St. Augustine is a city that lives and breathes art. From the many galleries displaying works from local artists to the incredible food scene, the Nation’s Oldest City is a haven for the creative. Nowhere is that more clear than the many fantastic places to enjoy live music in St. Augustine. No matter the time of year or the weather, somewhere in town is hosting a concert or performance. Check out some of our favorite events and venues for live music, and book your stay with us today!
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The Best Places to Find Live Music in St. Augustine
St. Augustine Music Festival
The Nation’s Oldest City happens to also be the home to the largest free classical music festival in the United States, the St. Augustine Music Festival! Over six days, visitors will be able to enjoy six concerts that don’t require any admission. The shows take place at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, which is just a five-minute walk from Agustin Inn.
Concerts in the Plaza and Music by the Sea
Both of these spectacular concerts series are annual highlights for St. Augustine residents. These events feature free admission to the performances and are held at iconic St. Augustine landmarks. Concerts in the Plaza takes place every Thursday from late May until late August in the gazebo of the Plaza de la Constitución. Music by the Sea starts in early May and runs until mid-September. It’s held, rain or shine, near the St. Johns County Pier. Each event for Music by the Sea also features a local restaurant. You can purchase a dinner ticket for $10 (or less, depending on the restaurant!) and enjoy a delicious dinner with your helping of free live music.
Sing Out Loud
Say goodbye to summer with the Sing Out Loud Festival! Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in September will feature a new concert, most of which are free to attend! The series is presented by the St. Augustine Distillery and features one show to benefit the Horseplay Therapy Center and Green Hands Community Outreach Initiatives, both worthy causes.
Romanza Festivale of the Arts
The Romanza Festivale of the Arts celebrates everything that screams “St. Augustine.” This includes our city’s heritage, art, cuisine, and (of course) music! Held in the first two weeks of May, this festival offers dozens of concerts, performances, and visual art displays.
Gamble Rogers Festival
If you’re a fan of folk music, the Gamble Rogers Festival is perfect for you. It’s held in early May and features the best folk musicians of today. The festival is named for the iconic storyteller and performer who called Florida “home.” Today, the concerts are held in Colonial Quarter. Purchase a weekend pass for $50 to get the most out of your stay!
The St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Before your stay at Agustin Inn, check the show schedule at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre! This award-winning concert hall welcomes some of the most popular comedians, bands, and performers. You never know what you’ll see, so be sure to plan ahead so that you won’t miss a thing!
Book a Stay at Agustin Inn
Another excellent place to enjoy live music in St. Augustine is Agustin Inn! Our historic bed and breakfast is just off of St. George Street, near the best shops, restaurants, and museums in the city. You might be able to catch the strains of some wonderful acoustic music from a nearby cafe from some of our rooms, like Excalibur. This third-floor room features a queen-size bed, oversized soaking tub, plus the rest of our amazing amenities.
Check our availability and book your stay today! We look forward to having you.