Sing out Loud Music Festival

We’re excited to announce that the Betty Griffin Center has been named as the local nonprofit to receive donations raised at the Sing Out Loud Festival headliner event on Sept. 22, 2018 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre.

For that show, fans can secure a ticket by donating at least $25 to the Betty Griffin Center. Tickets for the performance are on sale now — and can be purchased only at

The headliners of the September festival are Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, The Decemberists and Lucero –  all performing on Sept. 22.

Other headliners include Rising Appalachia, The Mountain Goats, Leftover Salmon, Propagandhi, War On Women, The Weepies, Chuck Ragan, Tim Barry, Southern Avenue, The Commonheart, David Dondero, Leah Song and Al Riggs.

More shows with local and regional artists will be announced later.

Sing Out Loud will feature hundreds of performances over the course of four weekends starting on Sept. 1.

Venues are still being secured, and most performances will be in or around downtown St. Augustine. However, the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall is being integrated into the festival this year.

Ryan Murphy, the director of St. John’s County Cultural Events Division and organizer of the festival, said the artists helped decide which charity to assist with the show.

Two years ago, the festival helped raise money for victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting through the United Way.  In 2017, the festival provided some relief for residents dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.

The festival is paid for by a grant from the Tourist Development Council — which oversees funds from the county “bed tax” — and sponsorship provided by Community First Credit Union.

We are honored Betty Griffin Center was selected as the charity for Sing Out Loud in 2018 – giving music lovers a fun way to contribute to our nonprofit agency and help fund the very important work we do – offering protection and services for the victims of domestic violence and their minor children and/or victims of sexual assault and their families in St. Johns County.”

For more information about the Sing Out Loud Festival, visit