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We have partnered with the St. Johns Cultural Council to present "Live from The Waterworks: A Gamble Rogers Concert Series" to celebrate the legendary recording artist Gamble Rogers whose balladry and storytelling helped to shape American folk music! On the third Saturday of each month, a local or regional musician will open for a nationally known act at The Waterworks (184 San Marco Avenue), built in 1898 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

We still have a few tickets left for our December show!

Winter Season tickets on sale now and include preferred seating and a complimentary beverage! Individual show tickets are also available at the above Purchase Tickets button.

Beer, wine and other beverages will be available for purchase. Ticket fees will go to support the nonprofit Gamble Rogers Folk Festival (a 501-3C) held on April 14th, 15th and 16th, 2023, at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds.


The Gamble Rogers Folk Festival is delighted to announce that we are returning to our old stomping grounds at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds! Not only that, we are changing our date to the 14th, 15th, and 16th of April 2023!! We hope you all will make plans to join us this spring for wonderful music, multiple stages, camping, food trucks, local artisans and vendors! Though we shall ever be grateful to the Colonial Quarter and the Colonial Oak Stage for hosting our event for these past many years, we are happily growing and expanding our scope for the future.

This Gamble Rogers Folk Festival event is made possible with support from the St. Johns County Tourist Development Council and the St. Johns Cultural Council to not only serve the community and surrounding area, but to also honor the legacy and memory of the late Gamble Rogers. We look forward to having you and your family join us for our 27th year. Thanks, as ever, for your generous support!!


2023 Festival Headliners will be announced soon!


The 27th annual Gamble Rogers Folk Festival will be held April 14th, 15th and 16th, 2023 at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds. We are excited be returning to our former home and hope to see you there next spring!
We are currently accepting applications for performers through December 31st, 2022. Please click the link below to apply. Thanks for your interest in being a part of our festival!