The second season of the St Augustine Tonight Show was to start Sept. 20th at the Lightner Museum when hurricane Irma struck Florida. The impact to St Augustine was substantial and for that reason the season will start Sept 27th at the Lightner Museum.
On Saturday August 12th the Lincolnville Museum & Cultural Center had a tribute to American jazz musician and singer-songwriter Billie Holiday, the house was packed to a sold out crowd. Carole Freeman shared her stories and sung interpretations of Billie Holiday, filling the room with the artistic spirit of one of America’s greats.
St Augustine Tonight Show starts a campaign of asking for participation in getting the second season ready, by setting up a Go Fund Me to collect contributions that will allow the show to continue. The target dates for the 13 upcoming shows are from Sept. 22nd to Dec. 15th 2017.
Sofar Sounds is a global, grassroots network of artists, hosts, and guests, all with the goal of helping to bring the magic back to live music. They curate secret, intimate gigs in unique spaces, from living rooms and churches to hoodie shops and fancy furniture showrooms. They aim to create performance spaces that are respectful to artists, where the audience lives in the moment and listens closely to the music.
They started as a hobby in London back in 2009, became a business a few years ago, and have grown into a global community of music lovers, supporting thousands of artists around the world, putting on hundreds of gigs every month across hundreds of cities.
Sofar is an expanding network of artists and music lovers. It is the first in St Augustine, and now our city is one of almost 360 cities around the planet that are part of this community driven music movement. Next live music event is in June, check out their website below, and see if you can get into the next event.
Developing the St. Augustine Aquarium, Snorkel Adventure and Zipline has been a labor of love for founders Shawn and Kathy Hiester. They have been passionate about marine biology since they were kids and are thrilled to share that passion with their community through a viable and sustainable public aquarium.
Shawn and Kathy spent two years traveling the country to tour aquariums and meet the dedicated people who make them work. They also assembled a team of experts to not just build a business, but to use the aquarium as a vehicle for research, education and thoughtful discussion about the state of Florida’s marine habitats. They established relationships with marine research universities and organizations in support of their mission: marine conservation through education.
First Coast.TV was able to talk to Shawn & Kathy and visit this wonderful aquarium.
St Augustine Tonight is editing its 5th show, so here is show #4 so you can see what you are missing. The show is catching on fast, so if you want to catch up with previous show please go to our Youtube Channel see link below. Please support our show by subscribing.