This year, participate in St Augustine Rhythm & Ribs

Volunteer Coordinator for St Augustine Sunrise Rotary’s annual Rhythm & Ribs event, Lance Conner, is asking Historic City News readers for help presenting this year’s festival, which attracts music lovers and barbeque aficionados from all over the Southeast.

Over 20,000 visitors come to enjoy the fun over the Festival weekend, which continues to grow each year.

“An event such as Rhythm & Ribs, which features award-winning barbecue, great live music and children’s activities, depends on volunteers,” Conner told Historic City News reporters. “We still need volunteers and will give students credit for community service.”

In addition to several international recipients of financial support from funds raised during Rhythm & Ribs, many local charities and non-profit organizations benefited from over $100,000 raised during last year’s festival.

Volunteers are needed to assist with a variety of tasks, including ticket sales, helping with children’s activities, grounds clean-up, food tent duties, sales of beer and wine as well as t-shirts in the Rotary Club tent.

Rhythm & Ribs 2012 Volunteer Shifts:

Saturday, April 28: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Saturday, April 28: 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday, April 28: 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Saturday, April 28: 10:00 pm to 11:30 pm (clean-up)

Sunday, April 29: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Sunday, April 29: 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Sunday, April 29: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm (break-down)

Monday, April 30: 8:00 am to 11:00 am (break-down)

If you can help by volunteering to cover one or more shifts during the festival, please forward your contact information, availability and interests to

All events will be held on April 27, 28, and 29th at Francis Field, located on West Castillo Drive, between Ponce de Leon Boulevard and San Marco Avenue; and, there is plenty of parking available at the adjacent Historic Downtown Parking Facility. Admission is $2, and $5 after 3:00 pm on Saturday.

If you would like to participate as a sponsor for this year’s festival, you can contact Chairman Ed Wlodarczyk by calling (904)657-0255. Sponsorships and donations are greatly appreciated by dozens of worthwhile, local and area charitable organizations.

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