Inaugural AS IF! The 90s Fest proves to be a success


The inaugural AS IF! The 90s Fest was a big hit last weekend in St. Augustine. The music festival is likely to be more than a one-hit wonder after a large turnout to Francis Field on a breezy, sunny Saturday.

The event. hosted by Ancient City Entertainment, featured numerous musical acts, including headliners Coolio and Ken Block and Drew Copeland from Sister Hazel.

The festival also featured the reunion show of Spider Monkey, a Florida-based rock band, Salt & Pine, Kapowski, Nerd Kill Overdrive, Bad Dog Mama, Ramona + the RIOT and Chillula.

Guests at Francis Field were also able to enjoy a 27-foot water slide, a ’90s-tribute slime zone, photo booth, adult capri-suns and other 90s-themed entertainment.

There were more than 40 sponsors for the event, such as 904 Happy Hour and iHeartRadio, and a portion of the proceeds of the event go directly towards Ancient City Entertainment’s nonprofit, the ACE Alliance, which provides artists and industry members disaster relief and wellness impact in cases of emergencies.

There were also opportunities to spend time with the event headliners. Coolio had meet-and-greet afterparty at Prohibition Kitchen on Saturday night after the event, and Ken and Drew from Sister Hazel performed live for a limited audience aboard the Sabrage Charter’s catamaran, which offered hors d'oeuvres and drinks during a two-hour trip along the Matanzas Bay.


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