#DTJax Weekly Update: March 1-7, 2022

Instagram of the Week

Thanks to everyone who joined us this past Friday at the #DTJax Gala: Classic Hollywood. We had a great time celebrating Downtown Jacksonville with you all, raising funds for our Placemaking initiatives and had so much fun on the dance floor! Major thanks to @Cre8Jax for snapping pics and covering the event for us.

Use the hashtag #DTJax for a chance to be featured as the next Instagram of the Week.

New and Noteworthy

Saturday Yoga
@ RAM Returns

Beginning this Saturday, March 5th, morning yoga will ramp back up at Riverside Arts Market. Bring your mats, practice your vinyasa & shop small when the market opens. Saturday morning yoga takes place each Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. under the Acosta bridge. Learn More.

Fat Tuesday
Bayou Bash

On Art Walk Wednesday: Celebrate Fat Tuesday at the Volstead! Join Volstead for a little Voodoo in the Bayou as they live up the Mardi Gras madness. Look forward to some swinging jazz from The Raisin Cake Orchestra, themed cocktails, swamp chic decor and a little mystic mojo. Learn More.

GATE River Run

One of Jacksonville’s beloved annual runs returns this weekend! Whether you’re a 15K runner or if 5K is more your style, the GATE River Run is fit for everyone. Run the bridges and get outside this Saturday, March 5th. Learn More.

Help Improve #DTJax

Please share your feedback with us utilizing these three surveys for a chance to win a $100 #DTJax Gift Card:

DTJax Resident Survey
DTJax Employee Survey
DTJax Visitor Survey

Wednesday, March 2nd from 5-9 p.m.
Downtown Jacksonville

Take a self-guided tour of Downtown Jacksonville’s arts and culture scene, with featured art hubs and lots to explore in between.

James Weldon Johnson Park
135 W Monroe St.
Browse works by #ArtWalkJax artists and enjoy music by Paul Ivey with the Souls of Joy, food trucks, a beer garden and more.

The Breezeway at VyStar Tower
100 W. Bay St.
Enjoy a musical performance from Dean Winter and The Heat and shop with your favorite Vagabond Flea vendors. Grab a bite to eat from Bread and BurgerBread and Board or Estrella Cocina, or grab a warm cup of coffee from Vagabond Coffee Co.

The Jessie (Ball duPont Center)
40 E. Adams St.
Stop by the Corner Gallery and enjoy the newest installation, Many Small Gestures by Sheila Goloborotko. Visit the many artists and vendors inside the building and don’t miss music by DJ Enerji and Dats Pressure. Plus, enjoy a Jump 4 Jax performance and food trucks at the loading dock.

March Art Walk Highlight: Enjoy an expanded Vagabond Flea Market during First Wednesday Art Walk. Shop with local artists and vendors who will be set up outside of Bank of America Tower (located on the corner of Bay and Laura Street).

Jax River Jams Presented by VyStar Credit Union

#DTJax’s Favorite Concert Series Returns!

When: April 7, 14, 21 & 28
Where: Riverfront Plaza | 2 W. Independent Drive

This spring, join us on the riverfront each Thursday in April for the return of Jax River Jams Presented by VyStar Credit Union! This free, four-week, multi-genre concert series will be held Thursdays in April at Riverfront Plaza in Downtown Jacksonville and will feature: Spin Doctors & Sister Hazel, Boyz II Men, Carly Pearce and Manchester OrchestraLearn More.
Jax River Jams 2022 Lineup
April 7: Rock Band Spin Doctors and Alternative and Southern Rock Band Sister Hazel

Opener: Southern-fried funk band Dirty Bird & The Flu

April 14: Grammy Award-winning, Global-Iconic Group Boyz II Men

Openers: Hip-hop, jazz and neo-soul band Katz Downstairz & hip-hop musician, DJ, host, podcaster, actor and journalist Mr. Al Pete

April 21: Country Music Association’s Female Artist of the Year Carly Pearce

Openers: Alt-country/Americana band Dean Winter and the Heat & genre-defying and cinematic instrumental group Jon Stickley Trio

April 28: Indie rock band Manchester Orchestra

Openers: Getaway band Glazed & alternative/indie band Lunar Vacation

Help Improve Downtown Jacksonville

Each year Downtown Vision (DVI) evaluates the state of Downtown Jacksonville and collects data on how to improve the Downtown experience. Please share your feedback with us utilizing these three surveys for a chance to win a $100 #DTJax Gift Card:

DTJax Resident Survey
DTJax Employee Survey
DTJax Visitor Survey

Upcoming #DTJax Events

1904 Anniversary Block Party
March 5 at 5 p.m.
1904 Music Hall

Stop by 1904 Music Hall on Saturday, March 5th and celebrate 10 years of live music in downtown Jacksonville! The block party kicks off at 5 p.m. with two stages of live performances, art vendors, food trucks and Axe Champs Mobile Axe throwing. The event is free to attend. Learn More.

Art Bikes Tour
March 6 at 11:55 a.m.
@ Downtown Jacksonville

Hidden Jacksonville leads incredible tours that showcase the public art and hidden beauty in and around Jacksonville. This is a 3 hour guided tour that explores the river, downtown and Riverside neighborhoods. Learn More.

Symphony in 60
March 10 at 6:30 p.m.
Jacksonville Center
for the Performing Arts

Arising shortly after painters like Monet and Renoir revolutionized the visual art world, composers such as Debussy, Ravel and Fauré turned from the emotional extremes and large scales of Romanticism. Join Gonzalo Farias and the Symphony in this world of watercolors made sound. Learn More.

Every Saturday, under the Fuller Warren Bridge, enjoy a beautiful outdoor market. Shop local produce, handmade goods and dine at your favorite food trucks.

Check out this week’s line-up!

James Weldon Johnson Park

Don’t miss out on all of the events going on in the park this month, including lunchtime musical performances and weekend festivals! View the schedule.

See More Events

Get Involved

Activating Jacksonville’s Riverfront

The Jessie Ball duPont Fund is helping to convene a series of conversations about how best to activate our city’s downtown waterfront for the benefit of all of our residents and visitors. Visit their page to learn more.

1st Downtown Jacksonville: The Future of the Shipyards 

1st DownTown Jacksonville is a platform created to help communicate, advocate and unite supporters who share the same passion for Downtown. Check out their website to learn about plans for The Shipyards, a path toward the Stadium of the Future and community investment by the Jaguars and Iguana Investments.

Updates from Downtown Vision

Downtown Vision’s
2020-2021 Annual Report 

We are excited to share our 2020-2021 Annual Report.

Explore the ways our organization makes a difference in Downtown Jacksonville. From our exceptional team of Downtown Ambassadors, to our signature events old and new, we are always striving to makes #DTJax the place to be.

View The Report

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