Steve AugeriMarch 8, 2024 – Steve Augeri is an American rock singer who was the lead vocalist for the rock group Journey from 1998 to 2006. Best known for replacing original lead singer Steve Perry, he debuted with the seven-time platinum “Armageddon” soundtrack. Augeri toured and recorded three albums with Journey for eight years. Steve Augeri will perform at the Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts at South Florida State College in Avon Park on Thursday, March 28 at 7 p.m. Members of the Steve Augeri Band include Adam Holland, Gerard Zappa, Craig Pullman, and Adam Augeri.

“This is a rock and roll concert with a lot of heart and soul,” said Cindy Garren, director of cultural programs at SFSC. “It’s high energy and you’ll hear a lot of everyone’s favorite Journey songs like “Don’t Stop Believin” and “Faithfully.”

Before Journey, Augeri was a founding member of Epic recording artists Tall Stories. The group released their eponymous debut in 1992 and long-awaited follow-up “Skyscraper” in 2009. He then moved on to melodic rock group Tyketto, with whom he recorded the 1970s retro-sounding “Shine” album.

In 2023, Augeri released his first studio album, “Seven Ways Til Sunday,” and performed that summer with the Bret Michaels “Pardi Gras” tour along with Night Ranger, Jefferson Starship, and Mark McGrath.

Highlands, Hardee, and DeSoto County teachers are eligible for Teacher Rush Tickets for this performance. “Educators with a valid school ID can purchase tickets on the night of the show at our box office at a 50% discount,” said Cindy Garren. “It’s our small way to thank teachers for their hard work and commitment to students.”

Tickets begin at $38 and are available now. The Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts is located at 600 West College Drive on the Highlands Campus of South Florida State College. The 1,460-seat performing arts center features orchestra, balcony, and box seating. Tickets can be purchased at the SFSC Box Office, by calling 863-784-7178, or online at