festival hours & location

Sunday, February 27, 2022: 2-7 PM
*Music starts at 2:30 PM

Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

3540 Thomasville Rd.

Tallahassee, FL 32309

Last year's event photos

Thank you to Gabby Carbone for capturing photos from 2020:

band lineup

Old Salt Union

Old Salt Union is a string band from Belleville, Illinois. A great band is more than the proverbial sum of its parts, and in the pursuit of becoming something that can cut through the clutter of YouTube stars and contest show runner-ups, a great roots music band must become a way of life. Less likely to rely on production or image, they’ve got to connect with their audience only through the craftsmanship of their songs, the energy they channel on the stage and the story that brings them together. Old Salt Union is a string band founded by a horticulturist, cultivated by classically trained musicians, and fueled by a vocalist/bass player who is also a hip-hop producer with a fondness for the Four Freshmen. It is this collision of styles and musical vocabularies that informs their fresh approach to bluegrass and gives them an electric live performance vibe that seems to pull more from Vaudeville than the front porch. Their most recent effort Where the Dogs Don’t Bite was released in August 2019 and debuted at #1 on the Billboard Bluegrass chart.


Futurebirds are an American indie rock band formed in 2008 from Athens, Georgia. Recently celebrating their 10th anniversary as a band, Futurebirds have been receiving rave reviews for their unparalleled live performances and their most recent LP "Teamwork." Follow them to see why Rolling Stone calls Futurebirds "one of the most fascinating and captivating rock acts touring today" on and off the stage.

Rachel Hillman

Born in Tallahassee and raised in Ft Lauderdale, Hillman began singing in a church choir at the age of twelve and, upon moving to Tallahassee, started private voice lessons and participated actively in theatre, choir and other music programs at her high school, taking some student leadership roles within those programs as well. She was accepted at FSU for vocal performance and joined several acapella groups, but left the program after three years feeling disconnected with the opera culture and repertoire. Her first studio album was recorded at ETHNIKIDS studio by Julian De La Cruz in 2015 and features vocal harmony, some electronic influence and minimal guitar arrangements. She began performing in North Florida, Georgia, and Alabama.

Hillman began guitar lessons with Christopher Seepersaud in Tallahassee, FL and, after some encouragement, began developing her lead playing. In 2018 she recorded "Roadie" at Cat Family Studios, traveled to play more shows in the region, leading her to move to Nashville for six months. While there, she reapplied to complete her FSU degree and in 2019 joined a FSU jazz band as a guitarist. Her latest release, "Slowly" was recorded at Gasoline Alley by Kyle Aligood and features more improvisation and arrangement, with more jazz influence. You can hear the full album, "Influences" across all streaming platforms.

about us

Field Day Music Fest was a vision born between two close friends, Stacy Hartmann and Katie Pernell. Stacy had a history of creating unique and amazing event experiences to raise funds for various non-profits in our community and her next idea involved a family-friendly music event. Knowing that Katie had recently lost her mother to cancer and was looking for a way to honor her, Stacy shared her plan.

While explaining the fundraising idea to friends, Stacy realized she had been calling the outdoor event “Field Day” and immediately the group agreed that this would be 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.


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 2021 report, pancreatic cancer has surpassed 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 10 percent, making it the lowest survival rate of any major cancer. 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

Platinum Level


  • Logo included on Event Billboard, Event Promo
  • Logo on Event Banner & Sponsor Banner at Event
  • Recognition on Stage at Event
  • Logo on Website/Social Media
  • 12 VIP Experience Tickets

gold level


  • logo on event banner at Maclay Gardens
  • logo on sponsor banner at event
  • logo or name on website/social media
  • 6 vip experience tickets

Silver level


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

Bronze level


  • logo on sponsor banner at event
  • name on website/social media

friend of the foundation


  • name on sponsor banner at event
  • name on website/social media

thanks to our sponsors!

presented by

platinum level sponsors

gold level sponsors

silver level sponsors

silver level individual sponsors

Pat & Kathy Farrell

Corry Law Firm

Bronze level sponsors

Chip Williams Group

Howdy's Rent A Toilet

Gypsy Belle Photo Bus


Friends level sponsors

in focUS apparel

Mary E. Solomon Interiors

Dr. Meckelberg & Aspen Dental

McKee Insurance

PRP Wine International

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