The St. Augustine Amphitheatre has announced plans to reopen in January with its first performance since closing in March due to the coronavirus. Southern rock outfit JJ Grey & Mofro will perform in the reopening event, scheduled for Friday, January 15 and Saturday, January 16.

Tickets go on sale Friday, October 30, with prices starting at $70.

“We are thrilled to welcome you back to The Amp,” reads a banner on the venue’s website. “Enhanced health and safety measures are in place to protect the health and well-being of live music and provide the safest concert experience possible.”

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Safety measures in place to maximize attendee safety include:

  • Face Masks. All guests, team members, and crew are required to wear a face mask (covering the nose and mouth.) Face masks must be worn at all time upon entry and in common areas, but may be removed while in your ticketed seat.
  • Temperature & Health Screening. Before entering the venue, guests will have their temperature scanned by a no-touch thermometer. Guests with a temperature of 100.4 F or above will be denied entry. Refunds will be provided to those denied entry.
  • Reduced Contact. Updates to reduce contact include walk-through metal detectors, thermal image scanning, and hands-free digital ticketing. All tickets will be digital.
  • Physical Distancing. Limited capacity seating is adjusted to promote CDC recommended distancing. Physical distancing is required in common areas, and when entering/exiting the venue.
  • Enhanced Cleaning. Routine cleaning and sanitization of facilities/common areas before, during, and after the each event with hospital grade disinfectants. Hand sanitizing stations will also be located throughout the venue.

JJ Grey & Mofro were scheduled to tour with Blues Traveler in 2020, but saw those dates postponed to 2021 due to the Coronavirus. The Amp date is the latest announced for the band, which has gigs at several venues in early November as well as January prior to its amphitheater reopening.

Seating capacity for the venue has not yet been announced, beyond the mention of it being limited. The venue normally has a capacity of approximately 5,000. Florida entered “phase three” of its reopening this fall, which allows for venues to reopen with no state-driven limits on attendance, though local authorities and venues can self-limit if they wish.