festival hours & location

Sunday, February 25, 2024: 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 Ivory Fine Art Portraits for capturing photos from 2023:

band lineup

The Lil Smokies

Blending virtuosic instrumental acrobatics with riveting lyrical craftsmanship, The Lil Smokies have earned a reputation as one of the most electrifying acts in modern American roots music thanks to their exhilarating live show and critically acclaimed studio output. Since forming on the streets of Missoula, Montana, where the group got its start busking back in 2009, the band has performed everywhere from Red Rocks to The Rialto and captivated festival audiences at Telluride, High Sierra, LOCKN’, Freshgrass, FloydFest, and countless more. Their latest album, 2020’s Tornillo, showcases the hard touring four-piece at its most adventurous, teaming up with producer Bill Reynolds (The Avett Brothers, Band Of Horses) for a genre-bending joyride from the hills of Laurel Canyon to the wide-open deserts of West Texas.

The Lil Smokies are:

Andy Dunnigan – Dobro, Vocals

Matthew Rieger – Guitar, Vocals

Jake Simpson – Fiddle, Vocals

Jean-Luc Davis – Upright Bass

“Phenomenal songwriters with otherworldly instrumental skills.” - Jambase

“The Lil Smokies have crafted a captivating album of songs that keep the flavor fresh, comprising their out-of-this world string-skills and phenomenal songwriting with their latest release, Changing Shades. On their third studio album, the Montana-based quintet hop between their dynamic bluegrass roots with a punch of rock and hints of country heard in lead singer Andy Dunnigan’s silky-smooth vocals.” - Live For Live Music

"The Lil Smokies bring exuberance and tight musicianship to the stage." - Glide Magazine

Sugarcane Jane

Sugarcane Jane, otherwise known as Anthony Crawford and Savana Lee from Loxley, Alabama — have been Americana’s sweethearts from Alabama’s Gulf Coast for over a decade.

Between them, they have amassed a rich musical heritage working with such notables as Neil Young, Steve Winwood, and Dwight Yoakam. The music they make together is simple and direct, rooted in country and rock, and anchored by their sweet and soulful harmonies.

To know the couple’s roots is important in understanding the foundation of the duo’s incredible story. Anthony’s musical career has lead him all over the world beginning at Opryland at the age of eighteen to performing at the Grand Ole Opry with Roy Acuff, to being on tour with Sonny James, Neil Young (The Shocking Pinks, The International Harvesters, The Electric Band), then Steve Winwood (Roll With It Tour), Vince Gill, and Dwight Yoakam. He's had appearances on Hee Haw, Austin City Limits, Live Aid, Farm Aid, Showtime, the Late Show with David Letterman, the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the Today Show, Grammy Awards Show, made music videos (Wonderin-Neil Young, Gone- Dwight Yoakam), been in movies (Heart of Gold- Neil Young, Neil Young Trunk Show, Blackhawk DVD). He's played on stage with Paul McCartney with Neil Young at Hyde Park. He took the cover photo for Neil Young's Chrome Dreams II al- bum. His songs have been recorded by Steve Winwood, Dwight Yoakam, Kenny Rogers, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Oak Ridge Boys, Lorrie Morgan, Billy Burnett, Sawyer Brown, and others.

"One of the liveliest, most engaging Americana CDs you're likely to hear this or any year." (Vintage Guitar Magazine)

The last decade has been an intricate part of Anthony's ultimate direction. After marrying musical partner Savana Lee and settling down in the rural southern Alabama town of Loxley, a whole new perspective has emerged in their songwriting as well as touring life. They have grown a loyal following and an all American brand of music completely original and homegrown rooted from a southern spirit of the deep South.

After seeing their 2020 tour evaporate in front of their eyes due to Covid-19, Sugarcane Jane redirected their energy to the Hibernation Tour, 43 live stream concerts in a row from their home studio (Admiral Bean Studio). During that time they recorded and released Fellow Man but found themselves with more left to say.

“An album that deserves to be at the top of critics’ lists” and “One of the best duos since Johnny and June” - The Washington Times

The songs for Ruffled Feathers; Songs in the Key of Me began emerging soon after and in six days the album was written, recorded, and sent off to manufacturing. Released as their tenth studio album on August 14, 2020 by Admiral Bean Records, the ten songs are the pinnacle of Anthony’s songwriting. Uplifting and universal, the album has struck a chord with many across the globe as we are all sharing the same struggles.

2023 brings live music back to the forefront and Sugarcane Jane back on the road for some select shows in support of Anthony’s former boss/bandmate, Dwight Yoakam.

Revival

Tallahassee powerhouse Revival takes to the stage with the incomparable Avis Berry’s dynamic voice and stage presence. These folks have catapulted to the top of Tallahassee’s musical mountain with a stellar ensemble of gifted local musicians including Jeff Davis on bass, Dillon Bradley-Brown on drums, Chris Skene on guitar and vocals, and John “JB” Babich on piano and vocals. True to their name, they revive old rock ‘n’ roll, blues, soul, gospel, rock and jazzy influences created in their own inimitable style. Vocal harmonies abound. A show not to be missed. 

Avis Berry, Vocalist
Avis Berry is a three time alum of FSU with a BM in voice performance, MS in elementary education, and MS in Library & Information Studies. Currently she teaches with Leon County Schools and is a librarian with the FSU College of Music Library. She has recorded and traveled the world with music, debuting this year as a guest vocalist with the Count Basie Orchestra under the direction of Scotty Barnhart.

Chris Skene, Guitar and Vocals
Chris Skene has been playing guitar for twenty years (and boy, are his fingers tired). In addition to making music with Revival, he has performed with groups like the Scarlet Begonias, the Acoustic Messengers, and many others in the North Florida region.

Jeff Davis, Bass
My musical journey began my sophomore year in high school. I signed up for guitar one and I was hooked. Just a few months later, I got a bass guitar for Christmas. I was taking guitar at school everyday, doing private lessons once a week, and playing in bands. After high school, I decided to study music in college. I studied guitar at Florida State University with Bruce Holzman getting a BA degree in music. I started teaching guitar and bass guitar after college and I love my job. Playing live music and teaching is a dream come true.

Dillon Bradley-Brown, Drums and Vocals

Music has been a part of Dillon's life as long as he can remember. Growing up in the Tallahassee area, he has been immersed in the music scene and was brought up under the musical influence of his father Pat Brown, (bass player) and uncle Ed Bradley, (drummer & guitarist). Dillon is a drummer in two current projects, Two Foot Level and Revival, and has collaborated with fellow music lovers in a vast array of bands over the years; Widapotnisa, Red Flag Hitchhikers, Big Chops, Flint Hardware, Powder Blue, South Munroe, Catfish Alliance and more.



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.

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 2023 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 12 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.

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sponsor information

email laura jo hewitt

Or Call 850-583-0379

Platinum Level

$5500

  • 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

$3250

  • 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

$1200

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

Bronze level

$600

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

friend of the foundation

$300

  • 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

Ivory Fine Art Portraits

Pat & Kathy Farrell

Howdy's Rent A Toilet

Bronze level sponsors

in focUS Apparel

McKee Insurance Agency Auto-Owners Insurance

Blade Runners Lawn Care

HCA Healthcare

Barineau Heating & Air

Residence Inn by Marriott

Papa's Pilar Rum

Over Under

Friend sponsors

Ground Ops Roastery & Bakehouse

PRP Wine International

Nancy Phillips D.D.S. P.A.

Gypsy Belle Photo Bus

Friends of Maclay Gardens

The Corry Law Firm, P.A.

Cone Distributing, Inc.

Airgas USA, LLC

Mary Solomon Interiors

Minuteman Press

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