Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss
Please Note: This event is from 2014.
*Rescheduled to Sunday, May 18. Patrons are advised to hold on to their original tickets as they will be honored on the new show date. If ticket holders cannot attend the May 18th show, refunds will be available at point of purchase until Tuesday, May 13 at 5pm. No refunds will be offered after 5pm on Tuesday, May 13.
Iconic country music singer/songwriter, Willie Nelson and Grammy award-winning country music and bluegrass artist Alison Krauss come to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. They are touring 35 cities throughout the U.S. with Krauss’ band Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas.
Willie Nelson is widely recognized as an American country music icon, but has also been acclaimed for his work as an author, poet, actor, and activist. Nelson has released over 50 studio albums since he got his start in country music in the 1960s. For over five decades Nelson has recorded hit song after hit song, performed across the globe, and has received numerous awards for his music including being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1993, received the Kennedy Center Honors in 1998, and many more.
The 1970s saw Nelson’s rise to fame with his three highly acclaimed and popular albums, Shotgun Willie (1973), Red Headed Stranger (1975), and Stardust (1978). Nelson along with artists like Waylon Jennings became a part of the “outlaw country” scene, which was a sub-genre of country music that developed in the late 1960s as a reaction to the conservative restrictions of Nashville. Willie Nelson became a household name and the many of his songs are now country music staples including “Funny How Time Slips Away”, “Hello Walls” (which he wrote for Faron Young and got him recognized as a superior songwriter), “Pretty Paper”, and “Crazy.”
Nelson’s music style includes country, rock, blues, jazz, and more. He is celebrated for his work with buddies like Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, and Kris Kristofferson. Nelson has also charted hits with Spanish singer/songwriter Julio Iglesias (“To All the Girls I Loved Before”). Along with Marsalis, recent cohorts have included Western swing band Asleep at the Wheel and reggae icon Ziggy Marley.
Alison Krauss is a Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter who has won 27 Grammy awards and has been nominated for 41, almost tying her with the classical conductor Sir Georg Solti who has won just four more Grammys. Krauss still sings and performs in her band, Alison Krauss and Union Station. Krauss is a talented American bluegrass-country singer/songwriter and musician. She began studying classical violin at age five but soon switched to bluegrass.
She earned her first Grammy Award in 1990 for her first solo album, I’ve Got That Old Feeling. In 2007, Krauss and Robert Plant released the collaborative album entitled Raising Sand. RIAA-certified platinum, the album was nominated for and won 5 Grammy Awards at the 51st Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year, Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album, and Record of the Year ("Please Read the Letter").
She has also contributed to many motion picture soundtracks, including the O Brother, Where Art Thou? track in 2000. This soundtrack produced multiple hits, and Krauss was co-vocalist on many, including the song, “I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow”, which was used for George Clooney’s character. The movie’s soundtrack sold over seven million copies and won the Grammy for Album of the Year in 2002.
Krauss’ talent is undeniable and her band, Union Station is a powerhouse of hits. They first began working together under the name Union Station in the 1980s and released their first group album, Two Highways in 1989. The group has since then released six more albums, winning multiple Grammys throughout their time together. Union Station is comprised of five members including Krauss on vocals, Ron Block on banjo, guitar and vocals; Jerry Douglas the renowned Dobro player; Barry Bales on bass and harmony vocals; and Dan Tyminski on guitar and mandolin. Alison Krauss and Union Station have been together since the early 1990s and although band members have changed, their sounds and musical expertise has only improved.
Visitors can come to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and enjoy a performance that is bursting with talent! Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss are a part of American country and bluegrass royalty!
Where? St. Augustine Amphitheatre located at 1340 A1A South St. Augustine, FL 32080
When? Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 6 p.m. Gates open at 4:30 p.m.
Parking Information: The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is located on Anastasia Island next to Anastasia State Park and Recreation Area. There is very limited on-site parking so visitors must utilize accessible satellite parking facilities. Each satellite parking area is located within 1 mile of the Amphitheatre. Satellite Parking Lots are located behind RB Hunt Elementary, at RB Hunt Elementary and the Elks Lodge.
Shuttle Information: The St. Augustine Amphitheatre Shuttle system begins its run one and half hours prior to show time. The Shuttle will pick up event patrons at two designated shuttle stops & the soccer field behind RB Hunt Elementary School. Shuttles will run continuously until approximately one hour after the scheduled start time of a concert.
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