MEDIA RELEASE: The Market Shops Bloody Mary Festival set for October 1, 2016

The Market Shops Bloody Mary Festival set for October 1, 2016

Proceeds benefit Sinfonia Gulf Coast

Miramar Beach, Fla.September 14, 2016The Market Shops, located at the entrance to Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, will host The Market Shops Bloody Mary Festival benefiting Sinfonia Gulf Coast on Saturday, October 1, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The second annual event will feature unlimited tastes of the Emerald Coast’s most creative and innovative Bloody Marys made with Cathead Vodka and served by the finest restaurants and bars on the panhandle. Confirmed competing restaurants include Bijoux Restaurant & Spirits, Bud & Alley’s Waterfront Restaurant, Crab Island Cantina, DIG eatery, Doc’s Oyster Bar, Louis Louis, Lulu’s Destin, Marie’s Bistro, Restaurant Paradis, Roselie Dining & Seafood Bar, Roux 30a, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Signature Catering of 30A, Stinky’s Fish Camp, Sunset Bay Cafe, The Beach House, The Down Under Bar, The Hub, The NOLA Boiling Co., Tommy Bahama and Trebeaché.

Each ticket will include one vote for the People’s Choice Award for “Best Bloody Mary” in South Walton. The event will feature live music by a Mardi Gras marching band kicking off the festivities with a second line around The Market Shops at 11:00 a.m. and live music with the Hugh Mitchell Band immediately following. A number of area restaurant will have food for sale including Bijoux Restaurant & Spirits, DIG eatery and Marie’s Bistro. Guests will also enjoy a bubbly bar and frosty brews by exclusive beer sponsor, Grayton Beer Company. Epic Photo Co. will provide a dynamic photobooth complete with fun props and accessories to commemorate the event. Shore Thing Cigars will set up a lifestyle lounge providing premium cigars. For the avid football fans that wish to attend, Charlie Graingers will be streaming the games.

The Market Shops and its affiliates encourage attendees to drink responsibly. Shuttles for overflow parking will be provided from The Beach House to The Market Shops via Sunshine Shuttle & Limousine. Additionally, the extensive fleet of Sunshine Shuttle & Limousine is equipped to transport any size group, should you wish to reserve one of their vehicles to get you home safe.

Another safe alternative for getting home is the private driving service, Uber. Uber is donating $5 to Sinfonia Gulf Coast for every new user that signs up for the app using the code “TMSBMF16” through November 24, 2016.

Special thanks to additional sponsors 30A, 30AEats, 30A Valet, Churchill Oaks, Courtyard Marriott, Eloquent Signs, Emerald Coast Magazine, Emerald Ladies Journal, Good Grit Magazine, Hill Coleman CPA, Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, McNeese Distributing, Northwest Florida Daily News, Proffitt PR, Shore Thing Cigars, SoWal.com, Sunshine Shuttle Company, The Destin Log, The Walton Sun, V. LALA Galleries, VIE, VIP Destin Magazine, VIP Pensacola Magazine and Visit South Walton.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Sinfonia Gulf Coast. As the region’s only fully professional symphony orchestra, Sinfonia Gulf Coast is committed to entertaining, educating and inspiring the community through imaginative and innovative musical programming. To find out more about Sinfonia Gulf Coast please visit http://sinfoniagulfcoast.org/.

General admission and VIP tickets are on sale now at http://bit.ly/BloodyMaryTickets. Admission to the event is $35 per person if purchased in advance and $50 on the day of the event. VIP tickets are $75 and include complimentary valet parking by 30A Valet, VIP reception with champagne cocktail and appetizers provided by DIG eatery at VIP check-in hosted by The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County’s Foster Gallery and access to the VIP Deck at Bijoux including passed appetizers.

Courtyard Marriott at Grand Boulevard will be offering special rates starting at $119.00 to The Market Shops Bloody Mary Festival ticket holders. Those interested in booking can do so at http://bit.ly/TMSBMF16Courtyard. Additionally, Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa will be offering 20% off to festival attendees who book with discount code “BM” at http://bit.ly/TMSBMF16Hilton.

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About The Market Shops

Located at the entrance of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, The Market Shops is an upscale, neighborhood-style shopping, dining and entertainment center. After going through a complete renovation in the spring of 2014, The Market Shops has reemerged as the Emerald Coast’s premier location for local and unique retailers, specialty boutiques and an array of eateries from casual to fine dining. For more information, visit www.themarketshops.com or find The Market Shops on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Sinfonia Gulf Coast

Sinfonia Gulf Coast was founded in 2005 on Florida’s Northwest Gulf Coast with the mission of redefining the symphony experience. Under the guidance of founder and Music Director Demetrius Fuller and a dedicated board of directors, the nonprofit orchestra is in its tenth season of innovative musical programming, designed to entertain, educate and inspire the community. Since its founding, Sinfonia Gulf Coast has presented more than 420 concerts and events, has collaborated with numerous nonprofits and businesses throughout the community and has reached more than 62,000 children through its Sinfonia Guest Artists in the Schools program/music education outreach initiatives. More than 800 families have benefited from Sinfonia’s Students4FREE program, which provides complimentary tickets to live orchestral performances and musical events. Committed to music education, Sinfonia supports a 60-member youth orchestra program, led by Music Director Liz Aylor and, for the third consecutive season, is one of 80 orchestras worldwide to partner with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Institute of Music in its Link Up program for third through fifth graders. Sinfonia Gulf Coast is also a proud collaborator throughout the Northwest Florida community and continues its “Paint the Music” partnership and free orchestra concerts for third through eighth graders with the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation, partners with the Northwest Florida Ballet and participates with Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast in its Arts in Medicine program.

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