Receiving the most awards of all time, the 29th CMA Music award winner is now
officially on tour. Seven-time Grammy
winner and Pollstar’s three-time top female country touring artist, Carrie
Underwood, has launched a new arena tour, The Cry Pretty Tour 360. Sponsored by CALIA, the new tour will kick off
on May 1 in Greensboro, NC, and will play 55 arenas across the U.S. and Canada,
including the only Florida stop in Jacksonville on October 20, 2019. The tour is promoted by AEG Presents. Her new show will be performed in the round
featuring an all-female bill. She will
be joined on tour by special guests Maddie & Tae and Runaway June.
Tickets for the JAX concert are available at the Tom Bush Family of
Dealerships Box Office at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena and through
Ticketmaster. For more information about
near you, info about the Cry Pretty album/ticket bundle, go to her official website.
Underwood released her eagerly-anticipated new album, Cry Pretty, on
September 14, 2018. Cry Pretty is
her first studio album on Capitol Records Nashville and marks the first time
she has co-produced her own album. The
lead single and title track, “Cry Pretty” debuted as the #1 song in the U.S.
all-genres. The song also topped
download charts in 38 countries around the world and amassed over 3.5 billion
social impressions across 66 countries during its week of launch in April,
which was culminated with a show-stopping performance on the “2018 ACM Awards”
telecast. Carrie co-wrote the powerful
single with Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna, and Liz Rose (aka The Love Junkies)
and co-produced Cry Pretty with fellow writer/producer David Garcia.
Following her successful “The Storyteller Tour – Stories in the Round,” the new
production will feature a brand-new stage in the middle of the arena floor,
creating a unique 360-degree setting to allow fans on all sides of the arena an
intimate view of the concert. Barry
Lather (Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson) is the tour’s Creative
Director, and Nick Whitehouse/Fireplay (Justin Timberlake, Beyonce) is
“I love performing in the round,” says Underwood. “It’s so much fun for me and the band to
play in every direction and creates a much more intimate and immersive
experience for the audience, even in a larger arena setting. It’s been exciting to introduce audiences to Cry
Pretty and I can’t wait to bring the new album to life on this tour, along with
all of the songs we love to play live. I’m thrilled to be going out with an amazing
line-up – Maddie & Tae and Runaway June are incredible artists that are
going to bring even more electricity to our shows.”
LOCATION: Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena
300 A Philip Randolph Blvd., Downtown
Jacksonville, FL 32202
If you like the theatre and desire to share your love with family and friends
then you’ll want to plan with your calendar and get tickets NOW for the Artist
Series Broadway shows coming to Jacksonville, Florida. The Times Union Center for the Arts is
waiting to greet you and show you all available seats for every show that they have. Think about graduations, birthdays, vacations
and don’t forget those Christmas Stocking Stuffers.
Wicked is the surprising tale of an unlikely friendship between two
women in the Land of Oz, WICKED tells the untold story of the Wicked
Witch of the West and Glinda the Good, long before Dorothy drops in. Elphaba,
born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. Glinda is beautiful, ambitious and very
popular. The remarkable odyssey of how these unexpected friends changed each
other’s lives for good has made WICKED one of the world’s most popular
musicals — November
20 - December 1, 2019.
Rent - In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known
composer opened on Broadway, and forever changed the landscape of American
theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan
Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences
across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony
Award®-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary
touring production. A re-imagining of
Puccini's La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of
seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in
the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity
reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters—love. — January 14-19, 2020.
Bandstand - From three-time Tony® winner and Hamilton
choreographer, Andy Blankenbuehler, comes an inspiring new American musical
that explodes with infectious music and high-octane, heart-stopping dancing. It’s 1945, and six soldiers return from war
to a changed nation. When NBC announces
a national competition to find the nation’s next great musical superstars, they
form a band unlike any the nation has ever seen. Along the way, they discover the power of
music to face the impossible, find their voice, and finally feel like they have
a place to call home. “The show defies you not to be moved” (Time Out
New York). — February
Hamilton is the story of America's Founding Father
Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George
Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new
nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz,
blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, HAMILTON is the story of America
then, as told by America now. —
March 17-29, 2020.
Anastasia transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to
the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover
the mystery of her past. Pursued by a
ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a
dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to
help her find home, love, and family. April 21-26, 2020.
TICKETS: Season tickets to the FSCJ Artist Series’ 19/20
Broadway in Jacksonville Season, sponsored by Vystar Credit Union, are on sale
now, with five-show subscription package prices starting at just $250. Season ticket prices vary depending on the
show time, day of the week and seating location. A renewal brochure and invoice has been mailed
to current FSCJ Artist Series subscribers and should arrive within the week
Current subscribers can renew online with no seat changes at fscjartistseries.org,
or by calling (904) 632-5000 or (888) 860-BWAY, Monday through Friday, 10
a.m.-5 p.m. Current subscribers may also
mail their invoices to the FSCJ Artist Series Box Office, 501 W. State Street,
#109, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Upon
renewing, current subscribers have the opportunity to request changes to their
New subscribers can order their season tickets to reserve their seats
for all five shows long before single tickets are available to the public. New
subscriptions may be ordered online at fscjartistseries.org,
or over the phone by calling (904) 632-5000 or (888) 860-BWAY, Monday through
Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Subscriber benefits include: guaranteed package pricing, access to the
best seats in the house, priority access to purchase additional tickets for
friends and family, seat locations, exchange privileges, free lost ticket
replacement, and access to other FSCJ Artist Series events, many at a discount.
Information regarding additional tickets
for HAMILTON (if available) will be provided at a later date. Subscriber ticket exchanges and ticket
replacement may be restricted. Subscribers are limited to purchasing four
additional subscription seats, subject to availability.
VIP Seating is available to contributors to the FSCJ Artist Series at
seven levels: Advocate, Champion, Angel,
Producer, Benefactor, Patron and Donor. Donor contributions start for as little as
$200. Call (904) 632-5000 or visit fscjartistseries.org to learn more about the additional
benefits available through the VIP Theater Club.
Groups of 10 or more are eligible to a discount on tickets to most shows.
To receive the best pricing, reserve your group tickets before September 6,
2019. Groups may begin placing reservation requests at this time by calling
(904) 632-5050 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
DATES & TIMES: Performances for the FSCJ Artist Series’
19/20 Broadway in Jacksonville Season are Tuesdays through Thursdays at
7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m., Saturday afternoons at 2
p.m. and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. There will be no performances of WICKED
on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2019.
LOCATION: Times Union Center Performing Arts
West Water St.
Jacksonville, FL 32202
When the Alhambra Theatre & Dining opens its
production of “Disney’s Little Mermaid,” there will be a real live “mermaid” in
the house. Grace Gibbons has been
one of the most recent actors to play as Aerial at Orlando’s Walt Disney World,
and she will be taking center stage as Aerial.
The Alhambra stage will be turned into an undersea wonderland thanks to set
designer Dave Dionne. The Alhambra has
invested in new lighting for the show, giving the room the feel of water rising
and falling to delineate between the “merworld” and the human world. “Our goal is always to provide a great
theatrical experience, and some challenge more than others. This has been a really fun set to build and
think through,” said Dionne.
Executive Chef DeJuan Roy has created a menu based on this Under The Sea theme.
First Course (choice of one): Watermelon & Tomato Salad with
arugula, feta cheese, red onion and balsamic vinaigrette (GF), or Manhattan
Second Course (choice of one): Shrimp & Leek Gratin rice pilaf,
roasted asparagus *GF*, OR House-Made Giant Meatballs & Spaghetti served
with garlic bread, or BBQ Beef Brisket with baked beans, potato salad *GF*, or
David’s Taco Salad, a tortilla bowl filled with Spanish rice, roasted
vegetables, black beans, roasted corn, cheese, salsa & sour cream.
Third Course (choice of one): Fruit Loops™ Strawberry Cupcake with berry
compote, fresh crème, or Mango Rice Pudding.
In addition to a three-course dinner, the Alhambra also presents a Kid-friendly
Buffet consisting of: Corn Dog, Pepperoni Pizza, Tater Tots and Green Beans.
Adapted from the 1989 Disney animated film, The Little Mermaid is actually
based on the story by Hans Christian Anderson.
Set deep on the ocean floor in the merfolk kingdom, a concert in honor
of a thwarted coup d'état by Ursula is underway, being performed by the
daughters of Triton the sea king. King Triton's court composer, Sebastian the
crab, has composed a song for girls to perform ("Daughters of
Triton"). However, the youngest
daughter, Ariel, is not there for her solo, bringing the concert to a halt. Ariel has forgotten about the concert and is
swimming around the surface, admiring a new item for her collection — a fork. She reveals that she is fascinated with the
human world ("The World Above"). Together with her best friend Flounder, Ariel
visits Scuttle and his fellow seagulls to ask about the human things she's
collected, and he explains them somewhat erroneously as "Human Stuff".
It is in the human world that she meets
Prince Eric, and romance – and some mayhem – ensue.
Disney’s Little Mermaid musical was nominated for multiple awards in 2008,
including a Tony® Award for Best Original Score, Drama Desk Award for
Outstanding Actress in a Musical and a Grammy® for Best Musical Show
Album. It ran on Broadway for nearly 700
shows and 50 previews. It also ran
during numerous US tours and in 10 countries.
The Little Mermaid”
DATES: June 12, 2019 through July 28, 2019
SHOW TIMES: Evening shows Tuesday
through Sunday start at 7:30 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. NB: The curtain will rise at 7:30 PM for
evenings shows, rather than the traditional 8:00 PM start.
DRESS: “Gala Night” (Friday June 14,
2019) attire is “Dressy/Formal/Black Tie”, or Under the Sea. All other shows could be “Business Casual”,
“Sunday Best”, or Little Mermaid.
TICKETS: Prices range from $40 – $66. The Alhambra bills its summer show as its
“Family Show,” offering an earlier starting time and lower pricing to attract
more families to come to the venerable theater.
A Family Four Pack is available for $159. 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.
**Prices do NOT include gratuity,
professional photos, or orders from the bar**
LOCATION: Alhambra Theater & Dining
12000 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville, Florida 32246
newest exhibition at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, French Moderns:
Monet to Matisse, 1850–1950, will open June 14 to Museum Members; the
exhibition will be on view to the public June 15 through September 6, 2019. The exhibition features more than 60 works of
art from the Brooklyn Museum’s renowned European collection and positions
France as the artistic center of international modernism from the mid-19th to
Ranging widely in scale, subject matter and style,
these paintings, drawings and sculptures were intended for public display and
private collections, and were produced by the era’s leading artists, those born
in France as well as those who studied and exhibited there, such as Paul
Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Henri Matisse, Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.
Highlighting one of the most dynamic and engaging periods in art history, the
works in French Moderns capture the vibrancy and complexity of the Parisian art
scene from 1848 until the end of World War II. The vibrancy of this era in France attracted
artists and creators from throughout the U.S. and Europe, including the likes
of Augusta Savage — a Northeast Florida-born artist who became a leader of the
Harlem Renaissance. Her influence was
celebrated through the Cummer Museum’s recent exhibition, Augusta Savage:
Renaissance Woman, which is now on display at the New-York Historical
Society Museum & Library in New York City.
“In many ways, the modern world emerged between 1850 and 1950, and the
artwork produced during this era continues to inspire and excite today,” said
Adam Levine, the Museum’s George W. and Kathleen I. Gibbs Director & CEO. “By providing the Northeast Florida community
with access to the Brooklyn Museum’s impressive collection of paintings and
sculptures, we hope to connect the avant-garde perspectives that inspired
Realism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Cubism and Surrealism to our
visitors and Members’ lives.”
Attendees of Soirée Bohème: A French Dinner Party will enjoy a first look at
the exhibition on Thursday, June 13; a limited number of tickets are available
at cummermuseum.org. French Moderns: Monet
to Matisse, 1850–1950 will open to Members of the Museum on Friday, June
14, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The
exhibition will be on full display to the public starting Saturday, June 15.
Philanthropic support from the community is critical for the Museum to serve as
a vibrant civic resource. Membership
provides several benefits, such as early access to exhibitions like French
Moderns. For every $100 donated to the Museum as part of a membership
purchase or upgrade through September 30, the Museum will give a Museum
membership to the family of a current fourth-grade Duval County Public Schools
(DCPS) student through the Museum’s Family 2 Family Membership Match promotion.
Full details are available at cummermuseum.org/F2F.
French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850–1950 is organized by Rich Aste,
former Curator of European Art, and Lisa Small, Curator of European Painting
and Sculpture, Brooklyn Museum.
Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
829 Riverside Avenue
Jacksonville, Florida 32204
Hours of Operation & Admission
Calling all bridal parties! Thrasher-Horne
Center presents the first ever Annual Clay Bridal Spectacular on Saturday, June
15, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featuring the very best of local professionals
in an intimate setting, brides will have the opportunity for planning
conversations for their weddings with a variety of vendors.
Wedding parties will also have the chance to register for vendor door prizes
and one of two grand prizes: a complimentary wedding venue rental from
Thrasher-Horne Center and a complimentary 7 days/6 nights Caribbean hotel stay
from “It’s Your Day Bridal & Formal Boutique”.
Vendors currently include: BEAUTY- Make-Up By Adie, Inc., Atkins Mary Kay; FASHION- It’s Your Day Bridal & Formal
Menswear; ENTERTAINMENT- ABC
Unique Entertainment; CATERERS- Anthony’s Gourmet
Catering, Professional Concessions, Inc, Executive Food Services;
PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY- BPH Entertainment, Complete Weddings & Events, Heisler Studios; EVENT
Planning; LIMOS- Twins Luxury Limousines; TRAVEL-Riverside Tours
& Travel. OTHER – Thrivent
Financial Planning; VENUE- Thrasher-Horne Conference.
This event will feature an amazing selection of wedding professionals ready to
help you find the perfect gown, wedding decor, invitations, photographer, florists,
music, menu, and much more. Don’t miss the bridal fashion shows and live music,
plus prizes and giveaways!
Clay Bridal Spectacular
DATE: Sat. June 15, 2019
TIME: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
are $5 in advance or $10 at the door and are available now at THcenter.org or
at the Thrasher-Horne Box Office, (904)-276-6815. Vendor booth sign up is
available through Wednesday, June 12th.
St. Johns River State College
283 College Drive
Orange Park, FL 32065
The Thrasher-Horne Center is a performing arts venue and conference center
owned and operated by St. Johns River State College. It is located on the Orange Park campus.
“Twenty Øne Pilots - the Bandito Tour” will include
a stop at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on June 14th. Twenty One Pilots, the GRAMMY® Award-winning
duo of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun, are gearing up for the release of their
massively anticipated new album TRENCH “My Blood” marked the first
track released from TRENCH to stand apart from the three-part narrative
first established in the official music videos for “Jumpsuit,”
the chart-topping first single, continued in the LP’s second release, “Nico And The
Niners,” and ultimately concluded with “Levitate,”
all directed by longtime collaborator Andrew Donoho and streaming now via
Twenty One Pilots’ YouTube channel. All
three films have amassed over 75 million cumulative views to date. To see a venue near you, click HERE.
“Twenty Øne Pilots” received a number of major awards and nominations over
recent years, with “Stressed Out” earning them the 2017 GRAMMY® Award
for “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance” alongside four additional nods. Other honors include seven total Billboard
Music Awards including 2016’s “Top Rock Artist” and “Top Rock Album” (for BLURRYFACE)
and 2017’s “Chart Achievement Award,” “Top Duo/Group,” “Top Radio Songs
Artist,” “Top Rock Artist,” and “Top Rock Song” (for “Heathens”); multiple
Alternative Press Music Awards including “Album of the Year Presented By
Journeys” (for BLURRYFACE), “Artist of the Year Presented By Monster Energy,”
and “Most Dedicated Fans”; 2016 American Music Awards for “Favorite Alternative
Artist” and “Favorite Pop/Rock/Band/Duo/Group”; six iHeart Radio Music Awards
(including “Alternative Rock Song of the Year” in both 2016 and 2017); 2016’s
Kerrang! Award for “Best Fanbase,” and two MTV Europe Music Awards.
“Twenty Øne Pilots -
DATE: Fri., June 14, 2019
TIME: 7 p.m.
TICKETS: prices vary.
LOCATION: Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena
300 A Philip Randolph Blvd., Downtown