Spring has sprung here in Jacksonville Florida. The Florida Theatre is one venue that has some outstanding acts for you during this 2017 Springtime in April season. Don’t forget that theater tickets make great Graduation presents, Birthday gifts, Anniversary celebrations, and ‘Just Because’ rewards. Take a look at the selections below, and make your ticket-wish-list for you and that favorite person you know and see. Click here for a sample of the upcoming Pokémon Symphonic Evolutions.
April 2017 Schedule:
April 2017 Schedule:
Apr. 5 Art Walk
Apr. 6 Leo Kettle and Keller Williams Shut The Folk Up Tour
Apr. 7 Little River Band with Jacksonville Rock Symphony Orchestra
Apr. 8 Haskell presents: Steamboat Bill Jr. the Florida Theatre’s 90th Anniversary Celebration
Apr. 9 The HillBenders present The Who’s TOMMY: A Bluegrass Opry
Apr. 13 Chris Botti
Apr. 19 Rocktopia
Apr. 22 Tower of Power
Apr. 23 Alton Brown LIVE! Eat Your Science
Apr. 25 Theatre Jacksonville presents: Elizabeth Gilbert
Apr. 26 Marsha Ambrosius and Eric Benet: M.E. Tour 2017
Apr. 27 Pokémon Symphonic Evolutions
April 6 – 8pm — Leo Kottke and Keller Williams - Shut The Folk Up Tour. This evening of music features solo sets and spontaneous collaborations by Grammy winning guitarist Leo Kottke and multi- instrumentalist Keller Williams.
April 7 – 8pm — Little River Band with the Jacksonville Rock Symphony Orchestra. All your favorite Little River Band hits: – “It’s a Long Way There,” “Help Is on Its Way,” “Happy Anniversary,” “Reminiscing,” “Lady,” “Cool Change,” and “Lonesome Loser,” performed with the Florida Theatre’s own Jacksonville Rock Symphony Orchestra.
April 9 – 8pm — The Who’s Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry performed by The Hillbenders. With only a banjo, dobro, mandolin, bass and guitar, Bluegrass artists The Hillbenders bring the same energy and vision to The Who’s classic album Tommy. For this intimate performance, patrons will sit on the Florida Theatre stage with the band.
April 11 – 7:30pm — Bruce Hornsby and The Noisemakers. This Grammy- award winning musician is known for his hit songs: “The Way It Is,” “Mandolin Rain,” “Look Out Any Window” and “The Valley Road.” An unofficial member of the Grateful Dead, he has played more than 100 shows with the band.
April 13 – 8pm — Chris Botti. The highly-acclaimed Grammy-Award winning trumpeter Chris Botti returns to the Florida Theatre.
April 19 – 8pm — Rocktopia. Public television’s newest music sensation, Rocktopia, fuses works of classical composers, rock bands and artists including: Queen, Mozart, Journey, Handel, U2, Tchaikovsky, Heart, Beethoven, Styx, Foreigner, Rachmaninoff, Pink Floyd, Copland, The Who and more, to create one-a-kind musical arrangements. Their new PBS special Rocktopia Live from Budapest can be seen on WJCT Channel 7 & 440, check your local listings for air times.
April 22 – 8pm — Tower of Power. Horn-driven funk band Tower of Power is best known for their hits: “You Got to Funkifize,” “What Happened to the World That Day?,” “You’re Still a Young Man,” “So Very Hard to Go,” and “This Time It’s Real.”
April 23 – 7:30pm — Alton Brown: Eat Your Science. For his all new stage show, famed Chef and TV host of: Good Eats, Cutthroat Kitchen, Camp Cutthroat and Iron Chef America. Alton Brown uses his famous knack for mixing together a perfect base of science, music and food into two hours of pure entertainment.
April 25 – 7:30pm — Theatre Jacksonville presents Elizabeth Gilbert. In this very special evening to benefit Theatre Jacksonville, Eat, Pray and Love author Elizabeth Gilbert shares from her newest book, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear.
April 26 – 8pm — Marsha Ambrosius and Eric Benét : M.E. Tour 2017. Platinum-selling recording artists and songwriters Marsha Ambrosius and Eric Benét unite. Since her success with soul music group Floetry, Marsha Ambrosius has been nominated for six Grammy awards and topped the R&B charts with: “Far Away,” “The One,” and “Late Nights & Early Mornings.” Grammy nominee and contemporary R&B artist Eric Benét is best known for his hits: “Spend My Life With You,” “Sometimes I Cry,” and “I Wanna Be Loved.”
“Florida Theatre events April 2017”
LOCATION: Florida Theatre
128 E. Forsyth St.
Jacksonville, FL 32202
TICKETS: Vary with each show and seat preference. Order online or call the box office (904) 355-2787, Monday — Friday from 9 a.m. –5 p.m.