Quality Inn Conference Center
6802 Commonwealth Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32254
Phone: (904) 781-6000
Fax: (904) 781-2784
The Murray Hill Theatre is a well-known Christian Rock venue in Jacksonville. The USP of the place is in the live music that is staged here, which is mainly hill songs in rock and other popular genres. There's one thing that you'll definitely find here and that is a positive message in each song, since that is the prerequisite for all performing bands before they are selected. The Theater has its own recording studio that supports upcoming bands by offering up-to-date recording services at an affordable price. There is also the The Murray Hill Theatre Cafe, an internet cafe which is particularly known for its coffee concoctions.
If you want to enjoy nice rock music playing live, Matini's Music Hall is the place to be. Many touring bands perform at this venue, The Radio Rebellion Tour is one of the special events that is hosted in this hall. National and international renowned artists like Norma Jean have also performed in this Music Hall. It is one of the preferred place for many local events in Jacksonville.
Located in the FJCC Kent Campus, the main auditorium is used for corporate events, from board meetings to business events. The auditorium is also used for social programs by the locals and social organizations like for the 'Hope is Emerging' program. Located in the front entrance of the campus, the auditorium has accessible seats. There are many good restaurants and hotels nearby and parking space is available off the park street.
This non-profit professional theater company specializes in children's theater with its Tot Theatre, geared for preschool kids through second grade. Hosting a year-round season of plays based on children's favorite stories and fairy tales, from Snow White to Rumpelstiltskin and Goldilocks and the Three Bears, the Playhouse is also home to an Educational Theatre program presenting curriculum or issue-related plays for all grade levels.
First opened in 1927, this landmark theater is famed for being the first theater in Florida to show "talkies," or movies with auditory dialogue. Nowadays, it is known for showing diverse flicks from a wide spectrum of cinema, ranging from Hollywood blockbusters to independent features. Another notable feature of this theater is that it sells beer and wine, as well as real food like pizza and sandwiches. Check the website for showtimes.
Founded in 1890 by Claudia L’Engle Adams, Friday Musicale Auditorium is Florida's oldest musical organization. Besides providing striking musical concerts by very talented people free of charge to the public, the auditorium also doubles up as a venue for local and private events. Friday Musicale also supports upcoming musicians and the youth by reaching out to local students, providing music classes and awarding scholarships. For further details or membership, visit the website.
This impressive building with 42-foot high Doric columns, 75-foot barrel-vaulted ceilings and handsome marble floors was once the nation's largest railway station. Restored and renovated, it now hosts meetings and conventions of varying sizes, including traveling shows, corporate and charity events. The 265,000 square feet (24619.3 square meters) of space boasts fully equipped kitchens and banquet facilities that can serve up to 3,000, with 22 separate rooms able to accommodate groups of up to 1,000. Plenty of lodging is close by, as well as a variety of dining and entertainment facilities at Jacksonville Landing.
The Ritz Theatre is home to gospel, jazz, other entertainment and nightlife. Community theater and film are also featured. The neighboring LaVilla Museum has more than 11,000 square feet of exhibit space and is home to art and artifacts from several African nations, as well as photographs by Aaron Mervin, paintings, ceramics and other visual arts. Local African-American artists' works are featured each year during Black History Month in February at this cultural arts center.
The Jacksonville city in the U.S. State of Florida is bequeathed with an array of historical sites, the Young Men's Hebrew Association stands as a prominent site among them. The organization dates back to 1854, and was basically established to help the Jewish areas.
Overlooking the St. Johns River in Downtown Jacksonville, the Performing Arts Center reopened in 1997 following a major facelift. A beautiful structure, it is divided into a symphony hall and two theaters, surrounded by the natural beauty of the river, which can be seen through the sweeping glass walls of the main hall. The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra performs here, as well as other top musicians and performers. Call for details on upcoming events and shows.
The Jim & Jan Moran Theater welcomes a host of music and theater artists every month. Past productions include classics such as The Phantom and Miss Saigon, and the bar is constantly being raised with every new play. Watch out for The King and I and Beethoven's Fifth, which will be on this February. This is also one of the few places where trained guide dogs are allowed into the arena.
Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall showcases good acoustic symphony orchestra at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts. The stage here is 60 feet wide and the hall features a seating capacity of 1,800 at a time. There are deep blue chairs that line the rows on the main floor, first balcony and the second balcony in the Jacoby Hall. The venue hosts superb events and concerts—a real treat for the music lovers.