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St. Augustine Ampitheatre Wins Award

The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is honored to announce it’s nomination for Pollstar Magazine’s 2010 Concert Industry Award in the category of Red Rocks Award / Best Small Outdoor Venue.

Each year POLLSTAR invites a cross section of international music business professionals to make the nominations for The Pollstar Concert Industry Awards. The awards honor artists, management, talent buyers, venues, support services and more for their professionalism, achievements and abilities. The Pollstar Awards are the highest honor given in the industry.

Year to date the St. Augustine Amphitheatre has attracted over 200,000 visitors with 70,000 tickets sold to events and activities. 2010 sold out concerts include Toby Keith, Aretha Franklin, Paramore, Moody Blues, Ringo Starr, Sublime with Rome, Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker and REO Speedwagon/Pat Benetar. A Prairie Home Companion is expected to sell out, the engagement will be broadcasted live on the National Public Radio network on November 13th. The critically acclaimed Winter Wonderland returns November 19th and is expected to be a success with estimated attendance exceeding 50,000 people.

The most remarkable statistics about the St. Augustine Amphitheatre is the economic impact of events and activities in
2010. These statistics are gathered from the Americans for the Arts economic prosperity calculator. (Details are listed below)

Total Industry Impact – $8,152,656
Tourism – 74% from outside St. Johns County
Estimated Full Time Jobs Created – 238
Estimated Household Income – $4,270,061
Estimated Local Government Revenue – $363,566
Estimated State Government Revenue – $394,711

The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is honored to be considered a leader in the concert industry internationally and also recognized locally by winning the Folio Weekly’s 2010 Best of Jax award for “Best place to attend a concert” & The University of North Florida’s 2009 “Regional Award for Excellence in Economic Development and Tourism”.

The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is located a short distance from historic downtown St. Augustine on 16 acres of beautiful maritime coastal hammock located on Anastasia State Park. The Amphitheatre offers an amazing concert going experience with its surprisingly intimate feel. With 4.092 seats with a standing pit, & 3,900 for a seated pit, every ticket offers a great view.

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