Darius Rucker Performs in St. Augustine

Darius Rucker and his band pulled into the St. Augustine Amphitheatre April 19 to perform to a packed house full of fans eager to see him perform a mix of his country songs along with his Hootie and the Blowfish hits.

IMG_6750_fbThe rain held off for the start of the show but began to fall three songs into his set. It didn’t seem to bother the crowd at the open-air venue, and they even reveled in it with his cover of Prince’s Purple Rain as an encore.


Dierks Bentley Brings His Rocking Country Style to St. Augustine

Dierks Bentley performing April 12, 2014 in St. Augustine, Florida.

Dierks Bentley brought his crossroads style of music — a rocking country mix — to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre as part of his Riser tour.

Dierks Bentley, who has recorded 10 No. 1 singles to date, brought his brand of rocking country to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre April 12, 2014. The 38-year-old Arizona native brought the crowd to its feet before the show ever started by showing video the tour had filmed in and around St. Augustine — including landmark buildings from the nation’s oldest city and tourist favorites such as the Alligator Farm. The crowd rarely sat after that.

Bentley, a dynamic performer who appreciates the crowd and lets them know it, is also very camera aware during the time when media are permitted to photograph the show. He made it a point to

Bentley stood over me as I was photographing and played directly into my lens for several seconds.

Bentley stood over me as I was photographing and played directly into my lens for several seconds.

spend a little time with essentially every photographer as he was performing to make sure they had a chance to get a great picture.

Two other bands were on the bill with Bentley, the Brothers Osborne kicked things off at 6:30 pm and Battle Creek, Michigan’s Frankie Ballard took the stage at 7:30 pm. Ballard’s single Sunshine & Whiskey became his first No. 1 hit earlier this year.

You can see the full image gallery from the concert by visiting the St. Augustine Photos Facebook page.