A Weekend of Blues and Bluegrass

The First Coast will be two music festivals this weekend! This is a great chance to expand your musical horizons and see some of the finest musicians in their genres perform in all one place.
Get a case of the blues with the 4th Annual St. Augustine Bluz Fest at Hurricane Patty’s. This three-day event runs from February 12th to the 14th and will feature music from Zora Young, Calvin Newborn, Ben Champion, Willie Green, Tony O, Jaidd & Mike Hart, Josh Miller and Jim Mckaba. Admission to the St. Augustine Bluz Fest is free on the 12th and the 13th and just $5 on the 14th. For more information call 540-1449 or visit bluzcompany.com.
Get ready for some serious pickin’ on the 12th through the 14th. The 5th Annual Palatka Bluegrass Festival at Rodeheaver Boys’ Ranch in Palatka promises to be worth the drive. Artists on the schedule include the Gary Waldrep Band, the Grascals, Larry Sparks & the Lonesome Ramblers, Nothin’ Fancy, the Primitive Quartet, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder and many, many more. Tickets are $35 per day for adults and $85 for the whole festival. Kids ages 6 through 13 are just $15 per day and $45 for the whole shebang. Rug rats under 6 are free. For more info, visit aandabluegrass.com or call (706) 864-7203.