Billy Strings to perform three nights in March

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Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and musician Billy Strings will take the stage at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre for three nights, March 19-21, for a special, limited capacity, physically distanced concert series.

After performing numerous livestreams and drive-in concerts throughout 2020, the newly confirmed dates will be Strings’ first in-person shows in over a year.

Tickets for the performances are on sale now.

In order to protect those in attendance, enhanced safety measures and protocols will be in place, including contactless digital ticketing, distanced seating, face covering requirements and mobile ordering for concessions and merchandise.

Michigan-born and now Nashville-based, Billy Strings arrived on the music scene as one of the most compelling new artists with the release of his 2017 debut LP, “Turmoil & Tinfoil.”

Since his debut, Strings has been awarded Guitar Player of the Year and New Artist of the Year at the 2019 International Bluegrass Music Awards, selected as one of Rolling Stone’s 2017 “New Country Artists to Know” and performed on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and PBS’ “Bluegrass Underground.”

Often playing more than 200 shows per year, he has also become known as an electric live performer, keeping the improvisational tradition of bluegrass alive while incorporating elements of several diverse genres.

WXPN’s World Café declares him “a bona fide phenom … with his virtuosic guitar playing front and center, Strings fuses bluegrass to psych rock, country and jam music, without fussing over what bluegrass should be.”

The event continues a breakthrough series of years for Strings, who is nominated for Best Bluegrass Album at the 63rd Grammy Awards for his critically acclaimed new record, “Home.”

Out now on Rounder Records, “Home” was produced by Glenn Brown (Greensky Bluegrass) and furthers Strings’ reputation as “one of music’s most dynamic young stars” (Rolling Stone).

Of the album, the Associated Press proclaimed, “It is his creative musical storytelling, paired with solid vocals on ‘Home’ that should seal the deal, pleasing fans of the genre and creating some new ones … the perfect blend of pure talent and pluck.”

The Wall Street Journal declared, “Billy Strings has clearly emerged as a premier guitar flatpicker of this era.”

Moreover, Strings and the album topped Billboard’s 2020 year-end chart in both Bluegrass categories: Top Bluegrass Albums Artists and Top Bluegrass Albums Titles.

Tickets for Billy Strings are available for purchase at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre Box Office and online at Ticketmaster.com. The St. Augustine Amphitheatre Box Office will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays. Payment will be only accepted via debit or credit card.

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