The Sing Out Loud Festival presents a two-day concert in Francis Field, with multiple performers, including the Black Keys and Mumford & Sons, on Friday and Saturday, September 22 and 23, 2023. Gates open at 4:00 p.m. for general admission on Friday, and at 2:00 p.m. for general admission on Saturday.
The Francis Field Showcase is one event of many in the September 2023 Sing Out Loud Festival. The festival recognizes St. Augustine's favorite local artists, as well as those who are known on national and international stages.
This two-day Francis Field Showcase brings a truly phenomenal roster of musicians and bands to St. Augustine.
The music starts at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, and 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. Scroll to the bottom to get the exact times for each act.
The Black Keys
Yola | War Hippies
In 2001, drummer Patrick Carney and Dan Auerbach on guitar and vocals formed the Black Keys, described as a "garage blues band from Ohio," and began a career. In 2010, their sixth studio album, Brothers, became a mainstream hit, earning the group multiple nominations and winning the Grammy for "Best Alternative Music Album." In total, they have released 11 studio albums, the most recent of which is Dropout Boogie, released in 2022.
Lord Huron's four musicians from L.A. blend surf-rock, influenced by new age, with a bit of folk rock, rock 'n roll, and pop. The result is a show described as mesmerizing and a sound that is “heavy on mood and evocative imagery.”
From the U.K., Yola blends and bends genres to create a sound that is old, yet new. Her powerful voice, unique phrasing, and songwriting skills result in songs that sound country at one moment, like rock and 60s pop at another, and yet always have a certain something that is Yola.
The high-energy band, War Hippies, and their psychedelic and funky tunes transport audiences to the golden age of rock and roll.
Mumford & Sons
Elle King | Amos Lee | S.G. Goodman
The British folk-rock band Mumford & Sons formed in 2007 and currently has three members: Marcus Mumford, Ted Dwane, and Ben Lovett. All play multiple instruments, including traditional folk instruments, and in the beginning, they quickly became known for their folk-rock sound. They have produced four studio albums: Sigh No More, released in 2009, Babel, released in 2012, Wilder Mind, released in 2015, and Delta, released in 2018. Babel won a Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Marcos Mumford sings lead vocals and plays drums and guitar; Ted Dwane sings vocals and plays bass guitar, double bass, and drums; Ben Lovett sings vocals, and plays piano, keyboards, and accordion.
Maggie Rogers, writes deeply moving songs that are a blend of folk, pop, and electronic dance elements.
When Elle King sings the blues, it’s easy to assume that she is a blues singer and songwriter — and then she belts out one of her rock songs, followed by a decidedly country anthem. Each deeply personal song has its own genre and story.
Amos Lee is known for intimate and captivating performances, heartfelt lyrics, and seamless vocals. His songs are soulful, introspective, and moving.
S.G. Goodman writes songs about the Kentucky rural and raw area of her birth, singing in a style that has been called roots-influenced rock and roll -- with a strong emphasis on the roots.
The $235.00 Two-day, General Admission Ticket includes festival access for both days and water refills. Visitors will have the option of purchasing merchandise, food, and beverages for additional fees that are not included in the ticket.
The $395.00 Two-day General Admission Plus Ticket includes festival access for both days plus access to an air-conditioned lounge and to air-conditioned bathrooms, water refills, and preference when purchasing drinks from the bar. Visitors will have the option of purchasing merchandise, food, and beverages for additional fees that are not included in the ticket.
PARKING: Free Shuttle Service to the Visitor Information Center (just steps from Francis Field) will be provided during the Francis Field Showcase on September 22 and 23. The parking lots are:
198 and 212 West King Street, at the corner of US1 and King Street — Hours: On Friday, the 22nd, from 12:00 noon through 2:00 a.m. on the 23rd. On Saturday, the 23rd, from 11:00 a.m. through 2:00 a.m. on the 24th.
St. Johns County Health Department, 200 San Sebastian View — Hours: On Friday, the 22nd, from 12:00 noon through 2:00 a.m. the 23rd. On Saturday, the 23rd, from 11:00 a.m. through 2:00 a.m. on the 24th.
San Marco Lot, at 301 San Marco Avenue — Hours: On Friday, the 22nd, from 5:00 p.m. through 2:00 a.m. on the 23rd. On Saturday, the 23rd, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. on the 24th.
There will be no event parking at the Historic Downtown Parking Garage. The top two floors will be available for event staff. The first two floors will be accessible to the event attendees and the general public during an extreme weather emergency.