Stacie Marie Bollmann Stacie Marie Bollmann is a professional performer, singer, teacher, and songwriter originally from Virginia Beach, Virginia.  She sings, plays ukulele, and piano. At the young age of 6, Stacie began her musical training while singing with her unique family band  (Blended). They traveled throughout the United States...
By Josette Rhodes Every so often an artist comes along with that little something special. As you hear their song, you find yourself listening a bit deeper, you feel your head tilt as you pause to catch every tone and word. A hush will move through the audience as the...
Crescendo!, Feb. 14-16 Sinfonia Gulf Coast, our region’s only fully professional symphony orchestra, is pleased to announce the full line up for its annual fundraiser Crescendo! A Cultural and Culinary extravaganza, slated for February 14-16, 2020. On Friday, Feb. 14 at 6 p.m. Crescendo! will begin with a series of...

30A Songwriter’s Fest

If You Go… This year’s 11th Anniversary 30A Songwriter’s Festival lineup brings together more than 195 songwriters, over 250 performances at more than 25 local venues from large outdoor stages to small intimate cafés! Popular ones include 723 Whiskey Bravo featuring casual, coastal cuisine, creative cocktails and amazing open-air rooftop...
By Lisa Cyr When congratulating our youngest son, Luke, on his 26th birthday, I mentioned to him a song entitled “Clair de Lune” (moonlight) by Claude Debussy which he performed on piano at around age 12.  I recall him performing it beautifully. His response was: “I remember I took up learning...
By Josette Rhodes, 30A Songwriter Radio When you live in a small town and you listen closely you will hear its heartbeat. A heartbeat fueled by the passion of its residents; a collective orchestra pulsing through our lives. And sometimes, if we are lucky enough, we get to meet the bandleader. For...
Join Sinfonia for the most festive holiday concert along the Gulf Coast featuring Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe Award-nominated singer/actor of the stage and screen Matthew Morrison. Morrison joins Sinfonia’s full orchestra for an evening of the most cherished holiday medleys, plus many of the songs that he has...
My favorite life skill is, “Take what you do know, to figure out what you don’t know.”  I have it posted on my piano room door just high enough for a student’s eyes to see it over the piano. As a student gazes wearily at the sheet music, trying...
By Josette Rhodes I had the pleasure of meeting Laura Vida when she came into 30A Songwriter Radio on our Tuesday Night Open Mic. The first thing I noticed about her was her presence. She is the type of person that you feel when she walks into a room. There...
The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast (BGCEC) is pleased to invite the public to enjoy the sounds of the season at the 2nd Annual Merry Little Christmas Concert on Thursday, Dec.12 at 6 p.m. at the Grayton Beer Taproom. The concert, presented by Pizza by the...

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