Jax River Jams - Free Concert Series Kicks Off This Thursday with Country Superstar Chase Rice

  • by Charles Wagoner
  • April 6, 2021

Downtown Vision (DVI), Downtown Jacksonville’s non-profit Business Improvement District (BID), announced today the lineup for Jax River Jams, a four-week, multi-genre Thursday night concert series to be held on the St. Johns Riverfront in Downtown Jacksonville in April:

April 8: Country Singer-Songwriter Chase Rice

"Ready Set Roll," "Gonna Wanna Tonight," "Eyes on You," “Lonely If You Are”

With local opener Firewater Tent Revival

April 15: Punk Pop band New Found Glory

"My Friends Over You," "All Downhill from Here," "Kiss Me," "Hit or Miss"

With local opener Universal Green

April 22: Hip Hop artists and Jacksonville natives Quad City DJ’s

"C'mon N' Ride iT (The Train)," "Space Jam," "Tootsee Roll," "Get On Up and Dance"

With local opener LPT

April 29: Rock band Sugar Ray

"Fly," "Every Morning," "Someday," "When It's Over"

With local opener Honey Hounds

The concert series will feature a Small Business & Artist Market, food trucks and bars with local craft beer and spirits. Camp chairs and picnic blankets are encouraged. This outdoor event series will be held in accordance with CDC guidelines; hand sanitizer stations and fask masks will be available onsite. Face masks and social distancing will be required.

“Whether you love county, Hip Hop, rock, punk pop, Latin or folk, there’s some great music for everyone at Jax River Jams. Downtown is open and ready to welcome everyone back safely,” said Jake Gordon, CEO of Downtown Vision. “We’re excited to give Jacksonville another reason to come Downtown and listen to free live music with friends, have a few drinks and embrace the beauty our St. Johns River.”

Twenty community partners and sponsors with a shared vision have come together with the City of Jacksonville and Downtown Vision to make this concert series possible. The series, carefully designed to be an accessible and inclusive celebration for Jacksonville and beyond, mixes local talent and cultural assets with national acts to welcome the community Downtown and showcase its potential as a vibrant, 24-hour urban neighborhood.

VyStar Credit Union is the title sponsor for the series.

“At VyStar, we believe Jacksonville is at its best when we have a thriving Downtown that can be enjoyed by residents and visitors of all ages,” said Brian Wolfburg, President/CEO of VyStar. “The upcoming concert series is a great example of what can be accomplished when we work together, and we are thrilled to have it take place in our backyard. We look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones there.”

Additional sponsors for Jax River Jams include: the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, the Tourist Development Council, One Enterprise Center, Vestcor, Danis, Downtown Investment Authority, JWB Real Estate Capital, Miller Electric, Regency Centers, Manifest Distilling and Marlin and Barrel. Event partners and producers include: City of Jacksonville, Downtown Vision, Florida Theatre, JAX Chamber, Visit Jacksonville, AVL Productions and the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville.

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