Styx to return to The Amp on June 16


Progressive rock icons Styx will return to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre stage June 16 for a limited-capacity concert with distanced seating.

Enhanced safety measures and protocols are in place, including contactless digital ticketing, face-covering requirements and mobile ordering for concessions.

Styx draws from more than four decades of hits and hard-driving deep cuts. A Styx set covers a wide range of stylistic cornerstones, from the progressively sweeping “Grand Illusion” to the hunker-down fortitude of “Blue Collar Man,” the timelessness of “Lady” and the seething indictment of fickle fame in “Miss America,” the band draws on an extensive cache of ways to immerse oneself in their signature sound.

Styx will be remembered for such pieces as “Man in the Wilderness,” “Crystal Ball,” “Come Sail Away” and “Renegade.”

After more than a decade together on the road, this incarnation of Styx is looking forward to performing as many shows as it can as long as it can.

“It all comes back to the chemistry,” said bassist/vocalist Ricky Phillips.

“The legacy of this band will be that it brought joy to millions of people,” added drummer Todd Sucherman.

“We’ve always tried to explain why this is this happening,” said keyboardist/vocalist Lawrence Gowan. “It’s obviously a multitude of factors, but the main one is that our show is really good! And if it’s really good, they’re going to come to see it again.”

Styx hopes it’s a wave that never crests.

“Every night, we go on that magic carpet ride together,” observed original bassist Chuck Panozzo, who joins the band on tour as often as he can.

“Music is this amazing force that comes from a higher place,” said co-founding guitarist/vocalist James “JY” Young. “I'm humbled for this band to have the great success that it has.”

“We want to let life take its course and let this music continue to be the soundtrack to it,” said longtime guitarist/vocalist Tommy Shaw. “And this band will continue to evolve as long as we live and play this music.”

Tickets for Styx are on sale now at The St. Augustine Amphitheatre box office and online at

Tickets are sold in pre-configured pods (groupings) ranging from two to six seats per pod. Each pod is at least six feet from one to the next, and all seats within the pod must be purchased together.

Additionally, all tickets are digital.

The box office is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays. Payment may be made only via debit or credit card.