As the weather cools and fall arrives, Mexico Beach is heating up with a September concert series that will feature area talent each Thursday night at Sunset Park.


As the weather cools and fall arrives, Mexico Beach is heating up with a September concert series that will feature area talent each Thursday night at Sunset Park.



Music in the Park started in 2005 and attendees of the family-friendly event are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets and coolers to each concert.



“It offers visitors and residents the opportunity to enjoy great talent and an amazing sunset,” said Community Development Council executive director Kimberly Shoaf. “It’s a really laid back event.”



This year’s lineup includes 2004 Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Jerry Salley with Bo Spring on Sept. 5, Heat and the Zydeco Gents Sept. 12, Rockin’ Randall and the Gang will take the stage Sept. 19 and Nashville sensations Charlie and Dana Black will round out the concert series Sept. 19.



“We try to get bands that are local to the area or have visited in the past and been a hit,” said Shoaf.



At the kickoff event Sept. 5, the Mexico Beach Volunteer Fire Department will be on-site serving up free hot dogs, chips and drinks. Donations will be accepted.



Each concert starts at 6 p.m. CT and lasts until 8 p.m. Parking is available at the El Governor Motel on U.S. Highway 98.