Returning for its 24th season, the music series has been called “the best way to spend a Thursday night in St. Augustine.”
From the City of St. Augustine
Concerts in the Plaza, St. Augustineâ€™s summer-long music series, returns for its 24th season with great music in a great place. The free concerts, held in the Plaza de la ConstituciÃ³n, run all summer long, every Thursday at 7Â p.m.Â between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
All concerts are free and attendees should bring lounge chairs for seating.Â Picnic dinners are popular, but alcoholic beverages are prohibited in the Plaza.
|May 29||The Driftwoodsbluegrass & beyond|
|June 5||The House Catsjazz, swing & jump blues|
|June 12||Big PineappleHawaiian/jazz|
|June 19||Bob & Joline & the Friends of Mine Bandacoustic Americana|
|June 26||Mid Life Crisisvariety of pop & rock classic|
|July 3||An Evening of Gospel Musiccommemorating the 50th anniversary of the passage of theÂ 1964 Civil Rights Act|
|July 10||Ancient City Slickersbig fun music|
|July 17||The Falling Bonesvintage rock/rhythm & blues|
|July 24||The Grapes of Rothrock and roll|
|July 31||Rob Ellis Peck & Friendsblues & rock|
|August 7||The Mike Hart Bandblues, jazz & rock|
|August 14||The Company60’s & 70’s pop rock|
|August 21||The Rick Acrusa Bandclassic rock|
|August 28||Lonesome Bert & the Skinny Lizardsoriginal American|
Reminiscent of days gone by when friends and families would gather on an early summer evening to listen to music in the town square,Â Concerts in the PlazaÂ brings a wide variety of musical entertainment to St. Augustineâ€™s historic downtown all summer long. The series is known for showcasing the best in regional musical talent including bluegrass and blues, jazz and country, swing and folk, old time and popular rock: Concerts in the Plaza has something for everyone.
The series has been called â€œthe best way to spend a Thursday night in St. Augustine,â€ and itâ€™s easy to understand why when enjoying quality musical entertainment while sitting under the majestic oaks of theÂ Plaza de la ConstituciÃ³n, a gathering place for the people of St. Augustine for well over four centuries.
The Plaza is located in the heart of St. Augustine between Cathedral Place and King Street, just to the west of the Bridge of Lions. Each week performers entertain from The Gazebo, a fixture in the center of the Plaza for nearly a century. There is no permanent seating in the Plaza so attendees should bring lounge chairs. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited in the Plaza de la ConstituciÃ³n, but picnic dinners are welcome.
On street parking is available near the Plaza and is free throughout the city after 5:00pm. Parking is also available in theÂ Historic Downtown Parking FacilityÂ (HDPF) located at the St. Augustine & St. Johns County Visitors Information Center, a 10-minute walk along St. George St. from the Plaza. The cost for parking in the HDPF is $10 per entry or $3 with aÂ ParkNow card.
Rain? What rain?
Because Floridaâ€™s summer rain showers are usually brief, even when heavy, it is rare for a performance to be cancelled in advance. As is often said: The only way youâ€™ll know if a concert is cancelled is to be there. Performances may be postponed if the rain seems brief, but cancelled only if the weather prohibits the performance from continuing. If a concert is cancelled in advance, every effort will be made to notify the public through the local media.
Looking for more great music this summer?
If you like the idea of more great music in another great place, plan to take inÂ Music by the Sea, the St. Augustine Beach Civic Association’s free summer concerts series. For a complete schedule, location and more details, visitÂ www.thecivicassociation.comÂ and click on “Music by the Sea Concert Series.”
Need to know more?
Concerts in the PlazaÂ is produced by the City of St. Augustine with support from the St. Johns County Tourist Development Council. For more information, call 904.825.1004 during weekday office hours or emailÂ email@example.com. For complete visitor information, contact Florida’s Historic Coast atwww.floridashistoriccoast.com, or call 800.653.2489.