Hemming Park Announces Events and Programming for July 2018

Friends of Hemming Park presents Bluegrass, beer, barbecue and other fun activities


JACKSONVILLE, Fla.﹣July 3, 2018 – Friends of Hemming Park is proud to host the following programs and events in Hemming Park located at 135 W. Monroe Street in the heart of Downtown Jacksonville. All activities listed below are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.



Monday, Wednesday and Friday: Live Music, 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Wednesday Live Music sponsored by Jax Vision Care

MondayFriday: Food Trucks at Charlie’s Café, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

MondaySunday: Hemming Park Kids Zone, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.



Quarterly Stakeholders Meeting (Second Quarter of 2018)

Thursday, July 19, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Please mark your calendar to join Friends of Hemming Park for the second Quarterly Stakeholders Meeting of 2018.We will provide updates on upcoming park plans, performance standards, financials, and scheduled events for the remainder of the year. Community involvement and partnerships are key to our mission , so we welcome your attendance and input. As a Friend of Hemming Park, neighboring business owner, or stakeholder, you are invited to attend this important stakeholders meeting.


At this stakeholders meeting we will discuss:

  • Security Stats

  • Clean & Safe Ambassador Program Stats

  • Social Services Stats

  • Upcoming Events & Programs

  • Long-term vision for the Park


The meeting will be held inside the office of  Friends of Hemming Park, Main Library (1st Floor) 303 N. Laura Street, Suite G5 , Jacksonville, FL 32202. To attend, please RSVP your attendance to Damien Robinson at damien@hemmingpark.org or by phone (904) 274-6330.


Bluegrass Beer & Barbecue Festival

Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Celebrate the best of summer with Bluegrass, Beer and Barbecue in the heart of the City! Enjoy a free concert by performers including The Wetland Stringband, Rusty Shine, The Firewater Tent Revival, and Cain’t Never Could, along with delicious food truck fare and tasty beverages.

Email events@hemmingpark.org for more information about vending or performing at this event.


TGIF Music Series, 11:30 a.m.  – 2 p.m.

Hemming Park is a great place to enjoy lunch throughout the work week, with food trucks and music every day. On Fridays we feature performances by some of Jacksonville’s favorite local bands. Bring a bag lunch, grab a bite from one of our food trucks or your favorite downtown restaurant and enjoy a free concert to get your weekend started. Here’s the full lineup for June:

July 6th: The Rip Currents

July 13th: Baeu and the Burners

July 20th: Swing Bone

June 27th: Mike Shackelford

About Friends of Hemming Park (FOHP)

Friends of Hemming Park is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming Jacksonville’s oldest public park into a modern, urban space that engages diverse communities and brings vitality to our city’s public square. To learn more about the park and upcoming events, visit hemmingpark.org.