Uncover the hidden gem of Florida's Historic Coast, where this fall, the Sing Out Loud Festival promises an extraordinary lineup featuring renowned acts such as The Black Keys, Mumford & Sons, Lord Huron, Maggie Rogers, Yola, War Hippies, Elle King, Amos Lee, S.G. Goodman, Yonder Mountain String Band, Railroad Earth, Keller & Keel, and many other talented performers. This multi-week celebration of music will be held at various charming locales across St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra.
The festival commences with the Sing Out Loud Local Showcase, a cherished tradition since 2016. Showcasing hundreds of local singers, songwriters, and musicians, the Local Showcase offers an incredible array of genres, from indie rock to bluegrass, hip hop to country, comedy to spoken word. This series of free concerts, hosted at more than a dozen venues, is the heartbeat of the Sing Out Loud Festival, allowing everyone to immerse themselves in Florida's vibrant musical landscape. Starting from September 8, these shows will run every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until October 1, with a detailed schedule available at www.SingOutLoudFestival.com.
The festival highlights several exceptional events that are not to be missed:
- Saturday, September 9 - The Backyard Stage at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre welcomes the indie rock band Yo La Tengo. This free event, graciously sponsored by Intuition Ale Works, is open to all ages.
- Saturday, September 16 - The Lincolnville Porch Fest pays tribute to the rich history and culture of St. Augustine's Lincolnville neighborhood. Twenty-five local musical acts will perform on five porches against the beautiful backdrop of the area, culminating with a fantastic finale at The Colonial Oak Music Park.
- Tuesday, September 19 - The St. Augustine Amphitheatre Night Market brings together artisan shopping and live music in a delightful evening affair. From 5 to 9 p.m., visitors can enjoy live performances, explore handmade arts and crafts, sample local food trucks, all in a vibrant atmosphere.
- The grand centerpiece of the Sing Out Loud Festival, the Francis Field Showcase, takes place on Friday, September 22, and Saturday, September 23, at Francis Field in downtown St. Augustine. Offering various ticket options, this two-day extravaganza features headliners The Black Keys on Friday, along with Lord Huron, Yola, and War Hippies. On Saturday, Mumford & Sons takes the stage, followed by Maggie Rogers, Elle King, Amos Lee, and S.G. Goodman.
For those who crave even more musical experiences, there's the exuberant musical journey with Yonder Mountain String Band, Railroad Earth, and Keller & the Keels at The Backyard Stage at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Saturday, September 23. Presented in partnership with Relix Magazine, this performance benefits the Gamble Rogers Folk Festival, Inc.
Music enthusiasts can also explore the St. Augustine Record Fair, a treasure trove of limited-edition vinyl, vintage rock memorabilia, and more, taking place on Sunday, September 24, at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre.
Finally, from Friday, September 29, through Sunday, October 1, the St. Augustine Songwriters Festival showcases the art of songwriting. Renowned country songwriters will share their hits and the stories behind them at various iconic venues in the historic city.
Since its inception in 2016, the Sing Out Loud Festival has become an annual celebration of live music, taking place over multiple weekends in September. With its vast array of musical genres and over 100 local, regional, and national artists performing both free and ticketed shows, the festival is a testament to the passion for music in the region. Produced by St. Johns County Cultural Events, the driving force behind The St. Augustine Amphitheatre and Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, and in partnership with the St. Johns County Tourist Development Council, the festival is guided by its core values of music, community, and philanthropy, having contributed over $300,000 to support local nonprofit organizations while welcoming more than 1,300 musicians from around the world.