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    Jacksonville Jazz Festival Begins May 23-26




    Each Memorial Day weekend, local enthusiasts and aficionados from around the world unite at the Jacksonville Jazz Festival to celebrate the music, art, and culture of America’s music!

    What began three decades ago as the humble Mayport and All That Jazz Festival is now one of the largest free jazz festivals in the country boasting an all­ star lineup of jazz legends such as Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Branford Marsalis, Buddy Guy, Harry Connick, Jr., Mavis Staples and many more. Check out the festival history for more on the legacy of the event.

    Although the event has changed locations several times during its storied history, one important landmark has remained on the scene, keeping a watchful eye over the evolving festival throughout the years - the St. John’s River. This year, we're taking it back to the core, returning to downtown for an epic street party full of great food, good fun and plenty of FREE live entertainment. The festival boasts two outdoor stages with state­ of ­the­ art light and sound spread across a walkable, open container footprint covering 10 city blocks!

    Expect exciting new additions to this year’s festival p...   [Read More]




    Moonlight Movies Returns To The Beaches




    Summer is officially around the corner!! With schools getting out, summer camps ready to begin, and residents heading to the beach all the activities are ready to be set in motion. This summer Jacksonville Beach will show movies on the beach. Every summer Moonlight Movies series has become a summer tradition where families can enjoy old and new classics of cinema history.

    May 24 Aqua-man

    June 28 Bumblebee

    September 13 Incredibles 2

    September 27 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    This event is free to the public, outdoor movie series on the First Coast. Arrive early for the best seats. Show on a huge screen on stage at the Seawalk Pavilion, the movie will begin at 9pm. This action packed movie will be enjoyed by everyone. Bring your blanket and chairs. A variety of vendors will be on site.

    Restrictions include alcohol, skateboards, bikes and glass.

    ...   [Read More]




    33rd Annual Dancing In The Streets




    This Saturday, be sure to come down to Neptune Beach to celebrate the 33rd Annual Dancin’ In the Street. All events are scheduled from 11am-9:30pm.

    After 33 years of partying in the streets, the iconic Beaches Town Center day festival is all grown up. Complete with a stellar lineup of Duval’s best food trucks, Dancin’ in the Street will also be serving up some of Jacksonville’s best craft beer. Rounding out the festival is a stacked set of local entertainment from a variety of bands.

    The festival’s official sponsor, the Beaches Town Center Agency, has invited artists from all over the city to participate in the Art Show, which will include painting, jewelry, hand crafted glass, pottery, wood carvings and more. The Kids Zone area, sponsored by Amazing Amusements, offers a wristband for unlimited play on the enormous Spider Mountain, the Ferris Wheel, golf course and a large bouncer combo with slide.

     

    The following bands will provide entertainment for this year’s DITS: 

    Ocean Stage

    12:00 MillaJohn's Blue Soul 1:00 Project X 2:00 Firewater Tent Revival 3:00  Lucky Stiff 4:...   [Read More]




    X106.5 BBQ With Jimmy Eat World & Taking Back Sunday




    This Sunday, X106.5 Jacksonville's Alternative will host its BBQ featuring Jimmy Eat World and Taking Back Sunday, with Blue October and Flora Cash at The Amp on Sunday, May 19! Fans of Jimmy Eat World should attend, since this date will be their ONLY FLORIDA SHOW! 

    Tickets are on sale NOW!

     

    TICKETS:

    $56.50 – Standing Pit, Level 100 and Level 200 

    $46.50 – Level 300 and Obstructed

    $36.50 –General Admission Sections 301 and 304

    Doors 5:00pm / Show 5:20pm

    Jimmy Eat World has released nine studio albums and have played sold out shows and festivals all over the world.  The band will be hitting the road this summer for a co-headline tour with Third Eye Blind and special guest Ra Ra Riot.  The 35-city Summer Gods Tour, will kick off June 14 at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, with dates in Chicago, Atlanta, Houston and more, before wrapping August 3 in Irvine, CA at FivePoint Amphitheatre.  Just last year, the band released two additional tracks “Love Never” and “half heart.”  Jimmy Eat World consists of Jim Adkins, Zach Lind, Tom Linton and Rob Burch. For more information, visit http://jimmyeatw...   [Read More]




    Red White & Brew Freedom Run 5K Returns




    Get Ready, Florida’s LARGEST Freedom & Beer Run complete with bacon & beer stations on the race course is returning to Jacksonville on June 29th! 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 2019 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-11pm. 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.

    Food Truck Rally & Night Market: From 6-11pm, indulge in 15 of Jacksonville’s most popular food trucks along with ice cold beer, local artists and makers, games, activities, and more! Food truck lineup will be released soon.

    ...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Sports

    Red White & Brew Freedom Run 5K Returns




    Get Ready, Florida’s LARGEST Freedom & Beer Run complete with bacon & beer stations on the race course is returning to Jacksonville on June 29th! 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 2019 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-11pm. 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.

    Food Truck Rally & Night Market: From 6-11pm, indulge in 15 of Jacksonville’s most popular food trucks along with ice cold beer, local artists and makers, games, activities, and more! Food truck lineup will be released soon.

    ...   [Read More]




    Jumbo Shrimp Homestand Highlights May 11-20




    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The 2019 Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp season presented by Community First Credit Union continues at 6:35 p.m. on Saturday, May 11 from the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. The Jumbo Shrimp will host the Biloxi Shuckers, Double-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, for a five-game series from May 11 through Wednesday, May 15, and the Montgomery Biscuits, Double-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, for a five-game series from Thursday, May 16 through Monday, May 20. The homestand features a promotional lineup that includes the following highlights:

     

    Saturday, May 11, 6:35 p.m. (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.)

    Vice Night presented by 121 Financial and Darley’s Plumbing: The Jumbo Shrimp will be wearing special Vice Night jerseys that will be auctioned off during the game, as well as online at jaxshrimp.com from May 11-17. Crockett and Tub(b)s will be available during the game for pictures on the concourse. In addition, Cuban sandwiches and other tastes of Miami will be on sale at the ballpark. The first 2,000 fans through the gates will receive a special Vice Night bucket hat giveaway presented by 121 Financial and Darley’s Plumbing.

    Saturday Night Fireworks presented by 121 Financial and Da...   [Read More]




    Jumbo Shrimp Homestand Highlights April 25-29




    JACKSONVILLE, Fl. – The 2019 Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp season presented by Community First Credit Union continues at 7:05 p.m. on Thursday, April 25 from the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. The Jumbo Shrimp will host the Tennessee Smokies, Double-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, for a five-game series from April 25 through Monday, April 29 with a promotional lineup that includes the following highlights:

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    Thursday, April 25, 7:05 p.m. (Gate open at 6 p.m.)

    Thirsty Thursday presented by Budweiser: Fans can purchase $1 12 oz. and $2 24 oz. Budweiser draft products at the canopy near the Jacksonville Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Arlington Trail Rated Territory, Oasis concession stand behind Section 115 and right field bleachers, respectively. DJ Swagg and DJ MoneyGud from Power 106.1 will also provide music at the Budweiser Tiki Terrace.

    Seagram's 7 At The Tiki: Fans who are at least 21 years of age can visit the Seagram's 7 camper at the Tiki Terrace for a tasting sample of America's spirit and an interactive game of chance.

    Police Night: The Jumbo Shrimp are proud to honor all local police and sheriff officers for Police Night at the Baseball Grounds. Special police vehicles and trucks will b...   [Read More]




    Jacksonville Icemen Host Game 3 Playoff This Thursday




    After a long season of hockey, for the first time, the Jacksonville Icemen make their way to the playoffs. Many fans have cheered on this team and watched them reach success in just 2 seasons. Last year, the rookie team was just starting, but they have grown into a mature team of hockey players from Jacksonville. 

    In the first two playoff games, the Icemen fell short 0-2 games against the Florida Everblades in the Semifinals for the Kelly Cup. The Series now shifts to the Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena for Game 3 on Thursday, April 18 and Game 4 on Friday, April 19.  If necessary, the Icemen would also play host to Game 5 on Saturday, April 20. 

    All hockey fans should come out this Thursday, April 18th to cheer on the Icemen as they take on the Florida Everblades at 7pm. 

    Use promo code: PLAYOFFS2019 to purchase your tickets.

    Click here for more info.

    ...   [Read More]




    Jumbo Shrimp Homestand Highlights April 15-19




    JACKSONVILLE, Fl. – The 2019 Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp season presented by Community First Credit Union continues at 7:05 p.m. on Monday, April 15 from the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. The Jumbo Shrimp will host the Birmingham Barons, Double-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox, for a five-game series from April 15 through Friday, April 19 with a promotional lineup including the following highlights:

    Monday, April 15, 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 6 p.m.)

    VyStar Credit Union Charity Begins at Home with the MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation: The Jumbo Shrimp partner with local nonprofits at each Jumbo Shrimp Monday home game through the season. The MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation (www.malwashington.com) will raise funds through ticket sales and the Launch-A-Ball promotion. VyStar Credit Union members can get a buy-one, get-one free ticket special by showing their VyStar credit or debit card at the box office.

    Half-price 16 oz. Yuengling cans: Fans can enjoy 16 oz. cans of Yuengling for just $3.

    Tax ReFUN Day: The Jumbo Shrimp are turning Tax Day into Tax ReFUN Day by inviting fans to save their ticket to Monday’s game and turn it in for a free ticket of equal or lesser value to any Monday home game ...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Food

    May Downtown Wine Down




    Join us at Jacksonville’s rooftop bar for the Downtown Wine Down, a monthly happy hour and cocktail mixer held at Cowford Chophouse. 

    Live entertainment will include a performance by the Chris Thomas Band. Additionally, guest can enjoy food and drink specials, a giveaway for a $100 Cowford Chophouse Gift Card, and a complimentary cocktail.

    Entertainment Lineup:

    Chris Thomas Band: 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.

    Click here for more info.

    ...   [Read More]




    Juice Bars, Resturaunts & Markets For Best Acai Bowls




    Have you ever had an Acai Bowl before, or wonder what is an acai bowl? An acai bowl is basically a really thick smoothie that’s been topped with oatmeal, fruit or peanut butter and then you wolf it down with a spoon. They are pretty healthy too. Acai berries have many potential health benefits. They’re loaded with powerful plant compounds that act as antioxidants and could have benefits for your brain, heart and overall health. They also deliver healthy fats and fiber, making them a generally healthy food. So where are these Acai bowls found at and where are the best places to enjoy them? Here is a list of the best spots for Acai Bowls.

    JuiceBox: Located in the heart of Jacksonville in Southside and King Street Riverside, Juicebox helps customers achieve healthier lifestyle goals but also finding a way to balance it. They serve smoothies, juices and acai bowls for customers to consume healthy foods for a better future. JuiceBox brings guests some of the most delicious, nourishing, crave-worthy, healthy smoothies, juices and acai bowls made from all natural organic, when possible, fresh fruits and veggies with no added sugar, filler or artificial flavor. Their acai bowls contain around 12 oz of acai berry blended with a delicious colle...   [Read More]




    April 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. April'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

    ...   [Read More]




    CineBistro: Fine Dining and a Movie




    Everybody loves dinner and a movie. Some people can’t afford a movie due to them getting more expensive. A lot of theaters have been getting upgrades to make sure moviegoers get what they are paying for. However, the current upgrades don’t compare to those off the new luxury cinema looking to break ground in Jacksonville.

    According to the Jacksonville Daily Record, Jeff Fuqua is planning on bringing CineBistro to the Exchange near southeast Butler Blvd and I-295. It’s calling itself a “world class ‘dinner and a movie’ concert”. CMX CineBistro operates 14 locations in nine states, including five in Florida. It is a subsidiary of Cinemex, the Mexican-based movie chain. In addition to all the technology, it offers options from “blockbuster movies, art and independent films, to special screenings of live music and sports.” 

    This theater will include a full menu and bar in it’s location, catering to an adult crowd. Menu items in areas like Sarasota, Miami, and Tampa include roll sliders, seared scallops, shrimp mac and cheese, wagyu beef sliders and New York Strip steak. With a bar menu including cocktails, beer and whole bottles of wine available for purchase. Ther...   [Read More]




    Best Desserts In Northeast Florida




    After a great dinner, what do people tend to enjoy after? Coffee and dessert!  Jacksonville has some great restaurants that serve the best desserts in town. Here is a list of places to find the best deserts.

    Biscottis Located in the Shoppes of Avondale, Biscottis serves up awesome deserts to enjoy after a good dinner. All of the cakes that Biscottis make are homemade at their B bakery. Assorted Petite Desserts are $1.75-$3.00 apiece, cupcakes are $3 each or $1.75 for the mini ones. Their assorted cookies are $1 each and include the flavors of Lemon Cooler, Chocolate Chunk and Toffee. Biscottis sells whole cakes that can serve approximately 15-20 slices per cake at $65. Cake platters that are served to guests are pre-sliced and present an assortment of their cakes. Generous cake slices are $10.00 each and can be shared by cutting them in half. Guests can add $8.00 for garnish, platter, plates, napkins, forks and cake server. They also have awesome bread pudding and sheet cakes that customers can enjoy. Whether you are looking to have a great dessert after dinner or need a cake for an event, Biscottis can provide delicious options for you!

    BBs Restaurant Located in San Marco and on Riverplace Blvd. serves a great dinner, but having ...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Entertainment

    Jacksonville Jazz Festival Begins May 23-26




    Each Memorial Day weekend, local enthusiasts and aficionados from around the world unite at the Jacksonville Jazz Festival to celebrate the music, art, and culture of America’s music!

    What began three decades ago as the humble Mayport and All That Jazz Festival is now one of the largest free jazz festivals in the country boasting an all­ star lineup of jazz legends such as Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Branford Marsalis, Buddy Guy, Harry Connick, Jr., Mavis Staples and many more. Check out the festival history for more on the legacy of the event.

    Although the event has changed locations several times during its storied history, one important landmark has remained on the scene, keeping a watchful eye over the evolving festival throughout the years - the St. John’s River. This year, we're taking it back to the core, returning to downtown for an epic street party full of great food, good fun and plenty of FREE live entertainment. The festival boasts two outdoor stages with state­ of ­the­ art light and sound spread across a walkable, open container footprint covering 10 city blocks!

    Expect exciting new additions to this year’s festival p...   [Read More]




    X106.5 BBQ With Jimmy Eat World & Taking Back Sunday




    This Sunday, X106.5 Jacksonville's Alternative will host its BBQ featuring Jimmy Eat World and Taking Back Sunday, with Blue October and Flora Cash at The Amp on Sunday, May 19! Fans of Jimmy Eat World should attend, since this date will be their ONLY FLORIDA SHOW! 

    Tickets are on sale NOW!

     

    TICKETS:

    $56.50 – Standing Pit, Level 100 and Level 200 

    $46.50 – Level 300 and Obstructed

    $36.50 –General Admission Sections 301 and 304

    Doors 5:00pm / Show 5:20pm

    Jimmy Eat World has released nine studio albums and have played sold out shows and festivals all over the world.  The band will be hitting the road this summer for a co-headline tour with Third Eye Blind and special guest Ra Ra Riot.  The 35-city Summer Gods Tour, will kick off June 14 at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, with dates in Chicago, Atlanta, Houston and more, before wrapping August 3 in Irvine, CA at FivePoint Amphitheatre.  Just last year, the band released two additional tracks “Love Never” and “half heart.”  Jimmy Eat World consists of Jim Adkins, Zach Lind, Tom Linton and Rob Burch. For more information, visit http://jimmyeatw...   [Read More]




    Juice WRLD Brings His Death Race For Love Tour to St. Augustine




    Hip-hop artist Juice WRLD brings his "Death Race for Love Tour" with guests Ski Mask The Slump God and NLE Choppa of Lyrical Lemonade to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Thursday, May 9, 2019! 

    One of the most commanding artists to emerge from the SoundCloud underground, Juice WRLD makes introspective hip-hop that’s emotionally raw, but powerfully melodic. In 2018, the 20-year-old Chicago native earned such accolades as being named Apple Music’s Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Spotify’s Biggest Breakout Artist of 2018, partly due to the smash success of his four-times-platinum single “Lucid Dreams”: a genre-warping track that’s spent over 38 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 (peaking at #2), in addition to hitting #1 on YouTube’s U.S. Top Songs Chart, #1 on Spotify’s Global Chart, and #2 on Billboard’s Streaming Songs Chart.

    Amassing more than a billion combined video and audio streams last year, “Lucid Dreams” appears on Juice WRLD’s first full-length project, the platinum-selling Goodbye & Good Riddance, released via Grade A Productions/Interscope Records in May 2018. Along with reaching #4 on the Billboard 200, Goodbye & Good Riddance has drawn wid...   [Read More]




    Jacksonville's Largest Cinco De Mayo Festival Comes To Riverside




    With Cinco De Mayo around the corner, Jacksonville will have one of the largest Cinco De Mayo events benefitting multiple local charities sponsored by 904 Happy Hour! This festival on May 5th begins at noon and ends at 10 pm at the Riverside Arts Market, located under the Fuller Warren Bridge. Admission is free, pet friendly, and all ages are welcome.

    This festival will include 20 local food trucks, live music, games, activities, vendors, a kid zone and much more for families to enjoy. Each food truck will also a have a Spanish inspired entree along with your usual favorites. If you live in the Riverside area or anywhere in Jacksonville, come out and enjoy a fun filled day at this Cinco de Mayo festival under the Fuller Warren Bridge. Here is a list of Food Trucks and live entertainment that the festival will provide:

    Concert Lineup:

    Split Tone 12:00-1:30

    Hello Celia 2:00-3:15

    Baba Caiman 3:45-5:15

    The Band Be Easy 5:45-7:45

    Barrett Jockers 8:00-10:00

    Food trucks:

    Sweeto Burrito Jax

    Josies Latin Fusion 

    Zydeco Cajun Grille

    Alma Food Truck

    Delish Kebabs

    Son of a Butcher

    Blazin Azn[Read More]




    Kelsea Ballerini Comes To The Amp Friday with Brett Young & Brandon Ratcliff




    This Friday, Kelsea Ballerini will bring her headlining “The Miss Me More Tour” to the St. Augustine Ampitheater. Joining on her tour will be country acts Brett Young, and Brandon Ratcliff.

    After completely selling out “The Unapologetically Tour”, including an international stop in Australia, Black River Entertainment’s Kelsea Ballerini is dominating venues with her headlining “The Miss Me More Tour” with Brett Young in 2019. Named after her chart-rising bold anthem, “Miss Me More,” the most-added new single on Country radio upon release, the 14-date tour will kick off on April 11, 2019, at Wicomico Youth and Civic Center in Salisbury, MD, straight through May 2019. “The message of ’Miss Me More’ means so much to me and that’s why I’m so excited to announce this tour,” shares Ballerini. “It’s about being bold and unapologetically standing up for yourself. I can’t wait to sing it with everyone next April!”

    Inviting hit maker Brett Young to join her, the ACM’s New Male Vocalist of the Year has racked up four consecutive #1 Platinum hits from his self-titled breakout album, setting him apart as the first debut Country artist since ...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Community

    Moonlight Movies Returns To The Beaches




    Summer is officially around the corner!! With schools getting out, summer camps ready to begin, and residents heading to the beach all the activities are ready to be set in motion. This summer Jacksonville Beach will show movies on the beach. Every summer Moonlight Movies series has become a summer tradition where families can enjoy old and new classics of cinema history.

    May 24 Aqua-man

    June 28 Bumblebee

    September 13 Incredibles 2

    September 27 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    This event is free to the public, outdoor movie series on the First Coast. Arrive early for the best seats. Show on a huge screen on stage at the Seawalk Pavilion, the movie will begin at 9pm. This action packed movie will be enjoyed by everyone. Bring your blanket and chairs. A variety of vendors will be on site.

    Restrictions include alcohol, skateboards, bikes and glass.

    ...   [Read More]




    33rd Annual Dancing In The Streets




    This Saturday, be sure to come down to Neptune Beach to celebrate the 33rd Annual Dancin’ In the Street. All events are scheduled from 11am-9:30pm.

    After 33 years of partying in the streets, the iconic Beaches Town Center day festival is all grown up. Complete with a stellar lineup of Duval’s best food trucks, Dancin’ in the Street will also be serving up some of Jacksonville’s best craft beer. Rounding out the festival is a stacked set of local entertainment from a variety of bands.

    The festival’s official sponsor, the Beaches Town Center Agency, has invited artists from all over the city to participate in the Art Show, which will include painting, jewelry, hand crafted glass, pottery, wood carvings and more. The Kids Zone area, sponsored by Amazing Amusements, offers a wristband for unlimited play on the enormous Spider Mountain, the Ferris Wheel, golf course and a large bouncer combo with slide.

     

    The following bands will provide entertainment for this year’s DITS: 

    Ocean Stage

    12:00 MillaJohn's Blue Soul 1:00 Project X 2:00 Firewater Tent Revival 3:00  Lucky Stiff 4:...   [Read More]




    Summer Leagues Happening In Jacksonville




    It’s getting warm in Jacksonville, and that means many summer sports leagues are ready to be set in motion. Jax Fray has a list of summer sports leagues for everyone’s interest. Registration for the following leagues are now open:

    Flag Football Volleyball Skeeball Kickball Cornhole Softball

    Jax Fray also enables coworkers to build teamwork and relationships that are critical to achievement in the office. Corporate coed sports teams can choose to host an entire league unique to the company or industry or simply champion a team or two or three in an existing league. They also offer solutions that allows their employees to choose any league they prefer and register individually with all or some of their registration fee subsidized. 

    Employee teams can spend time together being active and team building through sports with their co-workers. It’s a win-win for wellness, team building and morale.

     

    Gather up your co-workers, friends or family…or simply yourself and sign up before it’s too late!! 

    ...   [Read More]




    Kentucky Derby Events This Weekend




    With the Kentucky Derby happening this Saturday, be sure to check out these events in Jacksonville.  So, relax with a Mint Julep as you watch the horses vying to win the Triple Crown!

    Kentucky Oaks Pink Party

    Join everyone at Brix on May 3 at 5pm for the Kentucky Oaks Race followed by a 90s Silent Disco.  

    There will be a Silent Disco/block party in the Brix parking lot following the race with giveaways including a pink beach cruiser & more!

     

    No cover charge required. 

     

    Brix Kentucky Derby Watch Party (Kentucky Derby/Stars Wars Collaboration)

    Join fellow Kentucky Derby fans at noon for the Kentucky Derby Watch Party undercard. Following the Derby, a Star Wars Party will be held in celebration of May the fourth be with you. The event will include a Human Horse Race with two inflatable jockey and horse costumes, live coverage of the entire Derby, and Jack Daniels Virtual Reality of the distillery.

    Music will be provided by BPM, J-Rich, Brox, DJ ND, Source, Xander, Kevin Velarde and JStahr. There will be drink specials, prize giveaways and Brix’s parking lot party will be open to the public.

    Be sure to bring your big hat or b...   [Read More]




    First Wedensday Art Walk: Folk Music Festival




    This Wednesday Join Jax Makerspace and Downtown Vision Inc at the first ever Folk Music Festival at Art Walk. Enjoy and experience performances from the musicians of North Florida Folk Network.

    Headquarters In Hemming Park - Join us at the Main Stage in Hemming Park for the first ever Folk It Up Music Festival at Art Walk in partnership with the Jacksonville Public Library! Enjoy live music from Sweet as Folk, Shifty Gears, Old Dawgs New Trixx, Anne Mckennon & Wingo Johnson.

    Browse artwork by ABDUL, Artzy Fartzy Petz, The Bead Bowl, Global Bambini, Let’s Paint Our Town, Moonchild Studio, Tovah 2 Creations, The Turtle Guy and Viktor Lazarev. And don’t miss these vendors and non-profit organizations: Affordable Marijuana License, Animal Care and Protective Services, Daniel Kids, MLG and Pet Wants. Plus, stop by the Friends of Hemming Park tent for refreshments and concessions, swag and to learn more about upcoming events in Jacksonville's most historic public space.

    Kid Zone In Hemming Park - Bring the kids to enjoy magic by Crossroads Magic, activities by My Gym, jump-roping by Jump 4 Jax and games. Plus, check out Meredith Mae Mason from 6-8 p.m. at the Kids Zone.

     

    ART & CULTURE HIG...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Local News

    Groundwork Jacksonville Will Build Emerald Trail Withtin Next 10 Years




    The Jacksonville City Council has approved a plan presented by Groundwork Jacksonville to Build an Emerald Trail within the next 10 years. The trail will tie together over 30 miles of trails, green space, parks and creeks forming a necklace around Jacksonville’s urban core. 

    Over a six-month period, the planning team conducted field work, analyzed data, and worked with our Steering Committee and neighborhood working groups to ensure the proposed trails were safe, appealing and destination-driven.

    The Steering Committee dissected the Trail Master Plan into three implementation tiers: Programmed Segments, Implementation Tier 1, and Implementation Tier 2. The goal for implementation is to have a trail segment within acquisition, design, permitting, and construction at all times until completion. The total project cost is estimated to be approximately $31 million.

    This Saturday will be the opening of the first mile of the Emerald Trail. The walk will start at the Prime Osborne Center and head north through LaVilla and under I95 to Myrtle Ave and the start of the S-Line Rail Trail. The walk will end at Engine 15 Brewing Co. Total Distance is 1.3 miles. Event will end at 1pm, and transportation will...   [Read More]




    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:

    Road closures

    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. 

    Event parking

    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]




    More Than 40 Retailers Will Be Open On Thanksgiving Day




    Big-box stores like Best Buy, Wal-Mart, and Big Lots are opening their doors to the masses on Thanksgiving. More than 40 retailers will be open on Thanksgiving Day and remain open into the early hours of the morning. Other major retailers are opting to remain closed this year, including H&M, IKEA, Home Depot and TJ Maxx.

    Some of the stores opened are listed here:

    Bass Pro Shops – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m Bealls Florida – 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Belk – Thanksgiving 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Black Friday Best Buy – Thanksgiving 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Black Friday Big Lots -7 a.m. to midnight Cabela’s – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dick’s Sporting Goods – Thanksgiving 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Black Friday Dollar General – 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. JCPenney – Thanksgiving 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Black Friday Kohl’s – Thanksgiving 5 p.m. to 1 p.m. CT Black Friday Kmart – Opens 6 a.m.; Doorbusters Thanksgiving 6 p.m. to 2 p.m. Black Friday; Some stores to close at 12 a.m. or 2 a.m. and reopen at 6 a.m. Friday Macy’s – Thanksgiving 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Black Friday or Thanksgiving 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Black Friday before reopening at 6 a.m. Friday. Doorbusters until Friday at 1 p.m. Michaels – 6 p.m...   [Read More]




    Morris Publishing Sells The Florida Times-Union To GateHouse Media




    Morris Communications Co. announced today that it has signed an agreement to sell the assets of Morris Publishing Group, including the Florida Times-Union and the St. Augustine Record to GateHouse Media. These are among 10 daily newspapers and other publications owned by Morris including numerous non-daily publications and associated websites and digital assets that were sold.

    Morris Communications announced the sale today and the transaction is expected to close on Oct. 2. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed. According to the Times-Union, the Morris family will continue to own the Times-Union building.

    GateHouse Media owns more than 130 daily newspapers and more than 500 non-daily publications across the country. Nine of GateHouse's daily newspapers are in Florida, including the Gainesville Sun, Daytona Beach News and Ocala Star-Banner.

    Morris, headquartered in Augusta, Georgia, is also selling the Augusta Chronicle, the Savannah Morning News and the Athens Banner-Herald. William “Billy” Morris III, chairman of Morris Communications, will remain publisher of The Augusta Chronicle and will oversee editorial-page policy for the three Morris newspapers in Georgia.

    Morris said the sale will al...   [Read More]




    2017 Total Solar Eclipse On August 21st




    On Aug. 21, 2017, people across the United States will see the sun disappear behind the moon, turning daylight into twilight, causing the temperature drop rapidly and revealing massive streamers of light streaking through the sky around the silhouette of the moon. On that day, America will fall under the path of a total solar eclipse .

    A total solar eclipse occurs when the disk of the moon appears to completely cover the disk of the sun in the sky. The fact that total solar eclipses occur at all is a quirk of cosmic geometry. The moon orbits an average of 239,000 miles (385,000 kilometers) from Earth — just the right distance to seem the same size in the sky as the much-larger sun. However, these heavenly bodies line up only about once every 18 months.

    The path of totality for the Aug. 21, 2017, total solar eclipse is about 70 miles wide and stretches from Oregon to South Carolina. It passes through Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

    During totality, the area inside the moon's shadow is cloaked in twilight — a very strange feeling to experience in the middle of the day. Just before and just after totality, observers can see this cloak o...   [Read More]



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