Natural Life Music Festival
March 13, 2016
11 am-8 pm
The Natural Life Music & Arts Festival is our FAVORITE. DAY. EVER! It unites world-class Americana musicians, artisans, foodies, outdoor enthusiasts & festival-goers of all ages for an amazing Sunday!
The main Giveback for the festival is to the city of Jacksonville…and people of the SE region! It has become a cherished family tradition to the local community and each year more and more people travel to Jacksonville to attend! The icing on the cake is that the proceeds from the festival are donated to the Children's Home Society of Florida. It’s our vision of the perfect day…spending time with friends and family outside in nature, eating great food, listening to awesome music, shopping in the artisan market and hands-on nostalgic crafts for all ages…enjoying the little things in life that mean the most!
Our Artisan Market boasts a cornucopia of handmade creations from local artists and makers who share our vision of the event. We love artisans who focus on sustainable, funky, one-of-a-kind products! This is how Natural Life got it’s start (at an art festival) so we love providing a venue for them to show their wares.
Crafternoon, a local tradition since 2002, continues as an integral part of this family-friendly day with nostalgic arts and crafts for kids of all ages…things you don’t do in school and that brings back memories for mom and dad. Tie-Dying tees being a favorite!
We deck out Metro Park like our Natural Life store…free-spirt style!
The festival is home of the Natural Life Annual Huge Warehouse Sale…spring cleaning…crazy good prices from $1-5 on everything from Clothes & Accessories to Home & Gift treasures! Hundreds of goodies for unbelievable prices so you can stock up for gifts…and buy a bunch of stuff for yourself!
Any profits from the festival goes to Children's Home Society... It’s a double Give Back!
Festival Bands are cherry-picked by the founder of Natural Life…emerging Americana Indie-Folk Bands from around the country! This just might be our best lineup yet! We fell in love with Judah & the Lion last year so we absolutely had to invite them back! We’re also super excited for our headliner, Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors, who has been touring for a decade (over 1,700 shows)!! We’re huge fans of our other acts, too! Cereus Bright, Morningsiders, Laney Jones and the Spirits, Lucette and of course, our Acoustic Stage acts have totally different styles of music but each are incredibly talented!
Local Non Profits come set up, share their stories and connect to the community!
The festival keeps growing every year and other national brands are showing interest in getting involved and taking the festival on the road!
We love to eat good food….so the best food vendors and sweet treats will be available to savor for lunch AND dinner since we will be open on Sunday from 11-8!
The farm-to-table approach is so important to us so we carefully select the festival’s food lineup. We will have dishes from local restaurants and vendors who emphasize healthy options and use organic ingredients as much as possible. Of course, everything will be incredibly delicious!
This is our first year offering exclusive VIP packages! The prices range from $50 to $250 and perks include: NLMF t-shirt, early admittance into the warehouse sale, band meet & greets, drinks, snacks, swag bag, posters, dedicated areas, personalized picnic table and more! (info here)