Styx, Elton, the Who, Little Feat this weekend

For Jacksonville area classic rock fans, it’s difficult to beat the four acts playing back-to-back-to-back-to-back this weekend.

If so inclined, they could see Styx on Friday, Elton John on Saturday, the Who on Sunday and Little Feat on Monday.

Let’s have a look at the shows:

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Styx

With Night Ranger, 8 pm Friday at the St. Augustine Amphitheater. $42-$119. Buy tickets here.

What’s special about this show? The band is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

How many originals left in the band? One, two or three, depending on how you count. Guitarist James “JY” Young is a founder. So is bass player Chuck Panozzo, but he doesn’t play every show. Band leader Tommy Shaw is on most of the band’s biggest songs, but he didn’t join until the sixth Styx album, “Crystal Ball.”

Songs you know by heart: “Come Sail Away,” “Blue Collar Man,” “Renegade,” “Babe”

Accolades: Eight Top 10 hits, 20 million albums sold, 13 gold or platinum albums

Elton John is at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on Saturday.

Elton John

8 pm Saturday at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena. $175-$1,449. Buy tickets here.

What’s special about this show? It’s probably the last chance to see Elton in Jacksonville. This is his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour.

How many originals left in the band? Technically, one, Elton himself. But his touring band includes guitarist Davey Johnstone, percussionist Ray Cooper and drummer Nigel Olsson, who started playing with Elton on the “Madman Across the Water” album in 1971.

Songs you know by heart: “Rocket Man,” “Benny and the Jets,” “Candle in the Wind,” “Crocodile Rock”

Accolades: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Songwriters Hall of Fame, two Oscars, four Grammys, one Tony Award, 300 million records sold

The Who play Jacksonville's VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on Sunday.

The Who

7:30 pm Sunday at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena. $38.09 – $198.09. Buy tickets here.

What’s special about this show? Members of the Jacksonville Symphony will join the band onstage.

How many originals still in the band? Two, singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist Pete Townshend.

Songs you know by heart: “Magic Bus,” “My Generation,” “Won’t Get Fooled Again,” “Pinball Wizard”

Accolades: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 100 million albums sold, third on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the Top 10 Live Acts of All Time, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

Little Feat plays at the Florida Theater on Monday.

Little Feat

8 pm Monday at the Florida Theatre. $34.50-$89.50. Buy tickets here.

What’s special about this show? The band, with new singer Scott Sharrard (Gregg Allman’s longtime music director), will play its classic 1978 live album, “Waiting for Columbus,” start to finish.

How many originals still in the band? Three, keyboardist Bill Payne, percussionist Sam Clayton and bass player Kenny Gradney.

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