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Outdoor ’70s tribute concert in Niceville

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Do you know where your leisure suit is? You’d better find it – quick! LavaLamp, the preeminent 1970s tribute band in the Southeast, is coming to Niceville on Thursday, July 9, 2015. Join the Niceville-Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce and Northwest Florida State College for a night of family fun, entertainment and great local food with a concert under the stars, as LavaLamp performs at the college’s 3,000 capacity amphitheater in Niceville at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center.

The LavaLamp concert is 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on July 9, and attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite 70s outfit to participate in a costume contest during intermission. Waste Management of the Gulf Coast is the Signature Sponsor for the LavaLamp concert. The event is the second concert the Niceville-Valparaiso Chamber has partnered with the college to offer the community, and it’s sure to be a great event for all ages.

Tickets are $10 each for adults and $5 for youth age 12 and younger and are available for purchase at the Chamber office, through the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Box Office, or at-the-gate the night of the concert beginning at 6 p.m. The Box Office is open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for phone or in-person sales at (850) 729-6000. Purchase online here.

Chamber member restaurants will be on-hand selling food throughout the concert (cash only). Concert-goers are welcome to bring picnics, lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the concert from the lawn. Fixed seating in the amphitheater is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Pets are not allowed.

“We are excited to build on the success of last year’s concert,” said Chamber President & CEO Tricia Brunson. “We have a beautiful amphitheater that our residents should enjoy more often and this concert gives them the opportunity to do so!”

The Seventies were a gold mine for music lovers, and LavaLamp grew up on the tunes of this decade. The band blends an entertaining mix of Seventies soul, funk, disco, and AM Gold hits into a frenzy of on-stage excitement. Dressed in polyester, bell-bottoms, leisure suits, afros – well, you get the picture – the guys look the part from the minute the show begins. On-stage lavalamps help to set the mood, and the music comes to life and instantly takes you back to the funkiest time in music history.

These cats will put the “Yes” in polyester, and you’re sure to be dancin’ in the grass (at the amphitheater) at this family-friendly concert. For more information – contact the Chamber at 678-2323 or events@nicevillechamber.com or see the events section of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center website.

The amphitheater is located on the grounds of the Mattie Kelly Fine & Performing Arts Center on the Niceville campus of NWF State College at 100 College Boulevard. The outdoor venue is adjacent to the main parking lot of the arts complex and next to the Arts Center’s Art Galleries and Marie Snow Greene Visual Arts building.

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