Outside the Music Box

Get out and listen to some tunes this week with these shows around the Jacksonville area, each performed at a venue in which you might not normally go to for music:

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TPC Sawgrass lawn | October 2, 7:30 p.m.

A concert featuring pop/country artist Uncle Kracker will take place October 2 on the back lawn of TPC Sawgrass during the Web.com Tour Championship.

Initially known for his role as DJ in Kid Rock’s legendary Twisted Brown Trucker band, Uncle Kracker soon kicked off a stunning solo career of his own.  His 2000 major label debut, “Double Wide”, went double-platinum and yielded #1 smash “Follow Me.” His 2002 follow-up, “No Stranger to Shame,” reached gold status and spawned cross-format hits such as “In a Little While” and the powerful cover of Dobie Gray’s “Drift Away.”

Daily tickets to the Web.com Tour Championship are $19, or get a weekly ticket for $39. For $35, families can get two adult grounds tickets, unlimited youth admission at the gate and a $10 concession voucher.

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Limelight Theatre, St. Augustine | September 18 – October 18

The Limelight Theatre's musical revue of Johnny Cash hits is on stage Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through the middle of October. It includes 38(!) musical numbers spanning Cash's career, and guides audiences on a journey through Cash's storied life and celebrated music, from the cotton fields of Arkansas to the Grand Ole Opry. Seats are $10-$26. Get info and tickets here.





Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra Free Community Concerts

October 1-3

The Jacksonville Symphony will open its 2015-2016 season with three free events designed to give North Florida residents a chance to sample what’s in store for the upcoming year.  The program will be led by Music Director Courtney Lewis and feature three pieces:  Smetena’s Vltava (The Moldau), Ligeti’s Romanian Concerto and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7.

The first event will be held at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre  at 1340C A1A South on Thursday, October 1 at 7pm.  Entrance to the event is free and seating is limited. Parking is available in the area for a fee.

The second concert on Friday, October 2 at 8pm is the unusual venue performance: this show will help inaugurate Unity Plaza, the outdoor amphitheatre located at 220 Riverside in Jacksonville. There are no tickets for the event and seating is first come first served. The concert will be held rain or shine.

On Saturday, October 3 at 8pm, the Symphony will open Jacoby Hall at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts for the final free event in its community concert season opening. The evening is sponsored by Bank of America Foundation as part of their focus on community engagement. Tickets for this event are required and are available at jaxsymphony.org, at the Symphony’s box office in the Times-Union Center and on a first come first served basis at the door of the event. Doors will open at 6pm and there will be a number of pre-concert activities to delight the audience.

The Symphony Open House on October 3 will include an instrument zoo, backstage tours, food trucks in the circle behind the Times-Union Center, bar service, dining seating in the Davis Gallery and photo opportunities.


Red Baraat

Hemming Park | October 3, 8 PM

Red Barat is a dhol 'n' brass Bhangra band formed by South Asian-American jazz musician Sunny Jain. The eight-piece ensemble has performed at Bonnaroo, High Sierra Music Festival, the Kennedy Center and the White House and has been called a "serial party-starter." Simply put, a lot of people are going to be dancing in the park. Tickets are $25. Get tickets and more info here.