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Jazz Fest After Dark: 8 Venues Host Acts 'Til As Late As 1AM

Photo courtesy of Visit Jacksonville
Jazz Fest After Dark will be part of this year's Jacksonville Jazz Festival.

Jazz Fest After Dark will be returning as part of the Jacksonville Jazz Festival this weekend.

Eight official host venues will be offering more than 16 acts.

“We started Jazz Fest After Dark because we wanted to give Jazz Fest attendees a reason to stay Downtown after the last acts of the day wrapped up,” said Jazz Fest After Dark founder Jason Huckleberry Lewis.

“Live music is a big component of Downtown’s nightlife and gives the local businesses an opportunity to showcase their talents while working with the Jacksonville Jazz Festival,” Lewis said in an email to WJCT News.


Live music will begin at 6 p.m. at certain locations and run until 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Entry is free.
2019 Jazz Fest After Dark Lineup:


1904 Music Hall | 19 N. Ocean St.

LPT and Nightcrawler, Times TBD

Bold City Brewery | 109 E. Bay St.

Kristen Lee at 8 p.m.

Element Bistro | 335 E. Bay St.

The Jimmy Beats Band at 7 p.m.

Island Girl Cigar Bar | 11 Ocean St

DeSean Kirland at 9 p.m.

The Justice Pub | 315 E Bay St.

Jax Jam Jazz Fest After Dark at 8:30 p.m. featuring Kiaya Cash


1904 Music Hall | 19 N. Ocean St.

Stank Sauce, Time TBD

301 E. Bay Street

ADRIFT presents: Recognize. The. Rhythm. with Shawn Lightfoot, Keith Kimball at Kathleen Shelton at 7 p.m.

Bold City Brewery | 109 E. Bay St.

Shawn Pfaffman at 8 p.m.

Cowford Chophouse | 101 E Bay St.

Akia Uwanda at 6 p.m

Island Girl Cigar Bar | 11 Ocean St.

Dami Lipede at 9 p.m

The Justice Pub | 315 E Bay St.

Groove Coalition and Knight Krawler, Times TBD   


The Justice Pub | 315 E Bay St.

Hendrix Vibe at 9 p.m.

The schedule is subject to change. Updates will be posted on the Jazz Fest After Dark Facebook page.

Bill Bortzfield can be reached at, 904-358-6349 or on Twitter at @BortzInJax.

Bill joined WJCT News in September of 2017 from The Florida Times-Union, where he served in a variety of multimedia journalism positions.