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Singer-songwriter, filmmaker and surfer Jack Johnson is coming to town … and bringing his “From Here To Now To You” World Tour with him. The recording artist announced on Monday that he would perform May 20 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre.
Special guest ALO will open the show.
When Johnson’s management contacted the St. Augustine Amphitheatre about being in the running for his 2014 tour, the staff had to take a good look at its recycling practices. Johnson and his crew want to make sure each venue is implementing greening measures — recycling and taking actions to minimize the environmental impact of their tour.
“We have been working on this for a few months because once we realized that Jack Johnson was targeting the Amphitheatre, we had to make sure we were using a proper recycling program,” said Ryan Murphy, general manager of the Cultural Events Division of St. Johns County, and oversees the St. Augustine Amphitheatre.
“We have been going back and forth with his management to do this,” Murphy said. “Luckily, the Amphitheatre has been conscious of waste management because we are in a state park. This has really helped us get on point.
The summer tour is in support of his sixth studio album, “From Here To Now To You,” which debuted No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, Johnson’s fourth chart topping album to date.
Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. There are a maximum of four tickets per household on this event. No ticket transfers will be available on this show.
This show will be paperless entry for all standing pit, 100 and 200 seated sections and will require the credit card used to purchase the tickets for entry. This show will have a seated general admission 300 seated section.
Green actions include fueling tour vehicles with sustainable biodiesel, offering eco-friendly tour merchandise, sourcing local food from local farms, and promoting ride share programs and mass transit in addition to engaging venues and fans to eliminate single-use plastics, recycle, use water refill stations and invest in community-based carbon offset projects.
Murphy said they also sent plenty of pictures of the venue to Johnson’s management.
“We said, ‘Hey, we know you have played bigger places, but here is what we have — camping, the beaches, a supportive community,” Murphy said.
“It also helps that we are near the ocean.”
Go to jackjohnsonmusic.com/greening for all tour greening details.
Johnson and his “All At Once” campaign are collaborating with more than 125 hand chosen community groups across North America to support sustainable local food systems and plastic-free initiatives.
The Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation will match donations to these “All At Once” nonprofit partners, up to a total of $2,500 per group. “All At Once” comes to life at the shows in the Village Green, where concertgoers connect with local nonprofits, take environmental action, capture environmental commitment photos, and enter to win a chance to watch Jack Johnson’s performance from the stage. Go to AllAtOnce.org for more information.
“It’s really cool to be the only Florida stop. We had to prove that it was worth it,” Murphy said.
“We’ve spent the last few years trying to get people here to play, and now it’s starting to pay off.”
Tickets are $64.50 for general admission standing pit and 100-200 level seats; $44.50 for 300 level general admission seats.
Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and Ponte Vedra Concert Hall box offices. Enjoy free locally roasted organic coffee from Jayelles and snacks from Juniper Market along with Jack Johnson tunes at the Amphitheatre on Friday morning.
Save on fees by purchasing tickets at the box office, walk around the venue and scout out a potential seat, and have first pick when the tickets go on sale at 10 a.m.
Tickets also will be available at findmytix.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 800-745-3000.
Go to staugamphitheatre.com for more details. (article via www.staugustine.com)
This concert will be the only chance to see Jack Johnson in Florida in 2014. Visit www.carriageway.com for reservation rates and availability. Enjoy this event and many others while staying in historic downtown St. Augustine.