Whether you’re a music lover looking for the next big thing or you simply want to enjoy an evening of free music, food and fun, Jacksonville’s Acoustic Nights are the perfect venue. Each month, local and regional singers and musicians stage a family friendly performance in Bull Memorial Park, outside the Adele Grage Cultural Arts Center on Atlantic Beach.
Set up your lawn chair or picnic blanket and enjoy listening to as many as 20 amateur and professional performers from around the state hit the stage to entertain with unplugged concerts of music, singing and acoustic guitar. Hosted by Mike Shakleford, the event features musical genres ranging from Irish ballads and country favorites to pop songs and original music all performed in a family friendly, alcohol-free setting.
Acoustic Nights are scheduled at Bull Memorial Park on the 3rd or 4th Sunday of each month, from March through October. The event is free. Call (904) 992-3888 or visit www.mikeshackelford.com/acoustic-night-series.html for more information.
Jacksonville goes country wild this June when the Florida Country Superfest comes to the EverBank Field. More than just a music festival, this unique event gets the fans involved on a whole new level, with a special Fan Fest and Tailgate Party plus live performances from more than 10 of today’s biggest country music stars.
At the Fan Fest and Tailgate Party, visitors can get their party on with tasty festival food, great drinks and a celebratory tailgating atmosphere. Fans also have a chance to get up close and personal with their favorite singers and performers at special artist meet-and-greet events.
The country music stage features two days and nights of toe tapping mega-concerts featuring some of the biggest, award-winning country superstars and groups like Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line and Big & Rich.
Single-day tickets range from $35-$275 each, depending on seat choice. Two-day festival tickets are $475 each. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets. Visit www.FloridaCountrySuperfest.com for detailed line-ups and more festival information.