New Lease for SABCA and Non-Profit Coalition

Thank you Mayor England, Commissioners Samora and Rumrell

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.  Had two Commissioners gotten their way, SABCA and the other non-profits using the garage for storage would have been kicked out.  Thanks to Mayor Margaret England and Commissioners Don Samora and Dylan Rumrell, the good work will continue as we now have a new three year lease. 

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.  We support other non-profits who 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.  This vote was very important for us and the good of the community.  Please thank these Commissioners for their support

2021 Music & Art by the Sea Schedule – Our 19th Consecutive Season

The Saint Augustine Beach Civic Association and its corporate partners are proud to present a 15 show schedule for the 19th season of Music by the Sea.  At this time there are NO Covid restrictions in place that will limit crowd size.

Music by the Sea is made possible by a grant from the SJC Tourist Development Corporation and our sponsor / partners.  A big thank you and welcome to new stage sponsor Icemule Coolers Our thanks to longtime sponsors Gaye Jones and Annie-Mac Home Mortgage (5th season),  Longstreet Auto (6th season), Atlantic Self Storage (2nd season), Pure Barre Fitness Studio (2nd season). Other sponsors include Land Title of America, Pop-a-Lock of St Augustine, Diane Vespucci - Re/Max 100 Realty,  Angela Joy & Co Hair Salon on US 1 South, and The Bailey Group.

We still have sponsorship opportunities available! Sponsorship packages range from $500 to $2000 for the season.  If you or your company want to be a partner in the iconic Music by the Sea Concert series in 2021, please contact us at 904-347-8007

The event takes place each Wednesday at the St Johns County Pier Park. The free art exhibit starts at 3 PM each week at The Art Studio in the old Beach Hotel. The work of a different local artist is showcased each week from 3 until 7 pm. No ticket is required for the art exhibit. The free concert takes place at 7 PM in the Pier Pavilion and sand around it. Admission is free but a ticket is required. Pavilion. The gates open at 5:00 and the band plays from 7 PM until 8:50 PM.

Help the Civic Association keep the music playing in 2021 and beyond!

Music by the Sea is Back!!!  And in almost original form!

The St Johns County Board of Commissioners has rescinded the Covid 19 mask Mandate and eliminated the limited attendance requirement so the 19th season of Music by the Sea is open to all who want to attend.  No tickets will be required!  Distancing requirements have also been eliminated.  However, we are working on accommodating those patrons who still want to physically distance.  We'll have more details on that very soon.  Here are some important things to remember when attending our shows this season;

  1. If you're not feeling well, please stay home.  Whether you're dealing with symptoms for
    a common cold, flu or Covid 19, please be considerate of others and stay at home.
  2. Chairs cannot be placed in the pavilion until 4 PM - no exceptions.  Our permit allows us use of the pavilion beginning at 4 PM.  Chairs in the pavilion before 4 PM will be removed
  3. Parking is limited so please car pool.  If you live nearby or are staying in a local hotel, motel or vacation rental, please walk , ride a bike or use Taxi, Uber or Lyft.
  4. Local Restaurants - if you park at a restaurant near the Pier Park, your free parking is good ONLY while you dine.  Please do not expect to leave your car for several hours in a parking lot owned by a local business during our shows.
  5. Food Truck - on site weekly!  We have formed a partnership with the Village Garden Food Truck Park!  One of their many great local mobile restaurants will be on site offering dinner and soft drinks.  Dinner will be priced at $10 or less and there will be at least two menu options.  Food will be available starting at 4 PM each week
  6. Personal Coolers - we highly recommend IceMule Coolers, the official cooler of Music by the Sea.  Personal coolers are welcome and if you are over 21 years of age, you may bring alcohol.  Drink and enjoy the concerts responsibly.
  7. If you bring it - take it with you!  The Pier Park should be left in better condition than when we arrived. Bag up your trash and and dispose of it please!

Updates to our band and food truck schedule and any new information will  appear on our Facebook page.

Music by the Sea is made possible by a grant from the SJC Tourist Development Corporation and our sponsor / partners.  A big thank you and welcome to new stage sponsor Icemule Coolers Our thanks to longtime sponsors Gaye Jones and Annie-Mac Home Mortgage (5th season),  Longstreet Auto (6th season), Atlantic Self Storage (2nd season), Pure Barre Fitness Studio (2nd season). Joining us for the 2nd year is Angela Joy & Co Hair Salon on US 1 South.

We still have sponsorship opportunities available! Sponsorship packages range from $500 to $2000 for the season.  If you or your company want to be a partner in the iconic Music by the Sea Concert series in 2021, please contact us at 904-347-8007

The event takes place each Wednesday starting on May 26th at the St Johns County Pier Park. The free art exhibit starts at 3 PM each week at The Art Studio in the old Beach Hotel. The work of a different local artist is showcased each week from 3 until 7 pm.  The free concert takes place at 7 PM in the Pier Pavilion and sand around it.   The gates open at 4:00 and the band plays from 7 PM until 8:50 PM. Concert Admission is free, but you will need to have a ticket.

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. 

Surf Illumination

Our community Christmas Tree lighting takes place on Saturday, December 5th from 4 until 7 PM. Balloon Twisters, temporary tattoos, glitter art, music, arts, crafts, holiday shopping and a visit from Santa. Join us at Pier Park for Surf Illumination.  Bring the family to Pier Park for the 19th annual Surf Illumination festival.  You and the family will enjoy the music and all the great new colored lights installed by our stellar Public Works crew.  There's nothing like Christmas at the beach!

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.

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Last Modified - May 15, 2021 @ 4:16 pm