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. Augustineâ€™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 ConstituciÃ³n, 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
June 18 — Bob & Joline & the Friends of Mine Band
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
â€˜60s party and dance rock
July 23 — The Grapes of Roth
July 30 — Rob Ellis Peck & Friends
blues & rock
Aug 6 — Mike Hartâ€™s Decoy
blues, jazz & rock
Aug 13 — The Committee
classic rock and originals
Aug 20 — The Rick Arcusa Band
Aug 27 — The Gatorbone Band
original acoustic, jazz, swing, countrypolitian
Sept 3 — Lonesome Bert & The Skinny Lizards
All concerts are free and attendees should bring
lounge chairs for seating. Picnic dinners are popular, but
alcoholic beverages are prohibited in the Plaza.
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. 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 the 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 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 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 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 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 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 email@example.com. For complete visitor information, contact Florida’s Historic Coast at www.FloridasHistoricCoast.com, or call 800.653.2489.