Music

EU Jacksonville supports local music, art, culture and entertainment in Northeast Florida. From local artist interviews to restaurant reviews, EU Jacksonville has covered the music, theatre, and art communities for over 30 years.

  • Catching Up With Paula Cole

    Words by Rob Nicholson    Paula Cole was literally plucked from obscurity in 1993 by Peter Gabriel w…

  • Born in a Barn with Dean Winter

      Words by Rob Nicholson   Dean Winter is likely one of the most unassuming guys you’ll ev…

  • Orchestral Maneuvers

    It’s season number 73 for the Jacksonville Symphony  Words by Shelton Hull   The Jacksonville S…

  • Circular Reasoning

      Inner Circle makes the Florida loop   “Honestly, I really don’t remember the…

  • Bed Bug Guru

    Words by Carmen Macri No, they’re not experts on the creepy crawlers hiding inside your mattre…

Reel Big Fish “The Beer Run” With Guests The Expendables & More

Reel Big Fish, St Augustine Amphitheater, Florida

Normally when you tell your friends you are heading out on a “Beer Run,” the run would typically include a few tunes in the car, picking up the brew, and heading back to the party. But, with the help of , ,  , and included on one of the most adventurous, memorable, and exciting “Beer Runs” I’ve ever been a part of! Since it had been raining all day, the event was moved from the backyard stage to inside the  itself. Walking down the stairs you could see the crowd hanging out, sipping beers from the beer tents, playing giant …

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Tedeschi Trucks Band Makes History at the New Daily’s Place in Jacksonville

Daily's Place, Jacksonville, Florida, Everbank Field, Morgan Bates, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Greg Allman

Tedeschi Trucks Band with special guest Jon Cleary at the Opening of Daily’s Place, May 27, 2017 It was opening day at the New Daily’s Place at . Though the day somewhat somber after the loss of , Tedeschi Trucks Band hit the stage and made an everlasting mark as they filled the atmosphere with beautiful music, love, and showed us there is still so much to be thankful for. The experience was a unique one as I ventured all over the new venue from the photo pit, to the Daily’s store in the stadium, to the view of ‘ field …

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Smokin’! Tobacco Road at the 28th annual Great Atlantic Country Festival

For reasons that defy geography, there are two distinct camps when it comes to describing Florida culture: those who consider it the south and those who don’t.  “It’s definitely southern. Where I live, especially. If you go 20 minutes in any direction, you’re in the boonies,” says Tallahassee-bred singer and songwriter Eric Durrance. “The Panhandle in general, you can’t get more southern than that. Hunting, fishing, and cows and horses and tractors, everything. You go north, south, east, or west here and you’re in the country.” Durrance and his band Tobacco Road will perform at the 28th annual June 17 at …

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The 2017 Jacksonville Jazz Festival Swings Thru Downtown May 25-27

Jon Batiste, City of Jacksonville, Jacksonville Jazz Festival, Photo by Brandi Hill

When tradition is used as a guidebook, it leaves space for change and limitless growth potential. The Jacksonville Jazz Festival is a Memorial Day tradition that continues to evolve with the changing face of the Downtown area. As one of the largest jazz festivals in the country, the 2017 brings the city streets to life May 25-27 with a vibrant street festival atmosphere. Experience the thrill of live music on three stages, local food, art, the Jazz Marketplace, and more, throughout 15 blocks of . This year, the Jazz Festival lineup include such legendary artists as , Chick Corea Trio, …

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The 2017 Jacksonville Jazz Festival Swings Thru Downtown May 25-27

Jon Batiste, City of Jacksonville, Jacksonville Jazz Festival, Photo by Brandi Hill

When tradition is used as a guidebook, it leaves space for change and limitless growth potential. The Jacksonville Jazz Festival is a Memorial Day tradition that continues to evolve with the changing face of the Downtown area. As one of the largest jazz festivals in the country, the 2017 brings the city streets to life May 25-27 with a vibrant street festival atmosphere. Experience the thrill of live music on three stages, local food, art, the Jazz Marketplace, and more, throughout 15 blocks of . This year, the Jazz Festival lineup include such legendary artists as , Chick Corea Trio, …

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Adventures At Welcome To Rockville with Tony & Jaime of Pierce The Veil

Pierce the Veil, Welcome to Rockville, Photo by Morgan Bates

WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE Tony Perry & Jaime Preciado of Pierce The Veil (4/29/27) When on long trips with my friends, we normally take turns picking songs to jam out to in order to pass the time. When my friend Sara’s turn had come, she chose Pierce The Veil’s “Caraphernelia” officially catching my attention. It was such an amazing song! Soon after, I found out was going to be at this year’s ! I was instantly taken back to the fun of jamming in the car and was so excited to get the chance to see them live! I even got to hang out with …

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Come & Get It! I Prevail at Welcome To Rockville

Anyone that knows me is well aware that I am a big music video fan! I can fall down the YouTube rabbit hole for hours. During an afternoon free fall of listening to From Ashes To New, I came across a name I hadn’t seen before.. I Prevail.Curiosity struck and I had to hit play. The song “Scars” opened with the line “Trying to tear us apart but, know that we’ll wear our scars” and I knew another free fall was about to begin. By the end, my copy of their album “Lifelines” was on its way! A few months …

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Welcome to Rockville – Goodbye June

Welcome to Rockville, Goodbye June, Photo by Morgan Bates, EU Jacksonville, Florida

Meet ! Landon Milbourn [vocals], Brandon Qualkenbush [rhythm guitar & backing vocals], and Tyler Baker [lead guitar] I don’t know who said real rock and roll was dead but, Goodbye June is an incredible testament that whoever it was couldn’t have been more wrong! These guys have an astounding energy that surrounds them on & off stage. I can’t believe I almost missed the chance to get to chat with these down to earth, southern rock & rollers about growing up together and getting their start, their new album “Magic Valley” and their spectacular set at ! First cousins and friends Brandon, Tyler, and Landon grew …

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The Night Lights Up At Daily’s

There is a new addition to the that will complement the city’s skyline and boost the city’s profile as an entertainment destination. Daily’s Place Amphitheater is a 5,500-seat venue opening Memorial Day weekend at at the south end of the , creating a cohesive link between the two facilities. Grammy Award-winning artists – and Jacksonville residents – Tedeschi Trucks Band, led by and , perform the opening concert event May 27. The amphitheater is expected to be used year-round and will host an estimated 30-40 concerts per year. A concert will be staged the night before every Jaguars home game. …

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Rob Roy’s Sundry Styles of Hip Hop and R&B

Jacksonville-born rapper Rob Roy (or Robert Raimon Roy, if you prefer) has continually expanded on his diverse style over the past 10 years, constantly refining his sound. A refinement, that Roy believes, is never finished. As an artist grows and changes, so must the art they make change to reflect their current self. Spanning his musical career, Roy’s style and sound has delved into hip hop, R&B, trap, soul, experimental, and many other genres, all of which reflect on his progression as an artist. Most recently, Rob Roy’s 2016 release, Johnny, is a mix of everything that has come before …

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