St. Augustine, FL – The St. Augustine Amphitheatre announces the return of JJ Grey’s Blackwater Sol Revue, a two-day music festival taking place Friday, April 14 and Saturday, April 15 at The St. Augustine Amphitheatre with camping options available at Anastasia State Park.
Presented by St. Johns County Cultural Events Division in partnership with Friends of Anastasia State Park, Blackwater Sol Revue combines soul, rock, and blues in a way that naturally comes together. Tickets for JJ Grey’s Blackwater Sol Revue go on sale this Friday, January 13 at 12pm online at Ticketmaster.com and at The St. Augustine Amphitheatre Box Office.
Please note, the venue box office accepts credit and debit card payments only. LINEUP JJ Grey and Mofro JJ Grey, the North Florida sage and soul-bent swamp rocker is headlining the festival with his band, Mofro, and curating the festival lineup.
Born and raised in Jacksonville, the farms and eddying swamps of his youth are as much a part of Grey’s music as the Louisiana swamp-blues tradition. His presence before an audience is something startling and immediate, at times a funk rave-up, other times a sort of mass-absolution for the mortal weaknesses that make him and his audience human. When you see JJ Grey and his band Mofro live—and you truly, absolutely must—the man is fearless. Brothers of a Feather with Chris and Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes Under the moniker Brothers of a Feather, The Black Crowes, Chris and Rich Robinson, give fans a rare opportunity to see them perform stripped down versions of some of their classic songs.
In 1990, when journalists were lamenting the death of rock, as cheesy pop and hair metal dominated the charts, Atlanta’s Black Crowes gave the genre a swift and much needed kick with Shake Your Money Maker. Fueled by singles “Jealous Again,” “She Talks To Angels,” and the break-through cover of Otis Redding’s “Hard To Handle,” the band immediately took the rock world by storm, topping Rolling Stone’s “Best New American Band Readers Poll” in late 1990.
The Black Crowes went on to release eight studio and four live albums, selling in the tens of millions along the way. Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real Bassist Corey McCormick, drummer Anthony LoGerfo, percussionist Tato Melgar, and multi-instrumentalist Logan Metz have wowed audiences and won fans with their fiery stage performances and singular sound, which smoothly straddles rock and roll, country, soul, folk and R&B. Since their debut over a decade ago, the band has toured relentlessly, playing countless sold-out one-night shows and festivals around the world, and occasionally serving as Neil Young’s road band.
Nelson also co-produced the GRAMMY-winning music for 2018’s lauded A Star Is Born film. Robert Cray Band “Robert Cray is not only making music, he’s making history,” writes Guitar Player Magazine. Over the past four decades, Cray has created a sound that rises from American roots, blues, soul, and R&B, with five Grammy wins, 20 acclaimed studio and live albums that punctuate the Blues Hall of Famer’s career. On That’s What I Heard, Robert celebrates the music of Curtis Mayfield, Bobby “Blue” Bland, The Sensational Nightingales and more, alongside Cray’s own songs. Robert’s band features Richard Cousins (bass), Dover Weinberg (keyboards), Terence F. Clark (drums), and Steve Jordan (drums, percussion). Jackie Venson Jackie Venson is a multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter known far and wide for her complexly beautiful music and blazing guitar skills.
Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Jackie has traveled the world playing to massive crowds both as a headliner and as support for major acts such as Gary Clark Jr, Melissa Etheridge, Aloe Blacc, Citizen Cope to name a few. EVENT DETAILS https://www.theamp.com/events/detail/bwsr-2023
FRIDAY, APRIL 14
St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 5:30pm – 10:30pm (5:00pm Gates)
- Local performances on The Front Porch of The Amp (5:30pm)
- Brothers of a Feather with Chris and Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes (7:00pm)
- JJ Grey and Mofro (8:30pm)
SATURDAY, APRIL 15
St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 4:00pm – 10:30pm (4:00pm Gates)
- Local performances on The Front Porch of The Amp (4:00pm)
- Jackie Venson (4:40pm)
- Robert Cray Band (5:30pm)
- Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real (7:00pm)
- JJ Grey and Mofro (8:30pm)
- Single-Day Festival Tickets: $50-$105
- Two-Day VIP Tickets: $385
- VIP Package Includes: – Early access to purchase camping – JJ Grey Solo Acoustic Set (Saturday) – Early entry – Access to VIP Lounge and one drink ticket – Exclusive
- Merchandise Package: Event poster, commemorative laminate, tote bag, and unisex t-shirt CAMPING For fans that buy a Two-Day VIP Ticket and want the full festival experience, a limited number of RV and tent camping spots are available to purchase for the entire weekend. Details on how to purchase camping spots will be emailed to ticketholders at the email address provided during the ticket purchase process.