About Gamble Rogers Folk Festival
Honoring “modern troubadour” James Gamble Rogers, the Gamble Rogers Folk Festival celebrates their 28th anniversary in 2024. Usually held the first weekend in May, the festival is now in April. And the location has changed. The festival is now at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds. Which is great, because camping is available for those festival goers who are interested.
The music festival features wonderful music on four stages, camping opportunities, food trucks, local artisans and craft vendors as well as childrens’ activities! One of the highlights of the festival is the YoungFolk Stage. A new generation of musicians have an opportunity to perform on a nationally-recognized professional stage. 19 and younger, they epitomize how the festival is keeping the folk music tradition alive for future generations. Mandolin prodigy, Wyatt Ellis, returns this year with his band as a highlight performance of the YoungFolk Stage.
Childrens’ activities are in the Childrens’ Area — open 10:00am-5:00pm (to be confirmed) Saturday & Sunday — with Instrument Petting Zoo, Live Animal Petting Zoo, and Pony Rides! There will be lawn games, arts & crafts … and more! And Children 16 & under are Free.
Headliners for 2024: AJ Lee & Blue Summit and the John Jorgenson Quintet, with supporting acts including Verlon Thompson, Jerron “Blind Boy”, Paxton, Remedy Tree, The Krickets, Red and Christopher Henry & Their All Star Band, Wyatt Ellis, and more.
There are dozens of other performers as well including several popular, local musicians.
And, great news … the Friday Night Fish Fry is back!
You’re sure to have a great time.