ST. AUGUSTINE, Florida (March 22, 2024) – Folk music’s most anticipated festival returns with a full weekend of performances by seasoned musicians and the best up-and-coming artists. The Gamble Rogers Folk Festival celebrates bluegrass, folk, and Americana as well as honors Florida native and longtime St. Augustine resident Gamble Rogers, widely beloved for his ability to seamlessly thread storytelling into his musical performances. The 28th Annual Gamble Rogers Folk Festival features 81 artists performing on four stages. It will be held from April 12th through April 14th, 2024, at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds, 5840 SR-207, in Elkton, Florida.

The Gamble Rogers Folk Festival is not just for folk enthusiasts; it’s for musicians. Intimate performances across four stages are balanced with workshops that encourage and advance the art of bluegrass, folk, and Americana. A hallmark of the festival is its inclusion of local and young artists. Always one to inspire the future generation of songwriters and performers, Gamble Roger’s influence will be on full display as the most promising young musicians take to the YoungFolk Stage. Headlining acts will perform on the Main Stage, with supporting acts on The Picker’s Stage and Gamble’s Living Room. Musicians and enthusiasts alike can learn more about their craft at The Workshop Stage, where the festival performers provide a variety of interactive workshops. Topics include the Secrets of Songwriting, Mandolin for Everybody, and Herstory: Women in Music. There is also a special Baby Grand Theatre Presentation of “Gamble Rogers: Down At The Terminal Tavern” at 5:30pm on Friday and Saturday. Performances begin at 5pm Friday on The Main Stage and Gamble’s Living Room and 11am Saturday and Sunday on all five stages.

Great news for ticket buyers through the end of March! Gamble Rogers Folk Festival is offering a special “Spring Fling” discounted ticket price through Easter Day, March 31st. Get 30 percent off using the Promo Code “Spring.” Advance purchase general admission tickets through March 31st (your best value!) are $70 for the full three-day festival, April 12th-14th, or, priced individually, $24.50 for Friday night (April 12th), $45.50 for the full-day Saturday, April 13th, and $24.50 for the full-day Sunday, April 14th. Starting April 1st, regular ticket prices will return to $100 for the weekend, $35 for Friday night, $65 for Saturday all day/night, and $35 all day for Sunday, April 14th.

At-the-gate general admission tickets are $120 for the full three-day festival (April 12th-14th) or, priced individually, $40 for Friday night (April 12th), $70 for the full-day Saturday, April 13th, and $40 for the full-day Sunday, April 14th. Kids 16 and under are free! Tent camping and RV sites are available for festival-goers. On-site showers and restrooms are available for all campers. Tent sites are $30 for the weekend, RV sites are $100 for the weekend, and RV Overflow Parking is $75 for the 3-day festival.

Food trucks, local artisans, craft vendors, activities for kids, workshops, and more will be on-site for delicious bites, shopping, and fun. Well-behaved and leashed pets are also welcome. Bring your blankets, hammocks, and chairs to relax and revel in the mastery of the wonderful tradition of folk music. High-res photos to accompany the press release can be found here. Tickets can be purchased here.

ABOUT THE GAMBLE ROGERS FOLK FESTIVAL: The Gamble Rogers Folk Festival and Concert Series is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to commemorating the life and music of Gamble Rogers, the folk legend who helped to shape American folk music with his poetic storytelling, elegant finger style guitar playing and passion for the folk tradition. The annual festival and concert series, with the support of their sponsors, keep these folk music traditions alive for future generations by encouraging and inspiring young musicians through the presentation of monthly music workshops for students from local area schools. The festival is presented with support from the St. Johns County Tourist Development Council. Learn more at and follow along on social media @gamblerogersfest.

Photo: Melissa Marcarelli