Concerts in the Plaza

Concerts in the Plaza

30th Anniversary season will have to wait

2020 marks the 30th Anniversary of Concerts in the Plaza, but fans will have to wait to celebrate since COVID-19 restrictions on group gatherings and six-foot social distancing requirements make it difficult to proceed, even with caution.

Until restrictions are loosened or lifted entirely by Executive Order from the governor’s office, the concerts will be suspended.  In the event that only a limited number of performances are impacted, they may be rescheduled for the latter part of September.  “It’s very disappointing for so many reasons,” commented Kimberly Mayo, Event and Venue Coordinator for the City of St. Augustine.  “We had scheduled a handful of new acts for this summer’s 30th Anniversary season, and also had several of our local favorites returning… at this point, we will have to take it one week at a time.”

The Experience

Reminiscent of days gone by when friends and families would gather on a summer evening to listen to music in the town square, Concerts in the Plaza brings a wide variety of musical entertainment to St. Augustine’s historic downtown all summer long. The series is known for showcasing the best in regional musical talent including:

  • Bluegrass
  • Blues
  • Country
  • Folk
  • Jazz
  • Old time and popular rock
  • Swing

The Location

The series has been called “the best way to spend a Thursday night in St. AuguConcert in the Plaza with people sitting around in chairs on the lawnstine,” and it’s easy to understand why when enjoying quality musical entertainment under the majestic oaks of the Plaza de la Constitución, a gathering place for the people of St. Augustine for well over four centuries.

The Plaza is located in the heart of St. Augustine between Cathedral Place and King Street, just 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. Note that alcoholic beverages are prohibited in the Plaza de la Constitución, but picnics are welcome.

Details for the Event

View details on parking and rain delay/cancellation policy. Also view the 2020 line-up schedule (PDF). Concerts in the Plaza is produced by the City of St. Augustine. For more information, call 904-825-1004 during weekday office hours or email events.