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    Rick Springfield with Loverboy, Greg Kihn and Tommy Tutone Live

    Over the past four decades, Rick Springfield has worn many hats as an entertainer and performer. The creator of some of the finest power-pop of the ‘80s, Springfield is a Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter, and musician who has sold 25 million albums and scored 17 U.S. Top 40 hits including “Jessie’s Girl,” “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “An Affair of the Heart,” “I’ve Done Everything for You,” “Love Somebody” and “Human Touch.” Springfield has toured for over 40 years, hand-delivering the hits to millions of fans worldwide via his dynamic live shows. His concerts are legendary with their rock heavy, high energy full band sets.

    With their trademark red leather pants, bandannas, big rock sound and high-energy live shows, Loverboy has sold more than 10 million albums, earning four multi-platinum plaques, including the four-million-selling Get  Lucky, and a trio of double-platinum releases in their self-titled 1980  debut, 1983’s Keep It Up and 1985’s Lovin’ Every Minute of It. Their string of hits includes, in  addition to the anthem “Working for  the Weekend,” such arena rock staples as “Lovin’ Every ...   [Read More]

    First Wedensday Art Walk

    It's time for the 5th Annual Back to School SmARTs Art Walk featuring the USGBC Green Lion Festival! Enjoy live music, 20+ local artists, delicious food trucks and 35+ participating venues. Celebrate the end of summer in #DTJax!

    Visit Headquarters @ Hemming Park where you can enjoy live performances on the Main Stage, local artists and vendors, food trucks and an interactive kid zone with activities by My Gym and fun bounce houses by Backyard Carnivals, Inc.

    Browse artwork by ABDUL, Artzy Fartzy Petz, Pandora's Boxes, OffensiveMe, Class-Sick, Mochi Boutique, Fluid Validity, The Bead Bowl, MacMaddie's Repurposed Designs, The Mermaid Alchemist, Blue Tide Art, Fawn Andrea Photography, Greg Furie, Art Expressions by CindyK and One of a Find. And don’t miss these vendors and non-profit organizations: Prestige Workforce, Well Care Health Plans, Bethesda Outreach Ministries, NextGen America, VyStar, One Blood Donation, the Neighborhood Services Office, Humble Wood Fire Food Truck, Island Girl Seafood, Balu's Surf Shack and Cool Scoops. Plus, stop by the Friends of Hemming Park tent for refreshments and concessions, awesome swag and to learn more about upcoming events in Jacksonville's most historic public space.

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    Red White & Brew Freedom Run 5K

    Get Ready, Florida’s LARGEST Freedom & Beer Run complete with bacon & beer stations on the race course is returning to Jacksonville on July 28th! Run or walk the riverwalk like the Redcoats were coming complete with a Halfway Bacon Station, Food Trucks, Live Entertainment and More. Registration includes race bib and timing chip, the official 2018 race t-shirt, custom medal with beer opener, two beers & bacon during the race + more. There will be awards for the top three overall M/F and age group awards too!  

    Besides the race, runners, spectators and beer lovers can enjoy food trucks, live entertainment, local artisans & farmers, and of course cold beer from 6pm-10pm. The race this year will be held in the evening at the Riverside Arts Market and the course will run through riverside, downtown and along the Riverwalk! Additionally, there will be a free concert and food truck rally following the race under the Fuller Warren Bridge at RAM.

    RACE: Registration opens at 5pm and the race starts at 7pm.


    6:00-7:00: TAD JENNINGS

    7:00-8:15: Honey Hounds

    8:15-8:40: Tad Jennings

    8:40-10:00: Who Rescued Who

    Nati...   [Read More]

    July 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. July'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!

    Entertainment Lineup:

    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

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    Lil Dicky’s “Life Lessons Tour” With Special Guests Mustard And Oliver Tree Go On Sale Friday, July 13 At 10am

    The St. Augustine Amphitheatre presents American rapper and comedian Lil Dicky and his “Life Lessons Tour” featuring special guests Mustard and Oliver Tree on Monday, October 29, 2018. This date marks Lil Dicky’s only Florida show this Fall. Tickets for Lil Dicky with special guests Mustard and Oliver Tree go on sale to the general public this Friday, July 13 at 10 a.m.

    Rapper, actor and underwear model Lil Dicky, aka Dave Burd, has cemented himself as a staple in the entertainment industry. Burd achieved critical acclaim and commercial success with his album Professional Rapper, which debuted at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the Comedy, Rap and Independent Charts, and featured the two-time platinum single “Save Dat Money.” His latest single, “Freaky Friday,” peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has been on the charts since its release on March 15 as the song has surpassed over 600M global streams in just a few months.

    DJ Mustard, born Dijon McFarlane, is an award winning artist and mega producer. The Los Angeles-born native has coined the “ratchet” sound, bringing a hot, new and different twist to music production. In just three years, DJ Mustard has sold over 20 million s...   [Read More]

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    St. Augustine, FL (September 29, 2014) – Daryl Hall and John Oates, the number one selling duo in music history, are coming back to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre to perform on Saturday, December 6 at 8 pm. Daryl Hall and John Oates last performed at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on March 1, 2013. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, October 3 at 10am.

    Photo Credit The Dallas Morning News


    2014 was a big year for Daryl Hall and John Oates, as they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Starting out as two devoted disciples of earlier soul greats, Daryl Hall & John Oates are soul survivors in their own right. They have become such musical influences on some of today’s popular artists that the September 2006 cover of Spin Magazine’s headline read: “Why Hall and Oates are the New Velvet Underground.” Their artistic fan base includes Rob Thomas, John Mayer, Brandon Flowers of The Killers, Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie and MTV’s newest hipsters Gym Class Heroes who dubbed their tour “Daryl Hall for President Tour 2007.” One of the most sampled artists today, their impact can be heard everywhere from boy band harmonies, to neo-soul to rap-rock fusion. <...   [Read More]


    St. Augustine, FL (September 9, 2014) – The St. Johns Cultural Events Division, St. Johns Cultural Council and Flying Saucer proudly present The Black Lillies at the Colonial Quarter in downtown St. Augustine on Friday, November 7. Tickets go on sale to the public this Friday, September 12 at 10 a.m.

    “With one foot planted firmly in Appalachian music culture and the other always expanding and evolving, The Black Lillies have created a unique sound embraced by fans old and young,” - Vanity Fair.

    The Black Lillies are fronted by the best-matched male-female vocal duo since Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris,” says News OK. It sounds like an overstatement – unless you’ve heard The Black Lillies. Then it sounds like a reasonable claim. The Black Lilllies are a band for the ages, not the slick, soulless music that seems to get most of the radio airplay, but rich, rootsy tunes performed with as much heart as technical virtuosity. This commitment to authenticity has earned them accolades from outlets as diverse as Rolling Stone Magazine, who calls them one of “the most buzzworthy new acts in country and Americana,” and the Wall Street Journal, who praised their “rootsy flair... a winsome hybrid ...   [Read More]

    Events This Weekend September 5th -7th 2014

    ​The Weekends Top Events:     

    Friday, September 5:  St. Augustine First Friday Art Walk in Downtown St. Augustine from 5-9pm

    Friday, September 5: House Of Fame Main Event Weigh In @ Latitude 30. Starts at 5pm

    Friday, September 5: Junior Service League Poker Tournament @ The Treasury on the Plaza, 24 Cathedral Place from 7-10pm

    Friday, September 5: Bruval Beer tasting and Void Magazine Drop @ Mellow Mushroom in Jacksonville Beach from 5-10pm


    Saturday, September 6: House Of Fame MMA Main Event “A New Dawn” @ The Veterans Memorial Arena starting at 6:30pm; Block party kicks off at 3pm

    Saturday, September 6: Community First Saturdays @ Northbank Riverwalk from 10am-2:30pm

    Saturday, September 6: Sisters of the Sea Surf Classic @ Jacksonville Beach Pier – All Day

    Saturday, September 6: Old City Farmers Market @ The St. Augustine Ampitheatre from 8:30am-12:30pm

    Saturday, September 6: FSU vs. The Citadel Game Watch Party @ Southside Miller Ale House at 5:30pm

    Saturday, September 6: Flick N’ Float at the Metro Park Marina: Movi...   [Read More]

    Lonestar at the Jacksonville Landing Recap

    As summer is starting to come to a close, the people of Jacksonville got a free concert from 99.9 Gator Country at the Landing. This time, we got to see one of the legendary bands in country music, Lonestar. This band has been together for 30 years and has released a new album called “Life As We Know It”. But before they came on, Natalie Nicole Green and the Steve Flowers Band took the stage to open up for Lonestar. They did a lot of cover songs and some original songs. Both of them made a good impression on the audience.

    Another thing to point out was the return of the lead singer, Richie McDonald. He is the mainstay of Lonestar and with his return in 2012, brought Lonestar back and better than ever. Some people may not know that Lonestar came here in 2007 but with a different lead singer. I actually listened to him perform one of the songs Richie originally performed, and it was not the same. But the band is back with the lineup of Richie McDonald, Michael Britt, Keech Rainwater, and Dean Sams.  

    After the openers performed, Lonestar took the stage and opened up with their classic hit “No News” and continued on with “My Front Porch Looking In”. This band has a lot of good songs,...   [Read More]


    St. Augustine, FL (August 4, 2014) – Roots-and-reggae jam band, O.A.R., will return this fall to perform at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre along with special guest, Andy Grammer. The show will take place on Friday, November 14 and tickets will go on sale to the public this Friday, August 8 at 10AM.

    Classic American author Thomas Wolfe famously stated “you can’t go home again,” but don’t tell that to the members of O.A.R. on their eighth studio album, THE ROCKVILLE LP, the shape-shifting rock band found that returning home triggered a journey of creative renewal and inspiration.

    “This isn’t about us going back to our musical roots per se,” says lead singer Marc Roberge, who founded O.A.R. in 1996 with his Rockville, Md. high school classmates, drummer Chris Culos, guitarist Richard On, and bassist Benj Gershman (saxophonist Jerry DePizzo joined while the group was at Ohio State University). “It’s about us getting inspired by the place we came from. We’d drive the same roads, visit the old haunts, and spend time with our people. Rockville was the catalyst then, and it’s the catalyst now.”

    For the first time in a while, the band found that visiting the...   [Read More]

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    Inaugural One Spark Berlin planned for fall 2014

    Inaugural One Spark Berlin planned for fall 2014

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Mar. 20, 2014 – One Spark, the world’s crowdfunding festival, today announced plans to expand into Berlin, Germany producing One Spark Berlin in mid-September 2014. This will be the first One Spark festival located outside of the U.S.

    Since the inaugural One Spark festival in April 2013, numerous international markets have contacted festival organizers expressing interest in partnering with One Spark in order to host festivals in their cities. One Spark Berlin will customize its version to adapt to the Berlin market, anticipating approximately 200 creator projects to participate. More details will be announced about One Spark’s global plans at One Spark Jacksonville’s Closing Ceremony, 5 p.m., April 13, 2014.

    “One Spark is a global platform for doers that has the potential to empower ideas anywhere, and One Spark Berlin adds a critical outside market validation component to everything we’ve built in Jacksonville,” said Elton Rivas, co-founder of One Spark. “If you want to launch ideas, generate traction in real-time through crowdfunding and get connected to the funding needed to grow your idea, One Spark is the place to do it no...   [Read More]

    Great White Shark Lydia becomes first known Great White to cross Atlantic

    A tagged great white shark named Lydia on Sunday became the first known white shark to swim across the Atlantic Ocean.

    The 2,000-pound female shark, which was tagged by Ocearch scientists last March off Jacksonville, Florida, crossed the mid-Atlantic ridge on Sunday morning, officially entering the eastern Atlantic.

    Lydia, one of several white sharks fitted with SPOT tags in an attempt by Ocearch researchers to learn more about their movements, had traveled nearly 19,000 miles in various directions since she was tagged. 


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    The world famous Budweiser Clydesdales are coming to the Jacksonville Budweiser Brewery!

    The Budweiser Clydesdales will be on display in the Budweiser Brewery Tour Center parking lot (weather permitting) on the following dates and times: Thursday, March 6th from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Friday, March 7th from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Saturday, March 8th from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 9th from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

    The event is free to the public.

    Prep and hitching operations can be viewed each day one hour prior to the event. The tour center and gift shop will be open from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, then 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

    Event Dates: Thursday, March 6 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Friday, March 7 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Saturday, March 8 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm Sunday, March 9 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

    For more information about this event, visit

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    Pop-up Art Show March 9th

    Jacksonville Fl - Local Motives - A Pop-up Art Show opens Sunday, March 9th 2014 5pm-9pm for one night only.The event will be held at Brewers Pizza located at 14b Blanding Blvd, Orange Park Fl 32073.  Local Artists Coming Together is proud to invite viewers to Brewer's Pizza for "Local Motives - A Pop-up Art Show" a collection of works centered on a more local way of life.

    The artwork at the show will be exclusively created by local area artists, held at a local brewery, benefiting a local nonprofit. One night only these works of art will be displayed and sold. Some of the artists will be on hand to discuss their works with collectors and admirers. All items will be available for purchase so we do ask that you come prepared to purchase art. Also, we ask that you please tell a fellow art enthusiast about this event.

    15% of all artwork sold will be donated to The St. Johns Riverkeeper, whose mission is to work on behalf of the community for clean and healthy waters in the St. Johns River, its tributaries and its wetlands, through citizen-based advocacy. Door prizes will be awarded randomly throughout the evening.

    Cesar Cardona will be performing a live acoustic set. Brewer’s will be offering a ful...   [Read More]

    Slide Into Spring Craft Beer Festival In Fernandina Beach

    On March 29th, 8 Flags Playscapes will hold a fundraising event that will be one that nobody should miss!!! The Slide into Spring Craft Brew and Music Festival will bring a wonderful blend of amazing music, great beer, kids zones, interactive games, arts and crafts, fashion and much, much more. World class musicians will take the stage all day long with none other than Keller Williams headlining the event. There will be 2.5oz beer tasting from several of Northeast Florida's craft breweries from 12pm - 5pm and beer sales during the entire event.

    Music Lineup

    12:30pm - 1:30pm - Herd of Watts

    2:00pm - 3:15pm - Vagabond Swing

    3:30pm - 5:00pm - The Fritz

    5:15pm - 6:30pm - Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band

    7:00pm - 9:00pm - Keller Williams 


    General Admission - $20/advance and $25/day of event. Ticket includes admission into event and souvenir tasting cup (if over 21)

    IP Tickets - $50 – Ticket includes preferred parking, admission into the event, souvenir tasting cup (if over 21), private tasting times in beer garden (12:00pm – 12:30pm and 3:30pm – 4:00pm), access to VIP Tent with special discounts on food and drinks, meet and ...   [Read More]

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