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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]
WORLD FAMOUS BUDWEISER CLYDESDALES AT ANHEUSER-BUSCH BREWERY
The Budweiser Clydesdales made their first-ever appearance on April 7, 1933. A gift from August A. Busch, Jr. and Adolphus Busch to their father in celebration of the repeal of Prohibition, the presentation of the original two six-horse hitches of champion Clydesdales moved father, sons and drivers to tears. The phrase “crying in your beer” was officially coined shortly thereafter.
More than 300 years ago, this imposing breed was first developed for farm work in the region of Clydesdale, Scotland. They are most easily recognized for their substantial feather — the long hairs of the lower leg that cover the hooves. Despite a dressy appearance, they are capable of pulling a 1-ton load at 5 MPH.
No strangers to television broadcasts and parades, the Budweiser Clydesdales have figured prominently in two Presidential inaugurations. They appeared in Missouri native Harry Truman’s inaugural parade in 1949, and then again for Bill Clinton’s in 1993.
In 1950, the Budweiser Clydesdales received their very own mascot: the Dalmatian. Traditionally used to guide horse-drawn fire carts, this spotted dog serves as friend and companion to the team, sitting aside the driver.
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
Downtown Events This Weekend Impact Traffic
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Several events scheduled to take place Thursday through Sunday in downtown Jacksonville will impact traffic, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said.
Here's what you need to know if you will be attending any of the events or plan to head downtown this weekend:
If you are attending an event in the Sports Complex area, a portion of Gator Bowl Boulevard from A. Philip Randolph Boulevard to Talleyrand Avenue will be closed for the "Welcome to Rockville" venue.
The road closure will start at 3:30 p.m. Thursday and will be in place until Sunday.
Jacksonville Jaguars Draft Party on Thursday at Daily's Place Amphitheater and Flex Field
Parking will be available in lots C, E, M, N, R, Y and W.
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp games Thursday through Sunday at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville
Parking will be available in the garages and Lot P. To access, enter the Sports Complex area from west of A. Philip Randolph Boulevard.
Jacksonville Sharks game Saturday at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
Parking will be available in the garages, Jack... [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]
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The Soulshine Tour featuring Michael Franti & Spearhead, SOJA, Brett Dennen, and Trevor Hall Coming to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre
St. Augustine, FL (April 3, 2014) – This Summer Michael Franti & Spearhead, will launch the first--‐ever music & yoga tour, Soulshine, that will bridge daytime and nighttime experiences including music, yoga, sustainable lifestyle and dj’s guaranteeing a full--‐blown dance party! SOJA, Brett Dennen and Trevor Hall will be joining the North American Tour along with Special Guest Yoga Teachers, such as Canada’s Ryan Leier. The tour will stop at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Wednesday, July 30. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 18 at 10AM.
With a collective reach of over 90 million impressions, the four bands: Michael Franti & Spearhead, SOJA, Brett Dennen and Trevor Hall, come together for a tour that embraces their passions and love of music, dance, yoga and sustainability. Soulshine will be affordably priced, offering activities to keep people of all ages entertained throughout the day and night.
Each afternoon on the Soulshine tour will begin with a mass yoga and acoustic music jam with Michael Franti & Friends, led by some of today's most inspiring teachers from across North America, including Ryan Leier. The yoga session&nb... [Read More]
Tegan and Sara Coming To The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL--(Tuesday, February 25, 2014) — Indie rock duo Tegan and Sara will perform at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Friday, May 16 at 8:00PM.
Tegan and Sara are pleased to announce their Let's Make Things Physical Tour, a 19-date run that will include Lucius, and The Courtneys. The all female-fronted tour will run in May and June, corresponding with a new single campaign for "I Was A Fool", the followup to their wildly successful first single "Closer", from the acclaimed 2013 album Heartthrob.
Tegan and Sara’s 13-year career has seen them build an avid global following of fans and fellow musicians alike. Their unique ability to bridge the pop and indie worlds has allowed their music to cross all traditional boundaries of genre, from being covered by The White Stripes to collaborating with superstar DJs such as Tiesto and David Guetta. Having sold nearly 1 million career albums and toured with acts from The Killers to Neil Young, Tegan and Sara have now released their 7th studio album – Heartthrob – as internationally-celebrated songwriters, performers, and artists. The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 chart, securing the band’s highest US chart position to dat... [Read More]
SWITCHFOOT TO PERFROM AT THE ST. AUGUSTINE AMPHITHEATRE SATURDAY, MAY 31, 2014
St. Augustine, FL (March 31, 2014) – Switchfoot with special guest Thousand Foot Krutch is set to perform at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Saturday, May 31 at 6:30PM. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, April 4 at 10AM.
After gaining a foothold in the contemporary Christian music scene, Switchfoot went mainstream with 2003's The Beautiful Letdown, a double-platinum album that straddled the line between sacred and secular rock music. This album included the hits “Meant to Live” and Dare You to Move.” Switchfoot returned in September 2005 with their fifth album, Nothing Is Sound, which debuted at number three on the Billboard 200. Nothing Is Sound went gold, sparked another radio hit in "Stars," and was the first Switchfoot recording to include the work of additional guitarist Andrew Shirley (formerly a member of the contemporary Christian group All Together Separate). Wasting little time, the band returned to the studio with veteran U.K. producer Tim Palmer to begin work on its sixth album, one that found the guys broadening their musical scope. The resulting Oh! Gravity appeared at the tail end of 2006.
Hello Hurricane, which won the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Rock Gospel Album. Several months af... [Read More]
Rebelution is coming back to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Friday, June 27.
St. Augustine, FL (March 27, 2014) – Rebelution returns to perform at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Friday, June 27 along with Iration, The Green, Stick Figure & DJ Mackle. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Thursday, April 3 at 3PM.
Originally formed in Santa Barbara, CA in 2004, Rebelution’s strong DIY mentality, relentless touring and deep connection to their fan base via social media, has led them to being one of the best-selling reggae artists on the planet. Since the 2007 release of Courage to Grow, the band’s first full-length album, Rebelution’s music has been praised for its crafty melodies, socially-conscious lyrics and savvy musicianship. Courage to Grow was selected as the iTunes Editors Choice for Best Reggae Album, went to #4 on Billboard’s Reggae charts, and the track “Safe and Sound” was in rotation at powerhouse radio stations such as San Francisco’s Live 105, San Diego’s 91X and KROQ in Los Angeles. Bright Side of Life, the band’s second album (2009), took the #1 spot on iTunes in the Reggae music genre, charted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Reggae Albums, and #54 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums charts.
With the band’s 2012 album havi... [Read More]
Gavin DeGraw and Matt Nathanson are Coming to the St. Augustine Ampitheatre
St. Augustine, FL (March 24, 2014) – Multi-platinum, Grammy nominated recording artist Gavin DeGraw and acclaimed singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson have announced their co-headlining 2014 North American summer tour. They will perform at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Thursday, July 31. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, March 28 at 10AM.
Fans can expect to hear DeGraw perform songs from his acclaimed fourth studio album, MAKE A MOVE, including the hit single “Best I Ever Had” and his latest smash “Make A Move.” The album has garnered rave reviews since its October 15th release with People Magazine describing the album’s first single “Best I Ever Had” as “the kind of switch-up that brings fresh energy…” while Entertainment Weekly raved about DeGraw’s “intricate piano hooks and seductive, gravelly voice.” DeGraw is also scheduled to open a number of dates this summer for legendary performer Billy Joel. Gavin DeGraw is not a stranger to the top of the charts. He first broke through with the 2003 release of his debut album, Chariot, which sold over a million copies, earned platinum certification, and yielded three hit singles: &ldq... [Read More]
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THE PLAYERS Championship announces record $7.1 million generated for local charities from 2013 tournament
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (November 14, 2013) – At a celebration tonight honoring the volunteer leadership of THE PLAYERS Championship, PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem announced that $7.1 million was generated for local charities from the 2013 tournament, eclipsing last year’s record-breaking total of $6.5 million. The money generated by THE PLAYERS each year benefits more than 300 charities throughout Northeast Florida, totaling nearly $60 million in charitable giving since the event moved to Ponte Vedra Beach in 1977. The substantial increases over the past few years is attributed to a growing, dedicated fan base, support from PwC – the event’s Proud Partner, the tireless and selfless efforts of the tournament’s volunteer force and the entire Northeast Florida community.The announcement was made during THE PLAYERS Volunteer Leadership Appreciation Party hosted by Commissioner Finchem on the Presentation Lawn of the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse. The event is part of a series of activities during THE PLAYERS 2013 Giving Back Month designed to highlight the work of the many charitable organizations in Northeast Florida that benefit from the tournament. Guests at tonight’s Volunteer Leadership Appreciation Party cheered a... [Read More]
Jacksonville Celtic Festival This Saturday
Jacksonville Beach, Fla - This Saturday, join us for upbeat music, lively dancing, rugged Highland games, and cuisine of the colorful Celtic culture. Vendors include a variety of traditional Celtic food, beer and memorabilia. Entertainment includes internationally known musical groups, local fife and drum corps, Irish and Scottish dancers and Kid's Zone.
The festival gates open on November 16th at 11 a.m. with the opening ceremony at 12 noon. Performer Lineup(Main Pavilion Stage): 12 p.m. Spade McQuade 1:15 p.m. Fear Buile 2:30 p.m. The Gothard Sisters 3:45 p.m. Colm Kirwan 5:00 p.m. The Willis Clan 6:15 p.m. Searson 7:30 p.m. Rathkeltair 8:45 p.m. Enter the Haggis The Pipers, Scottish and Irish Dancers will perform 15 minute sets between bands on the Pavilion Stage. The Highland Games and Rugby exhibition will take place on the beach between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
The Scottish Highland Games are Sponsored by the Northeast Florida Highland Games! Sign up and Registration will be on the beach (1p-4p). Caber Tossing, Stone Throwing, Weight for Distance, Hammer Throw and Tug of War. You can also pre-register on our web site:&nbs... [Read More]
Photo Card Gets Make Over
Jacksonville Fl - Just about a month ago, 904 Happy Hour launched a updated and rebranded website. Along with the new website, the creative team released a contest for local artist and graphic designers to have a chance to add their very own touches to the 904 photo card. There were many submissions and the decision was tough but the design chosen was by local graphic designer Meredith Hughes.
"We chose her design because it but was sleek, simple and straight to the point. We were very happy with how the card came out and applaud Meredith graciously for her time she took to create the design." The 904 photo card is distributed every time a photo is taken. Each month, our photographers distribute between 25,000 and 35,000 cards. Besides Meredith's design being chosen and used as the new photo card, she also won a prize pack valued at over $500.
Meredith Hughes is an award winning creative professional and freelance graphic designer that specializes in branding and social media. She is available for graphic design and social media consulting, and enjoys working with small and boutique businesses. She can be reached at www.meredithfordham.com or followed on Twitter @mercreative.... [Read More]
November Artwalk Info & Map
Jacksonville Fl - This month, First Wednesday Art Walk celebrates a decade of art and culture! Join Downtown Vision, Inc. and the participating artists and venues as we all celebrate 10 years of Downtown’s signature event. HIGHLIGHTS: Headquarters @ Hemming Plaza: Celebrate with a cheers to 10 years toast at 6:15 p.m. on Laura Street, including an Art Walk retrospective, announcements, performances and more. Enjoy public art installations by Episcopal High School's National Art Honor Society and The Temporary Solution with live music by Mikey's Imaginary Friends and the Episcopal High School Jazz Band. Grease Rags Clothing Co.: New location – Shop for unique clothing, shoes and accessories. JAX Chamber - Features artwork by Chip Southworth and Keith Doles. Mr. Mince Productions, Inc.: New location – Enjoy artwork by Overstreet Ducasse, Brian Bernard and Noel Scotsfield. Southlight Gallery: Celebrate four years of Downtown’s largest fine art gallery in its new location. Main Library: Features artwork by Episcopal High School students presented by Bergmann Associates. Chamblin’s Uptown & Café: Enjoy “Knowvember” featuring spoken word show fr... [Read More]
No Shave November Events
Jacksonville Fl - Fall not only brings us amazing holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving but, it gives us the funny holiday known as No Shave November. I'm not sure when this began but I have seen people participate in this for so many years now. It is crazy the different, out there things people are willing to do when it comes time to grow out/design their beards and mustaches! Heres a list of events we have compiled that will be a blast!!
Art Walk Downtown Mustache Meetup
Description: Movember Jax will be at Artwalk Downtown with the Jacksonville Jaycees. We will be in the lobby of the Carling selling a fresh new batch of Intuition Ale Works Movembrew! Swing by and register for Movember, enjoy some fantastic beer, and visit with your Movember Jax team and the Jacksonville Jaycees!
Start: November 6, 2013 5:00 pm
End: November 6, 2013 9:00 pm
Venue: The Carling
Address: 31 West Adams St.
Movember Beaches Moonlight Benefit
Description: Sport your stash or make one here! Come help Movember, Bella Vida Yoga & Rockaway Garden Center raise money for this great cause! Yoga for Love 6-7pm - Benefit 7-10pm[Read More]
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