People of St. Augustine, mark your calendars! The 20th annual Rhythm & Ribs Festival is April 10th, 11th and 12th. What started as a small barbecue festival in 1995 has grown into a regionally recognized music and food festival that attracts over 35,000 music lovers and barbecue aficionados from all over the Southeast. And all happens right here in St. Augustine at Francis Field.
The event is produced by the St. Augustine Sunrise Rotary Club and includes barbecue vendors, a BBQ competition, live music, arts and crafts vendors and a kids zone including rides and games.
All net proceeds are donated to national charities and local St. Augustine organizations like the Alpha Omega Miracle Home, Betty Griffin House, St. Francis House and many more listed here.
Adult tickets are $5 per person and children under 13 are free. Entry is free for active military with id. You’ll want a seat to watch the performers so make sure you bring chairs and blankets, but please don’t bring any coolers and pets.
Headlining this year’s event are Sister Hazel and Rusted Root. Following is a schedule of all music performances happening throughout the weekend.
Friday April 10th, 5:30pm – 10pm
- 5:30-7:30: The Steppin’ Stones
- 8:00-10:00: Rusted Root
Saturday – April 11th
- 11:30-1:00: Go Get Gone
- 1:30-3:15: Eager Beaver
- 3:30-5:15: Amy Alysia & The Soul Operation
- 5:30-7:15: Ivey-West Band
- 8:00-10:00: Sister Hazel
Sunday, April 12th beginning at 11:30am
- 11:30-1:00: The Rivernecks
- 1:15-2:30: The Committee
- 2:45-4:15: Xhale
- 4:30-6:00: Billy Buchanan & Free Ave
The festival has been voted Best Festival in St. Augustine by readers of the St. Augustine Record for several years. For more information on tickets, event information and sponsors, visit the Rhythm and Ribs website at www.rhythmandribs.net