Tag Archives: Ryan Murphy

Tame Impala at The Amp in May 2019, The Amp St. Augustine, Florida, Live Music Venue, St. Augustine Amphitheatre

THE AMP: St. Augustine Amphitheatre Leads Nation as an Eco-Friendly Live Music Venue

An Epic Celebration of Live Entertainment The recent exit of as the driving force behind the has left big shoes to fill. But it also cemented Murphy’s legacy as a forward-thinking leader who implemented a series of green practices to make the Amp a fully sustainable venue and put St. Augustine on the map as a live music destination. Murphy stepped down April 20 after a decade-long tenure as the county’s Director of Cultural Events. He was responsible for programming at The Amp and Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, both county-owned and operated venues which he developed into profitable, innovative and …

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Sing Out Loud Festival, St. Augustine, Florida

Sing Out Loud Festival Features 253 Artists Sept 1-23 in St. Augustine, Florida

For Ryan Murphy, all the world’s a stage.  Everything from a coffee house to a grassy field holds the possibility of music. It’s that kind of out-of-the-box thinking that’s helped grow his into one of ‘s signature music events celebrating local, regional and national artists. “For me, anywhere and everywhere could be a stage. I look at everything like the back of someone’s store or a parking lot and think I would know how to put a small stage and PA here and make it really cool. And I love doing that. I think it comes from a year of …

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Sing Out Loud Festival, St. Augustine, Florida, Music Festival

The Largest Free Music Festival: Sing Out Loud Festival in St. Augustine, Florida

RETURNS THIS SEPTEMBER, PERFORMANCES BY STEVE EARLE, LAKE STREET DIVE, WOLF PARADE, DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND, LOS LOBOS & HUNDREDS MORE St. Augustine, Fla. – The Sing Out Loud Music Festival, the largest free music festival ever held in St. Johns County, returns for three weekends this September. Hundreds of performances will take place at multiple music venues around St. Augustine, Florida in an epic celebration of local, regional and national singers, songwriters and musicians. The Sing Out Loud Festival is presented by Community First Credit Union and produced by the St. Johns County Cultural Events Division (which owns and operates …

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LIVE! is Large in Jacksonville

Freebird Live Final Show January 20th It’s the end of an era at the corner of First Street and First Avenue North in Jacksonville Beach. is closing its doors Wednesday, January 20th. The Freebird Live space will become ” and be managed by the same group that operated , which has two locations on the First Coast. Since opening its doors 16 years ago, Freebird Live established itself as an anchor for live music at the beach. Big names in every virtually genre graced the stage including Blues Traveler, Buddy Miles, Ryan Bingham, Richie Havens, Mofro, George Clinton & the …

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When Every Drop Counts: Musicians Gather for Clean Water Music Fest IV

Clean water changes everything. Every day, 4,100 children die because of waterborne illness in regions like Ethiopia, Rwanda, Mali, and Niger. Women and children walk hours upon hours every day to collect water that inevitably makes them sick. Families must decide how much of their precious water supply they want to use daily for bathing, cooking, cleaning, and drinking. Another issue critical to conditions in developing nations is sanitation, which is also addressed by charity: water projects. When basic health information and sanitation is provided in these communities, young women are finally able to go to school after they hit …

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Ryan Murphy – The Puzzle Master Behind St. Augustine’s 450th

If history has taught us anything, it’s to reflect on our successes and our failures as a roadmap for the future. has a lot of practice staging massive events for the city of St. Augustine and is always looking back at past endeavors to determine what works and where he can find room for improvement. As the director of the city’s Cultural Events Division, Murphy and the St. Johns County staff are gearing up for the city’s 450th anniversary celebration featuring for over 80 bands and cultural arts performances over three days. This is Murphy’s wheelhouse. Putting on large concerts …

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Community First Night Owl Cinema Series Returns to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre

Community First Credit Union (Community First) and the St. Augustine Amphitheatre proudly announce the return of the free, family-friendly “Community First Night Owl Cinema” Series. This year, the series will feature seven movie nights throughout the summer months, beginning with fan favorite on Sunday, June 14 and ending with the beloved on Friday, August 7. The series is free and open to all ages, with free parking and concessions available for purchase. Now in its third year, the Community First Night Owl Cinema Series draws thousands of moviegoers who come to enjoy free, family-friendly films projected on a giant 18 …

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