A Vinyl Renaissance

The St Augustine Record Fair will be presented by ToneVendor and the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, over 30,000 music-related items—including new and used vinyl records, CDs, posters, turntable equipment and supplies, memorabilia, collectibles and more—will be available to music lovers and enthusiasts. Fans will find nearly every type of music genre represented.

There will plenty of activities for the whole family—including a bounce house, art activities, face painting, a scavenger hunt, and more. Live music will be provided by local bands throughout the day with DJ sets by Jake Brown of Hear Hear DJs.

The event will be held on Sunday, October 11, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Que Viva España! Fiesta 450!

Part of the Fiesta 450 was the Viva España segment, which featured a FREE Spanish-themed musical salute to St. Augustine directed by Gary Cadwallader on the main stage of the St. Augustine Amphitheater (4:00-5:30pm). Local arts organizations participating in this performance were the St. Augustine Orchestra, the St. Augustine Community Chorus, the St. Augustine Youth Chorus, Limelight Theater, and First Coast Opera. Here are some of the highlights.

Spanish Bands Rock The House

On September 3rd, three bands from Aviles, Spain came to the Flagler Auditorium and rocked the house. They proved that superior musicians produce superior and amazing music.

The bands were, Tejedor, Alexandra in Grey and Morrigans, and they played to a full house. The bands were hosted by The St Augustine Sister City Association, Inc.. It was truly an amazing evening of music.

“St Augustine Suite” by Piotr Szewczyk Astonishes In Its Beauty

The “St Augustine Suite” by Piotr Szewczyk was performed for the first time on June 27th, 2015, at the Cathedral Basilica in the City of St Augustine. The suite was commissioned by the festival to commemorate the 450th anniversary of St Augustine.

The large cathedral was packed to the point that many were turned away. It started with Mozart’s symphony no.41 and piano concerto no.22. Then came the gem of the evening, the St Augustine Suite by Piotr Szewczky. At the end of the suite the thunderous applause and roar of the crowd proved that a master piece had been performed. First Coast.TV was able to have a brief word with the festival’s musical director Jorge Peña about the suite.

St Augustine Music Festival Part 1

The Cathedral Basilica in St Augustine, FL, was packed for the Ninth Annual St Augustine Music Festival. The Music Festival and its musicians brought back to life the music of world famous master composers on a stage of almost perfect acoustics.

The Music Festival will continue this coming weekend of June25 – June 27 at 7:30pm with an all different program, ending with the world premier of Piotr Szewczyk’s St Augustine Suite, which was commissioned by the festival to commemorate the 450th anniversary of the City of St Augustine. This is a must not to be missed!


The “1565” Song by Eli Grimes

Eli Grimes wrote a song for St Augustine for its 450th birthday. He talks about his inspiration and he tells us how he got it together for us to enjoy.

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Jorge Peña and the St Augustine Musical Festival

First Coast.TV sat down with Jorge Peña and talked about the St Augustine Musical Festival coming up later this month.

The St. Augustine Music festival features musicians from the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra joined by internationally renowned artists presenting a variety of classical compositions. Be sure to join us for the 2015 Ninth Annual St. Augustine Music Festival, scheduled again by popular request over two consecutive weekends, June 18-20 and June 25-27. It will be celebrating the 450th birthday of the City of St. Augustine with special concert programs, including the world-premiere of a composition commissioned in honor of this notable anniversary.

Mama Blue & Vibe Rock the House

Mama Blue (Vocals) and Vibe (Keyboards) were at the gazebo located at the Plaza de la Constitucion in St Augustine delivering a variety of songs to the crowd. Funk, Blues, Jazz and more were some of the tunes flooding the area of the plaza. The crowds just loved it. Mama Blue and Vibe were part of the Romanza Festivale music events happening all around town.

Salsa Comes to St Augustine

Live salsa and Latin music by this incredible band the Jax English Salsa Band at the Colonial Quarter. The people danced in the aisles to the rhythms of Colombia, Cuba and Puerto Rico . They played as part of the Romanza Festivale and later First Coast.TV got to talk to the band afterwards.


Salsa Brava y Sabrosa en San Agustín

Edicíon Español

La Jax English Salsa Band toco en San Agustín para el Festivale Romanza y pusieron a la gente a bailar. Tocaron ritmos conocidos de Colombia, Cuba y Puerto Rico, y todo el mundo a gozar sabroso.