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Jul
21
Sat
Community Yoga: Hotel Palms @ Hotel Palms
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Community Yoga: Hotel Palms @ Hotel Palms | Atlantic Beach | Florida | United States

Join us for a 60 minute community yoga class!

All levels are invited, as our team is skilled in modifing the postures up and down based on experience level!

Don’t have a mat? No problem! We bring extras!

Message us with any questions!

APEX Theatre Studio presents “Newsies” @ Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Jul 21 @ 2:00 pm
APEX Theatre Studio presents "Newsies" @ Ponte Vedra Concert Hall | Ponte Vedra Beach | Florida | United States
Gates 1:30PM | Starts 2:00PM
Tickets:  $25.00 – Reserved SeatingWebsite : http://www.apextheatrejax.com

 

On July 20, 21 and 22, Apex Theatre Studio will present the rousing family-favorite Disney musical “Newsies” live on stage at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. Based on the famous Newsboys strike of 1899, “Newsies” follows the lives of a rowdy and lovable pack of newspaper delivery boys who effectively led a protest against publishing magnate, Joseph Pulitzer, to improve the treatment of child laborers at the turn of the century.

“As we celebrate our fifth season of producing summer theater, we wanted to close with a show that celebrates the power of community,” remarked Ian Mairs, managing director of Apex Theatre Studio. “For musical theatre students, this show has a passionate following,” stated David Loudermilk, the show’s director and choreographer. New York-based guest artist, Tony LaLonde, who plays the leading role of Jack Kelly echoed Loudermilk’s sentiments. “For me, this was the show that made me realize this is what I wanted to do with my life,” said LaLonde.

In addition to a company of talented young artists from eight area schools, the show also features performers from the Apex Visiting Young Artists program, a nationally recognized program which allows local students to interact and collaborate with young people from all over the country. This year’s inaugural class features students from the University of Michigan, Point Park University, Northwestern University of Louisiana, West Virginia University, College of Greensboro and University of Florida.

Bluegrass, Beer and Barbecue presented by Friends of Hemming Park @ Hemming Park
Jul 21 @ 5:00 pm
Bluegrass, Beer and Barbecue presented by Friends of Hemming Park @ Hemming Park | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

Celebrate the best of summer with Bluegrass, Beer and Barbecue in the heart of the City! Enjoy a free concert by performers including Caint Never Could, along with delicious food truck fare and tasty beverages. Email events@hemmingpark.org for more information about vending or performing at this event.

Jacksonville Sharks vs. Columbus Lions @ Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
Jul 21 @ 7:00 pm

The Jacksonville Sharks are members of the National Arena League (NAL). The 2017 NAL Champions and ArenaBowl XXIV Champions and play all home games at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Sharks Nation Memberships for the 2018 season are now available. Shark Nation Memberships start as low as $150. To become a Shark Nation member or for more information please call (904) 621-0700. Follow the Sharks on facebook at facebook.com/jaxsharks and on Twitter and Instagram @jaxsharks, as well as the Attack Dance Team at facebook.com/sharkattackdance and Chum at facebook.com/chumsharks.

June 2, 2018

July 21, 2018

Violent Femmes and Echo & The Bunnymen @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Jul 21 @ 7:30 pm
Violent Femmes and Echo & The Bunnymen @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre | St. Augustine | Florida | United States
Gates 6:00PM | Starts 7:30PM
Tickets:
$74.00 – General Admission Standing Pit
$59.00 – Level 100
$59.00 – $44.00 – Level 200

Website : http://www.vfemmes.com

 

Violent Femmes came together in 1981 and were quickly applauded as one of the most inventive and original bands of the era, constantly pushing forward with their singular blend of folk and punk, sarcasm and spirituality. The Milwaukee-based band first attracted attention while busking in front of their hometown’s Oriental Theatre. The performance caught the ears of that night’s headliners, Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde and the late James Honeyman-Scott, who invited the young group to open the sold out concert with a brief acoustic set. From there Violent Femmes released eight studio albums and more than a dozen iconic singles, among them such classics as “American Music,” “Gone Daddy Gone,” “Nightmares, “Add It Up,” and of course, “Blister In The Sun.” Violent Femmes’ remarkable three-decade-plus career has earned them cumulative worldwide sales in excess of 10 million, with 1983’s Violent Femmes awarded with RIAA platinum certification eight years after its initial release. Violent Femmes’ always busy live schedule follows last year’s release of 2 MICS & THE TRUTH: UNPLUGGED & UNHINGED IN AMERICA (PIAS), a remarkable collection of unprecedented live recordings available now at all music retailers and streaming services.

Formed in the late-’70s wake of punk’s first wave, Echo & the Bunnymen forged a unique fusion of post-punk, new wave, and neo-psychedelia that established them as pioneers of a new direction in British rock. Today the band’s moody, sophisticated sound is as compelling as ever, and their spellbinding live shows are the perfect place to experience it in the flesh. Whether brooding frontman Ian McCulloch is belting out classics from seminal 1984 album Ocean Rain or performing newer material from 2014’s Meteorites, Echo & the Bunnymen never fail to mesmerize with muscular musicianship and intense performances on their unforgettable tours.

Echo & the Bunnymen formed in Liverpool in 1978, taking their name from a list of nonsensical monikers suggested by a friend. The band made their debut in 1979 with “The Pictures on My Wall”, released on the now-legendary Mute Records imprint. Their 1980 album debut Crocodiles was a critical and commercial success, cracking the UK Top 20 and setting the stage for the success of sophomore album Heaven Up Here, which reached the Top 10 in 1981. Their chart run continued in 1983 with third album Porcupine, the vessel for hit singles “The Back of Love” and “The Cutter” and predecessor to the band’s landmark 1984 album Ocean Rain, which included the album’s emotional centerpiece and one of the band’s most widely-recognized songs, “The Killing Moon.” After taking a hiatus between 1993 and 1996 the band reformed with a vengeance, scoring another Top 10 hit with “Nothing Lasts Forever” and delivering a powerful series of performances on tour. Their powerful 12th studio album Meteorites hit shelves in 2104 and Echo & the Bunnymen’s fans have since eagerly awaited their live shows.

APEX Theatre Studio presents “Newsies” @ Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Jul 21 @ 8:00 pm
APEX Theatre Studio presents "Newsies" @ Ponte Vedra Concert Hall | Ponte Vedra Beach | Florida | United States
Gates 7:30PM | Starts 8:00PM
Tickets:  $25.00 – Reserved Seating

Website : http://www.apextheatrejax.com

 

On July 20, 21 and 22, Apex Theatre Studio will present the rousing family-favorite Disney musical “Newsies” live on stage at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. Based on the famous Newsboys strike of 1899, “Newsies” follows the lives of a rowdy and lovable pack of newspaper delivery boys who effectively led a protest against publishing magnate, Joseph Pulitzer, to improve the treatment of child laborers at the turn of the century.

“As we celebrate our fifth season of producing summer theater, we wanted to close with a show that celebrates the power of community,” remarked Ian Mairs, managing director of Apex Theatre Studio. “For musical theatre students, this show has a passionate following,” stated David Loudermilk, the show’s director and choreographer. New York-based guest artist, Tony LaLonde, who plays the leading role of Jack Kelly echoed Loudermilk’s sentiments. “For me, this was the show that made me realize this is what I wanted to do with my life,” said LaLonde.

In addition to a company of talented young artists from eight area schools, the show also features performers from the Apex Visiting Young Artists program, a nationally recognized program which allows local students to interact and collaborate with young people from all over the country. This year’s inaugural class features students from the University of Michigan, Point Park University, Northwestern University of Louisiana, West Virginia University, College of Greensboro and University of Florida.

In the Heights @ Players By The Sea
Jul 21 @ 8:00 pm
Music & Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda • Book by Quiara Alegria Hudes
Directed by Joseph Kemper • Music Direction by Anthony Felton • Choreography by Dewitt Cooper
On Our Mainstage • July 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 17, 28, August 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11
Thursday – Saturday: 8:00p

 

To close out the theatre’s 52nd Season, Players by the Sea and The Lazzara Family Foundation proudly presents In the Heights, a musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, Moana, Bring it On the Musical). The Tony Award-winner for Best Musical features music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda centers on an ensemble of characters in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood. A place where the coffee from he corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. Spicy, gossipy and with plenty of soul!

 

CAST:
USNAVI: Matias De La Flor
NINA: Zoe Rosas
VANESSA: Rhea Ailani
BENNY: Isaiah Turner
SONNY: Mario Noto
DANIELA: Andrea Cristina Vilarino
CARLA: Jei Sevilla
GRAFFITI PETE: Andrew Phoenix
ABUELA: Jessica Stewart
CAMILA: Raquel Lopez
PIRAGUA: Elijah Turner
KEVIN: Marcos Miranda

 

FEMALE ENSEMBLE: Cameron Thomas, Emely Cuestes, Gemma Smith, Angie Acedera, Robersy Romero, Mia Vasquez

 

MALE ENSEMBLE: Javon Wrighton, Jamil Abdur-Rahmen, Alex Aponte, Walter Johnson, Darnell Bennett, Joel Oliver

 

The production runs from July 20 – August 12 on the theatre’s Mainstage. Tickets are $28 for general admission and $25 for seniors/students/military. Students can purchase half price tickets on Thursdays with a valid I.D. Shows run from Thursday – Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm. For tickets, visit playersbythesea.org or call 904.249.0289.

 

Jul
22
Sun
Sundays @ Surfer the Bar – Yoga & Brunch @ Surfer the Bar
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

It’s our favorite day of the weekend: Sunday. We rise early with Big Fish Yoga’s free community class upstairs at 10 a.m. followed by brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and football on the big screen – SOUND ON! Space is limited for yoga, so sign up early and bring your own mat!

Bottomless Bloody Bar & Mimosas (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

$20 all you can drink

Bloody Bar – Stoli vodka, prepare your own drinks with fixings including house mix, celery, horseradish, Sriracha, salt, cheese plate, bacon-wrapped shrimp skewers

Brunch (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

Burritos (Short Rib & Egg, Chorizo & Bacon, Veggie) *served with hashbrown bites – $5.99

Rooftop Sundays at the Garten @ Hoptinger - Five Points
Jul 22 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us every week for a Sunday Funday you won’t want to miss! 🍹🌞🎶

WHERE: The Garten — Hoptinger’s Rooftop Bar

MUSIC by Rocks n’ Blunts

DRINK SPECIALS
⇒ $3 Local Beers
⇒ $3 Tully
⇒ $3 Flavored Bomb Shots
⇒ $5 Babe Rose Cans

APEX Theatre Studio presents “Newsies” @ Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Jul 22 @ 2:00 pm
APEX Theatre Studio presents "Newsies" @ Ponte Vedra Concert Hall | Ponte Vedra Beach | Florida | United States
Gates 1:30PM | Starts 2:00PM
Tickets:  $25.00 – Reserved SeatingWebsite : http://www.apextheatrejax.com

 

On July 20, 21 and 22, Apex Theatre Studio will present the rousing family-favorite Disney musical “Newsies” live on stage at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. Based on the famous Newsboys strike of 1899, “Newsies” follows the lives of a rowdy and lovable pack of newspaper delivery boys who effectively led a protest against publishing magnate, Joseph Pulitzer, to improve the treatment of child laborers at the turn of the century.

“As we celebrate our fifth season of producing summer theater, we wanted to close with a show that celebrates the power of community,” remarked Ian Mairs, managing director of Apex Theatre Studio. “For musical theatre students, this show has a passionate following,” stated David Loudermilk, the show’s director and choreographer. New York-based guest artist, Tony LaLonde, who plays the leading role of Jack Kelly echoed Loudermilk’s sentiments. “For me, this was the show that made me realize this is what I wanted to do with my life,” said LaLonde.

In addition to a company of talented young artists from eight area schools, the show also features performers from the Apex Visiting Young Artists program, a nationally recognized program which allows local students to interact and collaborate with young people from all over the country. This year’s inaugural class features students from the University of Michigan, Point Park University, Northwestern University of Louisiana, West Virginia University, College of Greensboro and University of Florida.

Chicago and REO Speedwagon @ Daily's Place
Jul 22 @ 7:30 pm
In the Heights @ Players By The Sea
Jul 22 @ 8:00 pm
Music & Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda • Book by Quiara Alegria Hudes
Directed by Joseph Kemper • Music Direction by Anthony Felton • Choreography by Dewitt Cooper
On Our Mainstage • July 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 17, 28, August 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11
Thursday – Saturday: 8:00p

 

To close out the theatre’s 52nd Season, Players by the Sea and The Lazzara Family Foundation proudly presents In the Heights, a musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, Moana, Bring it On the Musical). The Tony Award-winner for Best Musical features music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda centers on an ensemble of characters in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood. A place where the coffee from he corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. Spicy, gossipy and with plenty of soul!

 

CAST:
USNAVI: Matias De La Flor
NINA: Zoe Rosas
VANESSA: Rhea Ailani
BENNY: Isaiah Turner
SONNY: Mario Noto
DANIELA: Andrea Cristina Vilarino
CARLA: Jei Sevilla
GRAFFITI PETE: Andrew Phoenix
ABUELA: Jessica Stewart
CAMILA: Raquel Lopez
PIRAGUA: Elijah Turner
KEVIN: Marcos Miranda

 

FEMALE ENSEMBLE: Cameron Thomas, Emely Cuestes, Gemma Smith, Angie Acedera, Robersy Romero, Mia Vasquez

 

MALE ENSEMBLE: Javon Wrighton, Jamil Abdur-Rahmen, Alex Aponte, Walter Johnson, Darnell Bennett, Joel Oliver

 

The production runs from July 20 – August 12 on the theatre’s Mainstage. Tickets are $28 for general admission and $25 for seniors/students/military. Students can purchase half price tickets on Thursdays with a valid I.D. Shows run from Thursday – Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm. For tickets, visit playersbythesea.org or call 904.249.0289.

 

Laugh Lounge Comedy Showcase @ Laugh Lounge
Jul 22 @ 8:00 pm
Laugh Lounge Comedy Showcase @ Laugh Lounge | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
The Best Comedy Show in Jax!

LAUGH LOUNGE COMEDY SHOW

SUNDAYS AT 8PM

Every week, Laugh Lounge brings you the very best comedy from local, regional and national touring stand-up comedians! Brought to you by Creative Veins and Sponsored by Marlin & Barrel Distillery and hosted by Dos Gatos!

The Best Comedy + Bold Cocktails + Free Entry

Jul
24
Tue
Jay Fund Tuesday @ Southern Grounds & Co.
Jul 24 @ 6:30 am – 10:00 pm
Jay Fund Tuesday @ Southern Grounds & Co. | Neptune Beach | Florida | United States

Southern Grounds is partnering with the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation to help local families tackling childhood cancer! Starting this month, the 4th Tuesday of every month will be known as Jay Fund Tuesday at Southern Grounds! With every purchase made, 10% of our proceeds will go to the Jay Fund! Help Southern Grounds BE THERE for the Jay Fund so they can continue to BE THERE for families in need! Come out this Tuesday for our kickoff event! #BETHERE

The Night Market @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Jul 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Night Market @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre | Saint Augustine | Florida | United States

Meeting the demand for locally-made goods and gifts will be the Night Market taking place the fourth Tuesday of each month from 6pm to 9pm on the grounds of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre!

The Night Market will host up to 70 vendors specializing in handmade crafts and goods and will also feature fantastic dinner options and live entertainment! The Night Market is open to the public with free admission and free parking!

Jul
25
Wed
Trivia Nation @ Hoptinger - Jax Beach
Jul 25 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Trivia Nation @ Hoptinger - Jax Beach | Jacksonville Beach | Florida | United States

Hoptinger is a modern “Baverican” bier garden. We have more than 60 taps devoted to carefully selected craft beer along with a full liquor bar to serve countless libations and creations. We offer a unique menu of creative sausage dogs and other loosely Bavarian-inspired gastro pub food. We believe in good food, good company and great times.

Every Wednesday at 9pm join us for TRIVIA!

Jul
26
Thu
Lei’d Back Ladies Night @ Surfer the Bar
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Attention ladies! This one is for you. Every Thursday, head to Surfer [The Bar] and enjoy live music, drink specials and good times. DJ Silence plays upstairs every Thursday night starting at 9:30 p.m. Secret shows bound to pop up downstairs!

Ladies Night (7 to 11 p.m.) *Ladies Only*

$2 Tito’s vodka and tacos

Ladies Night (8 p.m. to close) *Everyone*

$3 Kona beers

$3 Three Olives Flavors

$3 Hendricks

$3 Tullamore D.E.W.

In the Heights @ Players By The Sea
Jul 26 @ 8:00 pm
Music & Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda • Book by Quiara Alegria Hudes
Directed by Joseph Kemper • Music Direction by Anthony Felton • Choreography by Dewitt Cooper
On Our Mainstage • July 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 17, 28, August 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11
Thursday – Saturday: 8:00p

 

To close out the theatre’s 52nd Season, Players by the Sea and The Lazzara Family Foundation proudly presents In the Heights, a musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, Moana, Bring it On the Musical). The Tony Award-winner for Best Musical features music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda centers on an ensemble of characters in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood. A place where the coffee from he corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. Spicy, gossipy and with plenty of soul!

 

CAST:
USNAVI: Matias De La Flor
NINA: Zoe Rosas
VANESSA: Rhea Ailani
BENNY: Isaiah Turner
SONNY: Mario Noto
DANIELA: Andrea Cristina Vilarino
CARLA: Jei Sevilla
GRAFFITI PETE: Andrew Phoenix
ABUELA: Jessica Stewart
CAMILA: Raquel Lopez
PIRAGUA: Elijah Turner
KEVIN: Marcos Miranda

 

FEMALE ENSEMBLE: Cameron Thomas, Emely Cuestes, Gemma Smith, Angie Acedera, Robersy Romero, Mia Vasquez

 

MALE ENSEMBLE: Javon Wrighton, Jamil Abdur-Rahmen, Alex Aponte, Walter Johnson, Darnell Bennett, Joel Oliver

 

The production runs from July 20 – August 12 on the theatre’s Mainstage. Tickets are $28 for general admission and $25 for seniors/students/military. Students can purchase half price tickets on Thursdays with a valid I.D. Shows run from Thursday – Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm. For tickets, visit playersbythesea.org or call 904.249.0289.

 

Jul
27
Fri
Don McLean @ Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Jul 27 @ 8:00 pm
Don McLean @ Ponte Vedra Concert Hall | Ponte Vedra Beach | Florida | United States
Gates 7:00PM | Starts 8:00PM
Tickets:
$89.00 – Rows A through J
$79.00 – Rows K through P
$69.00 – All Remaining Rows

Website : https://don-mclean.com/

 

Don McLean is one of America’s most enduring singer-songwriters and is forever associated with his classic hits “American Pie” and “Vincent (Starry Starry Night).” Since first hitting the charts in 1971, McLean has amassed over 40 gold and platinum records worldwide and in 2004, was inducted into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. His songs have been recorded by artists from every musical genre, most notable Madonna’s #1 recording “American Pie” in 2000, and George Michael’s version of “The Grave” in 2003, sung in protest at the Iraq War.

In 2007, McLean shared his life story in Alan Howard’s biography, “The Don McLean Story: Killing Us Softly With His Songs.” In 2009, his latest studio album, Addicted to Black, was released and in 2010 he returned to Europe for a seven nation tour, including the Royal Albert Hall in London.

2011 saw another tour of UK and Ireland, including a sensational appearance at Europe’s largest music festival, Glastonbury, and in 2012, McLean completed his longest European tour in 20 years. In 2012, McLean was awarded the BBC Folk Music Lifetime Achievement Award and saw the release of American Troubadour on CD and DVD and the worldwide broadcast of the documentary of this name, charting McLean’s life and career

In the Heights @ Players By The Sea
Jul 27 @ 8:00 pm
Music & Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda • Book by Quiara Alegria Hudes
Directed by Joseph Kemper • Music Direction by Anthony Felton • Choreography by Dewitt Cooper
On Our Mainstage • July 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 17, 28, August 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11
Thursday – Saturday: 8:00p

 

To close out the theatre’s 52nd Season, Players by the Sea and The Lazzara Family Foundation proudly presents In the Heights, a musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, Moana, Bring it On the Musical). The Tony Award-winner for Best Musical features music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda centers on an ensemble of characters in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood. A place where the coffee from he corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. Spicy, gossipy and with plenty of soul!

 

CAST:
USNAVI: Matias De La Flor
NINA: Zoe Rosas
VANESSA: Rhea Ailani
BENNY: Isaiah Turner
SONNY: Mario Noto
DANIELA: Andrea Cristina Vilarino
CARLA: Jei Sevilla
GRAFFITI PETE: Andrew Phoenix
ABUELA: Jessica Stewart
CAMILA: Raquel Lopez
PIRAGUA: Elijah Turner
KEVIN: Marcos Miranda

 

FEMALE ENSEMBLE: Cameron Thomas, Emely Cuestes, Gemma Smith, Angie Acedera, Robersy Romero, Mia Vasquez

 

MALE ENSEMBLE: Javon Wrighton, Jamil Abdur-Rahmen, Alex Aponte, Walter Johnson, Darnell Bennett, Joel Oliver

 

The production runs from July 20 – August 12 on the theatre’s Mainstage. Tickets are $28 for general admission and $25 for seniors/students/military. Students can purchase half price tickets on Thursdays with a valid I.D. Shows run from Thursday – Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm. For tickets, visit playersbythesea.org or call 904.249.0289.

 

POCO, Pure Prairie League and Orleans @ Florida Theater
Jul 27 @ 8:00 pm
POCO,  Pure Prairie League and Orleans @ Florida Theater | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

Countless memorable hits of the 1970s all on one stage with  POCO,  Pure Prairie League and Orleans!

POCO, originally formed by Jim Messina, Richie Furray and Rusty Young after the breakup of Buffalo Springfield in 1968.   They are best known for the hits “Crazy Love”, “Call it Love” and “Keep on Tryin”.

Pure Prairie League hit the scene in the late 60’s and was skyrocketed to popularity with their hit country rock song “Aimee” as well as “That’ll be The Day” and “Let me Love You Tonight.

Orleans is best known for the hits “Dance With Me”, “Still The One” and “Love Takes Time” Orleans has been going strong since 1972.   Orleans is currently led by Original Vocalist, Guitarist and Songwriter John Hall

Jul
28
Sat
VOID PRO/AM Surf Contest @ Jacksonville Beach Pier
Jul 28 @ 8:00 am
VOID PRO/AM Surf Contest @ Jacksonville Beach Pier | Jacksonville Beach | Florida | United States

The Void PRO/AM is a community focused surfing event which will be held at the Jacksonville Beach Pier this summer on July 28th and July 29th! This event will feature both professional and amateur divisions (including grom divisions, too!). Come on out as witness to our area’s top surfing talent while they battle it out for bragging rights and a chance to win $3,500 cold hard cash in the PRO division.

What’s included with my registration?
-Contest entry
-Event T-shirt
-Swag Bag
-Trophies for all amateur finalists
-Chance to win $3,500+ cash and prizes for PRO divisions

Event Location
Jacksonville Beach Pier
503 1st St N, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Price
Amateur: $35
PRO: $75

 

REGISTER


*This event is Rain or Shine – No Refunds

Red, White & Brew Freedom Run 5K @ Riverside Arts Market
Jul 28 @ 5:30 pm
Red, White & Brew Freedom Run 5K @ Riverside Arts Market | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

FLORIDA’S LARGEST FREEDOM & BEER RUN

Join us for the run Uncle Sam would have wanted on Saturday, July 28th on the  Riverfront in Downtown Jacksonville Fl. Run or walk the riverwalk like the Redcoats were coming complete with a Halfway Bacon Station, Food Trucks, Live Entertainment and More. Registration includes race bib and timing chip, the official 2018 race t-shirt, custom medal with beer opener, two beers & bacon during the race + more. There will be awards for the top three overall M/F and age group awards too!  Besides the race, runners, spectators and beer lovers can enjoy food trucks, live entertainment, local artisans & farmers, and of course cold beer from 6pm-10pm.

 

 

FOODTRUCKS, BEER GARDEN & LIVE MUSIC FROM 8AM-3PM; ARTISAN MARKET FROM 10AM-3PM (OPEN TO EVERYONE)

Jacksonville Sharks vs. Massachusetts Pirates @ Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm
Jacksonville Sharks vs. Massachusetts Pirates @ Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

The Jacksonville Sharks are members of the National Arena League (NAL). The 2017 NAL Champions and ArenaBowl XXIV Champions and play all home games at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Sharks Nation Memberships for the 2018 season are now available. Shark Nation Memberships start as low as $150. To become a Shark Nation member or for more information please call (904) 621-0700. Follow the Sharks on facebook at facebook.com/jaxsharks and on Twitter and Instagram @jaxsharks, as well as the Attack Dance Team at facebook.com/sharkattackdance and Chum at facebook.com/chumsharks.

In the Heights @ Players By The Sea
Jul 28 @ 8:00 pm
Music & Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda • Book by Quiara Alegria Hudes
Directed by Joseph Kemper • Music Direction by Anthony Felton • Choreography by Dewitt Cooper
On Our Mainstage • July 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 17, 28, August 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11
Thursday – Saturday: 8:00p

 

To close out the theatre’s 52nd Season, Players by the Sea and The Lazzara Family Foundation proudly presents In the Heights, a musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, Moana, Bring it On the Musical). The Tony Award-winner for Best Musical features music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda centers on an ensemble of characters in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood. A place where the coffee from he corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. Spicy, gossipy and with plenty of soul!

 

CAST:
USNAVI: Matias De La Flor
NINA: Zoe Rosas
VANESSA: Rhea Ailani
BENNY: Isaiah Turner
SONNY: Mario Noto
DANIELA: Andrea Cristina Vilarino
CARLA: Jei Sevilla
GRAFFITI PETE: Andrew Phoenix
ABUELA: Jessica Stewart
CAMILA: Raquel Lopez
PIRAGUA: Elijah Turner
KEVIN: Marcos Miranda

 

FEMALE ENSEMBLE: Cameron Thomas, Emely Cuestes, Gemma Smith, Angie Acedera, Robersy Romero, Mia Vasquez

 

MALE ENSEMBLE: Javon Wrighton, Jamil Abdur-Rahmen, Alex Aponte, Walter Johnson, Darnell Bennett, Joel Oliver

 

The production runs from July 20 – August 12 on the theatre’s Mainstage. Tickets are $28 for general admission and $25 for seniors/students/military. Students can purchase half price tickets on Thursdays with a valid I.D. Shows run from Thursday – Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm. For tickets, visit playersbythesea.org or call 904.249.0289.

 

Paul Reiser @ Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Jul 28 @ 8:00 pm
Paul Reiser @ Ponte Vedra Concert Hall | Ponte Vedra Beach | Florida | United States
Gates 7:00PM | Starts 8:00PM
Tickets:
$55.00 – Rows A through R
$39.50 – All Remaining Rows

Website : http://www.paulreiser.com/

 

Comedian, actor, television writer, author, and musician Paul Reiser has spent the last 30 plus years acting in Oscar and Emmy award-winning movies and TV shows. He was voted one of Comedy Central’s “Top 100 Comedians of All Time.” 2017 has been an exciting year for the NY-bred and LA-based Reiser, who has made a number of appearances on screen and even lent his talents behind the camera.

Reiser created and produced the seven-episode series There’s…. Johnny! The series, which he co-created with filmmaker David Steven Simon and co-produced with David Gordon Green, intertwines authentic footage from The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson with the coming-of-age story of Andy, a wide-eyed 19-year-old Nebraskan who stumbles into a job at the iconic show. “There’s…. Johnny!” premiered on Hulu.

Reiser also joined the cast of Netflix’s Stranger Things for Season 2 in a role created by the Duffer brothers with him specifically in mind. Reiser plays Dr. Owens, a high-ranking member of the Department of Energy who is brought to the small town to investigate the supernatural situations at play. Reiser has also collaborated once again with David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express, Prince Avalanche), as well as with Steven Soderbergh on the critically-acclaimed hit Amazon series Red Oaks. Reiser’s role as Doug Getty, the president of a New Jersey country club in a nostalgic 80’s themed setting, was called “one of his absolute finest, not just of late, but of ever.” The show’s third and final season premiered in Fall of 2017. Additionally, Reiser was cast in the latest project of Mad Men showrunner Matthew Weiner, The Romanoffs. The Amazon mini-series centers around the modern-day descendants of the mysterious Romanov dynasty. Reiser co-stars alongside Christina Hendricks, Isabelle Huppert and Jack Huston.

Reiser’s recent films include John McDonagh’s War on Everyone with Alexander Skarsgard and Michael Pena, The Book of Love with Jessica Biel and Jason Sudeikis, The Little Hours with John C. Reilly and Aubrey Plaza, which was officially selected for the 20178 Sundance Film Festival, and the Lake Bell-directed I Do… Until I Don’t with Ed Helms, Amber Heard, and Mary Steenburgen. Reiser has had notable performances in films such as Diner, Bye Bye Love, The Marrying Man, Aliens, One Night At McCool’s, and Beverly Hills Cop (I and II). He also co-created and starred in the critically acclaimed NBC series Mad About You, which garnered him multiple Emmy, Golden Globe, American Comedy Award and Screen Actors Guild nominations. More recently, Reiser earned acclaim for his supporting role in the 2015 Golden Globe-winning and Academy Award-winning film, Whiplash, starring JK Simmons and Miles Teller.

Reiser’s book, Couplehood, has sold over two million copies and reached the number one spot on The New York Times bestseller list. Reiser’s second bestseller, Babyhood, features his trademark humorous take on the adventures of being a first-time father, followed by his third bestseller, Familyhood

Jul
29
Sun
VOID PRO/AM Surf Contest @ Jacksonville Beach Pier
Jul 29 @ 8:00 am
VOID PRO/AM Surf Contest @ Jacksonville Beach Pier | Jacksonville Beach | Florida | United States

The Void PRO/AM is a community focused surfing event which will be held at the Jacksonville Beach Pier this summer on July 28th and July 29th! This event will feature both professional and amateur divisions (including grom divisions, too!). Come on out as witness to our area’s top surfing talent while they battle it out for bragging rights and a chance to win $3,500 cold hard cash in the PRO division.

What’s included with my registration?
-Contest entry
-Event T-shirt
-Swag Bag
-Trophies for all amateur finalists
-Chance to win $3,500+ cash and prizes for PRO divisions

Event Location
Jacksonville Beach Pier
503 1st St N, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Price
Amateur: $35
PRO: $75

 

REGISTER


*This event is Rain or Shine – No Refunds

Sundays @ Surfer the Bar – Yoga & Brunch @ Surfer the Bar
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

It’s our favorite day of the weekend: Sunday. We rise early with Big Fish Yoga’s free community class upstairs at 10 a.m. followed by brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and football on the big screen – SOUND ON! Space is limited for yoga, so sign up early and bring your own mat!

Bottomless Bloody Bar & Mimosas (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

$20 all you can drink

Bloody Bar – Stoli vodka, prepare your own drinks with fixings including house mix, celery, horseradish, Sriracha, salt, cheese plate, bacon-wrapped shrimp skewers

Brunch (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

Burritos (Short Rib & Egg, Chorizo & Bacon, Veggie) *served with hashbrown bites – $5.99

Intracoastal Paddle Tour @ Dutton Island kayak launch (south end)
Jul 29 @ 11:00 am
Intracoastal Paddle Tour @ Dutton Island kayak launch (south end) | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Atlantic Beach by way of paddles (paddle board or kayak)  @ Dutton Island kayak launch (south end).

Why not explore our local marsh trails and parks by waterway?  Tours begin with a demonstration for beginner paddlers followed by a guided one hour tour.  Enjoy the local flora and fauna, meet new people as you get comfortable with the water routes for future paddling.  The goal of the session is to paddle from Dutton Island Park to Tideviews Preserve Park (depending on skill level and weather).

Come enjoy an easy afternoon paddle in your backyard!

  • Use your own equipment $25
  • Equipment rental (paddleboard or kayak) $50
    Call to reserve your spot with Jax Surf and Paddle: 904-372-9083

 

Tour Schedule (all tours @ 11 am): 

  • June 17;
  • July 1, 15, 29
Rooftop Sundays at the Garten @ Hoptinger - Five Points
Jul 29 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us every week for a Sunday Funday you won’t want to miss! 🍹🌞🎶

WHERE: The Garten — Hoptinger’s Rooftop Bar

MUSIC by Rocks n’ Blunts

DRINK SPECIALS
⇒ $3 Local Beers
⇒ $3 Tully
⇒ $3 Flavored Bomb Shots
⇒ $5 Babe Rose Cans

Atlantic Beach Acoustic Nights w/ Food Truck @ Bull Memorial Park
Jul 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Atlantic Beach Acoustic Nights w/ Food Truck @ Bull Memorial Park | Montgomery | New York | United States

Host, Mike Shackelford and friends return to Bull Memorial Park for concert in the Park under the swaying palm trees with the ocean breeze!  It doesn’t get any better than this on a beautiful spring evening of Independence Holiday Weekend, as you enjoy the music on your blanket, in your chair or standing around with neighbors and friends, listening to the musical talent of local singers of all ages.  Come rain or shine.  In event of inclement weather, the event moves indoors at the Adele Grage Theater in Bull Park.

Come hungry, BALU’S SURF SHACK will be available for dinner from 5-8:30 pm on 7th St. at East Coast Dr.

Bull Memorial Park is located on the corner of 7th St. & East Coast Drive.  Ride, Walk, Run or Drive, it’s going to be a great evening!  Performers should contact host Mike Shackelford at (904)610-7461. Prepare two original songs of 7-8 minutes combined maximum.

On the following Sundays 6-8 pm:
June 24 with Balus Surf Shack,

July 29 with What’s Smokin’,

Aug. 26 with Nitrogen Creamery,

Sept. 30 with Hibiscus Hut &

Oct. 28– TBA

Dispatch with guests Nahko & Medicine for the People and Raye Zaragoza @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Jul 29 @ 6:00 pm
Dispatch with guests Nahko & Medicine for the People and Raye Zaragoza @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre | Saint Augustine | Florida | United States
Gates 5:00PM | Starts 6:00PM
Tickets:
$68.50 – General Admission Standing Pit
$58.50 – Level 100
$48.50 – Level 200

Website : https://www.dispatchmusic.com/

 

Dispatch has announced an extensive U.S. tour this summer and fall, including stops at Red Rocks, SummerStage, Central Park in NYC, the Greek Theatre in LA, the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and more. Their July 29 date at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre will be their ONLY FLORIDA SHOW!

Long known as one of the country’s most successful independent bands, Dispatch has managed to reach new creative milestones with America, Location 12, their first new album in five years. Marking a “noticeably new direction for the band’s sound” (Paste), the album has introduced a “reinvigorated, triumphant” (Boston Globe) Dispatch to a whole new audience of receptive fans. The breakout single “Only the Wild Ones” marked Dispatch’s first ever Top 10 hit at AAA radio, and has already been streamed more than 8 million times on Spotify. Their newfound radio success continues with the current single “Painted Yellow Lines.”

Sometimes, we rise to the occasion. Other times, the occasion rises to us. Both could be said about Dispatch, one of the country’s most successful independent bands, and their new album, America, Location 12. Built on tales of struggling immigrants, forgotten veterans and children cast aside, Dispatch (Brad Corrigan, Chad Stokes and Pete Francis) has crafted a set of songs that tap into the peace and plight of the human condition, chiseling a spot in our culture that has perhaps never been quite so vital. Their sixth full-length LP, America, Location 12, marks a return to form – and a path to the future – for the trio whose music has always made us take stock of our place in the world, and forced us to remember that the first pillar of social responsibility is to be kind and decent to one another. And, beneath it all, to find moments of joy and inspiration that sometimes only music can provide.

It’s impossible to deny that few bands – at any level – have been able to achieve what Dispatch has: three sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden to raise funds for Zimbabwean humanitarian efforts, world tours and a 2004 concert in Boston that drew 110,000 fans. But Dispatch never felt bound by their success, and over the past decade they have focused as equally on solo projects and non-profit work as what they could create as a trio. America, Location 12 comprises 11 songs that show a Dispatch here for the long and messy haul, oozing with their signature energy and a new urgency in a time when a moment wasted is a moment too long.

Presented in partnership with Flying Saucer Presents.

Laugh Lounge Comedy Showcase @ Laugh Lounge
Jul 29 @ 8:00 pm
Laugh Lounge Comedy Showcase @ Laugh Lounge | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
The Best Comedy Show in Jax!

LAUGH LOUNGE COMEDY SHOW

SUNDAYS AT 8PM

Every week, Laugh Lounge brings you the very best comedy from local, regional and national touring stand-up comedians! Brought to you by Creative Veins and Sponsored by Marlin & Barrel Distillery and hosted by Dos Gatos!

The Best Comedy + Bold Cocktails + Free Entry

Jul
30
Mon
Donavon Frankenreiter @ Surfer the Bar
Jul 30 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Donavon Frankenreiter @ Surfer the Bar | Jacksonville Beach | Florida | United States

An evening with Donavon Frankenreiter Monday July 30th 7pm at Surfer The Bar, Jax Beach!

Tickets $20adv / $25dos

21+

 

To create his fifth full-length album Start Livin’, Hawaii-based singer/guitarist/songwriter Donavon Frankenreiter holed up in a Southern California studio for seven days with his longtime bassist Matt Grundy—and no one else. The follow-up to 2010’s Glow, Start Livin’ is a nine-track selection of folk-infused songs that sweetly reflect the simplicity of their recording. With its smooth showcasing of Frankenreiter’s rich, honey-thick vocals and masterful guitar work, Start Livin’ bears all the intimacy of an impromptu back-porch performance and the tenderness of a treasured love letter.

“Start Livin’ is basically a love album,” says Frankenreiter, who co-produced the record alongside Matt Grundy and Adam Ableman. “Most of the songs are about my wife and our two boys, and the life that we’ve built together in Hawaii.” Thanks to Frankenreiter’s infectious warmth and finely honed pop sensibilities, each of those songs has the singular effect of drawing the listener into that bright and breezy world for a blissed-out moment.

Essential to the record’s playful feel is Frankenreiter’s inspired use of instrumentation. “This album’s completely unlike anything I’ve ever done before, in that we skipped the basics and went for a whole lot of different instruments,” he says. “We never brought in a drum set—instead there’s handclapping for percussion, or the two of us banging on pots and pans. We were using everything from bells to singing bowls to Zippo lighters; at one point we put some beans and salts in a can and shook it around.” Grundy played a key role in the wildly varied sounds on Start Livin’, according to Frankenreiter. “Matt was playing ukulele and lap steel guitar and banjo—he’d grab an instrument and we’d do a take live and just build the track up from that. It was a real fun vibe.”

Despite that kitchen-sink approach, Start Livin’ never comes off as cluttered. Each of the songs shines with a crisp, clean sound perfectly suited to the album’s sunny spirit: “You” achieves a hypnotic dreaminess by layering lap steel over beautifully crooned harmonies and a twinkling acoustic riff; “I Can Lose” matches its island-breezy guitars with shimmering mandolin; and a gracefully plucked banjo backs up Frankenreiter’s hushed, heart-on-sleeve lyrics on the quietly epic “Together Forever.” On “Shine,” meanwhile, ocean-wave-like effects merge with a swaying melody and smitten lyrics (“You and I, girl, are like a sun and moon/Lately you’ve been in orbit in my head like a good summer tune”).

While love songs serve as the album’s centerpiece, Frankenreiter also explores non-romantic love throughout Start Livin’. The gloriously ragtag “Same Lullaby,” for instance, makes a sweetly hopeful plea for world peace. “I wrote that song a little while after the tsunami in Japan, thinking how lucky I was to have a family and be alive,” Frankenreiter recalls. “The line that goes ‘I believe the world could be fine if we could all sing the same lullaby’—that’s me hoping we could all just get together and be on the same wavelength even for just one moment.” On the irresistibly toe-tapping “Just Love,” Frankenreiter turns his focus to his two sons, Ozzy and Hendrix. “Sometimes my kids’ll get scared of things in the dark—you know, the monster under the bed,” he says. “So that song’s me telling them, ‘Instead of thinking there’s something bad there, think of it as just love creeping in. Embrace it. Talk to it.’”

Elsewhere on Start Livin’, Frankenreiter hones in on more heavy-handed matters. Undoubtedly the
album’s most somber moment, “A.I.” pays tearful tribute to Frankenreiter’s friend Andy Irons (a
professional surfer who passed away in November 2010). “I’d never been that close to someone
who passed away before. The song’s about me telling Andy that I just wish I could see him one
more time,” says Frankenreiter of “A.I.,” which pairs pained lyrics (“Help me get through another
day away from you”) with gentle guitar melodies and shushing percussion. Frankenreiter also says
goodbye to a friend on “West Coast Fool,” but this time it’s a wistful takedown of “a Southern man
with big ol’ Southern plans.” A high-minded twist on the typical kiss-off track, “West Coast Fool”
pulls off the unlikely feat of seamlessly blending banjo twang with the soothing hum of a Tibetan
singing bowl.


For Frankenreiter, the essence of Start Livin’ is most fully captured in its album-opening title track.
Accented by handclaps and a stick-in-your-head harmonies, “Start Livin’” is a feel-good, uptempo
call to “celebrate tonight.” “To me the most beautiful thing about this record is it really reflects who
I am today,” says Frankenreiter. “Start Livin’ means stop worrying about where you’ve been, where
you’re going—just start embracing what you have around you. Start loving what you have right
now.”

Aug
1
Wed
Corteo by Cirque du Soleil @ Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
Aug 1 @ 7:30 pm
Corteo by Cirque du Soleil @ Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

August 1 – 5, 2018

Corteo, the latest Cirque du Soleil’s arena production, embark on a new journey throughout North America. The show will visit Jacksonville at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, from August 1 to 5, 2018 for a limited run of seven performances. This unique production, directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca, first premiered in Montreal under the Big Top in April 2005. Since then, the show has been a great success and has amazed 8 million people in 64 cities in 19 countries on four continents.
Corteo, which means cortege in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth.

The clown pictures his own funeral taking place in a carnival atmosphere, watched over by quietly caring angels. Juxtaposing the large with the small, the ridiculous with the tragic and the magic of perfection with the charm of imperfection, the show highlights the strength and fragility of the clown, as well as his wisdom and kindness, to illustrate the portion of humanity that is within each of us. The music turns lyrical and playful carrying Corteo through a timeless celebration in which illusion teases reality.

The concept and disposition of the stage bring the audience in a theatrical atmosphere like never seen before in Cirque du Soleil arena shows. The set curtains, inspired by the Eiffel Tower, and the central curtains, which were hand painted, give a grandiose feel to the stage. This sets the tone for the poetry of Corteo.

The cast of Corteo includes 51 acrobats, musicians, singers and actors from all around the world.

Trivia Nation @ Hoptinger - Jax Beach
Aug 1 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Trivia Nation @ Hoptinger - Jax Beach | Jacksonville Beach | Florida | United States

Hoptinger is a modern “Baverican” bier garden. We have more than 60 taps devoted to carefully selected craft beer along with a full liquor bar to serve countless libations and creations. We offer a unique menu of creative sausage dogs and other loosely Bavarian-inspired gastro pub food. We believe in good food, good company and great times.

Every Wednesday at 9pm join us for TRIVIA!

Aug
2
Thu
Ms. Lauryn Hill @ Daily's Place
Aug 2 @ 6:30 pm
Ms. Lauryn Hill @ Daily's Place | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

Ms. Lauryn Hill is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer, and actress. She is best known for being a member of the Fugees and for her critically acclaimed solo album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, which won numerous awards and broke several sales records.

Lei’d Back Ladies Night @ Surfer the Bar
Aug 2 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Attention ladies! This one is for you. Every Thursday, head to Surfer [The Bar] and enjoy live music, drink specials and good times. DJ Silence plays upstairs every Thursday night starting at 9:30 p.m. Secret shows bound to pop up downstairs!

Ladies Night (7 to 11 p.m.) *Ladies Only*

$2 Tito’s vodka and tacos

Ladies Night (8 p.m. to close) *Everyone*

$3 Kona beers

$3 Three Olives Flavors

$3 Hendricks

$3 Tullamore D.E.W.

Corteo by Cirque du Soleil @ Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
Aug 2 @ 7:30 pm
Corteo by Cirque du Soleil @ Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

August 1 – 5, 2018

Corteo, the latest Cirque du Soleil’s arena production, embark on a new journey throughout North America. The show will visit Jacksonville at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, from August 1 to 5, 2018 for a limited run of seven performances. This unique production, directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca, first premiered in Montreal under the Big Top in April 2005. Since then, the show has been a great success and has amazed 8 million people in 64 cities in 19 countries on four continents.
Corteo, which means cortege in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth.

The clown pictures his own funeral taking place in a carnival atmosphere, watched over by quietly caring angels. Juxtaposing the large with the small, the ridiculous with the tragic and the magic of perfection with the charm of imperfection, the show highlights the strength and fragility of the clown, as well as his wisdom and kindness, to illustrate the portion of humanity that is within each of us. The music turns lyrical and playful carrying Corteo through a timeless celebration in which illusion teases reality.

The concept and disposition of the stage bring the audience in a theatrical atmosphere like never seen before in Cirque du Soleil arena shows. The set curtains, inspired by the Eiffel Tower, and the central curtains, which were hand painted, give a grandiose feel to the stage. This sets the tone for the poetry of Corteo.

The cast of Corteo includes 51 acrobats, musicians, singers and actors from all around the world.

In the Heights @ Players By The Sea
Aug 2 @ 8:00 pm
Music & Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda • Book by Quiara Alegria Hudes
Directed by Joseph Kemper • Music Direction by Anthony Felton • Choreography by Dewitt Cooper
On Our Mainstage • July 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 17, 28, August 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11
Thursday – Saturday: 8:00p

 

To close out the theatre’s 52nd Season, Players by the Sea and The Lazzara Family Foundation proudly presents In the Heights, a musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, Moana, Bring it On the Musical). The Tony Award-winner for Best Musical features music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda centers on an ensemble of characters in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood. A place where the coffee from he corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. Spicy, gossipy and with plenty of soul!

 

CAST:
USNAVI: Matias De La Flor
NINA: Zoe Rosas
VANESSA: Rhea Ailani
BENNY: Isaiah Turner
SONNY: Mario Noto
DANIELA: Andrea Cristina Vilarino
CARLA: Jei Sevilla
GRAFFITI PETE: Andrew Phoenix
ABUELA: Jessica Stewart
CAMILA: Raquel Lopez
PIRAGUA: Elijah Turner
KEVIN: Marcos Miranda

 

FEMALE ENSEMBLE: Cameron Thomas, Emely Cuestes, Gemma Smith, Angie Acedera, Robersy Romero, Mia Vasquez

 

MALE ENSEMBLE: Javon Wrighton, Jamil Abdur-Rahmen, Alex Aponte, Walter Johnson, Darnell Bennett, Joel Oliver

 

The production runs from July 20 – August 12 on the theatre’s Mainstage. Tickets are $28 for general admission and $25 for seniors/students/military. Students can purchase half price tickets on Thursdays with a valid I.D. Shows run from Thursday – Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm. For tickets, visit playersbythesea.org or call 904.249.0289.