The St. Augustine Amphitheatre and Ponte Vedra Concert Hall are owned and operated by the St. Johns County Cultural Events Division. The Amp was built in 1965 to commemorate St. Augustine's 400th Anniversary as our nation's oldest permanent European settlement. The 16-acre section of Anastasia State Park that makes up the amphitheatre grounds includes an old quarry where coquina rock was obtained to build early St. Augustine homes and commercial buildings, as well as the fort, Castillo de San Marcos. In 2002, St. Johns County refurbished the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and after five years of construction and a sizeable investment, the Amphitheatre is now a state of the art performing arts venue with the capacity to hold up to 4,700 concert goers. A conference room, merchandise area, large plaza, front porch, backyard stage, multiple concession stands and an elaborate arboretum of walking trails make up the facility. The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall is located 25 miles north of the Amp in Ponte Vedra Beach. The indoor performing arts venue is known for its intimate setting and often hosts community events and fundraisers in addition to world-renowned musicians and comedians.