Soon, the City of St Augustine will celebrate twenty-two years of great entertainment, when they resume “Concerts in the Plaza”; beginning May 28 with the St Augustine Jazz Society presentation of The Bill Doyle Quintet with Kenny Mackenzie and Friends under the majestic oaks of the Plaza de la Constitución.
The concert season starts with an afternoon performance on Memorial Day and continues all summer long on Thursdays at 7:00pm and concludes on Labor Day with another afternoon performance.
All concerts are free and attendees should bring lounge chairs for seating. Picnic dinners are popular, but alcoholic beverages are prohibited in the Plaza.
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.
• May 28 The Bill Doyle Quintet with Kenny Mackenzie and Friends
• May 31 The Driftwoods
• June 7 Bob & Joline’s Friends of Mine Band
• June 14 Big Pineapple
• June 21 Mid-Life Crisis
• June 28 Lightly Salted
• July 5 The Restless Kind
• July 12 The Grapes of Roth
• July 19 Ancient City Slickers
• July 26 The Company
• August 2 The Falling Bones
• August 9 The Rick Arcusa Band
• August 16 Rob Ellis Peck & Friends
• August 23 The Mike Hart Band
• August 30 Lonesome Bert & The Skinny Lizards
• September 3 John Thomas Group with ET Swing and Friends
The series has been called “the best way to spend a Thursday night in St Augustine”.
On street parking is available near the Plaza and is free after 5:00pm. Parking is also available in the Historic Downtown Parking Facility located at the St Augustine and St Johns County Visitors Information Center, a 10-minute walk along St. George Street from the Plaza. The cost for parking is $10 per entry.
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.