Ritz Theatre & Museum Events Calendar

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

Tonight! with Jim Alabiso

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.

04.30.2015
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
Community First Credit Union presents
ART IN THE PARK

Saturday | May 2 | 2015
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Hemming Park in Downtown Jacksonville
FREE + OPEN to all
Brought to you by The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville

www.culturalcouncil.org/artinthepark/

Save the date for this unique & free cultural event! Interact with the best of the city’s cultural organizations, witness several live performances, participate in a scavenger hunt and more! Street parking downtown is free on what is sure to be a beautiful Saturday. We’ve teamed up with JTA to have the Skyway on, so come bring the whole family after the First Coast Kids Triathlon, or skyway over from MOSH & the Environmental Protection Board’s Clean Air Festival at Friendship Fountain, or bike from the Riverside Arts Market. Fun for all ages!
05.02.2015

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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