Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra Announces the Return of Starry Nights at Metropolitan Park

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Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra Announces the Return of Starry Nights at Metropolitan Park

(Jacksonville, Fla. – March 6, 2014) The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra sets the stage for one of the most festive events on the First Coast – the return of Starry Nights at the Metropolitan Park.

After a 10-year hiatus of producing and presenting concerts at Metropolitan Park, the Jacksonville Symphony is bringing back Starry Nights. This year, performing with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, will be Chicago on May 31 and Christopher Cross on June 7.

“The Jacksonville Symphony’s goal this past year has been to continually expand its offerings to the community and engage all residents in Jacksonville’s cultural gem,” said David L. Pierson, president of the Jacksonville Symphony Association. “Thousands of residents remember the wonderful outdoor concerts in Metropolitan Park, as the orchestra collaborated with some of the great pop talents. Starry Nights is Jacksonville’s version of ‘Saturday in the Park’ – with an entire orchestra,” added Pierson.

Opening Starry Nights is Chicago, one of the great acts of the last 50 years of music. An American band formed in 1967, Chicago is a self-described “rock and roll band with horns.” Chicago is of the longest-running and most successful rock groups in history and was inducted this year into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

The Jacksonville Symphony also welcomes American singer-songwriter and five-time Grammy Award winner Christopher Cross. With hits such as “Sailing” and “Ride Like the Wind”, his debut album charted a meteoric rise to the top. He won an Academy Award with “Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do),” for the Dudley Moore film comedy Arthur.

Table seating as well as lawn chair seating is available for an evening of musical entertainment under the stars. Subscription table seats for both concerts are available now. Single-event tickets go on sale April 7. For tickets, call 904.354.5547 or visit the Symphony Box Office at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts (Hours: 10am – 4pm, Monday through Friday). Subscribe for an entire table by April 4 (in Area 1 or 2) and receive a complimentary bottle of wine for both events.

Starry Nights at the Metropolitan Park is sponsored by bestbet. Media Partners are Folio Weekly and Lite 96.1 FM WEJZ. Gates for both concerts open at 6pm. Concerts begin at 8:15 pm. Concerts take place rain or shine, unless conditions endanger the safety of artists and the public.

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra – Starry Nights at Metropolitan Park

Concert Info:
Chicago
Sat, May 31, 2014 at 8:15 pm. Gates open at 6 pm.
One of the great acts of the last 50 years of music, Chicago, an American band formed in 1967, is a self- described “rock and roll band with horns.” The band carried a steady stream of hits throughout the 1970’s and 80’s and is second only to The Beach Boys in Billboard singles and albums chart success.  One of the longest-running and most successful rock groups in history, Chicago was inducted this year into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
Chicago has sold more 38 million units in the United States alone, with 22 gold, 18 platinum, and 8 multi-platinum albums, and is sure to bring an amazing Starry Nights experience to Jacksonville, center stage with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra.

Christopher Cross
Sat, Jun 7, 2014 at 8:15 pm. Gates open at 6 pm.
The Jacksonville Symphony Welcomes American singer-songwriter, five time Grammy Award winner Christopher Cross. With hits such as “Sailing” and “Ride Like the Wind,” his debut album charted a meteoric rise to the top.
Christopher Cross’ 1980 self-titled debut album with the lead single “Ride Like the Wind” rocketed to the #2 spot; the massive success of the second single “Sailing” made Cross a superstar, and in the wake of two more Top 20 hits, “Never Be the Same” and “Say You’ll Be Mine,” he walked off with an unprecedented and record-setting five Grammys in 1981, including Best New Artist and Song of the Year for “Sailing.” He soon scored a second #1, as well as an Academy Award, with “Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do),” which he co-wrote with Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager, and Peter Allen for the smash Dudley Moore film comedy Arthur.

Sponsor: bestbet
Media Partners: Folio Weekly and Lite 96.1 FM WEJZ

Event Info:
Gates for both concerts open at 6pm. Concerts begin at 8:15 pm.
Concerts take place rain or shine, unless conditions endanger the safety of artists and the public
All sales are final, no refunds or exchanges
All program, dates, and artists are subject to change

Location:
Metropolitan Park is located on the St. Johns River in Downtown Jacksonville, at Gator Bowl Drive, across from EverBank Field and adjacent to WJCT.

Ticket Sales info:
Subscribe now to secure the best table seats for both concerts. Single-event tickets go on sale April 7.
Subscribe for an entire table by April 4th in Area 1 or 2 and receive a complimentary bottle of wine for both events.
For tickets, call 904.354.5547 or visit the Symphony Box Office at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts (Hours: 10am – 4pm, Monday through Friday).
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What’s available: Food, beer, wine, soda, and bottled water are available to purchase in park from local food trucks and restaurant partners. Pre-order picnic baskets by Biscotti’s – www.biscottis.net; 904.387.2060.
Pricing and menu information to come – week of March 10.

What to bring: Pack your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic baskets

What NOT to bring:
Alcoholic beverages may not be brought into the park Glass containers (such as bottles, condiment jars, and candle holders) are prohibited Umbrellas are prohibited Audio/visual recording equipment are prohibited NOTE: All bags and coolers will be checked prior to entering the park

Parking: Table subscribers of Areas 1 and 2 will receive complimentary parking.

Ticket Pricing info – Subscription packages and Single-event tickets:
Subscribe now to secure the best seats for both concerts. Subscribe for an entire table by April 4th in Area 1 or 2 and receive a complimentary bottle of wine for both events. Single-event tickets go on sale April 7.
For tickets, call 904.354.5547 or visit the Symphony Box Office at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts (Hours: 10am – 4pm, Monday through Friday)
Subscriptions  – ON SALE NOW:
Get a group together and save by purchasing an entire table
Area 1:
    Table of 8 – $1,250
o    Includes 4 VIP parking passes for both events
Table of 6 – $950
Includes 3 VIP parking passes for both events
Per Seat – $170
Area 2:
Table of 8 – $960
Includes 4 VIP parking passes for both events
Per Seat – $130
Area 3:
Table of 8 – $500
Per Seat – $70
Lawn Seating:
Adult Subscription – $30
Child Subscription (under 12 year of age) – $10

SINGLE-EVENT TICKETS ON SALE April 7th
AREA 1
Table of 8 – $550
Table of 6  – $450
Single Seat  – $85
AREA 2
Table of 8  – $400
Single Seat -$55

AREA 3
Table of 8 – $250
Single Seat – $35
LAWN
Adult (in advance) – $15
Adult (at gate) – $20
Child under 12 – $5

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