St. Augustine is dwelling to one of many top-selling amphitheater venues on the planet, and the top-selling within the nation, based on data launched this week.
Pollstar Journal’s 2022 Mid-12 months Ticket Gross sales Report stated the St. Augustine Amphitheatre bought probably the most tickets amongst amphitheater venues within the nation from Jan. 1 to June 27. The venue positioned second in ticket gross sales in the identical time-frame amongst amphitheater venues worldwide.
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The amphitheater beat larger and longer-established venues, such because the Pink Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado.
“It is thrilling to see as a result of it is telling us that we’re doing one thing proper,” stated Gabe Pellicer, normal supervisor of The St. Augustine Amphitheatre and the Ponte Vedra Live performance Corridor.
The St. Augustine Amphitheatre bought 106,646 tickets from Jan. 1 to June 27 and remodeled $7.29 million in gross income, based on the launch.
The subsequent top-selling amphitheater venue, Pink Rocks Amphitheatre, bought 57,423 tickets and remodeled $3.2 million in gross income.
The St. Augustine Amphitheatre has a capability of about 4,800 folks, Pellicer stated. Pink Rocks Amphitheatre can maintain greater than 9,000 folks.
The highest-selling amphitheater venue on the planet was the Sidney Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne, Australia, with 127,030 tickets bought and greater than $11.12 million in gross income.
Each day’s Place Amphitheater in Jacksonville simply outdoors the highest 5
Different native venues have been within the high ranks.
Each day’s Place Amphitheater in Jacksonville was in sixth place, with 32,591 tickets bought and greater than $2.25 million in gross income.
The iTHINK Monetary Amphitheater in West Palm Seashore was in twelfth place with 17,223 tickets bought and $970,199 in gross income.
Because the begin of the yr, The St. Augustine Amphitheatre, also referred to as The Amp, has had about 40 ticketed occasions, based on a press launch from the venue. In 2019, earlier than the COVID-19 pandemic took maintain, The Amp had 30 ticketed occasions with 74,226 company by the center of the yr. At that time it was No. 2 within the U.S. and No. 3 on the planet amongst amphitheaters.
Pellicer stated he and different officers knew earlier than the report was launched that the yr has been robust, with extra exhibits and a few artists internet hosting multiple-night exhibits.
“It is greater than seemingly as a result of now we have artists which can be … selecting to play right here and are deciding on to play right here for multi-nights that has made such a major distinction,” he stated.
To this point this yr, the St. Augustine Amphitheatre’s exhibits have included three nights of Grammy Award-winning bluegrass artist Billy Strings, two nights of comic Sebastian Maniscalco and three nights of rock group Widespread Panic, amongst others, based on the discharge.
“Trying forward, The St. Augustine Amphitheatre will shut out 2022 with a powerful lineup of performances by artists resembling Whiskey Myers (Sunday, July 17), Buddy Man & John Hiatt (Aug. 6), Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band (Sept. 15), Jack White (Sept. 19), Earth, Wind & Hearth (Sept. 27), Bonnie Raitt (Nov. 12), and plenty of extra,” based on the venue.