Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall is a small but mighty performance venue.

The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall has a sense of both soul and spirit. You could chalk that up to some of the most revered alternative and premier musical acts that have played the venue in its near decade of existence. Or that it was literally a religious site for years before its conversion in 2009.

That’s right, the hall that seats about 450 people (about 900 if it’s a standing audience) was once a church. The New Beginnings Baptist Church was housed in the building for years before the congregation and church leaders decided they need a bigger place for its increasing number of followers.

So, church officials sold the property to St. Johns County. Officials with the county government realized the acoustic advantages to the sanctuary and immediately moved to convert the church to a cultural center.

Local entertainers started to perform at the Concert Hall shortly after it was opened. Then premier acts - ranging from Robbie Kreiger (guitarist for The Doors) to Todd Rundgren to Rita Coolidge to alternative rockers The Breeders - played the venue creating a reputation for the beloved theater as an entertainment spot off the beaten path. It serves as a perfect venue for up-and-coming artists with a following to classic artists who still tour but prefer a more intimate performance setting.

The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall shares the mantle of attracting top performers along with its “sister venue,” the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, which hugs the coast southeast of historic downtown St. Augustine.

The Amphitheatre has developed its own world-renowned reputation and is a favorite among music fans who often fill the venue that holds just under 5,000 people. But the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall has carved its own niche among the artistically inclined along Florida’s Historic Coast. If one of your favorite acts comes to the hall, make sure you check them out because it’s not likely you can get any closer to those performers with its smaller setting.

And what about those churchgoers who sold the property to St. Johns County? They used those proceeds to open a new sanctuary and religious facility that continues to go strong and is now known as Crosswater Community Church that’s still in Ponte Vedra, just a few miles from the Concert Center.

The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall is located at 1050 State Road A1A North. Check out the calendar of events at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall by visiting PVConcertHall.com or call 904-209-0399.

Catch the latest performances in St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra.
Jan202022
Ponte Vedra Beach

Lee Ann Womack at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Grammy award-winning County Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year Lee Ann Womack performs...

Jan232022
Ponte Vedra Beach

JD Simo & GA-20 at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $21-$31. Ponte Vedra Concert Hall,...

Jan252022
Ponte Vedra Beach

Big Band of Brothers: A Jazz Celebration of the Allman Brothers at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Based on and inspired by the acclaimed album Big Band of Brothers: A Jazz Celebration of the Allman...

Jan252022

Adam Ezra Group performs at Cafe Eleven The Adam Ezra Group takes the stage at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 day of the show. For...

Jan272022
Ponte Vedra Beach

Tommy Castro & Tinsley Ellis at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $38-$54. Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A...

Jan282022
Ponte Vedra Beach

Gaelic Storm at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall This multi-national, Celtic juggernaut grows stronger with each live performance, and as you can...

Jan292022
Ponte Vedra Beach

John Paul White at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, in partnership with Flying Saucer Presents, welcomes Grammy Award-winning...

Music at Grace presents Bob Milne, Ragtime pianist
January 30, 2022

Bob Milne, master of ragtime and boogie-woogie piano, will present a program at Grace Unite...

Jan302022

Polish Wieniawski Philharmonic Orchestra EMMA Concert Association presents The Polish Wieniawski Philharmonic Orchestra, on stage from 7-9...

Jan302022
St. Augustine

Bob Milne, Ragtime & Boogie-Woogie Piano Bob Milne, master of Ragtime and Boogie-Woogie piano, will perform at Grace United Method Church in...

Jan302022
Ponte Vedra Beach

Leo Kottke at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $34.50 - $54.50. Ponte Vedra Concert Hall,...

Feb42022
St. Augustine

First Friday Artwalk Recital at Cathedral Basilica The Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine is proud to host free monthly concerts the first Friday of...