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 and Bozard Ford!

Voted St. Augustine’s Best Festival by the readers of The St. Augustine Record
2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2021.                             

Voted St. Augustine’s Best Food Festival by the readers of Folio Weekly 2019!

  • Award-winning regional and national BBQ champions
  • 3 Days of Live Music
  • Great Vendors
  • Children’s Games, Rides, and Fun Foods

This is the 25th year of the Rhythm & Ribs Festival in St. Augustine, Florida and once again, sure to be voted the people’s choice for St. Augustine’s Best Festival.

Rhythm & Ribs will be held October 15th, 16th, and 17th, 2021, 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:

Tickets are available online at www.bigtickets.com/events/rhythm-ribs-festival/2021/

Friday, October 15th: 5-10 p.m. – $10 online, $15 cash or credit card at the gate

Saturday, October 16th: Noon-2 p.m. – $10 cash or credit card at the gate

                                          All day – $35 at the online or at the gate

Sunday, October 17th: Noon-5 p.m.  Family Day $5 cash or credit card at the gate 

VIP Weekend Access: Available online and at gate– $150

No re-entry with general admission tickets

“At the Gate” Admission – Cash or Credit Card

15 & Under-FREE

Festival Rules:

No outside food/drinks, No Dogs, No Pets, No Tents, No Overnight Camping, No Overnight Parking.

Lawn Chairs and blankets allowed in designated areas only.  Area will be marked clearly. 

Thank you for your cooperation & we look forward to seeing you on the field!

About St. Augustine Sunrise Rotary Cub

Formed in 1988 as an offshoot of the Noon Club with 35 charter members. Today we are 66 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. People of all ages 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.