The Port Theatre will be the setting Friday for a special concert as The Krickets celebrate the release of their second album, “Red Bird.” The album was recorded in Nashville with producer Sam Ashworth, the group recording 12 songs and a music video song series for Scenes Media.

“Red Bird” is the follow-up to the 2016 release, “Spanish Moss Sirens.”

That debut, produced by Ben Tanner of the Alabama Shakes, showcased the “folk-harmony-driven” songs with “earthy acoustic instrumentation” that was labeled by Paste Magazine “a truly stunning one-of-a-kind sound.”

The band was named the 2016 IMEA Folk Artist of the Year and received the 2016 Folk Singer/Songwriter Song of the Year at the Independent Music Awards.

The Krickets, as group, emerged from a benefit concert the four played to honor Cristina “Cricket” Russell, who passed away of breast cancer at a young age.

The group donates a portion of all album sales to The Cricket Fund and Beyond which provides women’s health services to the uninsured.

Those who supported the new album, “Red Bird,” at $100 or above during the Kickstarter campaign will receive two free VIP tickets to Friday’s concert.

Doors open for VIP tickets at 6 p.m. ET with a meet-and-greet and a free drink ticket.

Doors open for general admission at 6:45 p.m. with The Krickets taking the stage at 7 p.m. ET.

Tickets are $25 for general admission, $50 for VIP.

For tickets and more information about the upcoming shows visit



Music in the Park in Mexico Beach. The “Music in the Park” series returns to Parker Park in Mexico Beach during the month of September.

Each concert is held 5-7 p.m. CT Thursdays, this week with Baby Gray.

Good music and good times, the concert is free.

There will also be hot dogs and hamburgers, chips and a drink for a suggested donation of $5 (or more), benefiting Helping Hands. All proceeds go to Helping Hands.

Helping Hands has a goal of $15,000 to be purchase a 300-foot mobi mat on the beach to make a pathway down to the water for anybody who has trouble walking in the sand.


Rotary Club pancake breakfast fundraiser. The Port St. Joe Rotary Club will hold a pancake breakfast 8-10 a.m. ET Saturday at Sunset Coastal Grill. The breakfast is a $6 donation. All proceeds benefit the Rotary Club’s college scholarship program for local high school seniors.



Shop the SaltAir Farmers Market. The Port St. Joe SaltAir Farmers Market, in its 11th year, is held the first and third Saturdays of the month at City Commons adjacent to Port St. Joe City Hall, at the intersection of Reid Ave. and Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd. The market is held 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. ET. At the market you may find fresh seasonal produce, jewelry, tie dye, carved woodwork and much more.



Check out the photography show at The Joe. The “Community Photography Show” is currently exhibiting at The Joe Center for the Arts, 201 Reid Ave. in Port St. Joe. The show features over 140 photographs from talented photographers across the Forgotten Coast. The exhibit, open Thursday through Saturday each week, is free. The Joe is a community art center, sponsored by the Forgotten Coastal Cultural Coalition, with a mission to educate, exhibit, partner and inspire through the arts. The show ends Oct. 4.