Music in Jacksonville
Jacksonville is the birthplace of Southern rock and home to a strong tradition of jazz, blues, and classical music.
Jacksonville's Live Music Venues and Presenters
Catch a live show while you're in town at one of Jacksonville's diverse music venues:
Times-Union Center for Performing Arts
Classical music fans will love the superb acoustics of the Jacoby Symphony Hall, one of three theatres within the Times-Union Center and home to the The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, one of the nations top ensembles. The state-of-the-art Times-Union center hosts classical, opera, gospel, big band, ballet, and popular music performances plus Broadway and Off-Broadway productions as part of FSCJ Artist Series. Don’t miss The Ritz Chamber Players, the nation's first African-American chamber music ensemble, which also performs at the Times-Union Center.
Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
Check the event schedule to see which big performers are playing. Downtown Veterans Memorial Arena has hosted a variety of stars in the past including Billy Joel, Carrie Underwood, Rhianna, Elton John, Cher, Brad Paisley, and Ozzy Osborn.
Grab dinner or a drink, then see a live band play at Jacksonville Landing and enjoy views of the St. Johns River. Check the events calendar to find out who's playing next.
The historic Florida Theater (where Elvis performed one of his first indoor concerts) offers 200 events per year including jazz, rock, country, blues, and even opera!
The Elbow is a collection of bars, event spaces, restaurants, art galleries, shops and clubs located in the heart of Downtown Jacksonville. You can find live music every night of the week somewhere in The Elbow!
An iconic part of the region’s African American history, the Ritz Theater continues to bring talents in blues, jazz, R&B, musical theater, and more to Jacksonville.
Alhambra Theater & Dining
Enjoy an evening of musical theater in the oldest continually operating dinner theater in the U.S.
Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
This new performing arts space in the heart of Ponte Vedra Beach provides an intimate environment for classical, rock, folk, and pop performances.
Jackonville Music Festivals
Don't miss these signature music festivals!
Jacksonville Beach Summer Jazz Series (June & July)
Learn more about all of the exciting Jacksonville festivals that take place throughout the year!