Plaza concerts finale Monday


Historic City News observes a fitting end to all the birthday celebrating this Labor Day Weekend with the finale of the 19th season of Concerts in the Plaza on Labor Day Monday, from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

The St. Augustine Jazz Society, whose traditional Memorial Day and Labor Day concerts pre-date the Concerts in the Plaza, will once again wrap up the 15-concert period.

The concert season started with an afternoon performance on Memorial Day and continues all summer long on Thursdays at 7:00pm and then concludes, as does summer, on Labor Day with another afternoon performance.

Reminiscent of days gone by when friends and families would gather in the early evening to listen to music in the town square, Concerts in the Plaza brings a wide variety of musical entertainment to St. Augustine’s historic downtown all summer long. Bluegrass and blues, jazz and country, swing and folk, old time and popular rock: Concerts in the Plaza has something for everyone.

Now in its 19th year, Concerts in the Plaza has become known as The best way to spend a Thursday night in St. Augustine, and it’s easy to understand why when you’re sitting under the majestic oaks of the oldest town square in the nation while enjoying quality musical entertainment against a backdrop of the rich historic ambiance of The Nation’s Oldest City.

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. The band performs from The Gazebo, a fixture in the center of the Plaza since early in the 20th 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 is available near the Plaza de la Constitución and is free after 5:00pm. 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. to the Plaza. The cost for parking in the HDPF is $1.25 per hour with a $7.50 per day maximum.

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