21st Season of Concerts Concludes Labor Day

St. Augustine’s Popular summer music series

Concerts in the Plaza, St. Augustine’s popular--and free--summer concert series brings great entertainers back to the Plaza de la Constitución every Thursday night, until September 1.  Then on labor Day there's a final concert held beginning at 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.

Now in its 21st year, Concerts in the Plaza is often compared to days gone by when friends and families would gather in the early evening to listen to music in the town square. Bluegrass and blues, jazz and country, swing and folk, old time and popular rock: Concerts in the Plaza has something for everyone.

The concert season starts with an afternoon performance on Memorial Day and continues through the summer on Thursdays at 7 p.m. and concludes on Labor Day with another afternoon performance.

The series has been called “the best way to spend a Thursday night in St. Augustine,” and it’s easy to understand why when sitting under the majestic oaks of the Plaza enjoying the company of friends while enjoying great entertainment in a great place.

All concerts are free and attendees should bring lounge chairs for seating. Picnic dinners are popular, but alcoholic beverages are prohibited in the Plaza.

Concerts in the Plaza prides itself on providing a wide variety of entertainment by showcasing the best in regional musical talent. For many of the series’ most faithful followers, a highlight of the weekly concerts is the chance to becomes reacquainted with some favorite performers who they may not have heard since last summer.

This summer’s schedule is:

June 2 Mid-Life Crisis
June 9   Big Pineapple
June 16 Rob Peck & Friends
June 23 Bob & Joline and The Friends of Mine Band
June 30 The Driftwoods
July 7 The Falling Bones
July 14 The Company
July 21 The Restless Kind
July 28 Ancient City Slickers
August 4 Mike Hart Band
August 11 Mischief Express
August 18 Elizabeth & The Grapes of Roth
August 25 Triple Rock Blues Band
September 1 Old City Farmers
September 5 Labor Day* The St. Augustine Jazz Society All Stars and Jazz Piersonfied

*May 30, 1pm – 5pm  and September 5, 1pm - 5pm

Click here for a printable 2011 Concerts in the Plaza schedule

Location and Parking
A gathering place for the people of St. Augustine for well over four centuries, the Plaza de la Constitución is located in the heart of St. Augustine between Cathedral Place and King Street, just to the 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 so attendees should bring lounge chairs. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited in the Plaza de la Constitución.

On street parking is available near the Plaza and is free after 5:00pm and all day on Sunday’s and national holidays. Parking is also available in the Historic Downtown Parking Facility located at the St. Augustine & St. Johns County Visitors Information Center, a 10-minute walk from the Plaza.

    Click here for a map to the Plaza de la Constitución
    Click here for a map to the Historic Downtown Parking Facility

Rain? What rain?
Because Florida’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 you’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.

Need to Know More?
Concerts in the Plaza is produced by the City of St. Augustine with funding support from the St. Johns County Tourist Development Council. For more information, call 904.825.1004 during weekday office hours, email info@citystaug.com, or write Department of Public Affairs, P. O. Box 210, St. Augustine, FL 32085-0210.

For information about visiting St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra and the Beaches, call 800.653.2489 or visit www.floridashistoriccoast.com

Location and Parking
A gathering place for the people of St. Augustine for well over four centuries, the Plaza de la Constitución is located in the heart of St. Augustine between Cathedral Place and King Street, just to the 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 Constitución.

On street parking is available near the Plaza and is free after 5 p.m. Parking is also available in the Historic Downtown Parking Facility (HDPF) located at the St. Augustine & St. Johns County Visitors Information Center, a 10-minute walk along St. George St. from the Plaza. The cost for parking in the HDPF is $1.25 per hour with a $7.50 per day maximum.


Click here for a map to the Plaza de la Constitución
Click here for a map to the Historic Downtown Parking Facility

Rain? What rain?
Because Florida’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 you’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.

Need to know more?
Concerts in the Plaza is produced by the City of St. Augustine’s Public Affairs Department with funding support from the St. Johns County Tourist Development Council.

For more information, call 904.825.1004 during weekday office hours, email info@citystaug.com, or write Department of Public Affairs, P. O. Box 210, St. Augustine, FL 32085-0210.

 

For information about visiting St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra and the Beaches, call 800.653.2489 or visit www.floridashistoriccoast.com.

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