Upcoming Concerts and Events in the Jacksonville Area for Summer 2023

As the temperatures rise and the days get longer, the Thrasher-Horne Center is gearing up for an unforgettable summer season of music and entertainment in the Jacksonville area. Our venue is proud to present an exciting lineup of concerts and events that will make this summer one to remember. From country music superstars to top-notch tribute bands, there’s something for everyone. Join us for a season of the hottest music and entertainment!

RICK SPRINGFIELD — MAY 26, 2023 @7:30 PM 

2023 Summer Concert & Events

Get ready for an electrifying night with Rick Springfield at the Thrasher-Horne Center on May 26th! With a career of over four decades, Rick Springfield is a true music icon who has sold 25 million albums and scored 17 U.S. Top 40 hits, including the timeless classic “Jessie’s Girl.” But that’s not all – he’s also an accomplished actor who has graced our screens in hit TV shows and movies.

Join us for a night of pure energy as Rick Springfield takes the stage, showcasing his incredible talents as a Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, and musician. With his infectious energy and endless hits, it’s sure to be a night to remember. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to experience the magic of Rick Springfield live at the Thrasher-Horne Center — tickets start at $59.00.

WEHNER’S SCHOOL OF THE ARTS DANCE RECITAL — June 10, 2023 @1:00 PM and 5:00 PM 

2023 Summer Concert & Events

Attention all dance enthusiasts! The Wehner’s School of the Arts Dance Recital, “Don’t Stop the Party”, is the event you’ve been waiting for. Prepare to be wowed by the incredible talent and passion of the student dancers as they take the stage in a breathtaking display of artistry and movement. With a diverse range of dance styles, from classical ballet to contemporary and hip hop, there’s something for everyone at this must-see event.

Gather your friends and family and join us for an evening of dance and entertainment. Tickets start at $7.


2023 Summer Concert & Events

Looking for an authentic Neil Diamond concert experience? Look no further than The Sweet Caroline Tour, starring the #1 Neil Diamond performer in the world – Jay White. This concert pays homage to the legendary singer-songwriter with hits and beloved gems performed with the same energy and artistry as Neil Diamond himself over his 50-year career. With over 30 years of experience and more than 10,000 concerts under his belt, Jay White embodies the stage persona of the American music icon. His dedication to Neil Diamond’s music have even earned him acknowledgment and acceptance from Neil and his family.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see the closest thing to the real deal and experience the power of a live Neil Diamond performance. Tickets start at $29*.


2023 Summer Concert & Events

Don’t miss the upcoming performance of country music icon, John Michael Montgomery, at Thrasher-Horne Center. With a career spanning several decades, John Michael’s talent and ability to connect with fans have earned him critical acclaim, countless awards, and a devoted following. From his breakout hit “Life’s A Dance” to enduring favorites like “I Swear” and “I Love the Way You Love Me,” his rich baritone voice and timeless music have influenced generations of country artists. He also touches hearts with heartwarming songs like “Letters From Home” and “The Little Girl,” and brings fun to every performance with lively tunes like “Be My Baby Tonight” and “Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident).”

Come experience the magic of John Michael Montgomery’s music live! Tickets start at $39*. 


Don’t miss the chance to experience the world’s premiere tribute to The Carpenters, Top of the World. Top of the World is fronted by singer Debbie Taylor, whose vocal resemblance to Karen Carpenter is astonishing. The 8-piece band, consisting of top-notch industry musicians, recreates the Carpenters’ music with incredible attention to detail, using multiple instruments and no pick-up musicians or tracks. Their multi-media slideshow adds to the experience. Enjoy the most authentic versions of hits like “Close to You,” “We’ve Only Just Begun,” and “Yesterday Once More” as the band takes you on a nostalgic journey through the Carpenters’ greatest hits and shares backstories behind the music.

Get your tickets now and join us at Thrasher-Horne for an evening of musical magic! Tickets start at $29*.


The ultimate country music experience is coming to town — Aaron Tippin, Colin Raye, and Sammy Kershaw are teaming up for a performance that’s all about getting back to the roots of their music. With over 40 Top Ten Hits between them, this is the ultimate concert experience for fans of classic country.

Hear all of your favorite songs, like “You’ve Got to Stand For Something,” “She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful,” “Love, Me,” and many more, all performed live by the voices that defined country music in the 90s. With one band backing them up, this trio of talented artists will take you on a musical journey filled with stories and songs that will have you singing along all night long.

Don’t miss your chance to see Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin, and Collin Raye live in concert at the Thrasher-Horne Center. Get your tickets now and experience the magic of classic country music like never before — tickets start at $39.

PLAIN WHITE T’S — SEPTEMBER 23, 2023 @8:00 PM 

2023 Summer Concert & Events

Get ready to experience the unforgettable sound of the Plain White T’s. This multi-platinum Chicago quintet has been making music since 1997 and has captured the hearts of audiences around the world with their enigmatic catalog of hits. From the double-platinum “1,2,3,4” to the quadruple-platinum “Hey There Delilah”, their unforgettable anthems and hummable melodies have earned them two Grammy nominations and countless sold-out shows. With a new release, Parallel Universe, coming in 2022, the band’s signature sound has evolved into an otherworldly atmosphere of ethereal electronic pop strengthened by lush guitar tones and synth transmissions. 

Whether you’re a die-hard fan or simply love great music, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to see the Plain White T’s live in concert. With their irresistible energy and undeniable talent, this is a show that’s sure to leave you wanting more. You won’t want to miss the Plain White T’s electrifying performance, filled with all your favorite hits and brand-new tunes. Tickets start at $39*.



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