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Best Music Venues in St. Augustine

Exploring the Incredible Music Scene of Northeast Florida

st. augustine amphitheatre also known as the amp in anastasia state park
The St. Augustine Amphitheatre aka “The Amp”

When it comes to St. Augustine, Florida, one cannot overlook its vibrant music scene. Home to several iconic venues, this historic city pulsates with rhythm and culture, drawing in music lovers from all corners of the globe.

Regardless of whether you’re a St. Augustine local or you’re considering making this city your home, the infectious energy of our music scene will undoubtedly captivate your heart. With everything from majestic outdoor amphitheaters to intimate indoor venues, the city offers a symphony of experiences for every music lover.

The St. Augustine Amphitheatre

Known fondly as “The Amp,” St. Augustine Amphitheatre is the city’s premier concert venue. This outdoor live entertainment space, located within Anastasia State Park, offers an unmatched setting for enjoying your favorite bands. With its sprawling lawns, state-of-the-art sound system, and seating capacity for over 4,000 attendees, the Amp curates an immersive experience unlike any other.

The Amp hosts a myriad of performances spanning across genres, from rock and blues to country and pop. With an emphasis on community involvement, it also encourages local participation by staging farmer’s markets and smaller community events. The Amp puts their money where their mouth is — literally. Established in 2014, the Green Hands program “eliminates unnecessary waste” via sustainability initiatives, including reusable cups that give returning patrons a discount on drink purchases.

Whether you’re gearing up for an electrifying concert or a quaint community gathering, St. Augustine Amphitheatre promises an unforgettable experience.

Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

Nestled just north of St. Augustine in Ponte Vedra Beach is the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, an intimate, acoustically-rich venue. Housed in a former church, this spot carries an old-world charm, complemented by state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems.

The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall provides a unique, close-quarters experience that boasts a broad spectrum of events, from local plays and comedy shows to nationally recognized musicians.

Its limited seating capacity enhances the intimate atmosphere, ensuring a special connection between performers and the audience. If you’re a fan of cozy settings and up-close performances, this venue is a must-visit.

Plaza de la Constitución

Located in the heart of St. Augustine’s historic district, Plaza de la Constitución is a verdant public square that frequently transforms into an enchanting outdoor concert space. Known for hosting the city’s annual Nights of Lights celebration, it is the perfect spot to experience a magical evening under the stars.

Throughout the summer, the Plaza offers free concerts, allowing locals and tourists to enjoy various musical styles amid a backdrop of majestic historic buildings. If you’re yearning for a music-filled evening while relaxing on a blanket, enjoying the cool Floridian breeze, Plaza de la Constitución is the place to be.

Colonial Oak Music Park just steps off St. George Street in downtown St. Augustine
Colonial Oak Music Park. Image courtesy of Visit St. Augustine

Colonial Oak Music Park

Tucked away beneath the canopy of a magnificent two-centuries-old live oak tree is the Colonial Oak Music Park. This venue offers a delightful outdoor music experience, with the tree’s overarching branches providing a natural amphitheater effect. You might be surprised to learn that this not-so-quiet oasis is located in the heart of downtown St. Augustine, just steps from popular St. George Street.

Colonial Oak Music Park hosts a variety of local and touring artists, and the best part — most of the performances are free! This venue embodies the essence of St. Augustine, blending history, nature, and music into a harmonious experience. It’s the perfect spot for those seeking to enjoy great tunes in an enchanting, laid-back environment.

The Beacon Listening Room

You’ll find The Beacon Listening Room in the shadow of the majestic St. Augustine Lighthouse. This local haunt is not defined by genre, just good tunes. Step inside the nondescript front doors and you’re as likely to hear the twang of a country song or the wild notes of improvisatory jazz.

The only night of the week you won’t be tapping your feet and singing along is on Wednesdays – but don’t worry, The Beacon is still packed with locals for the weekly trivia night.

Stogies Jazz Club & Listening Room

Do you like your jazz real and raw with a side of “pyrotechnics”? Stogies is for you!

St. Augustine’s premier cigar bar is also one of the best places to discover some of the most talented jazz trios in Northeast Florida. You can take your time to soak up the jams and sample the hundreds of craft beers in stock, Stogies is open until 2AM every single night.

A concert at Shanghai Nobby’s. Image from Yelp.

Shanghai Nobby’s

Self-described as “worth the trip over the bridge” (locals know that’s saying something!), Shanghai Nobby’s is the place to go when you’re craving your local dive bar scene with a side of classic punk rock. 

The team behind Nobby’s is community-first and are always putting together killer lineups of local musicians. In addition to live music, there is a full bar and a late night food menu to make sure you’re fueled for their epic late night dance parties.

Sarbez!

Another cult favorite along Anastasia Boulevard, Sarbez! is best known for their gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches and extensive craft beer section. Beyond the food and drink, you’ll find an impressive array of arcade games to play and more live music than you can shake a pickle at. 

From their “Mark Cuban Mondays” to irreverent pop culture inspired merch, everyone can find their home here. The best part? All ages are welcome! As the night goes along, they phase in age restrictions with 18+ after 8PM and 21+ after 10PM.

Local Restaurants with Live Music

Even if you’re not planning on attending a concert, chances are you will stumble across world-class musicians performing all around St. Augustine. A stroll through the historic downtown will lead you past popular spots like the Mill Top Tavern, Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grill, Tradewinds Lounge, O.C. White’s Seafood, Bin 39 Wine Bar, Meehan’s Irish Pub, Barley Republic, Prohibition Kitchen, and many more who host live musicians daily.

If you find yourself across the Bridge of Lions on Anastasia Island, swing by Odd Birds Cocktail Lounge & Kitchen and the Conch House Marina Resort to catch local favorites jamming on the weekends. Just follow the sound of music – it won’t be far!

Welcome Home to St. Augustine

Whether you’ve just started thinking about life in St. Augustine, or if you’ve lived in the Ancient City your entire life, there is always something more to discover. Feel free to check out our newest real estate listings or give us a call at (904) 599-5633 to discuss listing your current home with The Newcomer Group.

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