On Stage at Made For Fun
Headliner: The Ramona Duo
5 to 6 p.m.
Ramona Quimby Music was born in 2012 amongst friends Jeanetta Salyer (vocals), Chris Kearnes (sax), Chelsea Saddler (former guitar). Drawing upon cover songs that ranged from old favorites, to dance floor bangers, jazz ballads that can summon tears, current radio hits to dirty old fashioned rock and roll. They deliberated over a set list that was truly a stand alone and unlike something that could be replicated by any other band. In 2014 Jeanetta went into music as a career full time with Ramona Quimby, joined by Alberto Cebollero at the guitar and together began reshaping the brand and mission of Ramona Quimby from a local Florida band, to a nationally noted and accomplished musical force. After winning The Delta Grammy contest in 2016, the momentum clicked into place with the band embarking on a summer tour, and gaining national accolades while performing incredible venues. In early 2017 the band revamped as RAMONA with their new LP dropping last year on July 4th. Performing most often as a Duo or Trio, RAMONA has the capacity to play in full as up to an 8 piece soul band, complete with horn section. The Ramona Duo, with Jeanetta on vocal and Alberto on guitar will perform as Made in St. Augustine’s headlining act.
Katy LOVES to sing - and thinks her little guitar is pretty fun to play too. Her observations, in and of life, inspire her to create her own compositions. A local singer/songwriter, Katy has roots in St. Augustine both socially and historically (via Menorcan heritage). She’s excited to contribute to the local scene, expand her reach and complete her first solo EP within the year.
Watch as top local mixologists face-off using spirits from St. Augustine Distillery to create the most authentic St. Augustine cocktail. Going head-to-head will be Greg Goldstein (Catch 27), Kelley Fitzsimonds (Damiana), Kurt “Kaiser” Vollhardt (Meehan's Irish Pub) and Michael Doyle (Ice Plant). Judging their cocktails will be Sebastien Gros (Rype & Readi), Amy Robb (Edible Northeast Magazine) and Charles Cox (San Sebastian Winery). Thanks to the St. Augustine Distillery and Meehan’s Irish Pub for sponsoring this event.
RJ Murray Middle School Jazz Band
Listen to the amazing sounds of the RJ Murray Middle School Jazz Band at Made in St. Augustine. More than 30 students (who had no prior instrumental experience) will wow the crowd when they take the stage under the direction of Joshua Bond. The Jazz Band was formed as community outreach and performs throughout the year at locations including the Basilica, Veterans Nursing Home, elementary schools and the Seafood Fest. For upcoming middle school students who are inspired by their performance and want to join the band, auditions for SJCCAA at Murray will be held on January 29th.
Kyra Livingston is a young singer from St. Augustine with a soulful bluesy voice accompanied by her pleasant acoustic guitar. Her big voice is timeless beyond her years.
With the tender delivery of a young John Mayer and the lush guitar textures of Howie Day, Clayton Bush's inspired compositions grip the hearts and ears of his audience with an urgent honesty that is conspicuously missing from so much of pop music today. With dauntless enthusiasm he sings stories of love, loss, spirituality and the occasional wild night. If ever a musician enjoyed his craft more than Clayton, you'd be hard pressed to find them.
This emerging artist is energetic, fun and remains true to his craft of songwriting intertwined with passionate, heartfelt live performances. Backed by the release of his debut album "Spanish Satellites," Clayton has been carving out a name for himself on stages and street corners across the country with his soaring, heartfelt vocals and distinct guitar style, layered to life by his unmistakable and compelling use of live looping technology. This young artist has developed into a talent beyond his years and shows no signs of slowing down.