Ryan Murphy, General Manager of the St Augustine Amphitheatre, informed local reporters with Historic City News that this year, 2013, was a “banner year” for the St Johns County Cultural Events Division.
Year-end ticket sales topped 100,000 tickets at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, up from 84,000 tickets in 2012.
“It is because of the hard work, creativity, passion and dedication of the Cultural Events Division staff that we have been able to reach such a significant goal,” Murphy told reporters. “Each year gets better and better and it proves to us that we have truly created an organization that can work not just harder, but smarter in bringing quality cultural events to St. Johns County.”
The 100,000 ticket statistic does not include the many free or non-ticketed community events; like the free movie series, “Night Owl Cinema”, or the current “December to Remember” free series running until December 22.
In addition to advising many events and festivals around St. Johns County, the Cultural Events Division also manages the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, which sold over 12,000 tickets this year and hosted private rental events and fundraisers.
Ryan told Historic City News that 2014 is already shaping up to be quite a year, with tickets currently sold out for Santana on April 27, and tickets on sale today for The Moody Blues.