Trade Winter Blues for Sunkissed melodies

Attention all traditional music enthusiasts! Florida’s Adventure Coast welcomes visitors with a fantastic line-up of open-air music festivals, creating a symphony of sound under sunny skies and palm trees. Local singer-songwriters will serenade with heartfelt stories, bluegrass pickers will set everyone’s feet a-tappin’, and soulful voices will weave harmonies that linger on the warm evening breeze. Read on to explore some of the best music festivals coming up this Winter and Spring, and join a warm community of Americana music lovers!


Nestled in Brooksville’s east countryside, the Florida Sand Music Ranch is steeped in old Florida charm and home to many multi-day music festivals. These shows offer a tapestry of genres, from country, folk, and bluegrass, to blues, zydeco, and more. Visitors and Campers alike enjoy the easy-going atmosphere, as the music weaves its magic through swaying hammocks, campfire singalongs, and intimate stages nestled beneath the dappled shade of oak trees.

Formerly known as Sertoma Youth Ranch, this property was renamed in 2022 when it was acquired by the Will McLean Foundation, Inc. The name, “Florida Sand Music Ranch,” is in tribute to the late Will McLean, who wrote the song “Florida Sand” and is best known as Florida’s premier folk songwriter.

Held annually in March, the Will McLean Music Festival brings musicians and audiences together for three days of performances, with eighty folk music groups on three covered stages. Attendees can also enjoy workshops, several jam areas, a young musician’s program, a children’s area and a performance of the winners of “The Best New Florida Song” contest.


February kicks off with the Celtic Family Jamboree, a family and dog-friendly festival offering two days of live Celtic bands, highland games, instrument workshops, crafts, food vendors and more at Florida Sand Music Ranch. Later that month, the Florida Classic Music Fest and Car Show presents three days of classic cars, concerts featuring national touring bluegrass and classic county acts, as well as food, crafts, and optional camping at Florida Classic Park in Brooksville.

March brings the annual Swampfest Weeki Wachee, an annual tradition bringing together music, arts, and swamp monsters! Entertainment features folk, country, and pop rock music, as well as a Swamp Monster Contest, set in the beautiful Linda Pedersen Park near Weeki Wachee Springs. In mid-March, the Blues Bash at the Ranch brings three days of incredible blues acts, workshops, and jams, followed by the Spring Bluegrass Festival offering three days of music and camping at the Florida Sand Music Ranch.

The Florida Americana Festival is the newest music festival to experience on Florida’s Adventure Coast. This April 17-21, 2024, the festival brings over 40 bands and musicians over the course of 4 days at the Florida Sand Music Ranch in Brooksville. 

For those who are seasoned musicphiles or simply seeking a peaceful escape, the festivals provide a rhythm to get lost in. So, pack the camping chair, dancing shoes, and adventurous spirit. The Event Calendar can be checked out, allowing Florida’s Adventure Coast to serve as a haven for soul-stirring music, sun-drenched adventures, and treasured memories!

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