St. Augustine Music Festival and What You Need to Know

Join us in St. Augustine for the largest free classical music festival in the United States! This six-day event brings some of the best musicians in the genre to the Nation’s Oldest City for a musical extravaganza. The performances held during this once-a-year series range from quiet, intimate affairs to grand, orchestral pieces. There’s truly something for everyone. Whether you’re a dedicated fan of the genre or you’re hoping to expand your horizons, this is an excellent addition to any itinerary. Learn all about the St. Augustine Music Festival and book your stay with Agustin Inn today!

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All About the St. Augustine Music Festival

First founded in 2007, the St. Augustine Music Festival quickly made a name for itself as one of the premier concert series of its kind. All performances and performances are free to the public thanks in part to local donations and scholarships. It runs for six days in late June, with each concert held at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine. This is a fitting setting for such elegant music. The church, which was designated a United States Historic National Landmark, dates back to 1797. It’s just a five-minute walk from Agustin Inn, near the Plaza de la Constitución and Peña-Peck House.

Preview the Concerts at the Festival

The 2019 St. Augustine Music Festival will run from June 20th to 22nd and 27th to 29th. It will open with a concert that represents the “Simple Beauty.” Through these musical explorations, you’ll appreciate the beauty in clean, pure tones and uplifting harmonies.

Another exciting performance is Hope, Joy, and Love. You’ll listen to Mozart’s String Quintet No. 3 in C Major, as well as Arnold Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht. During the show, you’ll experience how despair can turn to hope, and grief can turn to joy, all thanks to the selfless act of love.

A Musical Party With Friends is perfect for visitors hoping to enjoy the wide range of instruments featured in classical music. You’ll enjoy works from Mozart, Mahler, and Beethoven from clarinets, oboes, horns, and bassoons.

Piano Extravaganza features a solo by Scott Walkins, as well as iconic pieces by Schubert, Hanson, and Liszt.

The festival will close with Around the World. Travel the globe in just an hour-and-a-half with pieces from Sir Charles Hubert Parry, Shostakovich, and Carl Nielsen. This concert will also have a tribute piece in memory of a St. Augustine Music Festival violist.

Stay at Agustin Inn

Book Your Stay Today at Agustin Inn (1)The only thing between you and attending the St. Augustine Music Festival is booking a room at Agustin Inn! Our historic bed and breakfast is the perfect place to stay while you explore the Nation’s Oldest City. We are just off of St. George Street, minutes from the best restaurants, shops, and museums in town. Enjoy elegant and comfortable accommodations with top-notch amenities during your stay. Plus, we’ve got the best breakfast in St. Augustine served each morning to our guests!

Check our availability and book your stay today! We look forward to having you.