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Dom Flemons with Bad Dog Mama - Live from The Waterworks

Grammy Award Winner Dom Flemons, co-founder of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, performs at The Waterworks in St. Augustine with Bad Dog Mama

By Gamble Rogers Folk Festival

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Saturday, June 17 · 7 - 10pm EDT


The Waterworks 184 San Marco Avenue St. Augustine, FL 32084

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Grammy Award Winner Dom Flemos, co-founder of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, performs Live from The Waterworks on June 17!

In 2005, Dom Flemons created the Carolina Chocolate Drops with Rhiannon Giddens and Justin Robinson. The group honored the legacy of their mentor, Joe Thompson, and the traditional string band music of North Carolina. In 2010, they won a GRAMMY for their album Genuine Negro Jig and then received a 2012 GRAMMY nomination for their album Leaving Eden. Flemons toured with the group from 2005 to 2013 and officially left the band to pursue his solo career in 2014. In 2016, the Carolina Chocolate Drops were inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame. The CCDs are featured in the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture and at the National Museum of African American Music.

Dr. Flemons, now based in the Chicago area, is famously known as The American Songster® since his repertoire covers over one hundred years of American roots music. Flemons is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, music scholar, actor, slam poet, and the creator, host, and producer of American Songster Radio Show on 650 AM WSM in Nashville, TN. He is an expert player on the banjo, guitar, harmonica, jug, percussion, quills, fife and rhythm bones.

As a solo artist, he has toured over a million miles all across America and throughout Canada, Ireland, the U.K., Spain, France, Germany, Hungary, Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, and Malaysia. Flemons has performed at historic venues throughout the U.S. including the Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman, the Kennedy Center, Abraham Lincoln’s Cottage, Appomattox Courthouse, National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Smithsonian National Museum of American History, and the opening ceremony for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture.

Don't miss this very specially opportunity to hear Dom Flemons in America's oldest city, St. Augustine. The Waterworks is an intimate, historic venue (built in 1898 & on the National Register of Historic Places). Only 120 tickets are available.

St. Augustine’s Bad Dog Mama (Chelsea Saddler & Lauren Gilliam) open.

Doors at 6:30; Bad Dog Mama at 7 with Dr. Flemons at 8.

About the organizer

The Gamble Rogers Folk Festival Inc. is a registered 501(c)3 not for profit charitable organization in St. Augustine, Florida that is dedicated to commemorating the life and music of Gamble Rogers, whose passion for balladry, storytelling, and the oral tradition have shaped American folk music. Its mission is to keep the folk music tradition alive for future generations. The non-profit Gamble Rogers Folk Festival hosts a 3-day family friendly music event held each spring, now in its 27th year! Additionally, The St. Johns Cultural Council and Gamble Rogers Folk Festival have partnered to present "Live from The Waterworks", a concert series at the Historic Waterworks, in St. Augustine Florida on the third Saturday of each month. With proceeds raised by these events, the organization provides financial support for various youth music programs, teachers, and local schools with donations from the Gamble Rogers Youth Music & Arts Scholarship Program.

The 2023 Gamble Rogers Folk Festival is made possible with support from the St. Johns County Tourist Development Council and the St. Johns Cultural Council to not only honor the legacy of the late St. Augustine hero and folk musician, Gamble Rogers, but to also serve the local music and arts community.

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