Saturday, July 30th at 7PM
An evening of music, dinner and a phenomenal life-changing stage play, featuring the life story of Apostle Fidel Donaldson.
Saturday, August 6th at 7PM
In her 2 years of living in transitional housing, Momma Rose (Sharon Powell) has seen everything at the S.H.R.I.M.P. Center, a local homeless shelter. But this new group that just checked in takes the cake! From the “friendly” and flirtatious Cherry (Shauntina Ellis) to the coldhearted executive director, Dr. Stephen Young, (DaRain) everything at the S.H.R.I.M.P. shelter seems turned upside down. Wait isn’t that Pastor Carlisle (Elder Campbell) and his wife, First Lady Tonya Carlisle (Taushina Horbbs)? What are they doing here? See what happens when people from all walks of life end up at the wrong place at the same time. With 5 original songs and a phenomenal cast, this sensational new stage play written, produced and directed by Pastor Darian “DaRain” Powell will make you laugh, cry and inspire you at the same time!
Friday, August 19th at 8p
(HBO, BET, Showtime), comedian, actor and writer. Most known as co-host on BET's late night talk show The Mo'Nique Show. He also co-hosted Bill Bellamy's Who's Got Jokes? He also appeared on Jamie Foxx's Laffapalooza, Starz Network's Martin Lawrence Presents First Amendment Stand-Up, E! Network's Chelsea Lately and Byron Allen's Comics Unleashed. On the big screen, Perry joined Tyler Perry and a host of stars in Tyler Perry's 2011 film Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family.
Friday, September 2nd at 7:30pm
The show formerly known as Amateur Night has a new name, but it's still the same great show! Introducing 'Puttin' On the Ritz! Each month we’ll have amazing performances; electrifying music by DJ Chill Will; 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 Puttin' On the Ritz!
Sponsored by Cricket Wireless, Beach Blvd Flea Market and HOT 99.5 FM.
For season passes or to purchase by phone call: 904-807-2010
Friday, September 23rd at 8p
Recognized as one of jazz's pre-eminent vocalists, young Sofija Knezevic is one of the most significant singers in jazz today. While her singing is steeped in tradition, her improvisational virtuosity and creativity are breathtaking. Sofija graduated from University for Music and Performing Arts in Graz, Austria, in the class of Dena De Rose. She has won many awards and scholarships including the Marianne Mendt Jazz Award, Tesla Award for the achievements in Music, Unesco Scholarship for young talents, Golden Siren award and was recently chosen in 2013 for the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead program which identifies outstanding, emerging jazz artists and composers.
Sunday, October 9th
A one night concert event that highlights three of the most prominent Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the state of Florida. Together for a special occasion, this premier event will also pay tribute to Jacksonville’s favorite sons, James Weldon and John Rosemond Johnson, with a collaborative closeout performance of Lift Ev’ry Voice & Sing. Stop by the Museum to learn more about the history of the Johnson brothers.
Friday, October 21st at 8p
(TV One, NBC, and PBS) is among the most diverse comics working today. He is the regular host of Apollo Night at the Virginia Beach Funnybone. He has shared the stage with the likes of Dave Chappelle, Damon Wayans, Cedric the Entertainer, Paul Mooney, Tommy Davidson, Charlie Murphy, Sommore, Monique, Eddie Griffin, Mike Epps and is currently King of Comedy D.L. Hughley’s feature act for the past 3 years.
Wednesday, October 26th
2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the Squirrel Nut Zippers most celebrated and commercially successful album Hot. Originally released in the summer of 1996, Hot was the follow-up to the band’s critically acclaimed debut, The Inevitable. The group has a substantial live following across the country thanks to early support from NPR, college radio and non-commercial stations. Their album, Hot, has sold over 1.3 million copies.
Thursday, November 3rd
Recently seen on the BET awards in June, Bilal has been topping the charts since his first deal with Interscope and his debut album, 1st Born Second. One of its three singles, "Soul Sista," peaked at number 18 on the R&B singles chart, while "Fast Lane" -- co-written with Damu and Faulu Mtume (the sons of James Mtume and two of the singer's earliest supporters) -- narrowly missed the Top 40.
Friday, November 11th
Praised by the New York Times as “a singer with a strong and luscious tone and an amiably regal presence on stage,” Alicia Olatuja has been fascinating audiences with her exquisite vocals, artistic versatility and captivating demeanor. She first came into the national spotlight in 2013, whilst performing as the featured soloist with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir at President Barack Obama’s Second Inauguration. Thereafter, she assembled her own jazz based ensemble, recorded her first solo album, Timeless (2014) and is touring with her soulful music.
Saturday, November 12th at 7p
This inspirational stage play focuses on a journey of faith, grace, and endurance as a family is facing and overcoming the trials of life determining to maintain and keep order in “the house”.
This debut production is written and directed by Toy Nealey.
Thursday, December 1st at 7p
Patrick Bartley, Jr. is a Grammy-nominated and award-winning saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist and composer/arranger from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, now gaining recognition as an emerging artist in New York City. Patrick has recorded and performed alongside such renowned musicians as Louis Hayes, Jonathan Batiste, Mulgrew Miller, Jeff Coffin and Wynton Marsalis. He has performed at world-renowned venues such as The STAPLES Center, Madison Square Garden and The Black Sea Jazz Festival.
Saturday, December 3rd at 6:30p & 9:30p
Back to Jacksonville for a third time, it’s hard to think of any other African-American violin players who have made their mark in popular music. Classically trained South Florida twosome, Wilner “Wil B” Baptiste and Kevin “Kev Marcus” Sylvester, who go by the name Black Violin are a welcome revelation for their ability to meld highbrow and pop culture, such as they did with Brandenburg and Breakdown, into a single genre-busting act.
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Sunday, December 11th at 7:30p
Peter White teams up again with 2 of the top artists in smooth jazz (Rick Braun and Euge Groove) to bring his annual Christmas show back to the Jacksonville, this time at The Ritz Theatre for a truly intimate set. Peter, Rick and Euge will play some of your Christmas favorites as well as their own personal hits.
Thursday, February 2nd at 7p
Born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Greenville, NC, contemporary jazz vocalist Christie N. Dashiell returned to hone her skills at Howard University and, later, at The Manhattan School of Music. Dashiell’s history includes performances with Howard’s premiere vocal jazz ensemble, Afro-Blue. She has also performed at the Kennedy Center as a participant of the 2010 Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead residency program, at Lincoln Theater in Washington, D.C., and as a part of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Jazz for Young People program.
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