Press Release
April 27, 2022

April 25, 2022 — JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens announces the Mighty Oak Music and Makers Festival to take place this Saturday, April 30, 2022 from noon to 9 p.m. This is the first music festival to be hosted by the Museum in its 60-year history, featuring over 15 Florida-based musical acts performing throughout the 2.5 acres of historic gardens.

The music festival’s extensive lineup of performances includes Hello Mr. Joe, Arvid Smith, Mr. Al Pete, L.O.V.E. Culture, Kairos Culture Club, and many more. Select Northeast Florida makers and artisans will be stationed throughout the gardens, and food trucks will be on-site for guests to enjoy. Visitors are encouraged to bring a picnic blanket and spend the day or evening sampling some of the best local music and makers in Northeast Florida.

The Mighty Oak Music and Makers Festival is a wonderful opportunity to experience the diversity of Northeast Florida’s musicians and artisan communities while enjoying the beautiful experience of the Cummer Gardens,” said Dr. Andrea Barnwell Brownlee, the George W. and Kathleen I. Gibbs Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Museum. “As we celebrate our 60th anniversary, we are excited to create opportunities to engage the wide range of artists that contribute to the cultural fabric of the First Coast.”

Like the works by folk artists currently on view at the Museum in the American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection exhibition, the artists participating in the Mighty Oak Music and Makers Festival each tell the story of time and place through their creative mediums. Both the Mighty Oak Music and Makers Festival and American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection exhibition are made possible with support provided by Art Bridges.

There are various ticket prices, including all-day passes, VIP tickets, and day and evening only tickets. Attendees are encouraged to register in advance; admission at the door will be granted as capacity allows. To purchase tickets and to learn more about the Museum’s current safety guidelines, visit cummermuseum.org.

 

About the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens:
For more than 50 years, the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens has been committed to engaging and inspiring through the arts, gardens, and education. A permanent collection of more than 5,000 objects and historic gardens on a riverfront campus offers nearly 140,000 annual visitors a truly unique experience on the First Coast. Nationally recognized education programs serve adults and children of all abilities. For further information, including hours, visit www.cummermuseum.org.

About Art Bridges:
Art Bridges is the vision of philanthropist and arts patron Alice Walton. The mission of Art Bridges is to expand access to American art in all regions across the United States. Since 2017, Art Bridges has been creating and supporting programs that bring outstanding works of American art out of storage and into communities. Art Bridges partners with a growing network of nearly 170 museums of all sizes and locations to provide financial and strategic support for exhibition development, loans from the Art Bridges collection, and programs designed to educate, inspire, and deepen engagement with local audiences. The Art Bridges Collection represents an expanding vision of American art from the 19th century to present day and encompasses multiple media and voices.

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