Pablo Cruise Concert
Friday, Oct. 8, 2021 | 8 p.m. at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall will present the chart-topping pop rock band Pablo Cruise in concert at 8 p.m. Friday, October 8, 2021.
Pablo Cruise began its career back in 1975 with some mystery attached to it. The group's first album cover showed a tropical garden with a huge gorilla standing in front. The band, David Jenkins (guitars, vocals), Cory Lerios (keyboards, vocals), Bud Cockerel (bass, vocals) and Steve Price (drums, percussion), was nowhere in sight. When asked about the meaning of the name, the standard response was that "Pablo" represented an honest, down-to-earth guy, while "Cruise" was a symbol for a fun-loving, easy-going approach to life.
For the first 10 years of their career, Pablo Cruise toured the U.S., Canada and Japan, with an invitation to "Climb Aboard the Good Ship Pablo Cruise." The band reached the Top 10 with hits like "Whatcha Gonna Do When She Says Goodbye?" and "Love Will Find a Way," selling several million albums and singles and establishing themselves as respected writers and performers. They appeared on a number of TV shows, including Dick Clark's American Bandstand, The Merv Griffin Show and The Dinah Shore Hour. In 1979, they broke the attendance record set by Elvis Presley at the Sahara Tahoe in South Lake Tahoe, Nevada. They were also the first rock band to take the stage at the Grand Old Opry. By 1985, they decided to take a break.
It was 20 years before they got back together, and, with the addition of Larry Antonino and Robbie Wyckoff, the reunited group is touring again and having a great time. They have released two live CDs and DVD documenting their live shows.
Admission: Tickets are $49.50 to $64.50
When: 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, 2021. Doors 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 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.