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    The Biggest Country Music Party North Florida Has Ever Seen




    October is a busy month for festivals, and one that you won’t want to miss is Party of The Pines, a country festival taking place on October 20-21. It is the first country music festival taking place at Bienville Plantation located at White Springs, FL. (known for its premier hunting and fishing resorts). You will enjoy a two day festival full of non stop country music, including two stages, camping and RV accommodations and a variety of food and beverage options. 

    This country festival highlights a great line up of artists such as Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Jake Owen, Brothers Osbourne, Maren Morris, Easton Corbin, Ryan Hurd and more.

    VIP Patrons receive special parking, entry privileges and reserved seating. Their unique VIP area offers a never before experienced ambiance, decor and awesome activities. VIP Guests enjoy exclusive amenities from gourmet meals to prime concert viewing. The Jacksonville Landing hosts and presents an amazing bar selection! VIP Tickets include 3 complimentary beverages each day. Your bar is staffed with experienced bartenders who will gladly make any drink you would like to purchase. 

    If you are unable to get a hotel by the festival, you can enjoy it by ca...   [Read More]




    Jaguars’ Home Opener Confirmed For Sunday at EverBank Field




    The NFL and Jaguars confirmed yesterday that the team’s home opener vs. the Tennessee Titans will be played Sunday at 1 p.m. at EverBank Field, as scheduled.

    The Jaguars followed that announcement with word that the team and owner Shad Khan will make a $1 million donation to Florida’s First Coast Relief Fund, with Khan personally appealing to the Jacksonville community ahead of Sunday’s game to join the recovery effort assisting those affected locally by Hurricane Irma.

    “Jacksonville gets labeled as ‘small market,’ but it has a heart bigger than any community I’ve been associated with in my life,” Khan said.  “Jacksonville will recover and come back stronger than ever, but who couldn’t use a little help from our friends?

    “I’m hoping that our sponsors, partners and fans will think of Florida’s First Coast Relief Fund this week and give what they can.  Then, we gather Sunday at EverBank Field to show the world we’re back in a big way, as a team and as a community.  This is Jax As One.”

    To help deliver a home-field advantage on Sunday and provide both relief and reward to those affected, Khan and the Jaguars will donate 5,000 ...   [Read More]




    Hurricane Irma Causing College Football Schedule Changes




     

     

    As Hurricane Irma is tracking its way through the Atlantic Ocean with a projected weekend landfall in Florida, many schools are adjusting their Week 2 college schedules to allow fans and students to prepare for the storm. Some of the changed times and dates are listed below

    The Hurricanes' road game at Arkansas State has been canceled with no plans to make up the contest as the teams do not share an off week later in the season. The University of Miami has canceled classes for the rest of the week and Mark Richt has released his players to seek safety from the storm. 

    The home opener for Florida International against Alcorn State has been postponed indefinitely. School officials are looking into alternate options, but announced the game will not be held on Saturday as scheduled. 

    The Florida State Seminoles have moved the kickoff time for the Seminoles' home opener against Louisiana- Monroe from 7 p.m. ET to 12:15 p.m. ET on Saturday. 

    The Central Florida Knights will still play Memphis this weekend, but the game has been moved from Saturday to Friday night at 6:30 p.m. ET.  

    The Florida Gators have moved up their schedu...   [Read More]




    The Downtown Bellwether Restaurant Will Soon Be Serving Dinner




    Bellwether Restaurant opened on April 13 and is located at 100 N. Laura Street in downtown with a an outside patio area and has been serving lunch followed by happy hour. Now, the restaurant is preparing to serve dinner until 9:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, with special hours for downtown evening events.

    Once dinner is implemented, the majority of the lunch menu will still be available with some sandwich items being replaced with entrees and shareable appetizers. Some of the items will include a kimchi plate, duck breast, salmon and vegan entrees along with pie and cake desserts. The prices will range from $17 to $25.

    Their staff has been tweaking recipes and business flow over the past few months and a lot of emphasis has been placed on to go orders.  They have set up the hostess stand with a tablet and card reader to take the to go orders.

    They are also saying that in the next few weeks, they will start doing lunch delivery and a weekend brunch.

     

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    Florida State Faces Alabama In The Chick Fil A Kickoff Game Saturday Night




    On Saturday night, No. 1 Alabama will take the field against No. 3 Florida State for the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

    It will be the first game at the new state-of-the-art stadium and the field is nearly ready for the highly anticipated contest. The end zones are painted and the finishing touches are being put on ahead of tomorrow’s kickoff

    Jalen Hurts returns at quarterback and both Damien Harris and Bo Scarbrough return in the backfield of what should once again be an elite offense to compliment the best defense in the nation. The Crimson Tide ranked seventh in the nation in total yards with 6,829 and averaged 38.8 points per game as well, good for 16th best in the country.

    Florida State had a breakout star in redshirt freshman quarterback Deondre Francois last season. Francois showed poise beyond his age with 3,350 passing yards and 20 touchdown passes in 2016 despite playing in a run-heavy offense. The young quarterback should see an uptick in pass attempts this season, but the Seminoles still figure to be an elite rushing team with a strong backfield and offensive line.

    The AP Top 25 Poll and the Coaches Poll both have Alabama ranked at No. 1 and Florida State rank...   [Read More]



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    St Augustine Ampitheatre Upcoming Shows




    Community First Credit Union's  A December to Remember  Thursday, November 28, 2013 -  Sunday, December 22, 2013   Tickets: Most events are free, **denotes ticketed events  Gates Event Times Listed Below |    Drive In Movie:  National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation -- FREE! Community First Credit Union's  A December to Remember  Friday, November 29, 2013   Tickets: FREE  Gates 5:30PM | Starts 7:00PM Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's , Wild & Swingin Holiday Party -- FREE! Community First Credit Union's  A December to Remember Sunday, December 01, 2013   Tickets: FREE!  Gates 2:00PM | Starts 6:00PM   Murray Middle School Center of the Arts Dancing In A Winter Wonderland --- FREE! Community First Credit Union's  A December to Remember Thursday, December 05, 2013   Tickets: This is a free event -- will be accepting donations to help cover student production costs.  Gates 5:30PM | Starts 7:00PM Alabama Shakes  with Clear Plastic Masks  Community First Credit Union's A December to Remember  On Sale Now! Saturday, December 07, 2013   Tickets:  $39.50 **Gene...   [Read More]




    Jacksonville Fair Entertainment Recap




    The Jacksonville Agricultural Fair began on Wednesday and started off with Craig Morgan performing on Thursday, and on Friday the Fall Free Gator Country concert series. Craig Morgan has performed recently at the Jacksonville Landing in July and has always put on a great show. A source says that Craig Morgan performed amazing on Thursday Night and brought in a big crowd for the fair’s concert series kick off. He is known for his favorite songs, “International Harvester”, “I Got You”, and his newest song “Waking Up Lovin You”.

    The next night the concert series continued on with the newest duo in country music “American Young”. This country duo is led by Jon Stone and Kristy Osmunson. They’re recent single “Love Is War” is played quite often on 99.9 Gator Country. I actually like this song for its soft sound and meaningful lyrics. The girl in the band Kristy Osmunson started out in a duo called Bomshel that began in 2006. Their songs that were hits were “Fight Like a Girl”, “19 and Crazy”, and “Power of One”. After her first band she had joined forces with Jon Stone and helped his form American Young. I think this new duo has a lot of potent...   [Read More]




    Thanksgiving Block Party at Pete's is ON!!!




    Neptune Beach Fla - What started as one lonesome bartender has evolved into a beaches tradition that many depend on as part of their holiday routine. Thirty years ago, one bartender was working on Thanksgiving Day and called his friends to keep him company. The friends showed up, along with the bartenders’ relatives and the rest is history.

    Year after year, speculation always surrounds Thanksgiving Day at Pete’s Bar – is it happening? Is security cracking down? Can you bring drinks into the area? The reason for speculation is a result of how big the celebration has become. According to Nancy Jensen, owner and granddaughter of original owner, Peter B. Jensen, Thanksgiving Day at Pete’s started getting big 5 years ago. “We advertised the first couple of years, but now its word of mouth. We’re also open Christmas Day since a lot of people want to congregate at the bar if their family is out of town and the help is always voluntary.”

    If you’re planning to attend this year’s Thanksgiving Day at Pete’s, leave your Bloody Mary at home and follow these simple steps: •    Pay attention to entry points – the area will be barricaded off and there will be secu...   [Read More]




    Jacksonville Fair Events and Happenings




    The 2013 Greater Jacksonville Fair will be held Wednesday, November 6th through Sunday, November 17th.  Fair information may change or be up-dated as needed. The Youth Horse Show will be held on Saturday, October 19th, at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center.  Click here for Horse Show information.   For updates on events taking place at the Fairgrounds before or after the Fair, check Expot Center Coming Events page.   

              The Following Exhibits, Contests & Sales are Located in Exhibit Hall "A"

    Agricultural Exhibits Art & Craft Exhibits Bartram Trails Design Academy  and Project Runway - Paper Dresses Commercial Exhibitors Culinary Contests Country Store  - Sales of Jellies-Syrups-Grits Duval County Elementary School Quilt Exhibit Florida Crops Exhibits Including "The Learning House," The Jacksonville Bee Keepers and Extension Advice Honey - The Purest, The Finest, The Tastiest Exhibit! Jax Raceway's "History of Dirt Track Racing in Jacksonville" LEGO Train Exhibit Wood Turner Contest & Exhibit

               The Follow...   [Read More]




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    Gentlemen—what style will you be going for this Movember?

    Click here to view Movember events going on in Jacksonvile

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