St. Augustine’s fifth annual Sing Out Loud Festival will indeed go on this month, but due to challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, the performances will be presented virtually.
The much-anticipated festival is a free, multi-date, multi-venue event that features hundreds of local, regional and national acts. A wide range of musical styles is always represented, and the festival brings thousands of visitors to the county.
This year, performances will not be limited to the immediate St. Augustine area. Starting Sept. 12, Sing Out Loud: Virtual Sessions will take place each Saturday and Sunday, showcasing live-stream performances from several locations throughout St. Johns County.
To watch the live stream or for more information, go to singoutloudfestival.com.
Here’s a look at the schedule:
SEPT. 12, 3-8 p.m.
Live from Nocatee Preserve and the St. Augustine Amphitheatre Back Deck: The Wild Shiners (Americana), Katie Grace Helow (folk rock), Jackie Stranger (Americana), Fond Kiser (folk) and Davis Loose & The Loose Cannons (classic country).
SEPT. 13, 3-5 p.m.
Live from Ponte Vedra Concert Hall: Florida Chamber Music Project (chamber music) and Sam Pacetti (folk).
SEPT. 19, 3-7 p.m.
Live from Alpine Groves Park: Quarter Roy (indie rock), Ghost Tropic (indie rock), Folk is People (folk) and Aslyn & The Naysayers (Southern folk).
SEPT. 20, 1-7 p.m. Gamble Rogers Showcase
Live from Beluthahatchee Park: The Skinny (folk), Jamie DeFrates (folk), John Dickie and The Collapsible B (Americana), Michael Jordan (Americana), Carpetbaggers (Americana) and Obscure Brothers (Americana).
SEPT. 26, 3-9 p.m.
Live from The Backyard Stage and Front Porch at The St. Augustine Amphitheatre: Stephen Pigman (funk), Chillula (pop), Ramona (funk), The Young Step (rock), Mudtown (hillbilly punk) and Reels (post-punk/surf).
SEPT. 27, noon-3:30 p.m.
Live from Faver-Dykes and Fort Mose state parks: Half My Home (pop punk/rock), Emma Moseley (singer/songwriter), Ellen Moseley (Americana), 86hope (indie rock) and Mental Boy (punk).