Concert-goers cheering when Mumfort & Sons last played at Francis Field in St. Augustine

Sing Out Loud 2023 - Francis Field Showcase

Experience the Francis Field Showcase, an epic two-day concert, and explore the nation's oldest city.

Come for the music. Stay for the food and fun. St. Augustine’s 2023 Sing Out Loud Festival includes a two-day showcase at historic downtown's Francis Field on Friday, September 22 and Saturday, September 23. This epic event features nine award-winning acts: Mumford & Sons, the Black Keys, Yola, Lord Huron, Elle King, Maggie Rogers, S.G. Goodman, War Hippies, and Amos Lee. Some of these musicians have visited St. Augustine before and return, in part, because they love what the nation's oldest city has to offer.

Since 2015, the Sing Out Loud Festival has presented one or more paid events, donating a portion of those funds to local agencies. In total, this fund has provided more than $300,000 to local non-profits. This year, the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and Sing Out Loud Festival are partnering with the St. Johns County School District and The First Responder Project.

Where to Stay and Play

Insider knowledge on getting here, where to stay, and fun things to do once you've arrived.

Can I fly into the area?  Yes, flying visitors use Jacksonville International, Daytona International, Sanford International, or Orlando International Airports.

Where can we stay that's near Francis Field, the showcase venueThere are lots of options in historic downtown or uptown.

Where can I find great tacos?  All over town.

Updated April 17th, 2024

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Things to Enjoy Near Francis Field

The showcase venue is on the edge of historic downtown - near food and fun.

St. Augustine's Historic Downtown encompasses the showcase venue, Francis Field, on one end and Lincolnville Historic District on the other, and goes from the bayfront to Ponce de Leon Boulevard. Within those blocks are history, ghost, and foodie tours. There are restaurants and pubs for nearly every palate with many of them hosting live music. There's also a lot of unique shopping available. Enjoy coffee bars, ice cream shops, grilled cheese sandwiches, and tiny iced donuts in an amazing number of flavors. 

To see everything downtown, including places to stay, and things to do, check out the categories and click on the historic downtown region. Staying on the beach, near I-95, or in Vilano Beach? There's lots of information to gather for those areas -- and all the regions from the St. Johns River to the Atlantic Ocean.

Mojo BBQ Old City

Southern specialties, BBQ appetizers, and craft beer from "a southern blues kitchen."

Mojo BBQ Old City blends barbeque style from four major regions of the United States to create an inclusive barbeque experience. Located by the city gates, Mojo BBQ Old City is close to all the historic downtown attractions. This small, local, southern barbecue franchise has only eight locations in North Florida.

City Perks Coffee Company

A locally-owned shop offering a variety of coffees, teas, draft beers, and Florida wines.

City Perks Coffee Co., located in historic downtown, is a locally-owned coffee shop serving specialty and gourmet coffees. The cafe also offers hot and cold tea, hot chocolate, local beer, and Florida wine. In addition, they serve pastries including croissants, bagels, muffins, scones, and pre-packed lunch boxes.

Meehan's Irish Pub & Seafood House

Enjoy authentic Irish food, beers, and atmosphere along the bayfront.

Meehan's Irish Pub & Seafood House serves traditional Irish dishes and drinks year-round. Built in 1917, the pub offers scenic views of the Matanzas Bay whether one is sitting inside or outside. The restaurant features signature meals such as shepherd's pie, corned beef and cabbage, bangers and mash, fish and chips, and meatloaf.

Itty Bitty Donuts Florida

A Northeast Florida family serves up hot, made-to-order, teenie weenie donuts.

Run by a local Northeast Florida family, Itty Bitty Donuts Florida serves up hot, made-to-order mini donuts. Itty Bitty offers a variety of specialty sugars while featuring a wide assortment of unique - and fun - toppings. Donuts that are always on the menu include cinnamon, chocolate, Cuban espresso, and snow caps (dusted with powdered sugar).

The Francis Field Showcase Musicians

Sing Out Loud presents nine outstanding acts for the Francis Field Showcase.

The Showcase is all about the bass — and guitars, drums, keyboards, and vocals. (And maybe an accordion or two.)

The Black Keys, an alt-rock, blues-influenced, duo, write songs that span generations.
Maggie Rogers writes songs that fuse genres to create her unique sound.
Yola’s soaring sound is an attention grabber from the onset, deserving the listener's deeper dive.
A Philadelphia singer-songwriter with heartfelt lyrics and finespun vocals.
Elle King, singer, songwriter, and truth-teller, mixes rock, pop, blues, and country sounds.
Intertwining classical and country music, the War Hippies are triumphant in creating new, mixed-genre music.
A Kentucky-based singer-songwriter whose vocals and lyrics evoke southern angst.
A cerebral indie rock band with a long-standing commitment to their deep lore.
Mumford & Sons return to St. Augustine to nostalgic and welcoming crowds.

Even More Information About St. Augustine

Sing Out Loud trip planning just got easier with the links below.

Trip planning never looked so good (or easy). Come for the Sing Out Loud Showcase and stay for the comfy guest houses and hotels, the fabulous food, and all the unique attractions near the festival. Remember, St. Augustine is an award-winning destination, so concert-goers are encouraged to dive into as much as possible during their visit to the nation's oldest city.