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News: May 25, 2015


First Coast Volleyball Hosts The Bud Light

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Gaining skills and having fun!

Volleyball In The Sand…It’s A Lifestyle
Can You Dig It!

People came from all corners of the U.S. to play in the Third Annual Bud Light Volleyball Tournament, held in St Augustine Beach on Memorial Weekend. Hosted by First Coast Volleyball, players as young as nine years old came to play in the sand and enjoy the day with family.


Gone But Not Forgotten

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St Augustine Beach remembers the fallen – flag photos from around the beach. Take a look and see if you can see your home. Thanks for remembering that…Freedom is not Free!



Memorial Weekend 2015

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Memorial Weekend brought thousands of visitors to the beach as families came from throughout the US to relax and enjoy the sun, sand and surf. With a strong rip-current and a red flag warning, the lifeguards from the St Johns Fire and Rescue were busy and alert, ready to jump in the water at a moments notice. With 22 towers and full summer staffing, the St Johns Fire and Rescue personnel do all they can to keep us safe and these ocean rescue responders will respond to beach emergencies 24 hours a day.


News: May 18, 2015


Hugh Shaw Celebrates 30 Years

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A Special Feeling Was In The Air

Friends and families gathered together on the beach last Saturday to Celebrate the Thirtieth Anniversary of the Hugh Shaw Memorial Surf Classic. Shaw was a student at Flagler College majoring in Theology. Two weeks before his graduation, Hugh lost his life in an auto accident. The Hugh Shaw Memorial Longboard Classic was started in his memory. The Hugh Shaw Memorial Longboard Classic has grown over the years and is now celebrated by generations.


Kids & Art – A Gathering Of Friends

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Sunday was the day to CREATE at the Second Annual “A Gathering Of Friends Children’s Art Festival” sponsored by The Friends of the St Augustine Amphitheater. Close to 2000 people filled the Amptheatre to join in the fun of music, art, dance, theater, writing and more. Children were able to fill their “creative spirit” on Sunday with the many hands-on activities available.


 Welcome Back Music By The Sea 2015

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Kickin’ It AT The Pier

The dance floor was packed at the pier pavilion on Wednesday night as hundreds came out to enjoy the fist Music by the Sea Concert Series of 2015. Sponsored by the St Augustine Beach Civic Association, the musical talents of The Outta Sight Band from the FSDB once again opened the series. People of all ages surrounded the pavilion enjoying the music, the food and the magical weather.


 News: May 11, 2015

Beck, Beards and Bryant

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Jeff Beck and his “singing” guitar.

It Was Guitar Magic

The sun was beginning to set when Tyler Bryant took the stage at the St Augustine Amphitheater Saturday. Tyler, a native of Texas, began playing while he was in elementary school. Not new to touring, at 11 years old Tyler began touring with Texas Blues legend Roosevelt Twitty. This hard playing rock and roller hit the stage with abandon and with only two guitars on stage with him, the sound was incredible. Tyler shred his guitar with solos that were slammin’, bammin’, thank you mammin’ bringing the audience to their feet.



José Feliciano kicked off the Romanza Festivale

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José Feliciano kicked off the Romanza Festivale

Latin Legend Plays St Augustine

Legendary Spanish Guitarist and singer, José Feliciano kicked off the Romanza Festivale last Friday night at the St Augustine Amphitheater. Recognized as one of the first Latin artists to cross over into American music, Feliciano, with his unique style of music, opened the doors for many other Latin artists.



Welcome Back Music By The Sea 2015

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It is time once again to enjoy Music by the Sea Summer Concert Series. Noted as one of the best things to do in St Augustine for both visitors and residents alike, The Music By The Sea Series will celebrate its 13th year.


News: May 4, 2015


Gamble Rogers Music Festival 2015 – A Weekend To Remember

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The weather was not the only thing last weekend that was a perfect ten. The 20th Annual Gamble Rogers Music Festival, held at the St Augustine Amphitheater could not have gotten any better. This three day festival is held in memory of local folk legend Gamble Rogers. Gamble lost his life while trying to rescue a swimmer caught in the ocean.


 Flagler Students Look Toward The Future

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Flagler College Graduates of 2015

Flagler College held its spring commencement ceremony Saturday, May 2, for graduating seniors. Close to 400 students receive their diplomas at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Students from around the world received Diplomas in; Education, Business, Fine Arts, Communications, Humanities and more.


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ZZ Top & Jeff Beck
St Augustine Amphitheatre
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Gates open at 5:00PM | Starts 6:00PM

Legendary Rock & Roll musical group ZZ Top and guitarist Jeff Beck will join forces  on Saturday at the St Augustine Amphitheatre.