St Augustine Music and BBQ Festival: Rhythm & Ribs 2019

6 person band on stage with crowd in front at night 4 yellow beams of light pointing up to stage lighting above

Rhythm and Ribs 2018 Photo by Brian Miller

It’s St. Augustine’s annual festival of live music and award-winning BBQ – the 24th Rhythm & Ribs Festival Friday, April 5 – Sunday, April 7, 2019. Headliners on Friday night will be Billy Buchanan from 5:30 – 7:30 pm and PAPERCUTT from 8:00 – 10:00 pm. On Saturday, it’s Badfish, a Tribute to Sublime from 8:00 – 10:00 pm. Other bands Saturday afternoon and evening include the Pellicer Creek Band, Salt Driven Ride, and Firewater Tent Revival. On Sunday, listen to the West King String Band, followed by Jaybone and Them Vegabonds to close the festival.

Five national and regional BBQ champions from the Midwest and the Southeast will try their best to win the 2019 People’s Choice Award. Returning to Rhythm & Ribs this year are Carolina Rib King, winner of the People’s Choice Award in 2018, Desperado’s BBQ (Best Ribs, 2018), Off The Bone BBQ (Best Sauce, 2018), Johnson’s BBQ, and Florida’s own Porky n Beans. Expect plenty of festival fare to accompany the BBQ, from beer, lemonade, and soft drinks to French fries and corn dogs, plus sweet treats like funnel cakes and kettle corn.

The Festival is family friendly, with artisan vendors and a fun zone including rides, games, a rock climbing wall, and pony rides. Families, remember Sunday is Family Day with reduced admission and ride wristbands.

For additional information about the Festival and a photo gallery from the 2018 Festival, please visit their website. All proceeds from the Rhythm & Ribs Festival benefit local charities and international service projects. Presented by the St. Augustine Sunrise Rotary Club, it’s become one of St. Augustine’s largest festivals. Every year it draw many visitors from throughout the Southeast, so don’t wait to reserve your stay at Casa de Solana – just go online to make a reservation, or give us a call at (904) 824-3555.

24th Annual Rhythm & Ribs Festival
Location: Francis Field, 25 W. Castillo Drive, St. Augustine
Dates & Times:
Friday, April 5, 2019, from 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Admission: $10, children ages 15 and under free.  Wristbands for unlimited rides $20
Saturday, April 6, 2019, from 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Admission: $10, children ages 15 and under free.  Wristbands for unlimited rides $25
Sunday, April 7, 2019 from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Family Day Admission: $5, children ages 15 and under free.  Wristbands for unlimited rides $15

PLEASE NOTE: There are no advance ticket sales; cash only admission is paid at entry.
Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome; however, no pets or coolers are permitted.
Purchase and consumption of alcoholic beverages is limited to adults of legal drinking age with valid ID.