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Sean Mason performs Sunday at the Ritz Theatre | Sean Mason via Instagram

ARTS PICKS | June 14-16

Published on June 11, 2024 at 12:51 pm

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

Friday

L.O.V.E. Fest 

Riverwalk (by the Winston Family YMCA) | Riverside

The second L.O.V.E. fest kicks off on Friday, making this arts and music mini-festival curated and organized by popular Duval hip-hop collective L.O.V.E. Culture an annual event. This year’s iteration, taking place once again on the Riverwalk next to the Winston Family YMCA in Riverside, offers live music on multiple stages, art and craft vendors, food trucks, kid-friendly activations and more. 4 p.m. -10 p.m. Free to attend. More information

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Saturday 

Jax Digital Art Fest 

WJCT Soundstage | Downtown Jacksonville

The Jax Digital Art Fest is a yearly event exploring emerging mediums of digital art, from immersive art and virtual reality to film and fashion, with experts in the field on hand to give talks about the digital art scene. Prices vary by session. Noon-10 p.m. Tickets and more information


Saturday

James Weldon Johnson Birthday Celebration

James Weldon Johnson Park | Downtown Jacksonville

A celebration of the life and prevailing influence of Jacksonville poet, author and civil rights activist James Weldon Johnson will be held at his namesake James Weldon Johnson Park on Saturday. A key figure in the Harlem Renaissance, the LaVilla resident wrote “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing.” The day-of-service event is a park cleanup that also includes music and poetry readings and food trucks. 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. More info and sign up for a park cleanup shift.


Sunday

Sean Mason Jazz Quartet

Ritz Theatre & Museum | LaVilla

Didn’t get enough jazz at this year’s Jacksonville Jazz Festival? This Father’s Day, emerging jazz star, the pianist Sean Mason – whose 2023 debut album, Southern Suite, made many a year-end-best-of list – performs at the Ritz Theatre in LaVilla. 8 p.m. Tickets (starting at $26.25) are BOGO for Father’s Day (Select “1 ticket” and then “Father’s Day – BOGO” from menu.) Tickets and more info.

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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.

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