Events, music set for James Weldon Johnson Park in May

James Weldon Johnson Park

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Friends of James Weldon Johnson Park is hosting a series of free events for the public during the entire month of May in the park located in the heart of downtown Jacksonville, 135 W. Monroe Street.

Here are the events that will be featured:

Cajun Fest with Flow Tribe, Saturday, May 8, from 4-10 p.m.

  • Cajun Fest will feature the best in New Orleans-style food and music.

Emancipation Celebration Day, Thursday, May 20, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

  • The first annual event is an effort to educate the community about the historical significance of Florida’s observed Emancipation Day.

Sunshine Happy Hour, Friday, May 21, from 4-7 p.m.

  • Sunshine Happy Hour will feature live music, cocktails, food trucks and the University of Florida Sculpture Team will be on hand to answer any questions about their artwork that is placed around the park.

Live at Lunch: Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

May 5: Joe Watts

May 7: Stephen Pigman Vibrations

May 10: The Suedes

May 12: Joe Watts

May 14: The 77ds

May 17: Paul Ivey

May 19: Joe Watts

May 21: Big Papa Fish

May 24: Lauren Fincham

May 25: Jake Schuman

May 26: Joe Watts

May 28: The Groove Coalition