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 Thursday, February 16, 2023, at 7:00 p.m., Fort Mose will welcome Grammy Award-nominated Americana singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Valerie June.
From Memphis Tennessee, singer/songwriter, Valerie June sings with a mix of folk, soul, gospel, country, and bluegrass, and her style is slightly different than the norm. Signed by Fantasy Records, June uses her wide-ranged vocals to lead listeners toward a state of peaceful serenity.
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: Valerie June
When: Thursday, February 16, 2023, 7:00 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.