Sing Out Loud Festival returning in September

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The Sing Out Loud Music Festival, the largest free music festival in St. Johns County, is returning for three weekends in September 2018.

Hundreds of performances will take place at multiple music venues around St. Augustine in a celebration of local, regional and national singers, songwriters and musicians. The 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.

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 Sept. 1 and 23. Performances will be free and open to the public with reserved seating available during the Sept. 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 Sept. 22 Main Showcase, guaranteeing their seat location or access to the standing pit during the showcase. Tickets for the Main Showcase are on sale 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.

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