Wharf Wednesday Concert to feature The Academy

The Academy rock band
The Academy Rock Band

There’s no better view of Santa Barbara than from Stearns Wharf and there’s no better time to experience it than on Wharf Wednesdays. As a follow on to last year’s 150th Anniversary, free concerts will be on the first Wednesday in 2023, through October.

Wharf Wednesday on September 6th will also feature live music by The Academy. The free concert will rock the Wharf from 4 Pm to 6 Pm. The Academy is a Santa Barbara-based rock band that has been performing around the area for eight years. They specialize in dishing up their own signature interpretation of the best pop and rock, blues, funk, groove an dance classics to the delight of all who enjoy high- energy live music. Duel vocalists Whitney DeTar and Dante Brunetto offer face melting, leg shaking, performances while being accompanied by Santa Barbara legends Craig Thatcher (drums), Daniel Bagdazian (Bass), and Gus DeTar (Keytar).

Bring the kids or a date, have dinner or drinks, stroll the shops, take in the sunset and you’ve got the makings for a memorable evening. Mark your calendar now and come listen to some great music on the most picturesque stage in the world! You do not want to miss this edition of Wharf Wednesdays.

Don’t miss the Wharf Wednesday’s concert series this year:

Down Mountain Lights October 4th, 4:00 – 6:00 PM

There’s a lot to do on Stearns Wharf:

  • Live music on the First Wednesday’s
  • Festive treats including ice cream, sherbet, candy, popcorn, fudge, and cotton candy
  • Jewelry, art, crafts, gifts, and toys
  • Shells, minerals, and fossils
  • Wine tasting
  • Sportswear clothing
  • Sportswear clothing
  • Fishing gear rental and bait and tackle
  • Palm reading
  • Fresh fish, shellfish, steaks, prime rib, fish and chips, burgers, cocktails, exotic tropical drinks, and more
  • Child-friendly water taxi and harbor tours
  • Interactive Sea Center museum

Wharf Wednesday Cost: Free!

Wharf Wednesdays Sponsors

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Jordano's Santa Barbara Airport Santa Barbara City Seal


The Stearns Wharf Merchants Association represents the merchants and business owners on Stearns Wharf. Stearns Wharf is located at the end of State Street between East Beach and the Santa Barbara Harbor. For more information, visit www.stearnswharf.org

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