Ponte Vedra

Ponte Vedra Concert Hall: 2015 Winter/Spring schedule

1050 A1A, Ponte Vedra Beach, 471-1965, www.pvconcerthall.com Feb 5 GLEN HANSARD Glen Hansard is renowned for his work as the songwriter behind Once, the musical and the movie, which has garnered its fair share of awards. Hansard is also known for his work as principal songwriter and vocalist/guitarist for the Irish group, The Frames. Recently, Hansard released his first ever solo album, Rhythm & Repose.   Feb 6 AN ACOUSTIC EVENING WITH TRAVIS TRITT Enjoy a special evening with CMA and Grammy award-winning country artist, Travis Tritt. An up-close and personal event punctuated by personal stories and anecdotes about his …

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Devon Allman

WHAT: Tab Benoit with the Devon Allman Band WHERE: Ponte Vedra Concert Hall WHEN: Nov 12 at 8pm Tickets: $24.50-$34.50 INFO: pvconcerthall.com or 209-0399 It’s hard to deny the power of DNA, especially with an enviable rock ‘n roll pedigree, but  is his own man. Growing up in Texas, Allman lived the typical suburban life, playing soccer, working at , and hocking guitars at a music store. He has long since made peace with the man that once was just a framed 5×7 on his childhood dresser and what it means to chart a course all on his own. “I …

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Photo Gallery: Richard Marx at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

Fresh off releasing Beautiful Goodbye, his first studio album in 10 years, Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter  hit the road this fall for a highly anticipated U.S. tour.  Says the singer, “I’m very excited to tour behind my new album Beautiful Goodbye and play some new songs along with all the hits.” The Whatever We Started tour brought Richard and his band to the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on October 9.

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Richard Marx

WHEN: October 9th, 8pm WHERE:  TICKETS: www.pvconcerthall.com PHONE: (904) 209-0367 It’s been nearly a decade since  released his own new material, but the Grammy-winning artist has been anything but idle. Through the years, Marx has established himself as a successful songwriter, penned hit singles for many of the industry’s top recording artists, from  to , and he is preparing to launch a new project with . But first, Marx will hit the road in support of his new album Beautiful Goodbye. His October 9 performance at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall will be a festive event full of music, stories, …

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SONNY LANDRETH Jan. 17 at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

Sonny Landreth

Landreth performs on Thursday, January 17th at the  in support of his new album newest “ELEMENTAL JOURNEY”  is an American blues musician from southwest Louisiana who is especially known as a slide guitar player. When he is not touring and performing, he resides in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. Landreth is best known for his slide playing, having developed a technique where he also frets notes and plays chords and chord fragments behind the slide while he plays. Landreth plays with the slide on his little finger, so that his other fingers have more room to fret behind the slide. He’s also …

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Matisyahu at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

On August 24th  played at the  with opening act . It was a reggae-fueled concert for all walks of life. The show was the definition of the term “all ages,” with a range from little kids to cute couples older than my grandparents. The majority of the crowd was laid back, white beach people. I saw a couple of kids rocking their yarmulkes. I imagine that after years of being forced to wear them, this was the one time that they were probably excited to don their kippahs in public. Trevor Hall is a kid from Hilton Head, North Carolina …

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New Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

First Coast music lovers will have a new place to hear live music this month. The  will officially open its doors to the public on Sunday, February 13th for their inaugural event, an evening with Canadian folk-rock act . After that, an impressive lineup of musicians will be making their way to the brand new stage, including the ,  and . But the new facility promises to bring more than just good tunes to the community. Managed by the St. Johns County Cultural Events Division, the  had very different origins than your typical venue- up until 2005 it was New …

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Urban Flats

If there’s one constant factor about  newly arrived , it’s the buzz. They’re constantly busy, even throughout the rainy Saturday lunch hours during which we paid our first visit. Photos of Jacksonville from eras long gone adorn the walls, accenting the clean, low-key atmosphere with a touch of nostalgic and reverence. But, as nice as the ambiance is, this place doesn’t get by on its decor alone. Urban Flats, as the name suggests, specializes in gourmet flatbreads. Made from whole-wheat flour and baked in a stone-hearth, they take their flatbreads very seriously and it is highly recommended to at least …

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JJ’s Liberty Bistro in Ponte Vedra

In hopes of an authentic French experience (as in owned and operated by a French expatriate) our quest lead us to  in . Although we’d passed  on Gate Parkway many times and had wanted to try it for a while, we thought it best to visit the Ponte Vedra restaurant first because it is the original and is where owner-operator JJ himself works. Most items on their lunch menu are under $10. JJ’s Bistro, which is far cuter on the inside than its strip mall location implies, goes beyond the scope of a regular restaurant. It doubles as a wine, …

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