeepers, the Gulf Restoration Network and the Lake Ponchartrain Basin Foundation.
It's 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Central Time.