Sing Out Loud Festival to feature more than 200 performers, 50 showcases throughout St. Augustine


The Sing Out Loud Festival, the largest free music festival ever held in North Florida, released its schedule of live entertainment that will take place throughout St. Augustine for three weekends in September.

The festival will feature a wide range of musical genres, including Texas outlaw country, New Orleans brass and funk, alternative indie rock, Americana, bluegrass, neo-soul, folk, punk, hip-hop, spoken word, comedy, electronic and more. Now in its second year, the Sing Out Loud Festival has expanded to include more than 200 national, local and regional acts playing 50 showcases at 15 St. Augustine venues during the weekends of Sept. 8-10, 15-17 and 22-24.

Some of the national acts scheduled to perform include Steve Earle & the Dukes, Lake Street Dive, Wolf Parade, Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Los Lobos, in addition to a massive regional and local lineup.

New to the festival this year is a poetry showcase hosted by 100 Thousand Poets for Change and A Kids Matinee, with live entertainment and activities for children. Two showcases will be staged at St. Paul Park in the historic Lincolnville neighborhood on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue between Park Place and DeHaven Street.

The Narrow Magazine, comedy and Gamble Rogers showcases will return this year as well as showcases dedicated to Americana, blues, reggae, hip-hop, punk and more.

“The Festival represents an intersection of live entertainment and community,” said Ryan Murphy, director of the St. Johns County Cultural Events Division and coordinator of the Sing Out Loud Festival. “It is very exciting to provide this massive free music festival to the community; one that features such a high profile and eclectic lineup and shines a light on St. Augustine’s vibrant performance scene.”

The schedule with full performance lineups, show times and locations is available online at The Sing Out Loud Festival is presented by Community First Credit Union and produced by the St. Johns County Cultural Events Division with support from the St. Johns County Tourist Development Council, the St. Johns Cultural Council and the St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra and The Beaches Visitors and Convention Bureau.