Gamble Rogers is an icon to players not only in Florida but across the US. An active Gamble Rogers Society sponsors a festival every year in St. Augustine in his memory which draws aficionados from across the states.
This year, the 24th Gamble Rogers Festival is scheduled on the same weekend as the opening of Romanza Festivale. The opening events of both festivals occur on May 3. Three stages will feature local musicians, regional performers, national stars as well as activities for kids, student music competition winners and story-telling.
Friday night is a night of acoustic delight featuring two champion flat pickers and a wide array of roots music including Saint Augustine’s beloved Lonesome Bert and the Skinny Lizards’ original folk songs, Remedy Tree’s progressive acoustic music rooted in bluegrass, Aslyn and the Naysayers’ melodic folk-pop, the Gabe Valla Band’s sophisticated bluegrass sound, and Bret Bass and the Melted Plectrum’s high octane flatpack guitar-driven modern take on traditional music.
Advance tickets: $45 for the weekend pass until April 19th, $50 after and at the door. Children under 12 are free! Note: Single day tickets will only be sold at the venue on the day of, space permitting. TICKETS: www.gamblerogersfest.org/shop
2019 GAMBLE ROGERS MUSIC FESTIVAL PERFORMERS
Aslyn and the Naysayers
Brett Bass and the Melted Plectrum
Davis and the Loose Cannons
Elaine and Sam Mahon
John Dickie IV and Collapsible B
Lon and Lis Williamson
Lonesome Bert and the Skinny Lizards
Phoebe Hunt and the Gatherers
Red Henry and Friends