St. Augustine Beach’s popular “Music by the Sea” begins Wednesday evening with Wildflower Cafe serving dinner at 6 p.m., and the St. Augustine High School Jazz Ambassadors and Florida School for the Deaf and Blind’s “Outta Sight” performing beginning at 7 p.m.
The concerts are every Wednesday evening and free.
Last season, popular local acts brought 400 to 600 people to the pavilion area at Pier Park on A1A, St. Augustine Beach to dance on the sand, picnic or enjoy the dinners provided by local restaurants at value prices. Generally, the dinners cost around $8 to $10, and also featured desserts.
Coolers are allowed so you can pack your own picnic meal and beverages. It’s advised to bring seating.
Schedule for May:
5/16 – Soul Operation/R/B Motown/with food by South Beach Grill
5/23 – Anniversary Party/Classic R/R/Purple Olive
5/30 – Big Lonesome/Southern Blues/Napoli Pizza
Schedule for June:
6/6 – Navy Pride/R&R/Gas
6/13 – Falling Bones/classic r&r blues/Zahara’s
6/20 – Grapes of Roth/ r&r/LaStrada
6/27 – Restless Kind/Southern Rock/Seafood Kitchen
Schedule for July:
7/4 – Those Guys/rock/Panama Hatties
7/11 – Rob Peck and Friends/Classic Southern Rock/Paula’s beachside grill
7/18 – Funk Shai/R&R/Coquina beach
7/25 – Bush Doctors/Reggai, R&R/MangoMango’s
For more information of the Music by the Sea 2012 schedule through September, see: http://www.thecivicassociation.com
Other activities at the Pier this summer:
The 7th Annual “Taste of the Beach” is coming Sunday, May 20, with all proceeds going toward Betty Griffin House (local domestic violence shelter).
Come down to the Pier Pavilion for the culinary fundraiser, with thirteen local restaurants signed up so far to compete in the categories of Best Appetizer, Entrée, Dessert, Judges Choice and People’s Choice.
Tickets are $1 to purchase food samples.
Admission is free.
A shuttle bus will run from 12:30 to 6 p.m. from Anastasia Square Plaza, 1961 A1A South, to the Pier Pavilion. Parking at the pier is free, but space is limited. Call 904-347-8007, 904-471-1686 or go to www.TheCivicAssociation.org
- Amici’s Italian Restaurant
- Gas Full Service
- Hurricane Wing
- Mango Mango’s
- Napoli’s Italian Restaurant
- Panama Hattie’s
- Paula’s Beachside Grill
- Purple Olive
- Ripe Bistro
- Seafood Kitchen
- Sister Shack
- South Beach Grill
- Sunset Grille
- Wildflower Cafe
- Dunes Cracker
Music will be by Kenyon Dye and his piano bar.
The event is sponsored by the St. Augustine Beach Association, partnering with the St. Johns Business Network to produce the event.