#DTJax Weekly Update: April 5-11, 2022

Instagram of the Week

There’s nothing like a spring sunset over the St. Johns River in #DTJax! Take time to stroll alongside the riverfront by taking a walk down the North or Southbank Riverwalk. Fun fact: the St. Johns River is the longest river in Florida! At 310 miles, the Timucuan Indians originally named the St. Johns River Wekiva, meaning “river of lakes” due to how many lakes are found along its path (close to 3,500)! 

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New and Noteworthy

This Week: First
Wednesday Art Walk

Join us this Wednesday, April 6th, from 5 to 9 p.m. for another First Wednesday Art Walk in #DTJax! Take a self-guided tour of Downtown Jacksonville’s arts and culture scene, with featured art hubs and lots to explore in between. Shop with local creatives, listen to live music and dine on delicious eats! Learn more.

JTA & Jax River
Jams Transportation

Headed to Jax River Jams in #DTJax this Thursday? Remember to take advantage of the Skyway! You can ride for free to Central Station, which will be walking distance from the festival. Trains will run until 11 p.m. to a safe and easy trip before and after the event. ⁠Learn more.

April Live Music

This month, we’re highlighting live music in #DTJax! Music history is real in #DTJax and we are honoring our roots during the month of April by sharing 250+ live, local show options all month long. To view a schedule of live music and learn more, visit

Jax River Jams at Ruby Beach Brewing

Looking for plans before or after Jax River Jams? Our friends at Ruby Beach Brewing will be serving up drink specials all day on Thursday, open to close. From drafts to wells and wine, Ruby Beach has you and your friends covered!

This Week: Jax River Jams Presented by
VyStar Credit Union

#DTJax’s Favorite Concert Series Returns April 7th!

When: April 7, 14, 21 and 28
Where: Riverfront Plaza | 2 W. Independent Drive

Join us this Thursday on the riverfront for the return of Jax River Jams Presented by VyStar Credit Union! This free, four-week, multi-genre concert series will be held Thursdays in April at Riverfront Plaza in Downtown Jacksonville.

Love these bands? Want to get close-up to all the action? Enjoy an elevated experience with all new Preferred Seating at Jax River Jams! Learn More.

Jax River Jams 2022 Lineup

April 7: Rock Band Spin Doctors and Alternative and Southern Rock Band Sister Hazel

Opener: Southern-fried funk band Dirty Bird & The Flu

April 14: Grammy Award-winning, Global-Iconic Group Boyz II Men

Openers: Hip-hop, jazz and neo-soul band Katz Downstairz & hip-hop musician, DJ, host, podcaster, actor and journalist Mr. Al Pete

April 21: Country Music Association’s Female Artist of the Year Carly Pearce

Openers: Alt-country/Americana band Dean Winter and the Heat & genre-defying and cinematic instrumental group Jon Stickley Trio

April 28: Indie rock band Manchester Orchestra

Openers: Getaway band Glazed & alternative/indie band Lunar Vacation

Upcoming #DTJax Events

Cocktail Masterclass
April 13th & April 20th
@ Manifest Distilling 

Learn mixology from Manifest’s own Ben Golden during the Cocktail Masterclass Series. April 13th & April 20th, they will be discovering the mysteries of the Sidecar. A classic cocktail, & a class you won’t want to miss. ⁠

An Officer and a Gentleman
April 9th at 4 p.m.
@ Jacksonville Performing Arts Center

Based on the Oscar-winning film, An Officer and a Gentleman is the timeless love story that celebrates triumph over adversity. Be there when it comes to Jacksonville for ONE NIGHT ONLY April 9th. Learn More.


JWJ Block Party
May 6th at 1-5 p.m.
James Weldon Johnson Park

Join Friends of James Weldon Johnson Park for The Block Party – a free, family friendly event featuring band, AJEVA, and Jacksonville based favorite, Mama Blue. The event will spotlight fun games for all ages. Plus, enjoy frozen drinks, food trucks and summer vibes in the heart of Downtown. Learn More.

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.
Check out this week’s line-up!

James Weldon Johnson Park

Don’t miss out on all of the events going on in the park this month, including lunchtime musical performances and weekend festivals! View the schedule.

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Get Involved

Activating Jacksonville’s Riverfront

The Jessie Ball duPont Fund is helping to convene a series of conversations about how best to activate our city’s downtown waterfront for the benefit of all of our residents and visitors. Visit their page to learn more.

1st Downtown Jacksonville: The Future of the Shipyards 

1st DownTown Jacksonville is a platform created to help communicate, advocate and unite supporters who share the same passion for Downtown. Check out their website to learn about plans for The Shipyards, a path toward the Stadium of the Future and community investment by the Jaguars and Iguana Investments.

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