Gamble Rogers Music Festival
Friday – Sunday, May 4 – 6, 2018 at Colonial Quarter
The 23rd Annual Gamble Rogers Music Festival will celebrate Americana music over the weekend of May 4 – 6, 2018, in St. Augustine, the same weekend as the opening of the Romanza Festivale of Music and the Arts 2018. The Gamble Rogers Festival is dedicated to commemorating the life and music of Gamble Rogers, whose passion for balladry, storytelling, and the oral tradition have shaped American folk music.
Featured artists in 2018 will be international greats, Peter Rowan and Verlon Thompson plus Mean Mary, Veronica Jackson, the Starlight Trio and over 40 more acts. Concerts and activities for the 23rd Annual Gamble Rogers Music Festival will take place at The Colonial Quarter on St. George Street.
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, a jam area, and more. A children's area features interactive music making, folk arts and crafts demonstrations, and storytelling, making the event ideal for families.
The Gamble Rogers Music Festival Opening Night concert will take place at the Colonial Quarter from 6:00 to 10:30 p.m. on Friday, May 4, 2018.
On Saturday, May 5, 2018, which is Day 2 of the Romanza Festivale, the Gamble Rogers Music Festival offers a whole day of great live music on multiple stages in downtown St. Augustine from 11:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
The final day of the Gamble Rogers Music Festival will take place at the Colonial Quarter from 12:00 noon to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, 2018.
Details on performers for 2018 will be posted here as they become available.
Admission: Tickets are $30 for the entire weekend, $20 for either Friday or Saturday alone, and $10 for just Sunday. Visit here to purchase tickets.
When: The Gamble Rogers Music Festival takes place from Friday to Sunday, May 4 to 6, 2018. Concerts times are from 6:00 to 10:30 p.m. on Friday, May 4; from 11:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, and from 12:00 noon to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, 2018.
Where: The Colonial Quarter is located at 33 St. George Street, in St. Augustine, FL 32084. The locations of additional stages on Saturday and Sunday can be found here.
For more information, please visit here or call (904) 794-4163.
About Gamble Rogers
Gamble was born in 1937 and 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.
Romanza Festivale of Music and the Arts
To learn more about the Romanza Festivale 2018 in general and for a rundown of the full ten days of events, visit here.
For details on Romanza Festivale, its goals, sponsors, organizers, and more, visit the Romanza website here.