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The third annual Lullaby of the Rivers Festival takes place on Earth Day weekend, April 21, 22 & 23, 2023. The festival is held in Vilano Beach at North Shores Community Park, 120 Meadow Avenue, St. Augustine, FL 32084.

Bob Patterson, well-known activist and legendary in the Florida music community, has lined up some of the region’s most talented musicians to come and play at the Lullaby of the Rivers Festival. Music, storytelling and Open Mics happen throughout the weekend on the outdoor Rivers Stage at North Shores Community Park in Vilano Beach, and the Springs Stage inside the North Shores Community Center, where people can eat while enjoying performances. Food trucks and vendors are located nearby.

The Lullaby of the Rivers Festival is an Earth Day event with an Earth Day Fair and an extraordinary lineup of performers playing music and telling stories. Now in its third year, the festival seeks to awaken and nurture connections to nature by using music and stories as a means to inspire environmental awareness.

Schedule of Events

FRIDAY, April 21st

North Shores Park

  • 3:00pm – 5:00pm | Peace Dances Dances of Universal Peace are simple, meditative and fun circle dances that bring together chants and music from the world’s spiritual traditions, evoking peace and healing for the Earth and all Beings. All words, melodies and movements are taught before each individual Dance.Hakim Tomi Greentree is a long-time singer, guitarist and Peace Dance leader, who has offered these Dances throughout the world.
  • 5:00pm – 8:00pm | Jam Session
  • 6:00pm – Dusk | River Cleanup

SATURDAY, April 22nd

Rivers Stage, North Shores Park

  • 10:00am | Youth Programming
  • 11:00am | Duffy Bishop / Chris Carlson / Kat Archer
  • 12:00pm | Bad Dog Mama
  • 12:45pm | Michael Jordan
  • 1:30pm | Acoustic Anomaly
  • 2:15pm | Bear and Robert
  • 3:00pm | Katherine Archer
  • 3:45pm | Lonesome Bert’s Thick ‘n Thin String Band
  • 4:30pm | Sam Pacetti
  • 5:15pm | Doug Spears
  • 6:00pm | The Currys
  • 7:00pm | Duffy Bishop Band

Springs Stage, North Shores Park

  • 12:00pm | Deb Weller
  • 12:30pm | Kathy Duffy
  • 1:00pm | Drew Sappington
  • 1:30pm | The Flajberries
  • 2:00pm – 4:00pm | Open Mic with The Flajberries
  • 4:00pm – 4:30pm | Harri Buffalo

SUNDAY, April 23rd

Rivers Stage, North Shores Park

  • 12:00pm | Dunehoppers
  • 12:45pm | Amy Hendrickson
  • 1:30pm | Sauce Boss
  • 2:45pm | John Dickie
  • 3:30pm | Bob Patterson
  • 4:15pm | Carpetbaggers

Springs Stage, North Shores Park

  • 12:30pm | Chris Kastle
  • 1:00pm | Storytelling Sims
  • 1:30pm | Natalie Beltrami
  • 2:00pm | Bridge Street Vibe
  • 2:30pm | The Flajberries
  • 3:00pm – 4:00pm | Open Mic with The Flajberries

2023 Festival Sponsors

North Florida Sales

North Florida Folk Festival

Trade Winds Lounge

Will McLean Foundation

Visit St. Augustine

Herbie Wiles Insurance Company

Florida Folk Festival

Eclipse Recording Studio

Stetson Kennedy Foundation

Sierra Club

Mary’s Harbor View Cafe

O.C. Whites

Skinny Lizard

The Amp

2023 Raffle Sponsors

  • Florida Water Tours
  • Alligator Farm
  • PRP Wine
  • St. Augustine Lighthouse
  • Celestino’s
  • Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse
  • Green Papaya
  • St. Augustine Distillery
  • Piesano’s Pizza
  • Carrabba’s Italian Grill
  • Five Star Pizza
  • Virginia LaSalle

2023 Musicians

The Currys

The Currys

Sauce Boss

Acoustic Anomaly

Amy Hendrickson

Bad Dog Mama

Bob Patterson

Bridge Street Vibe

Carpetbaggers

Bear and Robert

Doug Spears

Duffy Bishop Band

Dunehoppers

Flajberries

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

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

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.

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