Former location –
Jacksonville Coliseum PosterBuilt in 1960 and demolished in 2003, the Jacksonville Coliseum had the distinction of being one of only six venues where Jimi Hendrix opened for the Monkees. The members of the Monkees specifically requested Hendrix as their opening act because they were fans, however their young audience really did not like the show and expressed their displeasure by booing and becoming unruly. Hendrix thought enough was enough and he left the tour after 7 performances.

The Coliseum hosted hundreds of concerts including Rush, Bob Dylan, Duran Duran, Billy Joel, Black Sabbath, Bon Jovi, Elvis Presley, The Smashing Pumpkins, David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Led Zeppelin, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Journey, AC/DC, Deep Purple, Def Leppard and Iron Maiden.

Noteworthy Concerts Held At Jacksonville Coliseum

11/22/1997 – Aerosmith
9/19/1996 – KISS
3/12/1995 – Van Halen
3/2/1994 – Rush
10/1/1994 – ZZ Top
3/15/1993 – Lynyrd Skynyrd
11/9/1990 – Cheap Trick
8/13/1988 – AC/DC
10/6/1988 – The Beach Boys
8/25/1982 – Kansas
1/21/1981 – Styx
9/6/1980 – Black Sabbath
11/7/1980 – The Doobie Brothers

Jacksonville Coliseum
1145 East Adams St
Jacksonville FL 32202