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Get ready for some free Riverside fun! Jax River Jams is back for another season, bringing energetic concerts and good vibes to downtown Jacksonville’s Bay Street.

Mark your calendars and grab your blankets and chairs because Jax River Jams begins this April and promises four epic Thursday nights of music under the stars- all for free!

Free Concerts Return to the Jacksonville Riverfront

Jax River Jams is downtown Jacksonville’s premier free concert series, featuring a mix of genres and artists. Here’s a glimpse of what’s happening:

Thursday Night Shows on April 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th starting at 5:00pm

Expect anything from crowd-pleasing country to soulful R&B. You can enjoy local and national talent!

Event Schedule:

April 4 – Rodney Atkins Country Concert

Country singer Rodney Atkins will perform hits such as “Watching You,” “Take A Back Road,” and “If You’re Going Through Hell (Before the Devil Even Knows)” at this concert. He will be joined by opening acts Levon, Jackie Stranger, and Rambler Kane who will warm up the crowd with their performances.

April 11 – Bishop Briggs Alternative Electro-Pop Show

Alternative and electro-pop musician Bishop Briggs is slated to perform for the April 11 concert. She will sing songs like “River,” “White Flag,” and a cover of “Never Tear Us Apart.” Getting the crowd excited before her set will be Future Joy, Kenzie’s Place with Kale that Raps, and Coyboi.

April 18 – EARTHGANG Hip-Hop Extravaganza

The hip-hop duo EARTHGANG will enthrall fans with hits “Meditate,” “Proud of U,” and “Missed Calls.” Additional entertainment will come from performances by L.O.V.E. Culture featuring Ebonique, Wahid and Mr. Al Pete; Jeff Skigh featuring BayBro, Figga Da Kid, King Ca$hes and Twicee; and Full Plate Fam.

April 25 – Andy Grammer Pop Show Closing out the month will be pop singer-songwriter Andy Grammer on April 25. He is set to play favorites like “Don’t Give Up On Me,” “Fresh Eyes,” and “Honey, I’m Good.” Warming up the crowd before his set will be Let’s Ride Brass Band, The Apostle Floyd Encounter, and Madison Hughes.

Exploring Downtown Jacksonville Before or After the Show

Jax River Jams concert series is a free, family-friendly event. Perfect for a date night, family outing or a night out with friends! Before the concert, grab a bite from any of the many restaurants covering the riverfront. After the concert, unwind at a rooftop bar and soak in the stunning city skyline.

Dining and Entertainment in Downtown Jacksonville

Downtown Jacksonville offers superb dining and entertainment options. Gratify your taste buds and enrich your mind at the same time. Your options are plentiful, but here are a few of our favorites…

Sweet Pete’s Candy

Sweet Pete’s Candy is a wholesome and delicious adventure for sweet lovers. Watch candy being made, stuff bags of treats to bring home, sample tons of sweets, sign up for one of their candy making classes or enjoy some scrumptious desserts and treats!   

Enjoy the 1st floor eatery where you can order an incredible milk shake, candy cocktail or classic burger and fries. Sweet Pete’s is also the perfect and unique place to host a birthday party or special event. Your entire group will love it!

MOCA Jacksonville: Art for Everyone

Want to peruse some eclectic art before dinner? Head to MOCA Jacksonville! MOCA is a Jacksonville staple and is celebrating 100 years. Check out all sorts of interesting art by famous and up-and-coming artists. They even have talks by art experts and fun activities for families. On Wednesdays and Saturdays, you can get in for free!

Cowford Chophouse: Dinner with a View

Wrap up your Jax River Jams festivities with a delicious meal at Cowford Chophouse. This restaurant features amazing rooftop views of the city and delicious food. Indulge in delicious steaks and to-die-for entrees, all cooked to perfection. A perfect spot for a romantic date night or a special occasion. After you eat, relax on their rooftop with a specialty cocktail and enjoy the beautiful skyline of Jacksonville.

Rent A Golf Cart!

During the bustling festival weekends, finding a convenient way to get around is not just important but challenging too. Renting a Sublime Rides golf cart will offer you the joy of open-air travel, taking your Jax River Jams experience from good to great. But remember, festival weekends are the busiest. So, book your golf cart rental in advance.


There are so many options and so little time! Jax River Jams is a celebration of music, fellowship and fun while embracing our local community.

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