Trampled by Turtles and Crowe Boys Set to Perform at The Backyard Stage at The Amp on September 19, 2024!

The Sing Out Loud Festival is excited to present Trampled by Turtles live at The St. Augustine Amphitheatre Backyard Stage on Thursday, September 19, 2024, with special guests Crowe Boys. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Sea Turtle Hospital at Whitney Laboratory in St. Augustine. This event is part of the month-long celebration of live music in St. Augustine, FL.

Visit the venue box office or click the link to purchase your tickets.

Trampled by Turtles

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Trampled by Turtles

Hailing from Duluth, Minnesota, Trampled by Turtles was formed in 2003 by frontman Dave Simonett. After losing his music equipment to a car theft, Simonett started anew with just an acoustic guitar, drawing inspiration from bluegrass, folk, and other acoustic genres. Alongside bandmates Ryan Young (fiddler), Tim Saxhaug (bassist), Erik Berry (mandolinist), and Dave Carroll (banjo player), the group developed a dynamic sound blending rock & roll and bluegrass.

Their debut album, Songs from a Ghost Town (2004), introduced their unique style, merging rock roots with acoustic melodies. Subsequent albums like Blue Sky and the Devil (2005) and Trouble (2007) continued this trend, but it was their 2008 release, Duluth, that earned them recognition in the bluegrass community, peaking at number eight on the Billboard bluegrass chart.

With their 2010 album, Palomino, Trampled by Turtles topped the bluegrass chart and stayed in the Top Ten for over a year. Their 2012 release, Stars and Satellites, reached number 32 on the Billboard 200, highlighting their crossover appeal. They have since graced stages at major festivals like Coachella, ACL Fest, and Lollapalooza. The concert album Live at First Avenue (2013) and the darker-toned Wild Animals (2014) further solidified their presence in the music scene, and their most recent work, Alpenglow (2022), produced by Jeff Tweedy of Wilco, continues to showcase their evolving sound.

Crowe Boys

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Crowe Boys

The Crowe Boys have been making music from a young age, influenced by their family's traveling lifestyle. While aspects of their career have changed over the years, their music, deeply rooted in positivity and hope, has maintained its core message.

Today, they perform under the genre of alternative folk music, blending uplifting melodies with honest reflections on life's challenges. Their sound, characterized by authentic lyrics and distinctive riffs, captures the essence of adventure and resilience. The Crowe Boys' performances promise to inspire, providing comfort and a sense of camaraderie through their heartfelt music.


The Sea Turtle Hospital at Whitney Laboratory


The Sea Turtle Hospital, opened in October 2015, focuses on the rehabilitation, education, and research of sea turtle conservation in Northeast Florida, having rehabilitated 78 sea turtles and rescued over 1,500 hatchlings. Part of the University of Florida's Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience, this center conducts critical biomedical research and biotechnology studies using marine animals, and also offers educational programs and community outreach to foster lifelong learning in marine science. To learn more, please visit their website.


Event Details

Save the date for Thursday, September 19, 2024, and join us at The Backyard Stage at The Amp for an evening with Trampled by Turtles and Crowe Boys. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Sea Turtle Hospital at Whitney Laboratory. Don't miss this incredible show!

Purchase your tickets here!