The St. Augustine Music Festival
SAMF produces, performs, and promotes inspiring, world-class music to a diverse audience in a welcoming environment to enhance the quality of life and further the sense of connection within the community.
Our Mission is to Educate
Our mission is to educate, elevate and entertain through music.
The St. Augustine Music Festival is the largest, FREE world class music festival in the USA performing to 6000 concert goes over six evenings the last two weeks of June. Musicians from the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra are joined by internationally known guest artists who bring audiences everything from Bach to Stravinksy, intimate solo recitals, chamber music ensembles, and full orchestral works... plus world-premier presentations of new works.
The beautiful St. Augustine Cathedral Basilica traces its lineage to 1565 when Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles established St. Augustine in the name of Catholic Spain. The St. Augustine Music Festival, an independent not-for-profit group, has presented concerts at the Basilica since 2007 through a gracious agreement with the parish.
The St. Augustine Music Festival was founded in 2007 by Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra members Jorge A. Peña (viola) and Jin Kim-Peña (cello). They envisioned a FREE world class music series to celebrate the history and rich cultural traditions of The Nation's Oldest City. The annual festival has become a highlight of the summer season, attracting internationally known performers.
Historic St. Augustine: Where Music & the Arts Flourish
We Welcome You To Our Festival Family of Supporters
Join St. Augustine's vibrant artistic community at its finest. Our supporters have embraced this one-of-a-kind treasure, and you will too! Your tax-deductible gift keeps the music alive and thriving for you and for the audiences, young and old, who may not have the financial means to experience the magic and inspiration of world-class performances. Whether a personal donation or a corporate sponsorship, the reward is priceless.