May 5-7: Gamble Rogers Music Festival lineup celebrates music & storytelling

The Currys will perform during the 2017 Gamble Rogers Music Festival. See the schedule below.

The 22nd annual Gamble Rogers Music Festival runs May 5-7 at the Colonial Quarter’s The Colonial Oak Music Park, 33 Saint George St., downtown St. Augustine. Multiple stages will feature local, regional and national music groups. A music stage also will feature Gamblefest performers on Aviles Street. This event is part of the Romanza Festivale of the Arts, a celebration of art and music in America’s Most Romantic City, featuring more than 60 events and exhibits by dozens of organizations. Go to to see the entire list of events.

Flagship Romance will perform during the 2017 Gamble Rogers Music Festival. See the schedule below.

The Gamble Rogers Music Festival honors the late James Gamble Rogers IV, a singer, songwriter, and storyteller who balanced a love of balladry and folk songs with a passion for the oral tradition and storytelling. Rogers was just hitting his peak when he died on October 10, 1991, trying to save a man from drowning.  

Headliners of the 2017 event include The Currys, The Krickets, The Grass is Dead, Michael Reno Harrell, Grace Pettis and other popular groups. Local performers include Bob Patterson, Flagship Romance, The Driftwoods, Sam Pacetti, Aslyn and the Naysayers, The Dune Hoppers, Davis Loose, Amy Hendrickson, Lu Rubino, and many others. See the FULL SCHEDULE below.

Advance tickets are $15 for the entire weekend, available at Admission is $20 for the entire weekend at the gate, or $10 per day at the gate during the event.


Join us in Saint Augustine from May 5-14 for a celebration of art and music in America’s Most Romantic City featuring more than 60 events and exhibits by dozens of organizations.

Daily events include music and dance performances, concerts, art shows, dramatic productions and much more at locations throughout the city. This year, a headliner event includes the Harry Potter Festival on May 13 at Francis Field, featuring wizard-themed fun.

Many events are free and admission is required for the others. Getting around town to enjoy 100 events during the 10-day Romanza Festivale in St. Augustine should be a breeze. With different times and various locations, don’t expect the usual traffic jams associated with festivals in the Ancient City. Go to to see the entire list of events. 


Colonial Quarter — The Colonial Oak Music Park

Main Stage Friday Night, May 5

  • 6-7:30 Remembering Gamble Rogers with Larry Mangum, Jim Carrick, Charley Simmons, & Bob Patterson
  • 7:30-08:20 Mean Mary
  • 8:20-09:15 Grace Pettis
  • 9:30-10:30 The Grass is Dead

Main Stage Saturday, May 6

  • 1-1:40 Lonesome Bert/Skinny Lizards
  • 1:40-2:20 Mean Mary
  • 2:20-3:00 Mimi & the Hearndogs
  • 3-3:40 BrotherBrother
  • 3:40-4:20 Flagship Romance
  • 4:20-5:05 Red and Chris Henry’s All Star Band                                          
  • 5:05-5:45 2PM  
  • 5:45-6:30 The Krickets
  • 6:30-7:15 Michael Reno Harrell
  • 7:15-8:15 The Driftwoods
  • 8:30-9:30 The Currys
  • 9:30-10:30 Duffy Bishop and the Rhythm Dogs

Main Stage 2 Saturday, May 6

  • 1-1:30 N.P.R. (Youth Competition)
  • 1:30-2:00 Madi Carr (Youth Competition)
  • 2-2:30 Fiona Chalmers (Youth Competition)
  • 2:30-3:00 Mrs Kate Carpenter
  • 3-3:40 Davis Loose
  • 3:40-4:20 Frankie J and the Chicken Parade
  • 4:20-5:00 The Hart Line
  • 5:00-5:40 The Dune Hoppers
  • 5:40-6:20 Aslyn and the Naysayers
  • 6:20-7:00 Jim Carrick
  • 7-7:40 Mr. Aullie
  • 7:40-8:20 Grant Peeples

Singer/Songwriter Stage Saturday, May 6

  • 1-1:40 Bear and Robert
  • 1:40-2:20 Al Poindexter
  • 2:20-3:00 Chelsea Saddler
  • 3-3:40 Shea Birney
  • 3:40-4:20 Jerry Mincey
  • 4:20-5:00 Paul Garfinkel
  • 5-5:40 Lynn Rogers Lacey
  • 5:40-6:20 Todd & Molly Jones
  • 6:20-7:00 Liam Jones

Aviles Street/ Romanza Stage Saturday, May 6

  • 1-1:30 Paradox
  • 1:30-2:00 Colton McKenna
  • 2-2:30 Rotageezer
  • 2:30-3:00 The Skinny
  • 3-3:30 Chris Kastle
  • 3:30-4:00 The Hombres
  • 4-4:30 Kat Archer
  • 4:30-5:00  Better Half
  • 5-5:30  Uncle Eddie and Robin
  • 5:30-6:00  Ancient City Slickers

Open Jam Gazebo Saturday, May 6

  • 1-2:00 Morgan Kelly
  • 2-3:00 Red & Chris Henry’s Mandolin Workshop
  • 3-4:00 Jam with the Dunehoppers
  • 4-6:00 Open jam

Morgan Kelly PUPPETS – Saturday, May 6

1:00-2:00, in the Open Jam Gazebo

Come join us on an ocean puppet adventure with local puppeteer Morgan Kelly. She will present her newest work, “Island Turtle”. This unique puppet show explores coastal ecosystems, like those here in Florida, through the eyes of a child. Following the 20 minute show, there will be a turtle puppet making workshop!

Children’s Area Saturday, May 6

Mrs Kate Carpenter

Performances at 2:00, 3:30, and 5 p.m.

“Mrs. Kate”  hails from the tiny town of Callahan, Florida, and tours the world making families smile with her original folk music. With her sidekick puppets, she’ll be sharing homespun stories and folk songs, inviting the audience to sing along.  Mrs. Kate has recorded 11 original CD’s and 2 children’s music videos, which she will be happy autograph for you after the show.  Visit  to learn more. 

CHILDREN’S SHOWS Saturday only May 6

  • Open Jam Gazebo – 1:00
  • Main Stage # 2 at 2:30 – 3:00
  • Kids Area – 3:30 and 5:00

There are several special things for children to enjoy at the festival this year! Explore the map and you will find:

Located next to Main Stage #2
Open from 1:00-6:00pm on Saturday and Sunday

Take a break and relax in this shaded area located facing the shows taking place on Main Stage # 2 . While parents enjoy the music, the KIDS can take a break and get a drink of water or lemonade, make musical crafts, hula hoop, and dig in the big sand box. You’ll find sunblock, bubbles, and blankets for the babies.

Main Stage Sunday, May 7 

  • 1-1:40 Jamie DeFrates & Susan Brown
  • 1:40-2:20 Larry Mangum
  • 2:20-3:00  The New 76ers
  • 3-3:40 Sam Pacetti
  • 3:40-4:20 John Dickie
  • 4:20-5:00 Lu Rubino
  • 5-6:00  The Obscure Brothers

Main Stage 2 Sunday, May 7

  • 1-1:40 Magda Hiller
  • 1:40-2:20 Charley Simmons
  • 2:20-3:00  Amy Hendrickson
  • 3-3:40 Dewey Via
  • 3:40-4:20 Ellen Buckstel
  • 4:20-5:00 Michael Jordan
  • 5-6:00 Remedy Tree

Singer/Songwriter Stage Sunday, May 7

  • 1-1:40 Joe Mark
  • 1:40-2:20 Rachel Grubbs
  • 2:20-3:00 Dave Besley
  • 3-3:40 Charlie Robertson
  • 3:40-4:20 Elaine Mahon
  • 4:20-5:00 Lee Hunter & Joey Kerr
  • 5-5:30 Mike Howard

Open Jam Gazebo Sunday, May 7

  • 1-2:00 Open jam
  • 2-3:00 Jam
  • 3-5:00 Open Jam with the Dunehoppers

I Remember Gamble Contest Sunday, May 7

  • 3 p.m. Blacksmith Stage  

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