Where to Find Live Music in Destin FL

A guitarist and saxophone player on stage.

In addition to its beautiful beaches and world famous seafood, Destin, Florida boasts a thriving music scene. The Emerald Coast is home to a burgeoning community of talented musicians who are popular among locals and visitors alike. To help you make the most of your next vacation, the Henderson Park Inn has put together a guide to all of the best places to find live music in Destin FL.

HarborWalk Village

There is always something fun going on at the HarborWalk Village! Overlooking the stunning Destin Harbor, this popular shopping and dining area frequently hosts free live music events. From June through August, visitors to the HarborWalk Village can enjoy weekly Mardi Gras-inspired parades on Tuesdays, fireworks and patriotic music on Thursdays, and “Rock the Docks” concerts on Saturdays. While summer is the peak season for live music at the HarborWalk Village, you’ll find plenty of entertainment on the harbor throughout the year.

(See Also: 5 Great Activities to Enjoy on the Destin Boardwalk)

Funky Blues ShackA man playing a piano.

Funky Blues Shack is another great place to hear live music in Destin FL. This fun venue is a dueling piano bar, where top 40 hits and classic tunes are performed on two grand pianos. The talented pianists at the bar take request from the audience, so you can sing along with all of your favorite songs. With excellent music and a superb selection of national and local beers, the Funky Blues Shack is the ideal spot to spend an evening out on the town.

The Village of Baytowne Wharf

Located on Choctawhatchee Bay, The Village of Baytowne Wharf is one of the top destinations for shopping, dining, nightlife, and live music in the Destin area. From March through October, The Village hosts a Wednesday night concert series that features some of the best musicians on the Emerald Coast. In addition to these free weekly concerts, many of the restaurants at The Village have live entertainment for guests to enjoy.

Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village

The Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village is a 52-acre outdoor concert venue that hosts touring acts from all around the country. There is nothing better than laying out on the Cultural Arts Village lawn with a cold beverage and listening to some awesome music! The Cultural Arts Village hosts the majority of its concerts during the summer, but there are also a number of performances in the spring and fall months. With everything from Motown revues to Bruce Springsteen cover bands, you’re sure to find a concert that interests you at the Cultural Arts Village.

Microphone on stage at outdoor concert looking at crowdWhen you stay at the Henderson Park Inn, you will be near all of these popular destinations for live music in Destin FL. Located adjacent to Henderson Beach State Park, the Henderson Park Inn has been voted the most romantic hotel in America by both the users of About.com and TripAdvisor.com.

Our adults only bed and breakfast has everything you need for the perfect couple’s escape, including a private white sand beach, complimentary breakfast and lunch, an award-winning onsite restaurant, and breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico. To start planning your getaway, browse our selection of Destin hotel rooms.

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