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Where can I find live music in Destin?

Live music in Destin

Destin and live music go hand-in-hand. This week, and for the remainder of the summer, you can enjoy the sounds of the Gulf Coast at weekly concerts.

For a family friendly, as well as wallet friendly show, head to The Village of Baytowne Wharf. Every Wednesday night at 7 p.m., soak up the sounds of local musicians for free. Bring the kids, the dog, a picnic basket, and some lawn chairs. Baytowne will provide the tunes.

Kids’ laughter often serves as an accompaniment to the night’s real entertainment, as they run about playing tag, four-in-a-row, and corn hole.  For even more fun, kids can ride the carousel, scale the rock wall, or get their tokens worth at Blast Arcade.

Meanwhile, music lovers can camp out on the green. Don’t get too comfortable, though, keep those dancing shoes ready. Not only do some of the best musicians in the area share original and cover songs, they encourage you to move with the music. And don’t be shy, there’s no need to play wallflower here—after all, you’re outside, there’s no wall! It’s common to see kids and adults sharing the dance “floor” (an area just in front of the stage). This month, catch Big Al & The Heavyweights May 17, Chris Alvarado May 24, and Moon Lagoons May 31.

Another can’t miss concert event takes place in the Mattie Kelley Cultural Arts Village every Thursday at 7 p.m. This month’s lineup includes Fountain City Players May 18, Alter Eagles May 25, and The Embers June 1.

General admissions is $15, and kids 12 and under are free (though all minors under 18 have to be accompanied by an adult). Here, the setup is the same: bring your lawn chairs and picnic baskets and make an evening of it. Just in case you can’t swing by the market on the way over, vendors serve dinner plates. If you’re feeling lucky, try your odds in the weekly raffle for everything from a dinner for two to a luxury vacation.

Looking for the perfect vacation rental between the two concert venues so you can enjoy back-to-back jam sessions? Check out 2 Sea Dream (sleeps 10), 4 Some Fun  (pet friendly), and Sea-Esta A&B (Gulf front with a private pool).

For more events, see our Destin Events calendar.


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