Can’t-Miss Summer Concerts in Jax


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Now that we are finally moving past the stay-at-home phase of life and into normalcy, concerts are back in Jacksonville. So if you’ve been twiddling your thumbs while you wait on some of your favorite artists to tour the nation, keep reading for the best, upcoming music in Jax this summer.

Big Gigantic
Have you heard all the buzz around town about Big Gigantic? They have popular mixes that feature everything from EDM to hip hop to jazz. They have played Lollapalooza, Coachella and Ultra, just to name a few of their main gigs on the festival circuit. Get ready for May 22nd at the River City Brewing Company for a wild night! 8 p.m. $35-60. River City Brewing Company: 835 Museum Cir. Jacksonville, FL; // @biggigantic

Music Under the Lights
If you’re looking for some light live music, Deacon Parks is a local acoustic duo that performs everyone’s favorite traditional and modern country melodies. The spring concert series, Music Under the Lights, will be held on the lawn between Cooper’s Hawk and Palmetto Moon at the Jacksonville Town Center. The best part: it’s totally free! Grab a pal and be there at 6:30 p.m. Free. Jacksonville Town Center: 4865 Town Center Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL; // @marketsattowncenter

6.3 – 9.2
Concerts in the Plaza
Every Thursday night, prepare for some live entertainment at the Plaza de la Constitución in St. Augustine (also known as “The Gazebo”). Grab your friends and your most comfy blanket for two hours of local talent, with a weekly rotating lineup. The concerts always start at 7, and they are always free. 7-9 p.m. Free. The Gazebo: 170 St George St. St. Augustine, FL; // @citystaug

Jacksonville Symphony
The Jacksonville Symphony now enjoys a national reputation, despite a small start in Jax in 1949, and is a community leader for music education. Normally astounding all their listeners each year, the pandemic made things a little shaky last year. So come back for their 2021 season at the Times Union Center and bring your classiest attire for an elegant night. 7:30 p.m. $62+. Times Union Center: 300 Water St. Jacksonville, FL; // @jaxsymphony

SeaWalk Music Fest
If you’re looking for a casual event to pop out the lawn chair and some brewskis with your best pals, look no further. The Seawalk Music Fest brings all the local musical talent out, right next to the beach and the bars, at the SeaWalk Pavilion. In addition to the diverse musical artists, there are pop-up vendors and food trucks! Various times. Free. Seawalk Pavilion: 75 1st St. N, Jacksonville Beach, FL; // @seawalkmusicfest

Classic Albums Live performs The Beatles
Yes, it’s a bummer that the real Beatles are not performing their iconic album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” but Classic Albums Live does an awesome job at recreating classic hits live on stage. They will be performing many of the Beatles’ top songs from this album and many more! Tickets are only $35, so hop on it while there are still seats. 8 pm. $35+. The Florida Theatre: 128 E Forsyth St. #300, Jacksonville, FL; // @classicalbumslive

Brad Paisley
Daily’s Place in downtown Jax will be the venue for the famous country artist, Brad Paisley. The venue seats 5,500 people, so come one, come all! Tickets range from about $50-200, so it seems like a pretty affordable opportunity to have a boot-stompin’, good night with your pals. 7:30 pm. $50-200. Daily’s Place: 1 Daily’s Place, Jacksonville, FL; // @bradpaisley

Jamey Johnson + Whiskey Myers
Who knows how many Grammy nominations Jamey Johnson has received? The answer is 11! He is one of the most talented country singers of all time. If you aren’t sure if you know the name, listen to “In Color,” one of his more popular songs. His guest band, Whiskey Myers, also has an impressive list of awards and chart-topping songs. If you want some old-time country, head to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. 7 pm. $25-65. St. Augustine Amphitheatre: 1340C A1A S, St. Augustine, FL; // @jameyjohnsonofficial @whiskeymyers

Green Day, Fallout Boy, & Weezer
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view not only one iconic punk rock band, but three. Mark your calendars for July 31st at the TIAA Bank Field – it’s going to be a wild night! Right now, you can score tickets as cheap as $55 or you can splurge for the pit tickets at $600. If you’re a fan, I wouldn’t take the risk of missing out, or you may end up on the “boulevard of broken dreams.” 5:30 pm. $55-600+. TIAA Bank Field: 1 TIAA Bank Field Dr. Jacksonville, FL; // @hellamegatour

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