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Date: May 3-19, 2024
Time: Times vary by day / event
Location: Several venues in downtown St. Augustine

About the Romanza Festivale of Music & the Arts

There is so much talent in the St. Augustine area.  From music to dance to artwork to theatre and storytelling.  The Romanza Festivale of Music and the Arts showcases that creativity with productions by dozens of talented Arts and Cultural non-profit organizations.

Held annually, usually at the beginning of May, the Festivale generally spans two weeks.  There are daily events that feature concerts, shows, exhibits and more. The events are held at several venues throughout St. Augustine.  A handful of those venues are:  Lewis Auditorium / Flagler College, Limelight Theatre, Lincolnville Museum & Cultural Center, The Waterworks, Ancient City Baptist Church and St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church to name a few.

And, great news…most events are Free.

Each year, several headliners are featured.

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Headliners for 2024

2024 finds the Romanza Festivale featuring a very special headline act … the Legendary Count Basie Orchestra at Lewis Auditorium!  Founded by William James “Count” Basie in 1935, the band continues under the direction of trumpeter Scotty Barnhart, a Florida A&M University graduate and professor of jazz trumpet at Florida State University.  Experience the dynamic sounds of classic jazz music as they perform live! Clearly an unforgettable event.

Additional Headliners include:

* Wednesday, May 8     — Duo Arpeggione
* Friday, May 10            — Linda Cole Sings and Swings!
* Friday, May 17            — Con Brio String Quartet
* Saturday, May 18       — Luca Ciarla

Additionally, some of the other events taking place are Wine Tastings, Latin American Festival, Community Drumming, Chamber Music Series, Storytelling and so much more!

Truly something for everyone!  A great way to experience all the talented people in the St. Augustine area.

Romanza is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that promotes and produces cultural events. These events showcase St. Augustine’s vibrant living culture, enhance the quality of life for residents and that create a positive lasting impression of the Nation’s Most Romantic City for visitors.

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