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ARTS PICKS | Feb. 16-18

Published on February 13, 2024 at 11:00 am

Jacksonville Today Arts and Culture Editor Matt Shaw shares his arts and culture picks for the weekend.

Friday & Saturday

Fort Mose Jazz & Blues Series: Christone “Kingfish” Ingram & Keb’ Mo’

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Fort Mose Historic State Park & St. Augustine Amp | St. Augustine

The Fort Mose Jazz & Blues Series continues with two formidable bluesmen: Rising star, the guitarist and singer Christone “Kingfish” Ingram plays tonight at 7 p.m. at Fort Mose, and eight-time Grammy-winner Keb’ Mo’ closes out the annual series tomorrow at 7 p.m. at the Amp’s main stage. For three years now, the Fort Mose Jazz & Blues Series has brought in high-profile musical artists to increase awareness of Fort Mose, the St. Augustine landmark that was the site of the first legally sanctioned free African settlement in the nation. Tickets and more info.


Friday & Saturday 

Lumen Repertory Theatre: A Small Fire 

San Marco Church | San Marco

Regional production company Lumen Repertory Theatre kicks off its 2024 season with performances of A Small Fire by Obie Award winning playwright Adam Brock. Lumen’s Brian Niece tackles directing duties of the drama, which The New York Times called a “low-key, quietly moving play.” Lumen’s run of six performances goes through March 2. Both Friday’s opening night performance and Saturday’s start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets and more info.

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Friday & Saturday 

Anna Rakitina with the Jacksonville Symphony

Jacoby Symphony Hall | Downtown Jacksonville

Award-winning conductor Anna Rakitina makes her debut with the Jacksonville Symphony, leading the revered local institution through Rachmaninoff’s Second, which, since its debut in 1907, has been hailed as one of the greatest of all Romantic symphonies – fitting for the week of Valentine’s Day. Both performances start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets and more info.


author image Arts & Culture Editor Matthew Shaw is a writer, editor and musician. His writing has appeared in Folio Weekly, Edible Northeast Florida, The Surfer's Journal, and SURFER Magazine, and he's reported on national stories for The New York Times. He was previously editor in chief of the Void Magazine.
author image Arts & Culture Editor Matthew Shaw is a writer, editor and musician. His writing has appeared in Folio Weekly, Edible Northeast Florida, The Surfer's Journal, and SURFER Magazine, and he's reported on national stories for The New York Times. He was previously editor in chief of the Void Magazine.