Two oceanfront summer music series: Jazz in the Park and A Little Light Music

Two oceanfront summer music series: Sounds by the Sea and A Little Light Music


St. Simons Island summers include not one, but TWO oceanfront concert series. On select Sunday evenings, St. Simons Island combines ocean breezes and live music. Guests are encouraged to bring picnics, cocktails and beach chairs as you enjoy the show. For residents and visitors alike, it’s one of the Island’s favorite ways to close out the weekend.


Sounds by the Sea (formerly Jazz in the Park)

Presented by Golden Isles Arts & Humanities, Sounds by the Sea features a variety of artists throughout the series. The best local and regional musicians perform on high tide, breezy Sunday evenings. This family-friendly event on the oceanfront Neptune Park lawn is casual and the perfect way to wind down Sunday Funday!

Concerts take place from 7-9pm; admission at the gate is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 6-12 and free for children under 6.


A Little Light Music

Presented by the Coastal Georgia Historical Society, A Little Light Music is held on the oceanfront lawn at the St. Simons Island lighthouse. Musicians set up in the gazebo and the fun begins at 7pm. Concert-goers bring food, lawn chairs and cocktails to enjoy the show.

Concerts begin at 7pm; admission is $12, free for children under 12.


The rest of the summer features quite a lineup and we hope to see you on the oceanfront lawn:

Sunday, June 14, 7pm – A Little Light Music Featuring Victor Wainwright and the WildRoots

Powerhouse blues, Memphis soul and rockin’ piano


Sunday, June 28, 7pm – Sounds by the Sea Featuring Pier Pressure

An exciting way to start out the summer with a few jams!


Sunday, July 5, 7pm – A Little Light Music Featuring Mason Waters and the Groove AllStars

Red hot, local favorites!


Sunday, July 12, 7pm – Sounds by the Sea Featuring Sam Rodriguez Band

This top percussionist has performed and recorded with a variety of artists including Anita Baker, Jennifer Holiday, Barry White and Gladys Knight.


Sunday, August 9, 7pm – A Little Light Music Featuring Island Garage Band

Southern-fried rock and boogie


Sunday, August 30, 7pm – Sounds by the Sea Featuring Justen Harden

This young man started playing the Guitar when he was 10 and now he is a local favorite!


Sunday, September 6, 7 pm – A Little Light Music Featuring Sensational Sounds of Motown

Detroit’s finest sounds


Sunday, September 13, 7pm – Sounds by the Sea Featuring Michael Hulett

Captivating saxophone and vocals


In addition to these outdoor concert series, you can find live music almost any night of the week at local restaurants, coffee shops, bars and decks. Check the weekly live music page on the Golden Isles website.

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