The Perdido Key Area has an extended history of music and songwriting, shaping the culture of the community. When visiting the lost key, one must-do activity is to enjoy a lively, musical atmosphere while indulging in some local cocktails or treating yourself to some fresh seafood and local fare and striking up a conversation with your beach-loving neighbors on the key. In addition, many local dining hotspots feature live music weekly or sometimes nightly!
Perdido Key is also home to various world-famous singer-songwriters who frequent our local hangouts to wet their whistle and share their lyrics and unique tune with their friends and family living in the lost key. It is truly magical to hear the songs straight from the songwriter and enjoy the sounds that create the musical backbone of our island community.
A popular time to visit the area is during the annual Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival. For over 35 years, this beloved musical experience has brought in over 200 Grammy award-winning and up-and-coming songwriters from around the world. This regional-musical experience is an exceptional weeklong opportunity to visit unique communities on the coast, from Fairhope, AL, to Downtown Pensacola, FL, and experience the incredible stories and beautiful music from the songwriters themselves.
Perdido Key prides itself on the various songwriters and performers that frequent locations throughout the area. So be sure to catch one of the weekly or nightly shows during your visit at one of our favorite local hotspots!
The World-famous Flora-Bama
The resident establishment of the Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival, the Flora-Bama is one of Perdido Key’s most famous attractions on the island. This down-to-earth beach bar features multiple stages for various shows every day and night! Many local musicians call the Flora-Bama home, and some have started performing under the big tent stage! The Flora-Bama holds a place in the heart of our Perdido Community as a family-friendly local business that always welcomes everyone and loves to give back to the community through charity events throughout the year. Visit the Flora-Bama any day of the week to enjoy live music from one of our local singer-songwriters!
The Purple Parrot Tiki Bar
If you are looking for an island getaway like no other, be sure to visit the Purple Parrot Tiki Bar for a fun pool-side atmosphere and delicious food selections! Enjoy listening to live music in an intimate atmosphere surrounded by tiki heads and colorful leis. Consider yourself officially an islander on the lost key- don’t forget your floral print shirt to complete the experience! The Tiki Bar features live performances seven nights a week!
The Point Restaurant
Make plans to visit the Innerarity point district on the other side of the Theo Baars bridge on the mainland. The Point Restaurant, located on Innerarity Point Road, is one of the oldest and most cherished establishments in the area- serving up fresh-caught mullet since the 1950s. Enjoy the sounds of our hometown roots at their great outdoor stage area under ancient oak trees. You will not leave disappointed after experiencing this unique southern seafood dining experience!
Hub Stacey’s at The Point
Continue your Innerarity Point experience just down the road at local favorite, Hub Stacey’s at The Point! Located on the water and next to the brand new Innerarity Point Park, visit Hub Stacey’s at the Point by land or sea, using the Galvez Landing Boat docking area. You won’t be disappointed with the large portions and some of the best sandwiches in the area. The quaint surroundings at Hub Stacey’s at The Point is a great place to relax and listen to the many bands that play here on their extra large deck. Hub Stacey’s also features plenty of indoor and outdoor seating.
Perdido Key Sports Bar & Restaurant
If you are looking to eat where the locals eat, the Perdido Key Sports Bar & Restaurant has that local flair you seek. The Perdido Key Sports Bar is your late-night hotspot where you can also fill up on your pub-grub appetite consisting of chicken wings, fish tacos, and mouthwatering burgers. Whether you are there for community events, football games, or live music, the Perdido Sports Bar’s delicious food, and entertaining atmosphere can ensure a good time with friends old and new. In addition, their recently renovated outdoor seating area is a great space to watch live music every week on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
Take a short trip west of Perdido Key to visit Lucy Buffett’s LuLu’s located in Gulf Shores, AL! Lulus is all about admiring food, family, and fun! Soak up the good vibes of the beach with gorgeous waterfront views, delicious food, and, of course, Live music! A visit to Lulu’s truly has something for everyone- with open spaces to eat, play and shop- you can enjoy a cold drink while the kids play under the southern sun. Catch live music performances at Lulu’s on a nightly basis! Check out their music calendar posted on their website to learn more about the local musicians who frequent here! Keep an eye out during your visit here for a chance to see Lucy’s older brother, singer Jimmy Buffett!
The Amphitheater at the Wharf
The Wharf is our largest stage in the area, featuring big-name artists such as Luke Bryan and Thomas Rhett! This outdoor amphitheater is situated at The Wharf Entertainment District, featuring a vast selection of shopping, dining, and entertainment year-round. Choose your adventures from mini-golf and arcades to a movie theatre and one of the tallest Ferris wheels in the southeast. The Wharf has it all! So grab your concert tickets and enjoy a full day of fun at the Alabama Wharf!
This list just scrapes the surface of live music experiences in Perdido Key! Discover new artists and other fantastic music venues in the Perdido Area here!