Gamble Rogers Music Festival is this weekend


The Gamble Rogers Music Festival will take place Friday through Sunday, May 6-8, at the Colonial Oak Music Park in downtown St. Augustine. The festival celebrates recording artist Gamble Rogers, who died trying to save a drowning swimmer in 1991. His passion for balladry and storytelling shaped American folk music.

The festival has honored that tradition since 1995 by bringing to the stage international and national artists, as well as local and regional performers. This year’s event will include more than 30 musical acts, with headliner The Steel Wheels, an Americana band from the Virginia mountains.

Along with three full days of music, the Gamble Rogers Music Festival will offer plenty of food and drink at the Colonial Quarter's restaurants and beverage sales areas, a jam area, merchandise and more.

New this year is the Riberia Gardens stage, located across the street from Colonial Oak Music Park. It will feature youth-friendly performances and activities, including a ukulele workshop, storytelling, hands-on music making and family-friendly music.

Tickets are $60 for the entire three-day event; $20 for Friday, May 6; $30 for all-day Saturday, May 7; and $20 for Sunday, May 8. For tickets, go to or

The event hours are: 5-10:30 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday.

Colonial Oak Music Park is located at 21 St. George St., St. Augustine.


Here’s a look at the festival’s musical lineup.

Main Stage

Friday, May 6:

6 p.m. Lonesome Bert's Thick and Thin String Band

6:45 p.m. John Dickie and Collapsible B

7:30 p.m. Pierce Pettis

8:15 p.m. Remedy Tree

9 p.m. Grant Peeples

9:45 p.m. Wild Shiners

Saturday, May 7:

11 a.m. Skin & Bonz

11:45 a.m. Madi Carr

12:30 p.m. Bad Dog Momma

1:15 p.m. Michael Jordan

2 p.m. Davis Loose and the Loose Cannons

2:45 p.m. Duffy Bishop Band

3:30 p.m. Red and Chris Henry's All Star Band

4:15 p.m. Passerine

5 p.m. Veronika Jackson

5:45 p.m. The Driftwoods

6:30 p.m. Brian Smalley

7:15 p.m. Dewey Via Band

8 p.m. The Florida Troubadours

9 p.m. The Steel Wheels

Sunday, May 8:

11 a.m. The Morrow Family

Noon: Jamie DeFrates

1 p.m. Amy Hendrickson

2 p.m. Sam Pacetti

3 p.m. Michael Reno Harrel

4 p.m. Aslyn and the Naysayers

5 p.m. The Carpetbaggers

Mulberry Stage

Saturday, May 7:

11 a.m. The Dunehoppers

11:30 a.m. Joe Mark

Noon: Lee Hunter and Joey Kerr

12:30 p.m. The Skinny

1 p.m. Jerry Mincey & Tony Macalusco

1:30 p.m. Sugarfoot (Elaine and Sam Mahon)

2 p.m. Frankie J and the Chicken Parade

2:30 p.m. Fiona Maura

3 p.m. Paul Linser

3:30 p.m. Better Half

4 p.m. The Ashley Gang

4:30 p.m. Lauren Heintz

5 p.m. Doug Spears

5:30 p.m. Cindy Bear and Robert

6 p.m. Ron n Bari

6:30 p.m. Rob Ellis Peck

Sunday, May 8:

11 a.m. The FreeRangers

Noon: Marianne Lerbs

12:30 p.m. Colton McKenna

1 p.m. Elizabeth Roth

1:30 p.m. Denny Blue

2 p.m. Chuck hardwicke's Hart Line

2:30 p.m. Chris Kastle

3 p.m. Bob Ganley

3:30-4:30 p.m. I Remember Gamble

Riberia Garden

Youth Area & Performance Stage

Lineup to be announced soon.


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