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Posted on: January 17, 2020

Bands on the Blackwater


Bands on the Blackwater is a free outdoor concert series held Friday nights from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM in downtown Milton, Florida. Pull up your boat or bring a lawn chair and join us at one of the Gulf Coasts top family friendly music venues.

There are two series annually - Spring and Fall

Bands on the Blackwater observes the following rules:  

Blankets, chairs and coolers welcome. No glass containers are allowed inside the event area. Dancing is highly encouraged!!! Dogs are allowed if on leash or strict verbal commands.  Please help us keep this event open to dogs by picking up after your pooch and keeping them under control at all times.  

Smoking and or vaping is not allowed in the event area. Please be considerate of your fellow "Bands Fans" and smoke or vape in a designated area only. Please use the cigarette butt receptacles provided at each designated area for your convenience. Please remove all trash when you leave. Green garbage cans are located around the main seating area. Restrooms are provided, but please, no pets in the restroom (except properly identified and working service dogs). Please use caution at the restrooms, as the doors open outward.

For kids to participate in the Kidz Zone, when provided at a concert, a parent or guardian has to sign a waiver. Waivers are at the Bands on the Blackwater information table. Please follow the instructions of the staff at each bouncer. All aspects of the Kidz Zone are free for all kids under age 13 to enjoy. Feel free to play with the toys provided, but please return them to the bin when done so that others may play. Kindergarten Rules Apply - Share, make friends, don’t hurt anyone or anything.

Feel free to bring dinner, but please consider the food vendors that will be on site each week. They have some great food. The vendors for each show will be listed in the announcements for that week’s concert on this Facebook page.  Unauthorized vendors/solicitors are not allowed.

Alcohol is allowed at the concerts. Please consume responsibly. If anyone is underage, intoxicated or causing an issue for you, please notify City Staff or our amazing Milton Police Officers. We will address the issue immediately. Please keep in mind, Bands on the Blackwater is a family-friendly event. Please help us keep it that way while still allowing patrons to BYOB.

Thanks again and we hope to see you on Friday nights.

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