May 3-5: 24th annual Gamble Rogers Music Festival

The Gamble Rogers Music Festival is May 3-5 at Colonial Quarter , 33 Saint George St., downtown St. Augustine. The event includes three days of live music with 50+ bands on 3 stages, new Folk School workshops, & activities for kids!  See the performer list below …

Advance tickets are just $45 for the weekend pass until April 19, then $50 after from April 19-May 2. Children under 12 are always admitted free. Note: Single day tickets will only be sold on the day-of, space permitting.


  • Al Poindexter
  • Amy Hendrickson
  • Aslyn and the Naysayers
  • Brett Bass and the Melted Plectrum
  • Brian Smalley
  • Chelsea Saddler
  • Dave Dowling
  • Davis and the Loose Cannons
  • Dom Flemons
  • Doug Spears
  • Dunehoppers
  • Eden Rewa
  • Elaine and Sam Mahon
  • Fiona Chalmers
  • Gatorbone Trio
  • Grant Peeples
  • Gypsy Wind
  • Hawktail
  • Jamie Defrates
  • Jerry Mincey
  • Joe Mark
  • John Dickie IV and Collapsible B
  • Jordan Foley
  • Katherine Archer
  • Krickets
  • Lon and Lis Williamson
  • Lonesome Bert and the Skinny Lizards
  • Michael Jordan
  • Mr. Aullie
  • Paradox
  • Passerine
  • Phoebe Hunt and the Gatherers
  • Pierce Pettis
  • Rachel Grubb
  • Red Henry and Friends
  • Remedy Tree
  • Ron and Bari
  • Salt and Pine
  • Sam Pacetti
  • The Currys
  • The Obscure Brothers
  • The Skinny
  • The Troubadours: Bob Patterson, Jim Carrick, Larry Mangum, and Charley Simmons
  • The Willowwacks
  • Todd Jones
  • Uncle Mosie
  • Verlon Thompson
  • Wax Wings

Friday Night (May 3) is a night of acoustic delight featuring two champion flatpickers and a wide array of roots music including Saint Augustine’s beloved Lonesome Bert and the Skinny Lizards’ original folk songs, Remedy Tree’s progressive acoustic music rooted in bluegrass, Aslyn and the Naysayers’ melodic folk-pop, the Gabe Valla Band’s sophisticated bluegrass sound, and Brett Bass and the Melted Plectrum’s high octane flatpick guitar driven modern take on traditional music.

Saturday Night (May 4) will include a diverse lineup of progressive and historic takes on American String music with Phoebe Hunt and the Gatherers’ “Mystic Indie Folk” music and the “supergroup” Hawktail’s elevated approach to a roots’ string quartet who have been the talk of every festival they’ve visited since their inception , Dom Flemons, formerly of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, pays homage to the historic contributions of African Americans to the American musical tradition while propelling that history into the future. Saint Augustine’s Michael Jordan and Sam Pacetti will represent some of the best our town has to offer in the form of string music wizardry.

Sunday’s lineup (May 5) will bring the songwriting prowess of Pierce Pettis and Verlon Thompson. Sunday’s lineup also honors the personal and musical roots of the Gamble Rogers Music Festival with some of Gamble’s personal friends who are still performing and keeping his memory alive including Red Henry’s All Star Band, the Troubadours – Charley Simmons (another flatpick guitar champion and fingerstyle wizard), Bob Patterson, the spiritual guru of the festival, Jim Carrick’s deft guitar work and baritone, as well as Larry Mangum’s skilled songwriting and singing.


  • May 3-5
  • Colonial Quarter, 33 Saint George St., downtown St. Augustine


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