Gamble Rogers Music Festival 2022
Friday, May 6 to Sunday, May 8, 2022 | See Times Below at Colonial Quarter
The annual Gamble Rogers Music Festival will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 6, and continue until 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 8, 2022, bringing three days of music and festivities to St. Augustine's Colonial Quarter.
Dedicated to commemorating the life and music of Gamble Rogers, the festival is a favorite among those with a passion for balladry, storytelling, and the oral tradition that has shaped American folk music.
Along with three full days of great music, the Gamble Rogers Festival offers plenty of food and drink available at the Colonial Quarter's restaurants and beverage sales areas, and a jam area. A youth area features interactive music-making and storytelling, ensuring that the event is ideal for families.
Featured artists in 2022 will include international artists like the Steel Wheels as well as great local performers, including Amy Hendrickson, Sam Pacetti, Davis Loose and the Loose Cannons, and Big Dog Mama in addition to regional favorites like The Florida Troubadours the Wild Shiners. In total, more than 35 performers will make the Colonial Quarter the most festive neighborhood in the city for three days in May.
Performances will take place on two stages in the Colonial Quarter: the Main Stage, under the live oak, and Mulberry Stage, under the Mulberry trees. New this year, the Riberia Gardens stage, located across the street from Colonial Oak Music Park, will feature youth-friendly performances and activities including a ukulele workshop, storytelling, hands-on music-making, and family-friendly music.
Admission: Weekend passes are $60. Tickets for Friday only are $20; Saturday tickets are $30 and Sunday tickets are $20. To purchase tickets, visit here.
When: 5 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, May 6; 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 8, 2022
Where: The Colonial Quarter is located at 33 St. George St. in St. Augustine, FL 32084.
For more information, please visit here or call (904) 794-4163.
About Gamble Rogers
Born in 1937, Gamble was the son and grandson of prominent architects in Florida, but he chose to be a musician instead. He blended music with dialogue and storytelling to captivate any audience he came before. Gamble inspired many artists, including Jimmy Buffet, to expand their capacity for storytelling and their musical talent will follow. Gamble first gained national attention as a lead singer and guitarist, both acoustic and electric, for the band the Serendipity Singers.
He introduced and verbally set the stage for their songs when they appeared on television shows such as The Tonight Show, Hootenanny, and The Ed Sullivan Show. Gamble soon moved to a solo career where he earned national acclaim, appearing on talk shows across the country, hosting numerous music specials, and continuing to play his whimsical, spellbinding music. At the age of 54, Gamble passed away trying to save a drowning man at Flagler Beach in Florida. He is remembered today through the Gamble Rogers Memorial Foundation and the Gamble Rogers Music Fest.
Performances at the Maine Stage are slated to last 45 minutes. Performances at the Mulberry Stage are slated for 30 minutes.
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