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Sing Out Loud Music Festival Descends Into St. Augustine Next Month


St. Augustine, Fla. (August 2, 2017) – For three weekends this September, over 200 musicians, singers, songwriters, storytellers, poets and comedians will take part in the largest free music festival ever held in North Florida – the Sing Out Loud Music Festival, presented by Community First Credit Union and produced by the St. Johns County Cultural Events Division with support from St. Johns County Tourist Development Council, the St. Johns Cultural Council and the St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra, & The Beaches Visitors and Convention Bureau. The free, multi-day, multi-venue festival features national acts including Steve Earle & The Dukes, Lake Street Dive, Wolf Parade, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Los Lobos and a dozen more in addition to a massive regional and local lineup. Today, the Festival announces the long awaited local and regional performers list, adds to the already stellar national artist lineup and reveals the St. Augustine venues hosting Sing Out Loud showcases throughout the nine day celebration of free live entertainment.

In a convergence of musical genres as wide ranging as Texas Outlaw Country, New Orleans Brass and Funk, Alternative Indie Rock, Americana, Bluegrass, Neo-Soul, Folk, Punk, Hip Hop, Spoken Word, Comedy and more, the Sing Out Loud Music Festival, now in its second year, has expanded to include over 200 national, local and regional acts playing showcases at nearly 20 St. Augustine venues during September 8 – 10, 15 -17 and 22 – 24. Venues including Tempo Bistro, Mardi Gras, Hoptinger, Café 11, The Front Porch, The Rosy Cheek, Push Push Salon and a showcase stage in Lincolnville have been added to this year’s festival locations. A Kids Matinee and Spoken Word and Comedy Showcases will also be featured. The Festival is equally thrilled to announce the additions of legendary jazz musician and St. Augustine native Doug Carn, renowned Delta style bluesman Willie Green, gifted art-folk songwriter David Dondero, kid-approved animal party band Bears and Lions and folk lyricist Joey Harkum to the Festival Headliner lineup.

“The Festival represents an intersection of live entertainment and community,” explains Ryan Murphy, director of the St. Johns County Cultural Events Division and coordinator of the Sing Out Loud Festival. “It is very exciting to provide this massive free music festival to the community; one that features such a high profile and eclectic lineup and shines a light on St. Augustine’s vibrant performance scene. By interweaving emblematic national artists among the fabric of our local performers at multiple venues around St. Augustine, we’ve created a truly diverse and exciting festival.”

The detailed schedule with full performance lineups, set times and locations will be revealed the week of August 7.

The initial local and regional artist lineup and participating venue roster can be found below and online at as well as the headliner lineup with the latest artist additions.

Local and Regional Sing Out Loud 2017 Artist Lineup (in alphabetical order):

86 Hope, Alex Peramas, Amanda Moon, Ancestros Cord, Ancient City Poets, Aslyn and the Naysayers, Belle and the Band, Belmont & Jones, Big Logic & The Truth Serum, Billy Buchanan, Bite Marks, Brandon Lucas, Brent Byrd & The Suitcase Gypsies, Brent McGuffin, Buffalo Rose, Casey Crawford, Catch the Groove, Charley Simmons, Chelsea Saddler, Chillula, Christian Powers, Christina Wagner, Claire Vandiver, Colton McKenna, Communist Radio, Company Man, Constant Swimmer, Cry No Mas, Davis Loose & the Loose Cannons, Debt Neglector, Denny Blue, Deron Becker, Dewey Via, Dillion, Divebar, DJ 3 Clops 1, DJ Raggamuffin, Dylan Nirvana, Ema Chiswell, Emma Moseley Band, Expert Timing, Folk Is People, Fond Kiser, Funk Butter, Ghost Tropic, Grant Paxton Band, Greg Ruggiero, Groove Orient, Guts, Hard Luck Society, Hardship Anchors, Have Gun Will Travel, Heat Rash, Heather Lee & Jordan Wynn, Hedges, I Came From Earth, I Like Dandelions, I-Vibes, Jackie Stranger, James DeFrates, Jim & Patty Springfield, Joe Rocco, Joey Caneva, John Dickie with Collapsible B, Jon Bailey, Katherine Archer, Katie Grace Helow, Kenny & The Jets, Kid You Not, Kim Brown, Kristopher James, Last Electric Rodeo, Lauris Vidal, Lawless Hearts, Light Elixir, Lis Williamson & Jim Quine, Lon & Lis Williamson, Lonesome Bert & The Skinny Lizards, LoveChunk, Marc Stone, Matt Fowler, Mental Boy, Michael Claytor,  Michael Jordan, Mister Mellow, Mixed Media, MNBND, Mock Toxins, Mud Town, Mustard, Nerd Kill Overdrive, Nicholas Roberts, Nick Davis, Night Nurse, Not Quite Dead, Observatory, OK! Charlie, Paradox, Pellicer Creek Band, Pine, Ramona, Reel, Remedy Tree, Salt Driven Ride, Sam Pacetti, Scholars Word, Severed + Said, Shea Birney, Skin & Bonz, Sladical, Small Reactions, Solf, Stephen Pigman, Stono Echo, Sugarbeats, Sunset Monday, Telepathic Lines,Teresa Rose, The Bridge Street Vibe, The Dewars, The Dunehoppers, The Fire Water Tent Revival, The Grapes of Roth, The Groove Coalition, The Mother Gooses, The New 76ers, The Obscure Brothers, The Pauses, The Rubies, The Skinny, The Weighted Hands, The Wild Shiners, The Wobbly Toms, The Young Step, This Frontier Needs Heroes, Tim Savage, Timberwood, Todd & Molly, Tom McKelvey, Tough Junkie, Uncle Marty, Uncle Mosie, Waylon Thornton & the Heavy Hands, Wendy Kissinger, Whiskey Face, Will Blaylock, Willie Evans Jr., Worsen, Z.F. Lively with more bands to be added.

Participating Sing Out Loud 2017 Venues (in alphabetical order):

Aviles Street, Café 11, Colonial Oak Music Park, Hoptinger, Limelight Theatre, Lincolnville Mardi Gras, Nobby’s, Planet! Sarbez!, Push Push Salon, Tempo Bistro, The Front Porch at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, The Rosy Cheek, The St. Augustine Amphitheatre with more venues to be added.

Headliner Sing Out Loud 2017 Artist Lineup (in order of appearance):

September 9 – Lake Street Dive, Lucero, Matthew Logan Vasquez, Darren Hanlon, This Frontier Needs Heroes and Shelley Short

September 10 – Steve Earle & The Dukes, Los Lobos and John Moreland

September 15 – Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Doug Carn and Willie Green

September 16 – Justin Townes Earle, Lydia Loveless, David Dondero, Wax Wings and Bears and Lions

September 17 – The Infamous Stringdusters, Dave Simonett (of Trampled by Turtles), Joe Pug and Joey Harkum

September 22 – Langhorne Slim and Mariee Sioux

September 24 – Wolf Parade, Deer Tick and Blackfoot Gypsies

The Sing Out Loud Festival is supported by the following local businesses committed to sustaining the arts in our community. These Festival partners include presenting festival sponsor Community First Credit Union, who made a multi-year commitment to the Festival, WJCT 89.9FM, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Narrow Magazine, TRYP by Wyndham Sebastian St. Augustine, Folio Weekly, The Bayfront Westcott House, The Columbia Restaurant, WSOS 103.9FM, The Distillery, Canan Law and Flying Saucer Presents. The festival was produced in a unique collaboration among the St. Johns County Cultural Events Division, the St. Johns County Tourist Development Council, the St. Johns Cultural Council and the St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra, & The Beaches Visitors and Convention Bureau to feature St. Augustine’s vibrant live music scene.

Stay up to date with all Festival updates by liking SingOutLoudSJC on facebook, visiting the official festival website at and downloading the Sing Out Loud Festival app to be released later this month!

EVENT: 2017 Sing Out Loud Festival

FESTIVAL DATES: September 8, 9, 10; September 15, 16, 17; September 22, 23, 24

TICKETS: All events are free and open to the public, no ticket needed!



Steven Neff
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Orlando Correspondent Steve is a Brevard County, Florida based concert photographer who loves the experience of live shows and tries to bring that experience back to fans through the great medium known as Rock At Night. Whether it’s a one concert event or extended on the road tour coverage with music’s best bands, Steve covers the exciting experience of “the moment” and paints it across a blank canvas that he hopes music connoisseurs will enjoy. A graduate of the prestigious New York Institute of Photography, Steve’s music of taste ranges from the symphonic awesomeness of bands like Within Temptation and Nightwish to the rock heavyweights of the 80’s and back to the beat of Armin van Buuren, with a little jazz and blues mixed in for some variety. One of his favorite mottos: “Life is too short to drink grocery store coffee.”
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