24th Annual Rhythm & Ribs Festival coming to St. Augustine this weekend!

Posted by: Cathy Eng in Events, Local Activities, Local Events, News

Northeast Florida’s preeminent music and food celebration is coming this weekend, April 5-7, to Francis Field in the Oldest City! The 24th Annual Rhythm & Ribs Festival combines great barbeque, live music and fun times, all for a good cause.

Hosted by the St. Augustine Sunrise Rotary Club, the event’s proceeds benefit many organizations like Betty Griffin House, St. Francis House, Habitat for Humanity, S.A.F.E. Pet Rescue, St. Augustine Orchestra, and many other important community institutions.

Award-winning barbeque will be available from regional and national champions, along with ice cold beverages and other food items like burgers and snacks. Barbeque voting takes place all weekend!

After you fill up on barbeque, head over to the stage where top local performers will be playing all weekend, including:

Friday: Billy Buchanan, Paper Cutt

Saturday: Pellicer Creek Band, Salt Driven Ride, Firewater Tent Revival, Badfish – A tribute to Sublime

Sunday: West King String Band, Jaybone and Them Vagabonds







A kid’s zone will also be open, complete with games, pony rides, rock climbing wall and rides. Kid’s zone wristbands are $20 on Friday, $25 on Saturday and $15 on Sunday.

Tickets are $10 on Friday and Saturday and just $5 on Sunday (Rotary Family Day). Kids 15 and under are free all weekend.

Hours are Friday 5 to 10 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Francis Field is located behind the parking garage at 25 W. Castillo Drive in St. Augustine. Visitors may park at the parking garage or take advantage of the park-and-ride shuttle service. Click here for shuttle information.

For more information, including the entertainment schedule, visit www.rhythmandribs.net.


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