Join us in Beluthahatchee for
Second Sunday at Stetson's
NFFN featured artist:
Cindy Bear

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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 July 10 (SOLD OUT) features David Milam, Cindy Bear,and Jeff Parker, three north Florida singer-songwriters as they honor the legacy of Woodie Guthrie.

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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 happy to welcome performers David Milam, Cindy Bear,and Jeff Parker to the lineup of artists performing as part of the "Second Sunday at Stetson's" Concert Series. The three perform a tribute to Woodie Guthrie Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 2PM. This show is sold out!

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David Milam wraps his music aroundthe hearts of his audience.  David is a storyteller who creates hismusic from his own life experience. From the heartbreaking loss of afriend, to the love he has for his family, to the healing power of music,his lyrics and finger picking guitar style take you on an emotionalride.


Cindy Bear is an award winningsinger-songwriter from Jacksonville, FL. She performs at Folk and acousticmusic festivals, house concerts, listening rooms, and charity fundraisers allover the state. A clever wordsmith and storyteller, Cindy Bear’s original songsare empowering, insightful and sung from the heart. Her catchy melodies andsoulful lyrics are fueled by her energetic, toe tapping rhythms. Her quick wit,genuine warmth and cheerful attitude brighten up any room. Her songs touch eachlistener’s heart in many different ways, and always leave them wantingmore.


Jeff Parker has played guitar &mandolin professionally for many years, along with various other stringedinstruments. Starting in the mid 70's, he played with the bluegrass band"Surewood" around the Seattle area. He later moved to Alaska andworked as a solo performer. With years of working on the road, Jeff has honedhis craft influenced by a large variety of musical styles. In 2003, he publisheda CD entitled "It's About Time" consisting of original music (and onehaunting cover) and is currently writing a second CD of original works. Jeffcurrently lives in Jacksonville, Florida, and often plays locally as half ofthe duo "Road Less Traveled" with flutist Anne McKennon (RLTSound onFacebook or Not knownto be high maintenance, when not gigging, Jeff loves songwriting, jamming,backing-up other bands, finding funky harmonies, and studio work; either withor without warning!

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
David Milam, Cindy Bear,and Jeff Parker (July)
Paul Garfinkel, Al Poindexter & Larry Mangum (June)
Lonesome Bert & The Skinny Lizards (May)
Tom Shed, (April)
Rod McDonald (March)
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, July 10, 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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