Summer concert season is heating up across the Ancient City, with a full line-up of free outdoor shows providing a festive soundtrack to our long summer nights from now through September. Here’s an overview of what’s coming, so you’ll be ready to pack up your lawn chair, slip on your best dancing flip-flops, and get out there to make the most of them.

Music by the Sea

The St. Augustine Beach Civic Association’s Music by the Sea free summer concert series runs through Sept. 12.

Concerts will be 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Johns County Ocean Pier Park, 350 A1A Beach Blvd. The season features 16 bands performing a wide variety of genres, including jazz, blues, classic rock, pop, reggae, disco and country. Music and dancing takes place under the park pavilion, with crowds of listeners often stretching out with beach chairs and coolers on the sands around it. Well-behaved furry friends are welcome on-leash.

Each concert will also have dinner for sale by a featured local restaurant. Food service begins at 6 p.m.

A Park, Ride and Dance shuttle will be available for every concert from Ron Parker Park, 607 Old Beach Road, and St. Augustine Beach City Hall, 2200 A1A South. The shuttle will run in a continuous loop from 5:45 p.m. until 9:45 p.m. The shuttle is air-conditioned and has plenty of room for coolers and beach chairs. It is $1 for adults and free for children ages 12 and under as well as civic association members. Concertgoers are encouraged to use the shuttle service, as parking is limited around Pier Park.

For information, go to sabca.org or call 347-8007.

Music in the Park

Summer Concert Line-ups

Music by the Sea

7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, St. Johns County Ocean Pier Park

May 16: Adam & Janine | dance, swing - with free dance lessons | Floridogs (hotdogs & sausages)

May 23: Slang | 80′s | Scooby Q BBQ

May 30: Those Guys Florida | classic rock | Purple Olive

June 6: Str* Up Disco | funk | Pop Tides Oyster Co (seafood)

June 13: Jax Salsa Band | Latin | Amici (Italian)

June 20: Take Cover | 80′s, 90′s and more | LaStrada (Italian)

June 27: Salt Driven Ride | southern and classic rock | By Design Catering

July 11: Grapes of Roth | classic and new rock | Mango Mangos

July 18: Ain’t Too Proud to Beg | 70′s, 80′s and pop dance | Little Margie’s FA Café

July 25: Billy Buchanan | rock and soul revue | Big Island Bowls

Aug. 1: Amy Alesia & Soul Operation | R&B with a mix of pop | Tides Oyster Co (seafood)

Aug. 8: Kenny Y & Southern Tide | country and southern Rock | Sporks Food Truck & Catering

Aug. 15: Soulfire | 70′s, 80′s and pop dance | Salt Life Food Shack

Aug. 22: Bluez Dudes | classic rock and blues | By Design Catering

Aug. 29: Duffy Bishop Band | R&B, rock, soul and blues | Purple Olive

Sept. 5: JW Gilmore | blues | Mellow Mushroom

Sept. 12: MBTS All Star Band | classic rock and more | Sunset Grille

Music in the Park

6 to 8 p.m. monthly, Anastasia State Park

June 23: The Conch Fritters | island sounds, tropical rock

July 28: Those Guys Florida | classic rock

Aug. 19: King Eddie and Pili Pili | Caribbean beats, blues

Anastasia State Park’s ocean-side summer concert series kicked off in April and continues monthly through August. Concerts are 6 to 8 p.m. at the park, 300 Anastasia Park Road, in the beach pavilion adjacent to Island Beach Grill. Each month features a different local musician or band. There is also an open jam session before each show, from 5 to 6 p.m.

The concert is free with park admission, which is $8 per vehicle with two to eight occupants, $4 per single-occupant vehicle and $2 for pedestrians and bicyclists.

For information, call 461-2033 or go to floridastateparks.org/park/anastasia.

Concerts in the Plaza

Downtown’s free Concerts in the Plaza series returns for its 28th season this month, with 14 weeks of live music starting Thursday, May 31, and continuing through Aug. 30. Musicians from across Northeast Florida representing a wide range of styles are scheduled to perform.

Concerts take place every Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the gazebo of the Plaza de la Constitucion, between Cathedral Place and King Street in downtown.

Listeners are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs. Leashed, well-behaved pets are also welcome to attend. People often bring picnic dinners to enjoy throughout the show, however alcoholic beverages are not allowed in the plaza.

For information, go to citystaug.com/concerts or call 825-1004.

Concerts in the Plaza

7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, Plaza de la Constitucion

May 31: The Driftwoods | bluegrass and beyond

June 7: Florida Brass Quintet | Dixieland, swing and more

June 14: The Mike Hart Band | blues, rock, jazz

June 21: Rob Ellis Peck & Friends |Southern R&B, blues and classic rock and roll

June 28: Big Pineapple | Hawaiian jazz

July 5: Doug Carn & The Lincolnville Brass Band | street parade jazz

July 12: Friends of Mine Band | old time Florida tunes and classic folk music

July 19: The Raisin Cake Orchestra | jazz from the teens, twenties, thirties

July 26: Sandals | 8-piece dance band, beach music and Motown

Aug. 2: The Session | jazz featuring the Great American Songbook

Aug. 9: The Grapes of Roth | classic rock favorites

Aug. 16: Ancient City Slickers | big fun music

Aug. 23: The Dunehoppers | bluegrass, folk, old-time

Aug. 30: Lonesome Bert & The Skinny Lizards | Americana, songwriter, boogie