Sing Out Loud Music Festival
3 weekends in September 2017 | See details below
St. Augustine's Sing Out Loud Music Festival, the largest free music festival ever held in St. Johns County, returns for three weekends in September 2017. With hundreds of musical acts over three weekends on multiple stages, including the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, the Colonial Oak Music Park, Mardi Gras, Hoptinger, Tempo Bistro, and many more, the Sing Out Loud Festival is well on its way to becoming a signature event in northeast Florida.
The 2017 Sing Out Loud Music Festival will include performances by Steve Earle & The Dukes, Lake Street Dive, Wolf Parade, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Los Lobos, Justin Townes Earle, and a dozen more, as well as an impressive regional and local lineup. All the concerts are free, and they will take place over three weekends: September 8, 9, and 10; September 15, 16, and 17; and September 22, 23, and 24.
The second annual Sing Out Loud Festival brings together a diverse group of local and national musical artists, with musical genres that range from Texas outlaw country and New Orleans brass and funk to alternative indie rock, Americana, bluegrass, punk, and more. The inaugural festival in 2016 attracted an estimated 15,000 music fans and featured 315 performing artists. This year's festival should be even more impressive, with a host of acclaimed national touring artists as well as some of the best talent from St. Augustine's well respected local music scene. Local and regional artists that will participate in this year's event are Billy Buchanan, the Emma Moseley Band, Michael Jordan, Sam Pacetti, This Frontier Needs Heroes, The Young Step, Chillula, the Wild Shiners, and the Wobbly Toms, just to name a few.
Headliner Acts Performance Dates
Fri., Sept. 8 Ramona, The Young Step, Brent Byrd & the Suitcase Gypsies, Z.F. Lively Sat., Sept. 9 Lake Street Dive, Lucero, Matthew Logan Vasquez, Darren Hanlon, This Frontier Needs Heroes, Shelley Short Sun., Sept. 10 Steve Earle & The Dukes, Los Lobos, and John Moreland Fri., Sept. 15 Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Doug Carn, and Willie Green Sat., Sept. 16 Justin Townes Earle, Lydia Loveless, David Dondero, Wax Wings, and Bears and Lions Sun., Sept. 17 The Infamous Stringdusters, Dave Simonett (of Trampled by Turtles), Joe Pug, and Joey Harkum Fri., Sept. 22 Langhorne Slim and Mariee Sioux Sat., Sept. 23 The Wobbly Toms, Last Electric Rodeo, The Rubies, Katie Grace Helow, Folk Is People, Kristopher James, I Like Dandelions Sun., Sept. 24 Wolf Parade, Deer Tick, and Blackfoot Gypsies
Sponsors and Partners
The Sing Out Loud Festival is sponsored by the Community First Credit Union, which has committed to the sponsorship for three years. Several local businesses have also added their support, including the St. Augustine Distillery, WJCT 89.9FM, WSOS 89.9FM, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Canan Law, Flying Saucer Presents, Narrow Magazine, and Folio Weekly.
Participating hotels include the Bayfront Westcott House, Beacher's Lodge, Casa de Sueños, The Collector Luxury Inn & Gardens, St. Francis Inn, St. George Inn, and TRYP by Wyndham Sebastian St. Augustine.
The Sing Out Loud Music Festival is produced in a unique collaboration among the St. Johns County Cultural Events Division, the St. Johns County Tourist Development Council, the St. Johns Cultural Council, and the St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra, & The Beaches Visitors and Convention Bureau.
Admission: The Sing Out Loud Festival concerts are all FREE.
When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday on three successive weekends: September 8, 9, and 10; September 15. 16, and 17; September 22, 23, and 24.
Complete schedules for each Festival date are here:
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.