Upcoming VIP Events

Riverside Arts Market

 

Saturday, July 13

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10:30- 11:15  FSCJ Musical Theatre

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11:45 - 12:30  Swing Bone

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12:50 - 1:35  Side Track

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2:00 - 2:45  Sketchy Raccoon

 

Saturday, July 20

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10:30- 11:15  Camp Excellence Arts

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11:30 - 1:15  Laurel Lee & The Escapees

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1:45- 2:45  MjBaker

 

Saturday, July 27

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10:30- 11:15  Joe Watts

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11:45 - 1:30  Blue Muse

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2:00- 2:45  Ace Winn

 

Saturday, August 3

10:30- 11:00  Heather Loveland Dance

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11:15 - 11:45  Godiva Simonic

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12:05- 12:50  Jesse Montoya

 1:10- 1:55  TBD

2:15- 2:45  Bravo Dance Team

 

Saturday, August 10

Chinacat Sunflower Festival

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10:30- 11:30  Ouija Brothers

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Noon - 1:00  Not Quite Dead

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1:30- 2:45  Glass Camels

 

Saturday, March 30 on RAM's River Stage

9:00 - 10:00: Yoga w/Tiffany Howard 

10:30 - 11:15: Jesse Montoya
11:45 - 12:30: Robert Lester Folsom
12:45 - 1:30: Mjbaker
2:00 - 2:45: UNF Jazz Ensemble III


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As an acoustic fingerstyle guitarist and singer-songwriter, the engaging Jesse Montoya plays a variety of genres including folk, country, blues and pop. Jesse was named “Florida’s Solo Artist of the Year - 2015” by Bridging the Music Productions. She was also featured in an August, 2015 Folio Weekly article; and in north Florida’s arts and business magazine, Arbus (January, 2016). A RAM favorite, Jesse’s performances are upbeat and heartfelt.


Robert Lester Folsom

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Thirty-plus years after the initial release his outstanding mid-seventies album, “Music and Dreams,” Robert Lester Folsom was name-checked by Panda Bear of Animal Collective. Subsequently, Lester’s six piece band played a well-reviewed Knitting Factory concert as part of NYC's CMJ Festival. In 2015 NYC label Mexican Summer released an excellent selection of demos and self recorded cuts “Ode to a Rainy Day: Archives 1972-75.” An outstanding live unit, the music combines sparkling harmonies, melodic hooks, with bits of folk. Lester’s latest album, the fantastic “Beautiful Nonsense” was recently released in Japan. This appearance will featured the full band.


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MJbaker is an independent singer/songwriter living in Jacksonville who possesses a elegance that mesmerizes her audiences. Belting out soulful notes while playing her acoustic guitar, she has the ability to communicate passion, love, hurt and a variety of emotions with little accompaniment. Mj prefers not to be pigeon-holed into any one particular genre, melding influences such as Hall and Oates, India Arie, Jill Scott, Lauryn Hill, Billy Holiday, Joan Hart, Pat Benatar and the Dixie Chicks with Country, Soul, Jazz, Gospel and Folk. She released her first solo album, "Feel Somethin’” 2017. MJ both excites and captivates her audience.


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Dr. Marc Dickman directs this wonderful ensemble which plays 4 to 5 gigs a semester. UNF Jazz Ensemble 3 has performed at many venues and jazz festivals in Florida and Georgia. Recent engagements include UNF's Great American Jazz Series, the Intercollegiate Jazz Festival, the Lakeside Jazz Festival in Daytona Beach, the Jazz Festival at the Kravis center in West Palm Beach, the Bella Sera Jazz Weekend in Jekyll Island, the Amelia Island Jazz Festival, and twice each year at RAM. Dickman, a founding member of the UNF Jazz Studies department, has gained international renown by performing on three continents.