Sing Out Loud Festival 2018
4 weekends in September 2018 | See details below
St. Augustine's Sing Out Loud Music Festival, the largest free music festival in St. Johns County, returns for three weekends in September 2018. With hundreds of musical acts over four weekends at multiple venues, including the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, and Colonial Oak Music Park, the third annual Sing Out Loud Festival promises to be one of the most exciting and eclectic presentations of musical performances and one of the most significant festivals in northeast Florida.
The 2018 Sing Out Loud Music Festival will include performances by Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, The Decemberists, Lucero, Rising Appalachia, The Mountain Goats, Leftover Salmon, Propagandhi, War On Women, The Weepies, Chuck Ragan, Tim Barry, Southern Avenue, The Commonheart, David Dondero, Leah Song, Al Riggs, and many many more. All the concerts are free, with the exception of September 22 Betty Griffin Benefit Concert (see below). This year's festival will be held on the four weekends between September 1 and 23, 2018.
Betty Griffin Center Benefit Concert
This year, there will be reserved seating available for the September 22 Main Showcase featuring Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, The Decemberists, and Lucero at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. For a minimum donation of $25, festival attendees can purchase a reserved seat or obtain access to the standing pit during this concert. Proceeds from the donation tickets will benefit the Betty Griffin Center, a local nonprofit organization that strives to end domestic violence and sexual abuse in St. Johns County. Visit here for more information and to purchase tickets.
The Decemberists will be one of the headliners performing at the Sing Out Loud Festival's September 22 Main Showcase and Betty Griffin Center Benefit Concert.
The third annual Sing Out Loud Festival brings together a diverse group of local and national musical artists, with musical genres that range from bittersweet Americana, socially conscious Punk Rock, and powerhouse Soul to progressive Bluegrass, alternative Country, and Indie Pop. Since its inception in 2016 the festival has attracted an estimated 25,000 music fans and featured over 600 performing artists at over a dozen venues.
Sponsors and Partners
The Sing Out Loud Festival is presented by the Community First Credit Union and is produced the St. Johns County Cultural Events Division (which owns and operates the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and Ponte Vedra Concert Hall), the St. Johns Tourist Development Council and the St. Johns Cultural Council.
Admission: The Sing Out Loud Festival concerts are all FREE, with the exception of the September 22 Betty Griffin Center Benefit concert, where festival attendees may choose to reserve a seat or have access to the standing pit for a minimum donation of $25 that will benefit the Betty Griffin Center.
When: Four weekends from September 1 to 23, 2018: September 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, and 23.
Where: 19 venues in the St. Augustine area, including the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, Colonial Oak Music Park, Plum Gallery on Aviles Street, Bokeh, Dog Rose Brewing, Limelight Theatre, Nobby’s, Sarbez, and more.
For the most current information about the festival, including special package deals offered by area hotels, curated artist showcases happening throughout the festival, and artist-focused educational workshops for musicians, can be found at the Sing Out Loud Festival website.