2022 Music Lineup

SATURDAY APRIL 30

EAST STAGE- Palmetto Ave & 1st St

10am-12:30pm    Sherry Farmer & Ric Scoles   Variety

12:30pm-3pm   Chuck Culbertson   Variety 

3pm-6pm    Casey Brents    Variety

WEST STAGE-Magnolia Square

12pm-3pm    Luis Alfredo Garcia   Classical, Flamenco

3pm-6pm     Cat Ridgeway    Variety

HENRY’S DEPOT FRONT PORCH

12pm-2pm    Kaci-Jo     Variety
 
2pm-4pm     Nora Ricci    Country Rock/Alternative/Blues 
 
4pm-6pm     John Valeri     Jazz 
 
7pm-10pm     Maygen Navarro (inside The Basin)     Variety, Pop, Blues 
 

SUNDAY MAY 1

EAST STAGE-Palmetto Ave & 1st St

10am-12:30pm    Sherry Farmer & Ric Scoles    Variety

12:30-pm-2:30pm     Chuck Culbertson   Variety

2:30pm-5pm       Casey Brents    Variety

WEST STAGE-Magnolia Square

11am-2pm   Luis Alfredo Garcia   Classical, Flamenco

2pm-5pm     Cat Ridgeway    Variety

HENRY’S DEPOT FRONT PORCH

12pm-2:30pm    Max Miller     Alternative
 
2:30pm-5pm    Rhenn Again     Variety

 

Performer Bio’s

Chuck Culbertson is a singer, guitarist, songwriter who performs in the central Florida area.
He sings in a variety of styles, from Rock, to Jazz and Country.
He was the guitarist for one of the touring versions of the vocal group, “The Platters.”
A self taught musician who later studied music  at Seminole State College, and the University of Central Florida

Chuck has performed at these notable venues:
House of Blues (Orlando, Fl), Bluebird Cafe (Nashville, Tennessee), Eddies Attic (Decauter, Georgia), Cantors (Los Angeles, Ca.), Staccato Piano Bar (Washington D.C.) Jammin’ Java (Vienna, Virginia,) The Social (Orlando, Fl),Will’s Pub (Orlando, Fl.) Little Fish Huge Pond (Sanford, Fl)

 

 

Luis Alfredo Garcia (a.k.a. Luis Lefty) is a Puerto Rican classical guitarist with formal training at the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico, and the University of Central Florida.  Luis Lefty has been performing and entertaining in Central Florida for over 20 years. His music selection is sophisticated, colorful, and passionate.  He has developed a unique sound of Latin-Jazz, and Flamenco fusion – it can be simply described as “smooth jazz on caffeine”.  It is not unusual during Luis’ performances to see people start dancing!
 
 

 

 

Sherry Farmer Strange

Born in Atlanta, Sherry hails from a musical family with her Mother singing in church choirs and on gospel radio in South Carolina as a teenager along & Maternal Grandfather Hoke singing and playing a variety of stringed instruments playing contra and square dances in the South Carolina & Georgia area.

Musical influences in addition to those from the family include Motown, Rock, Folk, Jazz, R&B, Country, Bluegrass and the list continues to grow.  Writing & composing songs since childhood, Sherry began opening for local rock bands in her early 20’s playing local pubs & parties.  Playing her favorite guitar she inherited from Grandpa Hoke, she performed as a solo act performing her own arrangements of rock, blues, folk and original tunes, with a few classic rock bands and a bluegrass fusion band along the way. Sherry also performed as a vocalist on the convention circuit for a number of years in a variety of band formats, along with fronting a jazz quartet.  Not one to put all of her musical eggs in one basket, Sherry is a vocal chameleon & stylist that puts her own style into every song she sings.  You’re sure to enjoy the listening experience.

Click here to listen to an original tune from Sherry!

Ric Scoles

Born in a time period 90 years later than his musical sound he transcends time with his banjo.  Playing the instrument like it has no history of its own, Ric blends his original sound with hues of his mentors and composes works that range from a Gangster Banjo Prohibition Era sound to Gershwin style ballads to flaming bluegrass banjo at lightning speed.  Energetic, interesting & melodic, everyone leaves a bigger banjo fan than when they first arrived.

 

 

 

 

 

Cat Ridgeway

Cat Ridgeway is a skilled singer/songwriter from Orlando, FL known for her soulful vocals, high energy, and magnetic stage presence. Her latest release, ‘Nice to Meet You,’ has jumped up 59 spots to #66 on the Americana album chart and moved up to #8 on the Americana Bubblin’ Up album chart (after staying at #10 for 3 weeks straight). Her leading single, “Giving You Up,” has tied for #5 most-added Americana single, reached #6 on the Americana Bubblin’ Up single chart, and moved up 129 spots to #71 on the Americana single chart. While these numbers may seem humble, they are quite impressive for an independent artist pitching to commercial radio for the very first time.

Cat recently caught the attention of hit songwriter Shawn Mullins (known for his 1998 chart-topper “Lullaby”) and has since played shows and co-written with him. Cat also has shared bills with acts like Arcade Fire, Leon Bridges, Brandi Carlile, and Jason Isbell; and in 2016, indie rock duo Tegan and Sara personally selected Cat as the winner of their worldwide cover contest.

With a voice much bigger than she is, anywhere she plays, a buzz is sure to follow.

Casey Brents is a musician and producer based in Orlando, FL.

Casey has spent the last 10 years entertaining at events like the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions, NASCAR’s Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona, and for organizations including MasterCard, LPGA, Advent Health, Walt Disney World, and countless others.  His music has been featured locally on 89.9 WUCF and 91.5 WPRK.  Always a crowd favorite, he performs a wide variety of song selections spanning nearly a century of popular music and appears regularly at restaurants, clubs, and bars across Central Florida.

instagram@caseybrents

youtube.com/caseybrentsofficial

facebook.com/caseybrents

 

Guidelines

The St. Johns River Festival of the Arts, Inc. is looking for solos, duos, trios and SMALL GROUPS of performing artists who would like to perform in (10×10) acoustic-type venues located in three locations on the art festival route. We will be considering performers within these categories:

Classical, Jazz, Folk, Contemporary Bluegrass, Rhythm & Blues, Caribbean, Latin, Easy listening, Indie.

PLEASE READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING. THESE ARE IMPORTANT TO YOUR PERFORMANCE.
NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE, SO PLEASE READ NOW TO AVOID ANY MISUNDERSTANDINGS AT THE FESTIVAL.

  • Group leader must report to your assigned tent 30 minutes prior to your performance time. *Your entire group must report to your assigned tent 15 minutes prior to your performance time. You will have 15 minutes to set up (while the previous group is striking). You will be assigned a specific time slot. You must start and finish according to the times based on your assigned slot.
  • The performance space is a 10’x10′ tent. Your group must fit in the tent with a little overflow out the front. There is no storage space for instrument cases except in the tent.
  • You may bring signage announcing your group. You must supply an easel or other supporting device to display any signage.
  • Only LIGHT amplification is permitted.
  • Simple recorded accompaniment is permitted. Tracks that are an integral part of the performance are permitted but are not preferred. The accompaniment must be either CD or MP3 and will be played on equipment the Festival will supply. NOTE – PRIORITY FOR ACCEPTANCE TO THE FESTIVAL WILL BE GIVEN TO GROUPS THAT NEED NO RECORDED ACCOMPANIMENT.
    • There are chairs available for performers but we must know in advance so we can move chairs to your performance area.
    • Instrumentation rules- No high volume percussion instruments will be permitted.

The music coordinators will control volume levels so as not to disturb artists that are in nearby tents communicating with customers.

Be prepared to carry any instruments to the performance venue. Parking may not be close!

  • CDs, t-shirts, posters, anything else group-related may be sold – 100% of sale goes to performer. You must supply a person to handle sales. The Festival will supply a 2’x4′ table and a chair. An electrical outlet will be provided for a credit card machine. Sales of your items will be permitted during your performance and for 10 minutes after your performance.
  • Recorded music of group (MP3/CD only) will be allowed after performance for 15 minutes while next group is setting up.
  • We encourage you to publicize your performance. You will have your performance schedule in advance of Festival dates.
  • There is no charge for you to perform and sell promotion items; likewise there is only minimal compensation provided by the Festival. Compensation is derived from music sponsors and vary year to year.
  • You may request time slots on both days of the Festival. As part of this application you will find a schedule of time slots. Please make a first, second, and third request on the day you want to perform. If you want to perform both days, make three choices on EACH DAY.
  • Multiple time slots on the same day MAY be available. If you want multiple slots on the same day, please indicate that on your application. You will not be
    assigned consecutive time slots.

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