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.

1 comment:

  1. Nice! I will be there! I love St. Augustine.