Sing Out Loud Festival 2018
3 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 three weekends on multiple stages, including the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, and many more to be announced, 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 hundreds more acts to be announced. All the concerts are free, and the festival will be held on the three weekends between September 1 and 23, 2018.
This year, there will be reserved seating available for the September 22 Main Showcase concert 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.
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. The inaugural festival in 2016 attracted an estimated 15,000 music fans and featured 315 performing artists. The 2017 festival featured an impressive roster of acclaimed national touring artists as well as some of the best talent from St. Augustine's well respected local music scene.
Below are some of the headliners that will perform in 2018. Detailed schedules and venues for 2018 will be posted here as soon as they become available. Please visit the Sing Out Loud Festival website for the most up-to-date information.
Initial Lineup of Headliners for 2018
Sun., Sept. 2 Backyard at the Amphitheatre The Mountain Goats, The Weepies, David Dondero, Al Riggs, and more Fri., Sept. 21 Backyard at the Amphitheatre Rising Appalachia, Southern Avenue, Leah Song and more Sat., Sept. 22 Front Porch at the Amphitheatre Chuck Ragan, Tim Barry, and more Sat., Sept. 22 St. Augustine Amphitheatre Main Showcase & Betty Griffin Center Benefit: Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, The Decemberists, and Lucero Sun., Sept. 23 Backyard at the Amphitheatre
Propagandhi, War on Women, and more
Sun., Sept. 23 Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Leftover Salmon and The Commonheart
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.
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. For the September 22 Main Showcase and Betty Griffin Center Benefit concert, 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: Three weekends from September 1 to 23, 2018. Detailed schedules will be posted as soon as the information becomes available. Visit here for the most up-to-date information.
Where: Multiple venues in the St. Augustine area, including the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.
Links to the complete schedules for each 2018 Festival date will be posted here as soon as the information becomes available.
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.
Cover photo by Glenn Hastings courtesy of FloridasHistoricCoast.com.