Every year, the St. Augustine Music Festival returns to bring us toe-tapping musical melodies. Indulge your senses with fantastic classical music from both seasoned and up-and-coming artists alike. You won’t want to miss this finely organized, 6-day festival filled with amazing performances. St. Augustine hosts so many events, it’s hard to choose which is the best to attend. Use our Vacation Guide to uncover all of the annual festivals held in the area, as well as to find suggestions for the best local restaurants and excursion in the city. Begin planning your trip to our historic destination today.
A Few Details about the St. Augustine Music Festival
Where is the Festival Held?
While the Cathedral Basilica is an iconic St. Augustine destination in itself, it also serves as the venue for this esteemed event. As you appreciate the artistic talent of the musician, you can also take in the immaculate vaulted ceiling, stained glass windows, and intricate paintings. It’s the perfect combination to dabble in a few of the finer things in life.
How Much Does the Festival Cost?
An independent, not-for-profit group hosts the exciting annual event. That said, they originally had the goal of providing patrons with beautiful music at absolutely no cost. Since its’ establishment, this fact has always remained true! And, now that the festival has grown in popularity over the years, it is officially the USA’s largest free classical music festival. There’s no reason not to attend this popular event!
Who Has Performed at This Event?
If you’re already a classical music fan, you’ll be excited to hear that we’ve seen established performers like Diaz Trio, Elissa Lee Koljonen, and Stephen Robinson come through for the free event. Former up-and-coming artists, such a violinist Nigel Armstrong, have also risen to fame by getting exposure here in St. Augustine! But, even if you’re not familiar with many classical musicians, you should still check out this year’s featured artists to become familiar with their unique instrumental specialties and interesting stories.
Are There Other Performances I Can See?
Of course, there are plenty more events and festivals that come to entertain the people of St. Augustine every year! Another popular music festival, in particular, is Sing Out Loud. This is St. John’s County’s largest free music festival that features a wider variety of music genres. Whether you’re into soul, bluegrass, punk rock, or anything in between, you’ll find the beat that’s right for you!
Our historic inn is only a 4-minute walk to the St. Augustine Music Festival venue. So after you’ve spent the day listening to relaxing tunes, you can make the short trek to one of our lovely accommodations like the Juli Room. Maintain your relaxed state by the cozy fireplace, or wrap yourself in the soft sheets of the king-size bed. It’s the perfect way to end an inspiring day exploring the unique offerings of St. Augustine.