So many of us who live in the Valley area used to head for the Gulf Coast in Florida. This year, fewer of us are heading south.
Lisa Brown, a Eufaula, Ala., native, 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.
She now works for the Clean Coast Music & Art Fest, which 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.