Rendezvous Festival Ribbon Cutting at the Ritz Carlton

Rendezvous Festival Ribbon Cutting at the Ritz CarltonJune 2015 will bring a nine day festival full of events throughout Amelia Island and Ferandina Beach.

Thursday, August 7th, 2014 there will be a Ribbon Cutting to celebrate the re-branding of the Amelia Island Film Festival that will be held on the lawn of the Ritz Carlton on Amelia Island at 5:00 in the evening.

This past spring, the Amelia Island Film Festival Board of Directors approved re-Branding to create The Rendezvous Festival. Rendezvous will become the 1st 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 an 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 1930’s, 40’s, & 50’s 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.

The Ribbon Cutting is paired with an evening of delightful jazz to celebrate the new film, music, and gaming festival commemorating the important history and cultural contributions of the famous Evan’s Rendezvous.

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