The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, in partnership with Flying Saucer Presents, welcomes the return of New Orleans blues and funk icon Dr. John and The Nite Trippers. The legendary Dr. John is a six-time GRAMMY Award-winning musician and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Known throughout the world as the embodiment of New Orleans’ musical legacy, Dr. John is a true icon in American culture. His colorful musical career began in the 1950s when he wrote and played guitar on some of the greatest records to come out of the Crescent City, including recordings by Professor Longhair, Art Neville, Joe Tex, Frankie Ford, and Allen Toussaint.
In addition to his GRAMMY wins, he’s received six other GRAMMY nominations over the years. Dr. John has been inducted in the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame and the Blues Hall of Fame. In 2013, Dr. John was awarded an honorary doctorate from Tulane University alongside His Holiness the Dalai Lama. In 2015, Dr. John was awarded the Louie Award from the Louis Armstrong House Museum and he received the Jazz Foundation of America’s Hank Jones Award in the fall of 2016 at “A
Great Night in Harlem” which has pledged $1 Million to help musicians recovering from the Louisiana flood.
After more than half a century of creating music for others and himself, Dr. John continues to write, arrange, produce, and interpret music with a passion.
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.