7 Concerts to See this Week in Jacksonville

Hiss Golden Messenger, Steve Hackett, Ekkstacy and more

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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. Indie-Folk/Alt-Country Hiss Golden Messenger – Wednesday, February 28 Intuition Ale Works | Downtown Jacksonville Prolific, Grammy-nominated indie-folk singer-songwriter Hiss Golden Messenger plays the Bier Hall inside Intuition Ale Works on Wednesday. Listen to JME’s Hurley Winkler talk to …

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7 Concerts to See in Jacksonville this Week

Winterland music festival, the Symphony does McCartney and more

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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. Bluegrass/American Roots  Nickel Creek – Wednesday, February 21 Florida Theatre | Downtown Jacksonville Founded as a trio of child-prodigy pickers in the early ‘90s, the Chris Thile-led bluegrass outfit Nickel Creek reunited in 2023. They trio plays the …

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10 Concerts to See this Week in Jacksonville

Black Opry Revue, Willie Nelson, Keb' 'Mo, Christone "Kingfish" Ingram and more

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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. Alt-Rock Evan Dando – Tuesday, February 13 Jack Rabbits | San Marco  Evan Dando, founding member of ‘90s, Boston-bred alternative-rock outfit The Lemonheads performs a special solo set in celebration of Jack Rabbits 25th anniversary on Tuesday night.  …

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Kurt Vile and The Violators Announce New Tour Dates, Including a Stop at Jacksonville’s Intuition Ale Works 

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Singer-songwriter and purveyor of certifried guitar-pop tunes Kurt Vile has expanded his upcoming tour, announcing additional spring dates, including a visit to Jacksonville to perform at the Bier Hall inside Intuition Ale Works on Thursday, May 9. The announcement comes as Vile’s latest, the extensive extended player Back to Moon Beach has earned critical adoration and broad airplay, floating around …

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8 Concerts to See this Week in Jacksonville

Common, Wynton Marsalis, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Bold City Circuit and more.

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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. R&B October London – Wednesday, February 7 Florida Theatre | Downtown Jacksonville On tour for his Billboard-chart topping debut, The Rebirth of Marvin, R&B singer October London visits the Florida Theatre on Wednesday.  More  Hip …

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Jack Rabbits at 25 | Here’s Why the Enduring San Marco Live Music Club Matters

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Jack Rabbits, the San Marco live music venue, turns 25 in February. In human years, that makes Jack Rabbits approximately 2,000-years old. That is to say, live music is a tough business.  The life cycle of music venues tends to be truncated. The most celebrated clubs of all time were largely short lived endeavors – The Cotton Club, Max’s Kansas …

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8 Concerts to See this Week in Jacksonville

Wednesday & Hotline TNT, Lucinda Williams, JJ Grey & Mofro, Corey Kilgannon, Grace Potter and more

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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. Singer-Songwriter Corey Kilgannon – Wednesday, January 31  Blue Jay Listening Room | Jacksonville Beach Fresh off his latest full length – the enjoyably experimental 2023 album Radiant Phaedrus – local bard Corey Kilgannon has a new solo-acoustic collection, Famous …

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8 Concerts to See this Week in Jacksonville

Southern Culture on the Skids, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Judy Collins, Eric Lindell and more

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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. Country/Americana  Eric Lindell – Wednesday, January 17  Underbelly | Downtown Jacksonville  NorCal-bred country/Americana singer-songwriter Eric Lindell has amassed a fervent following, and his live band (which features Jacksonville-based musician and instrument retailer Jack Mock on guitar) is a potent …

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11 Concerts to See this Week in Jacksonville

Sunny War, Jacuzzi Boys, Ritz Chamber Players, Paul Thorn and more

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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. Blues/Singer-Songwriter  Paul Thorn – Tuesday, January 9  Intuition Ale Works | Downtown Jacksonville Widely-admired singer-songwriter Paul Thorn comes to the Bier Hall inside Intuition Ale Works on Tuesday night.  More Acoustic Guitar  Jesse Cook – Wednesday, January 10  WJCT …

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7 Concerts to See This Week in Jax

Conrad Tao with the Symphony, L.O.V.E. Culture listening party and more

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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. Cold Wave/Synth LOVATARAXX – Wednesday, January 3  The Walrus | Murray Hill  Lyon, France-based minimalist duo LOVETARAXX brings their cold-wave sound to the Walrus in Murray Hill. Orlando’s Earth Fault, locals Severed+Said and Limo Scene open the show.  More  …

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11 Concerts to See this Week in Jacksonville

Mountain Goats, Steve Miller Band, Allman Betts Family Revival, local punk and indie-rock and much more.

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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. Southern Rock The Allman Betts Family Revival – Wednesday, December 13 Florida Theatre | Downtown Jacksonville Featuring scions of (Gregg) Allman and (Dickey) Betts – Devon Allman and Duane Betts – plus extended family and friends, including Anders Osborne, …

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Best Concerts in Jacksonville | Oct. 16-22

The Head and the Heart, Buddy Guy, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, All Them Witches and more

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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. Folk/Pop The Head and the Heart – Wednesday, October 18 The Amp | St. Augustine  Seattle indie-folk-pop act the Head and the Heart return to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Wednesday. Singer-songwriter Amanda Shires opens the show.  More  Rock/Psych  …

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Best Concerts in Jacksonville | Oct. 9-15

Scott Yoder, Dehd, Jake Xerxes Fussell, Benise and more

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Our weekly Go concert recommendations are updated every Monday morning and are always available on jaxmusic.org. For a comprehensive list of this week’s concerts, go to our live music calendar page. Guitar Virtuosity  Benise – Tuesday, October 10  WJCT Soundstage | Downtown Jacksonville  Guitar phenom and “nouveau flamenco” pioneer Roni Benise – or simply: Benise – returns to Jacksonville, hitting the WJCT Soundstage on …

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Chicago Post-Punk Powerhouse Dehd to Play Jacksonville in October

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Powerhouse Chicago-based three-piece Dehd announced both a run of late-summer dates (many of which are in support of electronic-folk band Sylvan Esso) and a fall tour of North America, which includes a stop at Jack Rabbits in San Marco on October 13.  The post-punk trio’s 2022 full-length album Blue Skies showcases the band’s knack for reverb-drenched garage rock and harmonious …

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Juan Rollan Quartet Shows Some Love for John Coltrane’s Iconic Spiritual-Jazz Masterpiece

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In the mid-1960s, saxophonist John Coltrane was experiencing an undeniable evolution. Having the ability to perform slow-burn ballads and high-speed changes with equal agility, he had spent the previous decade establishing himself as a firebrand soloist with Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk. As Coltrane’s compositional skills increased, so did his prolificity as a bandleader. After signing with the label Impulse! …

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Bold City Circuit Brings Intimate Concert Experiences to Jacksonville Residents’ Places of Residence

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On a recent Sunday, renowned Atlanta-based singer-songwriter Deidre McCalla settled in for a Bold City Circuit performance. Born and raised in New York City, McCalla cut her teeth in the highly competitive busking scene around Macdougal Street, which later produced legends like Suzanne Vega, Patti Smith and Tracy Chapman, among many others. McCalla’s album Don’t Doubt It (Olivia Records, 1985), …

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Best Concerts in Jacksonville | September 11-17

Lil Baby, Tank and the Bangas, Heartless Bastards and more

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Our weekly Go concert recommendations are updated every Monday morning and are always available on jaxmusic.org. For a comprehensive list of this week’s concerts, go to our live music calendar page. Rock  3 Doors Down – Wednesday, September 13 Daily’s Place | Downtown Jacksonville Nineties rock-radio faves 3 Doors Down performs at Daily’s Place with support from grunge-era standouts Candlebox on Wednesday.  More  Various …

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Best Concerts in Jacksonville | Aug. 28 – Sept. 3

Taco & Tequila Festival, Jemere Morgan, Slightly Stoopid and more

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Our weekly Go concert recommendations are updated every Monday morning and are always available on jaxmusic.org. For the comprehensive list of this week’s concerts, go to our live music calendar page. Reggae Jemere Morgan – Wednesday, August 30 Jack Rabbits | San Marco  Grandson of reggae legend Denroy Morgan and son of Morgan Heritage member Gramps Morgan, Jemere Morgan brings his fusion of contemporary …

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Best Concerts in Jacksonville this Week | Aug. 21-27

Metal, folk, punk, jazz and more

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Our weekly Go concert recommendations are updated every Monday morning and are always available on jaxmusic.org. For the comprehensive list of this week’s concerts, go to our live music calendar page. Punk The Menzingers – Tuesday, August 22  Underbelly | Downtown Jacksonville From Joe Biden’s hometown of Scranton, PA – also the fictional home of Dunder Mifflin – punk band the Menzingers visit Underbelly …

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Watch JME Live Sessions and Support the Jacksonville Music Experience

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From the time we launched the Jacksonville Music Experience a couple years back, we’ve been covering the city’s music scene, cranking out hundreds of new-music reviews, interviews with emerging bands and longform features on the history of music in Jacksonville, all while keeping our readers up to speed on the latest music news from around the world. We’ve also been …

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The Best Concerts in Jacksonville | Aug. 14-20

Blue Jay turns six, plus jazz, EDM, punk, new wave and more

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Our weekly Go concert recommendations are updated every Monday morning and are always available on jaxmusic.org. For the comprehensive list of this week’s concerts, go to our live music calendar page. Jazz Taylor Roberts – Monday, August 14 Blue Jay Listening Room | Jacksonville Beach  Duval jazz guitarist Taylor Roberts continues his once-a-month Monday night residency at Blue Jay. Read about Roberts’ new record …

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Best Concerts in Jacksonville | Aug. 7-13

Jason Isbell, Queer Country Disco, Stephen Marley and more

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Our weekly Go concert recommendations are updated every Monday morning and are always available on jaxmusic.org. For the comprehensive list of this week’s concerts, go to our live music calendar page. A cappella  Pentatonix – Wednesday, August 9  Daily’s Place | Downtown Jacksonville Inarguably talented, unmistakably twee a cappella pop group Pentatonix performs at Daily’s Place Amphitheater on Wednesday.  More  Reggae  Stephen Marley – …

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Best Concerts in Jacksonville | Jul. 31-Aug. 6

Jazz, punk and everything in between

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Our weekly Go concert recommendations are updated every Monday morning and are always available on jaxmusic.org. For the comprehensive list of this week’s concerts, go to our live music calendar page. Jazz Blue Jay Jazz Jam – Tuesday, August 1 Blue Jay Listening Room | Jacksonville Beach  Every Tuesday, fun-sized Jax Beach venue Blue Jay Listening Room hosts a rotating cast of standout players …

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Best Concerts in Jacksonville | Jul. 24-30

John Fogerty, Goo Goo Dolls, Ulysses Owens Jr.'s Jazz Jam and more

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Our weekly Go concert recommendations are updated every Monday morning and are always available on jaxmusic.org. For the comprehensive list of this week’s concerts, go to our live music calendar page. Metal/Parody Steel Panther – Wednesday, July 26 Underbelly | Downtown Jacksonville  Comedic glam band Steel Panther brings its hair-metal schtick to Underbelly on Wednesday. More Pop/Rock  Goo Goo Dolls & O.A.R. – Thursday, …

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Best Concerts in Jacksonville | Jul. 17-23

Yellowcard, Young the Giant, Michael Franti & Spearhead and more

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Our weekly Go concert recommendations are updated every Monday morning and are always available on jaxmusic.org. For the comprehensive list of this week’s concerts, go to our live music calendar page. Rock Buckcherry – Tuesday, July 18 Underbelly | Downtown Jacksonville Hard-rock outfit Buckcherry, who had a handful of alt-rock-radio hits in the ‘90s, including “Lit Up,” play Underbelly on Tuesday.  More Indie/Folk/Punk Emily …

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Yo La Tengo Added to Sing Out Loud Lineup

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Update: This show has been postponed. Yo La Tengo provided the following message to Sing Out Loud. “Hi everybody – it pains us to write this message (in Georgia’s case, literally), but we have no choice except to postpone our September dates until early 2024.  A knee that’s been bothering Georgia for years has gotten bad enough that she’s going …

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Best Concerts in Jacksonville | Jul. 10-16

TIna & Her Pony, Duane Betts, Dierks Bentley, K. Michelle and more

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Our weekly Go concert recommendations are updated every Monday morning and are always available on jaxmusic.org. For the comprehensive list of this week’s concerts, go to our live music calendar page. Pop/Rock  Louis Tomlinson – Tuesday, July 11 The Amp | St. Augustine Former One Direction member, the UK pop-star Louis Tomlinson performs on Tuesday at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre.  More Indie Rock  Harbour …

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The Best Concerts in Jacksonville | July 3-9

Little Alley Shows, Matchbox 20, Bear Grillz and more

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Our weekly Go concert recommendations are updated every Monday morning and are always available on jaxmusic.org. For the comprehensive list of this week’s concerts, go to our live music calendar page. Hip Hop/R&B Che Forreign – Wednesday, July 5 Little Alley Shows | Downtown Jacksonville The latest installment in a series of pop-up concerts curated by Downtown vintage boutique Wolf & Cub, Jax singer …

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The Best Concerts in Jacksonville | June 26-July 2

The Smile, Peter Frampton, Rain Dogs Celebrates 10 years, Heat Fest and more

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Our weekly Go concert recommendations are updated every Monday morning and are always available on jaxmusic.org. For the comprehensive list of this week’s concerts, go to our live music calendar page. Jazz Blue Jay Jazz Jam – Tuesday, June 27  Blue Jay Listening Room | Jacksonville Beach Every Tuesday, fun-sized Jax Beach venue Blue Jay Listening Room hosts a rotating cast of standout players …

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Best Live Music in Jax | Jun. 19-25

Tedeschi Trucks Band, Jagged Edge, Mold!, Little Alley Shows and more.

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Our weekly Go concert recommendations are updated every Monday morning and are always available on jaxmusic.org. For the comprehensive list of this week’s concerts, go to our live music calendar page. Metal  Weeping – Tuesday, June 19  Rain Dogs | Five Points New Jersey death-metal group Weeping visits Jacksonville, playing Rain Dogs on Tuesday.  More Neo-Soul/R&B SouLo Lyon – Thursday, June 21 Little Alley …

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Best Concerts this Week in Jacksonville | June 12-18

My Morning Jacket, flipturn, Dom Flemons, L.O.V.E. Fest, Jazz Discovery Series, Jared Mattson and more

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Our weekly Go concert recommendations are updated every Monday morning and are always available on jaxmusic.org. For the comprehensive list of this week’s concerts, go to our live music calendar page. Jazz  Taylor Roberts – Monday, June 12 Blue Jay Listening Room | Jacksonville Beach Jacksonville jazz guitarist Taylor Roberts begins his monthly residency at Blue Jay Listening Room in Jax Beach on Monday, playing …

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Mattson 2 Guitarist Jared Mattson Sets out on His Own, Touring his Debut Solo Record with a Stop in Jacksonville

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Jared Mattson — guitarist and bassist for the formidable San Diego surf-jazz duo Mattson 2 — has announced his first, solo North American tour, with a stop in Jacksonville. Following the release of his critically adored debut, Peanut (out now on Chaz Bundick, AKA Toro Y Moi‘s Company Records), Mattson is hitting the road. The 20-date Peanut Release Tour will …

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Best Live Music in Jacksonville this Week | June 5-11

Logic, Subhumans, Conrad Tao, Rebelution and more

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Our weekly Go concert recommendations are updated every Monday morning and are always available on jaxmusic.org. For the comprehensive list of this week’s concerts, go to our live music calendar page. Southern Rock  Them Dirty Roses – Tuesday, June 6 Jack Rabbits | San Marco  Alabama-bred Southern-rock torchbearers Them Dirty Roses performs at Jack Rabbits with support from Jax’s own keepers of the Southern-rock …

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Best Concerts in Jacksonville | May 29 – June 4

Sierra Ferrell, Kane Brown, Jazz at the Symphony and more

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Our weekly Go concert recommendations are updated every Monday morning and are always available on jaxmusic.org. For the comprehensive list of this week’s concerts, go to our live music calendar page. Singer-Songwriter Sierra Ferrell – Friday, June 2  PV Concert Hall | Ponte Vedra West Virginia-native, the eclectic singer-songwriter Sierra Ferrell plays the PV Concert Hall on Friday.  Watch | Tickets | Map  Pop-Country  …

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JME Staff Picks | 2023 Jacksonville Jazz Festival

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The Jacksonville Jazz Festival will return to the city’s Downtown on Memorial Day weekend, kicking off with the storied Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition at the Florida Theatre on Thursday, May 25 and continuing with three days and nights of performances on two stages in the heart of the Urban Core.  The buzz on this year’s fest is that it might …

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Best Live Music in Jacksonville | May 22-28

Zach Bryan, Jax Jazz Fest, Acid Mothers Temple, Pierce the Veil and more

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Our weekly Go concert recommendations are updated every Monday morning and are always available on jaxmusic.org. For the comprehensive list of this week’s concerts, go to our live music calendar page. Country Zach Bryan – Tuesday, May 23 VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena | Downtown Jacksonville Billboard country chart-topper Zach Bryan plays VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on Tuesday night.  Watch | Tickets | Map  Jazz  …

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