Friday, April 23
TREY SONGZ / FANTASIA
Don’t miss Trey Songz & Fantasia in the Say Ahhh Tour. Host B.E.T./Def Comedy Jam Comedian TP Hearn. For VIP Tickets call 800-735-3000.
Times Union Center
Saturday, April 24
THE 2ND ANNUAL WING & ROCK FEST: VIOLENT SOHO / PITBULL TODDLERS / 20WT
Chicken wings and rock ?n roll? who could ask for anything more? This free, family-friendly event will feature a kid-zone, a wing eating contest, plenty of giveaways and of course heaping helpings of both chicken and music. Hear live music from Australia’s Violent Soho, Pitbull Toddlers, 20WT and more while scarfing on the best wings in town. This is a recipe for fun!
(404) 456-4655 http://www.wingandrockfest.com/j…
14TH ANNUAL TASTE OF ST. AUGUSTINE: CAPTAIN HOOK / THE RESTLESS KIND / SOUL SLINKEE
St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Long considered one of the most unique and prolific performers in all of rock, the Fredericksburg, Virginia native is known for flying by the seat of his pants on stage, utilizing an unorthodox approach that centers around an Echoplex Digital Pro looping unit, which allows Keller to alternate between several instruments on stage. Keller Williams releases his first-ever all-covers collection, amusingly titled Thief, on May 25, 2010. Recorded with the Keels?husband and wife duo Larry and Jenny Keel?Thief includes songs originally written and recorded by as wildly diverse an assemblage as anyone’s ever likely to dream up. Keller is on tour this summer – at solo shows, with The Keels, and even for a run of gigs as vocalist/guitarist in The Rhythm Devils, the project by Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann and his partner percussionist Mickey Hart.
STARRY NIGHTS: IDINA MENZEL WITH THE JACKSONVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra will host the second in the series of annual spring concert events, Starry Nights on April 24th. The local tradition pairs our JSO with top entertainers for an unforgettable night of musical collaboration. This time around we’ll be treated to Broadway powerhouse Idina Menzel’s with the symphony. Show your support for our wonderful symphony and experience something you’ve never seen before. Tickets: $15- $50.
Sunday, April 25
SUNDAY JAZZ CONCERT WITH NOEL FREIDLINE QUINTET
Together since 1992, Noel Freidline leads an acoustic jazz ensemble that has successfully bridged the gap between artistry and entertainment. They have developed a signature sound built upon the innovative writing and arranging of Noel Freidline and powered by masterful musicianship, stellar vocals, an infectious enthusiasm for the music, and a sincere desire to have fun.
Cummer Museum, 829 Riverside Ave.
SOUND EFFECTS: MUSIC AT MOCA
Artistic Directors Philip Pan and Rhonda Cassano present user-friendly classical music from the 20th and 21st century. In this concert, percussionist Charlotte Mabrey will take center stage. A benefit for the Music Scholarship Fund at UNF and MOCA Sound Effects Series. 2 pm. $9 MOCA Members/$12 non-members, reservations suggested.
ALICE IN CHAINS
The grunge band was one of the most successful music acts of the 1990s, selling over 17 million albums worldwide. The band achieved two number-one Billboard 200 albums (Jar of Flies and Alice in Chains), 14 top ten songs on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, and seven Grammy Award nominations.
St Augustine Amphitheatre
GOO GOO DOLLS
Goo Goo Dolls make a rare intimate Jacksonville appearance. WITH THE ROCKET SUMMER
Times-Union Center- Moran Theatre
Tuesday, April 27
MY MORNING JACKET
Louisville’s trippy hipsters My Morning Jacket will be swinging through the First Coast this month. The five piece sounds a bit like everything you’ve ever heard on a classic rock radio station rolled into one. Their last studio effort, 2008’s Evil Urges, got rave reviews and earned the group a Grammy nomination. See My Morning Jacket live on April 27th with Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Tickets: $29.50- $39.50. St. St. Augustine Amphitheatre
(904) 471-1965 www.staugamphitheatre.com
ELVIS COSTELLO AND THE SUGARCANES
When Elvis Costello’s first record was released in 1977, his bristling cynicism and anger linked him with the punk and new wave explosion. A cursory listen to My Aim Is True proves that the main connection that Costello had with the punks was his unbridled passion; he tore through rock’s back pages taking whatever he wanted, as well as borrowing from country, Tin Pan Alley pop, reggae, and many other musical genres. Over his career, that musical eclecticism distinguished Costello’s records as much as his fiercely literate lyrics. Because he supported his lyrics with his richly diverse music, Costello emerged as one of the most innovative, influential, and best songwriters since Bob Dylan.
Thursday, April 29
BEN HARPER & RELENTLESS 7
In a sea of disposable, throwaway singles, Ben Harper & Relentless 7 make timeless rock music that is as raw, unrelenting and thunderous, as it is arrestingly haunting and emotional. With the two-time Grammy winner front and center and his band of blues rock maestros working their magic, this is one live show that must be seen to be believed. Ben Harper & Relentless 7 will take to the Florida Theatre stage on April 29th. Tickets: $41- $51.