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Sing Out Loud Festival Fall 2018

By: Dianya Markovits-St. Augustine Amphitheatre & Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

Posted on 4/30/2018 11:33:03 AM

St. Augustine, Fla. (April 30, 2018) – The Sing Out Loud Music Festival, the largest free music festival in St. Johns County, returns for three weekends this September. Hundreds of performances will take place at multiple music venues around St. Augustine, Florida in an epic celebration of local, regional and national singers, songwriters and musicians. The Sing Out Loud Festival is presented by Community First Credit Union and produced by the St. Johns County Cultural Events Division (which owns and operates the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and Ponte Vedra Concert Hall), the St. Johns Tourist Development Council and the St. Johns Cultural Council.
 
In a convergence of musical genres as wide ranging as folk-tinged Indie Pop, powerhouse Soul, conscientious Punk Rock, bittersweet Americana, progressive Bluegrass, alternative Country and more, this year’s Sing Out Loud Festival carries on the traditional of presenting an exciting and eclectic mix of local, national and regional singers, songwriters and musicians. The initial artist lineup includes performances by Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, The Decemberists, Lucero, Rising Appalachia, The Mountain Goats, Leftover Salmon, Propagandhi, War On Women, The Weepies, Chuck Ragan, Tim Barry, Southern Avenue, The Commonheart, David Dondero, Leah Song, Al Riggs and hundreds more acts to be announced. The festival will be held between September 1 and September 23 with performances at various locations around St. Augustine. Performances will be free and open to the public with reserved seating available during the September 22 Main Showcase featuring Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, The Decemberists and Lucero at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. For a minimum donation of $25, festival attendees may purchase a reserved seat to the September 22 Main Showcase, guaranteeing their seat location or access to the standing pit during the showcase. Tickets for the Main Showcase will go on sale this Friday, May 4 at 10 a.m. online at www.ticketmaster.com. Proceeds from the donation ticket will go to the Betty Griffin Center to assist in their mission of working to end domestic violence and sexual abuse in St. Johns County.
 
“I could not be more excited to announce this year’s initial lineup,” said Ryan Murphy, director of the St. Johns County Cultural Events Division and coordinator of the Sing Out Loud Festival. “The musical diversity and incredible talent coming to perform at this Festival speaks volumes about the Festival and St. Augustine’s ever-growing reputation within the music industry as a fantastic place to play live. This energy, coupled with the community’s eager anticipation for the return of this massive free music festival, has created this palpable excitement going into the third year of the festival. I’m thrilled.”
 
The Sing Out Loud Festival is an annual festival proudly presented by Community First Credit Union. Since its inception in 2016, the St. Augustine music festival has welcomed an estimated 25,000 music fans and featured over 600 performing artists at over a dozen venues. The multi-year commitment made by Community First Credit Union to the St. Johns County Cultural Events Division helps support events that would not be as large without private support. Community First Credit Union has been a longtime sponsor and partner of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre.
 
“The Sing Out Loud Music Festival has become a popular event in the community and among artists,” said John Hirabayashi, CEO and president of Community First Credit Union. “We are proud to continue our support of this event that showcases local and regional talent like no other.”


2018 Sing Out Loud Festival Initial Artist Lineup
Hundreds More Artists and Performances to be announced!
 

Sept. 1 – 23, 2018
Initial Headlining Lineup Schedule (Full Schedule to be released this Summer):
 
Sunday, Sept. 2
The Backyard at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Performances By: The Mountain Goats, The Weepies, David Dondero, Al Riggs and more
 
Friday, Sept. 21
The Backyard at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Performances By: Rising Appalachia, Southern Avenue, Leah Song and more
 
Saturday, Sept. 22
The Front Porch at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Performances Chuck Ragan, Tim Barry and more
 
Saturday, Sept. 22 – Main Showcase and Betty Griffin Center Benefit
St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Performances by: Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, The Decemberists and Lucero
**This is donation-based reserved seating event. For a minimum of $25.00, donation tickets may be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com. Proceeds will benefit the Betty Griffin Center of St. Johns County. Donation tickets go on sale this Friday, May 4 at 10 a.m.
 
Sunday, Sept. 23
The Backyard at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Performances by: Propagandhi, War On Women and more
 
Sunday, Sept. 23
Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Performances By: Leftover Salmon and The Commonheart
 
Stay up-to-date with schedule and lineup additions or changes by liking SingOutLoudSJC on Facebook, visiting the official festival website at www.singoutloudfestival.com and downloading the soon-to-be-released Sing Out Loud Festival app.
 
WEBSITE: www.singoutloudfestival.com
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/singoutloudsjc
LOCAL CONTACT: Dianya Markovits, Marketing and Community Relations Manager

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