#DTJax Weekly Update: April 13-19, 2021

Instagram of the Week

We are so proud to have partnered with @hopeathandinc to bring poetry to the windows of #DTJax for National Poetry Month! Explore Adams Street and beyond to check out poems by local young poets.

Use the hashtag #DTJax for a chance to be featured.

New and Noteworthy

Jacksonville Jazz Fest Returns Fall 2021

The Jacksonville Jazz Festival is hosting its 40th Anniversary event this fall!⁣ The festival will kick off with the Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition presented by Keyboard Connection on September 29 at the The Florida Theatre, and continue October 1-3 with two stages of live, free entertainment. Learn more.

Bold City Brewery Announces Duval Light

The Duval Light beer is canned and ready for distribution across the First Coast! Stop in at your local Dailys store mid next week to grab a 12-pack! This light and refreshing beer comes in at 4% ABV and just 100 calories per 12 fl. ounces. Learn more.

Save the Date: Intuition Arts Market

Visit Intuition’s Bier Hall on Sunday, April 25th from 1-5 p.m. to shop with local artists, sip on craft brews, and dive into delicious food. Located at 929 East Bay Street. Learn more.

Make an Icemen Game Your Next Family Outing

Jacksonville Icemen hockey games are fun for the whole family! Bring your team down to VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena for upcoming themed nights, such as Publix Family Fun Day and a Cinco De Mayo Celebration. Learn more.

See New Found Glory Thursday!
Jax River Jams Presented by VyStar Credit Union

The FREE Jax River Jams Concert Series Presented by VyStar Credit Union continues this week at the scenic Riverfront Plaza (former site of the Jacksonville Landing). Plus, enjoy the VyStar Community Corner – Small Business & Artist Market and local food and drink favorites. ⁣This outdoor event will be held in accordance with CDC guidelines. Masks are required when unable to social distance. No moshing or crowdsurfing permitted.

All concerts are rain or shine.

April 15: Punk Pop band New Found Glory
With local opener Universal Green

April 22: Hip Hop artists and Jacksonville natives Quad City DJ’s
With local opener LPT

April 29: Rock band Sugar Ray
With local opener Honey Hounds

We are seeking volunteers! Enjoy live music and help us bring vibrancy and community to Downtown Jacksonville! Apply now.

Know Before You Go

Give the Gift of the Downtown Experience

Check out the #DTJax e-Gift Card – good at 30 of your favorite #DTJax businesses and counting! Purchase for friends, family or colleagues and invite them to enjoy the best in Downtown dining, shopping and entertainment.

These digital gift cards can be purchased at, anytime, anywhere and for any amount between $5 and $250. They can be used multiple times at multiple participating locations and the balance is always available on your smartphone.

Upcoming #DTJax Events

Art Heist Experience 
April 13-May 2, 2021
@ Downtown Jacksonville

FSCJ Artist Series is bringing the Art Heist Experience to #DTJax April 13-May 2. This is a true crime outdoor walking show where socially distanced groups move through five walkable locations nearby the Times-Union Center in Jacksonville to gather clues.

Bill Prince & More Friends – Pure Jazz
April 15-16 at Multiple Times
Friday Musicale 

Friday Musicale presents Bill Prince & More Friends as part of our 131st Concert Season. The concerts are FREE and open to the public. Complimentary parking provided and donations are appreciated.

Classical Mystery Tour: The Beatles’ Abbey Road
April 16-17 at Multiple Times
Times-Union Center 

Hailed by many critics as The Beatles’ finest album, Abbey Road included such iconic songs as “Here Comes the Sun,” “Something” and “Come Together.” Classical Mystery Tour returns with a tribute to The Beatles’ early years, Abbey Road and many more timeless songs from the greatest band of all time.

James Weldon Johnson Park

Don’t miss out on all of the events going on in the park this month!
View the schedule!

Riverside Arts Market
Every Saturday, under the Fuller Warren Bridge, enjoy a beautiful outdoor market. Shop local produce, handmade goods, and dine at your favorite food trucks.

Visit our Events Calendar to see more local events.

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