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    The Last Waltz Tour Headlined By Warren Hayes, Jamey Johnson, Lukas Nelson, John Medeski & Don Was Comes To The Amp This Sunday




    The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is thrilled to announce the highly acclaimed The Last Waltz Tour: A Celebration of The Band’s Historic Farewell Concert will be making an appearance on Sunday, November 17th! This epic tour captures the excitement of The Band’s historic 1976 Thanksgiving concert at the famed Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco hailed as one of the greatest rock concerts of all time. The multi-city tour kicks off early November and continues throughout the month making stops at historic venues across the east coast; including their only Florida appearance in St. Augustine at The Amp! 

    The Last Waltz Tour: A Celebration of The Band’s Historic Farewell Concert features a star-studded lineup led by GRAMMY® Award-winning guitar legend and vocalist Warren Haynes and GRAMMY® Award-winning producer/musician Don Was, with Jamey Johnson, Lukas Nelson, John Medeski, Terence Higgins, and Mark Mullins & The Levee Horns featuring the original horn arrangements of Allen Toussaint. Very special guests Cyril Neville (The Neville Brothers), Dave Malone (The Radiators), and Bob Margolin (Longtime Muddy Waters guitarist who performed with Waters and The Band in the original Last Waltz) will be featured throughout the tour.&nbs...   [Read More]




    2019 Tour De Cure: North Florida This Saturday




    This Saturday, join the American Diabetes Association North Florida for their 2019 Tour De Cure. This event is for people of all cycling abilities, featuring well-marked cycling routes with safety marshals and safety vehicles, and fully stocked rest stops to fuel their journey. This course will have the riders go from either 18, 54, or 81 mile ride starting at Riverside and ending at Amelia Island. The 5K run and walk routes are a great way to get out, have fun and celebrate those who are living with diabetes. 

    The Tour De Cure is more than just a ride, walk or run, it is a celebration of the AFA’s mission and a chance to raise funds to help fight diabetes. Every mile is covered and every dollar raised  brings them much closer to a cure.

    Rider Registration Fees:

    $30 October 1 - November 14

    $35 November 16 - Event Day

     

    Runner & Walker Registration Fee:

    $35 - thru November 16 (Event Day)

    Route Length Check In  Start Time End Time 81 Miles 7:00am 8:00am 3:00pm 54 Miles 8:00am 9:00am 3:00pm 18 Miles 9:00am 10:00am 3:00pm 5K Run/Walk 9:30am ...   [Read More]




    Margarita J'ville This Friday




    This Friday, the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida will host their annual signature event, Margarita J'Ville! This years event will be hosted at the beautiful, newly-renovated Mavi Waterfront Bar & Grill in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. 

    Guests will groove to live music, indulge in delicious island inspired cuisine, and sip free flowing margaritas and signature drinks all while enjoying picturesque views and Jimmy Buffet vibes. The event will include a silent auction, raffles that you don't want to miss, and much more - all to benefit their work in defending and igniting the power and promise of today’s youth through mentorship. Island attire is highly recommended.

     

    For more info click here.

    ...   [Read More]




    Legendary Rockers The Doobie Brothers Return To The Amp St. Augustine This Wedensday




    GRAMMY-winning rock and roll favorites The Doobie Brothers will return to The Amp St. Augustine on Wednesday, November 13, 2019. The Doobie Brothers last performed to a sold out crowd at The Amp in November 2016. 

    The Doobie Brothers have been delivering mind-blowing, roots-based, harmony-laden, guitar-driven rock and roll for more than four decades, selling more than 48 million albums and winning four GRAMMY® Awards. Boasting one of the most loyal fan bases in music, The Doobie Brothers continue to write and record new material and tour the world. Their No. 1 singles “Black Water” and “What a Fool Believes," both gold, lead a catalog of indelible songs that include: “Listen to the Music,” “China Grove,” “Jesus Is Just All Right,” “Rockin’ Down the Highway,” “Long Train Runnin’,” “Take Me In Your Arms,” "Takin’ it to the Streets,” “Minute by Minute,” “You Belong to Me,” “The Doctor” and more. In all, the Doobies have tallied up five top 10 singles and 16 top 40 hits. Beginning with their multi-million-selling sophomore collection Toulouse Street, the Doobies have 3 multi-platinum...   [Read More]




    Onesie Bar Crawl Returns to Jax Beach




    Join us for Jacksonville's Largest Annual Pajama Party, The 2019 Onesie Bar Crawl & Silent Disco sponsored by Cenote Tequilla, Anheuser Busch & 904 Happy Hour on Saturday, November 16th in Jacksonville Beach Fl.

    The crawl encompasses 11 bars and with your ticket, you will receive a wristband for discounted drinks all night as well as complimentary shots & refreshments from 6 of the participating bars, a raffle ticket, commemorative koozie, head set at the silent disco, and much more! In addition, there will be a costume contest with $500 in Cash & Prizes.

    CHECK IN LOCATIONS (5-9PM)

    Brix Tap House

    Surfer The Bar Jacksonville Beach

    BARS

    Blind Rabbit

    Hoptinger

    Shim Sham Room

    Salt

    The Wreck Tiki Lounge

    The Tavern on 1st

    Casa Marina

    Mango’s

    Flask and Canon

    Lynchs

    SILENT DISCO (9PM-2AM) + COSTUME CONTEST (12AM): The Ritz

    Must be 21+. Ticket price day of: $25

    For more info click here.

    ...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Sports

    2019 Tour De Cure: North Florida This Saturday




    This Saturday, join the American Diabetes Association North Florida for their 2019 Tour De Cure. This event is for people of all cycling abilities, featuring well-marked cycling routes with safety marshals and safety vehicles, and fully stocked rest stops to fuel their journey. This course will have the riders go from either 18, 54, or 81 mile ride starting at Riverside and ending at Amelia Island. The 5K run and walk routes are a great way to get out, have fun and celebrate those who are living with diabetes. 

    The Tour De Cure is more than just a ride, walk or run, it is a celebration of the AFA’s mission and a chance to raise funds to help fight diabetes. Every mile is covered and every dollar raised  brings them much closer to a cure.

    Rider Registration Fees:

    $30 October 1 - November 14

    $35 November 16 - Event Day

     

    Runner & Walker Registration Fee:

    $35 - thru November 16 (Event Day)

    Route Length Check In  Start Time End Time 81 Miles 7:00am 8:00am 3:00pm 54 Miles 8:00am 9:00am 3:00pm 18 Miles 9:00am 10:00am 3:00pm 5K Run/Walk 9:30am ...   [Read More]




    Military Appreciation Night At UNF's Men's Basketball Game




    On Thursday evening November 14, the University of North Florida Men’s Basketball will be hosting their annual Military Appreciation Night against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles. 

    All military and their family receive free admission with proper identification at the ticket office on the day of game!

    Tip-off is at 7 p.m!!

    Tickets

    General Admission: $10

    Midcourt Premium: $15

    Reserved Seat: $15

    Upper Reserved: $15

    ...   [Read More]




    UF vs UGA Tailgate Experience This Saturday




    Join Gameday Tailgate Experience (“GTE”) for a huge outdoor tailgate at 1906 E. Beaver St. (Tailgater’s Parking First and Ten Lot) before the Florida Gators take on the Georgia Bulldogs, hosted by CBS’ Big Brother Haleigh Broucher, with a special guest appearance by former University of Florida Safety Keanu Neal and former University of Georgia Cornerback Brandon Boykin! Both Florida and Georgia fans are welcome to attend!

    Enjoy Unlimited Food and a 4 Hour Open Bar with hundreds of fans! Tickets to the tailgate are All-Inclusive and do not require any additional payment at the tailgate! Food, Beverages, Tented Seating Areas, Live Music & Entertainment, Celebrity Host Meet and Greets, Family Friendly Tailgating Games and Amenities, TVs, Bathrooms, and more are all included with your ticket!

    The tailgate will take place in a 40,000+ sq. ft. grass parking lot just 4 blocks away from TIAA Bank Stadium (5-10 min walk to stadium). Only fans with a ticket to the tailgate will be allowed to enter, and you will receive a color coded wristband upon being checked in at the event entrance. Every guest must show a valid I.D. at check in to obtain their General Admiss...   [Read More]




    Jacksonville Jaguars vs New York Tailgate Experience




    Join Gameday Tailgate Experience (“GTE”) for a huge outdoor tailgate at 1906 E. Beaver St. (Tailgater’s Parking First and Ten Lot) before the Jacksonville Jaguars take on New York, hosted by CBS Sideline Reporter Jenny Dell and New York Fan Fireman Ed, with a special appearance by former Jacksonville Jaguars’ K Mike Hollis! All fans are welcome to attend!

    Enjoy Unlimited Food and a 4 Hour Open Bar with hundreds of fans! Tickets to the tailgate are All-Inclusive and do not require any additional payment at the tailgate! Food, Beverages, Tented Seating Areas, Live Music & Entertainment, Celebrity Host Meet and Greets, Family Friendly Tailgating Games and Amenities, TVs, Bathrooms, and more are all included with your ticket!

    The tailgate will take place in a 40,000+ sq. ft. grass parking lot just 4 blocks away from TIAA Bank Stadium (5-10 min walk to stadium). Only fans with a ticket to the tailgate will be allowed to enter, and you will receive a color coded wristband upon being checked in at the event entrance. Every guest must show a valid I.D. at check in to obtain their General Admission (21+)/ VIP wristband.

    Guest parking is available across...   [Read More]




    Jacksonville Icemen Begins Saturday




    With the Jacksonville Jaguars back in football season and the Jumbo Shrimp ending their season last month, this week get ready to head back to the ice! Jacksonville’s favorite hockey team the Jacksonville Icemen return to the arena to start their season against the Greenville Swamp Rats. 

    The Jacksonville Icemen, a proud affiliate of the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets and AHL’s Manitoba Moose, announced they were awarded an ECHL membership in February 2017, beginning with the 2017-18 season. Last year, they had a great season that brought them to the Kelly Cup playoffs. Their devoted fans persevered and kept the Icemen going by cheering them on to make it a successful season.  The Icemen will once again bring their “A” game to this year’s season.  Come out and support your team to victory and another successful season!

    Tickets are limited for this week’s opening game. This game will sell out!!!  

    For more info click here.

    ...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Food

    Margarita J'ville This Friday




    This Friday, the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida will host their annual signature event, Margarita J'Ville! This years event will be hosted at the beautiful, newly-renovated Mavi Waterfront Bar & Grill in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. 

    Guests will groove to live music, indulge in delicious island inspired cuisine, and sip free flowing margaritas and signature drinks all while enjoying picturesque views and Jimmy Buffet vibes. The event will include a silent auction, raffles that you don't want to miss, and much more - all to benefit their work in defending and igniting the power and promise of today’s youth through mentorship. Island attire is highly recommended.

     

    For more info click here.

    ...   [Read More]




    Peruvian Empanada Resturaunt In San Marco




    Empanada Llama is a small local restaurant which has been open for 3 months located in San Jose. Owner Frassire Pezzia, a Peruvian woman who loved cooking, wanted to be a chef and later dreamed to have a restaurant. She wanted to create a spot where people can come in, sit and enjoy a friendly environment with the best service people in Jacksonville. Frassire thought that what Jacksonville was missing was Empanadas, and soon Empanada Llamas was born. 

    The empanadas served here are made from scratch. Some sides that you can get with your Empanadas are fried yuca, french fries, fresh salad, chips, sweet potato fries, soup of the day and more. A lot of the empanadas are based on Peruvian dishes that you would normally eat, like rice and potatoes, but which are made here inside an empanada instead. Meat and veggie empanadas are available. Drinks that are served with your meal vary from specialty drinks, soft drinks, coffee, hot tea, and smoothies.

    With the holidays coming up, Empanada Llamas will do seasonal flavors. They will add soup which you can get in a cup or bowl and salad. 

    Be sure to make it a point to visit Empanada Llama and grab a delicious empanada. You will not be disappointed!

     <...   [Read More]




    October Downtown Wine Down




    Join us at Jacksonville’s rooftop bar for the Downtown Wine Down, a monthly happy hour and cocktail mixer held at Cowford Chophouse.

    Live entertainment will include a performance by Chris Thomas Band. Additionally, guest can enjoy food and drink specials, a giveaway for a $100 Cowford Chophouse Gift Card, and a complimentary sangria cocktail!

    Entertainment Lineup:

    The Chris Thomas Band: 6:00pm-9:30pm

    The roof will be open to ticket holders at 3:30pm and be closed to anyone without tickets the remainder of the night.

    ...   [Read More]




    Alice In Wonderland Themed Resturaunt To Open This October




    Downtown will be adding a new restaurant where Sweet Pete’s is located in the historic Seminole Club building. 10/Six Grille will be opening up on October 4th at 400 N. Hogan, located on the first floor where The Candy Apple Cafe & Cocktails was once occupied. 

    This restaurant will offer “American style eats with a slight New Orleans flare” in a fanciful atmosphere that will provide a nostalgic trip down the rabbit hole. Owned by Russ Disparti, who also owns The Snout Snug in Murray Hill.

    Their menu will include blackened redfish, Bobby King’s Jambalaya and Shrimp & Grits. There will be salads, burgers and a variety of sandwiches. It will offer all day brunch, including crepes, omelettes and beignets. Boxed lunches can also be purchased. 10/Six cocktails and mocktails will incorporate Sweet Pete’s Candies.

    Hours:

    Tuesday thru Thursday: 10:30am-8pm

    Friday & Saturday: 10:30am-9pm

    Sunday: 10am-5pm

    ...   [Read More]




    Bistro AIX Celebrates 20 Years With Special Celebration This Sunday




    This Sunday, join Bistro Aix as they host their largest celebration ever to commemorate their 20 Year Anniversary! Located in the heart of Jacksonville’s historic San Marco district, Bistro AIX provides an energetic and rustic setting to enjoy seasonally inspired French and Mediterranean cuisine. Named after the French town in Aix-En-Provence, the menu is meant to reflect the “laissez-faire” attitude of the European dining experience. Exposed brick walls, a wood fired oven, and an open chef’s kitchen create a warm and buzzing dining environment for any occasion. Attached to the main dining room, is their own bohemian watering hole, Bar X. Bustling with live music, vibrant colors, and a glowing backlit onyx bar, Bar X is the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy a dining experience rooted in the senses.

    The Chris Thomas Band will be performing an intimate concert plus tickets include 2 complimentary craft cocktails, passed hors d' oeuvres, a big raffle, games, and more!

    The entire restaurant will be closed to the public for this special celebration and a ticket is required. Tickets are limited and will sell out! Get yours at BistroAixBash.com and help them celebrate their 20th Anniversary!

    ...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Entertainment

    The Last Waltz Tour Headlined By Warren Hayes, Jamey Johnson, Lukas Nelson, John Medeski & Don Was Comes To The Amp This Sunday




    The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is thrilled to announce the highly acclaimed The Last Waltz Tour: A Celebration of The Band’s Historic Farewell Concert will be making an appearance on Sunday, November 17th! This epic tour captures the excitement of The Band’s historic 1976 Thanksgiving concert at the famed Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco hailed as one of the greatest rock concerts of all time. The multi-city tour kicks off early November and continues throughout the month making stops at historic venues across the east coast; including their only Florida appearance in St. Augustine at The Amp! 

    The Last Waltz Tour: A Celebration of The Band’s Historic Farewell Concert features a star-studded lineup led by GRAMMY® Award-winning guitar legend and vocalist Warren Haynes and GRAMMY® Award-winning producer/musician Don Was, with Jamey Johnson, Lukas Nelson, John Medeski, Terence Higgins, and Mark Mullins & The Levee Horns featuring the original horn arrangements of Allen Toussaint. Very special guests Cyril Neville (The Neville Brothers), Dave Malone (The Radiators), and Bob Margolin (Longtime Muddy Waters guitarist who performed with Waters and The Band in the original Last Waltz) will be featured throughout the tour.&nbs...   [Read More]




    Legendary Rockers The Doobie Brothers Return To The Amp St. Augustine This Wedensday




    GRAMMY-winning rock and roll favorites The Doobie Brothers will return to The Amp St. Augustine on Wednesday, November 13, 2019. The Doobie Brothers last performed to a sold out crowd at The Amp in November 2016. 

    The Doobie Brothers have been delivering mind-blowing, roots-based, harmony-laden, guitar-driven rock and roll for more than four decades, selling more than 48 million albums and winning four GRAMMY® Awards. Boasting one of the most loyal fan bases in music, The Doobie Brothers continue to write and record new material and tour the world. Their No. 1 singles “Black Water” and “What a Fool Believes," both gold, lead a catalog of indelible songs that include: “Listen to the Music,” “China Grove,” “Jesus Is Just All Right,” “Rockin’ Down the Highway,” “Long Train Runnin’,” “Take Me In Your Arms,” "Takin’ it to the Streets,” “Minute by Minute,” “You Belong to Me,” “The Doctor” and more. In all, the Doobies have tallied up five top 10 singles and 16 top 40 hits. Beginning with their multi-million-selling sophomore collection Toulouse Street, the Doobies have 3 multi-platinum...   [Read More]




    Chart Topping Rock Group The Raconteurs Perform At The Amp Saturday




    The Amp St. Augustine is thrilled to welcome chart-topping rock group The Raconteurs in support of their new album Help Us Stranger on Saturday, November 9, 2019. 

    Semi-hibernating since 2011, The Raconteurs – Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence, and Patrick Keeler – took their time in 2018 and early 2019 assembling the cadre of killer songs that is Help Us Stranger, the band’s third studio LP and first new music in over a decade. As it’s always been, The Raconteurs feature Benson and White as dual frontmen/guitarists/lead singers/songwriters. The world’s best rhythm section of Keeler on drums and Lawrence on bass are in symbiotic shine theory lock step, both brought to the top of their game by the musicianship of the other. Early live performances have left no doubt in anyone’s mind: this band is savage. Bounding effortlessly between material off their 2006 debut LP Broken Boy Soldiers, their 2008 GRAMMY® Award-winning sophomore follow-up Consolers of the Lonely, and their recently-penned instant classics, even the most cursory look at the tea leaves delivers an undeniable fortune: The Raconteurs’ evergreen take on rock and roll is primed to reinvigorate the genre. 

    Save fo...   [Read More]




    Elvis Costello & The Imposters Perform At The Amp St. Augustine On Their "Just Trust 2019 Tour" Friday




    St. Augustine, Fla. – The Amp St. Augustine is delighted to announced that legendary Grammy Award- Winning singer-songwriter Elvis Costello & The Imposters will perform at The Amp St. Augustine on their “Just Trust 2019 Tour” on Friday, November 8, 2019. 

    The Amp St. Augustine is delighted to announced that legendary Grammy Award- Winning singer-songwriter Elvis Costello & The Imposters will perform at The Amp St. Augustine on their “Just Trust 2019 Tour” on Friday, November 8, 2019. Tickets for Elvis Costello & The Imposters go on sale to the general public this Friday, June 28, 2019. 

    Elvis Costello's wide-ranging recording career began in 1977 with the release of My Aim Is True in a catalogue that includes such diverse highlights as This Year's Model, Get Happy, Imperial Bedroom, King Of America, Blood & Chocolate, The Juliet Letters with the Brodsky Quartet, The River In Reverse with Allen Toussaint and Wise Up Ghost with The Roots. 

    The 1998 release, Painted From Memory contained the first of more than thirty songs composed with Burt Bacharach, while the 2017 box-set re-issue of Paul McCartney's Flowers In The Dirt includes 15 demo duet recordings m...   [Read More]




    Jacksonville Porchfest This Saturday




    Jacksonville PorchFest, presented by Springfield Preservation and Revitalization (SPAR) with the help of our great sponsors, is a FREE event held in Historic Springfield, a community just north of downtown Jacksonville, Florida on Saturday, November 9th. During the afternoon, we’ll have over 18 performers on  porches throughout this beautiful neighborhood, followed by an evening concert in Klutho Park.  You’ll also get to enjoy over 50 vendors ranging from food trucks to fine art. Proceeds of PorchFest support arts related activities in Jacksonville’s urban core.

    PorchFest Line-Up: 

    Jacksonville PorchFest is proud to present our ALL WOMEN headliners. We'll kick off the festival at noon with Mama Blue in Klutho Park, and we'll have Alanna Royale and Maggie Koerner closing down the show on the Klutho stage later that evening. 

    Our Returning Favorites include Mal Jones with The Lyricist LIVE, Mere Woodard Band, Universal Green, Spade McQuade, Kim Reteguiz and the Black Cat Bones, Junco Royals, King Eddie and Pili Pili, Chris Thomas Band, Beau and the Burners, and Ouija Brothers. 

    Our New Porch Performances include Kara Frazier, Tad Jennings, Let's Ride Brass Band, ...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Community

    Onesie Bar Crawl Returns to Jax Beach




    Join us for Jacksonville's Largest Annual Pajama Party, The 2019 Onesie Bar Crawl & Silent Disco sponsored by Cenote Tequilla, Anheuser Busch & 904 Happy Hour on Saturday, November 16th in Jacksonville Beach Fl.

    The crawl encompasses 11 bars and with your ticket, you will receive a wristband for discounted drinks all night as well as complimentary shots & refreshments from 6 of the participating bars, a raffle ticket, commemorative koozie, head set at the silent disco, and much more! In addition, there will be a costume contest with $500 in Cash & Prizes.

    CHECK IN LOCATIONS (5-9PM)

    Brix Tap House

    Surfer The Bar Jacksonville Beach

    BARS

    Blind Rabbit

    Hoptinger

    Shim Sham Room

    Salt

    The Wreck Tiki Lounge

    The Tavern on 1st

    Casa Marina

    Mango’s

    Flask and Canon

    Lynchs

    SILENT DISCO (9PM-2AM) + COSTUME CONTEST (12AM): The Ritz

    Must be 21+. Ticket price day of: $25

    For more info click here.

    ...   [Read More]




    Groove In The Grove This Saturday




    This Saturday, be sure to come out to Groove in the Grove, located next to the World Gold Village. 

    This music festival will have performances from The Band Be Easy, TJ Brown Band, and Justin Lee Partin. 

    There will be a Craft Beer Tent featuring local craft brews and Food Trucks such as Muzzi's Madhouse, El Agave Azul, and Son of a Butcher.  A Family Fun zone will be included with the festival along with a Mechanical Bull, Giant Slide, Face Painting, Human Hampster Ball, Giant Obstacle Course and more! 

    Plus VENDORS:

    Tiles By The Sea

    Bobbles, Bangles, Bling

    Stitched By Britt

    Paparazzi Consultant

    Couture Gems

    Body Soul Herbs

    Bees Friends Farm

    The First Tee North Florida

    CS First Coast

    Bath Fitter

    Little Man's Big Friend

    Moda-Vated Style Sunglasses

    Old Town Discovery

    Miracle Leaf

    Be sure to come on out and enjoy yourself. 

     

    The address for where the festival is: 805 Trailmark Drive, Saint Augustine, Florida 32092

    ...   [Read More]




    First Wedensday Art Walk: Salute To Service




    Maya Angelou said it right, "How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes!" This month's "Salute to Service"  #ArtWalkJax is dedicated to all who served and continues serving. 

    Headquarters @ Hemming Park

    Enjoy live music with Taylor Shami Music from 5-7 p.m. followed by Kalani Rose at 7:15 p.m.

    Browse artwork - ABDUL, Artzy Fartzy Petz, Alternate Bazaar, Baliliving86, The Bead Bowl, Boho Babie Jewelry, Day1DayDreamer, Duvalz Finest, Dynasty II, Eva's Entertainment, House of Brushes, Kram Kran Photo, Let's Paint our Town, Melted Record Art Forms, Nani Mana Bracelets, ShopNetty, StenoTab, Tovah2Creations, Uniquewoodworks and Viktor Lazarev Arts.

    Businesses and Nonprofits - K9 For Warriors, Northeast Florida Women Veterans, Wounded Warriors, Social Grounds Coffee Company, Animal Care and Protective Services, Affordable Marijuana License, Cathedral District Jacksonville, Crossroads Magic, DNP Cupcakery, Jacksonville Icemen, Jacksonville Transportation Authority, One Blood and VyStar Credit Union.

    Kid Zone - Bring the kids to enjoy activities by My Gym and Jump 4 Jax.

    Art Walk Beer Tent: Enjoy some patriotic brews provid...   [Read More]




    Florida-Georgia Fans Can Celebrate at Duuuval's Bold City Bash This Weekend




    This weekend, the Florida Gators and the Georgia Bulldogs bring their biggest game to Jacksonville. Along with the game, the city of Jacksonville will be including Duuuval’s Bold City Bash – the ultimate Florida-Georgia fan experience. The Bash encompasses nearly a week of fan-centric interactive events that celebrate the tradition and excellence of one of the SEC’s biggest rivalries that has called Jacksonville home since 1933.

    RV City will be open to the public along with the Welcome Center in Metropolitan Park. Located directly across from TIAA Bank Field in Lot E, RV City has become a staple of the Florida-Georgia football experience. This community of devoted fans embodies the camaraderie and tradition that has made this matchup one of the best in the nation. Guests visiting campers must park in Lot D for a $10 charge. 

    On Friday November 1st, at noon, there will be a Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and luncheon presented by Miller Electric Company at TIAA Bank West Club. Fans can be front and center as two past team members from each university are inducted to the Florida-Georgia Hall of Fame.

    Friday night festivities kick off with the Duuuval's Bold City Bash block party featuring live entert...   [Read More]




    Trick Or Treat On The Street In Hemming Park This Thursday




    With Halloween right around the corner, we want to celebrate the spookiest time of the year with Downtown employees + residents! This Thursday, from 11am - 2pm, be sure to wear your best costume and join us for the 7th annual Trick or Treat on the Street. 

    This is one sweet treat you won't want to miss! #TrickorTreatJax

    2019 Participants:

    1. Bellwether | 100 N Laura St. #100

    2. Chamblin's Uptown | 215 N. Laura St.  

    3. De Real Ting | 128 W. Adams St. 

    4. Desert Rider | 217 N. Hogan St.

    5. Downtown Vision, Inc. | 214 N. Hogan St.

    6. DuPont Center | 40 E. Adams St.

    7. Edwards & Cavendish Dentistry | 137 E. Adams St.

    8. Friends of Hemming | 135 W. Monroe St.

    9. Happy Grilled Cheese | 219 N. Hogan St.

    10. Hemming Plaza Jewelers | 231 N. Hogan St.

    11. IberiaBank | 135 W. Bay St.

    12. Kazu Sushi Burrito | 117 W. Adams St.

    13. Jacob's Jeweler's | 204 N. Laura St.

    14. Jax Metro Credit Union | 21 W. Church St.

    15. JTA Office | 121 W Forsyth St.

    16. Jimmy John's | 201 N. Laura St.

    ...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Local News

    Groundwork Jacksonville Will Build Emerald Trail Withtin Next 10 Years




    The Jacksonville City Council has approved a plan presented by Groundwork Jacksonville to Build an Emerald Trail within the next 10 years. The trail will tie together over 30 miles of trails, green space, parks and creeks forming a necklace around Jacksonville’s urban core. 

    Over a six-month period, the planning team conducted field work, analyzed data, and worked with our Steering Committee and neighborhood working groups to ensure the proposed trails were safe, appealing and destination-driven.

    The Steering Committee dissected the Trail Master Plan into three implementation tiers: Programmed Segments, Implementation Tier 1, and Implementation Tier 2. The goal for implementation is to have a trail segment within acquisition, design, permitting, and construction at all times until completion. The total project cost is estimated to be approximately $31 million.

    This Saturday will be the opening of the first mile of the Emerald Trail. The walk will start at the Prime Osborne Center and head north through LaVilla and under I95 to Myrtle Ave and the start of the S-Line Rail Trail. The walk will end at Engine 15 Brewing Co. Total Distance is 1.3 miles. Event will end at 1pm, and transportation will...   [Read More]




    Downtown Events This Weekend Impact Traffic




     

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Several events scheduled to take place Thursday through Sunday in downtown Jacksonville will impact traffic, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said. 

    Here's what you need to know if you will be attending any of the events or plan to head downtown this weekend:

    Road closures

    If you are attending an event in the Sports Complex area, a portion of Gator Bowl Boulevard from A. Philip Randolph Boulevard to Talleyrand Avenue will be closed for the "Welcome to Rockville" venue.

    The road closure will start at 3:30 p.m. Thursday and will be in place until Sunday. 

    Event parking

    Jacksonville Jaguars Draft Party on Thursday at Daily's Place Amphitheater and Flex Field

    Parking will be available in lots C, E, M, N, R, Y and W.

    Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp games Thursday through Sunday at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville

    Parking will be available in the garages and Lot P. To access, enter the Sports Complex area from west of A. Philip Randolph Boulevard. 

    Jacksonville Sharks game Saturday at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena

    Parking will be available in the garages, Jack...   [Read More]




    More Than 40 Retailers Will Be Open On Thanksgiving Day




    Big-box stores like Best Buy, Wal-Mart, and Big Lots are opening their doors to the masses on Thanksgiving. More than 40 retailers will be open on Thanksgiving Day and remain open into the early hours of the morning. Other major retailers are opting to remain closed this year, including H&M, IKEA, Home Depot and TJ Maxx.

    Some of the stores opened are listed here:

    Bass Pro Shops – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m Bealls Florida – 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Belk – Thanksgiving 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Black Friday Best Buy – Thanksgiving 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Black Friday Big Lots -7 a.m. to midnight Cabela’s – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dick’s Sporting Goods – Thanksgiving 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Black Friday Dollar General – 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. JCPenney – Thanksgiving 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Black Friday Kohl’s – Thanksgiving 5 p.m. to 1 p.m. CT Black Friday Kmart – Opens 6 a.m.; Doorbusters Thanksgiving 6 p.m. to 2 p.m. Black Friday; Some stores to close at 12 a.m. or 2 a.m. and reopen at 6 a.m. Friday Macy’s – Thanksgiving 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Black Friday or Thanksgiving 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Black Friday before reopening at 6 a.m. Friday. Doorbusters until Friday at 1 p.m. Michaels – 6 p.m...   [Read More]




    Morris Publishing Sells The Florida Times-Union To GateHouse Media




    Morris Communications Co. announced today that it has signed an agreement to sell the assets of Morris Publishing Group, including the Florida Times-Union and the St. Augustine Record to GateHouse Media. These are among 10 daily newspapers and other publications owned by Morris including numerous non-daily publications and associated websites and digital assets that were sold.

    Morris Communications announced the sale today and the transaction is expected to close on Oct. 2. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed. According to the Times-Union, the Morris family will continue to own the Times-Union building.

    GateHouse Media owns more than 130 daily newspapers and more than 500 non-daily publications across the country. Nine of GateHouse's daily newspapers are in Florida, including the Gainesville Sun, Daytona Beach News and Ocala Star-Banner.

    Morris, headquartered in Augusta, Georgia, is also selling the Augusta Chronicle, the Savannah Morning News and the Athens Banner-Herald. William “Billy” Morris III, chairman of Morris Communications, will remain publisher of The Augusta Chronicle and will oversee editorial-page policy for the three Morris newspapers in Georgia.

    Morris said the sale will al...   [Read More]




    2017 Total Solar Eclipse On August 21st




    On Aug. 21, 2017, people across the United States will see the sun disappear behind the moon, turning daylight into twilight, causing the temperature drop rapidly and revealing massive streamers of light streaking through the sky around the silhouette of the moon. On that day, America will fall under the path of a total solar eclipse .

    A total solar eclipse occurs when the disk of the moon appears to completely cover the disk of the sun in the sky. The fact that total solar eclipses occur at all is a quirk of cosmic geometry. The moon orbits an average of 239,000 miles (385,000 kilometers) from Earth — just the right distance to seem the same size in the sky as the much-larger sun. However, these heavenly bodies line up only about once every 18 months.

    The path of totality for the Aug. 21, 2017, total solar eclipse is about 70 miles wide and stretches from Oregon to South Carolina. It passes through Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

    During totality, the area inside the moon's shadow is cloaked in twilight — a very strange feeling to experience in the middle of the day. Just before and just after totality, observers can see this cloak o...   [Read More]



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