Saturday, March 2, 2019

‘Waitress’ coming to JAX with exciting news

The Tony nominated musical WAITRESS”, which opens at the Times-Union Center on March 12, 2019, has cast two young area actresses to take on the role of “Lulu” during the Jacksonville 7 show engagement.  The JAX performances will showcase 2 young local artists.

Whitney Shillingford, 4, of Jacksonville, and Bailey Dorman, 5, of Orange Park will alternate the role of “Lulu,” the daughter of the production’s main character, Jenna.  WAITRESS tells the story of “Jenna,” an expert pie baker working at a local diner and stuck in a loveless marriage.  Her salvation comes in the form of her daughter, “Lulu.”

Both girls were chosen via
an audition process held at the Times-Union Center on January 31, 2019.  More than 40 girls participated in the auditions, which were presided over by members of the WAITRESS company.  The character of “Lulu” is cast locally in each tour market and two girls are chosen to share the role.  Each five-year-old girl chosen will perform in four performances each during the engagement.

For Bailey, a student at Andromeda Preschool, this is her first audition and acting experience.  "It was fun.  I liked playing with Whitney," she said happily.  “This has been a completely new experience for our family,” remarked Chris Dorman, Bailey’s father.  “We're so excited for Bailey.  She will always be able to look back on this whole process and feel proud."  While Whitney has never acted before, she participates in a children’s drama program called “Shining Star,” plays soccer and tennis, and takes ballet and gymnastics.  She is a student at Southside United Methodist preschool and loves going to the park and the beach.

“Being able to audition for Lulu was such an amazing opportunity for Whitney,” her mom Cindy told us.  “We really saw her confidence and independence shine in the process.  We are so proud that she had the courage and interest in being part of a Broadway show, and we are so honored she was chosen!  We can’t wait to see her share the stage with such talented stars - we know this is an experience that she will cherish forever.”

Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, WAITRESS is an irresistible new hit featuring original music and lyrics by six-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles (“Brave,” “Love Song”), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (“I Am Sam”) and direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Finding Neverland, Pippin, Hair).

Inspired by Adrienne Shelley’s beloved film, the musical tells the story of Jenna – a waitress and expert pie maker, Jenna dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage.  A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness.  But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life.

“It’s an empowering musical of the highest order!” raves the Chicago Tribune. WAITRESS is a little slice of heaven!” says Entertainment Weekly and “a monumental contribution to Broadway!” according to Marie Claire.  Don’t miss this uplifting musical celebrating friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.

Tues. Mar. 12, 2019  7:30 p.m.
Wed. Mar. 13     7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Mar. 14    7:30 p.m.
Fri. Mar 15      8 p.m.
Sat. Mar. 16    2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Sun. Mar. 17     1:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Times Union Center Performing Arts
       Moran Theater
300 West Water St
Jacksonville, FL 32202

TICKETS: (Vary) and start at $42.  They may be purchased at the box office from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, by calling (904) 632-5000, or online 24/7.  Discounts for groups of 10+ may be available by calling (904) 632-5050.  Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice.

‘RAIN’ as gives tribute to the Beatles on stage LIVE!

Rain: A Tribute To The Beatles presents The Best of Abbey Road Live!  In celebration of the anniversary of the release of Abbey Road, RAIN will bring the greatest hits to life in addition to all your early favorites.  The celebration begins March 9, 2019 at 8 p.m. for one performance only at The Times-Union Center!

This mind-blowing performance takes you back in time with the legendary foursome delivering a note-for-note theatrical event that is “the next best thing to seeing The Beatles!” (Associated Press).  Experience the worlds’ most iconic band and come celebrate The Best of Abbey Road Live with Rain – A Tribute To The Beatles.  In addition to the updated sets that include state of the art LED, high-definition screens and multimedia content, RAIN will bring the Abbey Road album to life with the launch of the 2019 Tour.

Together longer than The Beatles, RAIN has mastered every song, gesture and nuance of the legendary foursome, delivering a totally live, note-for-note performance that’s as infectious as it is transporting.  Let RAIN take you back with all of the greatest hits along with all of your other Beatles favorites!  This adoring tribute will take you back to a time when all you needed was love, and a little help from your friends!  Like The Beatles, the onstage members of RAIN are not only supreme musicians, but electrifying performers in their own right!

Join the conversation with RAIN on
Facebook, follow Rain on Twitter @raintribute, Instagram: @RainTribute and YouTube.

A Tribute to the Beatles presents
The Nest of Abbey Road LIVE!

 Saturday Mar. 9, 2019
TIME: 8 p.m.

LOCATION:Times Union Center Performing Arts
      Moran Theater
      300 West Water St.
      Jacksonville, FL 32202

TICKETS:range from $44 $106 for adults, plus applicable fees, and may be purchased at their box office, by calling (904) 632-5000 between 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday, or online 24/7 at

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens Calendar of Events: March 2019

There is so much coming to JAX in the month of March and the Cummer Museum and their restored Gardens want to welcome you inside and outside their establishment.  Bring the family, grab your co-worker, gather your friends and come to the Cummer for an enjoyable day.

Florida Blue Free Tuesday - Each Tuesday Evening from 4 to 9 p.m. | Free | No registration required.  Every Tuesday, enjoy free admission to the Cummer Museum and its historic gardens, thanks to the generous support of Florida Blue. Guests can enjoy free admission to the galleries.

Tapas Tuesday - Tap into Tapas Tuesday sponsored by VyStar Credit Union at the Cummer Café.  Reservations recommended!  Every Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. on the Cummer Café patio, take in the sunset while listening to local musicians with beer, wine, or artfully inspired tapas for sale at the Café.  Reserve your table by calling 904.899.6022.

Weaver First Saturday Free for All -
Sat., Mar. 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Free | No registration required.  The first Saturday of each month at the Cummer Museum is FREE FOR ALL, thanks to the generous support of J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver. Guests can enjoy free admission, as well as art-making activities for all ages in the Cummer Gardens, live music, and a Docent-led tour at 2 p.m. For further information, please call 904.899.6038.

Bank Of America And Merrill Lynch Museums On Us - Sun, Mar.3 | Noon to 4 p.m. | Free to cardholders | No registration required.  The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens offers free admission on the first Sunday of the first full weekend of the month to all Bank of America or Merrill Lynch cardholders through the Museums On Us program. Each cardholder receives one free general admission to the Museum. For further information, please call 904.899.6038.

Spring Celebration & Plant Sale - Sat, Mar. 2 | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Free | No Registration required.  Welcome Spring with a free family event and plant sale!  Celebrate the coming of the season by purchasing plants and flowers from local vendors on the front lawn of the Museum.  Enjoy live music, a hands-on family art activity, watch plein air painters create in our gardens, and join garden tours throughout the day.  For further information, please call 904.899.6038.

Art For Two: Floating Flower Gardens -
Sat, Mar. 9 | 10:30 a.m. to Noon | Members $15 per pair, Non-Members $20 per pair | Registration required.  Ages 4 & 5 with an adult.  Make art with your little one and enjoy gallery and garden visits on the second Saturday of each month. In this class students will look at the flowers in the gardens and the sculptures of Carlos Rolón in the sculpture garden. In the studio they will create mobiles using colors and shapes of nature. Class size is limited. For further information, please email or call 904.355.0630.

Garden Concert: Hear In Now - Sat, Mar. 9 | Doors Open at 6 p.m., Concert from 7 to 9 p.m. | Members $20, Non-Members $25, Reserved Table and Seating for 10 $400 | Registration required.  In partnership with Avant Arts, join us for a concert with HEAR in NOW, featuring Mazz Swift, Tomeka Reid, and Silvia Bolognesi.  This world-class collective is a string trio that composes and improvises fluidly between free jazz and contemporary classical, folk music, and avant-garde.  Be prepared to be engaged by their signature weaving of song, melody, and improvisation in a rich, unique, and diverse musical experience that speaks directly to your soul. Expect to be transported.  The Garden Concert series takes place in the beautiful and historic Cummer Gardens overlooking the St. Johns River. Guests are invited to bring chairs, picnics, and beverages to enjoy an evening of music under the stars. Reservations are required. See the following for further information. For further information or to register, please call 904.899.6038.

History Of Western Art: American Art - Tues., Mar. 12 | 10:30 a.m. to Noon | Members Free, Non-Members $10 | Registration required.  Explore art history through this monthly series of lectures that includes time in the galleries.  Brush up on your art history for personal enjoyment as Museum staff leads you through the history of Western Art. Space is limited.  For further information, please
email or call 904.355.0630.

Art Adventures: Cummer Museum Gardens - Sat, Mar. 16 | 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Members $10, Non-Members $15 | Registration required.  Ages 6 through 12.  This class is for children ages 6 through 12.  Join the museum on the third Saturday of each month for studio classes.  In honor of the Museum’s historic gardens, this class will focus on the natural beauty of the gardens.  Students will first visit the galleries to view nature-inspired works before working from direct observation in the gardens en plein air.  Class size is limited.  For further information, please
email or call 904.355.0630.

Family Open Studio - Legacy Of Augusta Savage: Renaissance Woman - Sun., Mar. 17 | Free | No registration required.  Free art-making activity in the Art Connections studios for all ages!  For further information, please
email or call 904.355.0630.

Panel Discussion: A Closer Look At Gender And Legacy - Tues., Mar. 19 | 7 to 8 p.m. | Free | Registration required.  Join the Cummer Museum, MOSH, and Generation W for a panel discussion elevating women’s stories and achievements.  Take a closer look at the impact of gender on legacy and career through the stories of two local women: artist Augusta Savage, and architect Henrietta Dozier.  For further information or to register, please call 904.899.6038.

TALKS & TEA: CUMMER GARDENS - Wed., Mar 20 | 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. | Members Free, Non-Members $10 | Registration required.  You are invited to the Museum to enjoy an insightful talk on the Cummer Gardens led by Museum Educator, Karl Boecklen, over a cup of tea and a sweet treat.  For further information or to register, please call 904.899.6038.

Cummer Beaches Adventures In The Arts: Creating Access – Disability, Inclusion, And The Arts - Thurs., Mar. 21 | 2 p.m. | Free | No registration required.  Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.  Join Danielle Garcia, Museum Educator, for an informative lecture regarding the Cummer Museum’s access programs.  The Museum aims to offer a welcoming environment where each visitor has the opportunity to feel inspired and connected with compelling artwork and intellectual experiences.  This lecture will inspire and inform, and we invite everyone to come listen.  For further information, please contact
Brittany Nazario at or 904.899.6007.

Classical Concert With The Jacksonville Symphony - Sun., Mar. 24 | 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.| Free to Members, Non-Members $10 | Registration required.  Semmes Gallery.  Join the Museum for a classical concert performed by an ensemble from the Jacksonville Symphony.  The ensemble will perform pieces inspired by the Baroque works of art in the Semmes Gallery.  Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy a concert in one of our galleries!  For further information or to register, please call 904.899.6038.

A Legacy Of Service: Honoring The Contributions Of Women Who Impacted The First Coast - Tues., Mar. 26 | 7 p.m. | Free | Registration required.  Ritz Museum and Theatre. 
Augusta Savage was a remarkable change agent in her Harlem community.  Join the Ritz Theatre & Museum and UNF for an informative evening highlighting local women who have made an impact within the greater Jacksonville community, and how their legacies are being preserved for future generations.  For further information or to register, email Adonnica Toler or call 904.807.2014.

History Of Western Gardens: The 19th-Century English Garden - Tues., Mar. 26 | 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. | Members Free, Non-Members $10 | Registration required.  Explore garden history through this four-part lecture series.  Join Museum staff for a trip through some of the world’s great gardens as they trace the connections between art and gardens.  Space is limited.  For further information, please email or call 904.355.0630.

Cummer Amelia An Afternoon Of Art: Caravaggio And The Drama Of Baroque Art - Thurs., Mar. 28 | 2 to 4 p.m. | Free | No registration required.  Fernandina Beach Branch Library.  Although he died in 1610, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, the bad boy of Baroque art, cast a long shadow over most of the 17th century.  Numerous artists were influenced by him while others rejected his dramatic and realistic approach.  Selections from the Museum’s impressive Baroque collection, including an early work by Peter Paul Rubens, will be discussed in the context of Caravaggio’s contributions and challenges to artistic norms.  For further information, please
email Brittany Nazario or call 904.899.6007.

Adult Garden Workshop: Herbal Teas - Thurs., Mar. 28 | Doors open at 5:45 p.m., workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. | Members $30, Non-Members $40 | Registration required.   Armstrong Farms is hosting an Herbal Tea Workshop at the Cummer Museum.  Participants will learn about easy-to-grow and easy-to-brew herbal teas and will make five to seven different herbal teas to sample and discuss.  All supplies will be provided, along with beer, wine, and cheese. For further information or to register, please call 904.899.6038.

Cummer Beaches Bus Tour - Fri., Mar. 29 | 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. | Members $100 Non-members $125 | Registration required.  Bus will depart at 8 a.m. from the Books-A-Million parking lot located at 738 Marsh Landing Parkway.  Join members and guests of Cummer Beaches and the Beaches Museum to venture by bus to St. Augustine.  A full day’s schedule will include guided tours of Flagler College, including its beautiful Solarium, and The Crisp-Ellert Art Museum in the morning, followed by lunch and the Lightner Museum in the afternoon.  During lunch at Old City House we will hear an informal talk on the “St. Augustine Art Scene” by Julie Dickover, Director of the Crisp-Ellert Museum.  For further information, visit or
contact Brittany Nazario or call 904.899.6007.

Art For Tots: Just Dance - Sat., Mar. 30 | 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. | Members $10, Non-Members $15 per pair | Registration required.  Ages 2 & 3 with an adult.  In this class children will visit the Lane Gallery to view a bronze sculpture depicting three young girls dancing.  In the gallery they will explore movement inspired by different music genres, and in the studio, they will create art that continues to move with them.  Entry is through Art Connections. Class size is limited.  For further information, please
email or call 904.355.0630.

Open Days Garden Tours -
Members and Non-Members $30 OR $10 per person at each private garden | Registration required.  Join the Museum as part of the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Program.  Make the Cummer Gardens the first stop on your tour of a number of private riverfront gardens in the historic San Marco neighborhood.  Knowledgeable volunteers will be on hand in each garden throughout the day to answer your questions.  All gardens will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Start your day at the Museum to receive your day passes and maps.  Day passes and maps will also be available at The Wardroom LTD, 1969 San Marco Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
   829 Riverside Avenue
   Jacksonville, Florida 32204
   (904) 356-6857
   Hours of Operation & Admission

Straight off the Voice - ‘Blake Shelton’ comes to JAX

From his team members on The Voice to veteran country artists, Blake Shelton has a history of demonstrating his support for the people in whom he believes; when he realized that fans across the country needed to hear music from his friends and heroes, he decided to bring them all out on the road. “Friends & Heroes 2019” will kick off on February 14 in Oklahoma City, OK and will span 18 dates across the country.

Very special guest Lauren Alaina joins Shelton for the run along with special appearances by country icons the Bellamy Brothers, John Anderson and Trace Adkins.  “I’m really excited about my tour because it’s taking where I came from and the music I listened to growing up, and actually introducing it to a whole new audience,” Shelton said.  “I feel like a lot of people might know the Bellamy Brothers’ and John Anderson’s music, but maybe they’re not familiar with who they are as artists.  I think that this is going to be a great opportunity for the country music fan base to be re-introduced to these guys and, selfishly, I’m just excited to share the stage with them! It’ll be great to have Trace back out on the road with us, and I can’t wait for one of my newer friends and heroes, Lauren Alaina, to blow these crowds away.”

Fans can hear Shelton on country radio with his Top 15 and climbing single “Turnin’ Me On.” The “smoldering, mid-tempo number about a seductive flame” (Rolling Stone) follows smash hits “I Lived It” and “I’ll Name The Dogs,” the latter of which notched him the 25th No. 1 single of his career and recently earned its RIAA Gold certification.  Shelton has already taken the single to major television stages on Late Night with Seth Meyers, TODAY, the 2018 CMT Awards and more.  He is also back as a coach for his 15th season on NBC’s The Voice.

About Blake Shelton: Country Music Association’s 2012 “Entertainer of the Year,” five-time Male Vocalist of the Year winner and GRAMMY nominee Blake Shelton continues to add to his superstar status.  “Turnin’ Me On” hails from Shelton’s chart-topping Warner Bros. / Warner Music Nashville album Texoma Shore.  In the week following album launch, he became the first artist in Country Aircheck / Mediabase history to have six songs chart simultaneously.  It became his sixth record to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and marked his 11th all-genre Top 10.

About Lauren Alaina: Georgia native Lauren Alaina captured America’s hearts when she competed on Season 10 of American Idol. In 2017, Lauren followed up her No. 1 debuting first album, Wildflower, with the release of the critically-acclaimed Road Less Traveled.

About Bellamy Brothers: Howard and David continue to prove that the trail they’ve ridden to fame has been as unique as their music itself—music that is now celebrating more than 40 years of success.  The road that started on the pop music charts in the ‘70’s, took a winding turn into country music in the ‘80’s, paving the way for duos to come, such as Brooks & Dunn, Montgomery Gentry, Big & Rich and The Judds.

About John Anderson: His memorable hits from that musical era include: “Wild and Blue,” “I'm Just An Old Chunk Of Coal,” “1959,” “I Just Came Home To Count The Memories,” “Black Sheep,” Swingin',” “Straight Tequila Night,” “Money In The Bank,” “I’ve Got It Made,” “I Wish I Could Have Been There,” “Let Go Of The Stone,” “Bend It ‘Til It Breaks,” “Mississippi Moon” and
“Somebody Slap Me.”

About Trace Adkins: Towering baritone Trace Adkins has sold more than 11 million albums and charted more than 20 singles in his 25 years in Nashville, a remarkable run for one of country music’s most easily identifiable stars.  The Louisiana native recently released his 12th studio album, Something’s Going On, on BBR Music Group / Wheelhouse Records.

Other Blake Shelton “Friends & Heroes 2019” Dates: HERE

  “Blake Shelton
Friends & Heroes 2019
DATE: Thursday, March 7, 2019

TIME: 7:30 p.m.

TICKETS: range from $27 $140.  All seats are reserved, and tickets are available online, by calling (800) 745-3000, or by visiting the Tom Bush Family of Dealerships Box Office at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.  VIP experiences will be available throughout the 2019 tour with premium perks ranging from a great seat on the floor to exclusive merchandise.  The BS'ers VIP Lounge will also return, including the opportunity to pose in Shelton’s chair from The Voice, plus he will play a private acoustic set in select cities.  Blake Shelton VIP Experience details are available HERE.

JAX Veterans Memorial Arena
300 A Philip Randolph Blvd., Downtown
      Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 630-3900

The 'Experience Hendrix Tour' returns to JAX

The “Experience Hendrix Tour”, the critically acclaimed multi-artist celebration of Jimi Hendrix's musical genius, returns the historic, nonprofit Florida Theatre.  This latest edition of the much-anticipated tour once again emphasizes the influence Hendrix has made on a diverse group of artists.  The concerts will bring together artists as disparate as guitar wizard Joe Satriani, blues great Taj Mahal, Ernie Isley and Dweezil Zappa.  Megadeath's Dave Mustaine will make his Experience Hendrix Tour debut while mainstays such as Billy Cox, Jonny Lang, and Eric Johnson will also be on board for the expedition.  The Experience Hendrix Tour offers fans a rare opportunity to see many highly regarded players performing together in a unique setting.

15-time Grammy Award nominee Joe Satriani will make his long-awaited return when the tour kicks off March 3 kickoff in Pompano Beach, FL.  Notable for being the biggest-selling instrumental rock guitarist of all time, Satriani came to the forefront with the release of his 1987 solo album Surfing with the Alien.  He has worked with Mick Jagger, Deep Purple, Alice Cooper, Blue Oyster Cult and the fabled Spinal Tap and is a member of rock super group Chickenfoot.  In keeping with the spirit of the Experience Hendrix Tour, Satriani has formed an all- star trio especially for the occasion, calling upon bassist and vocalist dUg Pinnick from King's X, and prolific sideman Kenny Aronoff on drums to serve as his rhythm section.

Satriani commented, "The Experience Hendrix Tours are always so much fun.  The camaraderie between all the musicians on the show is magical.  I'm so excited to play some deep Hendrix tracks in a power trio setting with dUg Pinnick and Kenny Aronoff!!!"

Originally the lead guitarist for Metallica, Dave Mustaine next founded Megadeth in 1983 and the group has earned a loyal, worldwide following.  The Southern California native can be considered an architect of the speed metal movement, which is one of many branches on the family tree of heavy, guitar-based music that can be traced back to Jimi Hendrix.  With five platinum albums and one multi-platinum album under his belt, Mustaine and his sound are institutions in the rock world.  The 2019 Experience Hendrix Tour will be his first.

Also hitting the road this time around will be Billy Cox, bassist for both Jimi Hendrix's Band of Gypsys and the Jimi Hendrix Experience.  Cox has been the backbone of the tour since its inception, providing a spiritual connection between the past and present.  Two other artists who enjoyed friendships with Hendrix will also take part.  Blues legend Taj Mahal and guitar Ernie Isley each make a welcome return to the tour, as does the dynamic guitar and vocalist Jonny Lang, the legendary Eric Johnson, Cesar Rosas & David Hidalgo of Los Lobos, drummer and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Chris Layton of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble fame as well as Calvin Cooke and Chuck Campbell, the "Sacred Steel" slide guitar masters known as The Slide Brothers, Mato Nanji of Indigenous and Henri Brown.

The 2019 Experience Hendrix tour dovetails with the release last November 9th release of the Deluxe Edition box set of Electric Ladyland from Experience Hendrix, L.L.C. and Legacy Recordings in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Hendrix's masterpiece.  It will be available as either a 3CD/1 Blu-ray set or a 6LP/1 Blu-ray set, remastered by Bernie Grundman and including Electric Ladyland: The Early Takes, which presents demos and studio outtakes from this period in Hendrix's career, plus a new 5.1 surround sound mix of the entire original album by Hendrix's original engineer Eddie Kramer.  Also included is Jimi Hendrix Experience: Live At the Hollywood Bowl 9/14/68 well as the feature length documentary At Last? The Beginning: The Making of Electric Ladyland.

Experience Hendrix Tour
Wed. March 6, 2019
TIME:      7:30 p.m.

TICKETS: range from $63 — $103.  Everyone is invited to purchase their tickets by calling the box office at (904) 355-2787(ARTS), or at, the official site for Florida Theatre event tickets.

Florida Theatre
      128 E. Forsyth St.
      Jacksonville, FL 32202
      (904) 355-2787 (ARTS)

‘P!NK’ comes to JAX for ‘Beautiful Trauma World Tour’

P!NK makes Jacksonville, Florida her 3rd stop on her 2019 tour.  After incredible success and demand, esteemed performer and international pop icon "P!NK" announces that her Beautiful Trauma World Tour will extend in 2019 with an additional 37 spring dates across North America.  Produced by Live Nation, the new outing will kick off March 1, 2019 in Fort Lauderdale, FL and will come to Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena March 5, 2019.  The highly praised show will also make stops in Nashville, New Orleans, San Antonio, Los Angeles, and more before wrapping May 21, 2019 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

U.S. and Canadian residents who purchase tickets online will be able to redeem (1) physical copy of P!NK’s new album “Beautiful Trauma”.  All albums must be redeemed by the end of the tour in May 2019.  Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, May 11 at and are also available at the Tom Bush Family of Dealerships Box Office located at Veterans Memorial Arena.

P!Nk Beautiful Trauma World Tour 2019 Dates: Click HERE

Since her debut in 2000, P!NK has released 7 studio albums, 1 greatest hits album, sold over 50 million albums equivalents, over 75 million singles, over 2.4 million DVDs worldwide and has had 15 singles in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (four at #1).  In addition, she is the recipient of three Grammy Awards (19 nominations), one Daytime Emmy Award, three Billboard Music Awards, seven MTV Video Music Awards (including the 2017 Michael Jackson Vanguard Award recipient), two MTV Europe Awards, two People’s Choice Awards, was named Billboard’s Woman of the Year in 2013 and has sold out arenas all over the world.  Her seventh studio album, Beautiful Trauma is certified platinum, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s 200 chart and marked a career high for first week sales.  Additionally, the album debuted at #1 in 10 other countries, on Billboard’s Top Album Sales Chart and Digital Albums Chart.  The first single, “What About US” is also certified platinum, received a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Solo Performance and reached #1 on the Adult Pop Songs chart earning her ninth leader on the chart, the most number-ones at the format for a female (second overall).

P!NK is a huge supporter of various charities, including: Make a Wish Foundation, Autism Speaks, Human Rights Campaign and No Kid Hungry.  She remains on the UNICEF team as an Ambassador.  She recently graced the cover of People Magazine’s The Beautiful Issue.

Beautiful Trauma World Tour

DATE: Tuesday, March 5, 2019

TIME: 7:30 p.m.

TICKETS: range from $70 $399.  All seats are reserved, and tickets are available online, by calling (800) 745-3000, or by visiting the Tom Bush Family of Dealerships Box Office at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.

JAX Veterans Memorial Arena
300 A Philip Randolph Blvd., Downtown
      Jacksonville, FL 32202
      (904) 630-3900

About Live Nation Entertainment: (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship.

About SMG Jacksonville manages seven sports, entertainment, and convention venues on behalf of the City of Jacksonville.  Their beautiful venues include: TIAA Bank Field, home of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Georgia-Florida, the TaxSlayer Bowl and Monster Jam; Daily’s Place, a 5,500 seat amphitheater with concert programming year-round and an indoor practice facility for the Jacksonville Jaguars; The Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, showplace of such entertainment greats as Kenny Chesney and Jimmy Buffett and home to the Arena Bowl XXIV Champions Jacksonville Sharks, the ABA Jacksonville Giants and the Jacksonville IceMen; The Baseball Grounds of JAX, home of the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp and Florida vs FSU Baseball; The Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, stage to Broadway and music elite like Wicked, James Taylor and Diana Ross; and home of the FSCJ Artist Series and the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra; The Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center, a historic renovated train station providing a unique venue for meetings, social events and conventions & The Ritz Theatre and Museum, located in Jacksonville’s historic African American community of LaVilla, celebrating the artistic culture of African American life in Northeast Florida and the African Diaspora with museum exhibits, concerts, films, lectures, dance and dramatic arts.

2019 St. Augustine Celtic Music and Heritage Festival

Eight of the world’s top Celtic entertainers will be featured on the main stage of the 9th annual St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival, which is how it earned the title of the finest Celtic festival in the U.S.  The event takes place March 8-10 at Francis Field in downtown St. Augustine.

Dublin City Ramblers, an international band favorite, who has appeared in every St. Augustine Celtic Festival since 2011, will perform on Saturday and Sunday.

Albannach, making their 8th Festival appearance, also appears on Saturday and Sunday.

Other international performers returning to the main stage include: award-winning Irish tenor Emmet Cahill, Canadian Celtic bands Steel City Rovers and Poor Angus, and Seven Nations – celebrating their 25th Anniversary.  New this year are sister bands Screaming Orphans from Ireland and The Gothard Sisters, an American Celtic group from Washington state who sing and dance.

Chad Light, a local actor, director, painter and sculptor, will be Emcee for the Festival Main Stage. See the full schedule below.

The St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival has been voted Best Concert/Event in the “Bold City Best” in the Jacksonville region and Best Festival in St. Augustine for 2 years in a row.  Find the CELT in YOU in America’s Oldest Celtic City.  The event begins on Friday, March 8 with a pre-festival Whiskey Tasting, and continues Saturday and Sunday with live performances on the main and second stages.  It also features The St. Augustine Highland games, Celtic artisans, spirits and food, and kids’ games.  The world’s original St. Patrick’s Day parade, begun in 1601, takes place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 9.

The St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival is produced by Romanza – St. Augustine and is funded in part by St. Johns County Tourist Development Council, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural, Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and by Visit Florida.  For tickets and further information: CLICK HERE!

Main Stage Music Schedule:
Saturday, March 9, 2019
10 —11 a.m. St. Patrick’s Day Parade
10 a.m. Festival Gates Open
11:15 —11:45 a.m. Bagpipe Jam
12 — 12:15 p.m. Parade Awards
12:30 — 1:15 p.m. Albannach
1:30 — 2:30 p.m. Emmet Cahill
2:45 —4:15 p.m. Screaming Orphans
4:30 — 5:30 p.m. Dublin City Ramblers
5:45 — 7:15 p.m. Steel City Rovers
7:30 —9:00 p.m. Poor Angus
9:15  —10 p.m. Albannach

Sunday, March 10
10  a.m. Festival Gates Open
10:30 — 10:45 a.m. Clan Parade & Awards
11  —11:45 a.m. Albannach
12 noon —1 p.m. Dublin City Ramblers
1:15 —2:45 p.m. Seven Nations (25th Anniversary)
3 —4:30 p.m. Poor Angus
4:45 —6 p.m. The Gothard Sisters
6:15 —7 p.m. Albannach

Alhambra Theatre is celebrating 'Mid Life'!

Photos courtesy: Jamie Iames Repper
Even is you haven’t experienced some of the dilemmas that plague the elderly; if you are fortunate to live long enough - you might go through a few things like the cast of Mid-Life! The Crisis Musical portrays with song and dance.  The Alhambra Theatre & Dining is reminding us of some of life’s distractions that may come upon us Baby Boomers such as: The Empty Nest, AARP eligibility, Botox injections, Forgetfulness, STD’s, Prostrate Exams, Bladder Leakage, Alzheimers, Menopause, Turning 50 years of age, and other subjects that life has to offer.

This is a show for all ages (some things may go-over the heads of the young) that will have you laughing in the aisles.  The fact remains…if you get old (mature), you will be able to identify.

The six membered cast consists of familiar seasoned actors/actresses of the Alhambra and newcomer Brian Simmons* (Man 1).  Kudos for Patti Eyler* (Woman 1), Michael Strauss* (Man 2), Lisa Valdini* (Woman 2), Mark Poppleton* (Man 3) and Becky Baxter* (Woman 3) who carry the show throughout the performance.  These people will keep you entertained for the afternoon or evening shows.  * Denotes Actors Equity Association*

Special accolades go out to Jacksonville’s native Pianist - Anthony Felton, who supplies LIVE music for the entire musical.

The meal is also delicious especially a healthy portion of Chef D’s Slow Roasted Prime Rib, served how you would like it cooked.  This writer thoroughly enjoyed the Fried Seafood Platter served with fries, slaw, hushpuppies and citrus tartar sauce.

This is a wonderful show to share with your siblings, parents or close associates.  Grab your tickets before they run out.

The Crisis Musical

February 20 — March 24, 2019

SHOW TIMES: Evening shows Tuesday through Sunday start at 8 p.m.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and dinner is served until 7:30 p.m. 
Saturday Matinees begin at 1:15 p.m.  Doors open at 11 a.m. and the brunch served until 12:50 p.m.  Sunday Matinees are at 2 p.m.  Doors open at 12 p.m. and the meal is server until 1:30 p.m.

DRESS: “Business Casual” or “Sunday Best”.

TICKETS: Prices range from $38 – $64.  Ticket prices include: a plated three-course meal that changes for each show, and is served directly to your table; a Broadway-style performance and complimentary parking.  Tickets may be purchases on line, or by calling (904) 641-1212.
     **Price does NOT include gratuity, professional photos, or orders from the bar**

LOCATION: Alhambra Theater & Dining
       12000 Beach Blvd.
       Jacksonville, Florida 32246
       (904) 641-1212