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Music EventsSunday, May 19, 2013
Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra Spring is put to music with the JSYO. 5 pm.Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, 300 Water Streetwww.jaxsymphony.org, (904) 354-5479
Music EventsThursday, May 23, 2013
The music of freedom rings in Fernandina Beach! 7 pmJacksonville Symphony Orchestra, 300 Water Streetwww.jaxsymphony.org, (904) 354-5479
Music EventsThursday, May 23 thru Sunday, May 26, 2013
Downtown Jacksonville sets the stage for the JACKSONVILLE JAZZ FESTIVAL with performances on multiple stages with BWB featuring Rick Braun, Kirk Whalum and Norman Brown, Euge Groover, Poncho Sanchez, Gerald Albright and Gregory Porter. The festivities also include the Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition, May 23 at the Florida Theatre. Enjoy live jazz on the Swingin’ Stage on Monroe Street between Main and Ocean, the Groovin’ Stage at Hemming Plaza and the Breezin’ Stage at the Jacksonville Landing. Stroll through the Art in the Heart of Jacksonville exhibits in Ceramics, Digital, Drawing, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting, Sculpture and Wood. Enjoy a trip through the Jacksonville Jazz Fest Hall of Fame, and take in the up-and-comers at the Youth Jazz Talent Showcase, a live talent competition open to young jazz singers and musicians. The winner will receive a savings bond toward their continued music education, school tuition or private lessons. Finalists will perform at the Jacksonville Jazz Festival on Saturday, May 25. Winners will be selected by a panel of music adjudicators who specialize in the art forms of traditional and contemporary jazz and blues. Preferred seating and VIP packages are available at 630-3690.Multiple locations in Downtown Jacksonville630-3690 http://www.makeascenedowntown.co...
Music EventsThursday, May 23, 2013
In honor of Bob Dylan’s 72nd birthday later this month, Underbelly is hosting Dylan Fest on May 23rd. Some of Jacksonville’s best musicians will be performing the legendary singer-songwriter’s tunes all night long. The line-up includes Mama Blue, Arvid Smith, The Dewars, Jesse Montoya, New Strangers, Pretty to Think So, Laura Minor, Real Job, The Shylights, The Idiots, The Michelles, and Katie Grace Helow.Underbelly353-6067 http://jaxunderbelly.com
Music EventsFriday, May 24, 2013
Atlanta-based Sevendust has been a staple on the hard rock scene since the late 90s and is currently on tour in support of their ninth album, Black Out the Sun, which was released in March. The band will be at Brewster’s Megaplex on the 24th along with Pop Evil, an alt-metal act out of Michigan who you may remember from their set at Welcome to Rockville last month. Tickets: $18.Brewster’s Megaplex- Roc Bar233-9850 www.brewstersmegaplex.com
Music EventsFriday, May 24 thru Sunday, May 26, 2013
Celebrating its 61st year, the Florida Folk Festival is one of oldest of its kind in the United States. Held annually on Memorial Day weekend at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in White Springs, the event is a wonderful opportunity to hear wonderful music, enjoy tasty food, take a workshop, do a little shopping and pay tribute to Florida’s land, people and diverse cultural heritage.
The three-day festival, held May 24th to the 26th, will include performances by a myriad of talented musicians, including Jim Stafford, the Bellamy Brothers, Ben Prestage, Frank Thomas, Ed Cotton, Bing Futch, Jubal’s Kin, Passerine, Moors & McCumber, Doug Gauss, the Currys, Rachel Carrick, Mindy Simmons & the Hot Picks, Billy Dean, Tom Shed and many, many more. What sets this fest apart from many others is you don’t have to be content with merely watching the show, you can be part of it at one of the event’s jam sessions.
Additionally, the Florida Folk Festival has a variety of activities designed to keep attendees entertained all weekend long. Craftsmen and vendors will be on hand selling their wares, delish traditional southern food will be served up and a multitude of demonstrations and workshops will be held to teach festival-goers how to weave pine needle baskets, tell tall tales, research their genealogy and a number of other somewhat lost folklife art forms.
Advance tickets for the Florida Folk Festival are $25 per day or $50 for the entire weekend for adults. Tickets bought at the gate are $30 per day or $60 for the entire weekend. Children under six years of age are admitted free of charge; kids between the ages of six and 16 are $5 for the entire weekend.Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in White SpringsFor more information, call 1-877-6FL-FOLK or visit www.FloridaFolkFestival.com.
Music EventsSunday, May 26, 2013
Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers will close the month with a performance on the 26th. Though fronted by a world renowned comedian, actor, author and playwright, this bluegrass group is anything but a joke. Yes, Martin’s banter will have you giggling between songs, but his skills on the banjo are what will have you cheering in the aisles.St. Augustine Amphitheatre,www.staugamphitheatre.com or call 471-1965.
Music EventsSaturday, June 1, 2013Ritz Theatre and LaVilla Museum, 829 N. Davis Street632-5555, www.ritzjacksonville.com
Music EventsWednesday, June 5, 2013
Promenade! First-Wednesday Art Walk Concert: @ 7pm: Bob Moore (piano) & Tony Steve (percussion)Jacksonville Public Library: Hicks Auditoriumvisit http://jplmusic.blogspot.com , or call (904) 630-2665
Music EventsWednesday, June 12, 2013
The Ritz Chamber Players will bring a close to its 2012-2013 concert season by featuring the work of a great composer’s music, based on beautiful tonal themes. Our departing musical gift will express extraordinary musical combinations that will take you on a breathtaking sonic journey. 7:30 pm.Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 Water Streetwww.ritzchamberplayers.org
Music EventsSunday, June 30, 2013
The Big Orange Chorus, Jacksonville’s championship men’s barbershop and a Capella chorus, is performing with the 2012 international barbershop champions, Ringmasters from Sweden and 2012 international bronze medalists, Main Street from central Florida. The program starts at 3:00 p.m. Cost per person is $25 for adults; groups of 6 or more may purchase tickets for $18. Special pricing for children will be available.Terry Theater at The Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts904-287-1896, www.bigorangechorus.com, www.facebook.com/BigOrangeChorus.