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Event Calendar

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As one of my favorite places to eat, drink and socialize in the the city, “E. Street” (as the cool kids call it) makes the perfect partner to help promote the best events happening in the city.


NOTE: This is a “curated calendar,” meaning I have personally reviewed each event and consider it to be of interest to the general public and/or something particularly compelling. It is important to know that businesses cannot buy a calendar entry. That said, if you have an event you would like considered for the calendar or a $pon$ored feature, send the pertinent information to

And by the way, be sure to change the view from “month” to “stream” below. Unless you like being really annoyed.


Dec 16 @ 5:00 pm Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church
From Jacksonville Children’s Chorus: All choirs will perform. Guest artists “ChoRuss” from St. Petersburg, Russia. Second performance at 5 p.m.  
Jan 12 @ 8:00 pm 1904 Music Hall
1904 Booking Presents: Zach Deputy, Come Back Alice Friday Jan 12, 2018 8:00 PM $15 – $17
Jan 13 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Jax Makerspace
From event website: Celebrate Alexander Hamilton’s 260th birthday and the Broadway musical, Hamilton. The man Alexander Hamilton himself will be in attendance; test your knowledge during trivia with Kerry Speckman (aka The Specktator); show off[...]
Jan 21 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm Hyperion Brewing Company
  Sundays are for Hyperion + Chill. Join us for our weekly Sunday ritual where we unwind and relax together. This event we’ll be hosting a chili cook off starting at Noon; more details below.[...]
Feb 1 @ 8:00 pm Florida Theatre
In 1974, Rolling Stone Magazine ran a cover story on Tanya Tucker with the headline that said “You’re Gonna Hear From Me.”  For four decades, her sultry voice and vivacious stage presence has helped to make her[...]
Feb 2 @ 7:30 pm Florida Theatre
Grammy-nominated 80’s pop icon Adam Ant, known for massive hits “Goody Two Shoes,” “Stand and Deliver” and “Wonderful” has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide. Following sold out UK tours, festivals and appearances –[...]
Feb 2 @ 8:00 pm Jacksonville Symphony
 The dramatic and moving Sinfonia da Requiem is an amazing masterpiece from Britten’s early years.  Shortly before, he had hoped to study with Alban Berg, whose beloved Violin Concerto is played by the masterful British violinist Anthony[...]
Feb 3 @ 6:30 pm Ritz Theatre and Museum
 It was a vision of musical stardom as a Detroit teen that inspired Mary Wilson, along with Diana Ross and Florence Ballard, to found one of the most successful female singing groups in recording history – The[...]
Feb 7 @ 8:00 pm Florida Theatre
Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and singer, Diana Krall is the only artist to have eight albums debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz Album chart. She is touring in support of her latest release Turn[...]
Feb 10 @ 8:00 pm Florida Theatre
Between them, classic rock hit makers Little River Band and Pablo Cruise have received three platinum records, eight gold records and have charted more than a dozen top-ten singles. Little River Band returns to Florida[...]
Feb 10 @ 8:00 pm Ritz Theatre and Museum
 The Langston Hughes Project is a multimedia concert performance of Langston Hughes’ kaleidoscopic jazz poem suite. Ask Your Mama is Hughes’s homage in verse and music to the struggle for artistic and social freedom, home and abroad, at[...]
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm Florida Theatre
Formed in 1987 by singer/harmonica player John Popper, guitarist Chan Kinchla, bassist Bobby Sheehan, and drummer Brendan Hill, Blues Traveler began as part of a revival of the extended jamming style of ’60s and ’70s[...]
Feb 13 @ 8:00 pm Florida Theatre
Eight-member jazz ensemble, The Hot Sardines play 1920s and 30s music influenced by swing and blues.  Their songs “Gramercy Sunset,” “Sweet Pea,”  and “Some of These Days” highlight the band’s brassy horn arrangements, piano melodies[...]
Feb 24 @ 6:30 pm Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts
Art Exhibition, 6:30 p.m. / Performance 7:30 p.m. In celebration of the arts, Douglas Anderson School of the Arts (DA) proudly presents EXTRAVAGANZA in beautiful downtown Jacksonville for one night only! Please join us for our annual[...]
Mar 3 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm West US Assure Club at EverBank Field
 Jacksonville, FL – Catholic Charities’ Annual Black & White Ball will be held March 3rd at US Assure Club in EverBank Field. The event serves as one of the primary fundraisers for Catholic Charities Jacksonville[...]
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm Florida Theatre
These international ambassadors of Irish music have charmed audiences for more than four decades. They are best known for their songs “Danny Boy,” “The Unicorn,” “Years May Come, Years May Go,” and “The Irish Rover.”[...]
Mar 16 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 17 @ 2:00 am Eclipse Riverside
From Facebook (obviously … because I wouldn’t have used all the uppercase letters; I also would not have used the symbol for the suit of clubs in place of a four-leaf clover) ♣♣♣The St Paddy’s[...]
Mar 16 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm Crispy's Springfield Gallery
From Facebook: Get your St. Paddy’s weekend started right with sharing a pint listening to authentic Irish tunes from “The Original Belfast Redneck” Spade Mcquade! Spade combines Celtic soul with Irish rock to connect with[...]
Mar 17 @ 8:00 am – Mar 18 @ 2:00 am Culhane's Irish Pub
LIVE MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT ALL DAY & NIGHT DOORS OPEN 8 AM Serving Traditional Irish Breakfast ’til noon St. Patrick’s Day Lunch & Dinner Menu 10 a.m.–11 p.m. Kids Free;  ID required at security check Six Nations Rugby Finals[...]
Mar 17 @ 9:00 am – Mar 18 @ 1:00 am Fionn Maccools
From Fionn MacCool’s hosts the largest St Paddy’s Day celebrations in North Florida with live entertainment all day and night to go along with pipes and drums to keep everyone in the proper spirit.[...]
Mar 17 @ 10:00 am – Mar 18 @ 2:00 am Monkey's Uncle Tavern
They had me at “free Irish stew.” From Facebook Come celebrate your favorite drinking party with the friendliest bar staff in town! We will be selling corned beef and cabbage starting at 12pm!! There will[...]
Mar 17 @ 10:00 am – Mar 18 @ 1:00 am Fionn Maccools
From Fionn MacCool’s hosts the largest St Paddy’s Day celebrations in North Florida with live entertainment all day and night to go along with pipes and drums to keep everyone in the proper spirit.[...]
Mar 17 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Hemming Park
From Facebook (with a few grammatical corrections by yours truly) Jax Food Truck Food Court and Friends of Hemming Park team up to present the Second Annual St Patrick’s Day Takeover  with cold beer and[...]
Mar 17 @ 11:00 am – Mar 18 @ 2:00 am King Street District
From Facebook Join us in Historic Riverside for this year’s St Patrick’s Day Block Party on King Street. We are excited to announce that we are expanding the party down the street and in the[...]
Mar 17 @ 11:00 am – Mar 18 @ 1:00 am Wicked Barley Brewing Company
Eat, drink and be Irish at Wicked Barley. Live music, food specials and more! And don’t forget to wear your GREEN! SPECIAL RELEASE BEERS: Car Bomb | Dry Irish Cream Stout, 6% Russian Car Bomb[...]
Mar 17 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm Hemming Park
What? You missed Spade McQuade last night at Crispy’s? Not to worry. You can listen to “The Original Belfast Redneck” while enjoying lunch from Blazin Azn and Delish Kababs Catering and Food Truck. Or brown[...]
Mar 17 @ 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm Hyperion Brewing Company
Sláinte! Hyperion Brewing Company and Crispy’s Springfield Gallery are presenting Historic Springfield’s inaugural St. Patrick’s Day Block Party. The all-day party includes food, beer, live music, and activities on Main Street between Seventh and Eighth.[...]
Mar 17 @ 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
The Root Ball is a benefit for Greenscape of Jacksonville, produced by The Late Bloomers Garden Club. Tying the event in with St. Patrick’s Day will add another level of fun, Dooley says. Irish musician/songwriter[...]
Mar 17 @ 8:00 pm – Mar 18 @ 2:00 am Nighthawks
If you don’t like punk music, you will NOT like this line-up: Discordant Generation Swill Grabbag Single White Herpe and The Aids Gov Club All ages
Mar 18 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm Florida Theatre
 FT and AEG Presents present, Alice Cooper. Featuring macabre stage props like electric chairs, guillotines, boa constrictors and fake blood, Alice Cooper earned a reputation for an exciting and theatrical live show, but “The Godfather of Shock Rock”[...]