This month at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre

Music lovers, the St. Augustine Amphitheatre is the place to be this month. The May concert calendar is jam packed with stellar performers spanning the genres. There is, quite literally, something for everyone.
The month kicks off with a few throwbacks. For fans of 90s-era alt rock, the Smashing Pumpkins will be on hand on the 2nd sharing the standards that put them on top and the new tunes that have been keeping them in the limelight. They’ll be joined by Portland’s psychedelic rock group Aan. On May 3rd, the Midwest Rock ‘n’ Roll Express is pulling into the station with a classic rock triple bill featuring STYX, REO Speedwagon and Ted Nugent. Rounding out the week will be a performance by legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, who’s helped shape music as we know it for over 50 years. He’ll be joined by up-and-coming rockers Dawes.
The San Agustin Sol Festival will bring some Latin flavor to the First Coast. The two-night event will be held the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on the 9th with performances by Nachito Herrera and Chico Lobos, and the Amphitheatre on the 10th with Eddie Palmieri and Claudia Villela.
Modern rock’s most recent break-out band, Imagine Dragons, will be performing on the 11th along with Paper Route and X Ambassadors. The chart-topping Vegas quartet have been selling out clubs and amphitheaters since the release of their debut album, Night Visions, last summer, so this is a great opportunity to see what all the fuss is about.
Country fans will get their turn to visit the Amphitheatre on the 17th when Alan Jackson takes to the stage. Over the course of his 20+ year career, Jackson has sold over 60 million records, won a multitude of awards and has been inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. He’ll be joined by band-on-the-rise Gloriana.
Last but certainly not least, Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers will close the month with a performance on the 26th. Though fronted by a world-renowned comedian, actor, author and playwright, this bluegrass group is anything but a joke. Yes, Martin’s banter will have you giggling between songs, but his skills on the banjo are what will have you cheering in the aisles.

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