Florida's Historic Coast Travel Planner 2018 - Page 22

Music St. Augustine Amphitheatre We’ve Got The Beat The St. Augustine Amphitheatre, situated in tranquil Anastasia State Park, welcomes top national and international touring acts such as Joe Bonamassa, Justin Moore and Little Big Town. This outdoor concert venue has a seated capacity of more than 4,000 and has repeatedly been named one of the best in the world by industry expert Pollstar. St. Augustine Amphitheatre’s Front Porch concert space has added even more performances to the schedule. Popular with locals is the “Amp’s” unique Backyard events, which feature up-and- comers and lesser-known bands. These shows are often times free or low cost. If you’re looking for a more intimate venue highlighting singer-songwriters and the like, head to Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. North of the Nation’s oldest city along scenic A1A, PVCH (as it’s known) previously served as a church and has been perfectly converted for concerts and entertainment. PVCH welcomes award-winning artists spanning every musical genre including 10,000 Maniacs, Don McLean and Robin Trower. It has standing room for 900 and off ers family- friendly events as well as stand-up comedians and performing arts. Florida’s Historic Coast is a haven for musicians. There is no shortage of live music at hundreds of bars, restaurants, and pop up stages. In the summer months, weekly free concerts take place in St. Augustine’s Plaza de la Constitucion and the St. Johns County Ocean Pier Park. The summertime Sing Out Loud Festival off ers weekends of free entertainment for residents and visitors alike. Wobbly Toms 20 No matter what you add to your Historic Coast itinerary, live music is bound to cross your path. It’s been said that music gives a soul to the universe. If what they say is true, Florida’s Historic Coast is brimming with spirit.