Destin's music scene really comes alive during the summer! From June through August, our beachside city hosts a variety of awesome concerts, many of which are free to attend. To help you make the most of your vacation, the Henderson Park Inn has put together a guide to all of the amazing summer concerts in Destin FL.

Rock the Docks

The HarborWalk Village is Destin's top destination for live entertainment. As part of the ongoing Rock the Docks festival, the Village offers free concerts every Saturday night from 7 – 9 p.m. Featuring both local and touring musicians, these concerts are hugely popular with both locals and vacationers. Here is the schedule for this summer's performances:

  • June 3rd – The Lagoons, a five-piece roots rock/soul band formed in Destin in 2016
  • June 10th – Jacob Mohr Band, a fun cover band that plays everything from Luke Bryan to Jimmy Buffett
  • June 17 – Heritage Band, a reggae group that was named Best Band on the Emerald Coast
  • June 24 – The Springs, a husband and wife country duo who are known for their beautiful harmonies
  • July 1st – The Lagoons
  • July 8th – Jacob Mohr Band
  • July 15 – Continuum, a four-piece band that plays “electronic soulk”, a combination of folk and soul music
  • July 22 – Sway Jah Vu, an alt-reggae band that tours throughout the Southeast
  • July 29 – The Springs
  • August 5 – The Lagoons
  • August 12 – Jacob Mohr Band
  • August 19 – The Springs

Nashville Songwriters Florida Sunshine Tour

In addition to Rock the Docks, the HarborWalk Village will also host the Nashville Songwriters Florida Sunshine Tour. Taking place on select Wednesdays throughout the summer, these special concerts in Destin FL feature the songwriters behind some of the biggest hits on the country music charts. The Nashville Songwriters Tour provides the unique opportunity to hear the songs you know and love performed acoustically by their authors. The songwriters will also share the inspiration behind their tunes and hold meet-and-greets after the shows. The Nashville Florida Sunshine Tour will be held on the following dates from 8 – 9:30 p.m.:

  • June 7th
  • July 12th
  • August 2nd

Concerts at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village

The Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village is an excellent outdoor concert venue in Destin. On Thursday nights in June from 7 to 9 p.m., the Village will host a series of touring bands. Doors open at 6 p.m. and admission is $15 per person. Here is the lineup for this summer's concerts:

  • June 1 – The Embers featuring Craig Woolard, a renowned beach music band from North Carolina
  • June 8 – The Maxx, an energetic group that mixes oldies with current hits
  • June 15 – Tyler Kinchen and the Right Pieces, an up-and-coming band that specializes in R&B and funk music
  • June 22 – Triggerproof, a versatile cover band with eclectic tastes
  • June 29 – The Joe Band, an awesome Joe Cocker tribute band from Ann Arbor, MI

When you stay at The Henderson, you will be just a short drive from all of these wonderful summer concerts in Destin FL. To learn more about everything our resort has to offer, visit The Henderson's Activities page.


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