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August Downtown Wine Down
Join us at Jacksonville’s new rooftop bar for the Downtown Wine Down, a monthly happy hour and cocktail mixer held at Cowford Chophouse. August's Downtown Wine Down will be a ticketed event to ensure there are no long lines and that we can contain capacity.
Live entertainment will include a performance by Aaron Thomas & Soulo Lyon of The Band Be Easy. Additionally, guest can enjoy food and drink specials, a giveaway for a $100 Cowford Chophouse Gift Card, and a complimentary glass of bubbles!
The Band Be Easy: 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.
Ticket prices: $15 per person... [Read More]
TICKETS FOR BOB DYLAN AND HIS BAND GO ON SALE FRIDAY, AUGUST 10th
The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is proud to announce that musical legend Bob Dylan and His Band will return to the Amphitheatre on Friday, October 19, 2018. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, August 10 at 10 a.m. Bob Dylan previously performed to a sold-out crowd at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre in April 2015.
Bob Dylan has been an influential singer-songwriter and popular culture figure for over 50 years. Dylan has released over 40 albums, which combined have sold over 110 million records worldwide. As a songwriter and musician, Dylan has received numerous awards including multiple GRAMMY Awards (most notably Album of the Year in 1998), a Golden Globe, and an Academy Award. Dylan has also been inducted into many prestigious societies including the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Minnesota Music Hall of Fame, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and Songwriters Hall of Fame. Dylan was awarded the Kennedy Center Honor by President Clinton in 1997, and in 1998, the Pulitzer Prize jury awarded him a special citation for "his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power." Dylan has also received the Commandeur de L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, which is the high... [Read More]
Jumbo Shrimp Homestand Highlights August 8-12
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The 2018 Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp season presented by Community First Credit Union continues with a homestand Wednesday, Aug. 8, through Sunday, Aug. 12. The Jumbo Shrimp host the Mississippi Braves, Double-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, for a five-game series with a promotional lineup including the following highlights:
Wednesday, August 8, 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 6 p.m.)
Publix Corks & Forks Wednesday: Fans can purchase a $15 package including a reserved seat and the opportunity to sample food, beer, and wine from Publix in the Safe Harbor Seafood Palm Tree Pavilion at tinyurl.com/jaxshrimpportal(password “PUBLIX”). Regular tickets may be upgraded for $6 each at the Pavilion or the box office. One lucky couple will win a dinner on the concourse that night, specially prepared by Chef Tony from Publix. That night’s wine sample at the ballpark will be available at your neighborhood Publix. Anyone who donates a canned food item at the box office can save $1 off a gameday ticket price (limit $1 off per ticket).
TIAA Bank Teacher Pep Rally: To gear up for the 2018-2019 school year, Duval County Public School teachers may show their DCPS ID at the box o... [Read More]
Whit’s Frozen Custard Is Opening The Fifth Jacksonville Location Friday, August 10th
GRAND OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT:
We are excited to announce the Grand Opening of Whit's South Jax on Friday, August 10th, 2018. Doors open at 11am. Stay tuned for special prizes to be announced in the coming week.
In May 2014, Michael and Jessica McKinley opened Whit’s Frozen Custard in Atlantic Beach, Florida. With roots in Ohio that brought the McKinley’s back several times a year, Whit’s Frozen Custard was always at the top of the “must-have” list when visiting. Michael and Jessica were thrilled with the opportunity to bring their favorite frozen dessert home to Northeast Florida. Whit’s has expanded in the Jacksonville area to now include locations in Jacksonville Beach, Atlantic Beach, Mandarin, Avondale and South Jacksonville. The stores are locally owned and operated.
Frozen custard recipes date back to the early 1900's but it wasn't until the 1920's that commercial frozen custard machines were invented. It is said that the 1933 World's Fair in Chicago popularized frozen custard and by 1940 frozen custard stands were located all over the East and Midwest of the United States.
Frozen custard is still created with the same pure... [Read More]
Oscar Mayer Weinermobile Is Coming To Jacksonville This Weekend
One of six 27 foot long, 11 foot high, and 8 foot wide Weinermobiles that steam around the country on promotional tours annually will be in Jacksonville’s Southside and Arlington areas this Thursday through Sunday! The Weinermobile tradition was started by Carl Mayer in 1936 when he created the first sausage shaped vehicle.
Here's the schedule:
Thursday 1-4pm - Walmart at 8011 Merrill Rd
Friday 1-7pm - Walmart at 8808 Beach Blvd
Saturday 8:15am - 2:15pm - the annual “Touch a Truck” show at Regency Square Mall at 9501 Arlington Expressway
Sunday 11am- 5pm - Walmart at 9550 Baymeadows Rd
In addition to getting your photo with the iconic vehicle, staff will be giving out coupons and food samples as well.... [Read More]
Articles - Sports
FSU QB Jameis Winston cited for shoplifting lobster and crawfish from Publix
Heisman trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston was cited for shoplifting $32.72 worth of seafood at a Publix grocery store in Tallahassee, Fla., on Tuesday night, Leon County Director of Law Enforcement Michael Wood said in a news conference Wednesday.
He left with crab legs and crawfish. Before leaving the Publix, he put back the butter he had in his cart but left with the other items. We aren't sure what he was thinking but he is back in the spotlight with now indisputable video evidence.
Wood said Winston left the supermarket at 800 Ocala Road without paying for crab legs and crawfish shortly before 9 p.m., and when police arrived at his residence after midnight Winston said he "forgot" to pay upon being interviewed.
"He was very cooperative and he seemed fairly honest in that he did not pay for the item," Wood said.... [Read More]
2016 Curling Championships Coming To Jacksonville
Jacksonville has been selected as the site for the 2016 USA Curling National Championships. This will be the first time that a curling national championship will take place in the Sunshine State. The Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena will serve as the venue for the event, which will be staged Feb. 6-13, 2016.
“We extend a warm welcome to a cool sport,” said Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown. “Jacksonville has become a premier venue and destination for a wide range of major sporting events, and we’re honored to have the 2016 Curling National Championships in our city. We look forward to hosting America’s top curling teams, as well as their fans from far and wide.” The weeklong national championships feature the top 20 men’s and women’s teams competing for the chance to represent the U.S. at the 2016 world championships.
“This decision was made based upon a very strong bid from the various partners in Jacksonville, as well as many, many meetings between USA Curling and Jacksonville that have convinced all of us that this is a good move for many reasons,” said Rick Patzke, USA Curling chief operating officer. “In the past year, curling has landed on island ... [Read More]
SHARKS CALM STORM ON FRIDAY NIGHT 60-41
JACKSONVILLE – Taking advantage of an opportunistic defense that forced five turnovers, the Jacksonville Sharks improved to 2-0 at home on Friday night, beating the Tampa Bay Storm by a 60-41 count on Sea Best Field at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Jacksonville (2-2) jumped out to an early 13-0 lead thanks to the first of those turnovers. After R.J. Archer opened the game with a one-yard touchdown run. Tampa Bay (3-2) quarterback Randy Hippeard lost control of the snap on the Storm’s ensuing drive. Jack linebacker Charlie Hunt pounced on the loose ball to set the Sharks up at the Storm 16. On the very next play, starting quarterback R.J. Archer took a hard hit and left the game for one play and Aaron Garcia stepped on to the field wearing a Jacksonville uniform for the first time since 2011. Garcia needed just one snap to make an impact, throwing Mardy Gilyard open for a diving 24-yard touchdown catch that gave the Sharks that two-score lead.
Archer bounced back after missing that one snap, playing the rest of the game under center. Following the Storm’s first score of the game – a touchdown from Hippeard to Justin Hilton, Archer fired a five-yard scoring strike to London Crawford, giving the Sharks a 20-7 lead. But... [Read More]
Bragan Field Gets Prepared for Opening Night
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Fans will notice some changes to Bragan Field when the Jacksonville Suns open the 2014 season against the Huntsville Stars on Thursday April 3 at Bragan Field.
The Suns will open their season on Thursday, April 3rd at 7:05 and will be home for five games through April 7th against the Huntsville Stars. Don't miss Opening Night and a special ceremony for the unveiling of the Legends of Jacksonville Baseball at 6:00 P.M.
Tickets for all Suns home games are currently on sale through the Suns Box Office at (904) 358-2846, or online at www.jaxsuns.com. Tickets are $7.50 for general admission, $10.50 for reserved seating and $13.50 for Homeplate Box seating. Limited sponsorships, season tickets and group packages are still available.
In this video from the Suns Baseball Network, changes to the nets and infield surface are examined, along with a behind-the-scenes look at the Suns clubhouse.
The 2014 season is presented by Everbank, official banking partner of the Jacksonville Suns. The Suns are the Double-A Affiliate of the Miami Marlins and a member of the Southern League of Professional Baseball.... [Read More]
Russian Gold medalists get $120,000 cash plus a new Mercedes after Olympics
If you were on the Russian Olympic team and you were a medalist at the Sochi Games, you're in the money. The medal winners are given cash and a new Mercedes. All of the Gold medalists in the Sochi Olympics were given $120,000 plus a brand new Mercedes GL SUV. The Silver medalists got $76,000 and a Mercedes ML, and the bronze medalists got $52,000 and a Mercedes GLK. A total of 45 cars were distributed to the Olympic medalists. Russia won a Sochi-leading total of 33 medals, including 13 golds. The Russian athletes who won medals in the 2012 London Games received Audis instead of Mercedes. For comparison's sake, The United States Olympians who medaled received $25,000 for a gold, $15,000 for a silver and $10,000 for a bronze. The money won by the United States medalists is then taxed by the IRS. Go Figure! ... [Read More]
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Top 20 Events This Weekend - June 18-21 2015
Back by popular demand, the weekly top 20 events are back for the summer! There is a lot happening around town this weekend from a skate day in riverside to a family free movie in St. Augustine. Here is the list:Thursday:
1. DJ Unk Performs "Walk it Out" and other hits at Suite – Doors open at 9pm
2. Maverick’s at the Landing hosts their weekly Ladies Night - Ladies drink Free from 8-10pm– Doors open at 7pm
3. Jaxsons Night Market @ Hemming Park from 5:30pm-9pmFriday:
4. Party Down South's Daddy Ryan will be @ Mavericks at the Landing for a special meet and greet event from 8pm -midnight
5. Jenni Reid Album Release Show feat. Ashleigh Davis @ Jack Rabbits - Doors open at 8pm
6. Archnemesis W/ Mzg, Damballa & Cat Party will be performing @ Freebird Live – Doors open at 8pm
7. Chuggington - The Great Rescue – Musical Adventure will be at the Times-Union Center - Moran Theater – Show starts at 7pmSaturday:
8. Clear Coast Festival - An International Surf Day Clean Up & Concert @ Lynch’s – All Afternoon
9. Bourbon & Bow Ties, a charity fundraiser for Best Buddies will be happening ... [Read More]
King Sunny Ade Coming To PV Concert Hall On Friday, July 31, 2015
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (June 8, 2015) — The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall proudly welcomes the king of Nigerian juju music, King Sunny Ade & His African Beats, to the stage on Friday, July 31, 2015. Tickets for King Sunny Ade & His African Beats will go on sale to the public this Friday, June 12 at 10 a.m.
Since the evolution of juju music in Nigeria in the 1930s, no artist has made a more lasting impact in the genre than King Sunny Ade. As a singer, composer and guitarist, he has succeeded over the years in taking this Nigerian social music type to international heights. Ade came on the scene in 1966, following his induction as a samba player in a small group led by showman and comedian Baba Sala, known in real life as Moses Olaiya. And with his own 10-piece band, the Green Spots, Ade made his first record in 1967, playing the guitar solos himself. He however, blazed into prominence a year after with a hit single in praise of Stationery Stores football club which earned him a Gold disc as a result of its massive sales. Since then Ade has been in the limelight.
The late 60s found Ade searching for a credible sound identity that tended to fuse the influence of Tunde Nightingale with the techniques of his mentor, Moses Olaiya, in ... [Read More]
Jim Lauderdale Coming To The PV Concert Hall on August 14, 2015
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (June 8, 2015) — The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall and Flying Saucer Presents proudly welcome GRAMMY-award winning Americana musician Jim Lauderdale & His Band on Friday, August 14, 2015. Tickets for Jim Lauderdale & His Band will go on sale to the public this Friday, June 12 at 10 a.m.
“Few current acts sing with the command and authority Lauderdale brings to his performances, and fewer still have a set of songs at their disposal as good...” - All Music Guide
Jim Lauderdale is a multiple GRAMMY and Americana Music Association Award-winning musician and one of the most respected artists working the Americana, Bluegrass and Country music communities today. His record, Buddy and Jim, which he wrote and recorded with longtime friend and collaborator Buddy Miller, was nominated for a GRAMMY in the Best Americana Album category and several Americana Music Awards, a show which he has hosted since 2002.
Lauderdale has always stayed true to his North Carolina roots but is influenced from the experience of his travels. He first immersed himself in the early country music scenes of both New York City and Los Angeles before breaking through in Nashville as a songwriter. He has helped pave the w... [Read More]
Rock Band Modest Mouse To Perform at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre
St. Augustine, Fla. (May 26, 2015) – The St. Augustine Amphitheatre, in partnership with Jax Live Presents, proudly announce the return of indie rock band Modest Mouse to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Friday, July 17, 2015. Tickets for this concert event will go on sale to the general public this Friday, May 29 at 10 a.m.
Modest Mouse are one of the most surprising commercial success stories of the new millennium – while their music is by turns taut and elliptical, and the lyrics sometimes cryptic and introspective, the band broke through the mainstream audience with the platinum-selling Good News for People Who Love Bad News and they became genuine rock stars at a time when their musical peers remained cult figures.
Modest Mouse was formed in 1993 in Issaquah, Washington by singer/guitarist Isaac Brock, drummer Jeremiah Green and bassist Eric Judy. In 1994, Modest Mouse recorded its first EP, Blue Cadet-3, Do You Connect and also recorded what would have been its first album, Sad Sappy Sucker, but constant delays caused the album to be shelved and ultimately released in 2001. In 1996, the group officially released its debut album, This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About, on the independent ... [Read More]
Brian Adams To Perform In St. Augustine
St. Augustine, Fla. (May 11, 2015) – The St. Augustine Amphitheatre proudly announces that rock superstar Bryan Adams will be plugging in once again and hitting the road with a full band to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the multi-million selling album Reckless. The tour will make a stop at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Sunday, June 28, 2015. Tickets will go on sale to the general public this Friday, May 15 at 10 a.m.
Adams will be performing a set that will honor not only the 30th Anniversary of Reckless – a deluxe version of which has been released via UMC/Polydor this past November, featuring exclusive expanded bonus material – but also his endless catalogue of anthemic hits.
Since its release in 1984, Reckless has gone 5 times Platinum in the U.S. alone and has sold over 12 million worldwide. It spawned ground-breaking hits such as "Run to You", "Kids Wanna Rock", “Somebody", "Summer of '69", “One Night Love Affair" and "It's Only Love" a duet with the incomparable Tina Turner. Reckless also gave Bryan is first U.S. #1 on Billboard with "Heaven" as well as a Diamond Award for over a million sold in his home country of Canada. The a... [Read More]
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Sneak Peak Of Vision For Shipyards Development Presented By Shad Khan
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 17, 2015 – The eagerly anticipated vision to transform the Shipyards riverfront downtown property into a vibrant entertainment and leisure district was presented today by Jaguars owner Shad Khan and team president Mark Lamping on behalf of Iguana Investments, a new development entity created by Khan specifically for the Shipyards project.
The vision was presented at the Jaguars’ annual state of the franchise event, where updates involving the Jaguars were shared with City leaders and news media in attendance, and online with the public via live streaming.
The property, which encompasses approximately 48 acres of City-owned property on the north bank of the St. Johns River, is central to Khan’s long-stated vision to bring new life and positive economic impact to Jacksonville’s urban core. By creating a year-round destination that bridges EverBank Field and the Sports Complex to Downtown Jacksonville, Khan said the Shipyards project – should it become reality – promises to serve the entire region for generations to come.
“The Shipyards would give Downtown Jacksonville the kind of iconic identity that many downtown districts in the United States enjoy an... [Read More]
2015 Monster Trucks on Display in Jacksonville
Thursday, February 19 - Monster Trucks on Display in Jacksonville
For fans, it's a chance to see and take pictures with eight of the show’s biggest stars, the enormous trucks, and meet the race teams, before these beasts roar in to EverBank Stadium for the show. Best part, it's all free to the public at these times and locations:
Best Bet Poker Room
455 Park Avenue
Orange Park, FL 32073
9770 Atlantic Blvd –
Jacksonville , FL 32225
2784 Sadler Rd.
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Grave Digger Ride Truck
6400 Blanding Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32244
3pm – 7pm
Monster Mutt Rottweiler
Mike Davidson Ford
9650 Atlantic Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32225
Monster Mutt Dalmatian
AutoNation on the Ave
10720 Ph... [Read More]
Castillo De San Marco Free Admission on Presidents' Day Weekend
The Castillo de San Marcos will celebrate Presidents’ Day weekend by offering free admission on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, February 14, 15, and 16, 2015. On Monday, February 16, the Castillo will honor African American History Month with some special programs.
On Monday, February 16, at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., Ms. Bernadette Reeves will present, “Unsung Heroes,” a dynamic tribute to prominent local African Americans who have contributed to the ongoing struggle for dignity and racial equality in St. Augustine.
The presentation will include dance, music, and spoken word to honor these great men and women. Also on Monday, February 16, Janiyah Jackson, of West Augustine’s Kids Safe Zone, will present a dramatic recitation of President Abraham Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address” at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Info Via augustine.com... [Read More]
2015 St. Augustine Record Fair will be held at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on March 22
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (January 15, 2015) – The Spring 2015 St. Augustine Record Fair, presented by local record store ToneVendor and the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, will be held Sunday, March 22 from Noon to 6 p.m. at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. This event is free, family-friendly and open to the public.
On Sunday, March 22, music lovers and collectors can shop over 35 tables featuring thousands of new and used vinyl records, CDs, music memorabilia, collectibles, turntable supplies, posters and other unique music-related items. This year’s Record Fair will be the largest ever held at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre with over 20 dealers from across the Southeast.
The Spring 2015 St. Augustine Record Fair will also feature live music by several local bands, live DJ sets by Jake Brown of Hear Hear DJs and children’s activities including a bounce house, art activities and face painting. Food and drinks will be available for purchase onsite and there will be ample free parking in the Amphitheatre parking lot.
The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is owned and operated by the St. Johns County Cultural Events Division, under the leadership of General Manager Ryan Murphy. Upcoming events for the 2015 season include... [Read More]
Baby Lion Cubs At The Jacksonville Zoo
3 new fur-babies greeted guests at the Jacksonville Zoo to kick off the New Year. Jennifer Kifer Joined us at the zoo and took some amazing photos of the cubs out in the exhibit playing and enjoying 2015 while their momma kept watch.... [Read More]
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