Go | The can’t miss concerts of the week in Jax

Citizen Cope, rickoLus and Angel Garcia, Symphony in 60 and the first stop of the JME Showcase Series.

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The JME Showcase Series kicks off at Blue Jay Listening Room in Jacksonville Beach on Saturday with (from left) Souvineer, Ebony Payne-English, Animal Clinic and Sailor Goon. | Credit: Graphix by Bonnie Zerr

There’s lots of great live music on this week’s concert calendar. From enduring songwriter Citizen Cope at the Florida Theatre to the Jacksonville Music Experience’s showcase of local talent at Blue Jay Listening Room, here’s a list of what JME contributors want to see and hear in and around Jacksonville this week.

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Citizen Cope – Wednesday, February 9

Florida Theatre | Downtown Jax

Despite being ignored by mainstream radio, American songwriter Clarence Greenwood, aka Citizen Cope, endures, relating to his legions of fans with the palatable blend of folk, blues and roots that’s made him a fave among the adult-alternative faithful. 

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Alternative Rock

GFM – Thursday, February 10

1904 Music Hall | Downtown Jax

The website for Nashville alternative rock trio GFM reckons “If you enjoy the melodic content of Paramore, and the character themes of Slipknot, then you have found the perfect matchup in GFM.” 

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rickoLus w/ the Angel Garcia Quartet – Friday, February 11

Blue Jay Listening Room | Jax Bch

If you missed this truly unique pairing of one of Jax’s most accomplished songwriters with one of its best composers, you’re in luck: singer-songwriter rickoLus is again teaming up with the Angel Garcia Quartet (and the Good Pluck Trio) to perform new arrangements of tunes from rickoLus’ vast songbook. 

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Symphony in 60: Mendelssohn and Stravinsky – Friday, February 11 & Saturday, February 12

Jacoby Symphony Hall | Downtown Jax

The next installment of Jacksonville Symphony’s popular short-form program, Symphony in 60, is dubbed The Firebird, featuring Felix Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream Suite and Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite 1919 with Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra music director Daniel Wiley leading the band.

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JME Showcase Series

Ebony Payne-English, Sailor Goon, and more – Saturday, February 12

Blue Jay Listening Room | Jax Bch

The first stop of the JME Showcase Series kicks off at Blue Jay Listening Room. Featuring an all-local lineup of Ebony Payne-English, Sailor Goon, Animal Clinic and Souvineer, if you’re curious to know what Jax’s music scene looks and sounds like in 2022, you should be there. 

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