The Gamble Rogers Music Festival and the St. Augustine Romanza Festivale of Arts, Culture and Heritage are proud to announce their 2017 partnership. The festivals will offer a full weekend of exciting music from May 5 – May 7 occurring in downtown venues within easy walking distance of each other. The variety of offerings is astonishing – everything from Gamble Rogers favorites to a celebration of Cinco de Mayo. Below is information about the Gamble Rogers events.
The 22nd annual Gamble Rogers Music Festival will take place May 5-7 at the Colonial Quarter, 33 Saint George St., downtown St. Augustine. Four stages will feature local musicians, regional acts and national music groups. The festival honors the late James Gamble Rogers IV, a singer, songwriter, and storyteller who balanced a love of balladry and folk songs with a passion for the oral tradition and storytelling. Rogers was just hitting his peak when he died on October 10, 1991, trying to save a man from drowning. The recreational area in Flagler County, where the accident occurred, was later renamed the Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area. See the schedule and purchase tickets at www.gamblerogersfest.org.