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Milton’s Bands on the Blackwater concert series is preparing for its return after a summer break.

After a very successful 12 concerts to start the year, Bands on the Blackwater will close out with seven concerts to finish out the series.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the city had to make one slight change to the upcoming schedule.

The Deja’ Vu’ Band will be performing on Oct. 16 after an uncontrollable circumstance caused the Chris Martin Band to pull out.

Sept. 18, the fall season will start off with a special twist when the music returns to the Blackwater River as Oliver’s Twist will take to the South Willing St. stage at 7 p.m.

Oliver’s Twist is just one of five new bands making their Bands on the Blackwater debut this fall. The other bands are The Blenders (Sept. 25), Hushpuppies (Oct. 2), The Bay Bridge Band (Oct. 9), and Still Standing (Oct. 23), which is a tribute band to Elton John.

Bands on the Blackwater is looking to close out its fourth season on Oct. 30, with each year the event getting bigger and better.

“We have been listening to the people of Milton,” said Kyle Kemp, Events Coordinator with the City of Milton Parks Department. “They ask us each year to extend the concert series and tell us how much they enjoy coming to historic downtown Milton for the bands, so we are answering the call for more bands.”

The City of Milton along with members of the Milton Downtown Redevelopment Advisory Board (DRAB) are looking to make a trip to downtown more exciting for everyone in Northwest Florida.

Currently Tin Cow, Trolley Stop Ice Cream Shoppe, and Taste-T Freeze will be vendors making an appearance downtown during this year’s fall schedule.

There are more opportunities for food and beverage vendors to be a part of the concert series. If you are interested in becoming a vendor at this year’s concert series you can contact Kemp at 983-5466 for more information.

The concerts on South Willing Street in historic downtown Milton will end at 9 p.m.

“We invite everyone to come out and enjoy a great family night of musical entertainment,” Kemp said. “We cannot wait to get things started for the seven concerts this fall.”

Also you are invited to follow the City of Milton and this event along with several others on its Facebook page – This page features updates on the bands, photos from previous concerts, and a lot of great information.

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

Fall 2015 Bands on the Blackwater Schedule

Sept. 18 – Oliver’s Twist – A change from the norm is provided by this awesome band with its very strong Motown roots and sounds. Adults can turn back the hands of time to musical periods like the “Summer of Love” and many more.

Sept. 25 – The Blenders – This four piece group is best described as a soulful groove biscuit with jazz gravy and a pinch of funk on the top. BAM! The Blenders.

Oct. 2 – Hush Puppies – A southern rock band that will charm you all evening long with their renditions of classic rock, country, and southern rock hits.

Oct. 9 – The Bay Bridge Band – No need for boats horns this week as the hits of the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s will be powered by a full horn section, awesome vocals, and hot guitar licks thrown in as they span the decades of music.

Oct. 16 – Deja Vu Band – Déjà vu is as very popular band along the Emerald Coast that specializes in a variety of music. This five piece band will keep you rocking along the Blackwater River the entire night.

Oct. 23 – Still Standing – This Elton John tribute band will entertain you with the music of Sir Elton. Sit back and remember the images of the 70’s and 80’s when wild style and big sunglasses were the thing.

Oct. 30 – Not Quite Fab – This Beatles Tribute Band from Pensacola, Fla., will help you relive the music made famous by the Fab Four at the start of the British Invasion.

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