Who’s Playing Jacksonville in April?

The best concerts in Jax this month

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Coming to Jax in April (from left) Luna Luna, Billy Strings, Jax River Jams, Bon Iver, Tonstartssbandht and the JME Showcase Series | Credit: Press photos courtesy of the artists, center photo courtesy of Downtown Vision, JME Showcase graphic by Bonnie Zerr

The 2022 concert calendar is filling up fast. And April looks to be a great introduction to about the quantity and quality of live music on tap for Northeast Florida this spring and summer.

Down in St. Augustine, The Amp recently kicked off their 2022 season in early March and they’ll look to build off that strong start in April with a performances by Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers and ambient-folk hitmaker Bon Iver. Meanwhile, Downtown Jacksonville’s own amphitheater, Daily’s Place, welcomes alt-country duo Brothers Osborne and hip-hop artist Lil Durk.

If you like mega-stars, VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena has a few shiny ones, including Da Baby and The Biebs, himself, Justin Bieber. Sir Elton John will also pay a visit.

But the amphitheaters(res) and big arenas aren’t the only venues slated to pack ’em in. Jack Rabbits, 1904 Music Hall and Underbelly have shows almost every night of the week. Down the street from Daily’s and Vystar, the Bier Hall inside Intuition Ale Works has fast become the place to see emerging and innovative artists. In April alone, Intuition hosts ambient Orlando duo Tonstartssbandht, Dallas synth-pop quartet Luna Luna and North Carolina jangle-rock icons The Connells

And over at WJCT Public Media, we’re readying our Soundstage for three concerts this month. The JME team’s best bets for the spring will kick off in earnest on the St. Johns River, though, with the four-part concert series Jax River Jams

Here’s our list of  live music highlights for the April:

April 02 – Tonstartssbandht – Intuition Ale Works – Tickets

April 07 – Jax River Jams: Spin Doctors – Riverfront Plaza – Free 

April 07 – Justin Bieber – VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena – Tickets

April 08 – Jim Brickman – WJCT Soundstage – Tickets

April 09 – Cory Driscoll – Jack Rabbits – Tickets

April 10 – Jimmy Vaughan – WJCT Soundstage – Tickets

April 10 – Side Hustle – Underbelly – Tickets

April 12 – Luna Luna – Intuition Ale Works – Tickets

April 12 – Drive-By Truckers – Ponte Vedra Concert Hall – Tickets

April 14 – Bon Iver – St. Augustine Amphitheatre –Tickets

April 14 – Jax River Jams: Boys II Men – Riverfront Plaza – Free 

April 15 – Cowford – 1904 Music Hall – Tickets

April 21 – JME Showcase Series – Underbelly – TIckets

April 21 – Jax River Jams: Carly Pearce – Riverfront Plaza – Free

April 22 – Bebe Deluxe – Jack Rabbits – Tickets

April 23 – Elton John – VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena – Tickets

April 24 – Colin Hay – Ponte Vedra Concert Hall – Tickets

April 26 – Rainbow Kitten Surprise – Florida Theatre – Tickets

April 28 – Jax River Jams: Manchester Orchestra – Riverfront Plaza – Free

April 29 – The Connells – Intuition Ale Works – Tickets 

April 29, 30, May 1 – Billy Strings – St. Augustine Amphitheatre – Tickets

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