The Peyton Brothers at the Gamble Rogers Music Festival in 2023

Gamble Rogers Folk Festival 2024

A weekend of live music celebrating American folk music for more than 25 years.

Friday, Apr. 12 to Sunday, Apr. 14, 2024 | See Times Below

Gamble Rogers Folk Festival 2024

(904) 794-4163

West of St. Augustine, past I-95
5840 S.R. 207
Elkton, FL 32033

The annual Gamble Rogers Folk Festival begins at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 12, 2024, and will present three days of music and festivities over four stages at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds.

Dedicated to commemorating the life and music of Gamble Rogers, the festival is a favorite among those with a passion for balladry and the oral tradition that has shaped American folk music. Festival guests are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets, and even hammocks, and to enjoy the natural environment while listening to the music. (All stages will have some chairs or bench seating.)


The headliners for the 2024 Gamble Rogers Music Festival are A. J. Lee & Blue Summit, the John Jorgenson Quintet, Verlon Thompson, and Jerron Paxton. Other musicians include Remedy Tree, the Krickets, Wyatt Ellis, and Red and Chris Henry & their All-Star Band.

This is the festival's second year at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds, which offers plenty of parking, a camping area with bathroom and shower facilities, and food and craft vendor locations. This family-friendly festival is pet-friendly for leashed pets and will have space for kids to run and play.

Admission:  Friday night, April 12 – $40.00, Saturday, April 13 – $70.00, Sunday, April 14 – $40.00, and three-day passes – $120.00. Tickets may be purchased online.

When: Friday, April 12 through Sunday, April 14, 2024

Where: The St. Johns County Fairgrounds, 5840 FL-207 E, Elkton, Florida 32033

Camping: Anyone purchasing tickets can add on camping while the spaces are available. RV sites with hookups are $100.00 for the weekend. Boondocking RV sites with no hookups are $75.00 for the weekend. (Generators are allowed.) Tent sites are $30.00. Tenting is under the trees and showers and bathrooms are available.

Stages: The Main Stage is under the roof of the fairgrounds arena. There are four additional performance locations: the Pickers Stage, Gamble's Living Room, the Youth Stage, and the Workshop Stage on Saturday. 

See the full performance schedule below.

About Gamble Rogers

Born in 1937, Gamble was the son and grandson of prominent Florida architects, but he chose a different path and became a musician. 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 on 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.

Complete Performance Schedule


Friday, April 12th

Main StageGamble's Living Room
5:00 p.m. — North Florida Tail Draggers5:30 p.m. — "Gamble Rogers: Down at the Terminal Tavern"
6:00 p.m. — The Krickets 
7:30 p.m. — Jerron Paxton 
9:00 p.m. — Remedy Tree 

Saturday, April 13th

Main StagePicker's StageGamble's Living Room
11:00 a.m. — The Morrow Family Band11:00 a.m. — Bear & Robert11:00 a.m. — Jerry Mincey with Tony Macaluso
Noon — PatchworkNoon — ManchildNoon — Don Cooper
1:00 p.m. — Lauren Heintz1:00 p.m. — Doug Spear & the Cracker Collective1:00 p.m. — Jim Carrick & Charley Simmons
2:15 p.m. — Thick & Thin String Band2:00 p.m. — Michael Jordan2:00 p.m. — Larry Mangum, Mike Schackleford, & Neil Dixon
3:30 p.m. — Uncle Mosie3:00 p.m. — Mary-Lou & Friends3:00 p.m. Alana DeBow, Aslyn Baringer McTaggart, Susan Brown, & Frank Douglas
4:45 p.m. — Verlon Thompson4:00 p.m. — The Front Porch Backsteppers4:00 p.m. — Red & Chris Henry & Their All Star Band
6:00 — No show, dinner break5:00 p.m. — Ghost & Bones5:30 p.m. — "Gamble Rogers: Down at the Terminal Tavern"
7:00 p.m. — John Jorgenson Quintet------------
8:30 p.m. — A.J. Lee & Blue Summit------------

Sunday, April 14th

Main StagePicker's StageGamble's Living Room
11:00 a.m. — The Bullard Brothers11:00 a.m. — Chuck Hardwicke & the Hart Line11:00 a.m. — Frank Lindamood
Noon — Red & Chris Henry & Their All Star Band12:00 p.m. — The Little Mercies12:00 p.m. — Ron & Bari
1:00 p.m. — Verlon Thompson1:00 p.m. — Wax Wings1:00 p.m. — Jeanie Fitchen
2:00 p.m. — Wyatt Ellis Band2:00 p.m. — Paul Smithson2:00 p.m. — Joe Mark
3:00 p.m. — Chelsea Saddler3:00 p.m. — Tina & Her Pony3:00 p.m. — Jim Bickerstaff
4:00 p.m. — Passerine4:00 p.m. — Davis Loose & Friends4:00 p.m. — Brian Smalley
5:00 p.m. — Bobby Hicks Tribute and Finale5:00 p.m. — Suma------
The Youngfolk StageThe Youngfolk Stage (Continued)
11:00 a.m. — Sydney Thomas2:30 p.m. — Jessalyn Lauramore
11:30 a.m. — The Rogers Family3:00 p.m. — Benjamin Brown
Noon — Lauren Gilliam3:30 p.m. — Eloise Arnold
12:30 p.m. — Davis Loose4:00 p.m. — St. Augustine H.S. Bluegrass Band
1:00 p.m. — Elcie Stella 4:30 p.m. — Kade Robertson & Sam Patterson
1:30 p.m. — Alivia Hunter & Victoria Griffin5:00 p.m. — The Little Mercies
2:00 p.m. — Jesse Sawyer------


Gamble Rogers Folk Festival 2024

(904) 794-4163

West of St. Augustine, past I-95
5840 S.R. 207
Elkton, FL 32033

Admission | Ticket Prices

Tickets and Camping
Ticket TypeOnline (ends 4/11)At the Gate
3-Day Ticket$100.00$120.00

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