Calendar

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Apr
13
Sat
Second Set of music at the Marina
Apr 13 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for the ‘Second Set of music at the Marina.’ The event will be in the parking lot on the side of the Marina Welcome Center. Come out and support the Maritime Museum of Amelia Island, the Preservation of our Public Marina, the Preservation of Public Access to our Water Ways, and Support our Waterfront Businesses and our Local Musicians. Bring the family and some some chairs. Watch a beautiful sunset and mingle with some good folk. All donations will go to the ‘Maritime Museum of Amelia Island.’

All our musicians are volunteering their time and talent! Come see Hup & Ray; The Sean McCarty Band; Tom Leon; Amy Basse; Jim Barcaro; Tony Merz and James M Geiger.

In order for our Historical Marina to stay ‘Public’ it will need our support and our voice.

Oct
4
Fri
Oktoberfest Party Music @ Council on Aging
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Oktoberfest Party Music with Bob the Seal… what could be more fun?

Call 261-0701 for more information.

October 4 Sounds on Centre @ Downtown Fernandina
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The final Sounds on Centre of 2019 – put on your dancing shoes, grab a chair, and come dance with members of the Fernandina Pirates Club

Oct
6
Sun
2019 Jazz in the Park @ Amelia Park
Oct 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Jazz in the Park – Free Concert

This is a FREE Community Concert at Amelia Park near the YMCA (between 14th and Citrona, Fernandina Beach, Florida).

Presenting the exciting UNF Jazz Ensemble 2 directed by Dennis Marks.

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, food and beverage

Oct
8
Tue
Jazz and Wine Tasting @ Story and Song Bookstore Bistro
Oct 8 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

This unique wine tasting and Jazz event will feature special wines and a pairing of great jazz for each taste. The description of the wine and the Jazz compositions being played will compliment the taste.

Featuring Multi Instrumentalist Dr. Bill Prince – Trumpet, Saxophone, Trombone, Clarinet & Flute plus Doug Matthews– Piano. Hosted by AIJF Artistic Director, Les DeMerle-Drums, Vocals

Jazz & Wine Tasting

Oct
9
Wed
Jump, Jive and Wail @ Sandbar and Kitchen
Oct 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Amelia Island Jazz Festival Jump Jive and Wail Swing Night features The Dynamic Les DeMerle Little Big Band with vocalist Bonnie Eisele

Jump Jive And Wail / Swing Night, Concert and Dance at Sandbar & Kitchen

Featuring Steve Strawley trumpet, Clarence Hines trombone, Don Zentz saxophone, Doug Matthews piano and Ernie Ealum bass, and of course, Les DeMerle on the drums.

Bring your sweetheart and dance the night away.

The tickets are $30 and available on the Jazz Festival’s website.

Nov
9
Sat
Runaway Home @ Story and Song Bookstore Bistro
Nov 9 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Runaway Home is an Americana band founded by two intrepid dreamers and schemers, Mark Elliott & Gary Culley, who have been making music together for over 26 years. (They were one of the first guest artists when “An Evening of Story & Song” concert series was launched in 2005.)

Nov
23
Sat
New Santa Song Book @ The Book Loft
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The New Santa Song Book is here and a special presentation will be performed by “elves” on November 23, 2019, from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at the Book Loft on Centre Street in Fernandina Beach.

Musician Robert Vasile, known locally for playing the accordion, will have a variety of musical instruments while he tells stories and rings bells. The more the merrier!!!

Nov
27
Wed
23rd Ritz Carlton Tree Lighting @ Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island
Nov 27 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Thousands of sparkling lights decorate The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, as guests and neighbors come together for the lighting of the island’s largest Christmas tree and launch of the world’s largest gingerbread pirate ship. Enjoy refreshments and entertainment from the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival Brass Quintet. Festivities conclude with Santa’s arrival and a brilliant fireworks show overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

Nov
29
Fri
2019 Pajama Party @ Downtown Fernandina
Nov 29 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Downtown Fernandina Beach has their own take on Black Friday. Stay in your pajamas and head downtown Friday, November 29, 2019, for the annual after Thanksgiving Pajama Party!

The fun begins at 8:00 a.m. with the merchant’s sidewalk sale. Shop in historic Fernandina Beach where you will find Black Friday specials, discounts, and refreshments while you shop. The young at heart can enjoy giant Jenga while listening to Bells by Pam Bell; music begins at 10:00 a.m., Hupp and Ray entertain at 10:30 a.m. and take your chance to win great prizes at the costume contest that begins at 11:00. Sam McDonald hits the stage at 1:00 p.m. and what Christmas Party would be complete without Santa Claus? Yes, Santa will be downtown, too.

Holiday Lights Omni Amelia Plantation @ The Shops of Omni Amelia Island Plantation
Nov 29 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Date: November 29, 2019
Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Kick off the holiday season at our annual tree lighting ceremony, Friday, November 29 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Join us for festive culinary creations, holiday crafts, elf training, inflatable fun, stilt walkers, s’mores and more!

Prices vary for food and beverage. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Barnabas Center through Omni Hotels & Resorts’ Say Goodnight to Hunger initiative. Free admission and open to the public. $20 activity wristbands will be available for purchase.

A Cornucopia of Song @ Story and Song Bookstore Bistro
Nov 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Join soprano Robyn Marie Lamp and pianist Gordon Roberts present their next recital, ‘A Cornucopia of Song’. This recital will feature a medley of songs and arias by American composers, including Samuel Barber, Marc Blitzstein, Carlisle Floyd, and Ernest Charles. $20 tickets available at the store, or by calling 904-601-2115