The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is an outdoor music venue where many of Northeast Florida's biggest concerts and music festivals happen.
With its location near the beach and not far from gorgeous Anastasia State Park, St. Augustine Amphitheatre is a destination visit for music-lovers of all shapes, sizes and tastes in music.
From old-school rock to indie bands and even jazz and blues, there's always a cool line-up year-round at this St. Augustine hotspot.
Boys Like Girls concert at St. Augustine Amphitheatre — Photo courtesy of Austin Anomic
Summer 2015 will bring Third Eye Blind with its hits, such as "How It Gonna Be," along with Dashboard Confessional and Augustana filling out the bill on June 7.
Next is "Move Live on Tour 2015: Julianne Hough & Derek Hough," which has been described as a rock concert for dance with high-energy moves, pulsing music and amazing showmanship from the two starring siblings on June 27.
Other headliners slated for summer are Barenaked Ladies (July 11); Rob Thomas with the Plain White T's (July 25); My Morning Jacket with Mini Mansions (August 1); Counting Crows with Citizen Hope and Hollis Brown (August 2); and others.
Music at the farmers market on Saturday mornings at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre grounds — Photo courtesy of Doug Anderson
The 4,100-seat amphitheater was built in 1965 to commemorate St. Augustine's 400th anniversary as a city. The venue was updated in 2002, so it now offers state-of-the-art facilities for a much more modern concert experience.
If you decide to see a concert at the amphitheatre, be sure to come prepared. Even though the venue is covered, you may still get wet if it rains (And it rains a lot during the summer in Florida.), so bring a rain jacket. And because it's outdoors and near a nature preserve, you'll want to bring some bug spray to keep the skeeters off.
Umbrellas, coolers, backpacks and outside food and beverages are not permitted, so plan accordingly. The walk from the parking lot to the amphitheatre takes no more than 15 minutes, but courtesy shuttles are available for taking concertgoers from their cars to the venue.
Beyond music concerts, the grounds are home to a farmer's market every Saturday morning from 8:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m., which is popular with both locals and travelers. The market is an experience all of its own, with live music, food vendors, craftspeople and other entertainment.
Many bring the whole family for a morning of gathering picnic supplies for lunch at Anastasia State Park or one of the nearby beaches.