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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]
Jumbo Shrimp End Season Labor Day
Monday, Sept. 3, 2:05 p.m. (Gates open at 1 p.m.)
Fan Appreciation Day: The day will celebrate the end of a fun-filled season with prize giveaways throughout the game.
Labor Day Picnic: Purchase a reserved seat and the 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. all-you-can-eat buffet (hamburgers, hot dogs, barbecue chicken, cole slaw, beans, cookies, tea, lemonade and water) in the Sea Best Shrimp Deck at tinyurl.com/jaxshrimpportal (password “SHRIMPFAN”). A limited number of tickets are available for the picnic.
VyStar Credit Union Charity Begins at Home: The Jumbo Shrimp feature up to two local nonprofits at each Monday home game. The nonprofits raise awareness and funds through ticket sales and the Launch-A-Ball promotion. VyStar Credit Union members can get a buy-3-get-1 free ticket special by showing their VyStar credit or debit card at the box office.
“Don’t Trash Jacksonville” presented by the City of Jacksonville: Love your city? Show it by avoiding and reporting littering. The City of Jacksonville’s Fight Blight office is teaming up with the Jumbo Shrimp to encourage citizens to keep our city clean. Come to the game to support anti-litter efforts and learn m... [Read More]
Full Moon Rooftop Party
This Thursday, August 23rd, join us for our NEW EVENT, the Full Moon Rooftop Party at River & Post’s sky bar and lounge! Live music will kick off at 7 by the Honey Hounds plus there will be drink specials, glow sticks, giveaways, & more!
Ticket is valid for rooftop access to the August event. Arrive early to beat the line. Event runs from 6pm to 11:30 and has a limited capacity.
For more information visit JaxFullMoonParty.com... [Read More]
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Great Urban Race Coming To Jacksonville On March 8th
JACKSONVILLE FL – The national running series Great Urban Race offers a mentally and physically challenging Saturday afternoon that takes participants dashing through their cities to visit local organizations, with an added bonus: runners are competing for a cash prize and potentially their share of $10,000. The urban scavenger hunt has been in existence since 2007, but will hit Jacksonville for the first time on March 8th. In 2014, Great Urban Race will take participants to big adventures in 14 domestic and international locations.
Team members will solve and complete 12 unique clues at local Jacksonville businesses and landmarks. In previous races, challenges have included one teammate lying on a bed of nails, walking on glass, and taking a photo with a live tiger. First, second, and third place finishers will receive a cash prize. The top 25 teams to complete the race in each location will secure a spot in the National Championship race, held in Vancouver on August 9th. The top teams at the Championship will take home a total of $10,000 in grand prizes.
“Great Urban Race offers participants the most exciting Saturday imaginable,” says Event Director Jordan Diehl. “People really have to think to co... [Read More]
Rumors: USA to play final pre-World Cup friendly vs. Nigeria in Jacksonville
Jacksonville Fl - Rumors and multiple sources have said The US Men's Soccer Team will play its final sendoff match before the World Cup against Nigeria on June 7 at EverBank Field.Photo Credit Gary Bogdon
The U.S. intends to play three friendlies on home soil in late May and early June to get ready for the tournament. The last time the U.S. played in Jacksonville was on May 26, 2012, when Landon Donovan scored a hat trick as the US beat Scotland, 5-1 in front of 44,438 fans Sources say that the game this year, falling in a World Cup year and being the last friendly before the U.S. leaves for Brazil, could make it a 76,000 capacity sellout this time around.
Tickets and more info will be released when available.... [Read More]
Jacksonville Armada - New NASL Soccer Team
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – February 18, 2014 –The Jacksonville Armada FC has arrived! First Coast sports fans have a new professional soccer team to support today, with the announcement that the city’s North American Soccer League expansion team will be named Jacksonville Armada FC, in a nod to the area’s rich Spanish heritage and strong military connection.
The team name was selected following a fan competition and survey that invited soccer fans across the region to provide suggestions for the new team’s name. Of the more than 1,500 responses, Armada FC was one of the most popular, closely aligning with the new soccer club’s vision of building a passionate, determined and progressive organization.
Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown, City Council President Bill Gulliford, Jacksonville Chamber President Daniel Davis and NASL Commissioner Bill Peterson, along with team executives, unveiled the club’s new name and logo in a press conference in front of media and fans at the Jacksonville Landing.
“We love sports in Jacksonville, and we are excited to welcome our newest professional sports team,” said Mayor Alvin Brown. “Soccer is a great family-friendly game and it has a growing ba... [Read More]
2014 ROAR Audition Information
Jacksonville Fl - The Jacksonville Jaguars announce details for the 2014 ROAR Cheerleader Auditions presented by Venus. Preliminary and semifinal auditions will be held at EverBank Field on Saturday, March 22nd. Final auditions will be held on Saturday, March 29th. Interested candidates must register to audition by Monday, March 10th and must attend an audition class. Registration information, audition class details and requirements are available at http://www.jaguars.com/cheerleaders/auditions.html.
“Auditions are always an exciting time of the year,” said Jaguars Senior Manager of Cheerleading, Promotions and Programs Christy Stechman Zynda. “We are looking for enthusiastic candidates who are talented entertainers and will be outstanding ambassadors for our team and city.”
THE ROAR, the Jacksonville Jaguars Cheerleaders, are an integral part of the Jaguars entertainment package during all home games. Under the direction of Christy Stechman Zynda, these NFL cheerleaders captivate fans with their high-energy dance routines. When not on the playing field, they serve as goodwill ambassadors for the Jaguars and the NFL by participating in community, corporate and charitable events throughout Jacksonville... [Read More]
The Philadelphia Union will face the New York Red Bulls Wednesday, Feb. 12 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville
The Philadelphia Union will face 2013 Supporters Shield Champion New York Red Bulls Wednesday, Feb. 12 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla., as part of the team’s 2014 preseason trip. The game will kick off at 6 p.m. “We are excited to play for the second consecutive year at such an excellent venue in the City of Jacksonville,” said Philadelphia Union Team Manager John Hackworth. “New York will be great competition for our squad and we are looking forward to an entertaining match in front of fans in Jacksonville." The Philadelphia Union and New York Red Bulls will host a free youth clinic during the open practice at the Jacksonville Jaguars practice fields outside EverBank Field from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, the day prior to the game. Registration for the clinic opens at 7 p.m. “The city’s partnership with the Philadelphia Union continues to grow and appreciate them choosing Jacksonville for their preseason training,” said Mayor of Jacksonville Alvin Brown. “Jacksonville has shown its support for soccer and this will kick off a month of soccer throughout our city.” Match tickets are available ... [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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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]
NYE 2014-2015 Events
NYE 2014-2015 Events
Looking for plans for New Years Eve? Here’s our top picks happening around Jacksonville this year.NYE Celebration & 3 Course Dinner ft. The Jammin Salmons @ Pusser’s in Ponte Vedra - $$ The Ultimate New Years Eve Party ft. Be Easy, comic Anira & more @ Latitude 30 in Jacksonville - $$ Smokin' Aces New Years Eve Party @ Mavericks at the Landing - $ New Year's Eve Black & White Masquerade Gala @ The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island - $$$$ Chris Thomas and the BIG Band & DJ EL preform @ Suite for NYE at the Town Center - $$ Sweet Affair @ Sweet Pete’s Candy Factory in Downtown Jacksonville - $$$ NYE Party @ Lynch Irish Pub ft. IVY LEAGUE - $ Sexy Masquerade Ball @ Underbelly in Downtown Jacksonville - $$ 333NYE – The Mad Hatters Ball @ MOCA Jacksonville - $$$$ Beach Blast-Off @ St. Augustine Beach Pier – Free NYE @ The Jacksonville Landing - Free ... [Read More]
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