Pollstar Magazine recently released its 2018 Midyear Worldwide Ticket Sales Report ranking the top 50 Worldwide Amphitheatre Venues, and the St. Augustine Amphitheatre was ranked No. 4 worldwide and No. 3 in the United States.
With over 75,000 tickets sold between Jan. 1 and June 30 of this year, which is the highest number of tickets sold mid-year, the St. Johns County-owned and -operated amphitheatre received its highest ranking to date.
The ranking also places the St. Augustine Amphitheatre among the world’s top amphitheatres including the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Waldbuhne Berlin in Germany and the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, California.
“This ranking is a testament to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre’s stature as a premier venue for live music,” said Ryan Murphy, executive director of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. “The artists that play here know that the Amp is special, the fans know they’re experiencing live music in a way that cannot be replicated anywhere else and our staff pours their heart into each and every event to ensure the best concert experience possible. All of these elements come together to capture that lightning in a bottle.”
The mid-year rankings are determined by tickets sold worldwide for concerts taking place Jan. 1 to June 30. During that time, the St. Augustine Amphitheatre hosted performers such as Willie Nelson, Brad Paisley, Little Big Town, The National, Joe Bonamassa, Harry Connick Jr., Paramore, Boy George and Culture Club, Steve Miller Band and more with multiple sold-out events. The second half of the Amphitheatre’s season includes appearances by Violent Femmes and Echo & the Bunnymen, three nights of Widespread Panic, the Sing Out Loud Music Festival, Death Cab for Cutie, the Wu-Tang Clan, Vince Gill and more to be announced.
For Pollstar’s full mid-year report, go to www.pollstar.com/article/2018-mid-year-special-features-top-tours-ticket-sales-business-analysis-135890.