Rock Out at the Farm for a Great Cause This Dec.1

The North Florida Land Trust, a nonprofit land conservation organization that serves as a champion of environmental protection for thousands of acres of parks and preserves in Jacksonville, is hosting a very special family festival.

Live music, local food, craft beer, and conservation go hand in hand at a new local event!

The North Florida Land Trust, a nonprofit land conservation organization that serves as a champion of environmental protection for thousands of acres of parks and preserves in Jacksonville, is hosting a very special family festival.

Beautiful oak trees, rice fields, orchards and ponds will be the backdrop for an afternoon of music, food, drinks and fun as Jacksonville native JJ Grey takes center stage for a benefit concert for North Florida Land Trust. Grey has received worldwide acclaim with his band, JJ Grey and Mofro, and on Dec. 1, he will bring his solo sound to Congaree and Penn Farm & Mills.

Visitors will be treated to an afternoon of music in a beautiful natural setting. The event will begin at 12 p.m. and will last until 4 p.m. Baystreet Band, another Jacksonville original, and their blues project, MillaJohn’s BlueSoul, will be opening for JJ Grey. Multiple food trucks will be set up and guests will also be able to purchase Congaree and Penn Farm Cider and local beers.

North Florida Land Trust chose Congaree and Penn for this event because it is a beautiful setting and a working farm and fits nicely with NFLT’s mission to protect and preserve natural lands, historic resources and working lands. NFLT works closely with landowners throughout the state to protect land from development through a number of strategies including the acquisition or donation of conservation easements. A conservation easement on a land will protect the land in perpetuity.

Preserving Florida’s natural lands is important to protect our state’s natural resources for future generations. The North Florida Land Trust mission is to protect and preserve natural lands, historic resources and working lands throughout north Florida through land donation, acquisition, and other strategies. Preserving lands protects wildlife and the natural resources those lands provide. Protecting environmentally sensitive lands can also provide ecosystem services. Ecosystem services are defined as services provided by the natural environment that we would otherwise pay for; in short, it is what nature provides us for free. Preserving the land reduces or eliminates the need for storm water drainage or sewage treatment facilities, prevents or reduces flooding, provides fisheries and even provides areas for wildlife viewing. As our population continues to grow and development continues to expand, it is crucial that important natural areas are preserved, to ensure our area’s natural resources and critical wildlife habitats are protected for years to come.

How much are tickets?
General admission tickets are $60 each and include a signature cocktail by Manifest Distilling or a snow cone from Sunshine Grindz food truck. General admission tickets can be purchased at https://904tix.com/events/JJGrey-NFLT.
Kids ages 3 and under are free.

Event Day Details
Time: Gates will open at 12 p.m.
Address: Congaree and Penn Farm & Mills is located at 11830 Old Kings Rd.
For more information: www.nflt.org.

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