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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: 

  • 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

The Bands!

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

The St. Augustine amphitheatre is an integral part of the town’s community. It’s a place where people can gather to experience music, movies, and magic. The venue is the perfect blend of rich history and vibrant community.

The amphitheatre was built in 1965 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the town. Florida’s official state play – The Cross and the Sword – debuted on the amphiteatre stage when the amphiteatre opened. Written by Dr. Paul Green, the symphonic drama depicts life in St. Augustine during its founding and earliest years. The play’s final performance was in 1996.

The amphitheatre found new life in 2002 when St. John’s County decided to renovate the venue. This rennovation took 5 years. Located in Anastasia State Park, the current amphitheatre grounds cover 16 acres – including the historic rock quarry. The coquina rock quarry was used to build Castillo de San Marcos and other early homes and businesses in St. Augustine. Today, the amphitheatre can host up to 4100 guests and features tours from local and national talent on its stage.

There’s truly something for everyone at the Amphitheatre. While you’re visiting St. Augustine, take a look at some of the events happening every week. Stop by the Farmer’s Market and taste some fresh Florida produce and baked goods. Or stop by the Art at Night to find one-of-a-kind gifts made from local artists. Stroll the gorgeous grounds and experience the history and sense of community that’s embodied in the St. Augustine Amphitheatre.

Farmer’s market
Hours: Every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

St. Augustine's Amphitheatre Farmer's Market

The famer’s market is free and open to the public. Experience some of the finest food that Florida has to offer! The Farmer’s Market doesn’t just have produce – there are also plenty of vendors selling prepared food and drink, unique art and gifts, and local musical artists. The market has been a vital part of the community for 20 years.

Each weekend includes special events at the Farmer’s Market:

1st and 3rd Saturday of the month – The St. John’s County Public Library Bookmobile
1st Saturday of the month – 9 a.m. Yoga at the Market
4th Saturday of the month – Tangible Taste cooking demonstration

Night Market
Hours: Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The St. Augustine Amphitheatre Night Market runs every 2nd and 4th Tuesday night between March and October. It’s open to the public and features free admission and free parking. Come experience over 90 vendors selling art, handmade crafts, and other goods. There is also live entertainment, plenty of food, and a full bar.  The night market is a great way to unwind after a busy day.

Music & Events

St. Augustine's Amphitheatre

If you’re a music lover, come enjoy some of the great bands that play here! Over the years the amphitheatre has showcased acts like Santana, Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini, Sublime and so many more!

Orchestras, rock bands, R&B singers, and country aritists have all graced the stage. Since the amphitheatre is one of the few open-air theaters left, it’s a big draw for successful artists.

It has a casual, fun feel. People bike, walk, or drive to the venue and enjoy food trucks, drinks, and dancing on the front porch before the main event begins!

The amphitheatre also hosts entertainment stars from all over the country. Head over to the official St. Augustine Amphitheatre website for a full, updated list of upcoming concerts and events. You can purchase tickets from the website.

The Amphitheatre is located just 15 minutes from Beacher’s Lodge!

St. Augustine Amphitheatre
1340C A1A South
St. Augustine, FL 32080

Phone: (904) 209-3746
Box Office: (904) 209-0367
Website: https://www.staugamphitheatre.com/

The Ampthitheatre has so much to offer during your stay in the beautiful, vibrant St. Augustine. There’s something for everyone here and we hope you and your family can experience the rich history and warm community that’s embodied in the St. Augustine Amphitheatre.

No matter if you come for the market or to jam out to some great music, the St. Augustine Amphetheatre is the place to be!