Romanza Festivale of Music and the Arts, the renowned professional performance series with art, music and culture in historic St. Augustine, is celebrating its 11th year and includes more than 35 events and exhibits by dozens of independent nonprofit organizations and talent.
From Friday, April 29, until Saturday, May 15, daily concerts, plays, dance showcases, art exhibits, opera, wine events and more will be featured.
Performance and musical headliners confirmed for this year include Regina Torres in “Trouble in Tahiti” by Leonard Bernstein, soul vocalist Akia Uwanda, Romanza Dance Kaleidoscope, Mama Blue’s Concert Special for Mother’s Day, and the Music of Albert Syeles – An Evening Musicale.
According to Festivale Director Kathleen Vande Berg, the uniqueness of this year’s event is the live performances with seven chamber music concerts, three musicales, historic Lincolnville location performances, and opera, with theater and individual acts around the Nation’s Oldest City.
Well-known performers featured in and around the Festivale and attraction dates will include A Classic Theatre, First Coast Opera, Florida School of the Arts, River City Jazz Ensemble, Sam Pacetti, St. Augustine Art Association Plein Air Art and Exhibit, St. Augustine Community Chorus, among many more.
Romanza Festivale is the only local event that showcases all of the arts, culture and heritage. It is an annual collaboration by dozens of organizations and businesses in St. Augustine. Most events are free of charge and open to the public.
For general information, performers, schedules and locations, go to romanzafestivale.com.
Romanza Festivale is funded in part by the St. Johns County Tourist Development Council; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural; and Florida Council on Arts and Culture.
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