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Jacksonville 2012 August Event Calendar

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August is the month of music in Jacksonville, as our city gets several notable headlining acts, including Steve Vai. It also features a few well-known comedians.

1. The Wiggles in Concert

The popular children's group comes to the historic Florida Theatre on August 2, 2012. The show starts at 6:30. Contact the Florida Theatre's box office to purchase directly.

2. WWE

The WWE comes to Jacksonville at the Veteran's Memorial Arena as part of its nationwide tour. The show is on Friday, August 3, starting at 7:30.

3. Less Than Jake

The ska-punk band originally from Gainesville comes back to Jacksonville. Less Than Jake will perform at Jacksonville Beach's Freebird Live venue on August 10. The show starts at 8 p.m. The band is best known for their singles "The Science of Selling Yourself Short" and "She's Gonna Break Soon."

4. Hip Hop Royalty Tour

The Hip Hop Royalty Tour features Slick Rick, Chubb Rock, DJ Cool, Whoodini and Big Daddy Kane. The show is at the Times-Union Center for Performing Arts and starts at 7:30 p.m.

5. Jim Gaffigan

The talented and self-deprecating comedian Jim Gaffigan comes to Jacksonville on August 11 at 7 p.m. at the Florida Theatre.

6. Doug Stanhope's Big Stink Comedy Tour 2012

The abrasive and talented comedian, known for his on-stage drinking, makes his way back to Jacksonville on Wednesday, August 15, 2012. The show is at Downtown Jacksonville's Underbelly. The doors open at 8 and the show starts at 9 p.m.

7. Bad Veins

The indie orchestra-rock two piece comes to Jacksonville on August 16th at Jack Rabbits in San Marco.

8. Steve Vai in Concert

The legendary guitarist comes to Jacksonville's Florida Theatre on August 18. The show starts at 8 p.m.

9. Flo Rida

Tramar Dillard, better known as Flo Rida, is performing in Jacksonville on August 23, 2012 at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Flo Rida is best known for his 2008 hit "Low," which stayed at the top of the charts for 10 weeks.

10. 14th Annual Toast to the Animals

Join others for the 14th annual Toast to the Animals, an event promoting awareness and raising funds for the Jacksonville Humane Society. Tickets are $50. The event is at the Omni Hotel downtown on Friday, August 24. It starts at 6 p.m. The event includes food, beer, wine, desserts and gourmet hors d'oeuvres. Ticket prices increase to $60 the day of the event.

11. Matisyahu & The Dirty Heads

Reggae alt-rockers Matisyahu & The Dirty Heads come to Jacksonville's Florida Theatre on August 29. The show starts at 8 p.m.

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