Jacksonville Today Arts and Culture Editor Matt Shaw shares his arts and culture picks for the weekend.
Friday & Saturday
Sing Out Loud Festival Francis Field Showcase
Francis Field | St. Augustine
The month-long Sing Out Loud Festival is not done yet. In addition to dozens of free local showcase events at various venues throughout the weekend, the two-day Francis Field Showcase kicks off on Friday night with Yola, Lord Huron, Black Keys and more. Saturday’s lineup is headlined by Mumford & Sons and also includes Maggie Rogers, Amos Lee and S.G. Goodman. For more on the local showcases, check out the Jacksonville Music Experience’s concert calendar. Here are tickets and more info.
Friday & Saturday
E.T. with the Jacksonville Symphony
Jacoby Symphony Hall | Downtown Jacksonville
Over the past few seasons, the Jacksonville Symphony has become well acquainted with the music of John Williams, the five-time Academy Award winner and longtime Steven Spielberg running mate. This weekend, the symphony once again will play Williams’ iconic score for E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, along wit Spielberg’s 1982 classic, which will be projected in high definition. Friday and Saturday performances are both at 7 p.m. Tickets and more info.
The Juan Rollan Quartet Performs A Love Supreme
Blue Jay Listening Room | Jacksonville Beach
Though it barely cracks the top 30 list of best-selling jazz albums of all time, in terms of cultural and musical impact, John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme stands shoulder-to-shoulder with Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue (the top-selling jazz album). Considered a masterpiece of spiritual jazz, Coltrane’s 1965 album presents both a technical and existential challenge to any musician who might venture to perform it. But a quartet of seasoned local players are up to the task, led by Jacksonville saxophonist Juan Rollan. They’ll seek to channel Coltrane and his holy trio – Elvin Jones, Jimmy Garrison and McCoy Tyner – performing A Love Supreme in its entirety on Saturday at Blue Jay Listening Room in Jacksonville Beach. (Read the Jacksonville Music Experience interview with Juan Rollan about the project.). Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets and more info.