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Two music festivals coming to downtown Jacksonville this summer

July 17, 2014

By Tom Szaroleta, The Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville



July 17--Two live music festivals are planned for downtown Jacksonville in August and September.

The second First Coast Music Festival is planned for Aug. 30-31, and the inaugural Connection Festival for Sept. 12-14.

The New Leaf Vapor Co.First Coast Music Festival will feature acts from Northeast Florida and will be at downtown clubs Underbelly, 1904 Music Hall and Burro Bar. More than 50 acts, headlined by local favorites Grandpa's Cough Medicine, Fusebox Funk, Lucky Costello and Askmeificare, are scheduled to perform. Tickets are $10 for one day or $15 for both days. For the complete lineup or to order tickets, go to www.firstcoastmusicfest.com.

Less Than Jake, Surfer Blood and DJ Logic will headline the inaugural Connection Festival, a three-day celebration of music, dance, art and street performances scheduled for Sept. 12-14 in downtown Jacksonville.

Connection Festival has more than 80 bands scheduled. Tickets are required to see bands performing on the main stage at Main and Adams streets; other acts performing in downtown venues will be free. Tickets are $30 per day or $55 for both. A $275VIP Connection Pass is also available.

Main stage performances start at noon Sept. 13 and 14. The final performer takes the stage at 9 p.m. Main stage performers for Saturday, Sept. 13, are DJ Logic, Kermit Ruffins, the UNF Jazz Band, Tropic of Cancer, Orquesta El Macabeo, Tambor, La Quilombera, This Frontier Needs Heroes, Parker Urban Band and the Tom Bennett Band. Scheduled to perform on the main stage on Sunday, Sept. 14, are Surfer Blood, Less Than Jake, Whole Wheat Bread, Cibbo Matto featuring Nels Cline of Wilco, Sugarhill Gang, Universal Green, Sidereal, Orange Air, Canary in the Coalmine and Northe.

Dozens of other bands will play free shows at downtown venues Burrito Gallery, Burro Bar, 1904 Music Hall, Underbelly and The Volstead.

For a complete list of performers, go to connectionfestival.com.

Tom Szaroleta: (904) 359-4548

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