Gamble Rogers Music Festival: 2021

Friday – Sunday, April 30 – May 2, 2021 at Colonial Quarter

This celebration of Americana folk music, now in its 24th year, takes place on the opening weekend of the Romanza Festivale of Music and the Arts.

In the Historic District on St. George Street.
33 St. George Street, St. Augustine, FL, 32084
(904) 794-4163 (904) 377-4163
  • The 25th Annual Gamble Rogers Music Festival will celebrate Americana music over the weekend of April 30 – May 2, 2021, in St. Augustine. 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.

    The roster of featured artists in 2021, has not yet been released, but it will include international artists as well as great local performers, and there should be over some 50 performers in all. Concerts and activities for the 25th 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.

     

    Phoebe Hunt and the Gatherers will performed on Saturday evening of the 2019 Gamble Rogers Music Festival.

    The second day of the Festival (Saturday, May 1) will begin at 11:00 a.m. and continue through 10:00 p.m. 

    On Sunday, May 2, from 11:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., we expect the concerts to include those who sang with Gamble sharing the stories and guitar licks he's known for.

    Performances will take place at several stages at the Colonial Quarter. The complete schedule will be posted here when it is available.

    Admission: Weekend pass tickets will be sold in advance and at the door. Children under 12 are free. Single day tickets will only be sold at the venue on the day of, space permitting. 

    When: The Gamble Rogers Music Festival takes place from Friday to Sunday, April 30 to May 2, 2021. Concert times are from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. on Friday, April 30; from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 1, and from 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 2, 2019.

    Where: The Colonial Quarter is located at 33 St. George Street, in St. Augustine, FL 32084.

    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.

    Sponsors for the 2019 Gamble Rogers Music Festival include the Sing Out Loud Festival and the Colonial Oak Music Park.

    Romanza Festivale of Music and the Arts

    For details on Romanza Festivale, its goals, sponsors, organizers, and more, visit the Romanza website here.

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