Go | The Best Concerts in Jax this Week

Jacksonville Jazz Fest Weekend, plus Phoebe Bridgers and Bright Eyes

Press photograph of Pheobe Bridgers
Credit: Press photograph by Carter Howe

Each week, the JME team looks long and hard at the concert calendar to identify the best shows in Jacksonville. Our weekly Go recommendations are updated every Monday morning and are always available on jaxmusic.org.

Here’s the rundown of what JME contributors want to see and hear in and around Jacksonville this week.

Singer-Songwriter 

Phoebe Bridgers – Wednesday, May 25 

St. Augustine Amphitheatre | St. Augustine 

Phoebe Bridgers 2020 album Punisher was nominated for four Grammy Awards and established the young artist as one of the most respected (and commercially bankable) singer-songwriters of her generation. Bridgers brings her Reunion Tour to The Amp on Wednesday. 

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Classical 

Jax Symphony Coffee Series: Mozart & Juliet – Friday, May 27

Jacoby Symphony Hall | Downtown Jacksonville 

The Jacksonville Symphony performs Mozart’s “Clarinet Concerto” and Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo and Juliet” during the symphony’s final daytime coffee series of the 2021-2022 season.

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Jazz

Jacksonville Jazz Festival – Friday, May 27-Sunday, May 29

Riverfront Plaza and Ford on Bay | Downtown Jacksonville

From icons like Herbie Hancock to rising stars like Jazzmeia Horn and Christian Sands to contemporary barrier-breakers like Robert Glasper, the Jacksonville Jazz Festival’s 2022 lineup is arguably its best in years –– given the revered 40-plus-year history of the festival, that’s saying something. 

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Indie Folk 

Bright Eyes – Saturday, May 28

St. Augustine Amphitheatre | St. Augustine 

Founded by singer and guitarist Conor Oberst in the mid-90s, over the course of nine albums, experimentally minded indie-folk trio Bright Eyes cemented themselves as one of the 2000’s most profound and indefinable acts. After a long hiatus the band is touring again, with a stop at The Amp on Saturday. 

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Singer-Songwriter(s) 

Minorcan, rickoLus – Saturday, May 28

Blue Jay Listening Room | Jacksonville Beach 

Prolific Jax-based singer-songwriter rickoLus returns to the Blue Jay Listening Room in Jax Beach with Jax-bred, Asheville-based troubadour Minorcan.  

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Check out our full list of shows in Jacksonville and across Northeast Florida on the JME Live Music Calendar.

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