Updated Summer 2018 Music and Entertainment schedule for St. Augustine and Saint Augustine Beach, Florida. Click on links below for more information…
Trivia!!! Night at Ancient City Brewing Company
3420 Agricultural Center Dr.
Open Mic Night
Tradewinds Lounge 5-9 p.m.
SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS
St. Augustine Farmer’s Market at the Amphitheater (Saturday) 9 a.m -12 p.m.
St. Augustine Flea Market 9-4 p.m.
Salt Air Farmer’s Market 10-2 p.m.
101 Tolstoy Ln., Marineland
MAY 31-AUGUST 30 – CONCERTS IN THE PLAZA
EVERY THURSDAY FROM 7-9 p.m.
Concerts in the Plaza, St. Augustine’s free summer music series, returns for its 28th season serving up some of the best musical entertainment in northeast Florida. The series includes 14 weeks of two-hour concerts held every Thursday from The Gazebo in the Plaza de la Constitución starting at 7:00pm from May 31 through August 30. Admission is free. For complete information visit the City of St. Augustine Summer Concerts website.
Concerts in the Plaza 2018 Schedule
- May 31 – The Driftwoods – Bluegrass and beyond
- June 7 – Florida Brass Quintet – Dixieland, swing and more
- June 14 – The Mike Hart Band – Blues, rock, jazz
- June 21 – Rob Ellis Peck & Friends – Southern R&B, blues and classic rock and roll
- June 28 – Big Pineapple – Hawaiian jazz
- July 5 – Doug Carn & The Lincolnville – Brass Band Street parade jazz
- July 12 – Friends of Mine Band – Old time Florida tunes and classic folk music
- July 19 – The Raisin Cake Orchestra – Jazz from the teens, twenties, thirties
- July 26 – Sandals – 8-piece dance band, beach music and Motown
- August 2 – The Session – Jazz featuring the Great American Songbook
- August 9 – The Grapes of Roth – Classic rock favorites
- August 16 – Ancient City Slickers – Big fun music
- August 23 – The Dunehoppers – Bluegrass, folk, old-time
- August 30 – Lonesome Bert & The Skinny Lizards – Americana, songwriter, boogie
The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall proudly presents folk singer and American troubadour Don McLean live in concert. McLean will perform songs from his decades-long musical career including American Pie, Castles in the Air, Vincent and more. McLean is one of America’s most enduring singer-songwriters. Since first hitting the charts in 1971, McLean has amassed more than 40 gold and platinum records worldwide and in 2004, was inducted into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the performance is at 8 p.m. Admission ranges from $89-69. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach, 904-209- 3746
River City Players presents their summer production of Nana’s Naughty Knickers August 1-12th at the Scarlett- Hill Theater inside of the Larimer Arts Center at 216 Reid Street in Downtown Palatka. The comedy will run nine performances beginning with a Champagne Opening Night on the first of August. Tickets are available online. 216 Reid Street, Palatka, 904-377- 5044
AUG 2 – FARM SWAP AND MUSIC JAM
Enjoy music from local musicians while shopping for farm-fresh produce at the Florida Agricultural Museum. Musicians, singers and songwriters of folk, bluegrass, old time, fiddle, country and blues will be performing while vendors offer fruits, veggies, honeys, jellies, nuts, arts and crafts, tools, farm items, garage sale items, music supplies and instruments, ready-to-eat foods and drinks, plants and so much more. The event is open to the public from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. 7900 Old Kings Road, Palm Coast, 386-446-7630
Saddle up and head over to the St. Johns County Fairgrounds for monthly barrel, pole and other timed speed horse events. The event is open to public and free for spectators. Awards will be presented for each age group in each event. The races begin at 2 p.m. January through March and 5 p.m. April through November at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds. 5840 SR 207, Elkton
AUG 8 – OPEN ART STUDIO
Vilano Beach Art Programs offers an instructional art session at the North Shore Improvement Association Community Center on Vilano Beach each Wednesday. From noon-3 p.m., local artist Barb Valentine leads an open session where artists can come to share ideas and techniques and meet other artists. Tables and chairs are provided. Participants must bring their own art supplies. The cost is $10 for the general public and $5 for members. 120 Meadow Avenue, St. Augustine, 847-899-0808
This event is located at Beluthahatchee Park, the home grounds of the late Stetson Kennedy, whose home is a twice-dedicated literary landmark honoring Kennedy’s work and the work of his friend, American music legend Woody Guthrie. The music starts at 2 p.m. at the Hart House with tours of Stetson’s Cottage available at 1 p.m. and following the concert at 4 p.m. A donation of $10 per attendee is suggested. Reservations are required by phone or email. 1523 SR 13 N, Fruit Cove, 904-206-8304
The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall proudly welcomes the groundbreaking early ’80s rock band The Alarm. The Alarm was made in Wales, UK and by the time of 1981’s debut single Unsafe Building, they featured a daring mix of amped-up acoustic guitars, harmonica and passionate vocals that invited the enduring description “Bob Dylan meets The Clash.” Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show is at 8 p.m. Admission is $36.
Ponte Vedra Concert Hall – 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach
Aug 15 – Wednesday Market at the Pier
Rain or shine, come to the Wednesday Market at the Pier for fresh produce, baked goods, jewelry, and other quality hand-made gift and home decorating products. Local vendors & artists provide a wide variety of goods with a heavy emphasis on home grown, hand picked, and hand crafted items that are unique. Sponsored by the St. Augustine Beach Civic Association. Free. St. Johns County Pier
Aug 15 – Music by the Sea
Music by the Sea Free Concert Series, in its’ 16th season, is a popular, free weekly concert for everyone. The concert series, which runs through September 12, features a different band each Wednesday playing a variety of music that ranges from jazz, blues, classic rock, pop, reggae, disco and country. Bring your cooler, beach chair. Parking is limited at and around the pier…take advantage of the Park, Ride & Dance Shuttle. Free. St. Johns County Pier
Aug 16 – Concerts in the Plaza
Grab your lawn chairs or bring a blanket and come listen to some great music in a great place. Concerts in The Plaza, this year celebrating their 28th season, is a summer long music series that features different musical entertainment each week. The free concerts are every Thursday evening between Memorial Day and Labor Day in the Gazebo in the Plaza. Free. Plaza de la Constitucion
West African Drum Circles of Saint Augustine is a Free Family-Friendly community event used as a tool for Unity. Located at the St. Johns County Pier on the 3rd Thursday of the month, March through October. People of ALL levels of musical expertise come together and share their rhythmical spirit. No experience required to participate, and instruments are proved, but please bring a chair. St. Johns County Pier – 904-392-4707
Aug 16 – Heathers The Musical
Nominee of a 2014 Off Broadway Alliance Award for Best New Musical, Heathers The Musical is a hilarious, heartfelt, and homicidal new comedy that will be performed at the Limelight Theatre on the Matuza Main Stage through August 19th.
Limelight Theatre – 11 Old Mission Avenue – 904-825-1164
Visionary rock artist Todd Rundgren returns to the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall for the first time since his two sold-out shows in 2015. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the performance is at 8 p.m. Admission is $68 and $48.
Ponte Vedra Concert Hall – 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach – 904-209-0399
Come out on Saturday mornings to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre Farmers Market, which hosts over 100 vendors with fresh vegetables, flowers, baked goods, hand-made arts and crafts, and live music from the Front Porch. Free.
St. Augustine Amphitheater – 1340C A1A South – 904-209-0367
Aug 18 – Cruise-In – St. Augustine Cruisers
The St. Augustine Cruisers Car Club (SAC), a family-oriented organization over 100 members strong, hosts a Cruise-In on the third Saturday of the month in the parking lot of the Riverside Center (Intersection of US 1 and SR 312 behind LongHorn Steakhouse). The Cruise-In includes music, door prizes and a 50/50 drawing as well as Classic Cars. Stop by and check us out! Free.
Riverside Center at US 1 and SR 312
Progressive jam band Umphree McGee returns to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre with special guest Spafford. Tickets are $35.00.
St. Augustine Ampitheatre – 1340C A1A South – 904-209-0367
The Florida Skimboarding Pro/Am Tournament is taking place in Vilano Beach where competing athletes are from more than 75 different beaches throughout Florida, the United States and the world. This event takes place at the Vilano Beach ramp. Check the website for the start times, which are dependent on the weather and conditions.
Vilano Beach Ramp – 2725 Anahma Drive – 904-540-1189
Aug 25 – Gamble Jam Session
Musicians of all skill levels are welcome to bring their instruments and “Jam Out’ on the second and fourth Saturday of the month. This event is free with park entrance.
Gamble Rogers State Recreation Area – 3100 S. Oceanshore Blvd., Flagler Beach – 386-517-2086
’80s pop icon Rick Springfield and his Best In Show Tour featuring special guests Loverboy, Greg Kihn and Tommy Tutone to the stage. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., performance at 7:00 p.m. Admission ranges from $44-$154.
St. Augustine Ampitheatre – 1340 A1A North – 904-209-0367
Aug 25 – Last Saturday – Uptown Saturday Night
Uptown Saturday Night is the perfect event for fashionistas, art lovers and antique shoppers from 5-8 p.m. on the last Saturday of each month year ‘round on San Marco Avenue. The Mission Nombre de Dios provides free parking most months.
San Marco Avenue – 904-829-6831
Enjoy the sunset and moonrise from the top of the lighthouse. A $30 admission includes a champagne toast provided by San Sebastian Winery, hors d’oeuvres from The Reef and an informative overview of the history of the St. Augustine Light Station.
St Augustine Lighthouse – 83 Lighthouse Avenue – 904-829-0745
Aug 30-Sep 2 – Junior PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass
This Junior PLAYERS Championship tournament takes place on the TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course. Admission is $32 per day for spectators.
TPC Sawgrass – 110 Championship Way, Ponte Vedra Beach – 904-543-5105
Sep 1-23 – Sing Out Loud Music Festival
The Sing Out Loud Music Festival, the largest free music festival in St. Johns County, returns for three weekends this September. Hundreds of performances will take place at multiple music venues around St. Augustine in an epic celebration. In a convergence of musical genres as wide ranging as folk-tinged Indie Pop, powerhouse Soul, conscientious Punk Rock, bittersweet Americana, progressive Bluegrass, alternative Country and more, this year’s festival carries on the tradition of presenting an exciting and eclectic mix of local, national and regional singers, songwriters and musicians. Free.
Sing Out Loud Music Festival – 904-209-0367