2801 Atlantic Avenue, Fernandina Beach, FL, US, 32034
- Phone: (904) 261-0193
- Fax: (904) 261-4501
Underbelly is one of Jacksonville's leading live music venues. Perhaps most popular for its laid back vibe, Underbelly attracts a diverse crew of music lovers, with a bent that skews slightly hipster. There is a dance floor in front of the main stage if the music compels you to dance, and some couches nearby for when you need a rest between songs. Go with your buddies, grab some beers at the bar and get down at this Jacksonville favorite.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Florida Theatre was originally designed for both stage shows and motion pictures, and is now home to concerts, dance, plays, opera and film, as well as community-sponsored events such as lectures, private parties, conferences and corporate meetings. The theatre reflects the theme of a Moorish courtyard at night, with stars overhead, balconies, and trickling fountains. The building was restored in 1983 with state of the art technical equipment and seats approximately 2,000 people. Visit their web site or call for information on upcoming events.
Situated on the St. Johns River, this riverside playground features great restaurants and shopping opportunities. Jacksonville Landing's facade is a famed part of the Jacksonville skyline. Clothing, gifts, music and more fill the shops and a food court and wide variety of restaurants stave off starvation. Outdoor concerts and special events take place regularly at the Landing, making it a favorite gathering spot in the city for visitors and locals out to eat, drink and dance the night away.
Overlooking the St. Johns River in Downtown Jacksonville, the Performing Arts Center reopened in 1997 following a major facelift. A beautiful structure, it is divided into a symphony hall and two theaters, surrounded by the natural beauty of the river, which can be seen through the sweeping glass walls of the main hall. The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra performs here, as well as other top musicians and performers. Call for details on upcoming events and shows.
The Jim & Jan Moran Theater welcomes a host of music and theater artists every month. Past productions include classics such as The Phantom and Miss Saigon, and the bar is constantly being raised with every new play. Watch out for The King and I and Beethoven's Fifth, which will be on this February. This is also one of the few places where trained guide dogs are allowed into the arena.
As a part of Times-Union Center For The Performing Arts, Terry Theatre is one of most eventful venues. With brilliant plays and musicals happening around the year, this venue is never a dull place to be at. For a great musical experience, you have to drop by.
Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall showcases good acoustic symphony orchestra at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts. The stage here is 60 feet wide and the hall features a seating capacity of 1,800 at a time. There are deep blue chairs that line the rows on the main floor, first balcony and the second balcony in the Jacoby Hall. The venue hosts superb events and concerts—a real treat for the music lovers.
The only professional dance company in Jacksonville, this not-for-profit group of talented dancers performs a subscription series each year at the Florida Theatre (The), located downtown off I-95 and Main Street. The much-loved performance of the Nutcracker Suite is a favorite during the holiday season in December. If you are an aspiring ballerina or dancer, inquire about their professional training program called Florida Ballet II. The season begins in late October and ends in April, with an occasional summer performance. Florida Theatre seats up to 2,000 people.
The Jacksonville in the U.S. State of Florida is bequeathed with an array of historical sites. A prominent site among them stands as the Young Men's Hebrew Association. The organization dates back to 1854 and was basically found to serve the community services to the Jewish neighborhoods. It occupies terrific monumental value. The site has also been registered on the National Register of Historic Places.
This impressive building with 42-foot high Doric columns, 75-foot barrel-vaulted ceilings and handsome marble floors was once the nation's largest railway station. Restored and renovated, it now hosts meetings and conventions of varying sizes, including traveling shows, corporate and charity events. The 265,000 square feet (24619.3 square meters) of space boasts fully equipped kitchens and banquet facilities that can serve up to 3,000, with 22 separate rooms able to accommodate groups of up to 1,000. Plenty of lodging is close by, as well as a variety of dining and entertainment facilities at Jacksonville Landing.
The Ritz Theatre is home to gospel, jazz, other entertainment and nightlife. Community theater and film are also featured. The neighboring LaVilla Museum has more than 11,000 square feet of exhibit space and is home to art and artifacts from several African nations, as well as photographs by Aaron Mervin, paintings, ceramics and other visual arts. Local African-American artists' works are featured each year during Black History Month in February at this cultural arts center.