For two entire weeks, St. Augustine becomes a center for all things cultural as dozens of local talented artists perform in concerts, shows and all kinds of exhibits throughout the ancient city. Most events take place in small venues around town and many performances are free.
Here are some headliners featured in this year’s festival, but be sure to check out the schedule for all daily activities.
April 28 | Lisa Lockhart & Friends at Ancient City Baptist Church
This kick-off program “I, Too, Sing America” is a joyous celebration of Black History and Song.
April 30 | ZaZa Flamenca at The Waterworks
Enjoy a world of musical genres from US rock and pop, jazz standards, flamenco and music from France, Spain, Israel and South America. Something for everyone.
May 6 | Akia Uwanda at Lewis Auditorium
Akia has opened for Earth, Wind & Fire and shared the stage with Jazz greats Gregory Porter and Kamasi Washington. Her amazing voice and warm presence deserves a big stage.
May 10 | Raquel Rubi: Romanza Cubana at The Waterworks
This Cuban soprano delivers the best of Cuban music from traditional to contemporary fusion.
May 11 | Mama Blue at Markland
Mama Blue is a perennial favorite voted “Best of the Beaches Female Vocalist” in 2020 and with good reason. Enjoy soul, R&B and gospel classics on the beautiful Markland lawn. Bring a chair!
May 14 | St. Paul AME Anniversary Concert
This festival finale celebrates the church’s 150th Anniversary in Lincolnville. There’s lots of activities throughout the day, including an art and photography exhibit and a performance by Emorja Roberson, conductor, vocalist, and composer specializing in gospel and classical music.