Back for another season, the annual Seaside Spring Concert Series will never cease to amaze you. Each Wednesday, from March 16th through April 13th, The Merchants of Seaside bring you live music in the Amphitheater beginning at 6PM. So after a great day of fun in the sun on the beach along 30A, come on down to Central Square and put on your dancing shoes! The music will fill the town and is sure to entertain guests of all ages. Be sure to bring a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy these free evening concerts under the stars. March 16: Jacob Jeffries ? Jacob Groten is a vegetarian, has broken fourteen bones and, most importantly, has managed to cull a musical range that walks the line from John Lennon to Freddy Mercury, with inflections of Jeff Buckley vocal perfection, Tom Petty jive and the mere joy of the rock n' roll musical. Though Groten had played on albums for Latin Grammy award winner Obie Bermudez, his biggest break came when the young musician signed on with Warner Chappell publishing. His band, the Jacob Jeffries Band, started making waves in South Florida, but has recently rolled its rhythm over state lines. This past January, the band played the Sundance Film Festival and SXSW in Austin, Texas. March 23: Elise Davis ? Elise Davis has been writing songs since the age of 12, playing in bands since 13, and currently the 22 year old recent college grad is now touring with her band. With four CD's released and a fifth on the way, Davis continues to grow in her strength as a performer and songwriter. A mix of genres including Americana, Alt-Country, and Acoustic Rock influences her music. In August of 2010, The Arkansas Times called Davis a prolific local songbird and named her song, ?Trouble,? as their favorite song to come out of Little Rock all year. The paper described her music as brisk, melodic and driving, it's a pop earwig of the highest degree, deceptively catchy, supernaturally listenable and miles better than anything any of her major-label counterparts have released in years. March 30: Matthew Mayfield ? When Matthew Mayfield?s previous band, Moses Mayfield, which signed with Epic Records when he was only 21, disbanded at the close of 2007, the Birmingham native decided to continue songwriting, recording and touring as a solo artist. He has since released eight EP?s, and his debut full-length album, ?Now You?re Free,? will be released in the spring of 2011. His music has been placed in episodes of Grey?s Anatomy, which helped push his song ?Better? to No. 1 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart and ?Man-Made Machines? to N. 2 on that very same iTunes chart. And it?s clear his music is catching the ears of serious industry professionals. During the 2010 SXSW Music and Media Conference, the music analytics website, Next Big Sound, ranked Matthew at #6 in it?s Top 10 list of artists with the fastest growing buzz in the industry. April 6: HERITAGE ? A Reggae feel, an Island Rock vibe, Funk and R&B... mix them together and you get Heritage. A bunch of guys just doing what they love - making music and having fun! When their cultural backgrounds and individual flavors fuse together, it just flows... creating a significant sound that can only be known as HERITAGE. Although HERITAGE is comprised of seven very different ethnic backgrounds and personalities, the synergy between them is extraordinary and comes together on stage, creating a dynamic visual/musical experience. Their fans would say that their music would be considered as eclectic island pop, giving HERITAGE widespread appeal and bridging the gap between a variety of musical influences. April 13: Josh Hoge ? Much like his hometown of Nashville, singer Josh Hoge represents Music City's competing spirits of tradition and rebellion. Yet, in a town known for the tradition of country music, there?s no denying that rock, pop and soul have all buried their roots into the streets of the city. Spend some time in the neighborhoods and you?ll see, hear and feel the collision of these musical styles. But it?s that very conflict of culture that has helped shape the sound of Josh Hoge ? a combination of smooth Southern soul, gritty R&B and a rebellious heart in the tradition of legendary Nashville mavericks. ?Seaside has established itself as the destination for new music along the Emerald Coast,? Pam Avera, Seaside?s General Manager stated. ?The Amphitheater was named the Hottest Spot for Outdoor Concerts along 30A in 2010 and we look to continue our push to bring a spectacular lineup of artists to Seaside throughout 2011.? The Seaside Spring Concert Series and other events are made possible by the arts and entertainment fee collected by The Merchants of Seaside. Thank you to our Seaside Spring Concert Series partner, Barefoot BBQ. For more information on our community, please visit us online at: Seaside, FL | More than a way of life, a way of living! or find us on Facebook by searching ?Seaside.?