Folk rock supergroup, CSN, will be performing at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Sunday, August 10. The two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famers have been one of the biggest acts in American music since they first formed in the ’60s. With such an extensive history, fans can expect to hear a number of the group’s classic tracks, as well as some new material from each member of CSN. The band’s summer 2014 tour has been extremely well-received so far, selling out in most cities. Tickets are currently priced between about $35 and $100. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Beginning on Tuesday, August 15, Mighty Oak Music Fest will take place in the historic Five Points district of Jacksonville. This event, which makes its inaugural debut this year, plans to highlight the burgeoning music and art scenes taking root all over Florida. The lineup is currently stacked with more than 30 talented musicians from cities such as Miami, Orlando, St. Pete, Tallahassee, Jacksonville and more. Artists for the fest include many local favorites, such as Civil Brute and Fjord Explorer, with more TBA. For more info on this event, visit mightyoakfest.limitedrun.com. Weekend passes are $15.
Born and raised in Jacksonville, The Corbitt Brothers keep our city’s southern-rock dominance on the map. The group, composed of Newsome Corbitt, vocalist and guitarist, Isaac Corbitt, who plays harmonica, mandolin and bass, and drummer Brandon Buck, have been around since the late 2000s, but have recently found some traction in the music world. The band is returning to their hometown on Saturday, August 16, to Freebird Live. Opening acts include Homemade Wine and Rusty Shine. Doors open at 8 p.m.
On Saturday, August 19, California punk invades the St. Augustine Amphitheatre for a night of all-out rock. The Offspring are currently touring for their “Punk Rock Summer Nationals,” in which the band performs their album Smash in its entirety, along with other new and classic tracks. What makes this event amazing is the fact that they are bringing with them not one, but two of the most notable punk rock bands in existence, Bad Religion and Pennywise, who would both be worth seeing on their own. In addition to those two bands, Stiff Little Fingers has also recently announced their performance at the Amphitheatre. Tickets and more info can be found at offspring.com/tour.
Swimm is no stranger to Jacksonville or Void, and on Wednesday, August 27, the indie rock group will return to Underbelly. The band recently released their second EP titled, Souvenirs I, and plan to release another later this summer. Swimm has always put on a great show at Underbelly, so I would highly recommend seeing them. Performing with Swimm is Athens-based alt rock band Reptar. The group’s debut album, Body Faucet, reached No. 7 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. Doors open at 9 p.m.
Presented by New Leaf Vapor Co., the First Coast Music Festival returns once again during Labor Day weekend to The Elbow district. As the festival’s website states, this event is the city’s largest original music fest, and features brilliant acts from all over the First Coast, including great bands such as S.P.O.R.E., Palm Trees and Power Lines, and recent One Spark winners, Grandpa’s Cough Medicine. Venues for this event include Underbelly, 1904 Music Hall and Burro Bar. Weekend passes for this event are roughly $15 and can be purchased at firstcoastmusicfest.com.