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Bands on the Beach Tonight

Grab your lawn chairs, beach blankets, friends and sweethearts — it’s Tuesday and the weather is absolutely perfect for a starry evening enjoying the tunes of Jessie Ritter against the backdrop of a perfect Pensacola Beach sunset.


The summer concert series is every Tuesday night from 7pm-9pm through October featuring regional artists performing a wide rage of music. We suggest arriving early to find the best parking spot and view. Although it’s hard to go wrong when you’re at the Gulfside Pavilion overlooking the Gulf of Mexico.

Tonight’s artist, Jessie Ritter, plays a heartfelt brand of country with a breezy, romantic feel and plenty of charm. Ritter released her debut album, Coffee Every Morning in 2018. Later that year, she entered the Nash Next Competition, rising from a regional Florida Panhandle win, to eventually take the national prize.

The victory earned her a record deal with Big Machine. Opening slots with chart-toppers Easton Corbin, Hunter Hayes, Eli Young Band, and Runaway June followed. Ritter released her soul-stirring single “Home” in November of 2020. Read Jessie’s full story here.

Here’s who you can expect to see for the rest of the month.

May 2 – Jessie Ritter
May 9 – Grits & Greens
May 16 – Modern Eldorados
May 23 – Jordan Chase
May 30 – Cristi Dee’s BAD JUJU


Concerts are provided and organized by the Santa Rosa Island Authority. For more information call the SRIA at (850) 932-2257.