JAX Sounds: February 2023

Neko Case. Photo by Ebru Yildiz.

There’s no better way to beat the winter blues than a potent dose of live music. There are some seriously heavy hitters coming to the Jacksonville area this February, so we’ve put together a rundown of five of the best shows happening so you don’t miss out on anything.


Neko Case at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Neko Case is one of the most gifted musicians going, and it’s a treat that we get to see her in a venue as intimate as the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. Between her decades-long solo career and her time spent churning out hits with indie supergroup The New Pornographers, she’s an incredibly accomplished songwriter, with a singular voice, to boot. Make a point to get out to this show, you won’t regret it! $45.50-$75.50. 7:30 p.m. 1050 A1A N Ponte Vedra Beach, FL; pvconcerthall.com // @pvconcerthall


Mavis Staples at Fort Mose State Park
Living legend Mavis Staples is coming to town to help kick off the Discover Fort Morse Jazz and Blues Series. With a magnetic stage presence and inimitable voice, Staples has been a crucial part of popular music history for over 60 years, collaborating with everyone from Aretha Franklin to Prince to David Byrne. It’s worth checking out a bunch of the other gigs happening at Fort Mose State Park as a part of this series, other headliners include Gladys Knight, Valerie June, and Rhiannon Giddens. $62. 7 p.m. 15 Fort Mose Trail, St. Augustine, FL; discoverfortmose.com 


Willie Nelson & Family and Deer Tick at The St. Augustine Amphitheater
Willie’s another absolutely massive figure coming through town this month, with a live show that anyone half his age wishes they could deliver. This is his first Florida show in three years, making this already crucial gig an absolute must-see. Acclaimed folk rock band Deer Tick opens. $54-$94. 8 p.m. 1340C A1A S, St. Augustine, FL; theamp.com // @theampsa


The Beach Boys at The St. Augustine Amphitheater
Sure, Brian Wilson and Al Jardine haven’t been an active part of the touring band for over a decade at this point and they’re arguably two of the most important living members of the band, but a Beach Boys show is still one of the most fun concert experiences you can have. Don’t expect a ton of deep cuts from the moody, weird parts of their catalog or anything, it’s mostly “Kokomo,” “Barbara Ann,” and “Surfing’ U.S.A.” type of stuff, but don’t lie, you love those songs too. $44-$114. 1340C A1A S, St. Augustine, FL; theamp.com // @theampsa

2.25 + 2.26

Winterland at Riverfront Plaza
Since 2018, Winterland has helped make February in Jacksonville a destination for music lovers of all types. This year’s absolutely killer lineup includes indie rock lifers The Dandy Warhols, Tropicalia godfathers Os Mutantes, masterful R&B violinist Sudan Archives, and much more. Show up early for daytime sets from top-tier Jax bands like Kairos Creature Club, Howdy, and Seagate. Really good stuff all around. Free. 2 Independent Dr. Jacksonville, FL; winterlandv.org // @winterlandpresents




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