Country, alternative, solo acts, “lost 80’s,” The Beach Boys, and a Pink Floyd cover band and Diana Krall will grace the Britt Festival stages this weekend as the summer winds to a close in the heart of beautiful, historic Jacksonville.
There is much to celebrate at Britt this year, including the lack of smoke hanging over this outdoor venue, once again making this a popular summer destination for locals and visitors alike after several years of summer wildfires. The lineup is eclectic, with something for everyone and, if you haven’t visited in a while, you’ll find that the Britt offers even more to love than ever before.
Take advantage of reserved seats and you won’t have to wait in line to get a good spot. The expanded reserved section provides more opportunities to see shows this way. Cushions are also available to rent for a small fee to help make the seats a little comfier for a long show. That is unless you’re attending an event where you just must get up and dance. Concessions are offered, including local beer and wine.
Check the event details to see if there are any restrictions but, for some events, you can even bring in your own. Bring a picnic or check out the food options here, including Peruvian Point and Back Porch Bar and Grill, in addition to food truck options and stands selling ice cream and popcorn. There is even a Dutch Bros. option!
It is a very neighborly vibe inside the Britt unlike what you often see at bigger venues throughout the state and beyond. Volunteers, employees, and security staff are all friendly and professional. And don’t forget to purchase your raffle tickets, on sale at each event, for a chance to win two reserved seats and reserved parking for every single Britt show of next year’s season. Proceeds support Britt’s many kid’s music programs.
Depending on the show, you may have the option to purchase early entry standing room only seats right in front of the stage. Alternately, you may choose the lawn seat option. You can bring a blanket or bring short beach-style chairs, which are also available to rent if you forgot yours. Come early for a shady spot. Check the Britt website for chair height restrictions. But no matter where you sit, you’re likely to see someone you know or make a new friend because music in this type of setting seems to bring people together.
The Britt schedule for the rest of 2019 includes:
The Beach Boys on September 4th
Diana Krall on September 13th
The Australian Pink Floyd Show on September 15th
CAKE and Brett Young are sold out, but you may find tickets for sale on Craig’s List or local Facebook
Go to www.brittfest.org for more information on shows, the venue itself, or to find out about membership or volunteering.
Music brings people together, and it seems even more true at the Britt Festival.