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A Year in Review: 2019 Jacksonville Shows & Concerts by Photographer Kim Reed, The Rolling Stones at TIAA Bank Field

Year in Review: 2019 Jacksonville Shows & Concerts by Photographer Kim Reed

When the curtains rose and the spotlights came on, my long-lens Nikon was fixed right in the middle of the stage to catch Cher as she stepped out in all of her splendor at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville. Only she was lowered down from the ceiling on a rope instead. Fortunately, I, Kim Reed, photographer at EU Jacksonville, managed to change tack and capture her glittery descent in all its glory.  The music scene in NE Florida includes such intimate spaces as and ranges through venues such as the , the and larger venues like , , …

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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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The Little Circus That Could: The Venardos Circus Kicks Off in St. Augustine Dec 19-Jan 27

The Venardos Circus arrives at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre this holiday season to debut a brand-new show and kick off the 2019 season. But Kevin Venardos of never dreamed of running away to join the circus; he envisioned himself performing on Broadway. A New Jersey kid who loved to sing and dance, Venardos studied musical theater at school. “At 22 years old, I was in New York auditioning for everything people would pay me money to do,” he explains, “I happened upon this really incredible adventure just by chance or by fate. I got a job as a ringmaster when …

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A Win, A Night: The National at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre

By Paul Vranesh A National concert has the potential to be marred in musical one-upmanship. The unironic characterizations of indie music fans found in James Murphy’s lyrics to Losing My Edge could run rampant and unchecked. This is The National, after all – Brooklyn darlings whose biting lyrics, humbling musicality, and NYC indie cred demand adoration and respect amongst all those in-the-know. These qualities also inspire a vicious sense of appropriation and “where were you when Alligator dropped” contention. As an unabashed devotee to all things National, I tried to imagine what I would find in the pit of the on May 5th. …

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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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It’s Starting To Sound A Lot Like Summer! An Interview with Micah of Iration

I don’t have a single summer feel good playlist that doesn’t include the positive and fun vibes Iration sends through the speakers. It could be the dead of winter and Iration’s tunes make the air smell of summertime. I never in a million years thought that I would get the chance to chat with lead singer ! But, when given the chance I certainly jumped at the opportunity. We talked about how far has come, what’s new and in the works for the band, some of the guy’s favorite summer activities, and of course their excitement to come to the …

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98 Degrees at the My2K Tour at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, photo by Morgan Bates, Nick Lachey

My2K Tour at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre: 98°, O-Town, Dream, Ryan Cabrera

When I saw that four of the greatest pop bands from nineties would be coming to the , my inner teen literally squealed out loud! I always knew that one day all of those TRL episodes and early morning Pop Up Video binges would pay off! 90’s kids dreams will come true as we finally get to see (and sing along loudly with) the pop superstars 98 Degrees, O-Town, Dream, and ! The night will be full of excitement as these four iconic pop bands take us back to the era of infectious pop with performances of some of their most …

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An Affair of the Heart: Rick Springfield at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre

  It’s An Affair of the Heart It was a balmy night in St. Augustine as I traveled back in time to the 80s – the decade that launched MTV, the music video and big hair bands. The rain cleared just in time for and to warm up the crowd for Rick Springfield. The Romantics had the crowd singing along to their popular hits, including What I Like About You and Talking in Your Sleep. As Loverboy took the stage, fans broke out the red bandanas. They did not disappoint with favorites like their first breakout song The Kid is …

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Now for Something Really Cool: The Ice Plant

The Ice Plant 110 Riberia St, St. Augustine, FL 32084 (904) 829-6553 iceplantbar.com It’s hard to believe that the gap between a good and bad cocktail has so much to do with the ice. This idea is the cornerstone of the in St. Augustine, a bar and restaurant that is housed in an actual ice plant that dates back to 1927. They carve their ice daily from blocks of slow-frozen filtered water so that their bartenders can make drinks colder and with the ideal amount of dilution. Great ice alone isn’t going to make a high-quality cocktail. First-rate ingredients, including …

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Fiesta 450! The St. Augustine Amphitheatre Celebrates the 450th Anniversary of St. Augustine

BY RENEE UNSWORTH EVENT: EMMA presents Fiesta 450! VENUE: St. Augustine Amphitheatre DATE: Sunday, September 6, 2015 TIME: Doors 3pm / Free Performances 4– 7:30pm / Ticketed Performance 7:30pm TICKET PRICES: $19.00-$100.00 INFO: www.emmaconcerts.com; www.staugamphitheatre.com The nation’s oldest city is celebrating its 450th birthday in September. Visits by the king and queen of Spain, a music and street festival, and the annual Menendez landing will take place, along with a day-long celebration of Spanish culture at the . will feature six hours of live music, dance, cultural groups, reenactors and more. This event is hosted by the , a nonprofit, …

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