Posted on 3/6/2024

Live Music in Dune Allen Beach

At Rivard by Ocean Reef Vacation Rentals, we are dedicated to ensuring your vacation in South Walton is an unforgettable coastal adventure. Our commitment to enhancing your experience is unwavering, and in response to popular demand, we're spotlighting the best live music venues in Dune Allen Beach. Nestled in the tranquil western reaches of Scenic 30A, this area boasts a selection of hidden gems where the rhythms of music blend seamlessly with the gulf breeze. Let's explore these vibrant locales.

Stinky's Bait Shack

The top of everybody's list for amazing atmosphere and the very best local musicians is Stinky's Bait Shack, located right on 30A in Dune Allen. This is probably the easiest place to find live music. You can tell there's music here because the crowd is usually out the door seven days a week. It's not a very big venue, but it more than makes up for that with what's on the inside... you can get a full selection of coffee and drinks. (Pro-Tip: Try the stink juice - it'll get your dance moves grooving). Best of all, it's an actual bait shop with live bait smack dab in the middle of Dune Allen Beach. This place always features the best musicians in town and some of the best chefs as well. If it ever gets too crowded inside, or you're just hungry, head over to Stinky's Fish Camp, have a full meal, and even catch live music at a Jazz brunch if you can.

Kith & Kin

Venturing into Topsail State Park, you'll discover Kith & Kin, a vibrant coffee shop that serves as a haven for campers and beachgoers alike. Its unique charm and alternative vibe have made it a favorite spot for musicians, particularly during the off-season when it transforms into an enchanting venue for live music by fire pits under the stars. With coffee and beer always on tap and the occasional local food truck, it's a gathering place for music lovers and foodies.

Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar

Gulfplace, a nearby coastal community, is home to Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar, a culinary gem with spectacular gulf views and a relaxed ambiance. With up to two stages for live performances and a spacious outdoor area, it's a prime spot for enjoying live music nearly daily. The oysters and piƱa coladas are standout offerings, complemented by the chill vibes and talented musicians.

Growler Garage

Just a short walk or bike ride from Dune Allen Beach (and next to Shunk Gulley) is the Growler Garage, a cozy spot with an impressive selection of over 40 beers on tap. Although intimate, it's becoming a beloved venue for live music, especially for performances by smaller acts.

Papa Surf Burger Bar

Papa Surf Burger Bar, the newest addition near Growler Garage, has quickly gained popularity for its country music events and delicious burgers. Opening with a concert featuring Brian Kelly and Jason Aldean, this summer hotspot aims to continue the legacy of its predecessor, Blooms, by becoming a go-to for both locals and visitors.

30A Songwriters Festival

Highlighting the cultural calendar is the 30A Songwriters Festival in January, transforming the area into a national showcase for talented songwriters. This event is a rare opportunity to enjoy intimate performances by internationally acclaimed artists in various local venues in Dune Allen Beach and all along Scenic 30A.

At Rivard by Ocean Reef Vacation Rentals, we are passionate about making your stay in Dune Allen Beach rich with musical experiences. We invite you to book your next getaway with us and discover the soulful sounds of South Walton's Beach. Stay tuned for our recommendations on local spots to enjoy unforgettable beach beats during your visit.

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