NFLT presents JJ Grey at Congaree and Penn Farm & Mills


We are closely watching the weather and hoping for the best on Saturday for a beautiful event. We remind you that this event is rain or shine and no refunds will be provided in the event of bad weather. Please dress appropriately with rain coats and galoshes. The concert is held outdoors and there is no immediate shelter available. In the event of lightning, the show will stop until further notice. Guests will be informed by email and on North Florida Land Trust’s Facebook and Twitter as to the event status throughout the day Saturday. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.




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This Saturday, December 1, 2018; 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Doors: 11:30 AM
Baystreet Band: 12:00 PM
MillaJohn’s BlueSoul: 1:10 PM
JJ Grey: 2:30 PM

Food and Dessert Vendors include:
Murray Hillbilly
Sunshine Grindz
The Butt Hutt Smokehouse
Southern Roots Filling Station
Topsy Toffee

Drink Vendors include:
Manifest Distilling
Bold City Brewery
Congaree and Penn Farm Cider
Salt Life
Engine 15
Azalea City Brewing Company (samples only)



If you bought a ticket online, you should have opted either for an email or print-at-home ticket. Bring your ticket either printed or on your smart phone to be scanned at check in. If you purchased a ticket but cannot find your ticket or email, don’t worry, we will have your name on the list at check-in. If you would like to confirm your ticket ahead of time, you can email Genevieve at or call 904-479-1962 to have your confirmation email resent.

If you are a sponsor or you purchased your ticket by check or other method, your name will be on the list at will call.


This year, North Florida Land Trust is excited to present JJ Grey at Congaree and Penn Farm and Mills in Jacksonville, Florida on December 1st. JJ Grey, described by fans as the “north Florida sage and soul-bent swamp rocker,” hails from Jacksonville and has gained worldwide acclaim with his band, JJ Grey and Mofro. This December’s concert brings Grey back home to his beloved roots and will feature JJ Grey in a solo performance.

Grey shares a commitment to the land of his north Florida home that fits perfectly with North Florida Land Trust’s mission to protect special places in the region. Grey often sings about the changing landscape in northern Florida and his soulfulness and deep beliefs come through in his music. The farms and eddying swamps of this area are as much a part of Grey’s music as the Louisiana swamp-blues tradition. Much like the localized storytelling of blues musicians from the bayou, through his love of north Florida, Grey tells a story of our area’s natural heritage.

Opening for JJ Grey is another Jacksonville original, Baystreet Band, and their blues project, MillaJohn’s BlueSoul. The bands will play under the oaks at Congaree & Penn Farm overlooking picturesque rice fields, orchards, and ponds. Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or chairs, kids, family and friends to enjoy music and a day on the farm in support of regional conservation. The outdoor experience will feature multiple food trucks serving all of your favorites! Congaree & Penn will have their homemade Farm Cider available for purchase alongside the delicious local beers from Bold City Brewery!

General Admission covers entry and a signature drink by Manifest Distilling. Kids three and under are free. Food truck fare and beverages will be available for purchase at the event. Coolers are not permitted, but bring your reusable water bottle, and carpool if you can. The event is rain or shine; no refunds. Proceeds benefit NFLT.


For those interested in elevating their experience with an all-inclusive ticket, Congaree & Penn presents Farm to Table Tapas paired with beer, cider, and wine throughout the event. Drinks and Tapas will be served in a VIP area near the stage for a truly one-of-a-kind experience.


General Admission: $60 (SOLD OUT)

VIP Experience: $125 (SOLD OUT)

Kids 3 and under are free.


December 1, 2018, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM


Congaree and Penn Farm & Mills, 11830 Old Kings Road, Jacksonville, FL 32219

Congaree & Penn is the only rice farm in Florida (and one of the few in the country) that mills its own rice fresh all year long. They are also home to the largest (and youngest) Mayhaw orchard in the world.



For questions for partnership inquiries:

Genevieve Fletcher, Development Officer

(904) 479-1962 or


Can I purchase tickets at the event?

No all tickets must be purchased online prior to the event. Ticket sales end on November 29th 2018.

Will there be food and drink at the venue?

UPDATED: Your ticket comes with a complimentary barrel aged Manhattan welcome drink made with Manifest Distilling rye, or a snow cone from Sunshine Grindz food truck. Food and drinks will be available for purchase from local food trucks and vendors during the event. We will have complimentary designated water stations, so make sure you bring your reusable water bottle. We will also be selling NFLT water bottles and tumblers if you forget to bring yours.

Can I bring a prescription medication or medically necessary food items into the concert?

Yes. Please contact us for details. 

Will alcohol be sold?

Yes. A signature cocktail is included with your ticket. Beer, wine and cider will be sold to those with a valid ID.

What to bring?

UPDATED: Please bring chairs, blankets, reusable water bottles, and weather appropriate gear such as hats, sunscreen, umbrellas, ponchos, rain boots, etc.

What is not allowed in?

No coolers or picnic baskets
No outside food or beverages
No laptops or tablets
No professional cameras or cameras with removable lenses
No selfie sticks
No lasers or laser pointers
No drones
No whistles or air horns
No fireworks or explosives
No musical instruments of any kind
No weapons of any kind
No drugs or drug paraphernalia
No pets (with exception of service animals)
No gang-related colors or patches
No chains, chain wallets, or spikes
No unauthorized vending or advertising

*** We do not provide on-site storage for personal items. ***

Can I use a credit/debit card to buy food, beverages or merchandise? Will there be ATMs available?

Most of our food and beverage stands do accept credit cards. Our merchandise booth also accepts cards. There will no ATMs available.

Where should I park?

UPDATED: There will be free parking but PLEASE CARPOOL if you can. Parking spaces are limited. We encourage you to utilize ride share apps such as Lyft or Uber to take you to and from the event. The parking lot is 1000 ft. away from event area. There will be a wagon shuttling people from the main entrance to the event area or you are welcome to walk. Arrive early to catch the wagon, the shuttling will stop when the concert begins.

What about the weather?

JJ Grey at Congaree and Penn Farm & Mills is an outdoor event and is held rain or shine. No refunds or exchanges will be given for weather. In the event of rain, we advise ponchos and rain boots.

What time do the doors to the venue open and when will it be over?

UPDATED: The “doors” open at 11:30 AM and the event begins at noon and will be over at 4 pm.

What safety measures do you have in place?

UPDATED: The safety of our fans, artists, staff and all others at the concert is of the utmost importance to us. We will have police and security staff present at the concert, as well as an ambulance on site in case of emergency.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you Saturday!