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Blues Fest CANCELLED for 2020

CANCELLED for 2020

The Blues Fest at St. Benedict the Moor has been cancelled for 2020. The event will take place again October 22 - 24, 2021.

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  • The Blues Fest at St. Benedict the Moor has been cancelled for 2020, due to COVID-19 precautions. The event will take place again October 22 - 24, 2021.

    The information below describes the 2019 event:

    St. Benedict the Moor Church in St. Augustine hosts its annual Blues Fest on Friday and Saturday, October 18 and 19, 2019. The festival features some of the best blues performances and best BBQ food in St. Augustine. The musical line-up includes the Ken Jensen Blues Ensemble, the Brent Byrd Band, the Duffy Bishop Band, and JW Gilmore & The Blues Authority, just to name a few.  

    Great food will be served each day -- beef brisket burgers, gumbo, pulled pork, BBQ ribs, and lots of side dishes. There will be plenty of beer and other beverages. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

    All proceeds from the Blues Fest benefit the renovation of the St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Church. Visit here for more information.

    Admission: $5.00 per person, which includes parking.

    When: Friday, October 18, from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m., and Saturday, October 19, 2019, from noon to 10:00 p.m.

    Where: St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Church is located at 86 M. L. King Ave. in St. Augustine, FL 32084.

  • Schedule of Events

    Date & TimePerformance
    Friday, October 18, 2019
    4:00 p.m.Ken Jensen Blues Ensemble
    6:00 p.m.Amy Alysia and the Soul Connection
    8:00 p.m.Str8 Up
    Saturday, October 19, 2019
    12:00 p.m.Parish Singers
    12:30 p.m.The Warehouse Boys (Willie Dixon)
    2:00 p.m.The Brent Byrd Band
    4:00 p.m.The Snacks Blues Band
    6:00 p.m.Duffy Bishop Band
    8:00 p.m.JW Gilmore & the Blues Authority

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