The Romanza Festivale: April 29 - May 15, 2022

A celebration of the arts and local talent on Florida’s Historic Coast.

April 1, 2022

This celebration of local talent features a plethora of events over the course of three weekends from April 29 through May 15. The Romanza Festivale showcases some of the best local talent by offering a stage to several dozen music, arts and cultural organizations for two weeks at various locations in St. Augustine.

Each day features several new events that showcase a diverse display of local artists, singers, musicians, dancers, theatre, and cuisine. The continuous schedule allows visitors to visit at their convenience and see new performances every day, without feeling rushed. Most events take place in small venues, and most of the performances and exhibits are free.

This year’s schedule kicks off on April 29 with headliner Lisa Lockhart and Friends in the quirky, yet poignant operatic satire “Trouble in Tahiti” by Leonard Bernstein. The following night, April 30, marks the return performance of the multi-talented soul vocalist Akia Uwanda at Trinity Hall.

Performances in May include everything from the flamenco and gypsy music of Yael and Gabriel on May 3, to the storytelling guitar of local favorite Sam Pacetti on May 4 and Mama Blue’s Concert for Moms on May 8. If you love dance, you’re in luck as Kaleidoscope of Dance VII returns to Lewis Auditorium with a variety of dance styles and amazing dancers.

You won’t want to miss the spectacular musical event at Ancient City Baptist Church featuring artists from Duo Beaux Arts and Duo Formosa performing the music of Albert Syeles on May 10.

But there’s so much more in between and throughout the two weeks, from Jazz to Bach and Bernstein and a festival finale of favorite moments from old and new Broadway musicals on May 15.

To learn more about this spectacular festival and schedule of events click here.