St. Augustine Amphitheatre & Ponte Vedra Music Hall

st augustine accommodations in the historic districtIf you’re looking for live entertainment on your Vacation in St Augustine FL, the St Augustine Amphitheatre is the most prominent venue and performing arts center in the Old City. The Saint Augustine Amphitheatre was originally constructed in 1965, to mark St. Augustine’s monumental 450th anniversary. Located in a gorgeous area of Anastasia State Park, the St Augustine Amphitheatre was built at the site of the old St. Augustine FL quarry where coquina rock was harvested and used to construct the Fort Castillo de San Marcos. Our St. Augustine Bed and Breakfast is located just 3 miles away from the St Augustine Amphitheatre. For more than 32 years, the St. Augustine Amphitheatre performed the “Official State Play of Florida,” the Cross & Sword production, which told the story of the European settlement and founding of St. Augustine by Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles. The show ended in 1996 and the St. Augustine Amphitheatre underwent extensive restoration in 2002. Since 2002, the St. Augustine Amphitheatre has welcomed numerous artists to its stage including Art Garfunkle and Boston Concert.

p_ampThe primary objective of the St. Augustine makeover was to increase its seating capacity. In addition to holding up to 4,500 concert goers, the renovations included four concession stands, merchandising area, grand plaza, arboretum, walking trails and conference room. Spend the day on Anastasia State Park! The island features beautiful beaches, walking trails, and rich historical exhibits. Our Bed and Breakfast in St Augustine is convenient to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, Anastasia State Park and other popular St Augustine Attractions. Browse and tour the rooms in our historic St. Augustine Bed and Breakfast. Situated in the heart of Historic St. Augustine, our guests are within walking distance of the best St. Augustine Shopping, St. Augustine Restaurants and historic St Augustine Attractions. Come enjoy our gourmet breakfast served each and then enjoy the very best the Old City has to offer. Contact us today and begin looking forward to a vacation of a lifetime!

Upcoming Shows…

St. Augustine Ampitheater

 1964 The Tribute

Friday, April 8, 2016
Gates 6:30PM | Starts 7:30PM
$49.00 – Seated Pit and Level 100
$39.00 – Level 200
$29.00 – Level 300 and Obstructed View

Back by popular demand! 1964: The Tribute named “The Best Beatles Tribute on Earth by Rolling Stone Magazine”! 1964: The Tribute takes their audiences on a musical journey to an era in rock history that will live in all of our hearts forever. They are hailed by critics and fans alike as the most authentic and endearing Beatles tribute in the world. Performing songs from the pre-Sgt Pepper era, “1964: The Tribute” astonishingly recreates an early 60’s live Beatles concert.

Rascal Flatts with guest Jana Kramer

On Sale Now!

Friday, April 22, 2016
Gates 7:00PM | Starts 8:00PM
$135.00 – Seated Pit
$99.50 – Level 100
$79.50 – Level 200
$59.50 – Level 300 and Obstructed View

If the members of Rascal Flatts could push a button and rewind the last 14 years, Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney would have a chance to relive some of the most impressive accomplishments in country music. The best-selling country vocal group of the past decade, Rascal Flatts has sold more than 22.5 million albums, scored 14 No. 1 singles, sold over 28 million digital downloads and earned more than 40 industry accolades, including six consecutive wins as the Country Music Association’s Vocal Group of the Year. Awards and statistics are impressive, but what means the most to the members of Rascal Flatts is that their music has become the soundtrack to so many lives. “My Wish” is played at graduations. “God Bless the Broken Road” has been heard at countless weddings. “I’m Movin’ On” has accompanied many difficult passages. “Life is a Highway” has blasted from the speakers during many road trips.

They continue to chronicle the joys and complexities of life on their ninth studio album. And though their latest collection is titled Rewind, living in the past is just not their style. Rooney, DeMarcus and LeVox forged ahead, enlisting famed rock producer Howard Benson (Hoobastank, Daughtry, Skillet) to create some of the most innovative music of their storied career. “Howard had never done a country project before, so neither one of us knew what to expect,” says Rooney, who credits Big Machine Label Group President/CEO Scott Borchetta with suggesting Benson. “It was a perfect match. We got to be in his world. We got to see how he does it and the players he likes to use in LA on the rock projects he’s done. Seeing the inside of his world and bringing our world into it, it’s like two completely unique worlds colliding and you hear that on these tracks like

“Payback.” You hear that on “Powerful Stuff,” even on the ballad “I Have Never Been to Memphis.” It has muscle to it in a way that I don’t think we ever put muscle into it before.”

Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo

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Sunday, May 1, 2016
Gates 6:00PM | Starts 7:00PM
$63.50 – Seated Pit
$53.50 – Level 100
$43.50 – Level 200, Level 300 and Obstructed View

“The hummingbird-fast guitar playing, laden with Latin and pop inflections, is visceral. You can’t keep your feet from moving, your hips from swiveling, your hands from clapping.” –

“Pioneers of the world music genre” –
Melding deep-heated flamenco, rumba, salsa and pop to the tune of 20 million albums sold, the GRAMMY Award-winning hit-makers behind “Bamboléo” celebrate in their very own, blistering tradition – taking audiences back to the south of France with flamenco guitars and booming Spanish vocals.
Uniting the family Reyes and the family Baliardo, The Gipsy Kings continues a tradition that has drawn famous fans such as Picasso, Cocteau, Dali and Chaplin. From playing on the streets of Cannes and the hedonistic heights of St. Tropez, breaking world music barriers as one of the rare groups to climb the US and World music charts. Featured in the likes of “The Big Lebowski”, “Toy Story 3” and “Glee”, the band has embraced western classics by Bob Marley, the Doobie Brothers and The Eagles with globe-hopping grace, whilst also incorporating dramatic cues from Brazilian and Caribbean culture.
Now bringing the party back to the United States, The Gipsy Kings will raise the roof with dance-ready furor, returning to their groundbreaking eponymous album and the nomadic spirit that has led them to their latest, Savor Flamenco – giving audiences the ‘deep shout at the heart of our community’.

Salt-N-Pepa and Kid ‘n Play with Rob Base, Coolio, Tone Loc and Color Me Badd

Saturday, May 21, 2016
Gates 6:00PM | Starts 7:00PM
$73.50 – Standing Pit
$63.50 – Level 100
$53.50 – Level 200
$43.50 – Level 300 and Obstructed View
VIP Meet and Greet Tickets Available

They are, undoubtedly, the group that changed the face of hip-hop as we know it. They also gave females across the globe a voice within their communities and the music industry as a whole. They are Salt-N-Pepa. Legends, icons, trailblazers, pioneers, innovators and trendsetters are just a few words often used to describe Salt-N-Pepa. From GRAMMYs to MTV Video Awards, they have won them all. Whether it’s the top of the charts or on stages at sold out coliseums across the country, they have done it all. They are GRAMMY-award winning group, Salt-N-Pepa, which consists of Cheryl Jamesand Sandy Denton (“Salt” and “Pepa”, respectively), andDeidre “Dee Dee” Roper (DJ Spinderella).  As the first ever female rap crew, Salt-N-Pepa, broke barriers and opened doors wide open that were once closed to women in hip-hop. They gave women a voice in a male dominated industry and transformed the way the music world saw women forever. With the hit songs “Push It,” “Shake Your Thang,” “Shoop” and “Whatta Man,” Salt-N-Pepa would defy everyone’s expectations and catapult hip-hop to new levels. You can’t list or mention the top rap songs of all time without their hit songs showing up. And you can’t talk about music history without mentioning their names. Their contributions to a culture and to the world of hip hop have influenced the landscape and look of music as we know it today.

Among the first groups to tame rap’s hardcore mentality into a positive, message-oriented music suitable for teens and mass audiences, Kid ‘n Play debuted in 1988 with the platinum album 2 Hype, which the duo later spun into a deal involving films and a Saturday-morning cartoon show, the first involving a rap act. Though their recording activity became limited during the ’90s — 1991’s Face the Nation was their last album — the group managed two sequels to their original House Partyfilm, as well as the 1991 teen flick Class Act. Kid (born Christopher Reid; Bronx, NY) and Play (born Christopher Martin; Queens, NY) first met while performing in rival high school groups (the Turnout Brothers and the Super Lovers, respectively) and initially teamed up as Fresh Force. Play’s former bandmate, Hurby “Luv Bug” Azor, became the duo’s manager and signed Kid ‘n Play to Select Records in 1987. Despite the predominance of James Brown samples during the mid-’80s, Azor gave 2 Hype a production job more rooted in disco and pop; thanks to the near-Top Ten R&B hit “Rollin’ with Kid ‘n Play,” the album eventually reached platinum status.

Rob Base from Harlem, New York (born Robert Ginyard May18, 1967) first began performing with a group called the Sure Shot Seven while in fifth grade. By the time of high school graduation, being only one of the members left in the group, Rob continued to work on becoming a Platinum artist. Their first single, “DJ Interview,” appeared on the “Mike and Dave” label, and the second single “Make It Hot” appeared on “World to World” record label. Rob gained momentum and received a distribution deal with Profile Records by 1988. The first Profile labeled release, the title track single from their debut album, “It Takes Two”, became a street sensation upon its release in mid-1988. Massive club airplay enhanced its impact considerably. Both the single and the album eventually went multi-platinum and Rob Base gained Single of the Year honors both in Spin Magazine and The Village Voice. The second single, “Get on the Dance Floor'” continued Rob’s dance appeal, and his excellent rapping helped him retain his street credentials. But Rob Base wasn’t done yet because he soon shocked the rap world with another monster smash called “Joy and Pain” which to this day is a classic song that plays all over the world. In 1989, Rob dropped a solo release called The Incredible Base and followed that record up with Break Of Dawn featuring one of Rob’s hardest hits “Symphony”, as well as his party anthem “Get Your Hands Up”.

Coolio (born Artis Leon Ivey, Jr.) was one of the first rappers to balance pop accessibility with gritty, street-level subject matter and language. Yet despite his nods to hardcore, his music was clearly more happy-go-lucky at heart; he shared the West Coast scene’s love of laid-back ’70s funk, and that attitude translated to his music far more often than Dr. Dre’s Death Row/G-funk axis. Most of Coolio’s hits including “Fantastic Voyage” and “1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin’ New)” were exuberant, good-time party anthems (save for his moody signature song “Gangsta’s Paradise”), and he created a goofy, ingratiating persona in the videos that supported them. In the process, Coolio took the sound of West Coast hip-hop to wider audiences than ever before, including those put off by, or too young for, the rougher aspects of G-funk.

TONE LOC soared from obscurity into pop stardom in 1989 when his hoarse voice and unmistakable delivery made the song “Wild Thing” (using a sample from Van Halen’s “Jamie’s Cryin'”) a massive hit winning countless other awards. The song “Wild Thing” was co-written by Marvin Young, better known as Young MC, as was the second single smash, “Funky Cold Medina.” The album Loc-ed After Dark became the second rap release ever to top the pop charts and one of the most popular of all time.

Color Me Badd is one of the top R&B vocal groups of all time.  The group has sold 12 million records in the United States.  Their debut album, C.M.B sold over 6 million copies worldwide and became certified Triple platinum in the United States.  They have 3 number 1 singles and 17 top 20 singles. Color Me Badd’s hit singles included “I Adore Mi Amor,” “All 4 Love,” “Thinkin’ Back,” and “Slow Motion”.  They were awarded the Favorite Single R&B/Soul trophy at the 19th annual American Music Awards, nominated for 6 GRAMMYs and won the Best R&B/Soul Single and Song of the Year categories at the sixth annual Soul Train Music Awards.

X102.9 presents Twenty One Pilots


Sunday, July 3, 2016
Gates 5:00PM | Starts 6:00PM
$55.00 – General Admission Standing Pit
$45.00 – Level 100
$45.00 – Level 200
$45.00 – Level 300
$45.00 – Obstructed View

Fueled By Ramen recording group Twenty One Pilots will be returning to the U.S. next summer for a massive headline tour deemed the “EMØTIØNAL RØADSHØW.”  The “EMØTIØNAL RØADSHØW” tour will see the band bringing their explosive live show to arenas and amphitheaters across the country and is set to kick off on May 31st at Cincinnati, OH’s US Bank Arena with a stopover at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on July 3rd. The summer-long trek, which includes the chart topping duo’s biggest headlining shows in North America to date, is quickly selling out with second nights added at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, California’s Greek Theatre, and an already sold out second night at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Additional dates announced today include New Hampshire’s Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Florida’s St. Augustine Amphitheatre and Washington’s WaMu Theater.

Twenty One Pilot’s recent “Blurryface Tour” proved to be a phenomenal success with all dates swiftly selling out. Highlights from the road included a stunning two night stand at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom, capacity crowds at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheater and Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre as well as a victorious homecoming performance at Columbus, OH’s Schottenstein Center. Furthermore, 2015 has also seen the duo of Tyler Joseph (vocals/piano) and Josh Dun (drums) performing top billed sets at Las Vegas, NV’s Life Is Beautiful, Austin, TX’s ACL Music Festival and Chicago, IL’s Lollapalooza where Rolling Stone declared the band to be among the “40 Best Things We Saw At Lollapalooza,” writing “(Twenty One Pilots) has succeeded as much as any band in recent history when it comes to over-inclusion. By trying on nearly everything in the pop-music spectrum (as well as nearly every form of headgear), (Tyler) Joseph and Josh Dun yielded huge, if unlikely, success.”

This week Twenty One Pilots continue their Alternative Radio reign at #1 with their new single “Stressed Out,” which is also rapidly scaling the Top 40 radio chart.  “Stressed Out” is the band’s first #1 at Alternative and second Top 5 single from their new record BLURRYFACE. The track has earned more than 40 million streams thus far while its companion video – directed by the band’s longtime collaborator Reel Bear Media (“Fairly Local,” “Lane Boy,” “Car Radio,” “Guns For Hands”) – has scored over 34 million views and counting at Twenty One Pilots’ official YouTube channel

BLURRYFACE, which follows Twenty One Pilots’ 2013 Fueled By Ramen debut, VESSEL – made a stunning chart debut upon its arrival earlier this year, entering the SoundScan/Billboard 200 at #1 with total sales exceeding 147,000 and affirmed the duo as an international breakthrough, reaching the Top 5 in Canada as well as the Top 20 in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.

Barenaked Ladies with guests Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark and Howard Jones

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Saturday, July 2, 2016
Gates 5:00PM | Starts 6:30PM
$79.50 – Seated Pit
$54.50 – Level 100 and Level 200
$44.50 – Level 300
$39.50 – Obstructed View

“I think it would be fair to say if the band was collectively known as Stella, then this record would indicate the reality that Stella had indeed got her groove back.” states Ed Robertson of Toronto’s Barenaked Ladies. After 27 years together, over 14 million albums sold, multiple Juno Awards, and GRAMMY nominations, Silverball, the cerebral band’s fourteenth album finds the long-standing partnership of Ed Robertson (guitar, vocals), Jim Creeggan (bass, vocals), Kevin Hearn (keyboard, guitar, vocals) and Tyler Stewart (drums, vocals) firing on all cylinders. In Robertson’s view, Silverball has already attained a lofty status in the band’s canon, for reasons that are fundamental and enduring. “I think the strength of this record is the band playing together,” he says. “We’re pushing in new directions — as always, I think — but it’s still unmistakably these four guys playing together, and that’s what I’m most proud of. I put the record on and it doesn’t sound like anything we’ve ever done before, and yet it is unmistakably the new Barenaked Ladies record. We made it quickly and effortlessly, and I think it’s a great showcase of what this band is capable of.”

 Slightly Stoopid with special guests SOJA and Fortunate Youth

Tickets on sale Friday, February 26 at 10am

Thursday, August 11, 2016
Gates 4:30PM | Starts 5:30PM
$42.50 – Standing Pit, Level 100 and Level 200
$37.50 – Level 300 and Obstructed View

Doughty, along with drummer Ryan “Rymo” Moran; percussionist Oguer “OG” Ocon; saxophonist Daniel “Dela” Delacruz, keyboardist Paul Wolstencroft; trumpet and trombone player Andy Geib; plus special guest and “unofficial 8th member” Karl Denson (The Rolling Stones/Greyboy Allstars). Known for their fusion of folk, rock, reggae and blues with hip-hop, punk, funk and D.I.Y. work ethic, Slightly Stoopid has currently sold over 900,000 records on their own Stoopid Records label.  Their most recent studio album Meanwhile… Back at the Lab reached #3 on the Billboard Top Alternative Albums chart and #37 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart.

“We’re a touring act, and we’ve been on the road pretty much non-stop over the last decade,” explains Doughty, offering that the band’s own local recording studio and rehearsal clubhouse “The Lab at Stoopid Studios” (within the warehouse district of Mission Valley just inland of Ocean Beach), is a key ingredient of what keeps the band’s sound fresh.  In fact, the title and album cover reference the band’s collective escape from touring where they have been working on numerous creative and collaborative projects. “What’s nice about having our own environment to record in, and analyze the music, is it really lets us keep an organic feel.  For Slightly Stoopid, I feel like it’s a step into the next level, as far as understanding the process of recording, understanding the process of songwriting.  We took everything that we’ve learned over the years and really put it into this place and into our music.”

An Evening with Ray LaMontagne

Tickets on sale Friday, March 4 at 10am

Sunday, August 14, 2016
Gates 5:30PM | Starts 7:00PM
$59.50 – Seated Pit and Level 100 Rows A through G
$44.50 – Level 100 Rows H through N and Level 200
$30.00 – Level 300 and Obstructed View

“Hearing Ray LaMontagne perform live is a poignant and magical experience.” – Consequence of Sound

GRAMMY Award winner Ray LaMontagne announces dates for his 2016 North American Tour.  The 45 city tour will start in Cincinnati, OH on June 10th and culminate in Dallas, TX on September 24th.  Ray will be touring in support of his sixth studio album, Ouroboros which will be available on March 4thvia RCA Records. Ouroboros was produced by Ray and Jim James of My Morning Jacket. The album was written by LaMontagne and features first single, “Hey, No Pressure”. NPR’s All Songs Considered called the track an “inspired new song,” stamped the album “incredible” and lauded that Ray “has continued to push himself in different directions.”

Fans who pre-order any version of Ouroboros from Amazon beginning 12:01 AM PT on January 29th through 11:59 PM PT on February 11th will receive an exclusive pre-sale code for early access to tickets for the upcoming tour. Beginning February 3rd at 12:00 PM ET, those who received a code will be able to exclusively purchase tickets until 9:59 AM ET on March 3rd.  Tickets to the general public will go on sale beginning March 4th. For more details on the tour, please visit

Ray LaMontagne has released 5 studio albums (Trouble, Till The Sun Turns Black, Gossip in the Grain, God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise and Supernova) and sold out numerous tours across the US.  Ray’s 2010 album God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise won the GRAMMY for Best Folk Album and was nominated in the coveted Song of The Year category for “Beg Steal or Borrow”.  Ray’s last single, “Supernova” off the album of the same name became one of Ray’s fastest growing singles at AAA radio, with the song rocketing into the top 5 within two weeks of impact.

Goo Goo Dolls with special guests Collective Soul and Tribe Society

Tickets on sale Friday, February 26 at 10am

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Gates 5:00PM | Starts 6:00PM
$69.50 – Seated Pit and Level 100
$49.50 – Level 200
$29.50 – Level 300 and Obstructed View

Multi-platinum, GRAMMY-nominated band Goo Goo Dolls — made up of vocalist-guitarist John Rzeznik and bassist Robby Takac — will be touring in support of their new album, entitledBoxes, which is due for release from Warner Bros. Records this spring.  The Goo Goo Dolls are one of the most globally respected and influential forces in popular music, selling more than 10 million albums since 1986. They have scored 14 Top 10 radio hits (more than any other artist in the history of the Hot AC format), including “Name,” “Slide,” and “Iris,” the latter spending nearly 12 straight months on the Billboard charts and holding the No. 1 position for 17 consecutive weeks. The band has toured the globe countless times, performed in front of millions of fans, received numerous awards (including four GRAMMY nominations), and recorded and released ten studio albums, including their latest, Magnetic, which debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and at No. 2 on the Top Rock Albums chart, propelled by the single “Come To Me” — the fastest-growing single in the Goos’ history. Rzeznik has also been honored with the Songwriters Hall of Fame Hal David Starlight Award.

Born during the rise of grunge and alternative rock, Collective Soul broke into mainstream popularity when they rose to international fame in 1993 with the rock anthem “Shine.” The multi-platinum quintet has been making music for two decades since then and has a catalog of #1 hits under their belts. Collective Soul helped shape and define alternative rock with lots of guitars and attitude.  Collective Soul was formed in the small town of Stockbridge, Ga., in the early 1990’s. The band’s debut album Hints Allegations and Things Left Unsaid was originally released in 1993 on Atlanta indie label Rising Storm. The album was a collection of Ed Roland’s (lead vocals/keyboards/guitars) demos that spread like fire through the college circuit and the popularity of the album locally spurred Atlantic to pick it up for a major-label release. “Shine” quickly became the rock anthem played across the country on radio and on MTV and set the band up for an arena tour with Aerosmith. Their self-titled second album was a triple platinum juggernaut and would define their sound with guitar driven songs and passionate vocals. The album produced five Top Ten hits and two of the singles–“December” and “The World I Know”–charted on the Top 40, which spoke to the band’s crossover appeal.  Collective Soul’s music has often been covered by well-known artists. In 2001, Dolly Parton won a GRAMMY Award for Best Country Vocal Performance with her cover version of “Shine”. In further recognition of their artistic achievement, Collective Soul was inducted into The Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 2009.

Island Records recording artists, Tribe Society, formed in 2015 with core members of the Boston-based indie pop collective Gentleman Hall. Recently, in a Huffington Post review for the single “Kings” off their new Lucid Dreams EP the band was praised for their “prophetic lyrics and big room sound”. This alternative-rock powerhouse cites an eclectic mix of influences, from hip-hop and psych-rock to icy electronica, industrial pop, and soaring, stadium-ready, ‘90’s-inspired alternative rock.

Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary with guests Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin

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Saturday, September 10, 2016
Gates 7:00PM | Starts 8:00PM
$89.50 – Seated Pit and Level 100
$69.50 – Level 200
$49.50 – Level 300
$39.50 – Obstructed View

Music legend Brian Wilson has added a slate of new show dates to his upcoming 2016 world tour to celebrate and perform the iconic album Pet Sounds for a final time, in honor of its 50th anniversary. Originally released on May 16, 1966, Pet Sounds is universally hailed as one of the greatest albums of all time. With 65 dates now confirmed, and several previously announced dates selling out in record time, Wilson and his band will be joined by former bandmates Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin when they kick off the tour this Spring.

Fans can expect a live performance of Pet Sounds in its entirety, as well as top hits and fan favorites spanning his 54-year career with The Beach Boys and as a solo artist.

“I would have the musicians keep playing over and over again till the sound made sense. I worked overtime on that; I worked hours to get it right. If the sound didn’t make any sense, then I wouldn’t know what to do — I’d be lost! It’s instinct that tells me. I have an instinct for music, or a feeling about it, and I’ll have my feelings guide my hands.” – Brian Wilson

He is one of popular music’s most deeply revered figures, the main creative force behind some of the most cherished recordings in rock history. Indeed, it is no exaggeration to callBrian Wilson one of the most influential composers of the last century. Pet Sounds is a record that forever changed the course of popular music; the emotional autobiography of its 23-year old “auteur,” it is considered by many to be one of the greatest albums ever made. In the process of bringing it to life, its composer, arranger and producer (that is, Mr. Wilson) rewrote all the rules of what a record could be; as one observer noted, its release was “Independence Day” for rock ‘n’ roll. Primarily working with a new collaborator (lyricist and songwriter Tony Asher), the album featured a dozen originals (including two astounding instrumentals); Pet Sounds was a musical canvas as boundless as Brian’s heart. (Ironically, when you hear the lost innocence in the wail of “Caroline No,” you realize that Pet Sounds not only heals our broken heart but Brian’s too.)

Ponte Vedre Music Hall, Ponte Vedra FL

Dave Rawling’s Machine featuring Gillian Welch

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Gates 7:00PM | Starts 8:00PM
$40.00 – Reserved Seating

“Rawlings is the most original guitar player of his generation.” -The New Yorker

“There’s nothing old-fashioned about Rawlings’ brilliantly idiosyncratic fights of guitar fancy. Nobody gets more emotion out of less volume than he does.” – Rolling Stone

“…a vivid journey through a bedeviled, bygone world punctuated by Rawlings’ mellow tenor and wicked picking, all grounded by Welch’s plaintive harmony and steady strumming.” – Associated Press

“The Dave Rawlings Machine delivers a stark and stunning masterpiece”

Dave Rawlings Machine, whose rousing live show has prompted critics and fans alike to call them “one of the hottest string bands on the planet” (SF Weekly),  will perform on April 6, 2016 at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall in support of their critically acclaimed second album, Nashville Obsolete. Recorded on analog tape at Woodland Sound Studios in Nashville, TN, Nashville Obsolete features seven original compositions written by Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings. Produced by Rawlings, Nashville Obsolete highlights the brilliant musicianship of Dave Rawlings and Gillian Welch on lead vocals and guitar, Paul Kowert (Punch Brothers) on bass, Willie Watson (formerly of Old Crow Medicine Show) on vocals and guitar and guest appearances from Brittany Haas (fiddle) and Jordan Tice (mandolin).

The beloved duo of Welch and Rawlings recently added another accolade to their career accomplishments as they accepted the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting from the Americana Music Association. The award was presented at the association’s 2015 Honors & Awards ceremony held September 16, 2015 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Nashville Obsolete marks the 7thstudio album on which Welch and Rawlings have collaborated together in their acclaimed two decade long creative partnership, including their most recent offering, the GRAMMY-nominated Gillian Welch release The Harrow and the Harvest (2011), the 2009 Dave Rawlings Machine release A Friend of a Friend which MOJO hailed as “the best Americana debut of the year” in their 4-star reviewand the 2001 Gillian Welch masterpiece Time (The Revelator).

Shakey Graves with special guest Son Little

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Gates 7:00PM | Starts 8:00PM
$18.00 – Advance General Admission Standing Room
$20.00 – Day of Show General Admission Standing Room

And The War Came, the latest release by Shakey Graves, is a tremendously powerful piece of folk revival.” –

“His onstage charisma is vibrant and magnetic” –

Billing himself only as “A Gentleman From Texas,” Shakey Graves’ monumental rise into the spotlight has always been shrouded in mystery.

The on-stage persona of Austin native Alejandro Rose-Garcia, Shakey Graves began as a private creative outlet. His folky, esoteric bedroom recordings quickly developed a cult following, and he soon began performing live as a one-man band, with a knack for storytelling and an enigmatic stage presence that immediately draws listeners into his strange narrative world.

Graves’ first album, Roll the Bones, established the powerful, mesmerizing Shakey Graves sound of Rose-Garcia accompanying himself on guitar and a handmade kick drum built out of an old suitcase. NPR Music named him one of 10 artists music fans “should’ve known in 2012,” describing him as “astonishing…unclassifiably original. And frighteningly good.”Paste included him in a “Best of What’s Next” feature, praising his “gnarly composite of blues and folk,” while The New York Times observed that Shakey Graves “makes the one-man band approach look effortless.”

With the release of his most recent album And The War Cameon Dualtone Records, Shakey Graves has become something much bigger. Now joined on stage by a backing band, Shakey Graves is selling out major venues around the country, has appeared on Conan, Letterman and Seth Myers, taped an episode of Austin City Limits, and recently won the Americana Music Association’s “Emerging Artist of the Year” award.