Summer Concerts and Live Music in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach

April 16, 2024

There’s nothing quite like summer. Lazy days at the beach, afternoon barbecues, and longer daylight hours make it a favorite season for many. Throw in the sweet sound of live music drifting in, and you’ve got the perfect recipe for summertime bliss. In Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, summer brings more than just the sun and sand. It’s a prime opportunity to enjoy some of the best live music in the region. So pack your cutoffs and favorite tees, grab your friends, and bring in the season the right way.

It’s heating up on the Alabama Gulf Coast, and we’ve got the scoop on the hottest summer concerts and live music venues in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach!

Summer Concerts at The Wharf in Orange Beach

Beyond the beach, summer concerts at The Wharf in Orange Beach are the season’s highlight, with headliners performing all summer. Check out the concert calendar below, book your tickets, and plan a summer vacation you’ll never forget!

Luke Bryan – June

A Georgia native and five-time Country Music Association “Entertainer of the Year,” Luke Bryan is among the best-selling music artists. Whether you prefer sad ballads or boot-stomping singalong tunes, this American Idol judge can easily get the party started with popular country songs like Country Girl (Shake it for Me), Drink a Beer, and That’s My Kind of Night.

Dierks Bentley – June 

Recipient of numerous awards, including “Top New Artist,” “Country Song of the Year,” and “Video of the Year,” Dierks Bently is by no means new to the country music scene. With nearly a dozen studio albums, this singer/songwriter has amassed a list of fan favorites and chart toppers, including ‘Somewhere on a Beach’ and ‘What Was I Thinkin.”

Parker McCollum – July

Equal parts blues, rock, and soul, Parker McCollum is Americana in the best possible way, packing nationwide venues with hits like ‘Burn it Down’ and ‘Handle on You.’ Named “New Male Artist of the Year” by the Academy of Country Music Awards, this talented country crooner plays violin, harmonica, and guitar and does it all while staying true to his Texas roots. 

Kane Brown – August

Gaining a mass social media following playing cover songs, Kane Brown hit the mother lode with his viral version of George Strait’s ‘Check Yes or No.’ Relatable lyrics and catchy tunes landed him as an opener for notable bands. Now he’s a full-blown headliner, playing infectious songs like ‘Bury Me in Georgia’ and ‘Thank God’ in front of sold-out crowds.

Styx and Foreigner – August

Styx emerged on the scene in the early 70s, successfully merging the sounds of rock guitar, piano, and synthesizers and fusing pop and soft rock in a fresh new way. Songs like ‘The Grand Illusion’ and ‘Renegade’ were just a few of their songs to make the top 10 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Foreigner, a British-American rock band, arrived on the scene shortly after, selling more than 80 million records worldwide. Staples of their discography include ‘Feels Like the First Time’ and ‘Cold as Ice,’ and both will have you up and dancing before you know what hit you.

Jordan Davis – August

This Louisiana-born singer-songwriter and LSU alum moved to Nashville to successfully secure a recording contract and hone his signature sound. His debut hit, “Single You Up’ followed by the CMA song of the year ‘Buy Dirt,’ indicates he shows no signs of slowing down. 

Train and REO Speedwagon – August

Formed in San Fransisco in the early 90s, Train emerged in the post-grunge era, offering a refreshing mix of pop and alternative rock. Songs like ‘Meet Virginia’ and ‘Drops of Jupiter’ solidified their commercial success, but their catchy release, ‘Hey Soul Sister,’ sealed the deal.

Known by a generation as simply “REO,” this Illinois band began cultivating their following in the early 70s. Starting as a college group playing local gigs at frat houses and college bars, they eventually made it big with ‘Riding the Storm Out.’ A string of popular hits followed, including ‘Time for Me to Fly’ and ‘Can’t Fight This Feeling,’ among other beloved songs. 

Live Local Music in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach

Aside from summer concerts at The Wharf, here are a few of our favorite places to catch live music in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.


Call it what you will—beach bar, honkey tonk, local hangout—but Flora-Bama’s got the goods when it comes to live music. With five stages and musicians performing all year long, you never know who might turn up. Jimmy Buffet and Kenny Chesney are just a few notable mentions, but every night promises something new.


We can’t think of anything better than live music on the beach, and that’s what you’ll find at CoastAL. Beyond a delicious menu, the open-air environment is perfect for a cold brew, balmy breezes, and good music. Whether you love R&B, blues, rock, or country, a lineup of local musicians from all over the Southeast promises something for everyone.


More than an amusement and water park with shops and restaurants, OWA in Foley offers a rotating lineup of musical events, including concerts, tribute artists, musicals, and more. After hitting the beach, spend the day at the park, enjoy dinner, then take in a show!

The Hangout

The Hangout is a popular beachfront venue that captures what coastal living is all about. The food and scenery are excellent, and the bands don’t get much better. The staff is known to break out and dance to popular tunes and are happy for you to join in!


This lively local joint has a ropes course for the kids, live music for you, and an excellent time for everyone. Throw in freshly prepared seafood, water views, and a delightful cocktail menu, and consider us there!

Tacky Jack’s 

From karaoke nights that let you channel your inner rock star to laid-back acoustic sets perfect for enjoying a cold drink, there’s something for everyone at Tacky Jack’s. With three locations on the Alabama Gulf Coast, you’ll have no problem working one in on your next visit!

After all that dancing, you’ll want a cozy place to unwind, reflect on the day, and catch the sunset. With a wide selection of stunning vacation homes in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, look no further than Kaiser Vacation Rentals!

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