Freebird Live

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Freebird Live
Former names Freebird Cafe (1999-2005)
Address 200 1st St N
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Location Downtown Jacksonville Beach
Owner Judy Van Zant-Jenness
Melody Van Zant
Seating type Standing-room only
Capacity 700
Opened September 8, 1999 (1999-09-08)
Renovated 2008
Closed January 21, 2016
Venue Website

Freebird Live (originally Freebird Cafe) was a music venue located in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. They closed their doors with a final concert on January 21, 2016.


The venue opened in September 8, 1999, with a concert by The Charlie Daniels Band.[1] The cafe featured Lynyrd Skynyrd memorabilia, food and recorded music.

In 2005, the owners of the venue considered moving the venue location to accommodate a larger capacity and big name acts. Buildings in Atlantic Beach, Florida and Jacksonville, Florida were considered. However, the owners decided to renovate its current location in lieu of moving.[2]

Performances at Freebird Live[edit]


  1. ^ Carter, John (September 3, 1999). "With Southern flare, Freebird Cafe plans to remember Lynyrd Skynyrd". The Florida Times-Union. Morris Communications. Retrieved December 28, 2013. 
  2. ^ Burmeister, Caren; Dixon, Drew (February 17, 2007). "Freebird decides it's staying put". The Florida Times-Union. Morris Communications. Retrieved December 28, 2013.