Music is a force powerful enough to calm a baby, soothe a wild beast, or compel the two to dance with each other. Be overcome by this GrouponLive deal to the Old City Music Fest at St. Augustine’s Marketplace. For $29, you get two tickets for general admission on Sunday, November 11, at noon (a $58 value). The flea market opens at 10 a.m. Guests can bring their own chairs.
St. Augustine’s Marketplace, formerly known as the St. Augustine Flea Market, opens its gates to fans of Southern music and its heart to the troops in a daylong concert benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project. Starting at 10 a.m., guests can peruse the goods of more than 300 vendors across 100,000 square feet of covered grounds. Then, at noon, the mammoth canopied stage of the 7-acre arena opens for the riffs and twangs of famed artists specializing in classic country and soulful Southern-boogie sounds.
Headliner The Charlie Daniels Band takes the stage at 8:30 p.m., giving fans the aural equivalent of a bull ride. Best known for outfiddling the horned one in the hit “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” Charlie and his band rile up impromptu square dances with their rocking bluegrass-and-gospel mix as well as hand-over-the-heart numbers from their latest album, Land That I Love. Before that, southern rockers 38 Special bust out ‘80s nuggets such as “Caught Up in You” and inspire mass sing-alongs and flimsy handshakes with “Hold on Loosely.” At 4:30 p.m. Craig Morgan, a country sensation and star of the Outdoor Channel’s Craig Morgan All Access Outdoors charms with down-home ditties such as “More Trucks Than Cars” and “This Ole Boy,” serving as a fitting follow-up to Nashville country trio Gloriana, who flaunt the sun-kissed harmonies that scored them an American Music Award for Breakthrough Artist and an Academy of Country Music Award for Top New Vocal Group. The music starts at 1 p.m. with the Kentucky-marinated country of Coy Taylor, whose hard-driving country tips its hat to Merle Haggard and Rodney Atkins.