If you have never been to Seaside, Florida or if you have been but didn’t visit Bud & Alley’s Waterfront Restaurant and Bar then you are missing out! Seaside is a quaint beach town along the panhandle of Florida, between the more well-known spots of Panama City Beach and Destin. The town gained a lot of public attention in 1998 when it was the main filing location of The Truman Show.
Bud & Alley’s has been Seaside’s favorite restaurant and beach-front bar for 25 years and counting. Recent additions to the restaurant include a taco bar, a pizza bar and a “roof-deck” bar, making Seaside’s hotspot even hotter.
On Thursday, April 4, Bud & Alley’s will kick off their spring concert series with Mary Gauthier. Mary Gauthier is an Americana troubadour, singer and songwriter who has released nine albums and received countless accolades since 1997. Her 2010 release of The Foundling was named the “No. 3 Record of the Year” by the Los Angeles Times. Scott Nolan and Joanna Miller will perform an opening set before backing Mary up during her performance.
On Saturday, April 13, Holly Williams will take the stage at Bud and Alley’s. This American singer/songwriter is the granddaughter of Hank Williams, Sr. and the daughter of Hank Williams, Jr. She’s not trying to live up to such notable names, but she isn’t trying to live it down either. Williams’ new album, The Highway, co-produced by Williams and Charlie Peacock (The Civil Wars) was released on February 5, 2013. The album includes Dierks Bentley, Jakob Dylan, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jackson Browne adding backing harmonies.
On Friday, April 19, Bud and Alley’s welcome back Willie Sugarcapps. Comprised of Will Kimbrough, Anthony Crawford, Savana Lee, Corky Hughes and Grayson Capps, this group is packing some serious talent and unlimited potential.
Wrapping up the spring concert series on Friday, April 26, Jennifer Steele (who is also the director of the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County) and a live band take the stage to perform a set of Patsy Cline’s hits. Steele is an accomplished actress and singer and starred in “Always Patsy Cline” at the Seaside Repertory Theatre, which was the most popular play in the theatre’s history.
These shows are rain or shine events. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of the show. Doors open at 4 p.m., opening acts take the stage at 4:30 p.m.