We turn to stories and pictures and music because they show us who and what and why we are.

 – Madeleine L’Engle



“An Evening of Story & Song” was a long-running concert series hosted by Mark and Donna Paz Kaufman in Fernandina Beach, Florida after they had relocated to Amelia Island from Nashville. Over a 10-year period, dozens of singer/songwriters that they had come to know in Nashville enjoyed an attentive and appreciative audience in a listening-room atmosphere. Now, we are able to continue the series in our very own venue.


Story & Song Center for Arts & Culture is a two-story building of approximately 2,200 sq. ft. on each floor, with elevator access available. The upstairs Art Gallery event space accommodates up to 125 people. There is a 10-channel sound board/mixer, stage lighting, 2 monitors, 3 microphones and a 96 sq. ft. elevated stage.

Terms and Conditions

Performances are booked monthly, sometimes more than a year in advance. Story & Song makes every effort to ensure a full house, though no guarantees can be made. Concert tickets are $25 per person, with $20 paid to our guest artists, who are permitted to retain 100% of their merchandise sales. Accommodations for one or two nights are available in private residences, with meals provided at our Bookstore Bistro.

Artist Expectations

Guest artists are expected to:

  •  Incur their own travel expenses which exceed $150

  • Arrive in Fernandina Beach at least three hours prior to scheduled performance time

  • Remain on-site for at least one hour after the performance to sign CDs and allow for any planned VIP receptions

  • Perform two 45-50 minute sets with one 15-20 minute intermission; original material only; no covers

  • Engage and connect with the audience through stories, humor, banter, etc.

For more information or to request a booking, contact Mark Kaufman