Bands on the Blackwater enjoys a second successful year

Published on July 11, 2013 with No Comments

Bands on the Blackwater closed out another successful season on June 28 with a performance by the Springs.

Plans are currently being made for next year’s Bands on the Blackwater with even more excitement and fun for everyone along with more outstanding musical acts.

This season Bands on the Blackwater featured some of the best local musical talent with groups like Southern Soul, the Beatles tribute band Not Quite Fab, the CrossTown Band, Sothern Breeze, 13th Hourglass and the Modern Eldorados over the nine week period.

While a schedule is not ready for release, the City of Milton Downtown Redevelopment Board and the Milton Parks Department are already working on next year’s event.

If you are a band and would like to be considered for next year’s concert series you can e-mail your information to

This year is being considered another big success with over 1,000 people attending each concert during the nine week series on South Willing Street along the Blackwater River.

“We were pleasantly surprised by the number of people who turned out this year,” said Milton Parks and Recreation Director John Norton.

An added element is the comfort level of Bands on the Blackwater as you can bring your lawn chairs and coolers and enjoy the concerts near the stage or set up on the Riverwalk overlooking the Blackwater River.

Boaters are also a huge part of the concert series success as they will anchor themselves along the Blackwater River to enjoy a fun evening of music on the water.

“This year we had a wide variety when you look at the acts from a Beatles cover band to southern rock,” said Norton.  “Most groups are proven acts that have played at places like Bands on the Beach in Pensacola.

“The Springs were an interesting group who we were connected with through Joe Lewis and the BonfireJam. They are a proven group out of Nashville who should be signing a major record deal sometime in the next year.”

Don’t forget to check out our website for information regarding all city sports and activities at or contact the Milton Community Center at 983-5466.


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