Music in Jacksonville

Jacksonville is the birthplace of Southern rock and home to a strong tradition of jazz, blues, and classical music.

You can find amazing live music every night in Jacksonville! See a classical performance by The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, attend the Jazz Festival, or watch a lineup of local bands carry on the Southern rock tradition. You’ll find that Jax is music to your ears!

Catch a live show while you're in town at one of Jacksonville's diverse music venues:

Times-Union Center for the 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, 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 here.

Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena

Check the event schedule to see which big performers are taking place at this Downtown venue. The 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.

Jacksonville Landing

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.

Daily's Place

This state-of-the-art amphitheater adjacent to TIFF Bank Stadium in Downtown is the newest live music venue in Jacksonville. Daily’s Place welcomes major country, rock, alternative and hip-hop acts.

Florida Theater

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

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!

Ritz Theater

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.

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