St Augustine Blues Fest 2019

St. Benedict the Moor Church in St. Augustine hosts its annual Blues Fest on Friday and Saturday, October 18 and 19, 2019. The festival features some of the best blues performances and best BBQ food in St. Augustine. First Coast.TV was there at the start.

Getting to Know the First Settlers of St Augustine

J. Michael Francis spent nearly a decade combing through thousands of scribbled notes, ship logs and dusty relics to chronicle Florida’s Spanish past. He hoped that one day he could bring that once hazy picture into sharp focus.

For the chair of the Florida Studies program at University of South Florida St. Petersburg, that day was Thursday (3/15/2018), when the website, La Florida: The Interactive Digital Archive of the Americaswas formally unveiled. 

Francis and his team have identified more than 13,000 of Florida’s earliest colonial settlers, representing men and women from the Americas, Africa and Europe. And they weren’t only from Spain — some came from Portugal, Greece, Italy, Holland, Belgium, France, Germany and Croatia.

We catch up with Michael Francis and local historian Scott Grant at the Ponte Vedra Cultural Center giving a presentation on this digital archive and sharing some wonderful information on things found on it.

Three Great Events Coming Your Way

The Hispanic Film Festival, The Day of the Dead Dance and St Augustine Tonight Show Season 4 are all coming your way in 2019 & 2020.

Deux Saisons in St Augustine

Keri Lee Pierson soprano and Christopher Schoelen on the guitar will perform as the duet Christopher Schoelen at the Grace United Methodist Church on Sunday, September 29th at 3pm. First Coast.TV went to listen and get to know Deux Saisons before their upcoming performance.

Hispanic Culture Film Festival Gears Up for October

The Hispanic Culture Film Festival gears up for October and know through its website www.hcff.online and facebook page you can stay in tune with its coming events, tickets, films and much more.

Order of La Florida and the Rahners’

 Through their leadership building a thriving theatre community, or by staging productions from the intimate to the grand, ensuring that the performing arts have a place to perform, Tom and Jean Rahner are synonymous with live theatre in St. Augustine, Florida.

The Rahners’ extraordinary contributions to performing arts in the city was  recognized when the St. Augustine City Commission presented its highest award, the Order of La Florida, to the couple on Monday, September 9th at City Hall.

Sing Out Loud Fest – Sept 7 – Highlights

Once again First Coast TV hopped around the venues of the Sing Out Loud Festival and here are some highlights.

Sing Out Loud Opens with a Bang! Sept 6 Highlights

First Coast TV cruised around town on Friday Sept 6 to get the pulse of the Sing Out Loud Festival. Here are some highlights. Enjoy.

St Augustine; Are You OK?

First Coast.TV on Wednesday at 11am, wandered into the streets of St Augustine, FL to see the effects of hurricane Dorian, who was still affecting the city with winds and rain. At the posting of this story the rain and winds had started up again.

St Augustine a Ghost Town as Dorian Approaches

On Tuesday afternoon First Coast TV biked through St Augustine and took a look at a city that has become a ghost town as it waits for hurricane Dorian. Stay safe.