Thursday, June 3, 2021

The Beatles will be in JAX this month

The Florida Theatre is pleased to announce “Classic Albums Live: The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” on Friday, June 18, 2021 at 8 p.m.

Classic Albums Live takes classic albums and recreates them live, on stage - note for note, cut for cut. Founded in 2003 by Craig Martin, Classic Albums Live has become the ultimate destination for music lovers wanting to hear the greatest albums performed live without all the gimmickry and cheesy impersonations. Relying only on the music, using what Martin refers to as 'the world's best musicians,' Classic Albums Live has defined itself as a mainstay in Performing Arts Centers across North America.

Martin shares some behind-the-scenes insight into Classic Albums Live’s performance of The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band: “Sgt. Pepper is 50 years old! For many of us, we don’t know a world without it. Pepper was the album that defined The Beatles as being in it for the long game. It was as though everyone suddenly came to the realization that The Beatles were a big part of the fabric of the 20th century.”

He went on to say, “We all know the hits off the album - “When I’m Sixty-Four,” “A Day in the Life” and “With a Little Help From my Friends.” But upon continual listen - it’s the deep tracks that become more and more compelling. George Harrison’s “Within Without You” was like adding a new spice to your diet, “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!” sounds like you’re taking a trip and “She’s Leaving Home” brought old and young together and prepared them for change.”

Craig concludes: “Classic Albums Live will be honoring the Sgt. Pepper album with a ‘note for note - cut for cut’ performance featuring 16 of the world’s best musicians. Every detail of the album will be performed with precision and grace, from the sitars and orchestra to the guitars and kazoos, Classic Albums Live will deliver a performance that brings 50 years of Beatles’ excellence to thousands of people who grew up alongside the Sgt. Pepper masterpiece.”

This will be a socially-distanced event with health and safety protocols in place. Patrons can visit for the most up to date information on The Florida Theatre’s safety protocols and general updates, Additionally, ticket purchasers will be notified by email of specific safety requirements prior to the event.

Classic Albums Live:
  The Beatles”

DATE: Friday, June 18, 2021
TIME: 8 p.m.
TICKETS: $35 – $45

LOCATION:The Florida Theatre
      128 East Forsyth Street.
      Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 355-2787

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Downtown JAX is coming alive

SouthEast DevelopmentGroup announced yesterday its vision for the Riverfront Jacksonville: a comprehensive, multi-phased, mixed-use plan for the Northbank of Downtown Jacksonville.

The Riverfront Jacksonville comprises more than 15 acres of public green space and 2.3 million square feet of new mixed-use programs that embrace the region’s most iconic natural resource: the St. Johns River. The Riverfront Master Plan was presented to the public and the City of Jacksonville earlier today as a vision to transform the heart of Downtown. The team intends to formally pursue a public-private partnership with the Downtown Investment Authority later this summer.