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Best Live Music Venues in Destin

Live music soothes the soul, especially on vacation at the beach. What better place to listen to live music than the beautiful Destin Harbor overlooking the Gulf or on the Bay overlooking the Mid-Bay Bridge? We have so many great locally-owned restaurants on the water that have live music performed by some very talented local artists. Here are the top 5 Best Live Music Venues in Destin:



This place is always a favorite for the amazing oysters, prepared six different, delicious ways. The band Continuum performs live every sunny Sunday afternoon from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Enjoy the outdoor deck with a cocktail and listen to the spectacular violinist and vocalist of Continuum. Located at 414 Harbor Blvd.


Tailfins Seafood & Oyster Bar

If you’re looking for a place to watch the game and catch some music after, this is the place to be. They host live local bands every week, Wednesday thru Saturday starting at 9 p.m. and on Sundays starting at 5 p.m. With a relaxing bar on all 3 levels, there’s plenty of room for you and the whole family. Located at 172 Harbor Blvd.


AJ’s Seafood and Oyster Bar

Long-time local favorite, AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar has a live band or DJ almost every night of the week during the spring and summer. They also have plenty of outdoor seating right in front of the Jumbo-Tron and stage. Local band, Black Eyed Blonde, is usually  jamming on stage around 9 p.m. nightly. AJ’s also hosts a street party every Saturday and Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. during spring and summer seasons. Located at 116 Harbor Blvd. 

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Lulu’s Destin

Located at the foot of the Mid-Bay Bridge, LuLu's Destin is a great spot to enjoy live music every night of the week. Just like her brother, Lucy Buffett is a fan of music with a good island vibe. Ditch the car and come by boat. Lulu's Destin is located right on the Bay and boats can anchor just off shore and the water shuttle will pick you up and ferry you in. The kids will enjoy playing on the beach and reaching new heights on the mini-bungee machine, the Jellyfish Jumper. Located at 4607 Legendary Marina Drive.

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Funky Blues Shack

Back by popular demand, the Funky Blues Shack just opened up in their new location at 34902 Emerald Coast Pkwy (formerly Chili's). With the same flair and a new funky twist, Funky Blues Shack is the place to enjoy live local bands, including Continuum, Post Pluto, Donny Sundal and Forrest Williams, among many others; all while chowing down on some of their delicious small plates, such as fried green tomatoes with spicy crawfish and crab meat. Good tunes & good eats! Located at 34902 Emerald Coast Pkwy.


Start Planning Your Destin Vacation

Come vacation in Destin and hear local live local music at these deliciously groovy restaurants. You can’t beat the view, the food, and the tunes. Plan your next vacation near the Destin Harbor at any of our Gulf-front Destin Condos at Jade East or view our selection of Destin vacation rentals online. Need help narrowing your search? Call one of our friendly vacation specialists at 1-800-225-7652. Book direct for best rates.

See you @ the beach!