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Jaguars vs. Patriots Tailgate Party
Sunday, September 16th,
11:30 am: Join Gameday Tailgate Experience for the tailgate before the Jacksonville Jaguars take on the New England Patriots, hosted by Jaguars Legend Josh Scobee and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Camille Kostek.
The 5-HOUR pre-game tailgate includes unlimited food and a 4-hour open bar! There will be TVs to watch pregame football coverage, live music & entertainment, and family-friendly tailgating games and amenities. We will also be auctioning off select Jaguars and Patriots memorabilia that you could take home!
Join Gameday Tailgate Experience for the best tailgates you will experience this year!!
***Children under 8 are free. Must be 21 and over to get a wristband for alcoholic beverages***
Need tickets to the game?
Visit the link below to buy a combined GTE tailgate + Jaguars game ticket!
https://fevo.com/edp/Jaguars-vs-Patriots-Tailgate-Party-hwXD964... [Read More]
THE TOP 10, NOT-TO-BE-MISSED FEATURES AT THE SOUTHERN WOMEN’S SHOW OCTOBER 18-21, 2018
The Southern Women’s Show returns this fall to bring the ultimate Girls Day Out to women in North Florida. There’s so much to see and do, so what are the top 10, not-to-be-missed features of this year’s show?
1. Celebrity Guest Savannah Chrisley. Savannah Chrisley is best known to fans of USA Network's popular reality show Chrisley Knows Best as daughter of overbearing patriarch Todd Chrisley. When Savannah's not in the middle of Chrisley family shenanigans, she's working on her fashion line Faith Over Fear and developing a line of cosmetics and fragrances. Savannah appears on Saturday, October 20 at Noon on the Fashion and Entertainment Stage to share the scoop on filming Chrisley Knows Best and growing up under the watchful eye of her father. Super fans can snag a $35 meet and greet package that includes one ticket to the Southern Women's Show, one Women's Show reusable shopping bag and reserved seating at the Fashion Stage. (limited availability).
2. TGIF - Girls Day AND Night Out. Fridays at the show have long been known for Girls Night Out - and all new for this year it’s also Ladies Day Out, courtesy of Shipt. The first 1,000 ladies on Friday morning will receive a reusable bag from Sh... [Read More]
Jax Bar-B-Que Fest Happening This Weekend
We're grillin' & chillin' at The Jacksonville Landing! Get ready for an amazing day filled with delicious BBQ, vendors, yard games, kids fun zone, and live entertainment! Bring your lawn chairs, sit back, relax and listen to some great music on two stages. The festival is FREE and open to the public. First 50 receive a free swag bag.
Meet The BBQ
Bold American Grill
Twisted Okie Mid Western BBQ & Tacos
Sweettooth Barbque & Sweets
Extreme Burgers & Shakes
Cool Beans BBQ
Front Porch Stage
11 am – 1:30 pm Salty Daug
2 pm – 4:30 pm Making Sum Noise
5 pm – 8 pm X Hale
Sleiman Enterprises Stage
2 pm – 4 pm G-Vibe Trio
5 pm – 7:30 pm The Trey Tucker Band
8 pm – 12 am Firewater Tent Revival
Ms. B's Creative Fruit Cups and Saces
Ben Jammin Island Jerky
Joni Bacon Snapz... [Read More]
First Wedensday Art Walk
This month celebrate the Dog Days of Summer at Art Walk. Bring the pups and celebrate your favorite animal friends in Hemming Park. Enter your pet in the Best Dressed Pet Competition, sponsored by Bark Downtown, for your chance to win a prize! The winner will be announced at 7:30 p.m. And don't miss our Kids Zone located next to the Main Stage! Enjoy games and activties provided by My Gym. Magician Robert Sanderson will be there with a magical performance for the
ART & CULTURE HIGHLIGHTS
The 5 & Dime: View the intimate and evocative works of Marisa Yow. Her paintings and drawings reflect themes shown in the recently staged “How I Learned to Drive.”
Jacksonville Landing: Bring your furry friends for a Yappy Hour meet-up with giveaways and dog vendors. Also, enjoy cold beer, food trucks, live music, local vendors and artists at #FrontPorchJax!
Jacksonville Main Library: Meet your neighborhood organizations and other organizations that work to build community in our “Bold New City.” Explore the Jacksonville: A Tale of My City on the second and third floor. And don’t miss the Ax Handle Saturday Photography Exhibition as part of the 4th floor Special Collections.... [Read More]
September 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. September'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 Sangria!
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]
Articles - Sports
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp Homestand
The 2018 Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp season presented by Community First Credit Union continues with a homestand Tuesday, May 29, through Saturday, June 2. The Jumbo Shrimp host the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, Double-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, for a five-game series with a promotional lineup including the following highlights:
Community First Credit Union Two-for-Tuesday: Tickets are 2-for-1 at the box office for Community First Credit Union members using their CFCU credit or debit card. At the Community First Credit Union table on the concourse, fans who are not members can learn more about membership and the Jumbo Shrimp VISA® Debit Card, which gives card holders a 10 percent discount on merchandise purchases, a free small fountain drink with any concession stand purchase and $2 off tickets purchased on game day at the box office.
Coors Light $2 Tuesday: Fans can purchase $1 (12-oz.) and $2 (24-oz.) Coors Light in select locations, and $1 small sodas are sold at the concession stands.
UF Health Trauma Awareness Night: Fans can learn more about trauma and how to prevent injuries.
Wednesday, May 30, 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 6 p.m.)
Publix Corks & Forks Wednesda... [Read More]
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp Baseball Upcoming Homestand
The 2018 Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp season presented by Community First Credit Union continues with a homestand Thursday, May 17, through Monday, May 21. The Jumbo Shrimp host the Mobile BayBears, Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, for a six-game, five-day series with a promotional lineup including the following highlights:
Thursday, May 17, 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 6 p.m.)
Budweiser Thirsty Thursday: Fans can purchase $1 12-oz. and $2 24-oz. beers adjacent to the Budweiser Tiki Terrace, along the right-field concourse, and at the Oasis concession stand behind section 115. $1 small sodas are sold at the concession stands. DJ Swagg and DJ MoneyGud will provide music at the Budweiser Tiki Terrace.
National Police Week Celebration with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office: The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office will have police vehicles on display outside the home plate gate. Pregame ceremonies will include a JSO helicopter flyover and a ceremonial first pitch for the Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams. The JSO Bigs with Badges Program will attend the game.
Media Sponsors: Cox Media
Friday, May 18, 5:05 p.m. *DOUBLEHEADER of Seven-Inning Games (Gates open at 4:3... [Read More]
THE PLAYERS Championship Returns May 8-13
The PLAYERS Championship returns May 8th and annually combines the best field in golf playing The PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass. The week schedule of events is listed below.
Monday, May 7
· Practice Day for professionals
· Course closed to the public
Tuesday, May 8: Military Appreciation Day
· Entrances open at 7:30 a.m.
· Practice Day for professionals
· Charity of the Day: Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation
· Military Appreciation Ceremony and Luke Combs Concert on Hole 17 at 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 9
· Entrances open at 7:30 a.m.
· Practice Day for professionals
· Charity of the Day: Junior Achievement of North Florida
Thursday, May 10
· Entrances open at 6:30 a.m.
· First round of competition begins at approximately 7:30 a.m. (threesomes off of No. 1 and No.10)
· Charity of the Day: Wolfson Children’s Hospital
Friday, May 11
· Entrances open at 6:30 a.m.
· Second round of competition begins... [Read More]
JAGUARS SELECT SEVEN PLAYERS IN 2018 NFL DRAFT
The Jacksonville Jaguars selected seven players in the 2018 NFL Draft, which was held in Arlington, Texas from April 26-28. Their 2018 draft class is balanced with three offensive players, three defensive players and a punter. Four of the draftees come from SEC schools, two from the Big Ten and one from the ACC.
ROUND, OVERALL PICK
Round 1, 29th
Round 2, 61st
Round 3, 93rd
JAGUARS ANNOUNCE OFFICIAL UNIFORM LAUNCH AND DRAFT PARTY FOR APRIL 26th
The Jacksonville Jaguars will host the Uniform Launch and Draft Party presented by PRI Productions on Thursday, April 26 from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. at Daily’s Place. Online registration begins today, Friday, April 6 atwww.jaguars.com/draftparty18.
The Jaguars currently hold the 29th overall selection in the 2018 NFL Draft, but fans will have the opportunity to celebrate all evening with the reigning AFC South champions. Gates open at 6:30 p.m., followed by the uniform launch at 7:15 p.m., featuring the first opportunity for Jaguars fans to see members of the team wearing the Jaguars’ brand-new uniforms. The Draft Party is also the first opportunity for fans to purchase the new-look jerseys.
The Jaguars will unveil their new uniforms one week prior to the Draft at the team’s annual State of the Franchise presentation on April 19. The Draft Party will feature on-stage appearances by notable players, giving fans a chance to see the uniforms in action for the first time.
The Jaguars will also debut a behind-the-scenes documentary “A Return to Tradition: Designing the Jaguars Uniform.” The Jags Cinema production details the making of th... [Read More]
Articles - Food
Seafood Island Bar & Grille Is Now Open In San Marco
The former Pizza Palace, a culinary staple on the Square for 27 years, is now Seafood Island Bar & Grille. This third outlet of owner Charley Akel’s Seafood Express & More brand, which has locations on the Southside and Northside, opened Dec. 15 with a decidedly more island flavor and paint job. The red-and-yellow façade and thatched-umbrella patio tables stand out among its San Marco Boulevard neighbors.
The expansive menu, available daily for lunch and dinner, offers no shortage of exotic appetizers, including frog legs and gator tail nuggets. You’ll also find a variety of fish and shellfish brought in every three days — most available fried, grilled, blackened or broiled — along with combination platters, soups, sandwiches, pastas and steak and chicken plates. Entrees come in lunch, dinner and “lite” portions, the last resembling a lunch-sized dinner, as well as daily lunch specials. Gluten-free patrons can ask for their fish to be grilled on a separate cooking surface.
Currently Seafood Island is a beer-and-wine establishment in the process of obtaining a full liquor license. Happy hour, 4-7 p.m. daily, features dollar-off deals on beer (five on draft and 10 bottles) and house wi... [Read More]
The Stuffed Beaver Is Now Open Near Five Points
The Stuffed Beaver is located in the 1,364-square-foot Delgato building with 15 tables at 2544 Oak Street. They will serve traditional crepes as well as other Canadian treats and will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Stuffed Beaver location is close to St Vincents Hospital and walking distance to the popular Five Points and King Street commercial districts.
The new restaurant will also serve a variety of Parisian-style salads and sandwiches as well as several varieties of French Canadian poutine dishes- gravy and authentic Quebec cheese curd-topped french fries. They will also offer a Canadian delicacy called 'beaver tails' that uses fried dough shaped like beaver tails that are doused with a variety of toppings like powdered sugar, cinnamon and nutella.
The Delgado Building, a structure built in 1919, was previously home to longtime neighborhood staple, Judson's Restaurant.... [Read More]
Kazu Sushi Burrito Is Expanding In The Area
Next week, Kazu Sushi Burrito will be opening a 1800-square-foot location in St. Augustine at 1000 South Ponce de Leon Boulevard. In early March, they will open a Jacksonville Beach location at 693 3rd St. North.
Kazu already has 3 locations in the area. One is in downtown Jacksonville at 117 W. Adams Street with another at 6025 Butler Point Road in addition to the original Kazu Japanese Restaurant at 9965 San Jose Blvd.
David Chen and his brother, Jason, come from a family of restaurateurs and run the Kazu restaurants together. Kazu will carry products like bluefin tuna, oysters, clams and shellfish regularly for their customers.
Kazu Sushi Burrito is a fast casual restaurant offering a unique concept on sushi. They balance Hawaiian flavors with Japanese techniques and use the freshest ingredients to create flavorful poke burritos, bowls and salads. Their dishes are perfect for the health-conscious crowd on the go looking for good, clean eating with a twist.... [Read More]
European Street Cafe Reopens After Hurricane Irma Damage Repairs
The European Street Café in San Marco that was damaged by Hurricane Irma floodwaters in September has undergone extensive restoration and is now reopened.
The restaurant building was left standing in two feet of water. Most of the walls, counters, appliances, parts of the ceiling, and décor has been replaced. Renovations at the European Street Cafe at 1704 San Marco Blvd. cost about $650,000.
The renovations, which took almost five months, left the cafe layout about the same but with a face-lifted decor in purple and yellow. Larger tables have been installed as well as new windows, ceilings, light fixtures, kitchen equipment and televisions.
European Street Cafe, encompasses four restaurants throughout Jacksonville. The Riverside location opened in August 1992, San Marco in August 1996, Beach Blvd. in March 1999 and Jacksonville Beach in 2005.
Many things have changed at European Street Cafe over the decades. The menu has expanded to include more than 100+ items—sandwiches, soup, salads and appetizers—with a variety of vegetarian and vegan options.
The Homestead Is Coming Back To Jacksonville Beach
There have been a few attempts to bring the popular restaurant back to Jax Beach the last couple years but this time, we think there is some real progress and renovations to an existing restaurant have begun.
Heres a note from the new management posted on Facebook:
"Hello Homestead family :
I am excited to announce that after some unanticipated delays, we will be opening the beloved Homestead Restaurant to a fabulous (new) location in Jacksonville Beach!
The old Tomo’s Japanese Restaurant location at Penman Plaza will become our cozy, new home. For those of you who may not be locally familiar with Tomo’s, we will be centrally located in Jax Beach at Penman Plaza.
We hope you are as excited as the Homestead team is and look forward to serving you up the old Homestead favorites as well making memories with friends in the Copper Top Pub !
Scheduled opening is set for early 2018 – stay tuned for future details.
Sincerely, The Homestead"
The Original Homestead Restaurant (Now Taco Lu):... [Read More]
Articles - Entertainment
Lynyrd Skynyrd's Farewell Tour Concludes at Jaguars Stadium
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The southern rockers of Jacksonville's own Lynyrd Skynyrd will come home to play their final concert in September. The band's Johnny Van Zant and Rickey Medlocke took the stage at the Jaguars' annual State of the Franchise presentation, saying they were both born and raised in Jacksonville and would be proud to play their final concert in their home town.
The final stop on that tour will now be Sept. 2 at what will then be TIAA Bank Field, the Jaguars announced. Walking outside the stadium after the big announcement, Van Zant and Medlocke enjoyed a special moment when they saw their concert flyer posted on the jumbo stadium South End Zone scoreboard.
"It can’t get any better than that for it to be able to culminate here with a celebration like that; it’s going to be great," Medlocke said.
The concert, which will be the first at the stadium since 2015, will also feature Kid Rock and Jason Aldean, along with other "special guests" to be announced later. Van Zant said the acts will all be a mix of country and rock, because "that's what Lynyrd Skynyrd is all about."
In addition to performances, the all-day, ... [Read More]
SeaWorld's Latest Attraction Ray Rush Will Open At Aquatica This Weekend
A brand-new family raft slide is splashing into Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark on May 12, 2018.
SeaWorld announced Monday that Ray Rush, a 60-foot-tall manta ray-themed water slide, will open at Aquatica this weekend.
The new raft ride will be the first to combine enclosed tube sections, a giant sphere and a drop into an open-air halfpipe, says SeaWorld. The family-friendly ride can hold up to four people who are at least 42 inches tall on a single raft.
The neighboring Walhalla Wave was closed during the ride's construction, but reopened last weekend, says the company.
Triple your fun with the three-in-one thrills of Ray Rush, new at Aquatica Orlando. Ray Rush is the fully-loaded water adventure with three ways to slide, splash and soar like never before. First, water jets launch your raft from zero to awesome in just seconds. Your adventure takes a twisting turn as you spin inside a colossal water sphere. Finally, dive into the giant manta wings, swooping up and down a different path each time. Fill your raft with family and friends for three times the thrills on the exciting Ray Rush at Aquatica, SeaWorld’s waterpark.
2018 Best New Country Artist Luke Combs Plays Military Appreciation Day Tuesday
Continuing a PGA TOUR tradition of honoring men and women in uniform, THE PLAYERS Championship today unveiled a full slate of military appreciation activities and programs for the 2018 event, including a special performance by 2017 breakout artist Luke Combs on Tuesday, May 8, during Military Appreciation Day. New this year, the Military Appreciation Day Ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the Concert will kick-off at 6 p.m. on the 17th hole when the tournament returns to THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass, May 8-13.
Combs joins an impressive list of country music stars who have performed on Military Appreciation Day including Tim McGraw (2010), Darius Rucker (2011), Luke Bryan (2012), Dierks Bentley (2013), Jake Owen (2014), Big & Rich (2015), Toby Keith (2016) and Sam Hunt (2017).
The Military Appreciation Day Ceremony and Concert is free to any Tuesday ticket holder; a Tuesday Stadium Pass starts at just $25. Parking is also free on Tuesday and Wednesday of tournament week.
“Performing at THE PLAYERS, on the 17th hole, is one of those ‘once in a lifetime’ experiences,” said Combs. “The fact that my performance is part of a ceremony that honors our men and women in the armed f... [Read More]
LITTLE BIG TOWN AND THEIR “THE BREAKERS TOUR” IS MAY 4TH
The St. Augustine Amphitheatre proudly presents Grammy award-winning County music vocal group Little Big Town and their “The Breakers Tour” featuring Kacey Musgraves and Midland live in concert on Friday, May 4, 2018. Tickets for Little Big Town with special guests Kacey Musgraves and Midland will go on sale to the general public this Friday, October 6 at 10 a.m.
After launching a historic sold-out year-long residency at Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium, Grammy Awardwinning vocal group Little Big Town announced they will bring their critically-acclaimed harmonies to arenas and amphitheaters nationwide starting Spring 2018 with “The Breakers Tour.” The highly-anticipated multi-city run begins February 8 in Oklahoma City and will visit 26 markets, including St. Augustine, Florida’s St. Augustine Amphitheatre on May 4.
Little Big Town’s landmark year to date includes the release of their chart-topping album The Breaker (released February 24, 2017) which debuted #1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and Top 5 on the Billboard 200 All Genre chart-as well as the group’s fifth ACM Award win as Vocal Group of the Year. Additionally, the Multi-Platinum selling Country group was recently inducted into th... [Read More]
Rockville, Florida’s Biggest Rock Experience Set For April 27 – 29 At Metropolitan Park
The lineup of festival experiences has been announced for the eighth annual Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, Friday, April 27, Saturday, April 28 & Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville, FL.
Florida’s Biggest Rock Experience grows to three days in 2018 with Foo Fighters, Ozzy Osbourne, Avenged Sevenfold, Queens of the Stone Age, Billy Idol, Godsmack, Stone Sour, and Five Finger Death Punch leading an incredible talent lineup not seen at any other U.S. rock festival.
Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville tickets, VIP packages, as well as hotel and camping options are selling fast, but limited quantities still remain on sale now at www.WelcomeToRockvilleFestival.com.
In addition to performances from top music artists, attendees at this year’s Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville will enjoy a variety of onsite food and beverage experiences, as well as sponsor activations.
Grub Zone: Food and beverage options will be provided by Southern Hospitality Concessions LLC, DWP’s affiliate concessionaire. Patrons can enjoy some of Jacksonville’s local favorite restaurants, cuisine, and food trucks such as: Mojo’s BBQ, Pele’s Wood Fired Pizza, Indochine Thai Cuisine,... [Read More]
Articles - Community
Red, Hot & Boom!
97.9 KISS FM and WJXT4 The Local Station / News4JAX is bringing Lauv, In Real Life, and Jack & Jack to Jacksonville for the 4th of July! It’s a free, all-ages show at the Jacksonville Landing, (under 18 must be accompanied by a parent). Join us for the free concert and fireworks, or watch it all live on Channel 4!
5 – 8 p.m. DJ
8 – 9:45 p.m. Red, Hot & Boom Concert ft. Lauv, Jack & Jack, and In Real Life
9:45 p.m. City of Jacksonville Fireworks
10 p.m. – 1 a.m. DJ
All persons must be 18 years of age or older to enter The Jacksonville Landing. Must show valid ID or Military ID to enter. Children are welcome with a parent and must stay with the parent at all times. One parent may supervise up to 5 youth. Entrance and all events are free.... [Read More]
This summer Jacksonville Beach will show movies on the beach once again. Every summer Moonlight Movies series has become a summer tradition where families can enjoy old and new classics of cinema history.
6/29 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
9/14 Beauty & the Beast 2017
9/28 Hocus Pocus
This event is free to the public, outdoor movie series on the First Coast. Arrive early for the best seats. Show on a huge screen on stage at the Seawalk Pavilion, the movie will begin at 9pm. This action packed movie will be enjoyed by everyone. Bring your blanket and chairs. A variety of vendors will be on site.
Restrictions include alcohol, skateboards, bikes and glass.... [Read More]
Dream Day 2018
Dream Day, hosted by Dreams Come True charity and PRI Productions, is a celebration for Northeast Florida children who are battling life-threatening illnesses. It’s truly a magical event where the children can let loose and have some fun.
The purpose of Dream Day is to provide an unforgettable day for 40 local children and families in need of a break from their day-to-day struggles with life-threatening illnesses. The celebration is part of Dreams Come True’s Special Times program, which provides the dream child and his or her family opportunities to enjoy special activities they may not otherwise get to experience. They may get tickets to a Jaguars game, an evening at the movies, a concert or a festival to spend a day at. Whatever the opportunity, Special Times reminds the children and their families they are special and loved.
Saturday, June 9th, 2018 will be the fifth year for Dream Day to be here in Jacksonville, where young dreamers are celebrated as super heroes, princesses, and more in a party and parade just for them. Children will be celebrated one family at a time by riding in either a stretch limo or cruising in one of Main Street’s antique classic cars. They will start at the entrance to the PRI... [Read More]
Beaches Freedom Festival Returns
This summer, get ready for Jacksonville Beach’s largest festival. The Beaches Freedom Fest returns to the Seawalk Pavillion on Saturday, July 14, 2018. Last year’s festival was a great success thanks to the huge crowd who attended and who also helped benefit local veteran organizations such as Project Hero, 6 Guard, One Team One Fight 4 PTSD, Valhalla Project and Warfighters In Arms. 904 Happy Hour along with Jacksonville Beach is bringing this exciting event back to the beach so everyone can have a good time, enjoying the music and amazing food.....all for a worthy cause!
The festival will run from noon till 10pm. Music, food, games, and a Beer Garden are highlights of the festival. There will also be a beach clean up before the festival. The hot dog contest is returning to the festival with a men and women’s division.
This year’s music line up will include the return of Sidereal, The Supervillains, The Band Be Easy, Ramona, Zander, Lane Pittman, and more. This year we will be selecting one additional band to perform on the main stage.
For more information on getting tickets you can visit this website. http://www.beachesfreedomfest.com
We hope to see you at Jackso... [Read More]
Concert On The Green 2018
The Concert on the Green is the largest event of its kind in Clay County. The annual event is located on the grounds of St. Johns Country Day School in Orange Park, FL.
Concert on the Green was established in 1986 with the goal of supporting the arts within Clay County. The first concert was performed the following year in 1987 and has since established a commitment to artistic and educational excellence for community members. Each year has marked an important milestone in our history giving scholarships to deserving students in the areas of art and music. It has been further developed during over the years to become the grand event that it is today.
LeAnn Hilliard, OPHS student of Mrs. Carrie Keene and winner of the Concert on the Green poster art competition. Her artwork, her fellow contest finalists’ art, plus the artwork of 30 additional students is currently on display at Thrasher-Horne Center. Do not miss this!!! Gallery is open M-Th 10 am to 3pm!!!!
Concert on the Green’s principal purpose is to provide music and visual art scholarship opportunities to Clay County students by organizing a festival event for Clay County families and visitors which combines a live symphony orchestra with a natural, beautiful outdoo... [Read More]
Articles - Local News
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.”
Festival Productions, Inc.–New Orleans (FPI-NO) and S... [Read More]
October Art Walk
Cocaine Bundles Found In St. Augustine Beach
St. Augustine Beach FL - Tuesday night, 16 kilos of cocaine washed up on several St. Johns County beaches. The St. Augustine Beach police got a call that two small packages washed up near the A Street beach access.
A third package was found a short time later near Sea Colony. After more searching, even more packages turned up. Officials said the value of the drugs could be up to $600,000.
Photo Courtesy: Steven Smith... [Read More]
Art Walk - Info and Map
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