Leon Russell Concert
Thursday, December 17, 2015, 8:00 p.m. at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Please Note: This event is from 2015.
Rock legend Leon Russell will return to the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall for a concert on Thursday, December 17, 2015. One of the most accomplished musicians in the history of rock ’n’ roll, Leon Russell has written, produced, played on, and arranged many of the best known records in popular music. Over his 50-year career, his songs and albums have consistently been charted on The Billboard Top 200. He has won two Grammy awards, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011.
Russell has collaborated with artists such as Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Joe Cocker, and Glen Campbell, Willie Nelson, and the Rolling Stones. He has recorded songs in a variety of musical genres, ranging from rock to country and from bluegrass to R&B and blues.
Leon Russell began playing the piano at age 4 in southwest Oklahoma. At age 17, he moved to Los Angeles, where he played in clubs and built a reputation as one of the best session musicians in Hollywood. Songs he has written have become classics, such as “Superstar,” “Delta Lady,” and “Hummingbird.”
At the height of his popularity as a rock musician, Russell turned to country music, releasing the album, Hank Wilson’s Back, in 1973 and partnering with Willie Nelson in “Heartbreak Hotel.” Their collaborative album, One For The Road, won a Gold record and a Grammy Award.
In 2010, Leon Russell partnered with Sir Elton John on the album, The Union, produced by T Bone Burnett. Today, Russell continues to write and record songs and to tour across the U.S.
Admission: Tickets are $49.00 for the first eight rows and $39.00 for all remaining rows. For more information, visit here.
When? Thursday, December 17, 2015, at 8 p.m. (gates open at 7 p.m.).
Where? The 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; 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.
For more information on this event please visit here or call (904) 209-0399.
This event is part of the December to Remember series of holiday activities and special concerts. Presented by the St. Johns County Cultural Events Division and sponsored by the Community First Credit Union throughout the month of December in St. Augustine. For a complete schedule of December to Remember events, please visit here.