The St. Augustine Amphitheatre has joined with Fort Mose Historic State Park to present a series of six award-winning jazz and blues artists to appear over nine days in honor of the historic and cultural significance of Fort Mose. On Sunday, February 19, 2023, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Fort Mose will welcome Christone "Kingfish" Ingram.
From Clarksdale, Mississippi, Blues guitarist and singer, Christone "Kingfish" Ingram started his career when he was a teen and released a debut album in 2019 titled, Kingfish. From national tours to appearing in interviews conducted by fellow musicians such as Sir Elton John and being featured in Guitar World and DownBeat magazines, Kingfish, 22 years old, reintroduces the blues from long ago as his style resembles Jimi Hendrix and his voice has the depth and sophistication of an old soul.
The site of the Fort Mose Historic State Park is America's first legally-sanction settlement of free Africans and was a safe destination for escaped slaves during the early years of the Underground Railroad. This series is part of the County's celebration of Black History Month and proceeds of this series will help fund the construction of a representation of the original Fort Mose, which was destroyed in 1740 during the Battle of Bloody Mose.
The Fort Mose Jazz & Blues Series is jointly produced by the Fort Mose Historical Society, the St. Johns County Cultural Events Division — which includes the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, the St. Johns County Tourist Development Council, the St. Johns Cultural Council, and Flying Saucer Presents.
Performer: Christone "Kingfish" Ingram.
When: Sunday, February 19, 2023, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Admission: Tickets range from $42.00 - $92.00.
Where: Fort Mose Historic State Park, 15 Fort Mose Trail. For more information, visit the Fort Mose Jazz & Blues Series.