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Benefit Concert for the Arts

2021 CONCERT ON THE GREEN OUTDOOR BENEFIT CONCERT FOR THE ARTS

The Largest Outdoor Concert In The First Coast Area!!

FEATURING THE JACKSONVILLE SYMPHONY
THE CHRIS THOMAS BAND
CAIN'T NEVER COULD STRING BAND

The Tradition Continues! Experience all the excitement that Clay County has to offer as it comes alive with the sounds of the Jacksonville Symphony, the jazz & soul music of the Chris Thomas Band, and the lively tunes of the Cain't Never Could String band at the 34th Annual Concert on the Green Outdoor Benefit Concert on Sunday Memorial Day weekend. 

Join us outdoors May 30th and experience the thrilling sounds of live music, fireworks, local food, drinks, Kids Activities and more! Since first taking place in 1987, Concert on the Green has become one the largest benefit concerts in the area!  Offering a fun and vibrant street festival atmosphere where you can BYO cooler & picnic on the green or visit our BBQ food station, listen to great music, and thrill to the sight and sounds of fireworks synchronized to the 1812 Overture played live by the Jacksonville Symphony all to benefit young artists!

DON'T MISS THE LARGEST OUTDOOR MUSIC FESTIVAL IN CLAY COUNTY BENEFITING YOUNG ARTISTS

Join Us Outdoors Sunday May 30th on the Green of bestbet.  Gates Open at 6pm Tickets Starting at $5.50 

  • BEER/WINE
  • BBQ FOOD STATION 
  • LIVE MUSIC 
  • FIREWORKS 
  • KIDS ACTIVITIES 

2021 Music & Art Contest Application

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2021 Poster Contest Competition

ANY school-age student residing in Clay County, grades 4 – 12. Students from public, private or home schools and those who attend a school outside Clay County as long as they reside in Clay County.  Deadline to submit poster: February 12, 2021.

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Jazz Competition Contest

Student grades 9-12 eligible! Winners receive $1,000 award & opportunity to perform Jazz with combo May 30th!  Online Applications and Video Auditions DUE: April 9, 2021.  Online Video Audition & application may be submitted anytime prior to the above deadline.

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Young Artist Music Competition

Attention! Calling all student instrumentalists & vocalists grades 6-12!  1St place winners receive $1,000 award & opportunity to perform with symphony May 30th! Online applications and video auditions DUE: April 9, 2021. Online video audition and application may be submitted anytime prior to the above deadline.

Come join us Memorial Day Weekend -  Sunday, May 30th, 2021.

The power of music is undeniable. Concert on the Green creates new memories, benefits our young musicians and artists with scholarships and grants to their schools, and keeps the energy going until next Memorial day weekend!  Come enjoy our nationally renowned orchestra, the Jacksonville Symphony in Clay County!  Masks and Social Distancing will be required to enter grounds.

The Jacksonville Symphony

Our premiere event is the performance by the Jacksonville Symphony, one of the nation’s top regional orchestras. Founded in 1949, Jacksonville's symphony is one of Florida's longest-standing orchestras offering live symphonic music. The orchestra will be starting their performance at 8:00 PM. We look forward to seeing you at the concert on Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend!

What's Happening Here At Concert On The Green in 2021?

A Benefit Concert that celebrates our local talents:

The gate opens and music starts at 6:00 pm and the symphony downbeat at 8pm.  A fantastic fireworks show begins around 9:30pm!  This year's concert will be held on the green of bestbet 455 Park Ave, Orange Park, FL.

Plan to join us on May 30th, 2021!

Tradition
Scholarships
A Celebration of the Arts
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Tradition

The Concert on the Green is the largest outdoor benefit concert of its kind in Clay County.  This year, the annual benefit concert will be located on the green of bestbet at 455 Park Ave, Orange Park, FL.

Concert on the Green’s principal purpose is to provide a benefit concert featuring the Jacksonville Symphony and local bands with 100% of ALL proceeds/profits benefiting Clay County music and visual art students, and local school art and music programs. Students are awarded scholarships and school grants are awarded for art and music programs in Duval and Clay County. The benefit concert combines a live symphony orchestra, picnicking on the green, and a spectacular firework Show in a natural, beautiful outdoor family setting.

Scholarships

Concert on the Green sponsors three competitions each year for instrumentalists, vocalists, and artists!  The Young Artist Concerto Competition and the Jazz Competition for instrumentalists and vocalists, and the Poster Art Competition, are an annual event. Auditions occur in April and up to two concerto winners and two Jazz winners may be chosen by a panel of judges with second and third place winners and honorable mention winners as well.  Our Poster Art Competition takes place in early February giving the winner exposure on our website and marketing materials by highlighting their poster as the "face" of Concert on the Green for the entire year!!  The talented students chosen win monetary scholarships for themselves as well as a grant for their school and are granted the opportunity to perform as soloists with the Jacksonville Symphony! An honor few professional musicians have in a lifetime! 

In the last 34 years, Concert on the Green has awarded over $370,000 in scholarships to Clay County Students and grants to Clay and Duval County schools.

A Celebration of the Arts

One event in Clay County has been instrumental in keeping the arts alive, encouraging our school age children to take up the arts, and in showing the entire County what a joy the arts can be. One event has celebrated the incredible gifts to us made by our courageous military and veterans, gifts which have made us what we are today. Concert on the Green is that event.
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Advertise With Us

Support the arts and young musicians in classical music by purchasing an advertisement to be featured in our concert program. 100% of your advertising dollars go towards a student scholarship or a school grant!  Please print our advertising form, complete the details and scan it and return it to concertonthegreen.com.
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Congratulations to Last Year's Winners!

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First Place: Taylor Hillyard

Judges Selected "Symphonies Overlapping" by  Taylor Hillyard Grade 10 as the 2020 Poster Competition Winner!  Congrats to Orange Park High School and Carrie Keene, Art Instructor!

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Major Sponsors

bestbet Orange Park, Vallencourt Construction,  Rooms To Go Foundation,  Michelle Agee, PE,  Orange Park Medical Center, Publix Super Markets Charities, and many, many more!

Howard Tappan Memorial Young Artist Concerto Competition

Congratulations to last year's 2020 1st place instrumentalist winner Ellison Whitehead and her music teacher Boril Ivanov, and 1st place Vocalist winner Sydney Copeland and her music teacher Stephanie Copeland!

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William Prince Outstanding Jazz Musician Award

Congratulations to last year's 2020 William Prince Jazz Competition Vocalist winner Grace Noel Rodriguez and her music teacher Dr. James Hall!

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Hosting the Concert on the Green reminds us all of the importance of minimizing our impact on our environment. We are conscious of the need to decrease emissions, divert our waste, and in general, offset our presence. In an effort to partner with us to keep our environment clean and be a part of something bigger we encourage you as concert attendees to: Carpool whenever feasible. When possible take home any disposable items you brought to the concert. Use the bins provided for your trash and recyclables. If you see trash that does not belong to you, be a good neighbor and dispose of it.

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