What could be better than listening to music and eating delicious food on the beach watching the sunset? Not much!
This summer marks the 17th annual Music by the Sea series where you and your family can enjoy the music, food, and fun by the ocean. The festival is presented by the St. Augustine Beach Civics Association. This free, family-friendly concert and food series occurs every Wednesday evening for 19 weeks – rain or shine!
The series was started to promote St. Augustine’s local cuisine and musicians. Each week, a different local restuarant and band team together to create a fun evening for you and the whole family to unwind. This event provides relaxing vibes for both vacationers and locals.
Between May 8 and September 11, you will find a different local band playing at the Pavillion at St. John’s County Pier on St. Augustine beach. There’s quite a lineup this year, featuring bands that span a variety of genres, including Jazz, Country, Rock, 80s cover bands, Pop, Latin, and more! There’s something for everyone and you can find this summer’s entire lineup below or here. The food lineup has yet to be determined.
In addition to jamming out to some great music, you’ll also have the opportunity to try a variety of local resturaunts. Just as a different band is represented each week, a different local restuarant provides food . The concert itself is free of charge, and meals cost $10 or less per person.
Rain or Shine!
Music by the Sea will be held rain or shine. The concert and food are a great way to etiher enjoy the beautiful sunet or brighten up a rainy day. Should the weather prove more hazardous, any updates or cancellations (which are very rare) can be found at the event’s Facebook page.
There are plenty of things to do while you’re staying at Beacher’s Lodge in St. Augustine, and the Music by the Sea series is one of the best activities to help you relax and unwind. So kick off your shoes, grab a bite to eat, and ride the vibes on beautiful St. Augustine beach!
When: Every Wednesday evening between 6 – 9 p.m., May 8 through September 11
Where: St. John’s Pier Pavillion at St. Augustine Beach
Admission: General admission is free and meal tickets are $10 or less
- Additional information can be found by calling (904) 347-8007
- Those requiring wheelchair access are asked to request accomodation two days in advance
- Dogs are welcome! Just make sure your furry pal has a leash and will respect the other concert-goers
- Please feel free to bring a cooler, chairs, and blankets
- There are free shuttles from satellite parking lots that run between 5:45 – 9:30 p.m. Additional parking information can be found here or by calling the number above.
- Music Lineup for Music by the Sea 2019
5/8 Fruit Cove Middle School Jazz
5/15 Jax English Salsa Band Latin
5/22 Amy Alysia & Soul Operation R & B, Soul, and more
5/29 Vegas Gray ’70s and ’80s Rock
6/5 Peter Karp Band Soulful Rock & Blues
6/12 Slang ’80s Tribute
6/19 Josh Stewart Band Country and Rock
6/26 Those Guys Classic and Southern Rock
7/3 Ain’t 2 Proud Pop Dance
7/10 JW Gilmore Blues
7/17 Soulfire Funk, Disco, Pop
7/24 Duffy Bishop Band Jazz, Blues, and more
7/31 Bluez Dudez Blues and Classic Rock
8/7 STR8-Up Dance, Pop, and Disco
8/14 Grapes of Roth Classic and Alternative Rock
8/21 Catch the Groove Jazz
8/28 Southern Chaos Country / Country 106.3 FM Night
9/4 Almost Dead Tie Dye Rock
9/11 Chilula Pop, Dance, and more