Concert marks return of full-capacity live music events in Jacksonville

Machine Gun Kelly coming to Daily’s Place for full-capacity concert

Chart-topping artist Machine Gun Kelly will perform live at Daily’s Place on April 23 at 7:30 p.m., Bold Events announced on Friday.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Chart-topping artist Machine Gun Kelly will perform live at Daily’s Place on April 23 at 7:30 p.m., Bold Events announced on Friday.

This concert marks the return of full-capacity live music events after more than a year. The venue’s 5,500 seats will all be open for purchase.

“Jacksonville is back!” Mayor Lenny Curry said. “As our community rebounds from the last year, I am excited to see live music return to Downtown Jacksonville. I am grateful for the hard work from Bold Events, ASM Global, and all of our partners in putting this concert together and am confident that we will emerge as a premiere destination for sports and entertainment.”

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday at 10 a.m. at VIP, UFC 261 ticketholder and venue presales will take place this Saturday at 10 a.m. through Sunday at 10 p.m.

For complete ticket information, including all presales and ticket prices, click here.

“We’ve hosted more than 25 live AEW shows at Daily’s Place this past year and drive-in concerts as well, and we’re excited for the return of a full house for live music,” said Chad Johnson, senior vice president of sales and service and chief content officer for the Jaguars and Bold Events. “We’ll continue to employ a host of health and safety measures throughout the venue and will expect fans to do their part by staying away if they’re feeling unwell but are excited to welcome artists back to Jacksonville.”

Big events returning to Jacksonville

The announcement comes during the Boss of the Sauce BBQ Festival in Jacksonville. The free three-day event takes place Thursday through Saturday at the Riverfront Plaza.

The festival features a barbeque chef competition, local craft beer and bourbon and live country music, including headliner Chase Rice, who performed to a crowd during the outdoor Jax River Jam concert, which kicked-off Thursday night. The barbeque competition is Saturday.

Notably, a blockbuster UFC event is coming to the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena with a maximum capacity crowd allowed to attend. That takes place the night after the Machine Gun Kelly concert.

News4Jax contacted Jacksonville Dr. Mohammed Reza after the Daily’s Place concert announcement was made. He pointed out that there will be less room in the amphitheater for people to physically distance themselves if the concert hits full capacity. He pointed out that only about 50% of the U.S. population is vaccinated.

“It’s not recommended at this point until we get to that 70 to 85 percent of people having gotten the vaccine,” Reza said.

He recommends anyone attending the concert at Daily’s Place continue to wear a mask.

About the Authors:

Brie Isom joined the News4JAX team in January 2021 after spending three years covering news in South Bend, Indiana.

Carianne Luter is a social media producer for News4Jax and has worked at Channel 4 since December 2015. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a communication degree.