5 Concerts to See This Week in Jacksonville

Barns Courtney, Billy Ocean, Ritz Chamber Players, Punk Rock Halloween

Emerging rock star, the UK artist Barns Courtney visits Jack Rabbits this week | Courtesy of the artist

Our weekly Go concert recommendations are updated every Monday morning. For a comprehensive list of this week’s concerts, go to our live music calendar page.


Billy Ocean – Wednesday, October 25

Thrasher Horne Center | Orange Park 

The international pop sensation Billy Ocean is 73-years young and still going strong. He’ll bring his radio smashes, including “Caribbean Queen” and “Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car,” to Orange Park’s Thrasher Horne Center on Wednesday. 



John Lumpkin Trio – Thursday & Friday, October 26 & 27

Josephine | Avondale 

The extra-special jazz series held in the lounge of Avondale Italian eatery Josephine returns this week with two nights of standout Duval drummer and bandleader John Lumpkin. Thursday’s performance features guest vocalist Michelle Manzo, while Markis Williams joins on Friday. 

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Barns Courtney – Friday, October 27

Jack Rabbits | San Marco 

Standout UK indie singer-songwriter Barns Courtney returns to Jack Rabbits on Friday, this time in support of a slew of 2023 singles, including his latest “Young in America.”



Ritz Chamber Players – Saturday, October 28

Terry Hall | Jacksonville University 

Made up of world-renowned musicians from preeminent national and international orchestras, the Ritz Chamber Players (led by local Terrance Patterson) present a program from a new series, Human Rights: The Struggle for Freedom, at JU’s Terry Hall on Saturday.



All Covered Up Halloween Punk Rock Tribute Night 

Kona Clubhouse | Arlington 

Local punk acts pay tribute to some of the all-time greats, featuring FFN (The Clash), Mommy’s Little Helpers (Hole), Chalk Tiger (The Misfits) and American Idiot (Green Day), at Kona on Saturday night. 


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