Bands on the Blackwater - Free Outdoor Concerts on Friday Nights in May and June from 6 to 8 p.m. in Downtown Milton.

Organizers say, "Enjoy live music alongside the Blackwater River in the comfort of your lawn chair or in the convenience of your boat."

Food and beverages will available for purchase.

Personal coolers are permitted.

For more information, call the City of Milton, parks and recreation department 983-5466.

The May schedule is: May 3 - Southern Soul; May 10 - Dr. Breeze; May 17 - NotQuite Fab; May 24 - Cross Town Band; May 31 - Southern Breeze.

In June: on the 7th - 13th Hourglass; June 14 - Modern Eldorados; June 21 - Reunion Band; and on June 28 - The Springs.

Southern Soul is a Southern-fried rock & roll band located between Mobile Bay& the Florida Panhandle. Ranked among the Top 10 Rock bands for Pensacola region their diverse repertoire and musical style is described as “The Allman Brothers meets K.C. & the Sunshine Band”.

Songs range from the The Doobie Brothers & CCR to funky Motown disco of The Commodores & all points in between (and beyond) to modern rock - while often paying tribute the legends that inspired them: Johnny Cash, The Who & The Rolling Stones.

Southern Soul performs at venues throughout the south from pubs & clubs to theatres & large concert festivals. Presenting their authentic & energetic tribute to the great era of Southern Rock, Motown & Disco to create an alchemy offunky southern sweetness.

Southern Soul is David Scott, Rick Deason, Jeremy Sanchez, Jeff Krauss & Malcolm Bond. This rock band is from Pensacola. Their website is

To see information and photos of the other bands, check out the Santa Rosa Press Gazette on news stands Saturday, April 20.