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Looking for a way to spend your weekend nights? Struggling to find events to critique? Jacksonville is going to be filled with musicals in the coming months fit for all tastes.
Symphony in 60:Hayden’s Miracle: Taking place in the Times Union Center for the Performing Arts on March 2 at 6:30 P.M.This performance will be down by the Jacksonville Symphony and tickets for students are $10 during student rush (90 minutes prior to the performance) and free with the purchase of an adult ticket.
Celtic Woman: Coming to the Moran Theatre March 10. The all-female Celtic singing group is here to celebrate their new latest hit album: Destiny. They’ve already sold over 6 million albums worldwide. The show begins at 8 P.M.. Tickets prices start at $63.
Newsboys: This Grammy-nominated boy band has been defining Christian music for nearly decades and is now on a national tour. The band will be performing at the Times Union Center of Performing Arts March 12 at 6 P.M.. Tickets start at $25.
Drumline: This one-of-a-kind performance takes black marching bands to big stages across the country. This international tour combines the old traditions of black colleges and universities with songs meant to capture your attention. The event will take place at the Times Union Center for the Performing Arts on March 28 at 7:30 P.M.. Tickets start at $40.
Little River Band: An Australian rock band originally formed in the 1970s and has sold over 30 million records. Their most recent album came out in 2013, but they’ll be playing hits from their beginning. The show will take place in the Florida Theatre on April 7 at 8 P.M.. Ticket prices are still fluctuating.
Red Hot Chili Peppers: An American “funk rock band” formed in the 80s, the Grammy nominated group is currently on a national tour showcasing both their old and new hits. The concert is at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on April 24 at 8 P.M..
Tchaikovsky’s “Pathétique”: This stunning symphony is known as a “ devastating psychological drama” and has remained the composer’s most controversial work. There will be three performances from April 28-30, at the Times Union Center for Performing Arts at 8 P.M.. Student tickets are $10 during student rush (90 minutes prior to the performance) or free with the purchase of an adult ticket.
Melissa Manchester: The singer-song writer who has performed in Jacksonville multiple times over the years is returning once again. She was awarded a Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 1983 and specializes in the adult contemporary genre. She will be performing at the Ritz Theatre on April 29 at 7:30 P.M.. Tickets start at $20.
Ritz Chamber Players: The group will be closing out their 15th season of annual performances around the city. Hoping to engage audiences in the hopes of creating more appreciation for chamber music, the group focuses on promoting a diverse society highlighting many African-American musicians. They’ll be playing at Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church on May 11 at 7 P.M. General admission is free, but VIP tickets cost $15.
American Aquarium: Since its inception in 2006, nearly 25 musicians have been a part of the band frontlined by BJ Barham., but their latest album has proved the most popular. The group has mixed country twang with a more alternative rock sound. The group will perform at Jack Rabbits on May 12 at 8 P.M.. Advanced tickets are available for $15.
Jacksonville Jazz Festival: The festival has morphed into one of the largest cultural events in Jacksonville since its inception in 1981 with 131,000 attendees at the 2016 festival. The line up for 2017 hasn’t been announced yet. The festival will take place between May 25-28. A single day VIP pass is $99, normal ticket prices are to be determined.