FREE Concerts in the Plaza every Thursday

Concerts in the Plaza are held in the gazebo in the Plaza de la Constitucion, between King Street and Cathedral Place in downtown St. Augustine. (file image)

Concerts in the Plaza are held in the gazebo in the Plaza de la Constitucion, between King Street and Cathedral Place in downtown St. Augustine. Concerts begin at 7 p.m. each Thursday through Aug. 28. Bring chairs and blankets for seating.  (file image)

From the City of St. Augustine

Concerts in the Plaza, St. Augustine’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 Constitución, run all summer long, every Thursday at 7 p.m. between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

All concerts are free and attendees should bring lounge chairs for seating. Picnic dinners are popular, but alcoholic beverages are prohibited in the Plaza.

Concert schedule

 

May 29 The Driftwoods, bluegrass & beyond
June 5 The House Cats, jazz, swing & jump blues
June 12 Big Pineapple, Hawaiian/jazz
June 19 Bob & Joline & the Friends of Mine Band, acoustic Americana
June 26 Mid Life Crisis, variety of pop & rock classic
July 3 -CANCELED DUE TO RAIN An Evening of Gospel Music commemorating the 50th anniversary of the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act
July 10 Ancient City Slickers, big fun music
July 17 The Falling Bones, vintage rock/rhythm & blues
July 24 The Grapes of Roth, rock and roll
July 31 Rob Ellis Peck & Friends, blues & rock
August 7 The Mike Hart Band blues, jazz & rock
August 14 The Company, 60′s & 70′s pop rock
August 21 The Rick Acrusa Band, classic rock
August 28 Lonesome Bert & the Skinny Lizards, original American

The Experience

Reminiscent of days gone by when friends and families would gather on an early summer evening to listen to music in the town square, Concerts in the Plaza brings a wide variety of musical entertainment to St. Augustine’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 Location

The series has been called “the best way to spend a Thursday night in St. Augustine,” and it’s easy to understand why when enjoying quality musical entertainment while sitting under the majestic oaks of the Plaza de la Constitución, 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 Constitución, but picnic dinners are welcome.

Parking

On street parking is available near the Plaza and is free throughout the city after 5:00pm. Parking is also available in the Historic Downtown Parking Facility (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 a ParkNow card.

Rain? What rain?

Because Florida’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 you’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 in Music by the Sea, the St. Augustine Beach Civic Association’s free summer concerts series. For a complete schedule, location and more details, visit www.thecivicassociation.com and click on “Music by the Sea Concert Series.”

Need to know more?

Concerts in the Plaza 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 email info@citystaug.com. For complete visitor information, contact Florida’s Historic Coast atwww.floridashistoriccoast.com, or call 800.653.2489.

 

 

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