The Dunehoppers performing at the 2021 Lullaby of the Rivers festival.

Lullaby of the Rivers Music Festival

Saturday, April 23, 2022 | 10a.m. to 8 p.m. at North Shores Community Center

The second annual Lullaby of the Rivers Festival will bring singers/songwriters to Vilano Beach.

Just west of A1A
120 Meadow Ave., St. Augustine, FL, 32084
(904) 810-8601
  • In celebration of Earth Day, local musician Bob Patterson and organizer Carol Kramer have planned a one-day music festival from 10a.m. Saturday, April 23, 2022, at North Shores Community Park in Vilano Beach.

    Patterson's award-winning song "Lullaby of the Rivers" is the inspiration for the festival, which will feature popular regional performers throughout the afternoon and evening.

    "Lullaby of the Rivers" is a tribute to Florida's rivers and their heritage. In his folksy storytelling style, Patterson invites listeners to embrace the Native American traditions of environmental responsibility by remembering how Florida's great rivers like the Apalachicola, Ichetucknee, Ocklawaha and Kissimmee got their names. Proceeds from Lullaby of the Rivers will provide environmental education materials to students.

    In addition to a full day of musical entertainment, an Earth Day Resource Fair consists of activity stations presented by environmental organizations to distribute educational materials and to provide experiences that will raise awareness about environmental issues, impacts and initiatives.

    And, to provide more fun and education, The Gable Rogers Storytelling Stage will take place indoors at the meeting hall, and feature local storytellers and two movies about our environment. Here is the schedule for that stage:

    • 11:00  Bob Patterson & Carol Kramer
    • 11:30  Lost Springs (A 40-minute film featuring artist Margaret Ross Tolbert as she
      visits freshwater Florida springs normally drowned due to the
      Rodman/Kirkpatrick Dam.)
    • 12:30  Vanishing of the Bees (A 1.5-hour film about the challenges faced by beekeepers, today.)
    • 2:00   Tale Tellers of St. Augustine
      • 2:00 Chris Kastle
      • 2:25 Natalie Beltrami
      • 2:50 Debra Weller
      • 3:05 John Eadie
      • 3: 15 Joan Krame
      • 3:45 Uncle Eddie and Robin

    FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE -- Festival-goers can park in the Vilano Beach lots and hop on the Old Town Trolley Tours Free Shuttle. The trolley will run on the half hour on Saturday, April 23, from 12 to 8:00 p.m. There are five trolley stops:

    1. Vilano Beach Town Center, Magic Beach Motel
    2. North Beach Park, Vilano Beach/walkover
    3. Mussalem Beachfront Park
    4. Nease Beachfront Park
    5. (And of course) Lullaby of the Rivers Festival, North Shores Community Center.

    Also, parking is available at SurfSide Park, Vilano Beach, which is just two/tenths of a mile from the festival.

    Admission: General admission is $10. Children 12 and under are free. For tickets, go here.

    When: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, April 23, 2022

    Where: North Shores Community Park is just north of the town center of Vilano Beach.

    Lullaby of the Rivers Festival is a joint presentation by Bob Patterson and Carol Kramer, Vilano Beach Maine Street, Inc. — a non-profit that works to preserve the historic and environmental characters of the Vilano Beach Town Center, and the supporting partners of Vilano Beach Main Street, Inc.

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