South Walton Live Music Scene May 2024

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Old Florida Fish House Weekdays
For over a decade, Old Florida Fish House has proudly featured local live music. Catch artists playing inside the coveted bar and lounge area as well as in the large outdoor dining space situated among the palm and oak trees under the twinkling lights next to Eastern Lake. Visit

FOOW Live Music Fridays and Sunday Brunch
Enjoy live music on Fridays and for Sunday Brunch at FOOW – Fish Out of Water. The Gulf front restaurant invites you to delicious dining paired with live music. Visit

AJ’s Grayton Brunch, Live Music & Crawfish Boil Sunday Funday
AJ’s is the place to be to celebrate all things Sunday Funday in Grayton Beach! Come for brunch, stay for the music and dancing. Every Sunday from 11 a.m. til 3 p.m., AJ’s brunch is not to be missed. Complete your meal with a mimosa or go all in with their famous Build Your Own Bloody Mary bar. Enjoy live music with Will & Linda 12-4 p.m. and Pickled Pickers on the Main Stage at 5 p.m. Check for other live music throughout the week.

Shunk Gulley
Shunk Gulley is a premier location on 30A for live music, brining in artists from around the gulf coast, and furthe. Whether you just want to relax to indie guitar players or upbeat party songs, the talented musicians know the vibe of the area. Visit

The Bay
Come out to The Bay with family and friends every Wednesday night starting at 5 p.m. for dinner, cold drinks and a bonfire with various musicians on the beach of the Choctawhatchee Bay. It’s a midweek tradition in South Walton. Sunday Pickin’ @ The Bay features The Sand Ole’ Opry with Mike Whitty & Friends on stage from 4-8 p.m. 2415 South Hwy 331, Santa Rosa Beach.

Jazz on the Lawn at Seaside Amphitheater May 12
Join Seaside for an unforgettable day of smooth tunes on Sunday, May 12 at the annual Jazz on the Lawn concert. A favorite among locals and visitors alike, Jazz on the Lawn offers a fantastic lineup that will keep you grooving all day long into the evening. The first band will perform at 1 pm, with the final band beginning at 9 p.m. Cabana Man will provide umbrellas, so bring lawn chairs and towels for a day filled with fun. Learn more:

Sounds of Seaside Concert Series
Enjoy an evening of live music in the Seaside Amphitheater on Wednesdays. Sounds of SEASIDE features musicians ready to entertain the whole family. Bring a chair or blanket, snacks and drinks, and enjoy the show. Free and open to all ages. May 15: Max McCann. May 22: Roman Street. Visit for more details.

Sinfonia Gulf Coast Presents Jurassic Park in Concert May 18
Sinfonia Gulf Coast “redefines the symphony experience” once again with Jurassic Park in Concert, Saturday, May 18, 7:30 p.m. at the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Convention Center on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach.

Featuring visually stunning imagery and groundbreaking special effects, this epic action-packed adventure pits man against prehistoric predators in the ultimate battle for survival. Sheer movie magic 68 million years in the making, Jurassic Park in Concert tells the story as never before: projected in HD with Sinfonia Gulf Coast performing John Williams’ iconic score live to picture.

Purchase tickets online at or by calling the box office at (850) 460-8800. Proceeds benefit Sinfonia Gulf Coast and its education and community outreach engagement initiatives throughout Northwest Florida.

Rosemary Beach Summer Concert Series
The Summer Concert Series returns on Monday nights, May 20 – August 5, beginning at 7 p.m. held on St. Augustine Green in Rosemary Beach. Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy the night filled with great music. Each week is a different show so catch as many as you can!
May 20: Jeff Carter Band
May 27: Rubiks Groove
June 3: The Wildlife Specials
June 10: Barry Fish Band
June 17: Still Standing (Elton John Tribute)
June 24: JSG Band
July 1: Sons of Saints
July 8: Run Katie Run
July 15: MECO
July 22: Joey Shaling & the Paisley Blues Band
July 29: Boukou Groove
August 5: Anthony Peebles Band

Alys Beach Concert Series
Come on out for great live music during the Alys Beach Concert Series from 6 – 8PM on Wednesday nights, May 29 thru July 31. Bring a blanket or your favorite chair to the Alys Beach Amphitheatre. Concerts are free and open to the public. Learn more at
May 29: The Sunshine Wranglers
June 5: Los Locos Band
June 12: Longleaf Drive
June 19: Sand Ole Opry with Mike Whitty
June 16: Prodigal Blues Band
July 3: Corey Hall
July 10: Weston Hine & the Palmettos
July 17: Cadillac Willy
July 24: Beach Mountain Blues Band
July 31: Anthony Peebles

Baytowne Wednesday Night Concert Series
Live music concerts take place in the Baytowne Events Plaza every Wednesday night from 7-9 p.m. Various local and regional artists perform throughout the year – see the lineup. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Free and open to the public.
May 8: Duchess
May 15: Cadillac Willy
May 22: Casey Kearney
May 29: Smith Distillery

MKAF Concerts in the Village Thursdays
The area’s first live concert series is being held Thursday evenings at the MKAF Dugas Pavilion in Destin. This year’s 29th annual family-friendly series began April 4 and continues to June 6.
May 9: Rumours ATL: A Fleetwood Mac Tribute
May 16: Gotta Groove Band
May 23: Mitch Malloy
May 30: Haley Reinhart