On March 31 & April 1
, Lettuce, Purple Hat Productions, Live for Live Music, and Silver Wrapper will host the 2nd annual Fool’s Paradise, a funk-fueled destination event taking place in the heart of one of America’s most historic cities: St. Augustine, Fla. Returning to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, the two-day extravaganza will feature two explosive sets from New York funk masters Lettuce
, along with premier Grateful Dead tribute band Joe Russo’s Almost Dead
, electro-funk duo The Floozies
, a special Manic Science
set featuring Manic Focus & Break Science, contemporary funk ragers The Main Squeeze
, LA-based groove masters Organ Freeman
, and Dead & Company bassist Oteil Burbridge
as an Artist at Large. There is a mystery artist
that will be announced soon as a replacement for soul sensation Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires
who was supposed to be on the lineup but had to cancel for illness reasons. Additional special guests will also be announced soon, and several cross-collaborations amongst bands are to be expected.
Last year’s inaugural event was no joke. Check out our review, photos, and video from Fool’s Paradise 2016 HERE
With music as the main attraction, Fool’s Paradise is a premier destination event like no other. For two days under the Florida sun, there will be genre-bending music, artist-led excursions, and plenty of time for nautical activities just steps away from the ocean. A number of late night shows at the Elk’s Lodge (next door to the venue) will be announced in the coming weeks. Once in a lifetime artist-led excursions will also soon be announced, allowing you to embark on a water adventure, participate in a local activity, and immerse yourself with some of your favorite musicians in an intimate setting.
Lettuce – Fool’s Paradise 2016
Throw in conjunction with the organizers of some of the Southeast’s most treasured festivals, including Suwannee Hulaween
, Purple Hatter’s Ball, and more, Fool’s Paradise is ready to return to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. The state-of-the-art performing arts venue is nestled in a beautiful 16-acre section of Anastasia State Park. Campgrounds and beach shores make up the perfect Florida landscape.
St. Augustine is roughly one hour from Jacksonville, one hour from Gainesville, and two hours from Orlando. The oldest city in the United States and fabled home to the Fountain of Youth, St. Augustine’s unique scenery and historical presence sets the city apart from any other in the country. With over 42 miles of beaches, incredible restaurants and bars, oceanic activities, and historical adventures galore, attendees will have plenty to explore during their stay.
The entire venue is General Admission, with the exception of minimal reserved seating. VIP packages will include reserved seating in front of the soundboard, priority access to the pit area, artist happy hour, discount alcoholic beverages, event poster and t-shirt, and a ticket to the late night concerts at Elk’s Lodge. Hotel packages include lodging, transportation, and VIP tickets to the event.
If guests are craving the ultimate outdoor experience, there are two nearby campsites with availability at Anastasia State Park
and KOA Campgrounds
. The city also offers a variety of lodging options.