Thursday, April 30th @ 6 PM
Join us for the premier of Tonight! with Jim Alabiso on Thursday, April 30th, 2015. Be a part of the studio audience! Jim’s guests for the premier taping of Tonight! are internationally known Yogi Amrit Desai, WJCT host and producer Melissa Ross, performing artist and artist advocate Robert Arleigh White and playwright, performance poet, actor and public radio host, Al Letson.
Tonight! With Jim Alabiso is Jacksonville’s first late night talk show. Broadcasting local, worldwide on MeeMeeTvJax.com and locally on digital 18.1. Jim interviews Jacksonville’s creative’s and influencers and features live performances by local artists. Tonight! brings arts, community, and diversity center stage. The show is taped in front of a live studio audience at the Ritz Theatre in downtown Jacksonville.
This event is FREE and open to the public. Tickets available at the Ritz box office.
Friday, May 1st @ 7:30 PM
Get ready for the new season of The Ritz: Amateur Night—Step Up 2 the Mic! This season, we’re bringing the party to amateur night with a DJ! Each month we’ll have special guest performances from local artist; jaw-dropping dance crews; you never know what to expect from show host—Octavius Davis! and—you—the liveliest audience, in the south, can still applaud or boo contestants as they compete for prizes. this isn't just a talent show…it’s The Ritz: Amateur Night …STEP UP 2 THE MIC! Sponsored by McGowan Spinal Rehabilitation Center and EBK Beauty Salon.
May 2, 2015 @ 8PM
Dr. Lonnie Smith is an unparalleled musician, composer, performer and recording artist. An authentic master and guru of the Hammond B-3 organ for over five decades, he has been featured on over seventy albums, and has recorded and performed with a virtual “Who’s Who” of the greatest jazz, blues and R&B giants in the industry. Consequently, he has often been hailed as a “Legend,” a “Living Musical Icon,” and as the most creative jazz organist by a slew of music publications. Jazz Times magazine describes him as “a riddle wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a turban!” Always ahead of the curve, it is no surprise Dr. Smith’s fan-base is truly worldwide.
This show is a Jacksonville Jazz Fest Approved event
May 15, 2015 @ 8 PM
Returning to the Ritz on Friday, May 15th is four-time Grammy nominated, guitar virtuoso Stanley Jordan. Known for his innovative ‘touch technique’ on guitar, Jordan broke Billboard Jazz charts with his Magic Touch album, in 1985; selling over 500,000 copies in the U.S. alone. Tickets go on-sale Saturday, February 28th.
This show is a Jacksonville Jazz Fest Approved event.
June 6, 2015 @ 8PM
With his aptly-titled SILVER SOUL 2014 CD release, saxophone superstar KIM WATERS celebrates his 25th year as a recording artist. SILVER SOUL is Kim’s 20 solo album and follows 16 Top 10 and 14 #1 singles, 4 #1 CDs and many millions of album unit sales.