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TICKETS TO STYX AND DON FELDER LIVE AT THE ST. AUGUSTINE AMPHITHEATRE GO ON SALE FRIDAY
The St. Augustine Amphitheatre proudly presents two juggernaut icons of classic rock, STYX and Don Felder (formerly of the Eagles), live in concert on Friday, April 13, 2018. Tickets for STYX and Don Felder go on sale this Friday, January 26 at 10 a.m.
The six men comprising STYX (Tommy Shaw, James “JY” Young, Chuck Panozzo, Todd Sucherman, Lawrence Gowan and Ricky Phillips) have committed to rocking the Paradise together with audiences far and wide by averaging over 100 shows a year every year since (yes) 1999, and each one of them is committed to making the next show better than the last. Founded in Chicago in 1972, STYX has the unique distinction of being the first band in rock history to have four consecutive certified multimillion-selling albums in a row: 1977’s The Grand Illusion, 1978’s Pieces of Eight, 1979’s Cornerstone and 1981’s Paradise Theatre.
STYX draws from over four decades of barn-burning chart hits, joyous singalongs and hard-driving deep cuts. Like a symphony that builds to a satisfying crescendo, a STYX set covers a wide range of stylistic cornerstones. From the progressively sweeping splendor that is “The Grand Illusion” to the hunker-down fortitude of all that is the “... [Read More]
2018 Pro Bowl Events and Info
The best meets the next as the tradition of the Pro Bowl is headed to Orlando. During Pro Bowl week, everyone has the opportunity to participate in or watch a variety of events, including youth football clinics, the NFL FLAG Championships, Pro Bowl player practices, and a host of other family fun activities across Orlando. Tickets for the game start at $45, get yours by clicking here.
Pro Bowl Experience - Fan Festival:
NFL Pro Bowl Experience at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex is a free, interactive fan zone with fun activities for the whole family. Fans will be closer to the action with new activities, immersive exhibits, and sponsor activations. The festival opens daily at 10 a.m., January 24 – 27, 2018.
Pro Bowl Player Practices
Don't miss the chance to see your favorite NFL players practice at ESPN Wide World of Sports, and stick around to snag an autograph afterwards.
Pro Bowl Practices at ESPN Wide World of Sports are not only a chance to see NFC and AFC teams in action, but also the epicenter of a three-day football festival. Practice combined with various fan competitions and activities will be open to the public beginning Wednesday, January 24 and concluding on Saturday, Januar... [Read More]
Jimmy Buffett 'Margaritaville' Hotel May Be Coming To Jacksonville Beach
A Jimmy Buffett 'Margaritaville' Hotel may be coming to Jacksonville Beach. Jacksonville Beach director of planning and development Bill Mann said the project is planned for the vacant, oceanfront block between 6th and 7th Avenues North.
Elite Hospitality, based in Ormand Beach, has closed on the purchase of a hotel development site in Jacksonville Beach for $11 million. Located at 15 First Street North, the property has been pre-approved for a eight story tower encompassing 220 rooms. Elite Hospitality has listed the site on its website as the future home of a Margaritaville hotel. Elite owns 11 Florida hotels, including four in St. Augustine Beach, three each in Jacksonville and Daytona Beach, and one in Ormond Beach under the flags of Courtyard by Marriott, Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn and Holiday Inn Express & Suites.
The proposed facility will also feature a ground-level restaurant, commercial space and outside amenities. The "Margaritaville" restaurant in Jacksonville Beach would be one of 32 restaurants in the Jimmy Buffett franchise. There are several locations in Florida, including ones in Orlando and Hollywood
Elite Hospitality stated ... [Read More]
The Venardos Circus Is Coming To The St. Augustine Amphitheatre Beginning January 24
The Venardos Circus, a unique family oriented traveling troupe, will bring its big-top performance to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre beginning January 24 and running through February 10, 2018. The Circus proudly features its own custom-made big-top, a classic red-and-white striped tent, with an intimate feel and seating for up to 300 guests. The tent will be set up in the parking area of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, adjacent to the larger venue.
Created by former Ringling Bros. Ringmaster Kevin Venardos (veh-NARR-dos), the Venardos Circus wraps world-class circus acts into a Broadway Musical-style format that is called “the American Circus with the heart of a Broadway Show.” The group recently completed a series of shows in Las Vegas and arrives in St. Augustine with aerialists, acrobats, comedians, juggling, balancing, daredevilry and performers hailing from around the world. The Broadway-style singing and dancing adds another level of intrigue to the performance.
The Venardos Circus’ St. Augustine visit fills a void and is timely. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus closed in May after 146 years of entertaining. A new 20th Century Fox film musical that portrays the career of P.T. Barnum, entitled “The ... [Read More]
Come All Ye Bold Heroes Is Saturday At The Castillo de San Marcos National Monument
Florida Living History, Inc.’s volunteers, in partnership with the National Park Service’s Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, will recreate a 1779 recruitment drive at Fort St. Mark in St. Augustine, the capital of British East Florida, enlisting soldiers to "take the King's Shilling" and march against the American rebels this Saturday.
Those who sign on will tour their new barracks, learn about the equipment and food with which King George will supply them, and practice 18th-century close-order drill under with their sergeant. Regular soldiers of Florida's British Army will also be on hand to demonstrate the daily life of a soldier on this frontier of the Empire, while the ladies of the garrison will discuss what it means for wives and children to "follow the drum."
The event takes place at the Castillo de San Marcos from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be a lecture presented by Roger Smith at 2 p.m. inside the Castillo. Sgt. Batten's stirring recruitment speech will conclude the event at 3 p.m. on the Castillo lawn. General admission into the park is $10, and admission for youth ages 15 and under is free.... [Read More]
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Want to SHRED BODY FAT?! Follow These 4 Steps
If you are frustrated with your body fat, don’t worry. You just need to alter your approach, and combine these 4 Steps to help you shed body fat.
By implementing ALL of these 4 Steps you will be seeing less flabby body fat and more FABULOUS muscle tone in no time. Some people incorporate one or two of the following suggestions but fail to combine ALL of them, and thus fail to get rid of unwanted body fat as quickly and efficiently as they would like to…But you don’t want to be one of those people, right?
Following ALL of these 4 Steps has been proven to help people reduce body fat faster than doing them alone. So get to it, and get results!
HIIT (High Intensity Intermittent Training)
Steady paced cardiovascular exercise is great for your overall health, but when it comes to losing body fat it has less impact when compared to a HIIT workout!
HITT is a combination of high intensity cardio intervals followed immediately by low intensity intervals. It’s a great way to torch unwanted body fat. The key is to keep yourself moving until you have completed your intervals. Also, it can include a combination of any form of cardi... [Read More]
Jaguars Vs Broncos Pre Game
Blaine Gabbert is officially done as a quarterback in Jacksonville, in my eyes at least. His play during the Rams game was atrocious and I’ve finally hit that point where I don’t think he’s going to get any better here. We’ve all got that breaking point, and I’ve finally reached mine. But you guys don’t want to hear me rant about the QB situation in Jacksonville. You want to know if the Jaguars have a chance at winning this next game. So let’s dive in.
The Jacksonville Jaguars (0-5) face off in Denver against the Broncos (5-0) tomorrow afternoon. This game’s importance is only relevant to the national media who want to see the most lopsided victory in NFL history and those who want to try and make some money in Vegas. The Broncos are a Super Bowl caliber team; the Jaguars aren’t. But even though these two teams are on opposite directions and statistics tell you that this shouldn’t be a competitive game, remember what happened on that day in January in 1997 (if you aren’t aware of the story, please catch yourself up on Jaguars history)
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has 20 TD passes to 1 interception and is on pace to break many NFL passing records. His weapons in Julius T... [Read More]
Jaguars Predictions - Will We Win
Jacksonville FL - Another week, another embarrassing loss for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Although the outcome against the Seattle Seahawks was expected, there were a few positive spots in the game. Rookie safety Jonathan Cyprien had a sack and forced fumble that was recovered and turned into points. The Jaguars managed to score two touchdowns this week doubling their total from the first two weeks. So the team is making progress, right? Right?
The Jaguars (0-3) host the Indianapolis Colts (2-1) at Everbank Field Sunday afternoon. This is the first home game after the long two-week West Coast road trip and this game also signifies the return of quarterback Blaine Gabbert, who missed the previous two games due to a hand injury. Also returning to the field is tight end Marcedes Lewis, who's presence will be felt on both the offensive line and in the passing game as another potential weapon for the offense. Colts QB Andrew Luck comes into the game after a decent performance against the San Francisco 49'ers (17-26, 159 yards, 1 rushing TD) looking to improve on a 1-1 record against the Jaguars.
Colts newly acquired RB Trent Richardson has been getting more accustomed to the play book and should see an expanded role in their of... [Read More]
Web.com Tour Championship Events List
Wednesday, September 25 (*Boselli Foundation) Boselli Foundation Am-Am (Stadium Course) Taste of Golf (TPC Sawgrass/Must purchase Ticket)
Thursday, September 26 (*Junior League) Tournament Round 1 7:00am Play Begins (1st & 10th Tees) 7:00pm Northeast Florida Beer Cup (Tailgate Pavilion/Must Purchase Ticket) 4:00pm-6:00pm Sea Best Happy Hour (#18 Green) 3-6pm Golf Channel
Friday, September 27 (*Military Appreciation Day) Tournament Round 2 7:00am Play Begins (1st & 10th Tees) Operation Shower (TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse) 12:00pm Web.com Small Business Forum presented by Sawgrass Marriott (TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse) 4:00pm-6:00pm Sea Best Happy Hour (#18 Green) Blues Traveler Presented by Legacy trust (Clubhouse Lawn) 3-6pm Golf Channel
Saturday, September 28 (*College Game Day with Girls on the Run) Tournament Round 3 7:30am Play Begins (1st Tee) College Tailgate Party (Tailgate Pavilion-Dye's Valley Course) 4:00pm-6:00pm Sea Best Happy Hour (#18 Green) Girls on the Run 5K (Front Nine- Dye’s Valley Course) 3-6pm Golf Channel
Sunday, September 29 (*Wolfson Children’s Hospital) Final Round 7:30am Play Begins (1st... [Read More]
Web.com Tour Championship Players - Did you know?
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - This week 125 players will tee it up at Dye's Valley at TPC Sawgrass for the final event of the Web.com Tour Finals.
The Web.com Tour Finals bring together the top 75 money earners on the Web.com Tour money list, players who finish 126-200 on the PGA TOUR's FedExCup points list and non-members who have earned enough FedExCup points based on their performance on the PGA TOUR to play them 126-200 on that list. Their statistics, rankings and finishes have been analyzed. In the chart below, we take a different look at the field and offer up a fun fact about each player that you probably haven't heard before.Get to know the field at the Web.com Tour Championship Steven Alker The New Zealander has worked as a petroleum engineer and a carpet cleaner. Mark Anderson The BMW Charity Pro-Am champ carries chicken tenders in his golf bag for a snack. Alex Aragon He graduated with an Industrial Engineering degree from Stanford University Ricky Barnes His father was a punter for the New England Patriots (1973-74). Cameron Beckma... [Read More]
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Dech The Chairs In Jacksonville Beach Info
The public is invited to celebrate Deck The Chairs - Light the Beach on Sunday, November 30, from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. as we "throw the switch" to light decorated lifeguard chairs and a 23-foot tall holiday tree on display in Latham Plaza and the Seawalk Pavilion.
The official lighting ceremony will feature live music provided by BRASS and special recognitions including "Deck The Chairs Spirit of the Corps Award" that honors a Corps member, past or present, for exemplifying the traditions, attitudes, and purpose of the Volunteer Lifesaving Corp.
Deck The Chairs is an annual lighted sculptural exhibit using the iconic red chairs of the Volunteer Lifesaving Corp. Free and open to the public, the light display aims to build community pride, foster private and public relationships, and provide a wholesome and festive downtown during the holidays.
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Slide into Spring Music and Craft Beer Festival Coming Back To Fernandina On 28th & 29th, 2015
Goin’ Coastal Music Series is proud to announce the return of the Slide into Spring Music and Craft Beer presented by Sweetwater Brewing Company. Its coming back to Main Beach in Fernandina on March 28th and 29th of 2015 with headliner Matisyahu! After a successful inaugural event, one that featured folk legend Keller Williams and a handful of other national acts, over a dozen craft breweries and countless entertainment opportunities, Slide into Spring returns to help raise money for 8 Flags Playscapes, Inc. and the Nassau Humane Society. Last year the event raised over $15,000 for the 8 Flags Playscapes project, Pirate Playground. This year we hope to help both groups move closer to some other big projects they have on their plate.
This year we have taken the event to a whole other level. The event has been pushed to a 2-day event, has an over-the-top music lineup, increased entertainment zone, early morning yoga seminars, a beach clean-up, off-site primitive camping and much, much more.
Saturday, we stick to the roots of the first year with a funky music line-up, craft beer tasting in the early part of the day, interactive kids zone and area food trucks. Pensacola up and comers Post Pluto will kick things off. After that, Jackso... [Read More]
The Wailers coming to Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on February 11, 2015
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (November 19, 2014) — The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall welcomes legendary reggae group The Wailers on Wednesday, February 11, 2015. Tickets go on sale to the public this Friday, November 21 at 10 a.m.
There is no more legendary of a band in Jamaican music history than The Wailers. Formed in 1969, The Wailers continue its worldwide campaign of promoting peace, love and equality through the message of reggae and Rastafari.
Named by Time Magazine as the "Best Album of the 20th Century" and #46 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, Exodus is also the best-selling reggae album of all-time, with over 30 million copies sold worldwide. Together with Bob Marley, The Wailers have sold over 250 million albums and have played to an estimated 24 million people across the globe. Outside of their groundbreaking work with Marley, The Wailers have also played or performed with international acts like Sting, the Fugees, Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana, and Alpha Blondy, as well as reggae legends such as Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, and Burning Spear.
Photo Credit: Tony Di Lorenzo
Their nucleus formed in 1969, when Bob Marley, Bunny Wailer, and Pet... [Read More]
Gator Country Fall Concert Series Recap
Jacksonville, FL (November 19) From November 5 to November 16, the Jacksonville Fair arrived and provided fair-goers many shows during the two weeks. The Gator Country Concert Series also came onto the scene. It all started on Thursday November 6 with Thompson Square to kick off the concert. They opened their show with their hit song “I Got You” and performed with excellence and energy. They played their best songs such as “Let’s Fight”, ”I Can’t Outrun You”, “Glass”, “If I Didn’t Have You”, and “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not”. I found their show great and a great start to the concert series.
The next day was not what was expected. With a cold front coming in, many people didn’t show up to see Lindsay Ell. She is a new upcoming country artist from Canada, and was an awesome guitar player. I do wish for more female guitar pickers, and this was something new for Jacksonville. Her performance was great, and she can rock out on a guitar. Her songs that got her on country radio are “Shut Me Up”, and “Trippin on Us”. I hope she comes back when the weather is better so everybody can see how awesome she is.
The second... [Read More]
Sarah McLachlan To Play At The St Augustine Ampitheatre March 25, 2015
St. Augustine, Fla. (November 10, 2014) – Multi-platinum and Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Sarah McLachlan announced today that she will kick off the second leg of her North America “Shine On Tour” on February 27th in San Antonio, TX. The 24-city trek will visit major venues and cities across the country including a stop at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, November 21 at 10a.m.
McLachlan's unparalleled ability to craft finely tuned lyrics has led to an enduring career as one of the most beloved artists of the past two decades. She is one of the most celebrated singer/songwriters in entertainment with over 40 million albums sold worldwide. She is an eight-time Juno Award winner and a three-time Grammy Award winner. McLachlan’s landmark fifth album, the 10x-platinum Surfacing, contained two Grammy Award-winning tracks: “Building a Mystery” and “Last Dance”. In addition to her personal artistic efforts, McLachlan founded the Lilith Fair tour showcasing female musicians which raised over $7 million for local and national charities over its three years and in 2002 founded her non-profit organization the S... [Read More]
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Randy Newman To Perform At Flagler College’s Lewis Auditorium
St. Augustine, FL (September 3, 2014) – Flying Saucer Presents, in partnership with the St. Johns Cultural Council and St. Johns Cultural Events Division, proudly announce that GRAMMY, Emmy and Academy Award winning singer- songwriter Randy Newman will perform at Flagler College’s Lewis Auditorium on Sunday, November 9. Tickets go on sale to the public this Friday, September 5 at 10 a.m..
With songs that run the gamut from heartbreaking to satirical and a host of unforgettable film scores, Randy Newman has used his many talents to create musical masterpieces widely recognized by generations of audiences. After starting his songwriting career as a teenager, Newman launched into recording as a singer and pianist in 1968 with his self-titled album Randy Newman. Throughout the 1970s he released several other acclaimed albums such as: 12 Songs, Sail Away, and Good Old Boys. In addition to his solo recordings and regular international touring, Newman began composing and scoring for films in the 1980s. The list of movies he has worked on since then includes The Natural, Awakenings, Ragtime, all three Toy Story pictures, Seabiscuit, James and the Giant Peach, A Bug’s Life, and most recently, Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University, the pr... [Read More]
Events This Weekend - August 22nd-24th
There's a lot of events happening around Jacksonville this weekend including a fishing tournament to Jaguars watch party, concerts and much more. Keep up with the best with our weekly interactive guide. This weeks featured photo of the week is by instagram user: @randall.kenneth
TOP EVENTS THIS WEEKEND:
FRIDAY, AUGUST 22: The Jaguars play the Lions. Game is at 7:30 pm and the Bold City Brigde is having a Preseason watch party @ The Mellow Mushroom Riverside location!
FRIDAY, AUGUST 22: HOF Fame Night - Meet the fighters, fame girls and drink free til 11pm at Voodoo Ultra Lounge this Friday night til 11pm! Doors open @ 9pm and Voodoo is located at the Jacksonville Landing!
FRIDAY, AUGUST 22: The Fresh Beat Band will be in St. Augustine, Florida this Friday! Bring the whole family for some Nickolodeon fun! Gates 5:00PM | Starts 6:30PM. For more info, visit: www.staugamphitheatre.com
FRIDAY, AUGUST 22: Adam Sanders with special guest: Jamie Davis & Blaire Hanks will be performing at Mavericks at the Landing. For more info, visit www.mavericksatthelanding.com
FRIDAY, AUGUST 22: The Bama Gamblers and Matteo Qumento are at Freebird live on Friday ... [Read More]
Events This Weekend - August 8th - 10th
Here are our top picks of events happening this weekend around the 904:Photo Credit: @novocainewayne
- Aug 8th Friday: Jacksonville Jaguars Preseason Game vs the Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ EverBank Field 7:30pm
- Aug 8th Friday: Lego Movie @ St.Augustine Amphitheatre Gates open at 7pm Starts: 8pm Free
- Aug 8th Friday: Join us this Friday for a special edition of Jacksonville's #1 Friday night @ Voodoo at the Jacksonville Landing after the Jags game. LADIES DRINK FREE until 12! Wear your Favorite Sports Team or show us your Game Day Ticket Stub for FREE Entry all night!
- Aug 8th Friday: Project Strands - Five of Jacksonville's best salons will battle on the runway @ Suite at the Town Center for the title through Bridal elegance, Fall trends, Men style, and Fantasy hair. Doors open @ 9
- Aug 8th & 9th Friday- Saturday: The show RENT will be happening @ Players by the Sea Curtain at 2pm & 8pm
- Aug 9th Saturday: Envirofest will be happening @ The Cummer Museum from 10am-4pm
- Aug 9th Saturday: House of Fame MMA public press conference at ... [Read More]
Lost Skills Workshop Series Coming to North Florida
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (Tuesday August 5, 2014) – The St. Augustine Amphitheatre, in partnership with Southern Roots Apothecary, Small Batch Farms, The Conservatorie, The Present Moment Café, Green Harmony Aromatherapy and Silverfox Leather Shop, proudly present the inaugural “Lost Skills Workshop Series”, commencing on September 23, 2014.
The Lost Skills Workshop Series is a diverse set of community-based workshops that aim to create a hands-on, skill-sharing experience that encourages creativity, community and the growth of local businesses in a unique new gathering space at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre.
Ryan Murphy, General Manager of the Cultural Events Division, states “St. Augustine is increasingly becoming a quintessential place that is able to embrace the past, while putting a modern and unique take on it without sacrificing authenticity or quality. I see these workshops as a perfect extension of this philosophy and I am very excited that the staff has come together to create something truly unique and special to offer the immediate community in St. Augustine beyond the standard concerts, musical events and festivals that we work on each year.”
Classes range from $20 to $50 per class and will ... [Read More]
Explore The Cummer Museum in Jacksonville
From One Woman’s Vision, A Cultural Gift
The Cummer was established in 1958, when art collector, garden enthusiast and civic leader Ninah Cummer bequeathed the art collection and riverfront home, which she owned with her husband Arthur, to create an art museum. Mrs. Cummer made an official announcement of the gift a year before her death, imploring community leaders to help support the museum she intended to found: “Naturally no civic undertaking can function adequately without the interest and support of the community in which it is located. Therefore it is hoped that there may be additions to the Foundation from time to time so that this Museum may rank favorably with those established in other cities in the United States during the last few decades."On the evening of November 10, 1961, the city of Jacksonville received what would become one of its greatest gifts. That night, more than 1,000 residents and dignitaries welcomed the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens to Jacksonville’s cultural landscape.
Immediately following Mrs. Cummer’s death, the Board of Trustees set forth to build the Museum on the grounds of the Cummer home. In less than 10 years, the Trustees would dedicate the Museum, and grow the colle... [Read More]
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