#DTJax Weekly Update: January 2-8, 2018

The following is this week’s issue of the “#DTJax Weekly Update” e-newsletter. To receive this in your email inbox each week, sign-up here.

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Things to Do Downtown


Arts + Culture
January 3: First Wednesday Art Walk: Fresh stART – OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES HAVE BEEN CANCELED
January 4: “The Inextinguishable” Symphony in 60
January 4: MOCA Book Club: Double Negative
January 5-6: Jacksonville Symphony: Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto
January 6: Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend
January 7: Music @ Main Sunday Intermezzo Concerts presents The Vivace Trio

Family Fun
January 5: TGIF Music Series in Hemming Park
January 6: 5th Annual Fiesta de Reyes
January 7: Public Performance: CHALK
January 7: River Taxi Sunset Cruise

Live Music + Nightlife
January 2: Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow at 1904 Music Hall
January 3: Art Walk After Dark
January 5: Music in the Plaza at Unity Plaza
January 5: Puttin’ on the Ritz
January 5: Mad Cowford Improv Comedy Show at Hourglass Pub
January 5: After Funk w/ Isaac Corbitt, Big Logic and The Truth Serum, The Pine Box Dwellers at 1904 Music Hall
January 6: VIBE at Downtown Cigar Lounge
January 7: Cain’t Never Could at the Jacksonville Landing
January 7: Jackson Browne with Greg Leisz
January 7: Rip Junior, Cutting Teeth, Psycho Hill, Adult Life and R-Dent at 1904 Music Hall

Sports, Health + Fitness
January 3: Jacksonville Icemen vs. Atlanta Gladiators
January 6: Jacksonville Icemen vs. Orlando Solar Bears
January 6: Healthy Start 5K Run
January 7: Yoga Sundays at River City Brewing Company
January 7: NFL Playoffs: Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Buffalo Bills

Get Involved


Volunteer Opportunities at Art Walk
Help us make #ArtWalkJax a success and support all of your favorite local artists, performers, food trucks and businesses! Sign up here.

Attend Our Quarterly Stakeholder Meeting
Quarterly Stakeholders Meeting

When: Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Where: Edward Ball Building 1st Floor Training Room, 214 N. Hogan Street
To attend, please RSVP to our Director of District Services, Eric Miller at (904) 634-0303 ext. 224 or at

#DTJax Surveys
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Each year Downtown Vision evaluates the state of Downtown Jacksonville and collects data on how to improve the Downtown experience. If you live or work in #DTJax (Northbank, Southbank, Brooklyn/Riverside Avenue, LaVilla or the Stadium District) we want to hear from you. Respondents will be entered into a drawing to win a $100 gift certificate to the Downtown restaurant or retailer of their choice. A winner will be selected in early 2018 and contacted via the email provided.

#DTJax News


New Businesses – Coming Soon


  • FSCJ’s 20West Cafe, 20 W. Adams St
  • Gate Petroleum gas station, 400 block of Park St.

Stories From


DVI Updates


January Art Walk: A Fresh stART 
Due to potentially dangerous weather conditions forecasted for tomorrow and the closure of the City of Jacksonville, all outdoor activities planned during First Wednesday Art Walk have been officially cancelled. Many indoor venues may still continue their programming as planned and we will work to update with current and accurate information about the participating venues.

#DTJax Gala
2018 DTJax Gala

Tickets are now on sale for Downtown Vision’s 3rd Annual #DTJax Gala! Step right up for a night of dinner, drinks and dancing to celebrate Downtown Jacksonville with our 2018 #DTJax Award winners and to benefit the new Lively and Beautiful Sidewalks (LABS) Fund. More info and tickets here. Interested in becoming a sponsor? Download our Sponsorship Kit here.

2016-2017 Annual Report
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Have you ever wondered, what exactly does DVI do in a year? Check out our latest Annual Report, which highlights accomplishments and financial information for fiscal year 2016-2017. Read or download the PDF here.

2016-2017 State of Downtown Report
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It’s an exciting time for Downtown Jacksonville. Since the beginning of 2016, Downtown has seen more than $80 million in completed development projects, such as the Winston Family YMCA and Daily’s Place Amphitheater. More than $2 billion in projects are currently under construction or proposed. Read about currently development, employment and residential trends in this 18-month look at the progress in Downtown Jacksonville from January 2016-June 2017. Read or download the PDF here.

2018 Art Walk Sponsorship Opportunities
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Downtown’s signature monthly event, First Wednesday Art Walk attracts 8,000 people each month, spans 15+ blocks with 30+ galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars and businesses. In its 14th year, Art Walk celebrates the local art scene by featuring hundreds of artists, performers and live music acts. Be a partner today! Download the kit here.