The Gamble Rogers Folk Festival and the St. Johns Cultural Council have announced the headliners and ticket sales for the 27th annual festival celebrating the legacy of legendary troubadour Gamble Rogers, whose balladry and storytelling helped shape American folk music.
This year’s event returns to the St. Johns County Fairgrounds on April 14-16 with four stages featuring performers including Iris DeMent, Bill and the Belles, Robin and Linda Williams, Richard Smith, Annie & the Hot Club, and Red and Chris Henry and Their All-Star Band.
Festival and camping passes may be purchased at gamblerogersfest.org.
The Gamble Rogers Folk Festival annually draws thousands of spectators to hear singers, songwriters, storytellers and Americana acts who were influenced by Rogers’ music. The music festival showcases dozens of national, regional and local musicians and storytellers. Food trucks and arts-and-crafts vendors will be available all weekend. Festival attendees have the option to stay and camp at the venue with advance reservations. Camping reservations must be made in advance and day-of festival tickets will be available at the gate.
Proceeds of the Gamble Rogers Folk Festival provide funds for youth music programs for school-aged children.
The 2023 Festival is funded in part by the St. Johns County Tourist Development Council.