By: Bill Jones ~ St. Augustine Beach Civic Association

A bonus concert and the 2018 Taste of the Beach all take place in the month of September at our local Pier Park. We’re hoping our flurry of activities will be the only storm that our residents experience this year. The 16th season of Music by the Sea wraps up with four great shows in September. On September 5th JW Gilmore brings his blue band to Pier Park with dinner service by Mellow Mushroom. On September 12th our friend and local musician Jim Stafford will again assemble the Music by the Sea All Star Band. I’m sure Jim will twist the arms of many of his local pals and deliver another memorable show.

Food service on the 12th will be provided by Sunset Grille. Our final show of the year is a make-up concert. Rained out in May, we are delighted to bring you Those Guys on September 19th. Our food service will be provided by Flori-Dogs a local food vendor from our Wednesday Market. On September 26th we’ll try and make up another rained out show featuring the band Bluez Dudez with food by By Design Cate ing. See the remaining schedule on our website at

The 2018 Taste of the Beach is set for Sunday September 23rd from noon until 5 PM. The Civic Association is producing the event for the 13th year to benefit the Betty Griffin Center. Proceeds will go to help victims of domestic violence here in our community. The Taste will begin at 12 noon and end at 5 PM. Kenyon Dye is back to perform at his sing along Piano Bar. The Taste will again pit local eateries against each other in the categories of Best Appetizer, Best Entrée and Best Dessert. Beer, Wine & Soft Drinks will be available throughout the day. For more information or to volunteer for the event please email us at

Finally, the September meeting of the Civic Association will take place on Thursday September 13th at City Hall. Doors open at 6:30 and the meeting will take place at 7 PM. Complimentary soft drinks will be served.