Emmy award-winning, urban-rock violinist Damien Escobar will perform at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. The now 27-year-old’s claim to fame came early on in his teens when he, alongside his brother, appeared on America’s Got Talent
as Nuttin’ but Stringz. Two urban kids from Jamaica, Queens, playing a blend of hip hop and classical melodies with a violin was somewhat surprising to viewers, and unique to say the very least; and the duo quickly shot to stardom appearing in commercials and movies, touring, and even adding a platinum selling album to their accolades. But growing creative differences eventually became too much for the pair to bear and the success of Nuttin’ but Stringz came to an end, shattering the name and reputation Damien worked hard to establish, and forcing him to rebuild from rock bottom.
Since re-launching his career, Escobar boasts of 200K downloads from his first R&B mixtape, Sensual Melodies; and has more than a few notable solo headliner performances under his belt including: CBS Upfront Presentation, Food & Wine Magazine’s Best New Chef Awards, Indy Car Championship Awards, Major League Baseball Annual Golf Fundraiser Event, Angela Simmons Electric Daze Fashion Show, Russell Simmons’ Hip Hop Inaugural Ball, and corporate concerts for FRIDAYS, Walmart, Target, an more. Escobar, once a self-proclaimed retired violinist, is now on everyone’s radar; and has even obtained online success with viral videos picked up by media giants such as WorldStarHipHop.com, Huffington Post, and Allhiphop.com.
Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm
Visit the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall website for additional information and to purchase tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at their box office and at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre box office.