Blackwater Sol Revue
Saturday, February 24, 2018, at 3:30 p.m. at St. Augustine Amphitheatre
The St. Augustine Amphitheatre presents The Blackwater Revue featuring JJ Grey and Mofro, Los Lobos, North Mississippi Allstars, and Marcus King in a concert on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at 3:30 p.m.
JJ Grey & Mofro, a local band that has become nationally known for their powerful combination of blues and soul, rock and funk, is a staple at many music festivals, including Bonnaroo, Rothbury, and Austin City Limits. As a boy, Grey was drawn to country-rockers, including Jerry Reed, and to Otis Redding and the other luminaries of Memphis soul; Run-D.M.C., meanwhile, played on repeat in the parking lot of his high school. Merging these traditions, and working with a blue-collar ethic, Grey began touring as Mofro in the late '90s, with backbeats that crossed Steve Cropper with George Clinton and a lyrical directness that made his debut LP Blackwater (2001) a calling-card among roots-rock aficionados.
Los Lobos released their debut album, Just Another Band from East L.A., more than 30 years ago. Los Lobos is a band that has consistently evolved artistically while never losing sight of their humble roots. Los Lobos were already East L.A. neighborhood legends, Sunset Strip regulars and a Grammy Award winning band (Best Mexican-American/Tejano Music Performance) by the time they recorded their major label debut How Will The Wolf Survive? in 1984.
Louie Perez, the band’s drummer, once called their powerhouse mix of rock, Tex-Mex, country, folk, R&B, blues and traditional Spanish and Mexican music the soundtrack of the barrio. Three decades, two more Grammys, a worldwide smash single (“La Bamba”) and thousands of rollicking performances across the globe later, Los Lobos is surviving quite well – and still jamming with the same raw intensity as they had when they began in that garage in 1973.
Founded in 1996 by brothers Luther (guitar and vocals) and Cody Dickinson (drums, piano, synth bass, programming and vocals), North Mississippi Allstars are the product of a special time for modern Mississippi country blues. The Dickinson Brothers soaked up the music of their father, Memphis legend Jim Dickinson, and absorbed the North Mississippi legacy while playing and shaking it down in the juke joints with their blues ancestors. Eventually, they pioneered their own brand of blues-infused rock and roll and the now venerable North Mississippi Allstars are entering their third decade with their bred-to-the-bone musical sensibility, unstoppable energy, rhythmic reinvention, and potent messages of positivity, family, and hope.
Songwriter. Guitarist. Singer. Bandleader. At only 21 years of age, Greenville, South Carolina’s Marcus King possesses a dazzling musical ability. Operating within the fiery brand of American roots music that King calls "soul-influenced psychedelic southern rock,"King’s music demonstrates gorgeous, rough-hewn vocals, soaring guitar work and heartfelt songwriting all amidst a group of masterful musicians who, together, are quickly becoming one of the country’s most sought after live acts.
Admission: General Admission Standing Room Only tickets are $50.00. Level 200 tickets are $40.00. Level 300 and Obstructed View tickets are $30.00.
When: Saturday, February 24, 2018, at 3:30 p.m. Gates open at 2:30 p.m.
Where: The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is located at 1340C A1A South in St. Augustine, Florida.
Parking Information: The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is located on Anastasia Island next to Anastasia State Park. There is very limited on-site parking, so visitors must utilize accessible satellite parking facilities. Each satellite parking area is located within one mile of the Amphitheatre. Satellite parking lots are located behind RB Hunt Elementary, at RB Hunt Elementary, and at the Elks Lodge.
Shuttle Information: The St. Augustine Amphitheatre shuttle system begins its run one and a half hours prior to show time. The shuttle will pick up event patrons at two designated shuttle stops and the soccer field behind RB Hunt Elementary School. Shuttles will run continuously until approximately one hour after the scheduled start time of a concert. For anyone wanting to leave prior to the end of a show, shuttles will begin taking people back to the satellite parking areas one hour before the event is over. The driver will not depart the Amphitheatre until the shuttle is more than 50% full.