North of Orlando and East of Perry. (Metropolitan areas of Ocala, Gainesville, JAX, St. Augustine, Daytona, New Smyrna Beach)
Market Street Pub And Cabaret : 112 SW 1st Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601 marketstreetgainesville.com (352)317-1516 8:30pm-12:30am, May 14: CD RELEASE PARTY!- Little Jake & the Soul Searchers CD Release Party for Not A Chance In A Million! MAP
Tall Paul's Brew House: 10 SE 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601 facebook.com/TallPaulsBrewHouse (352)505-0990 9:30pm, May 14: Mike Quick Band.
Downtown, Jacksonville FL jacksonvillejazzfest.com (904)630-3690 Jacksonville Jazz Festival 2016, FREE, W/ VIP AVAILABLE. May 26-29, 2016 (Memorial Day Weekend); Friday, May 27: 4–11pm; Saturday, May 28: 1–11pm; Sunday, May 29: 1–10pm. Schedule TBA, Artists include: Jon Batiste & Stay Human, Snarky Puppy, Somi, The Yellow Jackets, Christian Scott - Atunde Adjuah, Aaron Diehl Quartet Feat. Warren Wolf, Cyrille Aimee, Benny Golson, Dizzy Gillespie Afro-Cuban Experience Feat. Matchito Jr., Charenee Wade, Jamison Ross, Generation Next, John Lumpkin & The Covenant, Noel Friedline Quintet, Longineu Parsons Ensemble 5-6pm on Hemming Park Stage, and more TBA. Other related events include Jacksonville Jazz Fest Piano Competition(see listings), Jazz Clinic(see listings), Jazz Fest After Dark, and Omni Sacred Jazz Brunch(see listings). MAP
Florida Theatre: 128 E Forsyth St Jacksonville, FL 32202 floridatheatre.com (904)355-5661 Doors at 6pm, Competition at 7pm, General Admission $10. TICKETS. Thursday, May 26: Jacksonville Jazz Festival 2016 Piano Competition. MAP
Lexington Hotel & Conference Center - Jacksonville Riverwalk: 1515 Prudential Dr, Jacksonville, Florida 32207 riverwalkjacksonville.com Bourbon Bacon & Blues Jacksonville Concert to Benefit K9s for Warriors. Special Event Room Rate, $89.00 book online with promo code "BLUES" at riverwalkjacksonville.com, or Special Weekend Room Rate for those staying for Jacksonville Jazz Fest (T-F-S) of $225 by calling 877-539-7070. FREE. 7pm-1am, Thursday, May 26: Concert Featuring Smokestack and Friends - Kim Reteguiz, JR Roberts, Landon Spradlin, Tom Rowe, Dave Swaney, Caitlin McWilliams, John Parkerurban and more! MAP
Omni Jacksonville Hotel: 245 Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202 Jacksonville Jazz Festival 2016's Omni Sacred Jazz Brunch. $34.95/person, TICKETS. 11am-2pm, Sunday, May 29: Noel Freidline Quartet. MAP
Ritz Theatre and Museum: 829 N. Davis St., Jacksonville, FL 32202 ritzlavilla.com (904)807-2010 Jacksonville Jazz Festival 2016 Jazz Clinic. Free, but must REGISTER. 10am-Noon, Saturday, May 28: Space is limited for this unique and personal experience so register today! Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own instruments. MAP
NEW SMYRNA BEACH
OMBAR Chill Lounge: 392 Flagler Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169 (386) 423-2727 New Smyrna Beach Blues Festival May 12: Tommy Mac Band, 9pm; 13: Anni Piper, 9pm; 14: The Blue DIamond Band, 5pm; The Rockin Jake Band, 9pm; 15: Trae Pierce & The T-Stone Band, 9pm. MAP
Peanuts Restaurant & Sports Bar: 419 Flagler Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169 (386) 423-1469: May 6, 7: Mike Quick Trio 9pm (Jazz & Blues Florida January 2016 issue featured artist – Click here to open magazine) MAP
Reilly Arts Center: 598 NE 9th St, Ocala, FL 34470 reillyartscenter.com (352)351-1606 "DUST MY BROOM" History of the Blues through a musical journey down the blues highway from Mississippi to Chicago to Ocala! $25, Tickets available all 3 Mojo's Grills and at the Reilly Arts Center. VIP packages upon request. Benefiting the "Feed the Need Project." Doors 6:30, May 7: J.W. Gilmore, Sheba the Mississippi Queen, Mark Korpi, Walter Shufflesworth, Bill Singlitary, Rev. Billy C. Wirtz, Doug Adams w/ Special Guests Rondo & The Mojo Downs. MAP
Palatka Downtown: Palatka FL 32178 bluecrabfestival.com (386)325-4406 Palatka Blue Crab Festival, May 29: Bridget Kelly Band.
Stephen Foster State Park: 11016 Lillian Saunders Drive White Springs, FL 32096 www.floridastateparks.org/folkfest (877)635-3655 Florida Folk Festival, May 26-30: Belmont & Jones, Bridget Kelly Band and other various and sundry performers. MAP
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Schedules Subject To Change