5 Best Places To Go For Live Music and Entertainment in Destin, FL

Destin is known for white sand beaches, world-class seafood, and rockin' entertainment. Afternoon or night, it's easy to find great live music no matter where you are in the beach town. With live concerts being one of the top things to do in Destin, rock, reggae, blues, and practically every genre of popular music can be found on any given day. And with lots of free venues, concerts, and limited cover charges, it's easy to enjoy the right entertainment during your beach vacation even while keeping to a budget. Check out our list for the 5 best places for live Music in Destin, FL .

Okaloosa Island Theater

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MAXIMUM Magic Dinner Theater at the Okaloosa Island Theater

The Okaloosa Island Theatre is one of several popular destinations for live entertainment in the area. This intimate theater hosts entertainment of all varieties. Constructed in 2016, the Okaloosa Island Theater is the exclusive location of the popular MAXIMUM Magic Dinner Theater feat. Noah and Heather Wells and LMFAO Adults-Only Comedy Show! Three time Merlin award winners, Noah and Heather Wells, present these Vegas-style shows several nights a week. The excitement doesn't end at the stage, as the show hosts a snack bar full of goodies and soft drinks. Although primarily a venue for the magic shows, the the Okaloosa Island Theater also hosts music groups and varied entertainers throughout the year including the DownBeat Jazz Orchestra! SAVE on tickets to MAXIMUM Magic when booking online at MAXIMUM Magic Dinner Theater, and save $5 to LMFAO! Magic & Comedy Show at Comedy Show Okaloosa Island.

Check for scheduled shows, concerts, and events at Destin Concerts & Events online!

AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar

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AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar

Great food and fun are both to be found at this famous Destin Harbor restaurant. AJ's offers a double dose of musical bliss, with two separate areas to either kick back your feet, or kick back a sweet dance move. AJ's waterside Tiki Village mainly books solo and duo artists providing the perfect soundscape for your Destin Harbor experience. The Tiki Village is located just behind Aj's restaurant, and is open to the public with an optional drink and food menu. The upstairs Club Bimini Stage is frequented by top 40 and rock bands, accompanied by two fully stocked bars, and a dance floor ready to be trampled by your feet. At night Club Bimini becomes one of the Harbor's hottest night clubs with the freshest DJ's and live bands.

*While visiting the Destin Harbor, experience an awesome Destin watersport tour!

Harbor Docks

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Cadillac Willy rockin' the Harbor Docks Stage

Head to Harbor Docks on the Destin Harbor for sushi, cocktails, and one of the best venues for live music in Destin. Harbor Docks prides itself on being one of the oldest restaurants in town, owing 46 years of success to a strong local following fueled by tasty seafood, top entertainment, and a strong community presence. The main stage outside gives audience members the feeling they are at a mini arena rock show with a masterfully designed deep set stage. Harbor Docks has played host to world-class artists like 90s pop hero Edwin McCain, and local favorites including Hotel Oscar, New Earth Army, and Chris Alvarado.

Hog's Breath Saloon

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Flynt Reid live on the Hog's Breath Patio

You'll know you're getting close to Hog's Breath Saloon when you're hit with the smell of mouthwatering barbeque, the sound of ear-pleasing tunes, and the sight of the ever-inviting patio sports bar. Hog's Breath Saloon gives music lovers the option of two stages; Head to the outside patio around dinner time to grab a bite to eat and catch acts playing relaxing acoustic hits, and move inside at night for body rockin' full bands.

*Sunburn, sea sick, scared of sharks? If you're looking for more things to do on land like amusements parks, massage therapy, or animal encounters check out some of the most entertaining Destin Land Activities!

Club LA

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Hinder at Club LA in Destin

Club LA is Destin's only music venue devoted to original rock music. While the club is known to hire entertainment ranging from DJ's to Dixieland Country, rock is what they do best. Megastar groups including Chevelle, Everclear, and Alien Ant Farm have taken the stage at Club LA, while regional acts from rock to reggae regularly put on high octane shows. Make sure to check Club LA's event schedule before heading to town, as tickets go quick for many of the concerts featuring popular touring acts!

Published Jul 24 2015
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