Mike Whitty fell in love with the Beaches of South Walton on his first visit, when he performed here with the band Pale Blue Dot in the summer of 2009. Four years later, Visit South Walton awarded him 2013 Performer of the Year. His new cd, Sunshine State is a high energy tip of the hat to the early days of rock and roll, country, and beach music. Mike moved to the Grayton Beach area in 2009, where he lives with his wife, Dawn, and son, Chap. Mike Whitty performs in the 30A area regularly, and has participated in the 30A Songwriters Festival since its inception. Mike Whitty has been entertaining crowds for 25 years across 49 states.
He was signed in his early twenties to RCA records in Nashville, as a primary songwriter, bassist and vocalist for the Thompson Brothers Band. His songs have appeared in The Diary of A Wimpy Kid, MTVs The Real World, and EA sports John Madden Football. He has warmed up the stage for Willie Nelson, The B52s, The Black Keys, and Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones, among many others. He has shared the stage with George Jones, Steve Earle, Allison Moorer, Radney Foster and Bill LLoyd He currently performs up and down the Emerald coast as a solo artist, with his band The Courtyard Saints, and hosts Local favorite event, The Sand Ole Opry.