ARTS PICKS | June 28-30

Published on June 27, 2024 at 12:48 pm

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


Amplified Avondale 

St. Johns Avenue | Avondale 

Businesses along Avondale’s main drag, St. Johns Avenue, host a lineup of local musicians and pop-up art experiences for Friday’s Amplified Avondale. 6-9 p.m. Free to enjoy the music and art (but purchases of food/drinks/wares are always appreciated). More info

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904 Pop Up Summer Music Fest

Seawalk Pavilion | Jacksonville Beach 

What’s described as the city’s “largest curated pop-up” event, 904 Pop Up returns to the Seawalk Pavilion for its first ever Summer Music Fest. In addition to an afternoon and evening of performances by local artists, including Be Easy, Split Tone and Universal Green, more than 200 creative entrepreneurs will be also be popping up to showcase and sell their wares just a few yards from the sand. Free to attend. Full lineup and more info


Searching for Augusta Savage

WJCT Studios | Downtown Jacksonville

The Riverside art gallery and community center Yellow House presents a screening of the documentary Searching for Augusta Savage, which explores the life and legacy of the late Harlem Renaissance artist and activist who hailed from Green Cove Springs. A panel discussion with filmmakers Charlotte Mangin and Sandy Rattley, art historian and curator Jeffreen M. Hayes and Yellow House founder Hope McMath follows the screening. 2-4 p.m. Free to attend. RSVP and more info.


Queer Fest 

The Walrus | Murray Hill 

Duval-bred indie-electronic band Tomboi reunites to continue Jacksonville’s Pride Month festivities at Queer Fest on Sunday. Other featured performers include hip-hop artist/DJ GeeXella, electropop artist Bebe Deluxe and indie singer-songwriters Erica Reese and Roadie. The event also includes a vendor market, community conversations, live screen printing and other activations. The festivities begin at 4 p.m. Admission on a sliding scale (pay what you can). 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.

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