Artistic and cultural entertainment

St. Johns County Cultural Council, the county’s designated local arts agency, periodically reports upcoming cultural events to local Historic City News reporters for the benefit of our readers.

Father’s Day “Bluzfest”
Elks Lodge 829
1420 AIA South, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-540-1449, 904-471-2829
Event Pricing: weekend of live blues $20.00
There will be eighteen performances over three days…including J.W. Gilmore & the Blues Authority, “Bonefish” Johnny, Willie Panker, Little Mike w/ Josh Miller, Willie Green and many more.
Friday, June 17, 2011 to Sunday, June 19, 2011
5:00 p.m to 12:00 p.m

Limelight Theatre
11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine
Phone: 904-825-1164


Event Pricing: $25 for adults,
senior/military discounts
This twisted musical Sondheim plays out as a murderous carnival game where we meet various characters who have all attempted to assassinate a U.S. president.
Friday, June 17, 2011 to Sunday, July 10, 2011
Th-Sat: 7:30 p.m. Sunday: 2:00 p.m

The Dance Company Presents
On With the Show
Flagler College Auditorium
74 King St, St Augustine
Phone: 904.471.4946
Event Pricing: $10 Seniors & Children, $12 Adults
Company Concert on
June 18th at 7pm
Spring Recitals on
June 18th & 19th at 2pm

Annual Honors Show
St. Augustine Art Association
22 Marine Street, St. Augustine
Phone: (904) 824-2310
New works by artists who have won awards in STAAA exhibits during the previous three years, including Honorable Mentions.
Now through Sunday, June 26, 2011

Cutter & Cutter Fine Art of Saint Augustine
American Impressionism
25 King Street, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-810-0460
Now through Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Call the gallery for hours.

Sam Kates Featured at
Butterfield Garage Art Gallery
137 King St., St. Augustine
Sam Kates, a co-op member of the gallery, will be showing a body of work entitled Coastal Moments
Now through June 27, 2011

Uncommon Ground
Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach
50 Executive Way | Ponte Vedra Beach | FL | 32082
Uncommon Ground is a show that reveals the diverse aspects of art vs earth and life in living color, warmth and coolness; comparing the hardness of beauty made softer through art.
Now through July 8, 2011

Magic and Comedy with Mark Alan
Pioneer Barn in Old Florida Museum
259 San Marco Avenue (Corn of SR16 and San Marco), St Augustine
Phone: 904-824-8874
Event Pricing: 15.00 per seat
Mark Alan is a professional comedian and magician who has been traveling nation-wide and internationally for over 25 years performing in theme parks, resorts, cruise ships, schools, libraries and comedy clubs.
Thursday, June 16, 2011 to Saturday, June 18, 2011
Doors open 6:30 – Show at 7:00pm

Open Day at Historic Cemetery
Tolomato Cemetery
Cordova St. between Orange and Saragossa Streets, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-257-3273
Event Pricing: Free
Visitors may choose free self-guided tours or docent-led visits to learn more about this fascinating site. The event is sponsored by the Tolomato Cemetery Preservation Association, an organization dedicated to the interpretation and preservation of the cemetery.
Saturday, June 18, 2011
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Film series :”One World, Many Stories”
Anastasis Branch Libray
124 Sea Grove Main Street, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-209-3730
Event Pricing: free
June 16, 2011 2:00 pm

St. Augustine Music Festival
Cathedral Basilica
38 Cathedral Place, St Augustine, 32084
Phone: 824-2806
Musicians from the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra will be joined by nationally renowned artists to offer a variety of classical compositions. The free classical concerts at the Cathedral Basilica will be featured over two weekends:
The six-concert series opens on the weekend of Thursday June 16, Friday June 17 and Saturday June 18 the following weekend concerts start again on,Thursday June 23, Friday June 24, and Saturday June 25. All concerts start at 7:30 p.m.
Among our programs, we are planning to bring the Cathedral Basilica’s heavenly acoustics and majestic pipe organ into play this season, with brilliant Handel concertos for organ and trumpet.

Acoustic Alchemy
Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach
Event Pricing: 29.50 advanced seating. Door 35.00
One of the top contemporary jazz artists performing today.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 7:00 pm

The Lives and Wives of Henry Flagler
The Raintree Restaurant
102 San Marco Ave, St Augustine Phone: 904.825.1164


Event Pricing: 39.95 all inclusive, adult beverages seperate
Back by popular demand this lively production is an entertaining tale of the trials and tribulations of railroad magnate Henry Flagler. Seating is limited so make your reservations today.
Sunday, June 12, 2011 to Sunday, June 26, 2011
Sundays, Dinner at 6pm, Show at 7pm

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