The Market Shops announces Bloody Mary Festival to benefit Sinfonia Gulf Coast Miramar Beach, Fla – August 3, 2015 – The Market Shops, located at the entrance to Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, will host the inaugural Bloody Mary Festival benefiting Sinfonia Gulf Coast on Saturday, September 19, 2015, from 12:00pm-3:00pm. Attendees will enjoy unlimited tastes of 15 of the Emerald Coast’s most creative and innovative Bloody Marys made with Cathead Vodka and served by the finest restaurants and bars in the panhandle. Competing restaurants include Bijoux Restaurant & Spirits, Brotula’s Seafood House & Steamer, Bud & Alley’s, DIG eatery, Great Southern Café, Louis Louis, Mama Clemenza’s, NOLA Boiling Company, Signature Catering of 30A, Stinky’s Fish Camp, Sunset Bay Café, The Beach House, The Bowery on Thirty-A, The Craft Bar and The Perfect Pig. Each ticket will include one vote for the People’s Choice Award for “Best Bloody Mary” in South Walton. The event will also feature live music by local band Sound Advice, and food for purchase by area restaurants including Bijoux Restaurant & Spirits, DIG eatery and Island Wing Company. Guests will also enjoy a mimosa bar by Coastal Wine and Spirits and frosty brews by Grayton Beer Company. Facetime Photobooth will provide a dynamic photobooth complete with fun props and accessories to commemorate the event. For the avid Tiger fans that wish to attend, Bijoux’s bar area will be open for viewing the LSU and Auburn football game during the event. Special thanks to additional sponsors Churchill Oaks, v. Lala Galleries, Pure 7 Studios, 30A.com, Destin Magazine, SoWal.com, Emerald Coast Magazine, VIE Magazine, Emerald Ladies Journal, Destin Log and The Walton Sun. **** Editor note… one day 30A TV might asked to be included as a major media outlet…. Proceeds from the event will benefit Sinfonia Gulf Coast. Sinfonia Gulf Coast is committed to entertaining, educating and inspiring the community through imaginative and innovative musical programming. Sinfonia’s goal is to enrich and expand the traditional orchestral experience through unique artistic disciplines and collaborations, enhancing Northwest Florida’s cultural vitality. Guests must be 21 years of age or older. Admission to the event is $25 per person if purchased in advance and $35 on the day of the event. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.themarketshops.com/. To find out more about Sinfonia Gulf Coast please visit http://sinfoniagulfcoast.org/. ### 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 unique retailers, specialty boutiques and an array of eateries from casual to fine dining. Merchants and services include Baytowne Jewelers, Bijoux Restaurant & Spirits, Destin Luxury Real Estate & Rental, DIG eatery, Favori Gift Boutique, Formula Fresh Juice & Coffee Bar, Jewel Toffier, Market Shops Nails & Spa, Primp Salon, Sacred Heart Medical Group, Sirens Lingerie & Swim, Sunset Shoes, The Village Boutique, and Wyland Galleries. The Events Lawn and Courtyards host live music and local events including Pop & Shop, art exhibits, concerts and more. For more information visit www.themarketshops.com or find The Market Shops on Facebook and Twitter. 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. Notable guest artists have included: Broadway legends Bernadette Peters and Patti LuPone; R&B icon Roberta Flack, Mary Wilson of the Supremes; Chris Brubeck; the Sao Paulo String Quartet; classical-crossover sensation Time for Three; Manhattan Piano Trio; Epic recording artist Morgan James; Tony Award-winning vocalists Cheyenne Jackson, Gary Mauer and Debbie Gravitte; Grammy-nominated violinist Caroline Goulding; Grammy-Award winners John Pizzarelli, Howard Levy, Tracy Silverman, the Parker Quartet, New York Voices, The von Trapps and iconic big band Pink Martini. 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.