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March 01, 2012 16:42 ET

Country Music Lovers Head to Hotels in Destin, Florida for Charitable Concert Event

Darius Rucker Headlines the Inaugural ANNIKA & Friends Concert

DESTIN, FL--(Marketwire - Mar 1, 2012) - Music fans may remember Darius Rucker as the lead singer of Hootie and the Blowfish, and on Sunday, May 13, 2012, Rucker will find himself as front man once again, this time as the headliner for a charity concert held at Grand Boulevard in Destin, Florida.

Proceeds from the concert, the inaugural event for the ANNIKA Foundation, will go toward the implementation of SPARK, the nation's leading children's physical education program, into select northwest Florida elementary schools. This program is in line with the ANNIKA Foundation's own mission of educating youth on the importance of healthy living through fitness and nutrition. To learn more about the organization and the concert, being held near the Destin Beach, Florida hotel, visit

Both locals and out-of-town travelers can find overnight accommodations at the nearby Sandestin Golf Resort. Concert goers will find the Courtyard Sandestin at Grand Boulevard to be an affordable and convenient option with easy access to the event. Guestrooms offer complimentary wireless Internet, cable TV, and plush bedding, while a fitness center, pool, whirlpool, and sauna are just steps away. In the mornings, enjoy a cooked-to-order breakfast at the Courtyard Café, and come nightfall, toast to getting away with cocktails at the lobby bar. Plus, when you stay at this Destin, FL hotel, you'll also be in the heart of the Grand Boulevard at Sandestin, a new $250-million, 52-acre mixed-use town center, featuring specialty shopping, world-class restaurants, and a park.

As neighboring Eglin AFB hotels, the Courtyard Sandestin at Grand Boulevard and San Destin Golf and Beach Resort share a number of facilities, including four championship golf courses, 15 tennis courts, a day spa, and a variety of dining, entertainment, and shopping options.

To learn more about the Courtyard Sandestin at Grand Boulevard, visit the hotel website at, where you can book rooms, find packages and deals, and discover nearby attractions, including the marina and Miramar Beach.

About the Courtyard Sandestin at Grand Boulevard
Whether you're here on business or looking to get away, the Courtyard Sandestin at Grand Boulevard offers an affordable luxury stay in a tropical beach setting. Just steps from Miramar Beach and the marina, this Destin, FL, hotel sits on 2,400 amenity-filled acres and shares many of its facilities -- including a day spa; four championship golf courses; numerous dining, entertainment, and shopping options; and 15 tennis courts -- with the neighboring Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Exclusive to this hotel are a fitness center, sauna, pool, and whirlpool. While many guests will spend their time in the sun, others are here to work, and for that, the spacious guestrooms feature complimentary wireless Internet and large ergonomic desks, plus cable TV and comfortable bedding. To get your day started off on the right foot, enjoy a cooked-to-order breakfast at the Courtyard Café; in the evening, unwind with a cocktail at the lobby bar. The Courtyard Sandestin at Grand Boulevard is the ideal venue for weddings and events, with a serene beach setting and expert planners on hand to assist with every detail.

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    Courtyard Sandestin at Grand Boulevard
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