Friday, April 29, 2011

10 “Great Reasons” to be at the Gamble Rogers Folk Festival this weekend!

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April 29th-May 1st 2011


Reason #1}

*The Music*

253__3552 “With eight stages and about 70 performers, the 2011 Gamble Rogers Folk Festival in St. Augustine seems to be in better shape than ever.”~The Florida Times Union.

Headlining artists for this year's festival include Grammy award winners, major motion picture actors/songwriters, and folk & bluegrass legends.


Richard Thompson, The Grascals, Kim & Reggie Harris, John McCutcheon, Larkin Poe, Bill Wharton "The Sauce Boss", Tim Grimm, Ashleigh Flynn, Tim Grimm, David Wilcox, Michael Smith, The Farewell Drifters, Sam Pacetti and Grandpa’s Cough Medicine and more…

*Check out some great videos and info. about the artists at GambleRogers.Org!

Reason #2}

*Gamble Rogers Himself*

gamble-gambleOn both Saturday and Sunday, Gamble Rogers himself will be performing via DVD inside the Visitors Information Center .

At 2 PM on Saturday there will be a showing of “The Water Bearer” featuring Gamble Rogers also inside the VIC.

Rogers was just hitting his peak when he died, on October 10, 1991, trying to save a man from drowning. The recreational area in Flagler County, where the accident occurred, was later renamed, "The Gamble Rogers Memorial Park". 2762632

The Atlanta Constitution called Rogers, "an American treasure worthy of inclusion in the Smithsonian".

In the liner notes of his album, Fruitcakes, Jimmy Buffett dedicated the recording to Rogers' memory and wrote that Rogers, "taught me how to move an audience with dialogue and delivery as much as with music". In 1993, Rogers was posthumously awarded a Folk Heritage award. ~ Craig Harris, All Music Guide

Reason #3}

*You can bring Your entire family*


“The purpose of the Gamble Rogers Folk Festival is to continue the tradition of folk and other music and expose children to the power of this art form.”~GambleRogers.Org

Families can enjoy this event together and experienceibmages original music in a natural setting. Furthermore, there are tented stages with plenty of seating.

Reason #4}

*Two Great Contests*

1. “The Fingerstyle Guitar Contest” is Saturday evening in the East Plaza at the Gazebo, there will be no seating provided so a chair could be a good thing. If you would like to participate in a spontaneous jam session (in East or West Plaza) a chair is your responsibility.

2. “The I Remember Gamble Contest”

Click on photo for details!


Reason #5}

*The Adult Beverages…oh, and the food too*

There are 5 locations that will have beverageBart Simpson, beer and problems vending.

  • The Government House
  • The De Mesa Yard
  • The Arrivas Yard
  • Mill Top Tavern
  • The Tradewinds Tavern

alcoholWe encourage guests to eat,
shop, and dine at local restaurants in downtown St. Augustine.

Reason #6}

*The “After Festival” Party!*

top_inside Creekside Dinery (see ad in your program) will be
the location of the traditional party and it will be hosted by Lis and Lon Williamson and their musical ensemble.

Creekside is a sponsor of the festival and if you show up with a program or an arm band from the festival you can get one free drink with the purchase of a meal. The gathering will begin around 6 PM on Sunday and continue on until….?

Reason #7}

*It all takes place downtown Saint Augustine FL.!*


For the first time ever, the festival will be utilizing a space on St. Augustine's beautiful bayfront next to the Marina, and the City of St. Augustine's Visitor's Information Center next to the parking garage.

So come out and have fun and support your local businesses at the same time.

Reason #8}

*The Available Parking or Shuttle Bus!*

There will be no actual scheduled pick up and drop off as the driver will be on call (904 669 5541).

Click here for more florida-sunshine-shuttle-vanShuttle information.


CIMG4530_wp The municipal parking garage is bounded by West Castillo Dr. on the
north, Orange Street on the South and Cordova on the East. Rates are reasonable and the garage is very convenient to festival sites
including check in and ticket pick-up. It is also handicap accessible. In the core area of downtown street parking is metered until 5 PM on Friday and Saturday.

It is free after 5 those days and all day Sunday.
As you move out from the core of downtown street parking can be free anytime but is catch as catch can.

Reason #9}

*Even the best procrastinator can attend!*

Not Ticket? No Problem! Get your Tickets at the Event


Friday – Flagler College Only – 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday Day – Public Market & Visitors Information Center – 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Sunday Day – Public Market & Visitors Information Center – 10:00 – 5:00 PM

Reason #10}

*Last but not least…Eclipse will be there!*

We have been a proud sponsor of the Gamble Rogers Festival for years. We will be providing Sound and lights. We have two stages, the De Mesa Yard and The St. Augustine Art Association.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Easter!

WILLIE GREEN is to finally be released from the hospital!! “Thanks for all the cards and encouragement! He loves his fans!! It's been a long 3 weeks......” –Rick Ambrose


For more info. on Willie Green visit:


We would like to congratulate long-time friend and client of Eclipse, Eli Grimes, the right people heard his song and he will be opening for Toby Keith next week!


Photos coming soon…


(below) Roland Fleming was in the studio


See him perform LIVE!

Fri. and Sat. April 23/24th at Stogies- 9-12:30 with James Whitfield and Roy Calendar

Saturday May 7th- Tom’s Soul Food Restaurant 6:30-9:30

Sun. May 15th- Oasis 3-6


(below) PL Squrd

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(below) Brittany Lassiter preparing her competition piece to be “Miss Pedro Menendez”

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(below) Bernie Simcovitch, his lovely wife and Mark Dobies, our newest intern.

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(below) Bocat Bobby bassin’ it

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(below) Brent Byrd and Mark

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(below) Serena Arbuthnot singing for Jack Sharpless

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(below) Mike and Serena Arbuthnot with James Cameron. Good luck to Mike he will be in L.A. next week discussing his latest TV show idea to James.

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(below) Melody Stewart (Jim’s daughter and Chef for Cap’s Restaurant) was in the studio finishing up some original songs.

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Dine  on the Wild Side to Benefit Wildlife on May 14th, 2011

This is a great deal and something the entire family will enjoy


Ever dined next to a hungry gator or a nesting heron?  This May, you can, while supporting a very worthwhile organization.

HAWKE, The Humane Association of Wildlife Care & Education, a 501 (3) not-for-profit charity that rescues and rehabilitates orphaned wild birds, mammals and reptiles announces their annual "Dine on the Wild Side" fund-raising dinner will be held atThe St. Augustine Alligator Farm  on Saturday evening, May 14th, 2011. The Alligator Farm and Zoological Park sponsors this popular event every year for HAWKE.

Live Music

Live music will be provided by Anastasia Spiecker (pictured below performing at the Annual Holiday party by Eclipse) a St. Augustine native who has been performing around Northeast Florida since 1998.


Anastasia has shared the stage with many popular bands including John Mayer, Styx, Huey Lewis and the News, Foreigner and David Crosby and her music has been featured in two independent films. After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy/Religion at Flagler College and surviving a bout with cancer, Anastasia is now working toward her Master’s in the exciting field of Music Therapy at Florida State University.

Discount advance tickets are on sale for only $35 for ages 12 & up, and $25 for kids 5 to 11 (admission for children 4 and under is free if they share an adult’s meal).

The easiest way you can obtain tickets by sending a check and a self-addressed stamped envelope to

HAWKE, PO BOX 188, Elkton FL  32033

(be sure to indicate either "veggie" or "BBQ"). or

You can also purchase advance tickets at the Alligator Farm,Music Matters (Riverside Plaza), Birds Unlimited (Julington Creek Publix Plaza) and the St. Johns Vet Pet Store (on US1, north of Target).

You can also purchase advance tickets until May 12th online via HAWKE’s website for $40.00 (includes $5 service charge). If you want to order tickets after May 10th, please email Melanie or call 904-692-1777 before placing your order, to verify availability.


Save the date…



“The Gamble Rogers Folk Festival!”

April 29-May 1, 2011

Downtown St. Augustine FL.

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