There is so much to do in St. Augustine if you are visiting the weekend of April 10-12. St. Augustine Race Week – Sailboat races is that weekend and also St. Augustine’s award winning festival, Rhythm & Ribs will be going on. This is one weekend that you don’t want to miss.
Be sure that you have your reservation at one of our incredible historic inns.
The Rhythm & Ribs Festival has been voted the Best Festival in St. Augustine by the readers of the St. Augustine Record for 11 of the past 13 years. Brought to you by the Sunrise Rotary Club, Bozard Ford and Camping World, this festival is a tasty way to spend the weekend in St. Augustine.
Wondering what it’s all about?
- Award Winning Bar-B-Que from 7 regional and national BBQ champions
- Great, Continuous Live Music:
Local and regional bands: The Stepping Stones, Go Get Gone, Eager Beaver, Amy Alysia & The Sould Operation, Ivy-West Band, The Rivernecks, The Committee, Xhale and Billy Buchanan & Free Avenue
- Arts, Crafts and Vendors
- Children’s Games, Rides and Activities
Sample Bar-B-Que from around the country. Vote for your favorites throughout the weekend. Awards will be handed out on Sunday.
What began as a small Barbeque Fest (its original name) has grown each year and attracts music lovers and barbeque aficionados from all over the Southeast and beyond. Over 35,000 visitors come to enjoy the fun over the Festival weekend.
One of this year’s featured bands will be Rusted Root, a band from Pittsburgh, PA, known for their unique fusion of acoustic, rock, world and other styles of music, with a strong percussion section that draws from African, Latin American, and Native American influences. The band achieved fame in 1994 with its platinum-selling album When I Woke, which included hit single “Send Me On My Way.” The song has been featured prominently in many films and commercials. This multi-million album-selling band will be on stage at 8:00pm on Friday, April 10.
Saturday, the featured band is Sister Hazel, an alternative rock band from Gainesville, whose style also blends elements of folk rock, pop, classic rock ‘n’ roll and southern rock. Some of their hits include, “All For You,” “Change Your Mind,” and “Mandolin Moon” featuring Shawn Mullins. Don’t miss this act starting at 8:00pm.
Rhythm & Ribs was founded by St. Augustine Sunrise Rotary in 1995 as an event from which all proceeds are donated to charitable organizations for local and international service oriented projects, as well as providing a fun filled weekend for the whole community.
We’ll see you at one or the other, or maybe even both of these great festivals!