Horton's Holiday Hayride
Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017. 6:30 p.m. at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
The Ponte Vedra Concert, in partnership with Flying Saucer, will present “the rockabilly event of the year,” Horton’s Holiday Hayride, on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. The concert will feature Reverend Horton Heat and guests Junior Brown, the Blasters, and Big Sandy, and will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Reverend Horton Heat is known for their knock-out shows that have been described as “transformative experiences.” They blend this amazing showmanship with musical virtuosity and powerful imagery that has earned them the name, the Godfather of Psychobilly.
Junior Brown is truly an American original. He began playing at a very early age, even sitting in with rock and roll pioneer Bo Diddley, and he has developed his unique voice and songwriting skills over the years. To solve the problem of switching from guitar to steel guitar, he invented something new — the “Guit Steel” — which is a double-necked instrument that combines the standard guitar with the steel guitar.
The Blasters are probably best described by the title of their first album, American Music. With Phil Alvin (vocals, guitars), Bill Bateman (drums), John Bazz (bass), and Keith Wyatt (guitar), their music resonates with influences ranging from George Jones and Carl Perkins to Howlin’ Wolf, James Brown, and Bob Diddley.
Big Sandy has been touring for 25 years as a singer, songwriter, bandleader, and entertainer. A member of the Rockabilly Hall of Fame, Big Sandy’s music has evolved to encompass folk, bluegrass, Western swing, and Cajun sound. His most recent release is What a Dream It’s Been.
For more information about the artists and for details on this concert, please visit here.
Admission: General Admission Standing Room Only tickets are $35 per person.
When: Tuesday, December 19, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Ponte Vedra Concert Hall is located at 1050 A1A North in Ponte Vedra Beach.
Parking Information: Parking will be available onsite. There will be a $5 parking fee for ticketed events and for free events parking will also be free. For events not produced by the St. Johns County Cultural Events Division, parking fees will be at the discretion of the event producer.