February 4, 2018
Rhythm and Ribs Festival in April
By: Jamie Narehood
St. Augustine's Annual Rhythm & Ribs
April 6-8, 2018 | Francis Field
What began as the small Barbeque Fest has grown into St. Augustine's monster festival, each year attracting music lovers and BBQ enthusiasts from all over the Southeast and beyond. Over 25,000 visitors come to St. Augustine to share their love for St. Augustine's Rhythm & Ribs spectacular! Over the years, the music line-up has featured such headliners 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. This year's Friday night headliner is Devon Allman with guest Duane Betts Click here for full schedule. Other things to enjoy include arts and crafts vendors; children’s games, rides, and activities; and the Kiss the Pig contest.
Accommodations in St Augustine are hard to come by in April, so book early. The place to stay is Bayfront Westcott House. This St. Augustine waterfront historic home was built in 1880 and offers 16 luxurious rooms; a complimentary gourmet breakfast each morning; on-the-house early-evening beer, wine, and nibbles; and a fabulous front-seat view of the grand Bridge of Lions and majestic Matanzas Bay.
LutheranLadySanDiego said "If I could design and run a B&B in the finest style, it wouldn't be any better than this one! Joy is the perfect hostess who obviously takes a personal interest in whatever affects her guests. She has thought of everything to make one feel truly at home in her home. Our room was outstanding in decor, spaciousness and comfort. The delicious hot breakfasts were prepared in-house from our personalized menus and served graciously at individual tables for two. The afternoon social hour was a generous array of meats and cheeses, choices of beers and a variety of wines. Cookies were always available and way too tempting to pass up. The best treat was a storyteller/historian who Joy arranged to speak during our first evening social time. She gave an excellent background to this city that was new to us. If there were anything that we found lacking (and there wasn't) I know that the staff would have gone to great lengths to please and provide. A perfect B&B that could give seminars on how to do it right! Almost forgot... Great location close to the downtown and fort in a quiet setting for a good night's sleep."
Bayfront Westcott House
146 Avenida Menendez | St Augustine FL | 904.825.4602 | www.WestcottHouse.com
We'll coordinate your every wish and spoil you every second!