Every Friday, Jacksonville Today Arts and Culture Editor Matt Shaw shares his top 3 arts and culture picks for the weekend.
Blue Jay Listening Room | Jacksonville Beach
Over the five decades of his career — which includes solo work and collaborations with Greg Allman, Levon Helm, Steve Winwood and others — singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Randall Bramblett has pushed the boundaries of modern roots music. A songwriter’s songwriter, Bramblett is revered by his peers (Bonnie Raitt says, “You can’t do better than Randall Bramblett!”). Check out this interview with Bramblett from the Jacksonville Music Experience. Show starts at 8 p.m. Get tickets here.
Saturday and Sunday
CoRK Open Studios
CoRK Arts District | Riverside
Spanning more than 80,000 square feet of converted warehouse space that is now the studios of more than 70 artists, Riverside’s CoRK Arts District is an inspiring hive of creativity, the exploration of which likely requires more than one full day. Luckily, the latest iteration of the compound’s Open Studios is held over two days. From noon-6 p.m., visitors are invited for a self-guided tour of the artists’ studios. Admission is free. More info here.
Florida Chamber Music Project: Haydn and Tchaikovsky
Beaches Museum Chapel | Jacksonville Beach
The Florida Chamber Music Project performs an afternoon of classical music in an intimate setting. Sunday’s performance includes two contrasting pieces — String Quartet Op. 76, No. 6 by Joseph Haydn and String Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Tickets are $27. The event starts at 3 p.m. Get tickets here.