Celebrating 25 years of music, songwriting, and storytelling, the Gamble Rogers Music Festival announces the lineup for the 2019-2020 concert series. Fundraising concerts featuring regional and national musicians will lead up to the 25th Annual Gamble Rogers Music Festival in 2020.
“We’re excited to announce our upcoming series of fundraising concerts for the 25th Anniversary celebration of the Gamble Rogers Music Festival in 2020,” said Neely Miller, President of the Gamble Rogers Music Festival and granddaughter of Gamble Rogers.
“We currently have a set of 5 concerts planned from October 2019 through March 2020, with our special youth music scholarship fundraiser in April still to be announced. We welcome the community to come out for an evening of music and friendship in support of this nonprofit, which operates in gratitude and inspiration for all that Gamble, himself, did for good causes.”
Kicking off the concerts series, The Lubben Brothers perform on Saturday, Oct. 26, an up-and-coming acoustic folk band and musical theatre playwrights. The Lubben Brothers are an acoustic folk band founded by triplet brothers, Michael, Tom, and Joshua. They are often joined by their younger brother Isaac – an honorary quadruplet. The brothers specialize in tight vocal harmonies, and the band uses a unique blend of folk instruments including banjo, bass, guitar, mandolin, accordion, tin whistle, and fiddle. Classically trained at a young age, their modern song writing style incorporates folk roots with complex pop ideas.
Local group, Salt and Pine , will open for The Lubben Brothers. Salt and Pine is an acoustic folk/pop/rock/Americana band from St. Augustine and includes band members Nolan Baker , Haley Thompso n, and Matthew Kirkland .
Doors will open at 6 p.m., and the music will begin at 7 p.m. at Lohman Auditorium , located behind the Whitney Lab at Marineland, 9505 Ocean Shore Blvd., from A1A south. General admission seating begins at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments are available for purchase at all concerts.
A set of 6 concert series tickets is available for $100.00. Individual concert series tickets are $20 at the door with some concerts offered at $15 in advance, online only. See www.gamblerogersfest.org for tickets and details.
The series continues on Dec. 14 with the dynamic duo of Sam Pacetti and Gabe Valla at the St. Augustine Art Association during the Nights of Lights; Low Lily takes the stage on Jan. 18 at the Lohman Auditorium, followed by the always popular Acoustic Eidolon on Feb. 15 at the Lohman Auditorium. The Adventures of Annabelle Lyn, a trio of female folk artists, will perform on March 7 at the St. Augustine Art Association. In addition to the concert series, Gamble Rogers performers will be part of the St. Augustine Arts & Crafts Festival on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, hosted each year by the St. Augustine Art Association at Francis Field. Find details on all upcoming events on social media and gamblerogersfest.org
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.
The Gamble Rogers Folk Festival Inc. is a nonprofit 501-c-3, all volunteer, organization that strives to make the highest quality of live musical entertainment available at modest prices to the public and free for our school age children, under 12. All proceeds from the fundraising concerts go directly towards producing future community music events and towards youth music scholarships.
2019-2020 CONCERT SERIES SCHEDULE
- Oct. 26: Lubben Brothers with Salt & Pine as opener – at the Lohman Auditorium
- Dec. 14: Sam Pacetti & Gabe Valla – at the St. Augustine Art Association
- January 18: Low Lily – at the Lohman Auditorium
- February 15: Acoustic Eidolon – at the Lohman Auditorium
- March 7: The Adventures of Annabelle Lynn – at the St. Augustine Art Association