Sing Out Loud Third Weekend: Memories will be made!

By Harold George

Maybe it’s me, but I think the Sing Out Loud Festival already feels like an established fact, and it’s just going to keep growing for years to come.   In true Darwinian fashion, I am adapting to my new life as a late-nighter, because there is just too much good music to let a little thing like sleep get in the way.

What an amazing lineup the third weekend brings our way—it’s probably a safe bet that this third weekend of the festival offers the most variety in genres and venues.  Friday is full, Saturday is packed, and Sunday is just as sweet.

Definitely check out Alex Peramas at Bokeh on Friday night. Drums, guitar, vocals, this guy has it all and it will be interesting to see what he brings to Bokeh, a perfect setting to feature a super talented solo artist.  The show starts at 9pm, and you can find Bokeh at 137 King Street.

I am focusing my energies on the Scrapple Shows Showcase at Sarbez on Saturday night, September 15. The lineup promises a kick@$$ Saturday night, where memories will be made:

  • Uncle Marty
  • Glass Body
  • RV
  • Twen
  • Glove
  • Reels

Do whatever you need to stay to the end, as REELS puts out such a powerful sound that I call “emotional cacophony.”  I expect that the Sarbez show on 9/15 is going to be the one I remember the most. 

On Sunday, September 16I think the coolest spot in town will be the Colonial Oak Stage.  Things get started with a performance by Joe Rocco at 3pm.

Any day of the week I would be excited about Remedy Tree, who play at 4pm, but am especially glad I will be there because this performance will mark the return of Gabriel Acevedo.  Injured in a kitchen fire just a few weeks ago, Gabriel is back and ready to join the rest of Remedy Tree and demonstrate why they are one of northeast Florida’s most popular acoustic acts.  With music that speaks to a collective soul way beyond their years, Remedy Tree weaves the sounds of bluegrass and old time Americana with high-energy vocals. 

The Colonial Oak Stage features music for the rest of the evening, capping things off with Billy Buchanan and His Rock N Soul Revue at 9pm.   Good thing I have the next day off!

Pick your venue, part of town, or style of music, and the Sing Out Loud lineup will have plenty to make your St Augustine night great.

Make the most of the Sing Out Loud festival by downloading the SOL app.  You can create your own personal itinerary and get updates and news about the festival every time you open up the app.  While your at it, use your smart phone to make smart choices about getting around town, and have a fun AND safe evening.  Spend some time perusing the Sing Out Loud website at




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