The St. Augustine Amphitheatre has joined with Fort Mose Historic State Park to present a series of five award-winning jazz and blues artists to appear over two weeks in honor of Fort Mose's historic and cultural significance. On Thursday, February 8, 2024, at 7:00 p.m., Fort Mose welcomes Common.Common, hip-hop artist, rapper, actor, and author, has earned multiple Grammy awards, an Oscar, and an Emmy Award. Celebrated for his lyrical and contemplative music, he masterfully blends the worlds of hip-hop and jazz on stage.The site of the Fort Mose Historic State Park is America's first legally-sanction settlement of free Africans and was a safe destination for escaped slaves during the early years of the Underground Railroad. This series is part of the County's Black History Month celebration. Proceeds from these concerts will help fund the construction of a representation of the original Fort Mose, which was destroyed in 1740 during the Battle of Bloody Mose.The Fort Mose Jazz & Blues Series is jointly produced by the Fort Mose Historical Society, the St. Johns County Cultural Events Division, the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, the St. Johns County Tourist Development Council, the St. Johns Cultural Council, and Flying Saucer Presents.
When: Thursday, February 8, at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Admission: Tickets range from $52.00 to $139.00. or at the Amphitheater Box Office on Anastasia Island. The box office is open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays and from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays.
Where: Fort Mose Historic State Park, 15 Fort Mose Trail, St. Augustine, Florida 32084.
Parking: There will be no parking at Fort Mose. There is a free shuttle from and to the St. Johns County Health and Human Services Building, one mile north of Fort Mose at 200 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, Florida 32084. The shuttle services start at 5:00 p.m. and will run continuously every 10 minutes until one hour after the show ends.
Food and Drink: No outside food and beverages will be permitted on the grounds. There will be a bar, and these food trucks will be present on February 8:
These events are outside and uncovered.