49TH ANNUAL ST. AUGUSTINE ART & CRAFT FESTIVAL: A THANKSGIVING TRADITION

Icon St. Augustine, FL (Oct. 17) - The nation's oldest city will celebrate the 49th Annual St. Augustine Art & Craft Festival Thanksgiving weekend, Saturday and Sunday, November 29 and 30, at Francis Field. This popular juried art fair showcases more than 125 top national and regional artists exhibiting original paintings, pottery, jewelry, sculpture, woodworks, glass, photography, fiber arts and other fine crafts. Folk music by the Gamble Rogers Festival performers, international foods, beer and wine, the Hyundai Kids Art Zone and Colonial Corner by the Textile Arts Guild of St. Augustine, along with the citywide Nights of Lights all combine to create a memorable family experience and ideal start to the holiday season. The participating artists in this signature event will compete for prestigious awards in various categories, including a $1000 top prize to be selected by Ed Hall, an award-winning artist/political cartoonist. [ More ]

Award-Winning Indie Folk Duo Shovels & Rope and special guest Caroline Rose to perform at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Icon Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (October 20, 2014) — The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, in partnership with Flying Saucer Presents, presents husband and wife duo, Shovels & Rope, with special guest Caroline Rose on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. Tickets go on sale to the public this Friday, October 24 at 10 a.m. Mississippi-born, Nashville-bred Cary Ann Hearst and Texas-born, Colorado-raised Michael Trent forged singular paths as solo artists before connecting – both musically and personally – in Charleston, South Carolina and forming Shovels & Rope. While they’d both had burgeoning solo careers (Cary Ann earned kudos for her 2006 album Dust and Bones, Michael with his band, The Films, as well as his own solo outings), they quickly found that both their voices – which entwine with eerie beauty in their haunting harmonies – and philosophies matched up perfectly, and a beautiful partnership was born. Channeling country, bluegrass, and blues through an indie rock prism, Shovels & Rope deliver an energetic, passionate and hypnotic sound unduplicated in today’s musical landscape. [ More ]

THE DOOBIE BROTHERS WITH SPECIAL GUEST THE MARSHALL TUCKER BAND TO OPEN THE ST. AUGUSTINE AMPHITHEATRE 2015 CONCERT SEASON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27

Icon St. Augustine, Fla. (October 20, 2014) – Four-time GRAMMY winning band The Doobie Brothers will open the St. Augustine Amphitheatre 2015 concert season on Friday, February 27 with special guest The Marshall Tucker Band. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, October 24 at 10 a.m. The Doobie Brothers have rung up a glittering track record that would be the envy of any band. Beginning with their multi- million-selling sophomore collection Toulouse Street (1972), the Doobie Brothers have 3 multi-platinum, 7 platinum and 14 gold albums. Their Best of the Doobies (1976) has sold more than 11 million copies – a rare “diamond record.” Their propulsive roots-based, harmony-laden, guitar-driven style has sold more than 30 million albums. No. 1 singles “Black Water” (1974) and “What a Fool Believes” (1979), both gold, lead a catalog of indelible songs that include “Jesus Is Just All Right”, “Rockin’ Down the Highway”, “Long Train Runnin”, “Take Me In Your Arms” and mores. In all, the Doobie Brothers have tallied up 5 top 10 singles and 16 top 40 hits since forming in 1969. [ More ]
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