Ritz Theatre & Museum Events Calendar

Heritage Blues Orchestra - April 17, 2015 @ 8pm

The grit of low-down country and urban blues with the bold brass of New Orleans; the hand-clapping fervor of gospel punctuated with fiery postmodern, jazz-infused horn arrangements; the haunting cries of work songs and pulsating drums that reach back to the real roots of it all. 

You’ll journey across the Middle Passage, be driven down Highway 49 from Clarksdale to New Orleans, go from chain gangs and juke joints to orchestra pits, church pews and even back porches. HBO’s music is an inspiring testament to the enduring power, possibilities and boundless beauty of African-American music.

 

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04.17.2015

TDE Presents: Lady Campbell's Souper Soul Sundays

Sunday, April 19th @ 5 PM

A theatrical fellowship experience you’ll never forget! A spiritual evolution in entertainment.


04.19.2015

Billie Holiday Vinyl Party

Thursday, April 23rd at 7 PM

The Jacksonville Jazz Society invites you to join them in the gallery for a Billie Holiday vinyl party to celebrate Jazz Appreciation month.

Free and open to the public. Reception in the lobby. 

For more information, please email: linda.witsell@comcast.net or myraann@aol.com

 

04.23.2015
The Ritz: Amateur Night (Step Up 2 the Mic) 

Friday, May 1st @ 7:30pm

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 BUZZ Magazine.

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05.01.2015

Jazz Jamm Presents: Dr. Lonnie Smith - May 2nd at 8 PM

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

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05.02.2015

Spoken Word 

Thursday, May 7th at 7 PM

Oratorical expression has been a major form of cultural communication for generations. Therefore, in honor of the verbal arts, the Ritz Theatre presents 'Spoken Word' the first Thursday of each month. Hosted by Allen 'Cheff' James, both veterans and "virgins to the mic" are welcomed to share their deepest feelings, social-observations or light-hearted banter with an intimate audience comprised of creatives and lovers of spoken word.

Spoken Word is FREE to attend and promotes a family-friendly atmosphere. 

05.07.2015

The Ritz: Amateur Night (Step Up 2 the Mic)--Auditions

Thursday, May 14th @ 5 PM

Do you have what it takes to win-it-all?! Here's your opportunity to find out. Audition to be a contestant on the most popular stage in Jacksonville--Amateur Night! Participants under the age of 18 will compete in our 'Youth' category and 18+ in our 'Adult' category. There is not cost to audition. Please ensure performance content is free of any vulgar, explicit, sexually suggestive, etc...content, as Amateur Night is a family friendly show. McGowan Spinal Rehabilitation Center and BUZZ Magazine are the proud sponsors of The Ritz: Amateur Night (Step Up 2 the Mic). 

05.14.2015

Jazz Jamm Presents: Stanley Jordan - May 15th @ 8PM

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.

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05.15.2015

TDE Presents: Lady Campbell's Souper Soul Sundays

Sunday, May 17th @ 5 PM

A theatrical fellowship experience you’ll never forget! A spiritual evolution in entertainment.


05.17.2015

Spoken Word 

Thursday, June 4th at 7 PM

Oratorical express has been a major form of cultural communication for generations. Therefore, in honor of the verbal arts, the Ritz Theatre presents 'Spoken Word' the first Thursday of each month. Hosted by Allen 'Cheff' James, both veterans and "virgins to the mic" are welcomed to share their deepest feelings, social-observations or light-hearted banter with an intimate audience comprised of creatives and lovers of spoken word.

Spoken Word is FREE to attend and promotes a family-friendly atmosphere. 

06.04.2015
The Ritz: Amateur Night (Step Up 2 the Mic)

Friday, June 5th @ 7:30pm

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 BUZZ Magazine.

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06.05.2015

Jazz Jamm Presents: Kim Waters--Saturday, June 6th at 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. Join him as he prepares to bring the house down, during the Ritz Theatre's Jazz Jamm session.

This show is a Jacksonville Jazz Fest Approved event

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06.06.2015

TDE Presents: Lady Campbell's Souper Soul Sundays

Sunday, June 21st @ 5 PM

A theatrical fellowship experience you’ll never forget! A spiritual evolution in entertainment.

06.21.2015
The Ritz: Amateur Night (Step Up 2 the Mic)--Auditions

Thursday, August 13th @ 5 PM


Do you have what it takes to win-it-all?! Here's your opportunity to find out. Audition to be a contestant on the most popular stage in Jacksonville--Amateur Night! Participants under the age of 18 will compete in our 'Youth' category and 18+ in our 'Adult' category. There is not cost to audition. Please ensure performance content is free of any vulgar, explicit, sexually suggestive, etc...content, as Amateur Night is a family friendly show. McGowan Spinal Rehabilitation Center, BUZZ Magazine and EBK Beauty Salon are the proud sponsors of The Ritz: Amateur Night (Step Up 2 the Mic). 
08.13.2015
The Ritz: Amateur Night (Step Up 2 the Mic)--Auditions

Thursday, September 10th @ 5 PM


Do you have what it takes to win-it-all?! Here's your opportunity to find out. Audition to be a contestant on the most popular stage in Jacksonville--Amateur Night! Participants under the age of 18 will compete in our 'Youth' category and 18+ in our 'Adult' category. There is not cost to audition. Please ensure performance content is free of any vulgar, explicit, sexually suggestive, etc...content, as Amateur Night is a family friendly show. McGowan Spinal Rehabilitation Center, BUZZ Magazine and EBK Beauty Salon are the proud sponsors of The Ritz: Amateur Night (Step Up 2 the Mic). 
09.10.2015
The Ritz: Amateur Night (Step Up 2 the Mic)--Auditions

Thursday, October 8th @ 5 PM


Do you have what it takes to win-it-all?! Here's your opportunity to find out. Audition to be a contestant on the most popular stage in Jacksonville--Amateur Night! Participants under the age of 18 will compete in our 'Youth' category and 18+ in our 'Adult' category. There is not cost to audition. Please ensure performance content is free of any vulgar, explicit, sexually suggestive, etc...content, as Amateur Night is a family friendly show. McGowan Spinal Rehabilitation Center, BUZZ Magazine and EBK Beauty Salon are the proud sponsors of The Ritz: Amateur Night (Step Up 2 the Mic). 
10.08.2015

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