Music by the Sea to Delay Start of 2020 Season

The St Augustine Beach Civic Association will delay the start of Music by the Sea until at least August 1st.  Due to COVID 19, large gatherings and concerts are still being prohibited by the State of Florida so the start of the 2020 MBTS season has been pushed back to at least to August.  This type of event may be included in Phase III of Governor Ron DeSantis’ Reopen Florida plan.  Unfortunately, no date has been set for the implementation of Phase III.

The Civic Association has some concerns about the series and how Social Distancing Guidelines might impact the event.  According to President Bill Jones, when Music by the Sea was created by Robert and Andrea Samuels, the whole idea was to bring the community together.  “If you’ve attended any of our shows over the past few years you’ve seen the large crowds of people both in the pavilion and out”, Jones said.  “Patrons are very friendly; some have been coming since we started the event back in 2002.   This virus will certainly change the feel of the concerts”.

The Music by the Sea production team will be revamping the schedule over the next couple of weeks.  Please keep in mind that our hope for a July start is not set in stone.  Health officials along with state and local government officials will be monitoring the situation closely.  If another outbreak were to take place, the season could be delayed and even canceled.  The Civic Association urges you to take precautions, especially if you are elderly or have an underlying health condition.  If you need more information on COVID 19 and how to take care of you and your loved ones, please CLICK HERE visit the CDC to website

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Help us keep our lease at Pier Park – Sign the Petition Now!

Nearly 15 years ago, the Civic Association renovated the old Police Garage at Pier Park.  The work was done by volunteers and all materials were bought and paid for by SABCA.  We have used the building to serve the community with free Wifi at Pier Park, storing supplies and production items for Music by the Sea, Beach Clean Up, and Surf Illumination.  At no charge, we have welcomed other non-profits to use the building for community good.  Currently, The Art Studio, Friends of Historic Scenic A1A Byway and the local Bocce Ball League all utilize space in the building. Our lease is up for renewal and we’d like your help.  Please tell our City Commission to renew our lease by signing our electronic Petition.

Thank You, Sponsors

Our concerts are made possible by a small grant from the St Johns County TDC and our sponsors!  A big thank you to Dave Hinton of Longstreet Auto who is back for the 6th consecutive season! In addition to his auto dealership, Dave along with his daughter Sarah have recently opened a fitness studio called Pure Barre! Pure Barre offers people a unique, ; low impact fitness program that will help you transform your body, allowing you to live your best life! Gaye Jones of Annie-Mac Home Mortgage returns as a partner for the 3rd season! If you need to refinance or are buying a new home, please remember Annie-Mac Mortgage! Joining us for the 2nd year is Angela Joy & Co, a hair salon, we'd also like to welcome Atlantic Self Storage to our family of sponsors! Atlantic Self Storage has a brand-new facility at the corner of SR 312 and A1A South.

We still have sponsorship opportunities available! Sponsorship packages range from $500 to $1000 for the season.  If you or your company want to be a partner in the iconic Music by the Sea Concert series in 2020, please contact us at 904-347-8007

Help the Civic Association keep the music playing in 2020 and beyond!

You are invited to our annual food fest to benefit the Betty Griffin Center. Come out and try “tastes” of appetizers, entrees, and desserts from over a dozen local restaurants. Live music, beer, wine, soft drinks and great food too. 

Our community Christmas Tree lighting takes place on Saturday, December 7th from 4 until 7 PM. Face painting, music, arts, crafts, holiday shopping and a visit from Santa. Join us at Pier Park for Surf Illumination.

The Civic Association is also a member of the South Beaches Chamber, Visitors & Convention Bureau partner and supports many worthy local groups like the Friends of Scenic A1A, St. Johns County Cultural Council and Friends of the Library.

Please Support Our Sponsors

Last Modified - Jun 30, 2020 @ 7:37 pm