To say that it's been a "challenging year" in the tourism business would be an understatement. Like other businesses in this economy, we've all had to be more creative when it comes to enticing folks to spend their hard-earned money with us on Amelia Island. One of the tried-and-true events to help in that endeavor is our monthly "Sounds On Centre," a free concert on the first Friday of every month that turns into a street party for tourists and locals, alike. This is Gil Langley, our Convention and Visitors Bureau president, beaming at the crowds on this perfect Friday evening. Lots o' tourists, locals, pirates, dancing and carrying on. As usual, a fun time was had by all.