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Skyway Schedule for Jazz Festival

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – May 23, 2016 – The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) is pleased to extend the Skyway hours for the 2016 Jazz Festival. The JTA will offer complimentary access to the Skyway during the following times:

Skyway Schedule:
• Friday, May 27 6 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.
• Saturday, May 28 11 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.
• Sunday, May 29 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.
• Monday, May 30 Closed for Memorial Day

“We are pleased to partner with the City of Jacksonville for the 2016 Jacksonville Jazz Festival,” said Lisa Darnall, Vice President of JTA Transit Operations. “With close to 100,000 people expected to attend the three-day event, the Skyway is a convenient option for attendees. The Hemming Park Skyway Station is conveniently located adjacent to Hemming Park in the heart of Downtown.”

Complimentary parking will be available in the Houston and Stuart Street lots north of the Convention Center Skyway Station, located at 1071 W. Bay Street. Paid Parking is also available at the Kings Avenue Garage (credit card payment only).

Due to high ridership during the Jazz Festival, bicycles, coolers and double wide baby strollers will not be permitted on the trains. We apologize for the inconvenience.

There will be three separate stages this year; Swingin’ on Main Street, Groovin’ at Hemming Park, Breezin’ at The Landing and Jacksonville Jazz Piano competition at the Florida Theatre. For more information about the Jazz Festival and associated street closures, please visit,

For a complete listing of Skyway station locations, visit or call JTA customer service at (904) 630-3100; TDD 904.630.3191.