Rhythm & Ribs

Rhythm & Ribs

Rhythm & Ribs

Voted 2015 Best Festival in St Augustine | April 1, 2, 3 2016

About Us

Presented by the St. Augustine Sunrise Rotary Club, Bozard Ford & Camping World!

Voted St. Augustine’s Best Festival:
2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014 and 2015

Award Winning Bar-B-Que from 7 regional and national BBQ champions
Great, Continuous Live Music
Arts, Crafts and Vendors
Children’s Games, Rides and Activities

This is the 23rd year of the Rhythm & Ribs Festival in St. Augustine, Florida. In 2015 we were once again voted BEST FESTIVAL in St. Augusine after placing as 1st Runner-Up Best Festival 2010 through 2012! (only second to the First Friday Artwalk event series held at downtown St. Augustine shops monthly).

Rhythm & Ribs will be held April 6th, 7th and 8th, 2018, at the Francis Field located behind the Visitors Information Center and parking garage, on West Castillo Drive, between U.S. 1 and South Castillo Drive (A1A) right in the heart of historic downtown St. Augustine (our nation’s oldest city, founded in 1565).

Admission and Festival Times:

Friday, April 6th – 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM Entry $10 Adult, kids 15 and under free
Saturday, April 7th – 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM Entry $10 Adult, kids 15 and under free
Sunday, April 8th – 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM Entry $5 Adult, kids 15 and under free

About St. Augustine Sunrise Rotary Cub

Formed in 1988 as an offshoot of the Noon Club with 35 charter members. Today we are 86 leaders within our professions and our community, who get together once a week for fellowship and an opportunity to give back to our community and the world.

Rhythm & Ribs is an all volunteer effort of many more people than just our club members. Over 340 volunteers put in over 2,000 hours to run the festival for three days. Additionally, thousands of hours are spent planning the festival throughout each year.

All the members of the St. Augustine Sunrise Rotary Club volunteer most of their weekend alongside their many friends and supporters of Rhythm & Ribs.

History of the Festival

Rhythm & Ribs was founded by St. Augustine Sunrise Rotary in 1995 as an event from which all proceeds are donated to charitable organizations for local and international service oriented projects, as well as providing a fun filled weekend for the whole community.

What began as a small Barbeque Fest (its original name) has grown each year and attracts music lovers and barbeque aficionados from all over the Southeast and beyond. Over 25,000 visitors come to enjoy the fun over the Festival weekend.

As the Festival has grown, the music lineup has expanded to include headliners such as JJ GREY & MOFRO, Sister Hazel, Rusted Root, Leon Russell, Dave Mason and the Marshall Tucker Band, along with many well loved local and regional musicians.

Mark your Calendars!
Upcoming Rhythm & Ribs Festival dates through the year 2018:

2018: April 6th, 7th, 8th



Bozard Ford Lincoln
Camping World
Canan Law
Dunkin Donuts
Sight & Sound Productions