Have Gun, Will Travel among Tampa Bay artists joining Jason Isbell at Sing Out Loud Festival

The monthlong St. Augustine concert series kicks off on Saturday.

click to enlarge Matt Burke of Have Gun, Will Travel, which plays the Colonial Oak Showcase as part of Sing Out Loud Festival in St. Augustine, Florida on September 7, 2018. - Chris Spires c/o Gasparilla Music Festival
Chris Spires c/o Gasparilla Music Festival
Matt Burke of Have Gun, Will Travel, which plays the Colonial Oak Showcase as part of Sing Out Loud Festival in St. Augustine, Florida on September 7, 2018.

Creative Loafing has not been shy about our appreciation for the hard work that the staff and volunteers at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre are doing. The seaside shed was a must-visit spot in our Summer Guide, and we even took a drive to see Paramore, Soccer Mommy and Foster the People bring their lone Florida stop to Anastasia State Park (FTP did, however, just announce a November show at Miami's House of Creatives festival).

SUMMER GUIDE 2018
St. Augustine Amphitheatre concerts should be on your summer to-do lists 

Well, it looks like organizers — who recently reported an additional $1.2 million in revenue above what was expected from events this year — want some of the Tampa Bay area in their lives, too.

The monthlong Sing Out Loud Festival takes place at multiple St. Augustine venues and kicks off this weekend with free shows by more than half a dozen bands including Mountain Goats, David Dondero, Al Riggs and The Weepies. Also included in the Sing Out Loud agenda are Bay area acts Have Gun, Will Travel (playing Sept. 7), Dave Decker and Kristopher James (both playing on Sept. 15). There's also a September 21 showcase at Nobby's which includes Dan Padilla, Navin Ave. and Flat Stanley.

A trio of Florida-based CL favorites — Lauris Vidal (Sept. 8), Beartoe (Sept. 16) and Hot Water Music's Chuck Ragan (Sept. 22) — are also on the bill.

Most every show is free-to-attend save for a September 22 showcase featuring Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, The Decemberists and Lucero. CL will also be on hand September 20 when we participate in Sing Out Loud's "Perspectives on the Florida Music Scene" panel discussion. More info on Sing Out Loud's many activities is available via singoutloudfestival.com.

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Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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