If you are staying in a vacation rental in Pensacola Beach and are looking for a fun, free, family-friendly event, then you definitely need to check out the outdoor concert series Bands on the Beach. From May through October, families and friends gather at the Gulfside Pavilion each and every Tuesday for a free live show! The series features a variety of musical styles from country, blues, ’80s cover bands and everything in between. The Gulfside Pavilion is located directly in front of the Gulf of Mexico next to the fishing pier on Pensacola Beach. Bench seating available, but most people bring their own beach chair, cooler, and snacks. The lineup for the rest of 2016 is as follows:

August 23 – Deception
August 30 – The Hushpuppies
September 6 – The Blenders
September 13 – Mass Kunfuzion
September 20 – Category 4
September 27 – Ben Loftin Band
October 4 – Dr. Breeze
October 11 – Continuum
October 18 – Holly Shelton Band
October 25 – The Groovinators

The band starts at 7pm, so be sure to get there early so you can grab a good spot! There are plenty of great restaurants near the Gulfside Pavilion if you want to grab a bite to eat before or after the show. There is also plenty of parking available, but if you are staying in a vacation rental in Pensacola Beach, check to see if there is a Pensacola Beach shuttle stop near you to catch a free ride!