By Ania Cajuste, DVI Intern
The music scene in #DTJax has always been an integral part of the full Jacksonville experience. The Elbow, the Entertainment District of #DTJax, hosts many music and performance venues in its area.
From major headliners to locally known artists, the different music venues allow us to have many options when we are making plans for a big night out.
19 Ocean St.
Founded in 2011, 1904 Music Hall has been an iconic part of #DTJax for the past several years. The original building that they are housed in was built in 1904, hence the namesake, and has since been renovated in order to create the current space that we know and love.
While they can host anything from private parties to punk rock shows, the 1904 Music Hall is only open when there are events planned, so be sure to check out their events calendar!
2 Independent Dr.
Maverick’s Live, located upstairs in The Jacksonville Landing, is a nightclub, as well as a large music venue. Hosting a large variety of artists from numerous genres, Maverick’s has something for everyone.
Each Thursday night, Maverick’s Live hosts one of the largest country music nights in northeast Florida with free line dancing lessons from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. and drink specials, such as $10 all you can drink! Upcoming events are listed on their event calendar.
1 EverBank Field
This venue specializes in big-ticket artists, such as the Kings of Leon and Ms. Lauryn Hill. With concerts nearly every week, Daily’s Place brings a lot of buzz and activity to #DTJax. Be sure to check out their event calendar, as well as our guide on how to have a great time at Daily’s!
119 W. Adams St.
Mon – Thur 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Fri – Sat 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Sun 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Breezy was established out of a growing desire to bring an inviting jazz music and dining experience to #DTJax. The jazzclub specializes in bringing a unique jazz experience to its patrons. Upcoming events can be found on their events calendar.
Each night features a different jazz musician or band. For dinner, Breezy offers a large, themed menu featuring many southern staples, as well as a few fun twists on classic fare. Be sure to stop by for their Sunday morning brunch menu!
128 E. Forsyth St.
The Florida Theatre offers well over 200 entertainment events annually, with a wide variety of genres to appeal to the very diverse city of Jacksonville. Opened in 1927, the theatre is one of only four remaining high-style movie palaces built in Florida during the Mediterranean Revival architectural boom of the 1920s.
Current programming at the Florida Theatre includes jazz ensembles, punk rock shows, ballets, classic movie nights and more. Upcoming events can be found on their events calendar. On October 14th, TEDxJacksonville will be hosting an annual conference titled We, The People.
300 Water St.
The Times Union Center for the Performing Arts is a large center consisting of three venues: a theatre, concert hall and recital hall. First opened in 1962, the first performance in the center was by the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. By the 1990’s, the center was forced to undergo a renovation costing several million dollars to fix the notoriously poor acoustics in the building.
Currently, the center hosts programing such as comedy shows, live theatre productions and concerts. Upcoming shows include The Legend of Zelda Symphony and the Sound of Music and much more, all listed on their event calendar.
829 N Davis St.
In 1999, The Ritz Theatre and Museum was constructed on the site of the 1929 Ritz Theater movie house in #DTJax’s historic African American community of La Villa. During La Villa’s height of activity it was known as the “Harlem of the South.”
Whether visiting the museum, attending a concert, viewing a film or listening to a lecture, the Ritz has a unique experience. Their largest event, Puttin’ On the Ritz, is a talent show that showcases what talents #DTJax has to offer. Be sure to check out their event calendar for much more!
#DTJax is full of exciting music venues, both old and new. The wide set of choices of these spaces allows us to choose a completely different music experience any day of the week.