Posts Tagged ‘Palace Saloon’

Kick Back for Adult Beverages – Pirate-Style!

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

by: Davis Yancy Clegg


Palace Saloon Amelia IslandWith plenty of historic scenery on the island, nostalgia is in no short supply. When I first came to Fernandina Beach, I was blown away by the historic downtown district. As a professional singer, I was enthusiastic about the opportunity to perform in such a noteworthy place. After I had settled into my new digs across the island, I came downtown to check out the scene. I stopped at most of the pubs around; making my way down towards the marina. After my adult beverage-laced tour of Centre Street had been going on for a few hours, I had worked my way down to Second Street. I walked into the Palace Saloon for the first time and hadn’t seen a more rustic and authentic bar setting any time that I can remember. The Palace plays a very significant role in the town’s social and music scenes. Myself and several friends of mine – some of whom you can see on a river tour – have been performing there for a solid decade, and then some.