St Augustine Beach Civic Assocation | Music and Art by the Sea…
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Music and Art by the Sea…

What is Music by the Sea

History – 20 years ago, Robert and Andrea Samuels noticed on almost any weeknight, the Pier Pavilion was empty. It also occurred to them there was lack of any sort of local gathering for the city residents. They decided to try and throw a free social to allow residents to have fun and get better acquainted. This resulted in the birth of Music by the Sea. Season one included one concert each month during the summer. The first show included a 3-piece band, a hot dog vendor and about 40 residents. In 2019 we rebranded the event to showcase local art. Thanks to the Art Studio Group for helping us evolve to what we now call Music & Art by the Sea. To steal a line from an old TV commercial “we’ve come a long way baby!”. In 2022 we celebrate 20 years of beautiful music, community pride and the anniversary of an event many people that would never work. This success is due in part to the efforts of SABCA, but credit also goes to many others. Our concert partner-sponsors, in recent years the SJC Tourism Development Council, local restaurant and food trucks! The City of St Augustine Beach and St Johns County Parks & Recreation have been extremely helpful. And last but certainly not least, we thank the bands that have graciously played our stage! We certainly could not have done this without all of you!

About the Venue

Music by the Sea takes place in the beautiful oceanfront setting at The St Johns County Pier Park, 350 A1A Beach Blvd in St Augustine Beach. The concert itself takes place inside the Pier Pavilion. The entire park and pavilion are owned and managed by St Johns County Parks & Recreation. The park and pavilion meet all ADA requirements including handicap designated parking spaces, restrooms, and a ramp allowing access to the pavilion itself. As the sponsor of the event, The St Augustine Beach Civic Association marks and maintains an area for those in wheelchairs inside the pavilion near the band.

Local Lodging - Restaurants - Food at our Event

Say Hello to our Dining Partner The Village Garden Food Truck Park

We are excited to work with The Village Garden Food Truck Park.  Each week one of the Food Trucks based at the Village Garden will be on hand to offer delicious food.  Dinner entrees start at $10  and will be served from 5 PM until 8 PM or when the food runs out.  There will be a different truck and food option each week.  Please visit our Facebook Event site for updates each week

We Welcome Visitors and invite you to stay & dine with our friends!

Beautiful sandy beaches, art galleries, family-friendly attractions, and much more can be found in beautiful St Augustine Beach and the surrounding area.  Stay in a beachfront condo or one of our many hotels,  You’ll fall for the great deals on lodging and local attractions here at the beach and in the Old City.  Our lodging partners include Resort RentalsLaFiesta Ocean Inn & SuitesGuy Harvey Resort, and the Hampton Inn & Suites.  After your day at the beach, unwind with dinner and cocktails at one of our many local eateries.  There’s a wide variety of delicious choices all within walking distance of your hotel or condo including Sunset GrilleMango MangosBeachside DinerSalt Life Food Shack, The BeachcomberBeachside DinerThe World Famous Oasis and Playa Choc Mool.

If you’re interested in visiting Historic Downtown Saint Augustine – click here for ideas on attractions dining and more!

What to Bring

Bring your spouse, significant other, or just a group of friends. In addition to your crew, you can bring your IceMule Cooler, your beach chair or blanket, and even a picnic basket with dinner or snacks. Please bring a smile and a positive attitude and get ready for a summer of music, food & fun! Our event is pet friendly!  Dogs are permitted on the grounds outside the pavilion.  Pets must be on a leash and under the control of its owner at all times. Licensed Service Dogs are permitted anywhere including inside the pavilion.  Meet your friends and neighbors and help show our tourists why St. Augustine Beach is an amazing place to live, work, and play! Music by the Sea is made possible in part by a grant from the St. Johns County Tourism Development Council and the support of our sponsors including; Longstreet Auto, Pure Barre, Annie-Mac Mortgage, Atlantic Self and Pop-a-Lock. We also thank our partners Friends of Scenic A1A, Eclipse Studios, Beaches News Journal, and Wayne Fusco Photography.

Parking Information

Due to the popularity of this event and the lack of parking in Pier Park itself, we offer these tips; If you live nearby, please walk or ride your bike.  If walking is not an option please consider parking at Ron Parker Park, or St Augustine Beach City Hall and use a ride share app like Uber, Lyft, or a local cab company for transportation to and from the event.  If you want to park at Pier Park itself you may need to arrive before 4 PM in order to find a spot. There are a number of designated handicapped parking spots near the pavilion. These are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Additional parking can be found on nearby streets including 16th Street. Please observe all signs to ensure you are parked legally so you are not ticketed or towed!

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