25th Anniversary Celebration to include Facebook live performances
The St. Johns Cultural Council will continue its presentation of online concerts to support local musicians through a partnership with the Gamble Rogers Folk Festival. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the music festival honoring St. Augustine’s legendary musician and storyteller Gamble Rogers, and because of stay-at-home orders related to the coronavirus the event has been postponed.
The Cultural Council and Gamble Rogers Music Festival will collaborate to present a free live streaming virtual festival during the first two weeks of May.
The Gamble Rogers Board of Directors said, “The Festival will be sharing online content from several of its local musicians to help assist during this time and to bring much needed music and positivity to our community.”
“The St. Johns Cultural Council is honored to work with the Gamble Rogers Music Festival to present online performances during the first two weeks of May. We realize that a virtual concert cannot adequately replace a live event — especially one as magical as the Gamble Rogers Music Festival — but we are committed to providing opportunities for local musicians to perform and earn income during these unusual times. We also hope that these talented artists —and the legacy of Gamble Rogers — will reach new audiences online. And we are excited to develop a partnership with the Festival that we hope will continue far into the future,” said Christina Parrish Stone, Executive Director of the Cultural Council.
Musicians selected by the Gamble Rogers Folk Festival will livestream performances via Facebook at 7 PM on May 4-8 and May 11-15, 2020.
Visit the St. Johns Cultural Council’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/stjohnsculture to view the performances.
The St. Johns Cultural Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to supporting local artists and arts organizations and to promoting St. Johns County as a premiere destination for travelers interested in arts, culture and heritage tourism.
- Monday, May 4: The Skinny
- Tuesday, May 5: John Dickie
- Wednesday, May 6: Doctor Paul Linser
- Thursday, May 7: Bob Patterson
- Friday, May 8: The Willowwacks