Two titans of classic rock, The Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton, will perform at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Friday, July 20. Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 23 at 10 a.m.
Steve Miller was a mainstay of the San Francisco music scene that upended American culture in the late 1960s. With albums like “Children of the Future,” “Sailor” and “Brave New World,” Miller is known for a psychedelic blues sound that drew on the deepest sources of American roots music and simultaneously articulated a compelling vision of what music - and society - could be in the years to come.
Then, in the 1970s, Miller crafted a brand of rock ‘n’ roll music that was polished and exciting, including hits like “The Joker,” “Livin’ in the USA,” “Take the Money and Run,” “Rock’n Me,” “Fly Like an Eagle,” “Jet Airliner,” “Jungle Love” and “Abracadabra,” among them.
Miller, who has just been voted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame after being nominated for the first time this year, keeps himself immersed in listening and playing all genres of blues and jazz and rock ‘n’ roll music – American music. Miller is also contributing his time to serving on the welcoming committee of the Department of Musical Instruments of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and as a board member of Jazz at Lincoln Center, where he curates and hosts shows at both institutions, celebrating the bridge between blues and jazz music and early American music.
At 16, Peter Frampton was lead singer and guitarist for British band the Herd. At 18, he co-founded one of the first super groups, seminal rock act Humble Pie. His session work includes such artists as George Harrison, Harry Nilsson, David Bowie, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ringo Starr, John Entwistle and many others. His fifth solo album, the electrifying “Frampton Comes Alive!,” is one of the top-selling live records of all time.
The show starts at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. Tickets range from $64 to $134 and can be purchased at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Box Offices. Save on fees by purchasing tickets at the Box Offices and have first pick when tickets go on sale Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. The Amphitheatre will host a special Steve Miller On Sale Party featuring complimentary coffee and show posters starting at 8:30 a.m. Tickets will also be available at ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000.