Lions Seafood Festival March 4-6 Christian Lopez Band to headline

February 22, 2016
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West Virginia singer-songwriter Lopez and his band will perform on the festival’s main stage at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday March 5, and at 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Sunday March 6. The group has been touring the country, opening for the Zac Brown Band and Dave Matthews Band while garnering impressive reviews for their Americana-folk sound and new album, Onward. In addition to winning the Belk Modern Musician Showcase, the band was declared “Best Newcomer” at the Americana Music Festival and Conference by Rolling Stone magazine.

Other acts performing during the three-day festival include the Florida State Bluegrass Band, Lonesome Bert & the Skinny Lizards and Linda Cole, niece of Nat “King” Cole. [See complete festival entertainment schedule below]

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Family fun can be had in the Kidz Zone, Pirate Village and Spanish Landing, where entertainment will include the Clown Adventure, Mayhem the Pirate Magician and Nutter Interactive percussion. Kids’ rides will be available all day with a discount ride wristband. Kids will also be able to come and meet their favorite superhero or fairy tale princess.

Celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, the St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival is a three-day extravaganza featuring boatloads of seafood, entertainment and more than 100 artists and crafters. With everything from lobster tail and conch fritters, to southern fried shrimp, octopus, wild salmon, jambalaya and blue crab burritos on the menu, the festival offers something for all seafood lovers. More than a dozen food vendors will also offer BBQ, pizza, desserts and more.

In addition to presenting sponsor Winn-Dixie, festival sponsors include The St. Augustine Record,, Money Pages, Beach 105.5, RE/MAX 100 Realty, Fresh from Florida® and United Rentals.

Francis Field is located at 25 W. Castillo Drive, next to the downtown parking garage. Hours are 3 to 9 p.m. Friday March 4, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday March 5 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday March 6. Admission is $5 for adults; children 15 and under are free. Active duty military with ID are also free. Proceeds from the festival benefit the charitable activities of the St. Augustine Lions Foundation. For more information, email, call 904-829-1753 or visit

35th St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival Entertainment Schedule

Friday March 4

Main Stage
Emcee: Jim Stafford
4 p.m.: House Cats
5 p.m.  House Cats
6 p.m.: Bill Doyle Quartet
7 p.m.: Bill Doyle Quartet with Linda Cole
8 p.m.: Bill Doyle Quartet with Linda Cole
Spanish Landing 
4:30 p.m.: TBA
5:30 p.m.: Boo Boo the Clown Adventure
6:30 p.m.: TBA

Saturday March 5

Main Stage
Emcees: Ernie & Debi Evans
11 a.m.: Gabe Valla & Lis Williamson
12 p.m.: John Dickie with Collapsible B
1 p.m.: Christian Lopez Band 
2 p.m.: Lonesome Bert & the Skinny Lizards
3 p.m.: Gabe Valla & Lis Williamson
4 p.m:  John Dickie with Collapsible B
5 p.m.: Christian Lopez Band 
6 p.m.: Lonesome Bert & the Skinny Lizards
7 p.m.: Billy Buchanan Duo
8 p.m.: Billy Buchanan Duo
Spanish Landing
11 a.m.: Boo Boo the Clown Adventure
12 p.m.: Meet the MINIONS!
1 p.m.: Ray Nutter Interactive Percussion
2 p.m.: Meet Little Mermaid
3 p.m.: Boo Boo the Clown Adventure
4 p.m.: Ray Nutter Interactive Percussion
5 p.m.: Meet Iron Man Super Hero
6 p.m.: Boo Boo the Clown Adventure

Sunday March 6

Emcees: Ernie & Debi Evans
11:30 a.m.:  Florida State Bluegrass Band
12:30 p.m.: Christian Lopez Band
1:30 p.m.:  The Skinny – Taylor & Pamela Fausset
2:30 p.m.:  Florida State Bluegrass Band
  3:30 p.m.:  Christian Lopez Band
Spanish Landing
11 a.m.: Boo Boo the Clown Adventure
12 p.m.: Meet Tiana the Frog Princess & Ella
1 p.m.: Ray Nutter Interactive Percussion
2 p.m.: Boo Boo the Clown Adventure
3 p.m.: Meet Spider Man
4 p.m.: Katherine Archer

Family Entertainment – Pirate Village

Pirate Face Painting
Sword Fights
Pirate Magic and Mischief
Pirate Artifacts
Pirate Craft for Kiddies

Fun Around the Festival Grounds

Katherine Archer – Strolling Minstrel
Clown Magic & Fun – Strolling
Pirate Minstrel – Strolling
Ronald McDonald on Saturday 1 to 3 p.m.
Famous Characters – Strolling
Interactive Sand Creations
Crafts 4 Kids – Paper Hats, Balloons, Coloring
Face Painting
Rides – Kidz Fun Zone

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