April 7-12 — One Spark 2015 at Downtown Jacksonville
The sheer amount of music going on at this year’s One Spark festival should have this one at the top of everyone’s list this month. All week long, there will be a massive amount of awesome music to be heard from performers, creators and even the occasional busker. Not only does One Spark offer you the chance to see amazing national acts, but is perhaps the best place to experience our town’s surplus of great local talent. The best part is, most of this is free!
More info on One Spark music: https://onespark.com/festival/2015/projects?category=music
April 10-11 — Making Lemonade Festival Umphrey’s McGee and Lettuce at St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Previously under the name, The Fort, this festival has been moved to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and rebranded as Making Lemonade. During this two-day festival, come see legendary jam bands Umphrey’s McGee and Lettuce, as well as several local artists during this unique concert experience. The music starts in the parking lot at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. Oh, and did we mention that Void will be giving out three sets of tickets on April 9 to fans on our Facebook page?
April 19 – X102.9 Birthday Show ft. Cage the Elephant at Mavericks
Cage the Elephant originated in Kentucky back in 2006. Since the release of Thank You, Happy Birthday, which has sold over a quarter million copies, the group has seen nothing but success, and their latest album, Melophobia, is another record everyone should own. Thanks to the folks over at X102.9, Cage the Elephant will be making a stop in Jacksonville on Sunday, April 19. Dubbed the station’s “Birthday Show,” X102.9 will be hosting this unique event at Mavericks downtown. The concert begins at 6 p.m., with the show starting around 7. Tickets can only be gotten by listening to X102.9, so good luck, but you definitely don’t wanna miss out.
April 24 – Tyler, the Creator at Mavericks
At long last, Jacksonville will finally be graced with a performance by Tyler, the Creator. Well maybe I’m embellishing this show because I’m a huge Odd Future fan, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that this is Tyler’s first ever performance here. The group’s shows are known for their punk-like atmosphere, and will almost assuredly be one for the books. Opening for the Odd Future ringleader, will be Taco, who I didn’t even know made music until now, but, it should be interesting. Doors open at 6 p.m. and tickets are only about $25. Get ready for one hell of a performance.
April 24 – Cherub at Freebird Live
So, perhaps a crazy, hyped-up rap show isn’t your thing. Instead, maybe you’re looking for an upbeat EDM show that isn’t full of annoying bassheads and #YOLO ragers. Well, you’re in luck, because on April 24, Cherub, a smooth, fun, and actually good EDM duo, will be performing in Jacksonville Beach. Nashville-based Cherub, best-known for songs like, “Doses and Mimosas” and “Monogamy,” have seen a lot of success in the indie electronic scene, and as someone who has personally seen them, this will probably be a great show for anyone looking to dance and have a good time. Doors open for this show at 8 p.m. and tickets are just $15.