Bands on the Blackwater



The City of Milton is proud to announce the 2021 Fall Bands on the Blackwater Concert Series. Following the cancellation of the complete 2020 schedule due to COVID-19, the City is excited to bring back the popular concerts. 

The Fall 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:

September 3 – Bruce Smelley

September 10 - Will Thompson Band

September 17 - 12Eleven

September 24 - The Flavors

October 1 - Jessie Ritter

October 8 - Casey Kearney

October 15 - Honey Daze

October 22 - Ben Loftin & The Family

October 29 - Goldmine

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

BOTB is presented by: Humana, and Santa Rosa Medical Center. 

BOTB is sponsored by: Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Council, Center State Bank, Santa Rosa Press Gazette, Cumulus Media, A Joyful Noise Music Shop, Massage Loft at Blackwater, Boomerang Pizza, I Heart Milton, Blackwater Truss, Florida Department of Corrections, & Bravo Print.

 Our honored non-profit this season is Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida.

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 7-9 p.m. 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. 

All attendees are strongly encouraged to observe all CDC Guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please wear a mask while not seated, please respect social distancing recommendations and most importantly, if you are sick, please stay home. 

Due to COVID-19, there will not be a Kids-Zone this season. 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. 

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

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