Psychedelic rock and pop legend Steve Miller will return to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre Friday, March 4, 2016. Steve Miller Band last performed to a sold-out crowd at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre in March of 2014. Tickets for the show go on sale today at 10 a.m.
Steve Miller was a mainstay of the San Francisco music scene that upended American culture in the late ‘60s. with albums like “Children of the Future,” “Sailor” and “Brave New World,” Miller perfected a psychedelic blues sound that drew on the deepest sources of American roots music and simultaneously articulated a compelling vision of what music and indeed, society, could be in the years to come. Then, in the ‘70s, Miller crafted a brand of pure pop that was polished, exciting and irresistible — and that dominated radio in a way that few artists have ever managed. Hit followed hit in what seemed like an endless flow: “Take the Money and Run”, “Rock’n Me”, “Fly Like an Eagle”, “Jet Airliner” and “Jungle Love” among them. To this day, those songs are instantly recognizable when they come on the radio.
Running through Miller’s distinctive catalog is a combination of virtuosity and song craft. His parents were jazz aficionados — not to mention close friends of Les Paul and Mary Ford — so, as a budding guitarist, Miller absorbed valuable lessons from that musical tradition. When the family moved to Texas, Miller deepened his education in the blues, eventually moving to Chicago, where he played with Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Buddy Guy and Paul Butterfield. In recent years, Miller has immersed himself in the blues once again. And he is making records that are at once immediately accessible and more than able to stand the test of time.
Tickets for Steve Miller Band are available at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and Ponte Vedra Concert Hall box offices. Enjoy complimentary coffee during the Steve Miller Band On Sale Party starting at 8:30 a.m. Friday at the Amphitheatre.
Save on fees by purchasing tickets at the box office, walk around the venue to scout your potential seat and have first pick when tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Tickets will also be available at ticketmaster.com, all authorized TicketMaster outlets or by phone at 800-745-3000.