BAY COUNTY – The summer season may be winding down in Bay County, but the music scene is still growing.
Area venues welcome local musicians and bands to play throughout Bay County on a daily basis. Options abound in the city, and there are plenty of opportunities to catch live music any day of the week.
From Panama City to 30A, here’s a look at where live music is happening through the end of the month:
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The small village and the Finns
Relax under the palapa and enjoy live music at Little Village & Finns, 2808 W. 12th St. in St. Andrews. All shows are free, family and pet friendly. Grab a drink from the bar, shop the boutique or enjoy some tacos from Finns Island Style Grub. Little Village & Finns have shows scheduled through next week. Here’s a look at the shows:
- August 25: Blues at Drews with Janelle Frost, 6-9 p.m
- August 26: Matt Law, 6-9 p.m
- August 27: Gilleron Island, 1-4 p.m.; Adam Roberts, 4-6 p.m.; and the Chihuahua Panel, 6-9 p.m
- August 28: Wasabi Sabis, 1-4 p.m
- August 30: Joseph Brooks, 6-9 p.m
- August 31: Brian Muth, 6-9 p.m
For more information, call 850-215-8780.
House of Bourbon
No Surrender Band is debuting at House of Bourbon, 1201 Beck Ave., Friday night from 8 p.m. to midnight. Grab a drink and get ready to dance. There is no cover charge to attend.
For more information, call 850-785-8706 or visit www.houseofbourbonpc.com.
Harrison’s Kitchen and Bar
Enjoy Southern and coastal flavors at Panama City’s newest waterfront restaurant, Harrison’s Kitchen and Bar, 5 Harrison Ave. The restaurant invites local musicians to perform from 6 to 9 p.m. every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and during Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Here’s a look at who’s performing this week :
- August 25: KC Phelps, 6-9 p.m
- August 26: String Theory, 6-9 p.m.
- August 29: Vibe, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m
For more information, call 850-979-5550, or visit www.harrisonskitchenandbar.com.
Head to Saltwater Grill, 11040 Hutchison Blvd., in Panama City Beach on a Friday or Saturday night for a great meal while listening to live music by George Allen. The Panama City musician will bring a night of soulful music from 7-10pm both nights.
In downtown Panama City and Historic St. Andrews
Stroll through the streets of downtown and St. Andrews to enjoy live music at local businesses and restaurants for Play Music on the Porch Day.
More than 25 performers can be found at local venues in downtown Panama City on Saturday from 2-4 p.m., and nearly 50 musicians in the St. Louis area. Andrews from 3-6 p.m.
Play Music on the Porch Day is an annual worldwide event for musicians to play music outside on the porches of area businesses and restaurants. Every year, on the last Saturday in August, musicians from all over the world find common ground through music, regardless of their differences.
Barracuda Beach Bar and Grill
Barracuda Beach Bar and Grill, 6628 Thomas Drive in Panama City Beach, will bring live music to the main stage Friday night. Enjoy a night of great food, strong drinks and great music with Salt Rock Band performing live with special guest Spike from Sticky Tea and Chris from The Healers. The show runs from 9pm to midnight.
For additional information, call 850-249-3343 or visit barracudabeachpcb.com.
Grab your favorite Irish food and cold drinks and get ready to rock at House of Henry, 461 Harrison Ave., on Friday night with live music from True Spirit, and tunes from Mitch and the mule drivers Saturday night. Bands will bring their talents to HoH from 9pm to midnight on both nights.
For additional information, call 850-481-1602 or visit www.Hohpub.com.
Buster’s Hangar 67
Three musicians will take the stage at Buster’s Hangar 67, 5908 Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach. Join the weekend fun at Buster’s with entertainment, games, drinks and live music to enjoy. Here’s who’s playing:
- August 26: Mark Payne, 7 p.m.; Salt Rock Band, 9 p.m
- August 27: Mitch and the Mule Drivers, 9 p.m
- August 28: Brittnie Sloan, 6 p.m
For additional information, call 850-234-9250 or visit Buster’s Beer & Bait on Facebook.
Get your groove on at the 30Avenue Summer Concert Series, located at 12805 US 98, Inlet Beach. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets to sit and relax while enjoying live music. The series features musicians playing a mix of country, rock, pop and blues through the end of August from 6 to 9 p.m. Here’s a look at the remaining performers:
- August 25: John Hart
- August 26: Otha + Kristi
- August 27: Gage Smith
- August 28: Jim Couch
- August 29: Shakedown
- August 30: Casey Kearny
- August 31: FoxPlay
For more information, call 850-231-1127 or visit thirtyavenue.com.