Summer in Northeast Florida brings balmy evenings and longer days, a perfect combination for enjoying live, local music. Walk through downtown St. Augustine any summer night and you’re bound to hear music floating through the streets.
From nationally recognized violinists in grand venues to free-spirited songwriters in a laid-back coastal backdrop, it’s all here — and ready for you to visit.
It’s an American tradition: enjoying a concert in the town square on a summer night. Set out your blanket for a free concert every Thursday night from Memorial Day to Labor Day in the nation’s oldest public park.
End your beach day with local bands and performers at the St. Augustine Beach Pier pavilion from 6-9 p.m. every Wednesday from May through September.
Grab a drink and a loved one for a romantic evening under lantern-lit oak trees on historic St. George Street. Catch a free live show Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.
For those looking for a dinner spot with good tunes or late-night live music, historic downtown St. Augustine won’t disappoint. Check out this list of restaurants and bars with weekly live music. For the self-proclaimed night owls, the following list of bars keep the drinks flowing and the good times rolling until 2 a.m.: Scarlett Ohara’s (open till 2 a.m. Friday-Saturday), Meehan’s Irish Pub, Bar with No Name and Stogies Cigar Bar.
Did you know the largest, free classical music festival takes place each June in St. Augustine? Over 6 days during the last 2 weeks in June, audiences enjoy world-class musicians and internationally known guest artists performing in the acoustically splendid (and gorgeous) St. Augustine Cathedral Basilica.
St. Augustine’s growing community of songwriters and musicians needed a way to showcase their talent in a big way. And the Sing Out Loud Festival was born. For three weekends on stages throughout the city, this music festival brings together both national and local musicians and songwriters. The inaugural festival in 2016 attracted an estimated 15,000 music fans and featured 315 artists.
Located in a restored church in Ponte Vedra Beach, this intimate venue hosts concerts, orchestras, comedy shows and more. Come to town for a show or see who’s playing during your visit.
This 4,100-seat state-of-the-art outdoor amphitheater hosts world-renowned musicians and events throughout the year. For a full calendar of upcoming shows visit www.staugamphitheatre.com.