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    3 Story Lines Going into Jaguars Training Camp




    It’s about that time again where coolers and tailgate gear gets busted out of the garage, jerseys and hats get washed, and folks prepare to say goodbye to their significant others because the glory of the NFL is almost back! We’re headed into training camp and the Jacksonville Jaguars, by all accounts, have had a fantastic off-season. A lot of change has happened with this team and there is a buzz about this team that hasn’t been felt in a long time. The city is ready to fall in love with the Jaguars again, from all of the stadium upgrades to the positive things the team is doing in the community and the only thing that’s missing a competitive product on the field.

    To help you get amped up for training camp and for those who haven’t paid attention to any of the off-season stuff, here’s the 3 storylines to follow during camp:

    Photo Courtesy: Phil Sears - USA TODAY   1. Blake Bortles Development

    When a player is drafted in the top 10 of the NFL Draft, it’s expected that the rookie is going to produce for a team and right away. Even more so when that player is a quarterback. But GM David Caldwell is taking a different approach when it comes to rookie QB Blake Bortles. It has been said that Bortles has...   [Read More]




    Summer Splash Bash At Landing




    Summer Splash Bash

    DATE: July 26, 2014 TIME: 10am-2pm COST: Free

    Splash into The Landing for free boat rides, water games, live entertainment, water slides, bounce houses, vendors, food, giveaways and more! Event is open for ALL ages.

    Performance Schedule: 10:00 a.m. Carla Wyatt, Haley Revak, Amy Kemp, Ava Billings 10:30 a.m. Ultimate Dance and Tumble 11:00 a.m. Alyssa Billings, Kayla Putzke, Mikkala Bransome 11:30 a.m. Kelby Corman, Alexas Bransome, Megan Walker 12:00 p.m. Jaylyn Jackson, Clay Boatright  12:30 p.m. Connor Blackley and Cortnie Frazier  1:00 p.m. Water Balloon Toss and Games 1:30 p.m. Cassidy Kinsman and Hunter Huges

    ...   [Read More]




    10 Events This Weekend




    10 Events Happening This Weekend:

    1. Friday, July 18 - Mellow Mushroom Jacksonville Beaches 5th yr. anniversary. Split Tone comes on at 10:30pm 2. Friday, July 18 - Summer Black Out Affair ( All Black Party) @ Voodoo Ultra Lounge at the Landing. Doors open at 9pm 3. Friday, July 18 - Mavericks is having their July Birthdays Party! Doors open at 8pm 4. Saturday, July 19 & Sunday, July 20 - Mega Pet Adoption Event at the Jacksonville Fair Grounds. Daily from 10am - 6pm 5. Saturday, July 19 - Ancient City Classic @ Pedro Menendez High, Finals begin at 7pm 6. Saturday, July 19 - Riverside Arts Market under the Fuller Warren Bridge in Riverside - 10am - 4pm 7. Saturday, July 19 - Tour the Catty Shack Ranch with a Night Feeding Tour. Gates open at 6pm; feeding begins at 7:30pm 8. Sunday, July 20 - Sumer Time in the City Music Showcase at 1904 - All Afternoon  9. Sunday, July 20 - American Idol Live will be at the St. Augustine Ampitheatre. Show at 7pm 10. Sunday, July 20 - $1 Bowling Night at latitude 30 from 7pm-close

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    New Downtown Bike Rental Program




    Now, you can rent a bike in Downtown Jacksonville from the Riverfront Hyatt. Cruise around Jacksonville with Hyatt’s new bike service, a fun way to view the city up close while feeling the warm Florida sun on your face. Pedaling up and down the riverfront is an experience you can only appreciate here in Jacksonville.

    At the Hyatt, rentals are available 24-hours a day from the concierge desk so guests can cruise the Riverwalk to catch a sunrise, pedal Hyatt’s 2.25 and 3.75 mile detailed routes through downtown or check out the area’s shopping, dining and nightlife destinations. All that stands between you and your exciting excursion is a stop by their Concierge desk.

    Photo Credit: Michael D. Alligood  

    Bike rentals are not just limited to guest. Anyone in the area is able to rent them with proper ID and Credit Card. Age requirement is 18+ and the cost is $25.00 per 24 hours. Call and ask to speak to the concierge desk for more details: 904 588 1234

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    MMA Main Event on September 6th @ Veterans Memorial Arena




    House Of Fame Mixed Martial Arts event will take place on September 6, 2014 in Jacksonville Florida at the Veterans Memorial Center. Doors open up at 6:30pm, event starts at 7:30pm. HOF is Honored to offer The Jacksonville Community, its' Businesses, MMA Enthusiasts, and Florida-Based Fighters High-Profile, Exciting and World-Class MMA Entertainment at the prolific Jacksonville Veteran's Memorial Arena.

    In a press confrence, Frank Morejon, a talent coordinator with the franchise said “We chose a market that was really untouched and we want to show people what real pro MMA is about. This partnership is helping us to build the sport and really put Jacksonville on the map.”  Morejon also said that House of Fame MMA is sanctioned by the Florida Boxing Commission and that it would work to recruit fighters of all levels. The game card for the Sept. 6 bout will be announced sometime in August.

    You can now purchase tickets on-line, view the fight card and get door to door directions to the venue. We look forward to your fighters support as well as the community support. Make sure you sign up for our newsletter in order to get the latest news on this event.

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  • Articles - Sports

    3 Story Lines Going into Jaguars Training Camp




    It’s about that time again where coolers and tailgate gear gets busted out of the garage, jerseys and hats get washed, and folks prepare to say goodbye to their significant others because the glory of the NFL is almost back! We’re headed into training camp and the Jacksonville Jaguars, by all accounts, have had a fantastic off-season. A lot of change has happened with this team and there is a buzz about this team that hasn’t been felt in a long time. The city is ready to fall in love with the Jaguars again, from all of the stadium upgrades to the positive things the team is doing in the community and the only thing that’s missing a competitive product on the field.

    To help you get amped up for training camp and for those who haven’t paid attention to any of the off-season stuff, here’s the 3 storylines to follow during camp:

    Photo Courtesy: Phil Sears - USA TODAY   1. Blake Bortles Development

    When a player is drafted in the top 10 of the NFL Draft, it’s expected that the rookie is going to produce for a team and right away. Even more so when that player is a quarterback. But GM David Caldwell is taking a different approach when it comes to rookie QB Blake Bortles. It has been said that Bortles has...   [Read More]




    MMA Main Event on September 6th @ Veterans Memorial Arena




    House Of Fame Mixed Martial Arts event will take place on September 6, 2014 in Jacksonville Florida at the Veterans Memorial Center. Doors open up at 6:30pm, event starts at 7:30pm. HOF is Honored to offer The Jacksonville Community, its' Businesses, MMA Enthusiasts, and Florida-Based Fighters High-Profile, Exciting and World-Class MMA Entertainment at the prolific Jacksonville Veteran's Memorial Arena.

    In a press confrence, Frank Morejon, a talent coordinator with the franchise said “We chose a market that was really untouched and we want to show people what real pro MMA is about. This partnership is helping us to build the sport and really put Jacksonville on the map.”  Morejon also said that House of Fame MMA is sanctioned by the Florida Boxing Commission and that it would work to recruit fighters of all levels. The game card for the Sept. 6 bout will be announced sometime in August.

    You can now purchase tickets on-line, view the fight card and get door to door directions to the venue. We look forward to your fighters support as well as the community support. Make sure you sign up for our newsletter in order to get the latest news on this event.

    ...   [Read More]




    Duck Race Coming To Jacksonville In Near Future




    Organizers of the Jacksonville Duck Race told us today that ducks will go on sale August 1st on their website. At a location to be announced, the ducks will race one another and the first duck to cross the finish line will win a big cash prize. Organizers are planing on having between 7,500-10,000 ducks participate in the first annual fundraiser.

    Precedes from the event are said to benefit multiple local charities which organizers are currently securing. Ducks start off at just $5. Organizers have also noted that their will be food trucks and many other family friendly activities at the race. For more info, visit: Jaxduckrace.com

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    Jaguars sign first-round draft pick Blake Bortles




    The Jacksonville Jaguars signed 2014 first-round draft pick Blake Bortles to a contract, the club announced this morning.  Bortles was the third overall pick in the draft and is the seventh of the club’s nine draft picks to sign a contract.

    Bortles was the third quarterback the Jaguars have drafted in the first round, and the sixth overall and highest drafted in franchise history.  The former Central Florida quarterback was the highest drafted player in school history.

    “We are excited to get Blake under contract as we finish up minicamp,” Jaguars General Manager David Caldwell said.  “Blake has progressed really well this offseason and has brought a great attitude to work each day.  He is highly competitive and very passionate about football.  He knows where he needs to get better and is willing to do the work.  He’s a down to earth guy, a blue collar guy and he just wants to be the best he can be.”

    “It’s nice to get the contract done as we head into the final part of minicamp and prepare for training camp,” Bortles said.  “I can’t thank Shad Khan, David Caldwell and Gus Bradley enough for the opportunity they have presented me...   [Read More]




    Jaguars Will Hold Football Practice at Bartram Trail High School




    JACKSONVILLE – (via jaguars.com) The Jaguars are taking training camp back to school – and into the community.

    And they’re doing it this summer in about as significant a fashion as an NFL team can do it, moving a training camp practice to a local high school.

    The Jaguars will hold one 2014 training camp practice – Monday, July 28 at 7 p.m. – at Bartram Trail High School in St. Johns County, Jaguars President Mark Lamping and General Manager David Caldwell announced Wednesday morning.

    The practice will be free and open to the public.

    “It’s just another sign that the Jaguars want to be fully integrated into the community,” Lamping said Wednesday after the announcement, which took place at the Florida Blue Health and Wellness Practice Fields shortly before the Jaguars’ second practice of 2014 organized team activities.

    “Sometimes, you need to take the show on the road.”

    St. Johns County Superintendent of Schools Joseph Joyner said the practice will be a huge event for the county. The NFL rebuilt Bartram Trail’s field as part of preparations for the Super Bowl at EverBank Field in February 2005.

    “There will be a big crowd,” he sa...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Food

    Maple Street Biscuit Set To Open 3rd Location




    Jacksonville Fl - One of Jacksonville's favorite breakfast and brunch eateries is opening a new location. The restaurant which opened doors in October of 2012 currently has 2 locations. The current locations are 410 North 3rd Street in Jax beach and 2004 San Marco Blvd in San Marco.

    Scott Moore, one of the proprietors said that the restaurant is ready to set up shop at at 1171 South Edgewood Avenue (Murray Hill) in the near future. Maple Street Biscuit Company was started by Scott Moore and Gus Evans, and they hand built it right 19here in Jacksonville, Florida. They opened their doors on November 8, 2012 to a community with open arms and hungry tummies.

    There lies a heart beat behind Maple Street before it ever opened its doors, and it wasn’t out to just make a profit. It was out to make a difference and be apart of the community. Walking into every Maple Street, you should be walking into a culture created around the idea of just that. You’ll notice a lot of community style seating for you to meet your neighbor or if you’re visiting, meeting the locals.

    Maple Street also operates on some key core values: Consistent Southern Comfort Food with a Modern Twist ...   [Read More]




    New Wood Fired Napoletana Style Pizzeria Opens In Jacksonville




    Theres a new pizzeria here in Jacksonville. Its called V Pizza and its located in San Marco at 1406 Hendricks Ave

    This one of a kind eatery opened on May 27th, 2014 and is striving to bring Jacksonville true Nepoletana pizzas in a way that they can only be found overseas. This means the freshest ingredients, prepared with integrity, and served up hot! 

    Their pizzas are cooked right before your eyes in special ovens imported from Naples. Burning at more than 1,000 degrees, cook time is just around 55 seconds! In addition to pizza, they also have delicious calzones, wings, salads, desserts and more. 

    Prices range from $5 up to a little over $20. Their hours are 1 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. We rate it a 4.8/5 - from value to taste, it was delicious!

    For more info visit vpizza.com

     

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    2014 Food Truck Championships




    This Saturday May 17th is the 3rd Annual Food Truck Championship sponsored by Intuition Ale Works at The Jacksonville Landing from 4-9pm! Benefitting the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida! Championship Categories will include: Best Taco, Best BBQ, Best Sandwich, Sweet Tooth, Most Innovative, Best Global Cuisine, People's Choice and Overall Champion.

    You can buy $1 raffle tickets at the event in order to vote for your favorite truck, all of this money goes to Big Brothers Big Sisters... They will also be giving out lots of really good prizes throughout the day for raffle ticket holders. 

    This is not a ticketed event. Entry is free and there is no cap on attendance. Bring your friends, family, children and co-workers - rain or shine! Trucks accept credit cards. Street parking is free on Saturdays. A portion of proceeds from the event will be donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida. Donations are also appreciated! Live DJ! Craft Beer! Prizes! Great Food!

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    Food Village @ One Spark Details and Times




    One Spark 2014 is right around the corner, and you might even be planning how you can be here the entire time! But have you thought about what you will eat? Don’t worry - we have you covered with amazing food in the Food Village presented by San Marco Dining District!

    This year, our Food Village will be an even bigger hotspot with more food options, seating and entertainment. We offer great food for every palate, from families and festival-fare lovers to vegetarians and foodies and everything in between. Scrumptious gourmet dining options from San Marco Dining District restaurants BB’s, Bistro Aix, The Grotto, Matthew’s and Taverna will be available. Other food vendors include these delicious options:

    Cely's Famous Food

    Up In Smoke BBQ

    Island Noodles

    Snowie Queen

    Baby's Badass Burgers Food Truck

    Firehouse Subs

    Dig Foods

    Corner Taco

    Super Food Truck

    Blue Pacific Grill and Taco Bar - One Spark After Dark Lot Only

    The Happy Grilled Cheese - One Spark After Dark Lot Only

    Gourmet Aviator - One Spark After Dark Lot Only...   [Read More]




    Ben & Jerry's Unveils a New Line & New Flavors




    BURLINGTON, Vt.- With the nation caught amidst an impressive winter, complete with polar vortexes, feet of snow in some places and a country-wide cold snap, there’s one sure sign that spring can’t be far away… Ben & Jerry’s proudly announces its brand new line with four new flavors, and the company believes it will resonate resoundingly with its “core” consumers.

    “We are always looking to make something bigger and better for our fans”

    The “Core” line is modeled off Ben & Jerry’s popular Karamel Sutra flavor. The concept includes a core center down the middle of each flavor, which in most cases perfectly compliments the two super-premium ice creams that are packed into every pint. Every Core flavor adds another component the company has become famous for: chunks, which add another layer of flavor and texture. Can you say: “Super Premi-YUM?”

    The flavors were created by Ben & Jerry’s team of Flavor Gurus at the company’s headquarters in Vermont. “We are always looking to make something bigger and better for our fans,” said the lead flavor developer, Eric Fredette. “We wanted to blow out the concept of fun flavors, c...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Entertainment

    Widespread Panic Schedules Tour Stop At The St. Augustine Amphitheatre Sunday, October 5, 2014




    Widespread Panic Schedules Highly Anticipated 2014 Fall Tour Stop At The St. Augustine Amphitheatre Sunday, October 5, 2014 

    St. Augustine, FL (July 14, 2014) – Southern rock jam band Widespread Panic announces 2014 Fall Tour with a stop at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Sunday, October 5. Tickets go on sale to the public this Friday, July 18 at 10AM.

    Photo Courtesy: Sara Bill / Riverside Theater

    Inheriting the road-warrior mantle left behind by the Grateful Dead, Widespread Panic has established a devout grassroots following on the strength of constant touring and a loose, rootsy brand of Southern rock infused with jazz and blues textures. The group's origins date to 1982, when vocalist John Bell and guitarist Mike Houser first began playing together while attending college in Athens, Georgia. When bassist Dave Schools left academia to join the duo the next year, Widespread Panic were officially born.

    Widespread Panic has sold more than three million records and released a total of 20 records, building a loyal following on the road beginning in dingy dive bars across the South and eventually headlining nearly every major U.S. music festival and selling out some of the world’s most prestigious venues. No artist ...   [Read More]




    Tab Benoit to play Ponte Vedra Concert Hall November 12, 2014




    Ponte Vedra Beach, FL (Tuesday, July 15, 2014) – Four-time Blues Music Awards "Entertainer of the Year" Tab Benoit will perform at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Wednesday, November 12, 2014.

    Photo Courtesy: Steve Shaffer/KET

    Benoit is a three-time GRAMMY-nominated musician and five-time "Contemporary Male" Blues Music Award Winner. Tab began releasing music in 1993 with the release of “Nice and Warm”. In 2006, he received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Traditional Blues Album for Brother to the Blues, a collaboration with Louisiana’s LeRoux. LeRoux joined Benoit on Power of the Pontchartrain in 2007 and the live Night Train to Nashville in 2008. In 2007, Benoit won the dual awards of B.B. King Entertainer of the Year and Best Contemporary Male Performer at the Blues Music Awards in Memphis.

    Known for his signature “Bayou Blues” sound, Tab Benoit is Louisiana’s No. 1 roots export. More than just an acclaimed bluesman, he is an indefatigable conservation advocate. Benoit is a driving force behind Voice of the Wetlands, an organization working to save Louisiana’s wetlands. In 2010, he received the Governor’s Award for Conservationist of the Year from the Louisiana Wildlife Fe...   [Read More]




    Beres Hammond To Preform at The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Friday, August 29, 2014




    Soulful Jamaican Reggae artist Beres Hammond to Preform at The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Friday, August 29, 2014 

    Ponte Vedra Beach, FL-- (Monday, July 14, 2014) — Soulful Jamaican Reggae artist Beres Hammond and his “One Love One Life” Tour featuring the Harmony House Musicians and DJ Inferno has scheduled a stop at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Friday, August 29, 2014 at 8:00PM.

    A soulful crooner, Beres Hammond’s dusky, emotive voice has made him a major figure in the lovers rock movement as well as an influence on dancehall. Throughout his five decade-spanning career, Hammond has also delved into conscious roots reggae, hip-hop fusion and contemporary R&B.

     Hammond’s stellar career was launched in the 1970s with the release of “One Step Ahead,” a blockbuster single which stayed at Number One on the charts for 14 weeks. In the 1980s he cemented his name with the smash “Tempted to Touch,” and subsequent albums “Love Affair,” “Full Attention” (1993), “In Control” (1994), “Love From a Distance” (1996), “A Day In The Life” (1998), “Music is Life” (2011) and “One Love One Life” (2012), ...   [Read More]




    Earth, Wind & Fire Return To The St. Augustine Amphitheatre On Saturday October 11, 2014




    ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (July 7, 2014) – Soul-Funk-Fusion powerhouse Earth, Wind & Fire has announced their  “Now, Then & Forever” Tour stop at The St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Saturday, October 11, 2014. Tickets go on sale to the public this Friday, July 11 at 10AM. 

    Earth, Wind & Fire is America’s seventh top-selling musical group of all-time.  Inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, Earth, Wind & Fire has earned eight Grammy Awards and four American Music Awards, scored eight #1 R&B singles and eight Double Platinum Top 10 Pop Albums alongside numerous other accolades including the prestigious Soul Train Legend Award.  Earth, Wind & Fire has sold more than 90 million albums worldwide and is one of the world’s top touring bands.  Born in Chicago in 1969 and one of the most important and innovative R&B/pop/funk musical groups of all time, Earth, Wind & Fire creates music that crosses years and decades and now connects the 20th and 21st centuries. 

    In 2013, Legacy Recordings announced the release of Now, Then & Forever, the first new studio album from Earth, Wind & Fire since 2005’s Grammy-n...   [Read More]




    Florida Country Superfest Recap 6.14.14 - 6.15.14




    For the first time ever, Jacksonville had a country music festival that took place at Everbank Field. This is the first time ever that a concert was held at the stadium, and it was just pretty cool to see the stadium fill up with masses of country music fans. It was like watching the stands fill up much like what is seen at a Jaguars game only this was way more people and it was a music performance. The people tailgating were having tons of fun and were excitedly waiting for the shows. While waiting for the concerts to start, there was a Fan Fair fest going on outside of Everbank field where there were bands such as Clark Hill, Grayson Rogers Band, Matt Bailie and many others; they were like the “opening acts” for the headliners to come. Florida Country Superfest was a great event for Jacksonville. It did have a lot of good moments, but there were some flaws with the festival that occurred on the first day. Here are my observations of the good moments.

    Let’s start with the lineup on the first day. The lineup for Saturday had good acts performing  such as Colt Ford, Little Big Town, Eric Church and Jason Aldean. Colt Ford was first, and he started the festival with songs like “Chicken & Biscuits” and &ldqu...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Community

    Summer Splash Bash At Landing




    Summer Splash Bash

    DATE: July 26, 2014 TIME: 10am-2pm COST: Free

    Splash into The Landing for free boat rides, water games, live entertainment, water slides, bounce houses, vendors, food, giveaways and more! Event is open for ALL ages.

    Performance Schedule: 10:00 a.m. Carla Wyatt, Haley Revak, Amy Kemp, Ava Billings 10:30 a.m. Ultimate Dance and Tumble 11:00 a.m. Alyssa Billings, Kayla Putzke, Mikkala Bransome 11:30 a.m. Kelby Corman, Alexas Bransome, Megan Walker 12:00 p.m. Jaylyn Jackson, Clay Boatright  12:30 p.m. Connor Blackley and Cortnie Frazier  1:00 p.m. Water Balloon Toss and Games 1:30 p.m. Cassidy Kinsman and Hunter Huges

    ...   [Read More]




    10 Events This Weekend




    10 Events Happening This Weekend:

    1. Friday, July 18 - Mellow Mushroom Jacksonville Beaches 5th yr. anniversary. Split Tone comes on at 10:30pm 2. Friday, July 18 - Summer Black Out Affair ( All Black Party) @ Voodoo Ultra Lounge at the Landing. Doors open at 9pm 3. Friday, July 18 - Mavericks is having their July Birthdays Party! Doors open at 8pm 4. Saturday, July 19 & Sunday, July 20 - Mega Pet Adoption Event at the Jacksonville Fair Grounds. Daily from 10am - 6pm 5. Saturday, July 19 - Ancient City Classic @ Pedro Menendez High, Finals begin at 7pm 6. Saturday, July 19 - Riverside Arts Market under the Fuller Warren Bridge in Riverside - 10am - 4pm 7. Saturday, July 19 - Tour the Catty Shack Ranch with a Night Feeding Tour. Gates open at 6pm; feeding begins at 7:30pm 8. Sunday, July 20 - Sumer Time in the City Music Showcase at 1904 - All Afternoon  9. Sunday, July 20 - American Idol Live will be at the St. Augustine Ampitheatre. Show at 7pm 10. Sunday, July 20 - $1 Bowling Night at latitude 30 from 7pm-close

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    New Downtown Bike Rental Program




    Now, you can rent a bike in Downtown Jacksonville from the Riverfront Hyatt. Cruise around Jacksonville with Hyatt’s new bike service, a fun way to view the city up close while feeling the warm Florida sun on your face. Pedaling up and down the riverfront is an experience you can only appreciate here in Jacksonville.

    At the Hyatt, rentals are available 24-hours a day from the concierge desk so guests can cruise the Riverwalk to catch a sunrise, pedal Hyatt’s 2.25 and 3.75 mile detailed routes through downtown or check out the area’s shopping, dining and nightlife destinations. All that stands between you and your exciting excursion is a stop by their Concierge desk.

    Photo Credit: Michael D. Alligood  

    Bike rentals are not just limited to guest. Anyone in the area is able to rent them with proper ID and Credit Card. Age requirement is 18+ and the cost is $25.00 per 24 hours. Call and ask to speak to the concierge desk for more details: 904 588 1234

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    10 steps to throw an awesome 4th of July BBQ




    10 steps to throw an awesome 4th of July BBQ:   1. Decor: Theme out your place in red white and blue  2. Food: Make sure to have a variety of food to please the diet cheaters and the healthy eaters. 3. Signature Cocktail: Every party needs one for the adults! Here is one of our favorites: The Star Spangled Spritzer or Watermelon Punch. Make sure you have a variety of American beer on hand, no one wants to leave the party to make a beer run.      4. Heat Control: Make sure to keep your guest cool this holiday with fans, shade, pool, or a slip and slide  5. Music: A must have at all parties. Put together that all American playlist and make sure it's family friendly.  6. Dessert: Everyone loves to indulge a little during the holidays so treat your guest to a little something sweet. Don't forget those Red, White & Blue Ice Pops!  7. Activities: Make sure to have activities for all ages, corn hole, volleys ball, lawn twister or Jenga are a couple ideas that come to mind.     8. Be Prepared: Anticipate  your guest need with some basic items, extra bathing suits and towels, bug spray and band aids.  9. Paper Products: Think paper - they are easy to clean up, so ...   [Read More]




    New Leaf First Coast Music Fest announces two day local music festival!




    The Second Annual First Coast Music Fest has been announced for Labor Day weekend; August 30th and 31st, 2014.

    The New Leaf First Coast Music Fest is Jacksonville’s largest local music festival to be held at Underbelly, 1904 Music Hall, and Burro Bar; all in The Elbow district of downtown. This year the festival has expanded to two days and will feature some of Jacksonville’s most talented bands on four stages.

    “After last year’s First Coast Music Fest, we decided there was not enough time for all the talented groups Jacksonville has to offer, so we took the extra step to make the festival two days this year.” says Shawn Jasmin, the promoter for the First Coast Music Fest. “We are very happy to be partnered with Jacksonville companies such as New Leaf Vapor Company, Jam Brothers Music, 904 Happy Hour, Crazy Dave’s Music, The Loop Pizza Grill,The Elbow, and Free Time Radio. We hope by partnering with local companies we can make a big impact on the local economy here in Jacksonville.”

    This year’s festival lineup includes Grandpa’s Cough Medicine, World Gone, Palm Trees & Power Lines, Fusebox Funk, Lucky Costello, S.P.O.R.E., Sir Charles, Bryce Alastair Band, City Boi, EverSay, Askmeific...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Local News

    Jacksonville Armada Kick Off Party




    Kick off the start of Jacksonville's new professional soccer team! Come join us for an evening of fun and celebration. The party will be held at the Jacksonville Landing, Thursday February 20, from 5:00-8:00pm. 

    - Great selection of food and beverage - Soccer style games and experience - Merchandise Tents - Live Music - Q&A session with Club Executives - Special Fan Entertainment And more!

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    Alligator Tries To Enter Walmart In Florida Monday Night




    Apopka, Fl - A 6 ft alligator hung out at the entrance of a Florida Wal-Mart Superstore Monday Night. The gator (pictured below) wasn't afraid of shoppers and hung out in front of the moving doors for about a hour. The doors even opened multiple times for the creature but the gator remained outside. 

    Image Courtesy: daytondailynews.com Image Courtesy: daytondailynews.com Image Courtesy: daytondailynews.com

    Police were dispatched to the scene and barricaded the area. Shortly after, the gator quietly crawled off into the brush nearby. Shoppers claim they have seen the 6ft gator in the retention pond next to the store before. 

      Image Courtesy: daytondailynews.com   Image Courtesy: daytondailynews.com   ...   [Read More]




    904 Happy Hour Website Gets Revamp




    Jacksonvilles favorite entertainment website got a facelift on Thursday, October 17th. Over the past month, lead designer Shawn Jasmin worked late nights to complete the technical & time consuming project. Shawn has a extensive background in webdesign but this website tested his skills. 

      

    The new website still features all of your old favorites like the where to go section where you can browse bars and venues to see their specials. The website will be undergoing updates through the coming weeks to all venues to display the most accurate specials. The new website will focus more on localized articles, info and events to keep everyone in the North Florida region up to date. 

    The original website, founded in 2011 was created by founder Charles Wagoner. After much deliberation and technical consultation, Charles decided it was time to give 904 Happy Hour the "revamp" that would change everything. "The new website integrates everything we could think of that a user would want to know about a specific area or region. The new website also gives restaurants, concert halls and really any business looking to increase their market share and capital the availability to update their own profiles and share...   [Read More]




    Huge Country Superfest Set To Come To Jacksonville




    October 10, 2013 (Jacksonville, Fla.) – The first-ever Florida Country Superfest, featuring the biggest stars in country music, is set for June 14 and 15, 2014 in Jacksonville, Fla., officials announced today. Jacksonville’s EverBank Field will play host to two jam-packed days and nights of country music and tailgating fun.

    The complete talent lineup along with ticket information and other details surrounding this mega-event will be released at a press conference scheduled for Nov. 14 in Jacksonville. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Thursday, Nov. 21.   Country music fans interested in signing up for the mailing list and securing tickets before they are available to the general public through a special pre-sale opportunity can register at www.FloridaCountrySuperfest.com.   “The Florida Country Superfest will generate a lot of excitement and showcase Jacksonville as a destination for entertainment,” said Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown. “Events like this have a great impact on tourism and the local economy. I am thrilled that the community leaders and event producers worked together to make Jacksonville the host for this festival.”

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    904 HAPPY HOUR is the most popular entertainment resource in the North Florida region. Find out about events, concerts, happy hours, night life, sports and more with our interactive website and social media platforms. We also organize monthly events and offer creative marketing services and consultation. For advertising info, contact us.

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