Ribbon Cutting for Rendezvous Festival
Aug 04, 2014 02:00AM
On May 19 of this year, the Amelia Island Film Festival Board of Directors approved re-branding to create The Rendezvous Festival. Rendezvous will become the first film and music festival in North Florida and Southeast Georgia. The new festival is all about entertainment - bringing the artists and community together for a weeklong celebration.
Why the name Rendezvous? It is homage to the Evan’s Rendezvous, located in American Beach, a music club that once hosted famed musicians such as Louis Armstrong, James Brown, Billie Daniels, and Ray Charles in the 1930s, 40s, and 50s in a special beach community that was created for inclusion. In 1964, American Beach and the Rendezvous were hit hard by Hurricane Dora and were decimated. It’s time to recognize the proud history that the Rendezvous represents and its contribution to the entertainment industry. Be part of history and support the Rendezvous Festival by attending the ribbon-cutting, and seeing what it’s all about!
The entrance to the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island on the Amelia Island Parkway is approximately .3 miles south of South Fletcher Avenue. Island formal attire requested. To RSVP, email [email protected]. For more information, visit www.rendezvousfestival.com.