In 1972, the Beaches Fine Arts Series began offering the people of the Jacksonville Metropolitan area the chance to enjoy world class music and dance in 8 free performances annually. The stunning structure of St. Paul's by the Sea Episcopal Church in Jacksonville Beach is the setting for the majority of our concerts. However, we bring our extraordinary artists to downtown Jacksonville at various venues at least once per season for our annual "Beach Meets West!" program, introducing a wider audience to our unique series. Our programming encompasses an eclectic blend of styles from classical to contemporary, from jazz to world music and dance, from traditional to avant-garde.