The Rhythm & Ribs Festival brings live music from the 60s, 70s, and 80s to Francis Field on Friday, October 14 through Sunday, October 16, 2022.
St. Augustine's annual Rhythm & Ribs Festival celebrates delicious barbecue, music and good times, with a popular local festival that always features live entertainment and chefs competing for the best barbecue.
In addition to great live music throughout the weekend and the people's choice barbecue awards, the festival will feature a kids zone, mechanical bull and an array of vendors.
Exceptional live music is a staple of this popular festival, which showcases both local acts and those from away. Headliners in 2022 will include the Tams, Departure (a Journey tribute band,) Electric Avenue, Yacht Rock Schooner, Fortune Child, Paper City Hustlers, and One Good Ring.
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: Online through October 15 at 3:00 p.m., tickets are $10.00 per day for Friday and Saturday. On Saturday, October 15, tickets for Saturday afternoon will be $20.00 online and $30.00 at the gate. General admission for Sunday is $5.00. A VIP 3-Day ticket is $45.00, and includes access to the VIP area. For tickets, and more information, see their website. Tickets can be purchased by cash and cards at the gate.
When: 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, October 14; noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, October 15 noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, October 16, 2022.
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.