What’s happening in downtown Milton in spring; take a peek at Bands on the Blackwater schedule

Published on January 26, 2017 with No Comments

Spring is a festive time in the city. Azaleas are in full bloom, leaves on the trees are lime green, birds are singing and it’s also the beginning of activity in downtown Milton.

The Milton City Council has approved regarding, irrigation and grassing the south Willing Street event areas. What will be noticed is new grassing and grading for an even more enjoyable experience for Bands on the Blackwater and Big Screen on the Blackwater seating areas.

For more information about the city’s beautification project, click here.

Landscaping for north Willing Street will be consistent and compliment 2016’s south Willing Street’s beautification.

Beautification began in 2015 along the south end of Willing Street. Complimentary landscaping will be seen along the north end of the street this spring.


Festivals begin in February with the Mainstreet Milton Mardi Gras Parade on February 23. The Santa Rosa Arts and Culture Foundation’s Riverwalk Arts Festival follows March 4 and 5 with Scratch Ankle and Bands on the Blackwater coinciding on April 14.

The tentative Bands on the Blackwater schedule has the Astronauts playing April 14th, opening night of the season. John Norton, parks and recreation director said the band was the last to play during the fall season and he wanted to bring them back to kick off the spring season.

“The last night of fall season 2016 was one of the biggest nights for Bands on the Blackwater,” he said. “The Astronauts are an excellent band and we’re excited for them to open this spring.”

Chloe Channell is a popular favorite in the Bands on the Blackwater series.

Some of the bands included on the schedule are Not Quite Fab, Chloe Channell, Dusty Sanderson Band, Bay Bridge Band and The Blenders. Look for the official schedule to be released soon.

A two day event is in planning stages for May. Be on the lookout for more information from MiltonLocal.com.

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