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Trade In Your Winter Blues for Sun-Kissed Melodies

Attention all traditional music enthusiasts! Florida’s Adventure Coast welcomes you 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 you with heartfelt stories, bluegrass pickers will set your 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!

Discover acoustic bliss at Florida Sand Music Ranch

Nestled in Brooksville’s east countryside, 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.

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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 song writer.

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.

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Music Festival Line-Up on Florida’s Adventure Coast

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.

Are you ready to experience Americana music like never before? 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.


Whether you’re a seasoned musicphile or simply seeking a peaceful escape, our festivals have a rhythm for you to get lost in. So, pack your camping chair, your dancing shoes, and your adventurous spirit. Check out our Event Calendar, and let Florida’s Adventure Coast be your haven for soul-stirring music, sun-drenched adventures, and treasured memories!




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