Loading Events
Find Events

Upcoming Events › Music

Events List Navigation

May 2017
Free

Gamble Rogers Festival – Opening Night

May 5 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Colonial Quarter, 37 St. George Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

Gamble Rogers is an icon to folk musicians and guitar 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 Gamble Rogers Festival is scheduled on the same weekend as the opening of Romanza Festivale.  The opening events of both festivals occur on May 5. Gamble Rogers balanced a love of balladry and folk songs with…

Find out more »
Free

Festivale Opening Cinco de Mayo Concerts: Luis Mario Peral and His Band

May 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Plaza de La Constitucion Gazebo, 1 King Street
St. Augustine, FL 32086 United States

Luis Mario Peral  & his Rumba Kings will bring their Latin-flavored music to the Plaza as Festivale opens on the night of Cinco de Mayo.  Luis Mario, who is a singer and composer from Cuba, and his 5 band members have been playing in St. Augustine for the past 20 years, covering many city events and area restaurants.  Peral’s Latin Jazz Band consists of very talented musicians who perform Rumba, Flamenco, Salsa, and Mambo.  Luis Mario will have you dancing to his…

Find out more »
Free

Opening Night: The Caribbean Salsa Band

May 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Gazebo, Plaza de la Constitucion, King Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the Caribbean Salsa Band!  The Caribbean Band has been performing in the Orlando area for more than ten years.  Members have performed for the best salsa players in the world including  Tito Nieves, Andy Montanez, Tito Rojas, Ismael Miranda, Tony Vega just to name a few.  They play many different styles of music including salsa, cha cha, cumber and Latin jazz.

Find out more »
Free

Art on Aviles Street

May 6 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Aviles Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

Aviles Street, the premier address for art shops and restaurants, is hosting a Festival of Art on Saturday, May 6.  The Festival will feature plein air artists, painting and sketching outside on this historic street.  At 2 pm, the Romanza Festivale Procession will come down Aviles Street led by a Parade Grand Marshal and costumed re-enactors with the Jaguar Drumline keeping everyone in step and the pipes of the First Coast Highlanders providing additional music.  Browse in the shops and enjoy the…

Find out more »
Free

Romanza Chamber Music Series: First Coast Harp Ensemble

May 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ancient City Baptist Church, 27 Sevilla St.
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

The First Coast Harp Ensemble, led by Kathryn Braswell, is composed of harpists from Jacksonville, Saint Johns, St. Augustine, Palm Coast, Brunswick and St. Marys, Georgia.  The ensemble provides beautiful harp music as a gift to the communities in the First Coast area of Florida.  They have played at a variety of venues including the Knighting Ceremony in St. Augustine, “Christmas Made in the South”, the Jacksonville International Airport, the Sulzbacher Center and the Lightner Museum.  This is their first…

Find out more »
Free

Gamble Rogers Festival on Aviles Street

May 6 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Aviles Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

The Aviles Street Festival will host a second stage for the Gamble Rogers Festival on Saturday, May 6.  When the Romanza Festivale Procession reaches Aviles Street, they will be greeted by the Gamble Rogers Festival bands filling the street with music.  A spectacular finish to the Procession and listening pleasure for those gathered on historic Aviles Street! Gamble Rogers is an icon to folk musicians and guitar players not only in Florida but across the US. An active Gamble Rogers Society…

Find out more »
Free

Romanza Procession

May 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
St. George Street to Aviles Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

Led by banner-carrying re-enactors, the Romanza Procession will wend from the City Gates down St. George Street, around Government House and down King Street to its final destination – the Aviles Street Festival. Costumed re-enactors and Spanish Dancers will march to the beat of the Jaguars’ Drumline and the First Coast Highlanders (formerly known as Clay County Sheriff’s Office Pipes & Drums) will add their own terrific sounds.  Don’t miss the infectious spirit of Romanza Festivale and the wonderful events…

Find out more »
Free

Music at Grace presents Regina Torres and Stephen Mumbert

May 6 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Grace United Methodist Church, 8 Carrera St.
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

Love and Other Misadventures, a concert featuring music of the musical theatre, will be presented by Regina Torres, Mezzo-Soprano and Stephen Mumbert, Baritone on Saturday, May 6 at 5 pm.  This celebration of musical theatre relationships will also include one Bernstein opera set.  Both Regina and Stephen are well known professional vocalists and teachers in northeastern Florida; this vocal collaboration is sure to be one that will delight the listeners.

Find out more »
Free

Gamble Rogers Festival

May 6 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Colonial Quarter, 37 St. George Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

The second evening of the Gamble Rogers Festival will take place at the Colonial Quarter.  There are opportunities for jam sessions by talented musicians and great listening to the bands who perform in the spirit of Gamble Rogers. Gamble Rogers is an icon to folk musicians and guitar 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.…

Find out more »
Free

Gamble Rogers Festival

May 7 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Colonial Quarter, 37 St. George Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

This culminating day of the Gamble Rogers Festival will feature bands who strive to honor the memory of this great musician and raconteur with their best efforts.  Don’t miss this tribute by some of our best local musicians! Gamble Rogers is an icon to folk musicians and guitar 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.…

Find out more »
Free

Gilded: Arias and Accolades presented by First Coast Opera and the St. Augustine Art Association

May 7 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
St. Augustine Art Association, 22 Marine St.
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

The Art Association and First Coast Opera are combining artistic forces in an event guaranteed to be the synergistic happening of the year!  This afternoon celebration of song and art showcasing the talented artists of both First Coast Opera and the participants in the plein air art exhibition is a first of its kind during Festivale.  Not only will audience members be treated to an afternoon of Arias and Duets from FCO but awards will be given to the artists of the…

Find out more »
Free

Romanza Chamber Music Series: The Lawson Ensemble

May 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ancient City Baptist Church, 27 Sevilla St.
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

The Lawson Ensemble was formed in 2015 as a result of group members’ desire to consistently perform chamber music with a high level of excellence and commitment and  share the results with the Jacksonville and regional community.  Founding members are violinist Aurica Duca, violinist/violist Clinton Dewing and cellist Nick Curry.  The group is in residence at the University of North Florida (UNF) in Jacksonville and performs regularly on the UNF campus, in Jacksonville and regionally.  In the summer of 2016,…

Find out more »
Free

Visiting Unique St. Augustine Church Organs: an ORGAN CRAWL

May 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The Cathedral Basilica, Cathedral Place
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

St. Augustine is home to beautiful churches which are blessed with beautiful organs.  Romanza is sponsoring an informative musical event this year: an Organ Crawl.  On Monday, May 8, two churches will open their doors and welcome visitors not only to view these instruments, but to hear a description of the construction of the organs and demonstrations of their unique sounds. Jon Gates, the organist at the downtown Trinity Episcopal Church, will begin his demonstration/lecture at 4 pm.  Shannon McKay, organist…

Find out more »
Free

A Little Night Music: CATCH the GROOVE

May 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Colonial Quarter, 37 St. George Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

Catch the Groove offers the sounds of contemporary jazz with R&B, Blues and Latin influences.  Catch the Groove is building its reputation in the Jacksonville area and beyond and genre fans seeking fresh sounds are gravitating towards the group’s uniquely democratic structure where each musician has an alternating lead voice.  Two instruments are often paired at the same time (sax/trumpet, guitar/sax, guitar/trumpet,sax/keyboard etc.) to create richly textured lead melodies and harmony lines.  The band is currently working on their eclectic,…

Find out more »
Free

Romanza Chamber Music Series: James Baird, Guitar

May 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ancient City Baptist Church, 28 Sevilla St.
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

The 450th Anniversary of the founding of St. Augustine inspired James Baird’s in-depth journey in the guitar music of the Spanish Renaissance and Baroque periods.  Today, Mr. Baird will present a performance/lecture entitled A Brief History of Spanish Guitar Music.  This repertoire spans 450 years from the Spanish Siglo de Oro through 20th century compositions written for Maestro Andres Segovia.

Find out more »
Free

Young Performers in Recital

May 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Memorial Presbyterian Church, 32 Sevilla Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

St. Augustine’s thriving arts scene is blessed with excellent teachers and studios for the training of young musicians.  Romanza Festivale is providing two opportunities for these young performers to play for an appreciative audience in a supportive venue, the Memorial Presbyterian Church Chapel.  Area teachers have been asked to recommend students who are gifted and ready to perform for their peers and others.  Students in this concert will represent private studios of Rhonda Tinnin, Carolyn Brown, Anna Smith, Rodolfo Diaz,  Kandie…

Find out more »
Free

A Little Night Music: Doug Carn and the Lincolnville Brass Band

May 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Colonial Quarter, 37 St. George Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

The Lincolnville Brass Band is the brainchild of jazz musician and recording artist, Doug Carn.  Doug, whose family roots go back five generations in St. Augustine’s Lincolnville Community, wanted to organize a band that would capture the spirit of the parades that were held on Bridge, Washington and Central Streets when he was a child in the 50s and early 60s.  The Lincolnville Brass Band fulfills his dream. The pulse and repertoire of the groups is similar to the traditional brass…

Find out more »
Free

Romanza Chamber Music Series: Kathy and Friends

May 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ancient City Baptist Church, 27 Sevilla St.
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

Linda Wills and Kathleen Vande Berg played their first piano four hands recital  during Romanza Festivale 2014.  Rehearsing  and playing the concert was so much fun, they decided to keep on making music together.  The recital this year features a Harpsichord Concerto in G minor by Bach, two movements of Franck’s Violin Sonata and the second movement of Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody.  Wills and Vande Berg will be joined in this program by Ray McDonald, Organist and Director of Music at Memorial…

Find out more »
Free

Visiting Unique St. Augustine Church Organs: an Organ Crawl

May 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Memorial Presbyterian Church, 32 Sevilla Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

St. Augustine is home to beautiful churches which are blessed with beautiful organs. Romanza is sponsoring an informative musical event this year: an Organ Crawl. On Monday, May 8, two churches will open their doors and welcome visitors not only to view these instruments, but to hear a description of the construction of the organs and demonstrations of their unique sounds. The event will begin at Grace United Methodist Church with a demonstration by their organist, Barb Polomsky of their…

Find out more »
Free

A Little Night Music: The Jacksonville English Salsa Band

May 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Colonial Quarter, 37 St. George Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

The Jacksonville English Salsa Band was formed five years ago and is the only Latin Salsa Band in the Jacksonville area that plays LIVE Latin music.  They perform all types of Latin dance styles including the cha cha, merengue, boogaloo, mambo, rhumba, bachata and salsa.  The Salsa Band plays in all types of venues from clubs to weddings and Romanza is pleased to present them in a return engagement!

Find out more »
Free

Romanza Chamber Music Series: Pegge Ealum, Flute with Jazz Trio

May 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ancient City Baptist Church, 27 Sevilla St.
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

Pegge Ealum, professional flutist hailing from Jacksonville, will perform Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio by Bolling.  This work by Claude Bolling combines classical music composition with jazz music composition – a “crossover” musical expression.  The Suite was  composed in 1973 and recorded in 1975 with Claude Bolling, piano; Jean-Pierre Rampal, flute; Max Hediguer, bass; and Marcel Sabini, drums.  This recording won a Grammy for Best Chamber Music Performance.  It is composed of seven movements – all of which will be…

Find out more »
Free

Young Performers in Recital

May 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Memorial Presbyterian Church, 32 Sevilla Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

St. Augustine’s thriving arts scene is blessed with excellent teachers and studios for the training of young musicians. Romanza Festivale is providing two opportunities for these young performers to play for an appreciative audience in a supportive venue, the Memorial Presbyterian Church Chapel.  Area teachers have been asked to recommend  students who are gifted and ready to perform for their peers and others. Students from the studios of Caren Umbarger, Paul Umbarger, Nancy Peterson, Mike Sanflippo, Rhonda Tinnin, Steve Marr, and…

Find out more »
Free

A Little Night Music: Matanzas Tap

May 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Colonial Quarter, 37 St. George Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

Matanzas Tap dances with pizazz!   As part of “A Little Night Music”, a selection of new choreography and favorites from the repertory will be danced.  A group of spunky senior citizens, Matanzas Tap is directed by Judy Woodruff and based at the St. Johns County Council on Aging.  Members of the group range from beginners to seasoned professionals in retirement, all dancing for fun and exercise, but with a real commitment to skill attainment and artistry.  Matanzas Tap meets…

Find out more »
Free

Fermin Spanish Guitar

May 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Colonial Quarter, 37 St. George Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

Dennis Fermin’s music celebrates passion and romance from Spain to the Caribbean Islands.  He grew up in a musical family whose roots came from Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Spain and joined with them playing percussion instruments as a very small child.  After sojourns in New York, California and Arizona, he moved to Georgia where Fermin Spanish Guitar was born with the release of his first CD, “Amor y Passion” in 2009.  Dennis and his family moved to St. Augustine in 2011…

Find out more »
$10

Headline Event: Lomazov-Rackers Duo Piano Concert

May 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Cathedral Basilica, Cathedral Place
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States
Find out more »
Free

Romanza Chamber Music Series: “Songs Sinatra Sang” – Nick DeCarlis Trio

May 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ancient City Baptist Church, 28 Sevilla St.
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

 It may be hard to believe today, but in 1951, Frank Sinatra was widely considered to be “washed up”.  With little work and heavy debt, the final straw was when recording giant Columbia cancelled his contract and RCA Victor passed on the chance to sign him.  But a new, upstart label, Capitol Records, saw potential and soon teamed Sinatra with a young, unknown arranger named Nelson Riddle.  Thus began one of the greatest comebacks in show biz history, as well…

Find out more »
Free

Romanza Young Performers Music Series: The St. Augustine Youth Chorus

May 12 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Ancient City Baptist Church, 27 Sevilla St.
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

The St. Augustine Youth Chorus, under the baton of Kerry Fradley, will present the closing concert of the Romanza Young Performers Music Series.  The Youth Chorus, sponsored by the St. Augustine Community Chorus, will sing a concert of patriotic songs, American folk songs, spirituals and songs composed by contemporary Americans entitled I Hear America Singing.  The audience will be invited to sing along on some old favorites. The St. Augustine Youth Chorus joins the St. Augustine Community Chorus in their Christmas performance…

Find out more »
Free

A Little Night Music: the CRS Band in the Gazebo

May 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Gazebo, Plaza de la Constitucion, King Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

Enjoy an incredible evening of music which begins with the CRS Band in the Gazebo at 5:30 pm!  Bill Sabo, Elizabeth Roth and Jim Carpenter have been making music together as part of the faculty of the Florida School of the Deaf and Blind and are well known for their brand of singable and danceable music in St. Augustine and surrounding venues.  Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy the great nostalgic tunes of CRS along with some upbeat charts.…

Find out more »
Free

A Little Night Music: Mama Blue and Friends

May 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Gazebo, Plaza de la Constitucion, King Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

Mama Blue, the Sultry Sister of Soul, will be performing tonight with her incredible band and backup singers.  With her signature flower in her hair, Mama Blue (Sarah Sanders) exudes personal warmth and a classy style.  Her performances at the St. Cyprian’s Jazz Services have  brought down the packed house and people have been standing in the aisles.  Mama Blue is a graduate of the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts and is widely known along the First Coast for her song stylings.…

Find out more »
$10 - $20

St. Augustine Orchestra Concert

May 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lightner Museum Antique Courtyard, 25 Granada Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

The St. Augustine Orchestra will present their spring concert at 8 pm on Friday, May 12, 2017.  The concert will take place in the beautiful Antique Courtyard of the Lightner Museum, a charming venue in the old indoor swimming pool of the Ponce de Leon Hotel.

Find out more »
Free

Romanza Chamber Music Series: The North Florida Women’s Chorale

May 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ancient City Baptist Church, 27 Sevilla St.
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

The North Florida Women’s Chorale will sing Food for Body and Soul, a playful tribute to things that enrich our lives, bodies and souls.  This concert will be a fanciful feast for the ears of the audience including renditions of If Music Be the Food of Love; Mashed Potatoes/Love Song; Hot Chocolate, and My Favorite Things. The North Florida Women’s Chorale received accolades for their Christmas performance of Magnificat by Kim Andre Arnesen, a young grammy-winning Norwegian composer. This work was performed both in Palms Presbyterian Church and…

Find out more »
$3 - $5

HARRY POTTER EVENT – Percy Weasley (Chris Rankin) Will Be There!

May 13 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Francis Field, St. Augustine, 32084 United States

This incredible HEADLINE event will feature a REAL, LIVE HEADLINER!!  Chris Rankin will be arriving from London for the Harry Potter Event and will be in attendance for the entire festival.  Chris will be greeting attendees, signing autographs and distributing photographs.  All of this plus a: Sorting Hat Stroll down Diagon Alley Visit to “Awgsmead” Butter Beer Spells and Wands An entire field full of Harry Potter look-alikes and other characters in costume A quidditch match And much more!!    

Find out more »
$20 - $35

23rd HAWKE Wildlife Benefit: Dine on the Wild Side

May 13 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Alligator Farm, 999 Anastasia Blvd.
St. Augustine, FL 32080 United States

HAWKE, the Humane Association of Wildlife Care and Education, is holding its 23rd annual Wildlife Benefit, “Dine on the Wild Side” at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm on Saturday, May 13.  This popular event is sponsored each year by the Alligator Farm Zoological Park in support of HAWKE’s wildlife rehabilitation of injured/orphaned wild birds, mammals and reptiles.  Those who purchase wrist bands may enjoy the Alligator Farm on an All Day Come and Go Pass ($25 for age 12 and up;…

Find out more »
$5 - $20

Two Glorias by Vivaldi and Poulenc, the St. Augustine Community Chorus in Concert

May 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Cathedral Basilica, Cathedral Place
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States

The St. Augustine Community Chorus under the baton of Michael Sanflippo, will present two settings of the traditional Latin text of the “Gloria”.  The Vivaldi Gloria, written in the early 18th century, contrasts greatly with Poulenc’s setting, which premiered some 250 years later in 1961.  Listeners will discover plenty of contrast but several commonalities as well in these two choral masterworks which are dynamic standards in the choral repertoire. This program will feature chorus, soloists, organ and chamber orchestra and will be presented…

Find out more »
+ Export Events