Rhythm & Ribs Festival 2021

Friday–Sunday, Oct 15–17, 2021 | See Times Below at Francis Field

After a one-year hiatus, Rhythm & Ribs returns to Francis Field Oct. 15–17, 2021.

Across from Parking Garage.
25 W. Castillo Drive, St. Augustine, FL, 32084
  • The Rhythm & Ribs Festival returns to St. Augustine October 15–17, 2021.

    St. Augustine's annual Rhythm & Ribs Festival celebrates delicious barbecue, music and good times, with live entertainment and chefs competing for the best barbecue. The popular festival, normally held in the spring, was postponed due to COVID-19, and is now scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 15–17, 2021, at Francis Field.

    This festival includes great live music throughout the weekend, people’s choice barbecue awards, a kids zone, mechanical bull and an array of vendors.

    Live Music

    Exceptional live music is a staple of this popular festival. Headliners in 2021 will include Travis Tritt, Jordan Fletcher and the Luke Langford Band. Also playing will be Muscadine Bloodline, Walker Montgomery, Crawford and Power, Davis and the Loose Cannons, Darrell Rae and DJ EL.

    The music never stops as on Friday and Saturday, DJ EL will play music before the acts begin and during the change over from one act to another.

    Great Food

    Award-winning barbecue from regional and national barbecue champions is served throughout the festival, and there is plenty of ice cold beer, sodas and other options as well as a variety of other food items like burgers, pretzels, popcorn and candy. Barbecue voting takes place all weekend.

    The event includes a kids fun zone with games, pony riding, rock climbing wall and rides. This family-friendly event is one of St. Augustine's most popular annual festivals. Sunday is Family Day, with reduced admission prices.

    Visitors and locals are welcome to bring blankets and lawn chairs. No coolers, no dogs or other pets, and no overnight camping or parking, please.

    Admission: Ticket prices are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate on Friday. Tickets for Saturday from 12 a.m. to 2 p.m. are $10 at the gate. Saturday evening from 2 to 10 p.m. is $25 in advance and $35 at the gate. Sunday tickets (Family Day) are $5. A VIP 3-Day ticket is $150. For tickets, visit here.

    When:5 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15; noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021.

    Where: Francis Field is located behind the parking garage at 25 W. Castillo Drive in St. Augustine.

    The St. Augustine Sunrise Rotary Club consists of community leaders who get together once a week for fellowship and an opportunity to give back to our community and the world.

    More than 200 volunteers put in over 2,000 hours to run the club's signature fundraiser, the Rhythm & Ribs Festival, each year. Additionally, thousands of hours are spent planning the festival throughout each year. The many beneficiaries who receive funds generated by the Rhythm & Ribs Festival include Home Again St. Johns, Betty Griffin House, Catholic Charities, Boys and Girls Club, Council on Aging, St. Francis House, Habitat for Humanity, SAFE Animal Shelter and the St. Augustine Orchestra.

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