at 100 E Forsyth St, Jacksonville, 32202 United States
Live music downtown nightly following the Jacksonville Jazz Fest Friday May 23 - Sunday May 25. All free to the public.
JAZZ FEST AFTER DARK is a free event that takes place from Friday, May 23 to Sunday, May 25. The event is a club component of the larger Jacksonville Jazz Fest, which is also free to the general public. It is a co-promotion between Jason Lewis (creator/organizer), Jacksonville Jazz Fest, Jax Chamber, Visit Jacksonville, Downtown Vision, Inc. and The Elbow. Despite consisting of mostly local acts, last years event was packed out nightly. JFAD was also named by Folio Weekly as one of 2013’s top 15 Musical Moments. This year the event takes place in 5 venues: Underbelly, 1904 Music Hall, Burro Bar, Dive Bar and The Volstead. Please check the schedule regularly for updates and we’ll see you after dark! www.jazzfestafterdark.com Additional restaurants, bars and dance clubs are located at The Jacksonville Landing and in The Elbow entertainment district Downtown: ClubTSIDiscotheque, Dos Gatos, Mark’s Downtown, LIT Downtown, Burrito Gallery, Indochine, Chomp Chomp, Northstar “The Pizza Bar” and Taco Rodeo.
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Wow, JAZZ FEST AFTER DARK!!! What a wonderful celebration of the Arts in Jacksonville. Thank you to our partners, Jax Happenings, Downtown Vision, Inc., JAX Chamber, Visit Jacksonville, and The Elbow who came through in so many ways to make this event a success. Our sponsors, Moon River Pizza, Blue Buddha Exotic Foods, Inc., Strongbow, Sweet Theory Baking Co., and Pajcic & Pajcic, who were also instrumental. The venues, The Volstead, Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, Burro Bar, 1904 Music Hall, Underbelly, Downtown Cigar Lounge, and the Dive Bar, who were extremely gracious and helpful. So many people who helped out, including Jamison Williams, Lisa Thomas, Brad Lauretti, TIm Hall, Tony Allegretti, Trey Hebron, Katrina Lewis, Connor Dworschak, and so many others. Special thanks, to Grant Nielson who did an awesome job with the artwork, graphics, web and lots of last minute unexpected deadlines. Biggest thanks to all the amazing artists who performed, over the three days of JFAD. Way to many to list, but with lion's share of the artists being North Florida based musicians, it speaks to the volume of talent we have access to here in Jacksonville. I feel so lucky to live in such a beautiful city with so many amazing and talented people. Thanks and see you next year! Jason Lewis