News from the Gamble Rogers Folk Fest People

Brother Brother
January 19, 2016

First, we have two concerts coming up in February. First will be Brother Brother (aka the Anderson Brothers) on February 6th at the Lohman Auditorium of the Whtiney Lab. Our own Mike Lagasse will be opening for Brother Brother. The Anderson Brothers are truly climbing the ladder of success very rapidly. Jim Stafford has been featuring them at his theater in Branson Missouri with rave reviews (http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g44160-d107342-r302264779-Jim_Stafford_Theatre-Branson_Missouri.htm ).

The second February concert will feature Acoustic Eidolon and will take place on February 27th at the St. Augustine Art Association. Acoustic Eidolon has become a truly loved mainstay of our February schedule. If you are familiar with them then you probably realize that this concert will likely sell out. If you are not familiar with Acoustic Eidolon then let me suggest a visit to www.acousticeidolon.com .

Tickets for both concerts are $15 in advance and $20 the day of the show (at the door). Advance tickets are available in St. Augustine at Music Matters (196 SR 312), Simple Gestures (4 White Street) and the Bead Chick (78 San Marco Ave.). Tickets for Acoustic Eidolon are additionally available at The Art Association (22 Marine Street). Tickets are also available on line at www.gamblerogersfest.org or by calling Paul at 904 794 4163.

The second news is that on April 9th the Board of Directors of the Gamble Rogers Folk Festival Inc. will produce a free concert at the Whitney Lab Lohman Auditorium featuring members of the board performing for you our fans. A press release for this event is in the formulating stage but directors including Bob Patterson, Charley Simmons, Mike Lagasse, Jim Springfield, Jamie Defrates and myself will play for your enjoyment. There will be no ticket sales for this event but we will have donation boxes available and all proceeds gathered will be used specifically for art and music education.

Finally, the 21st edition of the Gamble Rogers Music Festival will take place on the weekend of April 29- May 1st. It will be located in the St. Augustine Historic District specifically within The Colonial Quarter. There will be multiple stages of live music on the three days of the weekend along with additional events such as the “I Remember Gamble” contest, folk arts and crafts demonstrations, kids area, story-telling, Gamble Rogers performance and more. The ticket price will be drastically reduced over previous years to make the festival more attractive to younger and family audiences. But rest assured, the quality of entertainment that you have come to expect from us will be fully realized at the 2016 Gamble Rogers Music Festival. Save the weekend and plan to come celebrate the heritage music festival of our nation’s oldest city. Keep track of details by visiting www.gamblerogersfest.org or by dropping me an email at plinser074@gmail.com.