join us

for great music, games, food trucks, and more with proceeds promoting pancreatic cancer awareness and research

bring your blanket and chairs or purchase vip tickets including dinner, bar, and seating area!

festival hours & location

Saturday, January 26, 2019: 3-8 PM
*Music starts at 3:30 PM


Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

3540 Thomasville Rd.

Tallahassee, FL 32309


Last year's event photos

Thank you to ktcreative for capturing photos from 2018:

Vip experience

  • field day admission
  • vip parking
  • vip admission (Nearest to the stage)
  • dinner and bar included
  • private restrooms
  • entry to the gardens

general Admission

  • field day admission
  • field games
  • food trucks & beer garden
  • kids 12 & under free
  • entry to the gardens

after dark

  • field day admission after 6:00 pm
  • access to food trucks & beer garden
  • entry to the gardens

band lineup

The vegabonds

With their third European tour under the belt, three full-length albums including a fourth nearing completion, and a gravitational pull to their growing fan base down every American highway, the Vegabonds are on a musical pilgrimage to spread the gospel of pure, unadulterated New South Rock. Some might assert that their sound is Americana, while others may consider them to be true rock ‘n’ rollers. Regardless of what fans like to call them, the Alabama-born, Nashville-bred quintet is pulling themselves up by the bootstraps just in time for 2018, forging ahead into the future by avoiding pigeon holes. A group of five musicians with myriad influences between them, The Vegabonds are fronted by lead vocalist and songwriter Daniel Allen, with Richard Forehand (lead guitar/vocals), Paul Bruens (bass), Beau Cooper (keys/vocals), and Bryan Harris (drums) rounding out the quintet.

The Vegabonds released their critically acclaimed record, “What We’re Made Of,” with the help of Grammy-nominated producer Tom Tapley, whose portfolio includes that of Elton John and Bruce Springsteen, among others. Tapley returned to record The Vegabonds’ latest single, “Long Haired Country Boy,” now available on iTunes and Spotify. “Long Haired Country Boy” gives listeners a taste of the upcoming album slated for early next year as they breathe new life into the Charlie Daniels Band’s country classic. Their modernized rendition of this legendary ballad pays homage to the hard-working, blue-collar lifestyle of the Deep South, but with an electrified, psychedelic intensity that only The Vegabonds can conceive. As they steadily become one of the most sought after, highly-acclaimed Southern Rock bands in music, The Vegabonds’ roots run deep, even alongside the fan base having now extended across the U.S. and Europe. Their devotion to music and their tireless tour schedule illustrates their laser-sharp focus on growing into one of the biggest names out of Nashville, while never forgetting their humble beginnings.

The Vegabonds got their start in 2009 by playing the college circuit across the Southeastern United States. Their popularity quickly burgeoned to the point that they found their fans singing along word-for-word to their first hits like “Georgia Fire” and “American Eyes.” From Ole Miss to South Carolina, students were buzzing about The Vegabonds’ authentic sound and their seemingly effortless ability to bring the house down. Through pure word of mouth, the group’s fan base grew rapidly, and the guys learned they had something distinctive with their eclectic mix of Southern Rock, Country, and earnest songwriting. With a sound reminiscent of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers mixed with the grit and twang of the Allman Brothers Band, The Vegabonds give their fans a sensational performance with powerhouse guitar riffs and impactful songwriting night after night. Their hard work and unbridled talents have not gone unnoticed; the group has opened for such notable acts as Lynyrd Skynyrd, the late Gregg Allman, and Kid Rock, among others. Rousing performances at festivals like Peach Fest, Magnolia Fest, Sunfest, and Toadlick grew their notoriety nationwide, leading to a west coast tour that formed in-roads with the music and comedy community in Los Angeles. It’s no wonder that Live for Live Music has compared them to musical legends like My Morning Jacket and The Black Crowes, calling them “a force to be reckoned with,” complete with “gorgeous harmonies and impressive instrumental skills mak[ing] for a perfect combination.”

With their focus on growth, The Vegabonds have much in store for old and new fans alike. Upon returning from their third European tour, the band’s focus will shift to perfecting their highly-anticipated new album, slated for release in early 2018. With a new management and publicity team behind them, their New South Rock sound is destined to reach an even broader audience than ever before. The band is excited to bring in new blood to achieve their overall strategic vision.


The Mulligan Brothers

The Mulligan Brothers are releasing their third studio album, Songs for the Living and Otherwise this summer. The album brings joy and pleasure from dark songs about life, loneliness, death and spirituality. Lead singer/songwriter Ross Newell's warm, sincere voice brings out every emotion between pleasure and pain and makes you want to feel them over and over again. The band's name means second chances, but they took the biggest chance of their career and produced this album on their own, creating songs that are truest to them, so far. Converting the upstairs of Newell's home in the heart of Mobile, Alabama into a recording studio allowed them the freedom to get to the honesty of who they are.

"Recording and producing this album ourselves gave us the luxury of seeing the vision all the way through to the end without outside influences making us second guess ourselves," says Newell. "There is a new confidence in this album and we are thankful for the great people who support us and gave us the courage to try something new. It is freeing to let go and create an album that we will enjoy playing on the road every night." The broader arrangements are driven by the band’s signature harmonies and dramatic transitions from drummer Greg DeLuca with Ben Leininger adding electric and upright bass and Melody Duncan on fiddle and piano. The band is evolving but the songs are still built around Newell's tight lyrics that stab you in the heart or define life in new ways. Songs of abuse and knowing a man like "the back of his hand" or coming home to a woman who makes him feel that "If you told me that heaven was just like tonight, then maybe I would start acting right."

Recording this album was the best time they have had in the studio, but getting started writing the songs was tough on Newell. Life on the road leaves little time for writing songs and they stopped touring for several months to give Newell the time and space he needed. The Mulligan Brothers started playing together five years ago in bars on Dauphin Street in Mobile and now play around the world. They have played on the Cayamo music cruise and 30A Music Festival and will soon play on NPR's Mountain Stage and make their fourth appearance at Jazz Fest in New Orleans. Songs for the Living and Otherwise was mixed by Grammy-winning producer Trina Shoemaker at Dauphin Street Sound in Mobile and is the follow up to Via Portland and their debut album, The Mulligan Brothers.


slow low crow

"Awash in authenticity, Slow Low Crow is a rock band for country fans who aren’t afraid of a few hard truths." - Nikki Hedrick, The Destin Beachcomber

What began as an Alternative Country duo formed by J.T. Weir and David Starling, Slow Low Crow became a full-fledged band in January of 2018 after joining forces with local musicians Conor Churchill, Jeff Eckhardt and Donald "D" Krasczyk. Their brand of electric Americana contains elements of the Outlaw Country of the late 60's, the blues-based rock n' roll of the 70's, and the post-grunge roots revival of the 90's. After releasing their "Live at The Wilbury" EP, recorded at a birthday concert for Cat Family Records in February, Slow Low Crow began work on their first studio EP "Skylark Motel", featuring songs written by four of their five members. This Summer they're releasing this four song EP, described by some as Roots-Rock from the Red Hills of Florida.

Slow Low Crow is:

Conor Churchill - Bass and Vocals

Tall Jeff Eckhardt - Drums

The Mighty D - Harmonicas and Vocals

David Starling - Lead Guitar and Vocals

J.T. Weir - Rythym Guitar and Vocals

Nic "The Phoenix" Dabby - Producer and Engineer

about us

For the City Events is a Tallahassee based non-profit organization that supports other local non-profits in their efforts to fundraise by creating unique and amazing event experiences for our community. With the newly created idea of a Music Fest held in an open field, we started to wonder who in our community would be a worthy beneficiary. Immediately, one of our board members mentioned she didn’t know a single family not affected by Cancer. That’s when Stacy, another For the City Events Board Member, remembered her friend, Katie, had lost her mother to cancer and was looking for a way to honor her.

Later that week, Stacy started to explain the next For the City Events fundraiser to a group of their friends. In the middle of the explanation, Stacy realized they had been calling the event “Field Day” and immediately the group agreed that this event was perfect for Katie’s foundation. Katie’s late mother’s name was Judy Field; from that day on, Field Day became more than just an event, but a cause.

Judy Field passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2014. Since her passing, Katie and her family set up a memorial foundation in her name. It is the mission of the Judy Field Memorial Foundation to give back to community members affected by pancreatic cancer, as well as investing in research to help with prevention of the disease.

JUDY FIELD MEMORIAL FOUNDATION

The Judy Field Memorial Foundation was started by the late Judy Field’s family for the purpose of raising funds and awareness for pancreatic cancer. Judy was a vibrant member of the Tallahassee community, involved with her church, garden club, and interior design business. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. Judy fought a tough battle for over two years before succumbing to the disease in 2014 at the age of 62.

Unfortunately, there are many others like Judy. Both the lack of early detection or effective treatment options for the disease contributes to the rising numbers of diagnoses and deaths from pancreatic cancer. According to the Cancer Statistics 2017 report, pancreatic cancer is expected to surpass breast cancer to become the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. The five-year survival rate for pancreatic cancer is 9 percent, making it the lowest survival rate of any major cancer. With the help of For the City Events, the Judy Field Memorial Foundation is determined to make an impact on the pancreatic cancer community.

sponsor information

email kyle hartmann

Or Call 850-491-7333

gold level

$3000

  • verbal recognition at event
  • signage at event
  • logo or name on website/social media
  • 8 vip experience tickets

Silver level

$1000

  • signage at event
  • logo or name on website/social media
  • 2 vip experience tickets

Bronze level

$500

  • large sign at event
  • name on website/social media

friend of the city

$250

  • small sign at event
  • name on website/social media

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