May 28-Sept. 3: St. Augustine’s FREE Concerts in the Plaza

Returning for its 25th season, Concerts in the Plaza 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. Augustine’s summer-long music series, returns for its 25th 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 7:00pm between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

2015 Concerts in the Plaza Schedule

For a printable schedule, click here.

May 28 — The Driftwoods

bluegrass with a touch of swing

June 4 — The House Cats

jazz, swing, blues

June 11 — Big Pineapple

Hawaiian jazz

June 18 — Bob & Joline & the Friends of Mine Band

’60s folk

June 25 — Mid-Life Crisis

variety of pop, rock, disco, & country classics

July 2 — Ancient City Brass Band

brass band standards

July 9 — Ancient City Slickers

big fun music

July 16 — The Falling Bones

‘60s party and dance rock

July 23 — The Grapes of Roth

classic rock

July 30 — Rob Ellis Peck & Friends

blues & rock

Aug 6 — Mike Hart’s Decoy

blues, jazz & rock

Aug 13The Committee

classic rock and originals

Aug 20The Rick Arcusa Band

classic rock

Aug 27The Gatorbone Band

original acoustic, jazz, swing, countrypolitian

Sept 3Lonesome Bert & The Skinny Lizards

original Americana

All concerts are free and attendees should bring

lounge chairs for seating. Picnic dinners are popular, but

alcoholic beverages are prohibited in the Plaza.

Concerts in the Plaza are held from 7 to 9 p.m. every Thursday starting May 28 through Sept. 3, 2015 in the Plaza de la Constitucion, between King Street and Cathedral Place, in downtown St. Augustine. Photo from 2014 by Renee Unsworth

Concerts in the Plaza are held from 7 to 9 p.m. every Thursday starting May 28 through Sept. 3, 2015 in the Plaza de la Constitucion, between King Street and Cathedral Place, in downtown St. Augustine. Photo from 2014 by Renee Unsworth

The Experience

Reminiscent of days gone by when friends and families would gather on a 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 Pl. and King St., just 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), 10 S. Castillo Dr., located at the St. Augustine Visitors Information Center, a 10-minute walk along St. George St. from the Plaza. The cost for parking in the HDPF is $12 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 on Wednesday evenings. For a complete schedule, location and more details, visit www.FreeBeachConcerts.com.

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 at www.FloridasHistoricCoast.com, or call 800.653.2489.

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