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, April 12 to Sunday, April 14, 2024 | See Times Below

Gamble Rogers Folk Festival 2024

(904) 794-4163

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 continues until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 14, 2024, with 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, storytelling, 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 and/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. Additional outstanding musicians include Remedy Tree, the Krickets, and Wyat Ellis, and Red and Chris Henry & their All-Star Band

This is the festival's second year at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds, where there is 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: These early-bird prices are available through December 31, 2023. Friday night, April 12 – $30.00, Saturday, April 13 – $60.00, Sunday, April 14 – $30.00, and weekend passes – $80.00. 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.

About Gamble Rogers

Born in 1937, Gamble was the son and grandson of prominent Florida architects, 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 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.

Gamble Rogers Folk Festival 2024

(904) 794-4163

5840 S.R. 207
Elkton, FL 32033

Admission | Ticket Prices

Tickets and Camping
Ticket TypeEarly Bird (ends 12/31)GA ( ends 4/11)At the Gate
3 Day Ticket$80.00$100.00$120.00
Friday Night Only$30.00$35.00$40.00
Saturday All Day$60.00$65.00$70.00
Sunday Day$30.00$35.00$40.00

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