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 We are sorry having to inform you that the Emerald Coast Concert Association has closed its doors after over 53 years of volunteer service to the community. 

Johann Behnken, President

Emerald Coast Concert Association

E. C. C. A.

1960 - 2014   

Celebrating its 54th season as Okaloosa County's

Premier Arts Presenter      

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Single tickets are $25 for the Linda Gentille and John Denver concerts, but $30 for Peter, Paul & Mary. Students and children under 18 are $10. Tickets at the door will be $5 more.

Anyone buying the series of all three concerts will receive a 10% discount.

 For information call 850-362-9356 or online at www.emeraldcoastconcerts.org

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Emerald Coast Concert Association is a proud supporter of the

Veterans Memorial Tribute Tower




By actively participating, you can help make the
concert season a continued success for many more years and help to enrich the cultural lives of all!



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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.


2013-2014 OFFICERS

President                                        Johann Behnken

Vice President                                Bill Crouch

Immediate Past President              Susan Kneller

Secretary                                        Becky Belcher

Treasurer                                        Bill Zuppa



Membership Chair                                  Ray Ayotte

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   


Frances (Griffith) Patrick ...... Gwen Hansen

Carol (Bennett) Kelly ...... Eunice (Smith) Willi


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

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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.


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ECCA Mission

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.


Click on the following logo to visit the

Okaloosa Arts Alliance Web Site:



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Contact Information

Purchase Tickets:
Postal address
          Emerald Coast Concert Assn.
P.O. Box 815
Ft Walton Beach, Florida 32549
Electronic mail
General Information: info@emeraldcoastconcerts.org
Sales: info@emeraldcoastconcerts.org
Customer Support:
The Emerald Coast Concert Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  Profits from shows are used for educational outreach in Okaloosa County.
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Last modified: October 25, 2014