Schools have started, summer tourists have dwindled, and many of the local summer music attractions have been played out — except for the Wednesday night Music by the Sea concerts at St. Augustine Beach Pier and Park Pavilion, 350 Beach Blvd. In an unusual schedule, part one of the free concerts ran from May 25 to June 29.
If you’re a local, however, there is still plenty of music and food to enjoy with a new series of concerts running Wednesdays from Aug. 17 to Sept. 21. The free summer performances are sponsored by the St. Augustine Beach Civic Association.
What you need to know
Concerts begin at 7 p.m. Bring your own chair or blanket for seating.
Parking at Pier Park is limited. Visitors are urged to find alternative parking along Beach Boulevard or to carpool, walk, ride bikes, etc. when possible. Concert goers should not plan to park at nearby restaurants since their free parking is good only while dining.
It’s OK to bring your own food and beverages. Local food trucks will also be available. The civic association has formed a partnership with the Village Garden Food Truck Park. One of their many mobile restaurants will be onsite at each concert starting at 4 p.m. with dinners and soft drinks. Dinners will be priced at $10 or less with at least two menu options.
Aug. 17, the Committee performing pop, rock and dance music. Food by Big Island Bowls.
Aug. 24, Soulfire with disco, pop and dance. Food by Sporks.
Aug. 31, Amy Alysia and Soul Operation rhythm and blues dance. Food by Kusina Colorado.
Sept. 7, Ramona the Riot with jazz, blues and dance music. Food by Little Sombrero.
Sept. 14, Those Guys with classic and Southern rock. Food by Big Island Bowls.
Sept. 21, Music by the Sea All Star Jam with an eclectic mix. Food by African Love Kitchen.
For updates including concert updates, weather and other related cancellations, visit sabca.org.
This article originally appeared on St. Augustine Record: Things to do in St. Augustine Beach: Music by the Sea concert series