Radar: Things to Do in Jax This Week

Your week, planned: Don’t miss our top picks for what to do in and around Jacksonville.


Experience a world of endless possibilities in Jacksonville this week where culture, music, comedy, and community engagement come together. Brace yourself for an exhilarating lineup of festivals, captivating performances, and a range of dynamic activities, ensuring excitement for everyone! Note: Some descriptions courtesy of event hosts and edited for clarity.



Leonid & Friends: Chicago Band Tribute

Experience the breathtaking tribute to Chicago by Leonid & Friends, a night filled with the unforgettable sounds of the iconic American supergroup. From their explosive debut performance in January 2023, capturing the very essence of Chicago’s music, to securing Chicago’s official endorsement in March, this one-night-only event promises to transport you through the timeless classics and electrifying energy of the legendary band. $50+. 8 p.m. Florida Theatre; floridatheatre.com // @leonidandfriends


St. Augustine Surf Culture

Discover St. Augustine’s vibrant surf culture at the Jose Tovar House within the Oldest House Museum Complex. The St. Augustine Surf Culture Museum celebrates the city’s overlooked surfing history and aims to highlight the integral role of surfing in St. Augustine’s cultural narrative, providing both locals and visitors with a fascinating glimpse into this lesser-known aspect of the city’s identity. $10+. 10 a.m. Oldest House Museum Complex; historiccoastculture.com // @oldesthouse



Mac McAnally

Prepare for an unforgettable evening at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall with the talented songwriter, singer, and instrumentalist, Mac McAnally. With ten studio albums and eight chart-topping singles under his belt, McAnally’s music has left an indelible mark on the music industry. Having been lead singer of the Coral Reefer Band since 2011, McAnally’s performance promises to be a captivating blend of country and contemporary hits. $60+. 8 p.m. Ponte Vedra Concert Hall; livenation.com // @macmcanally



Get ready to rock out with Blistur at the Veterans of Foreign Wars! This local Florida band draws inspiration from rock legends like Pink Floyd, Metallica, Tool, and others, promising an electrifying performance that will have you on your feet all night. $49+. 6:30 p.m. Veterans of Foreign Warsbandsintown.com // @blisturband



Nimesh Patel

Get ready for a night of laughter as Nimesh Patel brings his comedy special to the Comedy Zone this Wednesday! Rising through the ranks as one of the most sought-after up-and-coming comedians, Patel’s wit and social media savvy have earned him acclaim nationwide. With appearances on Late Night with Seth Meyers and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, as well as opening for comedy greats like Chris Rock and Aziz Ansari, Patel’s star is on the rise. $96+. 7:15 p.m. Comedy Zone; jacksonville-theater.com // @findingnimesh


All Elite Wrestling Dynamite/Rampage

Experience a night packed with adrenaline-pumping action as AEW brings together a diverse roster of male and female wrestlers, showcasing a wide array of wrestling styles and captivating storylines. Each All Elite Wrestling event promises a thrilling blend of athleticism, compelling narratives, and hard-hitting wrestling action.  $30+. 8 p.m. Daily’s Place; ticketmaster.com // @aew



Jacksonville 95ers vs. Coastal Georgia Buccaneers

Experience the adrenaline-pumping action of TBL basketball as the Jacksonville 95ers take on the Coastal Georgia Buccaneers in a thrilling matchup. With the crowd roaring and the competition fierce, it’s sure to be an unforgettable showdown at the historic Swisher Gym. $15+. 7 p.m. Swisher Gym; jacksonville95ers.com // @jax95ers

Jax River Jams: Andy Grammer
Get ready for an exciting night at Jax River Jams featuring pop sensation, Andy Grammer! Known for hits like “Don’t Give Up On Me,” “Fresh Eyes,” and “Honey, I’m Good,” Grammer will take the stage alongside an incredible lineup including Let’s Ride Brass Band, The Apostle Floyd Encounter, and Madison Hughes. Don’t miss an epic showcase of talent and energy on the riverfront! Free. 5 p.m. Ford on Bay; dtjax.com // @jaxriverjams

Beach Fest 2024
Welcome in the warm weather at Jacksonville Beach with Beach Fest this weekend! The fun kicks off on Friday with a Silent Disco, followed by a packed lineup on Saturday featuring a Sandcastle Building Competition, Fishing Tournament, Volleyball Tournament, Instaramp Skate Ramp fun, and more! Wrap up the weekend on Sunday with the annual Opening of the Beaches Parade. It’s the perfect way to celebrate the arrival of beach season! Free. 7 p.m. Jacksonville Beach; thejaxpier.com // @jacksonvillebeachpier


RAWAYANA Live at River City Railway
Get ready for a one-of-a-kind music experience as the Railway Concert Series rolls into the River City Railway on April 26th with RAWAYANA, promising an unforgettable musical journey. With a lineup of incredible artists and a unique venue setting, this event guarantees an experience like no other. $37+. 5 p.m. River City Railway; eventbrite.com // @rawayana

Groove Fest 2024
Get ready for a weekend of groovy vibes at the 2024 Groove Fest! Don’t miss your chance to experience live tunes, an art car show, a mesmerizing laser light show, a DIY wonderland, vendors offering unique finds, photo ops galore, fun games, and so much more! It’s the ultimate celebration of music, art, and community. $25. 12 p.m. Jacksonville Equestrian Center; jaxequestriancenter.com // @jax_equestriancenter






Last Week’s Radar Picks


Jacksonville Jig Scavenger Hunt

Embark on a unique adventure in Jacksonville with a creative scavenger hunt! Begin at a local scenic spot and receive your digital quest from a live host. Explore curated locations, complete quirky tasks, and embrace wacky challenges as you walk or drive to each checkpoint. This family and dog-friendly experience alternates between indoor and outdoor settings with bonus challenges along the way. Share your progress with your remote host through photos and videos as you uncover hidden gems and local secrets. $24. 11 a.m. The Brick Coffee House; eventbrite.com // @cummermuseum


Rosie Revere, Engineer & Friends

Step into Ms. Greer’s classroom, where Rosie Revere, Iggy Peck, and Ada Twist showcase their unique talents and boundless curiosity. In this Theatreworks USA musical, based on Andrea Beaty’s beloved books, these inquisitive out-of-the-box thinkers bring the STEM curriculum to life with their dreams of engineering, architecture, and scientific discovery. $8.50. 10 a.m Florida Theatre; floridatheatre.com // @floridatheatre



Jeremy Camp

Jeremy Camp, prominent figure in contemporary Christian music, will be performing at the Florida Theatre on Tuesday. His music, characterized by a blend of ballads and up-tempo songs with rock influences, has yielded an astounding 43 #1 singles across all formats. Notably, Camp’s life story inspired the film “I Still Believe,” released in 2020, which tells the story of his first marriage. $30+. 7 p.m. Florida Theatre; floridatheatre.com // @jeremycampofficial


Brit Floyd P.U.L.S.E Tour

Brit Floyd returns with P·U·L·S·E, recreating Pink Floyd’s final Division Bell tour. Featuring a stunning laser show, iconic circular screen, and classic tracks from Pink Floyd’s legendary albums, including “Dark Side of the Moon” and “The Wall,” this two and a half-hour extravaganza promises an unforgettable experience. Relive the magic of one of rock music’s most influential bands with Brit Floyd’s P·U·L·S·E! $49+. 8 p.m. Florida Theatre 128 East Forsyth Street Jacksonville, FL 32202floridatheatre.com // @britfloyd



Tap That Comedy Night

Venture to Legacy Ale Works on Wednesday for a hilarious comedy event hosted by Jax Craft Beer and local comedian “JPaw”! Get ready for barrels of laughs and tasty beer on draft as JPaw brings her unique humor to the stage. $15+. 7 p.m. Legacy Ale Works; allevents.in // @firstcoastcomedy


George Clanton

Experience the electrifying beats and captivating melodies as George Clanton performs live at Underbelly on Wednesday! Expect a night of pulsating rhythms and immersive sounds as Clanton, the renowned American electronic musician and singer, takes the stage. With special guest Full Body joining the lineup, this is an event you won’t want to miss. $26+. 7 p.m. Underbelly; eventbrite.com // @georgeclanton



North Beaches Art Walk

Step into the vibrant atmosphere of the North Beaches Art Walk, a beloved River City tradition since 2007! Held rain or shine on the third Thursday of each month, this lively event takes place in the heart of the Beaches Town Center. Discover a diverse array of talented vendors showcasing their artwork, explore local boutiques for unique finds, and indulge in delicious cuisine at one of the fantastic restaurants in the town center. Free. 5 p.m. Beaches Town Center; nbaw.org // @northbeachesartwalk

Jax River Jams: Earthgang
Get ready for an electrifying night at Jax River Jams featuring hip-hop duo, Earthgang! Known for hits like “Meditate,” “Proud of U,” and “Missed Calls,” Earthgang will take the stage alongside an incredible lineup including L.O.V.E. Culture, Ebonique, Wahid, and Mr. Al Pete. Don’t miss an epic showcase of R&B talent and energy on the riverfront! Free. 5 p.m. Ford on Bay; dtjax.com // @jaxriverjams

Katt Williams: The Dark Matter Tour
Get ready for a rollercoaster of laughs with Katt Williams’ & The Dark Matter Tour! Join Katt Williams and special guests as they push boundaries and ignite laughter like never before. Get ready for a hilarious, wild ride of comedy that will leave you in stitches! $59+. 8 p.m. VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena; vystarveteransarena.com // @kattwilliams

Jacksonville 95ers vs. Rocket City Flight
Experience the adrenaline-pumping action of TBL basketball as the Jacksonville 95ers take on the Rocket City Flight in a thrilling matchup. With the crowd roaring and the competition fierce, it’s sure to be an unforgettable showdown at the historic Swisher Gym. $15+. 7 p.m. Swisher Gymnasium; jax95erstickets.com // @jax95ers


Beaches Go Green: Earth Day Event
Experience the spirit of Earth Day like never before at the Beaches Go Green: Earth Day Event! Embrace the serenity of the morning with beach yoga guided by Yoga4Change. Following that, join fellow environmental enthusiasts for a community cleanup. Free. 8 a.m. Jacksonville Beach Pier; beachesgogreen.org // @beachesgogreen

The Crafting Experience
Immerse yourself in The Crafting Experience, an unforgettable day of creativity, laughter, and learning. Enjoy a relaxing escape where you can discover new skills, connect with fellow crafters, and unleash your inner artist. Choose from a lineup of classes, including terrarium building and soap making. $57+. 1 p.m. Aardwolf Brewing Company; creativecraftlounge.com // @creativecraftlounge

Jumbo Shrimp vs Norfolk Tides
Don your ball cap and make your way to the stadium to catch the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp in action! As a Minor League Baseball team affiliated with the Miami Marlins, they bring the excitement of the game to fans in Jacksonville. Join in on the fun and cheer on the Jumbo Shrimp as they showcase their talent on the field. $10+. 3:05 p.m. 121 Financial Ballpark; 121financialballpark.com // @jaxshrimp

Swing into Spring
Head to Sadler Ranch for Swing into Spring, part of the Amelia Island Dance Series by Crescendo Amelia. Set against the backdrop of Fernandina Beach’s stunning coastline, this event promises an evening of classic big band music with a modern twist. Dance the night away on Sadler Ranch’s expansive wooden dance floor, enjoy drinks from the full bar, and savor delicious bites from The Loop Pizza & Grill next door. $25+. 4 p.m. Sadler Ranch; eventbrite.com // @crescendoamelia




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