Gearing Up For the Jacksonville Jazz Festival

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW GETTING READY FOR THE 2019 Jacksonville Jazz Festival

The Jacksonville Jazz Festival announced that seven-time Grammy award winner and one of the GREATEST Ever, Gladys Knight will be one of the headliners of the 2019 Jacksonville Jazz Festival. Very few singers over the last fifty years have matched her unassailable artistry. This seven-time Grammy winner has enjoyed #1 hits in Pop, Gospel, R&B and Adult Contemporary, and has triumphed in film, television and live performance.

Experience all Downtown Jacksonville has to offer as it comes alive with the sounds of jazz greats and modern favorites at the 2019 Jacksonville Jazz Festival on Memorial Day weekend. Join the City of Jacksonville May 23 – 26 and experience two stages of live jazz, local food, drinks, shopping and entertainment.  Since first taking place in 1981, the Jazz Fest has become one of the largest jazz festivals in the country, offering a fun and vibrant street festival atmosphere, and in 2019 you can experience it throughout 10 blocks of downtown – all for free!

 

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Thursday-Sunday, May 23-26
ROAD CLOSURES:
 
Wednesday, May 22
Starting at 7 a.m.:
  • N. Pearl St. closed from W. Monroe St. to Adams St.
  • Hogan St. (eastern-most lane) closed from W. Monroe St. to W. Duval St.
  • Hogan St. (western-most lane) partially closed from W. Monroe St. to W. Duval St. until 5:00 PM
  • W. Monroe St. will be hold & release from Hogan St. to N. Laura St. until 5:00 PM
Thursday, May 23 
Continued from previous closures:
  • N. Pearl St. closed from W. Monroe St. to Adams St.
  • Hogan St. (eastern-most lane) closed from W. Monroe St. to W. Duval St.
Starting at 9 a.m.:
  • Hogan St. closed from 108 N. Hogan St. (after BBT garage exit after W. Forsyth St.) to 400 Hogan St. (Sweet Pete’s)
  • Adams St. closed from N. Main St. to Broad St.
  • W. Duval St. closed from N. Laura St. to Sweet Pete’s (Duval side)
  • N. Laura St. southbound lane closed from W. Church St. to W. Forsyth St.
  • N. Laura St. northbound lane closed from W. Forsyth St. to W. Duval St.
  • Clay St. closed from exit of Courthouse Parking Garage to Adams St.
  • N. Pearl St. is pass access only from W. Duval St. to W. Monroe St.
  • W. Monroe St. is pass access only from N. Pearl St. to N. Julia St.
  • Duval St. is open to 2-way traffic from Sweet Pete’s (Duval side) to Julia St. until 5:00 PM
  • Hogan St. is open to 2-way traffic from Sweet Pete’s to W. Church St. until 5:00 PM
  • W. Monroe St. is open to 2-way traffic from N. Julia St. to 140 W. Monroe St. (Dalton Agency) until 5:00 PM
Friday, May 24
Continued from previous closures:
  • N. Pearl St. closed from W. Monroe St. to Adams St.
  • Hogan St. (eastern-most lane) closed from W. Monroe St. to W. Duval St.
  • Hogan St. closed from 108 N. Hogan St. (after BBT garage exit after W. Forsyth St.) to 400 Hogan St. (Sweet Pete’s)
  • Adams St. closed from N. Main St. to Broad St.
  • W. Duval St. closed from N. Laura St. to Sweet Pete’s (Duval side)
  • N. Laura St. southbound lane closed from W. Church St. to W. Forsyth St.
  • N. Laura St. northbound lane closed from W. Forsyth St. to W. Duval St.
  • Clay St. closed from exit of Courthouse Parking Garage to Adams St.
  • N. Pearl St. is pass access only from W. Duval St. to W. Monroe St.
  • W. Monroe St. is pass access only from N. Pearl St. to N. Julia St.
Staring at 9 a.m.:
  • W. Monroe St. closed from 140 W. Monroe St. (Dalton Agency) to 2 W. Monroe St. Garage
  • Duval St. is open to 2-way traffic from Sweet Pete’s (Duval side) to Julia St.
  • Hogan St. is open to 2-way traffic from Sweet Pete’s to W. Church St.
  • W. Monroe St. is open to 2-way traffic from N. Julia St. to 140 W. Monroe St. (Dalton Agency)
Starting at 4 p.m.:
  • N. Julia St. is pass access only from W. Forsyth St. to W. Duval St. until 11:59 PM
Starting at 6 p.m.:
  • Broad St. is tentatively closed from W. Forsyth St. to W. Duval St., based on crowd safety needs, until 11:59 PM
Saturday, May 25
Continued from previous closures:
  • N. Pearl St. closed from W. Monroe St. to Adams St.
  • Hogan St. (eastern-most lane) closed from W. Monroe St. to W. Duval St.
  • Hogan St. closed from W. Forsyth St. to 400 Hogan St. (Sweet Pete’s) – *extends all the way to Forsyth/Hogan intersection (beyond BBT Garage)
  • Adams St. closed from N. Main St. to Broad St.
  • W. Duval St. closed from N. Laura St. to Sweet Pete’s (Duval side)
  • Clay St. closed from exit of Courthouse Parking Garage to Adams St.
  • N. Pearl St. is pass access only from W. Duval St. to W. Monroe St.
  • W. Monroe St. is pass access only from N. Pearl St. to N. Julia St.
  • W. Monroe St. closed from 140 W. Monroe St. (Dalton Agency) to 2 W. Monroe St. Garage
  • N. Laura St. southbound lane closed from W. Church St. to W. Forsyth St.
  • N. Laura St. northbound lane closed from W. Forsyth St. to W. Duval St.
  • Duval St. is open to 2-way traffic from Sweet Pete’s (Duval side) to Julia St.
  • Hogan St. is open to 2-way traffic from Sweet Pete’s to W. Church St.
  • W. Monroe St. is open to 2-way traffic from N. Julia St. to 140 W. Monroe St. (Dalton Agency)
Starting at 1 p.m.:
  • N. Julia St. is pass access only from W. Forsyth St. to W. Duval St. until 11:59 PM
Starting at 3 p.m.:
  • Broad St. is tentatively closed from W. Forsyth St. to W. Duval St., based on crowd safety needs, until 11:59 PM
Sunday, May 26 
Continued from previous closures:
  • N. Pearl St. closed from W. Monroe St. to Adams St.
  • Hogan St. (eastern-most lane) closed from W. Monroe St. to W. Duval St.
  • Hogan St. closed from W. Forsyth St. to 400 Hogan St. (Sweet Pete’s)
  • Adams St. closed from N. Main St. to Broad St.
  • W. Duval St. closed from N. Laura St. to Sweet Pete’s (Duval side)
  • Clay St. closed from exit of Courthouse Parking Garage to Adams St.
  • N. Pearl St. is pass access only from W. Duval St. to W. Monroe St.
  • W. Monroe St. is pass access only from N. Pearl St. to N. Julia St.
  • W. Monroe St. closed from 140 W. Monroe St. (Dalton Agency) to 2 W. Monroe St. Garage
  • N. Laura St. southbound lane closed from W. Church St. to W. Forsyth St.
  • N. Laura St. northbound lane closed from W. Forsyth St. to W. Duval St.
  • Duval St. is open to 2-way traffic from Sweet Pete’s (Duval side) to Julia St.
  • Hogan St. is open to 2-way traffic from Sweet Pete’s to W. Church St.
  • W. Monroe St. is open to 2-way traffic from N. Julia St. to 140 W. Monroe St. (Dalton Agency)
Starting at 1 p.m.:
  • N. Julia St. is pass access only from W. Forsyth St. to W. Duval St. until 11:59 PM
Starting at 3 p.m. closures:
  • Broad St. is tentatively closed from W. Forsyth St. to W. Duval St., based on crowd safety needs, until 11:59 PM
Monday, May 27
All previously closed roads will be reopened by noon on Monday, May 27 with the exception of the below:
 
1 a.m. closure:
  • N. Pearl St. is pass access only from W. Monroe St. to Adams St. until Festival is cleared in this area
  • Adams St. is pass access only from N. Laura St. to Clay St. until Festival is cleared in this area
6 a.m. closure:
  • W. Monroe St. is pass access only from N. Julia St. to Laura St. until Festival is cleared in this area
  • Hogan St. is pass access only from W. Forsyth St. to W. Duval St. until Festival is cleared in this area
  • W. Duval St. is pass access only from N. Laura St. to Hogan St. until Festival is cleared in this area
No parking at meters on the following streets from May 22-27

  • Adams St. from Main St. to Broad St.
  • Monroe St. from Main St. to Pearl St.
  • Duval St. from Main St. to Julia St.
  • Church St. from Laura St. to Hogan St. (south side of the street only)
  • Broad St. from W. Adams St. to Monroe St.
  • Clay St. from Forsyth St. to Adams St.
  • Pearl St. from Forsyth St. to Duval St.
  • Julia St. from Forsyth St. to Duval St.
  • Hogan St. from Forsyth St. to Church St. Laura St. from Forsyth to Church St.
All bagged meters end on Monday, May 27.
FOR JAZZ FESTIVAL ROAD CLOSURE INFORMATION OR QUESTIONS, CONTACT (904) 630­-3690 OR EMAIL events@coj.net.

For more information on the Jacksonville Jazz Fest visit www.JacksonvilleJazzFest.com.

2019 Festival Hours:

Friday: 6 – 11pm
Saturday: 3 – 11pm
Sunday: 3 – 11pm

 

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