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Free Jacksonville concert series starts Thursday

Jax River Jams will begin on Thursday, April 8 and will continue each Thursday of the month.
Credit: Chase Rice - Website

JACKSONVILLE, Fla — Get ready to jam!

A four-week free concert series is coming to Downtown Jacksonville this spring. From country, rock to hip-hop, individuals will be able to see national headliners perform at the Riverfront Plaza.

The lineup was announced in February by Downtown Vision, Inc., much to the delight of fans.

Downtown Vision, Inc. announced the concert series, "Jax River Jams" during a press conference.

Jax River Jams will begin on Thursday, April 8 and continue each Thursday of the month, ending on April 29. 

The site will open at 5 p.m. each week. The opening act will start performing at 6 p.m. and the main headliner for the evening will go on at 7:30 p.m.

In addition to national headliners, the concert series will feature local and regional openers along with local food and business vendors.

Jax River Jams will be held in partnership with VyStar Credit Union and the Florida Theatre.

Officials say they hope this initiative will encourage people to visit Downtown Jacksonville while enjoying a safe and entertaining environment.

Although the event is held outside, face masks are still required amongst other COVID-19 precautions and social distancing guidelines.

Concert attendees are encouraged to bring chairs and picnic blankets. Click here to learn more about the concert series.