Boats on the Dock

Lullaby of the Rivers presents

The River Expo

DATE: Sunday, May 21, 2023
TIME: Noon to 6pm
PLACE: The Front Porch at St. Augustine Amphitheater

Everyone's Invited!

Lullaby of the Rivers presents The River Expo, a celebration of Florida rivers

Some of the finest performers in the region will be there, including Flagship Romance, the Duffy Bishop Band, the Carpetbaggers, and our own Bob Patterson. There will most definitely be dancing.

Our goal is to get people out experiencing Florida’s rivers and springs, and the prizes offered at the The River Expo raffle may do just that. Raffle prizes include tickets to river adventures, discounts at river lodges and campgrounds, boating equipment and more. Winners will be chosen between acts. When you’re not dancing or buying raffle tickets, the AMP is selling alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and food will be available from food trucks in the parking lot.
The River Expo also introduces THE GREAT LULLABY OF THE RIVERS EXPEDITION. Bob Patterson’s stories are familiar to folks throughout Florida. This is an opportunity to see where they take place. On the Expedition, Bob will guide fellow travelers down the Ocklawaha River to the sites of some of his most famous stories. Seats will be for sale at the event.

Proceeds from The River Expo benefit Lullaby of the Rivers’ Raising Water Protectors program. Curricula from this program can be used in any school to teach children about rivers. If you would like to support this program, please consider donating with a check or using the SPONSOR link below.


More than 50 people volunteered to make the festival possible. Many contributed in the weeks before the festival, and many worked the entire weekend. Huge thank you to Lullaby of the Rivers Festival volunteers!
Lullaby of the Rivers also recognizes and appreciates the following sponsors, exhibitors, vendors, raffle donors and others who provided funds, materials and services for the festival.

A1A Solar Contracting
About Time Food Truck

Aldi – St. Augustine
Alligator Farm

The Beacon Listening Room

Bikini Bee Company

Bob Patterson

Broudy’s Liquors

Carol Kramer

Carrabba’s Italian Grill

Celestino’s Wine Room

Center for Biological Diversity

Cherie & Autry Liverman

Community Nourishment

Crawford Boyd
Daniel Liebowitz

Debra Weller

Dog Rose Brewing

Dr. Gregory Tarantola, DDS

Dr. Linda’s Products

Eclipse Recording Company

The Ecologica

El Mariachi Loco

Fish Island Community Alliance

Five Star Pizza

Floaters Portable Sanitation
Florida Folk Festival

Florida Right To Clean Water

Florida Water Tours

Florida Water Warriors

Fountain of Youth

Friends of Anastasia State Park
Gene Griffin

Green Papaya

Gypsy Cab

Harry Waranch

Herbie Wiles Insurance

Hillbilly Willie’s

Hugh Malloch

I Love Pierogi
Jim Stafford, Eclipse Recording
Joan Kramer

John Dickie IV
John Pilecki

Jorge Rivera, First Coast TV

Jule’s Art Tours
Larry Diaz
Mary’s Harborview Cafe

MaS Keene

Meek Fair Trade

Mister Soaee NE FL

National Investor Publishing

Natural Awakenings
Ned Pollack

Norma Sherry Spatique

North Florida Folk Network

North Florida Sales

North Shores Improvement Association

Novel Libations

OC White’s Restaurant

Paddle Florida

Panera Bread

Piesano’s Pizza

PRP Wine

Publix – Vilano Beach

Royal Beets

Sallie O’Hara, Tara Hill Specialties, LLC

Sherry Weber

Sierra Club of Northeast Florida

Skinny Lizard Screen Printing & Embroidery

St. Augustine Amphitheatre

St. Augustine Distillery

St. Augustine Entertainer

St. Augustine Lighthouse

St. Augustine Luffa

St. Johns Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve
St. Johns County Audubon Society

St. Johns County Solid Waste

St. Johns Environmental Caucus

Stetson Kennedy Foundation

Paddle Florida

Tale Tellers of St. Augustine

Top Down Shaved Ice

Tradewinds Tropical Lounge

Upcycle It

Viktoria Koval Mandala Artist

Vilano Beach Main Street

Virginia LaSalle

Visit St. Augustine

Westside Studios

Will McLean FoundaBon

2023 Performers

The Currys

The Currys

Sauce Boss

Acoustic Anomaly

Amy Hendrickson

Bad Dog Mama

Bob Patterson

Bridge Street Vibe


Bear and Robert

Doug Spears

Duffy Bishop Band



Harri Buffalo

Harri Buffalo

John Dickie

Katherine Archer - Remedy Tree

Katherine Archer

Lonesome Bert’s Thick and Thin String Band

Michael Jordan

Sam Pacetti

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2023 Storytellers


Debra Weller

12:00pm – Saturday, April 22nd
Springs Stage, North Shores Park

Kathy Duffy

Kathy Duffy

12:30pm – Saturday, April 22nd
Springs Stage, North Shores Park

Drew Sappington

Drew Sappington

1:00pm – Saturday, April 22nd
Springs Stage, North Shores Park


Chris Kastle

12:30pm – Sunday, April 23rd
Springs Stage, North Shores Park

The Storytelling Sims

Storytelling Sims

1:00pm – Sunday, April 23rd
Springs Stage, North Shores Park

Natalie Beltrami

1:30pm – Sunday, April 23rd
Springs Stage, North Shores Park

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Our Mission

The Lullaby of the Rivers Festival mission is to awaken and nurture connections to nature in gatherings of all ages, with music and stories that inspire environmental awareness and consciousness through performances, workshops, interactive exhibitions, and partnership programs.

Thanks for a Great Festival!