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Northwest Fest - Outdoor Concert Featuring Heritage, The Moon Lagoons & More!

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April 20, 2017 Amphitheater

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College Hosts – Outdoor Concert April 20 - Northwest Fest

Northwest Florida State College presents NORTHWEST FEST -- on Thursday, April 20 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. The live concert event features popular locally-based bands Heritage, The Moon Lagoons and other guest bands performing under the stars at the college’s 2,500 capacity outdoor amphitheater on the Niceville Campus.

Admission is $10 with open seating either in the amphitheater's fixed seats or on the events lawn (bring your own chair or blanket). Food/beverage vendors and beer sales will be available. Tickets are available at the gate starting at 5:oo pm or in-advance from the college's Mattie Kelly Arts Center Box Office at (850) 729-6000 or online at

The NWF State College amphitheater is located on the far eastern edge of the Niceville campus, adjacent to the Mattie Kelly Arts Center’s main parking lot and the college's circular Marie Snow Greene Visual Arts building.

The event will feature Heritage, The Moon Lagoons and Duende.

HERITAGE VIDEO - Reggae/Rock/Beach/Surf Rock (2016 Crab Island

Rising from the back yards of Okaloosa County, Florida, Heritage delivers an energetic and positive show that will move all ages and genres! The band broke into the pop/reggae scene in 2009 with their debut album, Natural High. The album earned regional success and allowed the band to spread their message of positivity to listeners across the southeastern United States. In 2012 Heritage released it's second full-length album, "Out Here...", and has never looked back. The group has headlined hundreds of shows and served as support for national acts ZZ Top, Rebelution, 311, Ballyhoo, & more. 2013 has been an even more eventful year including a multi-show stint on the Van's Warped Tour spanning from West Palm Beach, FL to Milwaukee, WI, an appearance on the Fall Brewhaha 2013 Tour (With Passafire), and multiple performances with Dirty Heads. Heritage sounds like a mixture of soulful roots reggae, rock, so-cal dub, and Hip Hop! The group is an up-and-coming talent that you will not only love to listen to, but also love to see...


The Moon Lagoons is a Roots Rock/Soul band formed in Destin, Florida, in 2016. The five-piece band consists of Lawrence Brumit (lead vocals/acoustic guitar), Mike Ingram (electric guitar, lap steel, backup vocals), Alston weeks (drums and backup vocals), Michael Paoletti (bass), Metz Barnes (keys and backup vocals). The group's sound has been described as an upbeat, soul healing journey to happiness filled with beautiful harmonies. Nothing but good vibes and good times and a night full of dancing when they grace the stage. The Lagoons dreams are to captivate the people with music that brings a smile to each and everyone's faces. Join the movement.