Reggae-rock fusion, Jedi vibes and a country crossover artist
There’s lots of great live music on this week’s concert calendar. Here’s what JME contributors want to see and hear in and around Jacksonville this week.
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Passafire – Wednesday, January 19
1904 Music Hall | DT Jax
Former-SCAD students, Georgia quartet Passafire has been blending indie rock and reggae, unleashing a distinctive Savannah skank, for the better part of two decades. The group brings their vast catalog, which includes the new full-length, Strata (2021), to 1904 Music Hall on Wednesday. Doors at 6 p.m.
Lee Ann Womack – Thursday, January 20
Ponte Vedra Concert Hall | Ponte Vedra
Nashville icon, and breakout-90s star Lee Ann Womack brings her country rooted crossover hits, including “I Hope You Dance” to the PV Concert Hall on Thursday. Show starts at 8 p.m.
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi – Friday, January 21 and Saturday, January 22
Jacoby Symphony Hall | DT Jax
The Jacksonville Symphony returns to the Star Wars canon, performing John Williams’ famous London Symphony Orchestra-backed score from 1983’s Return of the Jedi on Friday and Saturday. Both shows begin at 7 p.m.
Casbah Jazz Jam – Sunday, January 23
Casbah Cafe | Avondale
One of the longest running, and arguably the best, jazz jam in Northeast Florida kicks off at 9 p.m. every Sunday at Avondale staple Casbah Cafe. It’s free to attend.
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