Music by the Sea in St. Augustine Beach — Photo courtesy of Kathleen's Captures
When the sun begins to set on hot summer days in St. Augustine, people come out from the air conditioning looking for a cool night on the town.
Summer is when the city hosts a number of free concerts that encourage a relaxing evening at the Plaza de la Constitución or at St. Augustine beach.
The warm evenings free from the sun's glare are also great for taking in a concert by a live national act at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre.
Concerts in the Plaza
This summer-long live music series is in its 25th season and runs all summer long every Thursday between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Concerts in the Plaza features great music in a great place.
Weekly free concerts in the Plaza de la Constitución — Photo courtesy of City of St. Augustine
Bring beach chairs or blankets and a picnic to relax, as bluegrass, jazz and classic rock wafts over the plaza.
The free concerts are held in the Plaza de la Constitución in the heart of the old city. Music starts at 7 p.m.
Music by the Sea Concert Series
From mid-May until mid-October, the public can enjoy free concerts every Wednesday at Pier Park via Music by the Sea. Each week, a different band pairs with a different local eatery.
Music by the Sea at St. Augustine Beach — Photo courtesy of Totally St. Augustine
Before the show, grab a picnic dinner made by the evening's featured restaurant, serving a variety of hot dinner options. Or, bring your cooler with a picnic and some beach chairs to settle in while listing to blues, oldies, jazz and R&B.
Dinner starts at 6 p.m. and the music begins at 7 p.m.
St. Augustine Amphitheatre
On a night at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, you can catch popular bands swinging through the St. Augustine area at this famous outdoor venue.
The 2015 summer line-up includes Third Eye Blind, with its hits such as "How It Gonna Be," along with Dashboard Confessional and Augustana filling out the bill on June 7.
St. Augustine Amphitheatre — Photo courtesy of Austin Anomic
Next is Move Live on Tour 2015: Julianne Hough & Derek Hough, which has been described as a rock concert for dance with high-energy moves, pulsing music and amazing showmanship from the two starring siblings on June 27.
Other headliners slated for summer include Barenaked Ladies (July 11); Rob Thomas with the Plain White T's (July 25); My Morning Jacket with Mini Mansions (August 1); Counting Crows with Citizen Hope and Hollis Brown (August 2); and others.