12 Concerts to See this Week in Jacksonville

Kurt Vile, Hozier, Earth, Benny Green and More

Hozier plays the VyStar Arena on Tuesday | Courtesy of the artist

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Hozier – Tuesday, May 7

VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena | Downtown Jacksonville 

Composing songs that draw on folk, blues and rock elements with lyrics that often speak in liturgical terms, the Irish singer-songwriter Hozier has been a curious and unique fixture on pop radio. He plays the Vystar arena with the (highly recommended!!) Canadian-bred folk and pop artist Allison Russell on Tuesday. 



Kurt Vile & the Violators – Thursday, May 9  ***SOLD OUT**

Intuition Ale Works | Downtown Jacksonville  

Songwriter, guitarist and purveyor of certi-fried pop Kurt Vile and his band the Violators play Intuition Ale Works on Thursday. Read/Listen to our interview with Vile. 



Earth – Thursday, May 9 

Sun-Ray Cinema | Five Points

Drone-metal pioneers Earth perform at Sun-Ray Cinema with Esther Blue and Ian Chase on Thursday. 



Andy Zipf & Tom Mackell – Thursday, May 9

Blue Jay Listening Room | Jacksonville Beach

Americana singer-songwriters local artist Andy Zipf and the Charleston-based Tom Mackell (A Life I Once Knew and Hearts Wide Open) perform at Blue Jay Listening Room on Thursday.


Punk/Power Pop 

Bad Nerves – Friday, May 10

Justice Pub | Downtown Jacksonville

UK punks Bad Nerves bring their energetic take on power pop to the Justice Pub in Downtown Jax on Friday. 



Benny Green – Friday, May 10 

Friday Musicale | Riverside 

Revered jazz pianist Benny Green, who saw action as part of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers (among many other seminal projects), performs at Friday Musicale on Friday. 



Ronnie Stone – Friday, May 10 

The Walrus | Murray Hill 

Brooklyn-based dark-synth act Ronnie Stone performs at the Walrus with support from Severed+Said and Limo Scene on Friday. 



Janae Yates Quintet – Friday, May 10

The Jessie | Downtown Jacksonville

The Jazz Discovery Series features live music by The Janae Yates Quintet, students from Jacksonville Arts & Music School (JAMS) and JL Institute featuring Courtney Dantzler at The Jessie on Friday. 



Hannah Stokes + Chris Rudasill – Friday, May 10 

Bold City Circuit | RSVP for address

Orlando jazz-centric-folk singer-songwriter Hannah Stokes and genre-defying local artists Chris Rudasill perform for the latest iteration of the house-show pop up Bold City Circuit. 



George Strait & Chris Stapleton – Saturday, May 11

Everbank Stadium | Downtown Jacksonville

Two-generations of country chart toppers collide (fittingly on the football field) when George Strait and Chris Stapleton perform at Everbank Stadium on Saturday night. 



Howard Hewett – Saturday, May 11

The Ritz | LaVilla

Former Shalamer frontman, the R&B singer-songwriter Howard Hewett performs at the Ritz Theatre on Saturday. 



Emilio Solla & Tributango – Sunday, May 12

St. Paul’s By-the-Sea | Jacksonville Beach 

The Beaches Fine Arts Series wraps with a performance by pianist (and seminal Latin-jazz composer) Emilio Solla with Tributango on Sunday. 


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