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Grammy Nominated Jackson Browne Comes to St. Augustine

Posted by: Alayna Oram in Uncategorized
 

Picking a home in St. Johns County means you’ll never be bored because it’s full of fun things to do! From history and culture to beaches and world class golf, there is something for everyone. Of course, live music is part of the activity mix, too. One of the best places to enjoy music is the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. The venue was built in 1965 to celebrate St. Augustine’s 400th anniversary. In true St. Augustine fashion, building the amphitheatre was a community effort. The county donated labor and equipment to clear and excavate the 16-acre section of Anastasia State Park. The architect and construction company designed and built the facility at cost. Many local clubs and organizations raised funds to complete the venue. In 2002, St. Johns County decided to refurbish the 37-year-old facility. After five years of construction, the amphitheatre re-opened. Once again the theater is enjoying wonderful success.

If you have never experienced a concert at the amphitheatre, the month of August will give you many opportunities to see what all of the fuss is about. On August 7, Grammy nominated Jackson Browne will perform with his band. In addition to billboard hits like “Running on Empty” and “For America”, he will play songs from his new album “Time the Conqueror.”

Counting Crows performs at the amphitheater on August 14. The band has enjoyed success since their 1993 debut selling over 20 million records and having eight Top 5 singles. On August 15, one of the most influential heavy metal bands of the 1970s – Judas Priest – hits the stage. Joining them is one of the 1980s biggest hair bands, Whitesnake. They saw commercial success with “Here I Go Again,” “Fool for Your Lovin” and “Is This Love.” Rounding out the month, Crosby, Stills & Nash performs on August 23 and O.A.R. with Brett Dennen plays on August 28.

For other upcoming shows, directions and other information, visit staugamphitheatre.com. You will be glad you did!

 
 


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