Cruise in for movies, concerts


Cadillac Willy will perform in the Destin harbor in July.

Special to The Log
Published: Friday, May 9, 2014 at 11:57 AM.

Use your boat for movies and concerts during the Summer Boating Splash Series sponsored by Legendary Marine and North Light Marina in Niceville. The special event series includes two live concerts featuring local headline bands, along with two popular boating-themed movies, both of which will be staged on the big screen in waterfront locations.

The Summer Boating Splash Series kicks off May 17 with a showing of “Captain Ron” featuring actors Kurt Russell and Martin Short. It will be shown at sunset on a giant 26’ screen with concert quality sound at North Light Marina in Niceville. The venue will also host a live concert featuring the band Heritage from 4-8 p.m. on June 28.

Things will be hopping on Destin harbor from 4-8 p.m. on July 26 as Cadillac Willy performs live. And in keeping with the nationally promoted shark month in August, “Jaws” will be the featured flick on Aug. 23, starting at sunset. The specific location site for these two events in/around the harbor will be announced.

“We're very excited to partner with Legendary Marine to host these fun, focused boating events,” said North Light Marina Director of Marketing Therese Van Gogh. “Our area is a favorite for boating activities, from fishing to Crab Island to cruising the intra coastal waterway. Our boat-up band concerts and movies are just another way to experience boating and fun on the water.” 

“We are all about creating fun experiences for boaters to get together with their families and friends to enjoy time on the water,” said Legendary Marine Managing Partner Fred Pace. “We are very pleased to be working with North Light and hope to see a great turnout of boaters from our joint marinas and throughout the area for what is sure to be very memorable events.”

The events are free to the boating public and “seating” will be available on a first-come first-anchor basis. Three national gold sponsors are already aboard for the event including Cobalt Boats, Scout Boats and Sea Hunt, all three leading new boat brands represented and sold by Legendary Marine. Additional local sponsors are also invited to participate. For local sponsorship information, contact Therese Van Gogh at 850-678-2350 or email

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