Live Music Returns to The AB Circle

Live Music Returns to The AB Circle

3rd Annual Beach Music Festival and 1st Annual Crystal Coast Music Festival

The Atlantic Beach Circle was known for its live music for decades. The Pavilion in between 1957-1995, Chevyz in the 70’s-80’s, Jolly Knave, Lisa’s, and Big Surf to name a few.  All these establishments brought the jam!  So many musical acts have performed at these spots that we call ‘The Circle’.  Some were coastal favorites others national and international musicians that graced this small coastal town with reggae, shag, rock to heavy metal.  As I explored the Facebook page that immortalize these places; by sharing photos of the glory days on the circle; I realized the huge impact it had on past generations.  The sunny days spent on the sand; dancing and socializing were the norm.  For many years the Circle was silent during a period of redevelopment.  All things come to an end then begin again! The Circle has begun to welcome back the crowds of new beach goers. This year we welcome back the 3rd Annual AB Beach Music Festival and the 1st (and hopefully not last) Annual Crystal Coast Music Festival to the sands of our coast!

The AB Beach Music festival brought the music back to AB in 2014, drawing huge crowds for its 1st annual event! Returning for its 3rd year, May 21st from 11am-6pm on the boardwalk at the Circle, 105 Atlantic Blvd. Admission is free to the public but pets and glass containers are prohibited. People returned to the circle to reminisce of days gone by. Due to the tremendous success of this event, The AB Beach Music festival will return this year with such acts as crowd favorites Holiday Band and Band of Oz.


Emcee John Moore  |  Holiday Band  |  Band of Oz  |  Fantastic Shakers  |  Mighty Saints of Soul

This year the Circle will host the Crystal Coast Music Festival, offering popular 90’s pop rock band Third-Eye Blind along with up and coming Robert Delong an LA based performer. Judah & The Lion an American folk band from Nashville and opening act Amasa Hines which infuses a diverse range of Soul, Afro-Beat, Psychedelic, Blues and Indie Rock. If you’re interested in listening to bands, search them on YouTube and give a listen. (I was pleasantly surprised by Amasa Hines! I could totally see myself at this event.) Sales have began through Ticketmaster or by phone at 800-745-3000 with gates opening at 3pm. Advance admission ticket price is$18 with upgrade VIP tickets available for $75 (This includes preferred entry, viewing area, exclusive cash bar and restrooms) Day-of General Admission goes to $23. If you want more information go to their website to see more.