Bands on the Blackwater

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The City of Milton is proud to announce the 2023 Bands on the Blackwater Concert Series.

The Spring Series offers a variety of music from local favorites to national touring bands. Bluegrass, country, blues and rock and roll will be performed on the stage in Downtown Milton. 

The schedule is as follows:

March 31 - Winters Brothers Band

April 7 -  Hired Guns

April 14 - Honey Island Swamp Band

April 21 - Ben Loftin & The Family

April 28 - Stormfolk

May 5 - Jessie Ritter

May 12 - Bay Bridge Band

May 19 - Doc Johnson Band

May 26 - The HooDoos

June 2 - Blue Levee Band

June 9 - Disco Kiss

September 1 - The Flavors

September 8 - Casey Kearney

September 15 - Whitesands Panhandle Band

September 22 - Karli Ryan

September 29 - The Six Piece Suits

October 6 - The Midnight Shepherds

October 13 - Jarred McConnell and the High Aces

October 20 - Nobius

October 27 - The Modern Eldorados

We wish to thank those who help make Bands on the Blackwater possible. 

Bands on the Blackwater is presented by: Santa Rosa Medical Center and Relax in Navarre Beach

And sponsored by: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Milton East I-10, Santa Rosa Press Gazette, Cumulus Media, South State Bank, and the Shrimp Basket.

 In partnership with: Bravo Print & Promo, Live Music Productions, Boomerang Pizza Kitchen, I Heart Milton, GEO Group, Florida Department of Corrections, Beardless Brewhaus, Texas Roadhouse, Pepsi, 104.9 WCOA, Magic 106.1, Jet 100.7, 102.7 WXBM, Today's Soft Rock 94.1.

Held at Jernigan’s Landing on the west bank of the beautiful Blackwater River, the Bands on the Blackwater Concert Series offers the best live music on the Gulf Coast in a picturesque, family-friendly setting. 

All concerts are held from 7:00-9:00 PM on the Friday nights listed on the schedule. 

The address of Jernigan’s Landing is: 5158 South Willing Street, Milton. 

Plenty of parking is available in the downtown area, or you can even come by boat and join the “Milton Navy” anchored in the river. As an outdoor event, the concerts are subject to weather. We will make every effort to present each show as scheduled, including minor delays, but the safety of the public is our primary concern. 

Notices of cancellations will be made via our marketing sponsors and on our Facebook Page as soon as possible.

Blankets, chairs, and coolers are welcome. No glass containers are allowed. Dancing is highly encouraged! Dogs are allowed if on a leash or under strict verbal commands. Please help us keep this event open to dogs by picking up after your pooch and keeping them under control at all times. 

Smoking and or vaping is not allowed in the event area. Please be considerate of your fellow "Bands Fans" and smoke or vape in a designated area only. Please use the cigarette butt receptacles provided at each designated area for your convenience. 

Please remove all trash when you leave. Green garbage cans are located around the main seating area. Restrooms are provided, but please, no pets in the restroom (except properly identified and working service dogs). Please use caution at the restrooms, as the doors open outward. 

 Please consider dining with the food vendors that will be on-site each week. They have some great food. The vendors for each show will be listed in the announcements for that week's concert on our Facebook page. Unauthorized vendors/solicitors are not allowed. Outside food is allowed.

Alcohol is allowed at the concerts (again, no glass containers, please). Please consume responsibly. Please keep in mind, Bands on the Blackwater is a family-friendly event. Please help us keep it that way while still allowing patrons to BYOB. 

Vendors interested in participating in Bands on the Blackwater or other Milton events should send an email to Currently, the City of Milton's Events program is looking for food trucks that serve Hispanic or Asian-themed dishes.

For more information, please visit our page on Facebook: BandsOnTheBlackwater

Bringing the Best Live Music on the Gulf Coast to Downtown Milton