Classic-rock bands still reminisce about the days when riffs cost a nickel and gentlemen took off their hats whenever the Grim Reaper walked by. Cue up timeless tunes with this GrouponLive deal to see the Experience Hendrix 2012 Tribute Tour at St. Augustine Amphitheatre in Anastasia Isle on Friday, March 16, at 8 p.m. Choose between the following reserved seating options:
- For $46, you get two tickets for seating in sections 301–303 (up to a $92.40 value, including all Ticketmaster fees).
- For $92, you get four tickets for seating in sections 301–303 (up to a $184.80 value, including all Ticketmaster fees).<p>
The sound and fury of influential guitar god Jimi Hendrix immortally soars at the Experience Hendrix 2012 Tribute Tour, an all-star marathon celebration of music’s preeminent electric landlord. Recently voted the greatest guitarist of all time by Rolling Stone, Hendrix’s groundbreaking and axe-burning technique has furiously left its stamp on popular music like an overcaffeinated PMRC committee. The 2012 edition of Experience Hendrix honors his legacy with a rock ‘n’ roll heaven of 15 living legends playing songs that launched a million headbands in a show spanning three hours.
Ringers such as original Hendrix bassist Billy Cox and famed blues bombardiers Jonny Lang and Kenny Wayne Shepherd trade licks, and Robby Krieger of The Doors, Cesar Rosas and David Hidalgo of Los Lobos, and Brad Whitford of Aerosmith translate Jimi’s six-string poetry from its native southpaw. The tribute’s roster of guitar gods also showcases the irrepressible bass of Bootsy Collins, the frenetic fretting of Dweezil Zappa, and the world-music-infused picking of Taj Mahal, fumigating the recently upgraded amphitheater with professionally dispensed purple haze.
St. Augustine Amphitheatre
History is built into the very foundation of St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Built in 1965 to commemorate the city's quadricentennial, the stage immediately began featuring Cross and Sword, a historical drama about the founding of St. Augustine. It was a tradition that continued unbroken for 32 years. In 2002, St. Johns County funded a refurbishing of the amphitheater. Five years later—after upgrading the capacity, constructing a hikeable arboretum, and clearing out lingering conquistadors—the new facility is capable of comfortably hosting up to 4,100 concertgoers.