Join us in Beluthahatchee for
Second Sunday at Stetson's
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The National Literary Landmark of Beluthahatchee, the home and museum of Stetson Kennedy, is the venue for a new monthly concert series “Second Sunday at Stetson’s." 

The next Sundays at Stetsons concert on February 14 features award winning St. Augutine duo Susan Brown and Jamie Defrates. The pair met 12 years ago and have been singing together on stage ever since. Jamie has long been a favorite of the music community. With a career spanning 4 decades, he’sreceived 2 Emmy Awards for documentary scores, the Georgia Songwriter’sAssociation “Songwriter of the Year Award” and has written music for numeroustheme park rides around the world. Add his lovely partner Susan Haines Brown to the equation, and you are taken to a whole new dimension by two voices that soar to impossibly beautiful places and land right in the center of your heart. 

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Second Sunday at Stetson's Concerts

The North Florida Folk Network (NFFN), the Stetson Kennedy Foundation and St. John's County Parks are proud to announce that the "Second Sunday at Stetson's" Concert Series will feature St. Augustine's award winning duo Jamie Defrates and & Susan Brown Sunday, February 14th at 2PM. Join us for this special performance that will capture your ear, heart and imagination.

Beluthahatchee was dedicated as the only National Literary Landmark honoring two writers.
Stetson Kennedy’s friend and folksinger Woody Guthrie wrote his autobiography Seeds of Man there. Stetson Kennedy is the author of Palmetto Country, The Florida Slave, Southern Exposure,Jim Crow Guide to the U.S.A. and many other books.

Music and performers for the monthly series “Second Sunday’s at Stetson’s” align with the causes of the Stetson Kennedy Foundation of human rights, social justice, environmental stewardship, and the preservation and growth of folk culture."

Come enjoy the beauty of nature in this historical setting, and have fun while honoring the life work and legacy of Stetson Kennedy.

Series Artists 2016
Susan Brown & Jamie DeFrates (February)
Sam Pacetti (January)

Series Artists 2015
Paul Garfinkel (February)

Larry Mangum (March)
Al Poindexter & Brad Lauretti (April)
Frank Thomas (May)
Bob Patterson (June)
Patchwork Trio (July)
Woody Guthrie Tribute (August)
Eli and Bill Perras (September)
Ellen Bukstel (October)
Dale Crider (November)
Florida Music Food Initiative (December)

Enjoy  this performance 2 - 4pm, February 14, 2016 at Beluthahatchee Park, 1523 State Road 13. 

Space is limited and reservations are required.  Call (904) 206-8304.  A $10 donation is recommended.

Remembering Ron Johnson

Ron Johnson, a Florida singer-songwriter, author, journalist and former president of the North Florida Folk Network left for the heavenly folk jam late 2014. We'll miss his humor, songs, passion and friendship.


Interested in the history of  North Florida folk music? Check out Ron Johnson's book
"North Florida Folk Music: History and Tradition" published July, 2014.

north florida acoustic music festival 2013

NFFN was excited to host the North Florida Acoustic Music Festival November 8 & 9, 2013. Audiences enjoyed the performances of more than 20 local and regional artists as we celebrated acoustic music and honor Dale Crider.


Thanks to photographer Jeff Holland for sharing these outstanding shots. Visit his site to enjoy his complete Festival Gallery. 

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