Emerald Coast Concert Association
1960 - 2013
Celebrating its 53rd season as Okaloosa County's
Premier Arts Presenter
ALL SIX 2012-13 SHOWS FOR ONLY $120.00. All Sales by Check, Cash, Visa, or Master Card. E.C.C.A will be utilizing three venues for the season – the Ft. Walton Beach Civic Auditorium, Mattie Kelly Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville, Florida, and Emerald Coast Convention Center on Okaloosa Island. NOTE* Single tickets for Shows at FWB Civic Auditorium will be $22.00 advance purchase.... or.... $25 at the door. Shows at Mattie Kelly Performing Arts Center, advance purchase $30.00.... or.... $35.00 at the door. Tickets for children under 18 years are $10.00 purchased in advance or at the door.
TO PURCHASE TICKETS: Call 850-362-9356
TO ADVERTISE IN OUR PROGRAM BROCHURE CLICK ON "TICKET SALES"
Emerald Coast Concert Association salutes our veteran and active duty military men and women
Welcome to the Emerald Coast Concert Association Online. Your Online home for concerts and arts education in Okaloosa County.
ECCA is celebrating the excitement of live entertainment and cultural experiences to the Emerald Coast of Florida.
The Emerald Coast Concert Association's purpose is to present, promote, and sponsor the highest quality, artistically and culturally diverse performing arts performances from stages around the world and to provide educational opportunities to the youth of Okaloosa County in conjunction with these performances.
The Emerald Coast Concert Association (ECCA) held its installation of officers ceremony at a reception recently held at the
Fort Walton Yacht Club.
President Johann Behnken
Immediate Past President Susan Kneller
Vice President and Administration Becky Belcher
Vice President and Membership Susan Kneller
Secretary Ursel Behnken
Treasurer Nita Wilkinson
Grants, Special Events Susan Kneller
Programs & Brochures Susan Kneller
Co-Chair w/Susan Kneller John Sessler
Webmaster Bill Zuppa
Public Relations Ursel Behnken
Ways and Means Joseph Salazar
ADA Contact/Calling Chair Gloria Troiano
Stage Director Bill Crouch
Stage Director Co-Chair Gordon Hurd
At Large Board Member Ray Ayotte
HONORARY LIFETIME MEMBERS
Frances (Griffith) Patrick ...... Gwen Hansen
Carol (Bennett) Kelly ...... Eunice (Smith) Willi
FRIENDS OF ECCA
Audio Shade Tree Sound Joe Minnamon
City of Ft. Walton Beach Tiffiny Corcoran
NWFSC Assoc. Director Jeanette Shires
NWFSC Stage Director Robert Whitaker
NWFSC Stage Director Bill & Debbie Seidl
FWB Civic Auditorium Scott Van Dyke
FWB Civic Auditorium Lillian Johnson
History of E.C.C.A.
The Emerald Coast Concert Association, Inc., a state-chartered, non- profit Organization, was founded in 1960 as the Playground Mutual Concert Association. Concerned by the lack of cultural events in the Ft. Walton Beach area, local residents thought of a way to bring wonderful music and dance from across the United States and around the world to our front door through the presentation of an annual series of public concerts.
Still a viable and important supplier of outstanding entertainment, the group consists only of volunteers. They are your neighbors and derive pleasure from their efforts to bring culture and entertainment through the performing arts to the citizens of the Emerald Coast. Year after year, they arrange concerts to appeal to the many and varied interests of the audience. If you would like to become part of this group, please click on the "Join ECCA" tab above.
Patron memberships, season memberships, corporate sponsorships, and individual ticket sales go toward the purchase of concerts and the organization's operating expenses. E.C.C.A. is granted tax exemption under Section 501 (c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions are deductible as provided in Section 170 of the Code.
In recent years E.C.C.A. has reached out into the schools, affording students the opportunity to see professional performers up close School performances are provided FREE to requesting schools. . E.C.C.A. also works closely with organizations serving the handicapped and elderly of Okaloosa County and provides free or discount tickets for public performances.
This season, the E.C.C.A. will venture into a totally new realm as we attempt to encourage appreciation of the performing arts among the children of Okaloosa County. We will be supporting the grassroots efforts of two local children's theatre groups.
The purpose of the Emerald Coast Concert Association is to provide an annual series of concerts/programs that enhance the cultural environment of the communities of the Emerald Coast of Northwest Florida. It strives to serve the citizens of Ft. Walton Beach, Shalimar, Niceville, Valparaiso, Mary Esther, Cinco Bayou, Destin, Crestview, and the surrounding rural/unincorporated areas of Okaloosa County and its neighbors.
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