The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is a relatively small outdoor venue with a capacity of about 3,500 located in St. Augustine, Florida. It was the home of the play “Cross and Sword: A Symphonic Drama of the Spanish Settlement of Florida,” a musical reenactment of Florida’s history, which ran for more than 30 years. After the play closed in 1996, no one knew quite what to do with the place until it was renovated as concert venue in 2002. The renovation included a facelift for the grounds with the addition of a shady arboretum with walking trails. Touring bands often travel in twos and threes: Counting Crows with Toad the Wet Sprocket, Willie Nelson & Family and Alison Krauss & Union Station Featuring Jerry Douglas, etc. Several shows are already sold out, and while it is possible to buy tickets on the day of the show this is not recommended. There is no parking on the grounds, but shuttles stand by to transport patrons from outlying parking lots to the amphitheater.