Special Events

Story & Song is hosting events in the Art Gallery, and many virtual events, too.

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

Be sure to view our Ongoing Series listings and the Calendar for more upcoming events. 

Sunday,  October  24

2 pm & 5 pm

Story & Song Art Gallery

An Evening of Story & Song with Beth Nielsen Chapman

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One thing you can count on at a Beth Nielsen Chapman concert is one great song after another and some fascinating stories woven in between. Twice Grammy-nominated, Beth has released thirteen solo albums and written seven #1 hits and songs recorded by Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson, Bette Midler, Elton John, Neil Diamond, Michael McDonald, Keb Mo’, Roberta Flack, Waylon Jennings, Indigo Girls, & Faith Hill’s mega-hit This Kiss, ASCAP’S 1999 Song Of The Year.

  • $25 tickets. available online here.

  • Call (904) 601-2118 for reservations or more information.

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Wedneday,  November 10

3 pm

Story & Song Art Gallery

Going Down Tobacco Road with Author Gene Hoots

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Gene Hoots worked as a financial analyst for R. J. Reynolds for twenty-one years, seeing its empire grow and then destroyed by “Barbarians” in 1989 in the biggest leveraged buyout in history. He’ll talk about the costly mistakes that wasted billions of dollars by misallocating resources and ignoring sound financial principles.

Free and open to all.

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Sunday, November 21

1-3 pm

Story & Song Art Gallery

Old Time Music Jam
 

If you join us on the third Sunday of most every month, you’ll hear a cacophony of sound. Guitars strumming, banjos tuning, fingers plucking away at violin strings, until one fiddle takes charge and the courtyard erupts into music without a sheet of music in sight. Old Time music played at the FBOTJ (Fernandina Beach Old Time Jam) blends traditions brought to America by early European settlers and enslaved Africans. Come listen—you might even be moved to learn to play an instrument and become part of the tradition yourself. Free and open to all.

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Saturday,  December 18

12:30 pm

Story & Song Art Gallery

"The Don Juans"

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Two of the most gifted songwriters in Nashville, Don Henry & Jon Vezner, take the stage together as "The Don Juans." Their song, “Where’ve You Been” (recorded by Kathy Mattea) was the first song in country music history to sweep all major song of the year honors including the GRAMMY®, ACM®, CMA, and the Nashville Songwriter’s Association International (NSAI) awards. Performing together for more than 25 years, Don & Jon have put together a "holiday special" you won't soon forget!

  • $25 tickets.

  • Please call 904.601.2118 to purchase.

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Friday,  November 5

4 pm

Story & Song Art Gallery

If Wine Could Talk with Author Kara Joseph

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Kara Joseph, a Jacksonville native who now lives and works in Sonoma, California, tells her story of becoming a certified sommelier and discusses the language of wine.

Come savor a glass of wine, and celebrate the release of Kara's book.

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Friday,  November 12

11 am-2 pm

Story & Song Art Gallery

Rethreaded Trunk Show

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The High Tide Womens Collective invites you to shop for a good cause. Rethreaded, a Jacksonville-based non-profit, helps women survivors of human trafficking by providing work opportunities, counseling, and career development.

 

Join us to celebrate Rethreaded's acquisition of Amelia Toffee Company, founded by High Tide member Anita Comisky. All revenue and profits from the Trunk Show benefit Rethreaded.

 
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Saturday,  November 27

All day • Music at 3 pm

Story & Song Art Gallery

Small Business Saturday

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"When you buy from a locally-owned business, you are not helping a CEO buy another vacation home or joy ride into space. You are helping a little girl get dance lessons, a little boy get his team jersey, a mom or dad put food on the table, a family pay a mortgage, or a student pay for college. Our customers are our shareholders and YOU are the ones we strive to make happy. Thanks for choosing to shop local!

“Sonofarious” performs at 3 pm

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Saturday, November 6

4 pm

Story & Song Art Gallery

Author Event with
James Ponti

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James Ponti is the author of three Middle Grade book series: City Spies, about an unlikely squad of five kids from around the world who form an elite MI6 Spy Team; The Edgar Award-winning Framed! series, about a pair of tweens who solve mysteries in Washington, D.C.; and the Dead City trilogy, about a secret society that polices the undead living beneath Manhattan.

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Saturday,  November 20

5 pm

Story & Song Art Gallery

An Evening of Story & Song with "The Rough and Tumble"

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JNamed 2019 “Artist of the Year” by the Listening Room Network, “The Rough and Tumble” (Mallory Graham & Scott Tyler) will have you in stitches one minute and falling apart at the seams the next. 

  • $25 tickets

  • Please call 904.601.2118 to purchase tickets.

 
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Friday,  December 3

12:30 pm

Story & Song Art Gallery

Literary Luncheon with Savannah's Cheryl Day

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Join us to meet New York Times bestselling cookbook author and a James Beard Award semi-finalist, Cheryl Day. This Black business owner, baking entrepreneur, and leader of the Southern Restaurants for Racial Justice movement is a nationally acclaimed authority on Southern baking. Our food and stories define us and Cheryl tells us her family stories and inspiration for her book, Cheryl Day's Treasury of Southern Baking.

  • $60 per person includes luncheon, presentation and one copy of the book.

  • Please call 904.601.2118 to purchase tickets.

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Ample parking!

Park in the large parking lot behind our building.

After business hours, feel free to park across Park Avenue where you’ll find two additional large parking areas.

 

Elevator

The first level of Story & Song is accessible.

If you would like to use the elevator to The Second Story, please use the middle entrance of the building to our west.