Go | Here’s who’s playing in Jax this week

Empress of Soul Gladys Knight, diet country from the Kernal and John Prine’s brother Billy

Press photo of Gladys Knight
Gladys Knight plays the Florida Theatre on Wednesday. | Credit: Press photograph courtesy of the artist

There’s lots of great live music on this week’s concert calendar. Here’s a list of what JME contributors want to see and hear in and around Jacksonville this week.

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Gladys Knight – Wednesday, February 3 

Florida Theatre | Downtown Jax 

Seven-time GRAMMY winner and undisputed “Empress of Soul” Gladys Knight (sans The Pips) will bring her songbook of chart-smashing hits, including “Midnight Train to Georgia” to the Florida Theatre on Wednesday. 

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The Kernal – Saturday, February 5 

Jack Rabbits | San Marco 

Tennessee musician The Kernal describes his sound as diet country. Certainly his fairly raucous variety of twang doesn’t fit neatly into the confines of alt-country. Whatever it is, it’s worth seeing and hearing when The Kernal visits Jack Rabbits on Saturday. 

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Billy Prine – Sunday, February 6

Ponte Vedra Concert Hall | Ponte Vedra

Brother of the late John Prine, Billy Prine will tell stories and play songs from his sibling’s catalog at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Sunday. 

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The Queers – Sunday, February 6 

Jack Rabbits | San Marco 

Enduring Portsmouth pop-punk pioneers, The Queers, visit Jack Rabbits on Sunday as part of their 40-year anniversary tour, celebrating four decades of cranking out thrashy Ramones-style bops. 

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