By Lauren Tjaden

It’s hard to beat a concert on the beach.

It’s the way the sea breeze tickles your arms, the way the air smells like salt. It’s kicking your feet back in a lawn chair. It’s your toes wrapped around a clump of sugar-sand. It’s the music.

Though it’s near perfection, the situation can get better still—when that beach concert is free.

Here are some beach concert series that won’t cost you a dime, making feet tap in every corner of the Sunshine State.

I’m Going to Hollywood

The Hollywood Beach Theatre, snuggled against the Atlantic Ocean on the Hollywood Broadwalk, holds bragging rights as the only seaside venue of its kind in Broward County. It features seating for 500, and features musical entertainment five nights a week (Wednesday - Sunday) from 7 to 9 p.m. Programming is provided by the Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort.
Johnson Street and the Broadwalk, Hollywood, FL 33020
Phone: 954-921-3404

Saturday Tunes

Friends of Pier Park features local bands in their Last Saturday Summer Concerts, with free entertainment on the last Saturday of each month throughout the summer, beginning at 3 p.m. Come out to enjoy music under the trees in the Pier Park meadow. Seating is on the open lawn so be sure to bring chairs or blankets.
600 Pier Park Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32413

Toes-in-the-Sand Bands

Pensacola Beach's outdoor summer concert series, Bands on the Beach, runs from the first Tuesday in April through the last Tuesday in October. The series boasts a variety of regional artists guaranteed to please every musical taste, and the venue is beautiful, with the Gulfside Pavilion overlooking the Gulf of Mexico.
Bring your lawn chair to discover hot music, smooth grooves and good times.
Casino Beach Blvd, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561
Phone: 850-932-2257

Vitamin Sea and Music on Daytona Beach

You’ll find the Daytona Beach Bandshell in the city’s Oceanfront Park on the north end of the Boardwalk amusement area. This scenic amphitheater is constructed from coquina shells and overlooks the Atlantic Ocean.
It hosts regular free concerts and can accommodate as many as 5,000 people. Parking is available at the Ocean Center garage and surface lots. You can enter the bandshell through the Ocean Walk Village from A1A or the overpass from the parking garage.
Chairs are available to rent, and beverages are available from licensed vendors during events.
70 Boardwalk, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
Phone: 386- 671-8250

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