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    YES, Asia,and John Lodge bring "The Royal Affair Tour" To St Augustine




    On Thursday, July 18, 2019, the best of British Rock will be live at The Amp in one “must see” show! YES is currently on their North American concert tour “The Royal Affair Tour.” Headlined by progressive rock pioneers and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees YES, who triumphed last year with their acclaimed and hugely successful #YES50: Celebrating 50 Years of YES tour, this “must-see” best-of-British-rock show will also feature Asia with the return of founding member Steve Howe in a special performance, John Lodge of The Moody Blues, and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy with guest vocals by Arthur Brown. 

    YES is Steve Howe (guitar – joined 1970), Alan White (drums since 1972), Geoff Downes (keyboards; first joined in 1980), Jon Davison (vocals since 2011) and Billy Sherwood (guitar/keyboards in the 1990s and the late Chris Squire’s choice to take over bass/vocals in 2015), with Jay Schellen on additional drums. Look for YES to perform songs from throughout their storied career, one of rock music’s most prized bodies of work, and their set will honor the memory of YES members Chris Squire and Peter Banks. Founded in 1968 by the late Chris Squire and Jon Anderson, Grammy-award winning recording art...   [Read More]




    Bold City Beer Festival Coming This Labor Day




    This Labor Day weekend, be sure to make plans to attend the Inaugural Bold City Festival, North Florida’s Premier Beer, Music & Food Festival. The event will be held on September 1st in Riverside at the Northbank Riverwalk Artist Square, located under the Fuller Warren Bridge.

    Our headliners include The Fritz and Zach Deputy plus performances by Taller Trees, Ben Strok & The full Electric Bonnie Blue, Trail Diver and more on two stages. Unlike traditional beer festivals, sampling will be open to the public and available all day! The festival will offer over 40 different kinds of local and regional craft beers as well as 15+ food trucks, vendors and makers.

    General admission is free. For the full experience, a VIP pass is required. A limited amount of VIP passes will be released to the public, which includes unlimited sampling from noon-10pm, no wait sampling lines, reserved concert seating, private restrooms, a commemorative mug and more. There will be activities for all ages and dogs are welcome.

     

    For VIP Passes, visit BoldCityBeerFest.com

    ...   [Read More]




    July 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 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 sangria cocktail!

    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.

    ...   [Read More]




    Jumbo Shrimp Homestead Highlights July 11-16




    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The 2019 Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp season presented by Community First Credit Union continues at 7:05 p.m. on Thursday, July 11 from the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. The Jumbo Shrimp will host the Mississippi Braves, Double-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, for a six-game series from July 11 through Tuesday, July 16. The homestand features a promotional lineup that includes the following highlights:

    Thursday, July 11, 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.

    Touch a Truck Night presented by Ring Power: Kids will have the opportunity to view, sit on and interact with heavy machinery and construction equipment.

    Calling all Captains: Kangaroo, Morgan, Crunch, Sparrow, Hook, Kirk, Nemo, Jack… the Jumbo Shrimp are celebrating these great heroes and many other great captains.

    Media Sponsor:&nb...   [Read More]




    The Rolling Stones "2019 No Filter Tour" Comes to Jaguars Stadium




    The Rolling Stones are bringing their “2019 No Filter Tour” to Jacksonville on July 19th at TIAA Bank Field. After Mick Jagger’s medical emergency that took place in the spring, the Rolling Stones have rescheduled their tour and will be back out performing their greatest hits. Opening up for the Rolling Stones at the TIAA Bank Field will be the New Orleans eight piece rock band The Revivalists.

    Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood can’t wait to get back out on the road again bringing the ‘No Filter’ show for the very first time to American and Canadian fans. There will be classic hits such as ‘Sympathy For The Devil’, ‘Paint It Black’, ‘Brown Sugar’, ‘Miss You’, ‘It’s Only Rock N Roll’, as well as some special gems from their celebrated history.

    Chart-topping rock band The Revivalists – David Shaw [lead vocals, guitar], Zack Feinberg [guitar], Andrew Campanelli [drums], George Gekas [bass], Ed Williams [pedal steel guitar], Rob Ingraham [saxophone], Michael Girardot [keyboard, trumpet], and PJ Howard [drums, percussio...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Sports

    Jumbo Shrimp Homestead Highlights July 11-16




    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The 2019 Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp season presented by Community First Credit Union continues at 7:05 p.m. on Thursday, July 11 from the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. The Jumbo Shrimp will host the Mississippi Braves, Double-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, for a six-game series from July 11 through Tuesday, July 16. The homestand features a promotional lineup that includes the following highlights:

    Thursday, July 11, 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.

    Touch a Truck Night presented by Ring Power: Kids will have the opportunity to view, sit on and interact with heavy machinery and construction equipment.

    Calling all Captains: Kangaroo, Morgan, Crunch, Sparrow, Hook, Kirk, Nemo, Jack… the Jumbo Shrimp are celebrating these great heroes and many other great captains.

    Media Sponsor:&nb...   [Read More]




    Jumbo Shrimp Homestead Highlights June 30-July 3rd




    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The 2019 Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp season presented by Community First Credit Union continues at 6:35 p.m. on Sunday, June 30 from the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. The Jumbo Shrimp will host the Chattanooga Lookouts, Double-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, for a four-game series from June 30 through Wednesday, July 3. The homestand features a promotional lineup that includes the following highlights:

    Sunday, June 30, 6:35 p.m. (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.)

    Arlington Toyota Military Appreciation Day: Thanks to Arlington Toyota, all active and retired military, veterans and their immediate families receive free general admission or reserved tickets to Sunday’s game at the box office.

    Baptist Health Sunday Family FUNday: Kids can feel like the pros before each Sunday home game, as families can play catch on the field, plus Jumbo Shrimp players will be signing autographs. Each Sunday will feature FREE face painting, balloon animals and popular kids TV and movie characters roaming around the ballpark. Wonder Woman and Captain America will be around the ballpark and following the game, kids 12 and under can run the bases.

    Corona Cans Special: Every Sunday, 24 oz. Corona cans ...   [Read More]




    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 June 29th! 

    The location has been changed to The Avenues Mall due to unforeseen circumstances at the original location. Runners will still be able to earn those brews and bacon atop the parking garage. 

    Moving this event to the Avenues will make for much easier parking and easier access to the start/finish line. Run or walk like the “Redcoats are coming” complete with a Halfway Bacon Station, beer, music and more. Registration includes race bib and timing chip, the official 2019 race t-shirt, custom medal with flashing lights, two beers & bacon during the race.

    There will be awards for the top three overall M/F and great commemorative beer glasses for age group awards. Besides the race, runners, spectators and beer lovers can enjoy patriotic activities and help K9 for Warriors who will receive a portion of the proceeds of this event. 

    Race will begin at 7:30am at the Avenues Mall right in front of Dillards on the parking garage side.

     

    For more info, visit: JaxFreedomRun.com

    ...   [Read More]




    Jumbo Shrimp Homestead Highlights June 20-24




    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The 2019 Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp season presented by Community First Credit Union continues at 7:05 p.m. on Thursday, June 20 from the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. The Jumbo Shrimp will host the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, Double-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, for a five-game series from June 20 through Monday, June 24. The homestand features a promotional lineup that includes the following highlights:

     

    Thursday, June 20, 7:05 p.m. (Gate open at 6 p.m.) presented by Gate Petro

    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.

    Boy Band Night: The Jumbo Shrimp are recognizing super groups of the 2000s of who made us all swoon. Bo...   [Read More]




    Chemo Noir 1 Mile Run & Wine Tasting Event This Saturday




    This Saturday, be sure to come out to Jacksonville Beach for the Chemo Noir 1 Mile Run and Wine Tasting Event. The philanthropic mission of Chemo Noir is to host and inspire wine-centric events that raise money to provide financial support to the families, friends and fighters in their battle with Cancer.

    This 1 mile run and wine tasting event will be the classiest 1 Mile fun run event ever!  The race will begin at the Jacksonville Beach Pier on a course that will be ½ mile out and ½ mile back.  The ½ mile turn will be dedicated to one of the very first Chemo Noir supporters and friends, Tara Newton Richardson, and will be a cheering section and water station known as Tara’s Turn.

    At the finish line we will recognize our partners, sponsors and supporters. At the conclusion of the 1 Mile Run there will be a festive walk down to the tasting reception at Casa Marina.

    2019 Race Day Agenda:

    11:00a– RACE check in/registration at Casa Marina 11:30a – RACE: 1 Mile run and walk will commence 11:45a – 2:00p – TASTING EVENT:  Casa Marina, exclusively for registered 1 Mile Chemo Noir participants – there will be a win...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Food

    July 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 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 sangria cocktail!

    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.

    ...   [Read More]




    FREE Gelato at Peterbrooke's Every Wedensday This Month!!!




    This month, cool down with free gelato this summer from any Peterbrooke chocolatier location on the First Coast.

    The Jacksonville based chocolatier is bringing back Gelato July.  Starting on July 3rd, customers can score a free scoop of gelato every Wednesday all month long.

    All customers can get a free scoop of any of their 12-18 gelato flavors, including 3 new flavors they are introducing in July: coffee toffee, strawberry lemonade sorbetto, and sunburst (a mix of orange, pineapple, mango and strawberry).

    Peterbrooke’s marketing manager, Elizabeth Rice said “Chocolate is in our name, but we’re serious about our gelato”. Peterbrooke makes their gelato everyday which provides them with the unique ability to serve their guests an authentic, premium product with the look, texture and taste of the best gelato you would find anywhere in Italy.

     

    Be sure to visit any of these Peterbrooke locations:

    River City: 725 Nautica Dr., #102

    Downtown Jax: 100 W. Bay St. Ste 2

    San Marco: 2024 San Marco Blvd.

    Avondale: 3554 St. Johns Ave.

    Oakleaf: 9640 Crosshill Blvd. #106

    Fleming Island: 1560 Business Center Dr. #3

    ...   [Read More]




    June 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 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 sangria cocktail!

    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.

    ...   [Read More]




    Murray HiIl's New Pizza Spot




    As you know, many Jacksonville residents are familiar with the home-grown sub chain Larry’s Giant Subs, which has been serving New York-style sandwiches in seemingly every corner of Jacksonville since 1982. Throughout the years, the company has evolved with the opening of a hybrid concept store in the up-and-coming Murray Hill neighborhood that combines a Larry’s Giant Subs, a full bar, and Fired Up Pizza: a wood-fired pizza parlor.

    The pizza menu features 14-inch pies with prices ranging from $15-$19. Guests can create their own 10 or 14-inch pie, customizing with a wide array of proteins and veggies and topped with your choice of eight different kinds of cheeses. Patrons can upgrade to the slightly more expensive Mozzarella Di Bufala ($2.25 for 10-inch or $3.50 for 14-inch pies), a mild, creamy cheese that stays slightly chewy when exiting the 900-degree pizza oven.

    This concept not only serves pizza but also introduces new sandwiches on the Fired Up side of the menu. Guests will get a taste of the new wood-fired oven sandwiches. They are more like pizza-dough paninis, and beg to be dunked in a side of marinara sauce. Come on out and grab a seat as this is a becoming one of Murray Hill’s favorite food sto...   [Read More]




    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]



  • Articles - Entertainment

    YES, Asia,and John Lodge bring "The Royal Affair Tour" To St Augustine




    On Thursday, July 18, 2019, the best of British Rock will be live at The Amp in one “must see” show! YES is currently on their North American concert tour “The Royal Affair Tour.” Headlined by progressive rock pioneers and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees YES, who triumphed last year with their acclaimed and hugely successful #YES50: Celebrating 50 Years of YES tour, this “must-see” best-of-British-rock show will also feature Asia with the return of founding member Steve Howe in a special performance, John Lodge of The Moody Blues, and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy with guest vocals by Arthur Brown. 

    YES is Steve Howe (guitar – joined 1970), Alan White (drums since 1972), Geoff Downes (keyboards; first joined in 1980), Jon Davison (vocals since 2011) and Billy Sherwood (guitar/keyboards in the 1990s and the late Chris Squire’s choice to take over bass/vocals in 2015), with Jay Schellen on additional drums. Look for YES to perform songs from throughout their storied career, one of rock music’s most prized bodies of work, and their set will honor the memory of YES members Chris Squire and Peter Banks. Founded in 1968 by the late Chris Squire and Jon Anderson, Grammy-award winning recording art...   [Read More]




    The Rolling Stones "2019 No Filter Tour" Comes to Jaguars Stadium




    The Rolling Stones are bringing their “2019 No Filter Tour” to Jacksonville on July 19th at TIAA Bank Field. After Mick Jagger’s medical emergency that took place in the spring, the Rolling Stones have rescheduled their tour and will be back out performing their greatest hits. Opening up for the Rolling Stones at the TIAA Bank Field will be the New Orleans eight piece rock band The Revivalists.

    Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood can’t wait to get back out on the road again bringing the ‘No Filter’ show for the very first time to American and Canadian fans. There will be classic hits such as ‘Sympathy For The Devil’, ‘Paint It Black’, ‘Brown Sugar’, ‘Miss You’, ‘It’s Only Rock N Roll’, as well as some special gems from their celebrated history.

    Chart-topping rock band The Revivalists – David Shaw [lead vocals, guitar], Zack Feinberg [guitar], Andrew Campanelli [drums], George Gekas [bass], Ed Williams [pedal steel guitar], Rob Ingraham [saxophone], Michael Girardot [keyboard, trumpet], and PJ Howard [drums, percussio...   [Read More]




    4th of July Fireworks in Northeast Florida




    This 4th of July, Jacksonville has some hot spots to watch the fireworks. We've got you covered on where to watch the sky light up for the fourth. 

    Fernandina Beach

    On July 4th, there is an annual fireworks display held in downtown Fernandina Beach around 9:30pm. You’ll also find vendors, live music, games and other entertainment in the area. Be sure to stop by the festivities in downtown Fernandina Beach which normally start around 6:00 PM on the fourth of July, depending on the weather and schedule. Call the city of Fernandina Parks and Recreation Office at (904)-310-3361 for more details as the event approaches. 

    You can’t go wrong with any of these events, but you’ll find plenty of other activities and exciting things to do while you’re on Amelia Island, so be sure to venture out on the 4th and enjoy the great Independence Day atmosphere! 

    Jax Beaches

    Do you enjoy walking on the beach and being by the ocean this year for the fourth? Well, you can head down to the beach with some friends, a blanket or a few chairs and watch the annual fireworks show. Shooting off from the Jacksonville Pier, you will be able to enjoy a bright and colorful display of fireworks. A...   [Read More]




    Adam Sandler Returns to St. Augustine This Sunday




    St. Augustine welcomes back the comedy king Adam Sandler and his 100% Fresher Comedy Concert tour on Sunday June 30, 2019. Joining the Sand Man on his tour will be special guest Rob Schneider! Sandler last performed to a sold out crowd at The Amp in April 2017!

    “Saturday Night Live" alum and comedic film star Adam Sandler will take his critically acclaimed Netflix special, "100% Fresh" on the road, following positive reception from both critics and audiences alike. The show will include classic takes on the material, as well as new performances, songs, tributes, and even a “surprise special guest”, which will be announced at a later date – all-encompassing the name “100% Fresher”.

    As part of the Netflix presents Sandy Wexler’s “Here Comes the Funny Tour,” Sandler last visited The Amp in 2017 to a sold out crowd with his fellow comedy entourage David Spade, Nick Swardson and Rob Schneider. 

    Tickets:

    $199.50 – Seated Pit and First 7 Rows of Level 100

    $153.50 – Remaining Rows of Level 100 and First 5 Rows of Level 200

    $99.50 – Remaining Rows of Level 200 and First 2 Rows of Level 300

    $79....   [Read More]




    Lady Antebellum Stops In St. Augustine for their ONLY Florida Show




    The Amp is thrilled to announce that Grammy Award winning country group Lady Antebellum will be performing on Friday, June 28, 2019. Tickets for Lady Antebellum are on sale now, this their ONLY FLORIDA SHOW!!!

    Tickets:

    $104.00 – General Admission Standing Pit and Level 100

    $84.00 – Level 200

    $64.00 – Level 301-303

    $54.00 – General Admission Seated 300 and 304, Obstructed View

    Since teaming up in 2006, Lady Antebellum has sold over 18 million units and had nine No. 1 singles on the country charts. They have won seven Grammy awards (including both Record and Song of the Year for “Need You Now” in 2010), and they were the first artists in the history of the CMA Awards to win Single of the Year in back-to-back years. All of this making music country music that Kelley describes as “a little bit rock and roll, a little bit of pop, a little bit of R&B thrown in, just because that’s what we love—Dave and I grew up in Augusta, Georgia, the home of James Brown, and Hillary grew up in Nashville, and we just kind of mix it all together.” 

    When it came time to incorporate that sound for Heart Break, another key element was producer...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Community

    Bold City Beer Festival Coming This Labor Day




    This Labor Day weekend, be sure to make plans to attend the Inaugural Bold City Festival, North Florida’s Premier Beer, Music & Food Festival. The event will be held on September 1st in Riverside at the Northbank Riverwalk Artist Square, located under the Fuller Warren Bridge.

    Our headliners include The Fritz and Zach Deputy plus performances by Taller Trees, Ben Strok & The full Electric Bonnie Blue, Trail Diver and more on two stages. Unlike traditional beer festivals, sampling will be open to the public and available all day! The festival will offer over 40 different kinds of local and regional craft beers as well as 15+ food trucks, vendors and makers.

    General admission is free. For the full experience, a VIP pass is required. A limited amount of VIP passes will be released to the public, which includes unlimited sampling from noon-10pm, no wait sampling lines, reserved concert seating, private restrooms, a commemorative mug and more. There will be activities for all ages and dogs are welcome.

     

    For VIP Passes, visit BoldCityBeerFest.com

    ...   [Read More]




    2019 Beaches Freedom Festival




    This weekend, be ready for Jacksonville Beach’s largest festival of the summer. The Beaches Freedom Fest will return on Saturday July 13, 2019 at the Seawalk Pavilion. It will run from noon till 10pm. Music, food, games, Beer Garden, will be provided at the festival. For local bike riders, there will be free bike valet presented by Velofix located on the North Festival Entrance on 1st Street. 

    The Hot Dog eating contest will take place at the Main Stage from 1-4. Ten brave and hungry men and women will be selected to face off to see who can eat the most hot dogs in 10 minutes. The contest will begin at 1pm with Men’s Division, and following the Women’s Division at 2:30pm.

    Returning to the Freedom Festival this year will be the Cornhole Tournament sponsored by JAX Fray! The tournament kicks off at 1pm. For a limited time, signup for the tournament is $20 per team and includes a complimentary beer per person plus registration into the tournament. In addition, there will be $500 in cash and prizes plus trophies for the top three teams! Registration is limited to the first 100 teams! If your team is registered for the tournament, please make sure to arrive at the festival between 12pm-1pm to check in at th...   [Read More]




    First Wedensday Downtown Art Walk: Red White & Blues




    On the eve of the fourth of July, be sure to come down and party like a patriot in for this month's "Red, White and Blues” Art Walk. 

    HEADQUARTERS @ HEMMING PARK

    Main Stage - Join us for a live performance by Vibe RW from 5-6:30 p.m. followed by The Groove Coalition from 6:45-9 p.m. Watch the show from the comfort of The Oasis, Downtown Vision’s newest summer placemaking experience. Be sure to grab a free American flag from the red Art Walk tent while supplies last.

    Browse artwork - ABDUL, Artzy Fartzy Petz, The Bead Bowl, Moonchild Studio, Tovah2Creations, Flor De Sol, HandMade Ratan Bag, The Bead Guy, Let’s Paint Our Town, Alternate Bazzar Art, Viktor Lazarev Arts, Hallyu Back and The Dynasty 11. 

    And don’t miss these vendors and non-profit organizations: Affordable Marijuanna License, Animal Care and Protective Services, All-American Gutter Protection, The Carling-11 East, Community Hospice and Palliative Care, IMPACT Christian Academy, LifeSouth Community Blood Centers and Moosehead Enterprises LLC. Plus, stop by the Friends of Hemming Park tent for refreshments and to learn more about upcoming events in Jacksonville's most historic public space.

     

    <...   [Read More]




    Jacksonville Beach Hold It's Largest Pop Up Shop This Sunday




    This Sunday, from 10-5pm Jacksonville Beach will hold a pop up shop for the locals and feature over 70 vendors, local brands, artists, makers, live music, photographers, local apparel, furniture, home decor, vintage clothing, health and wellness, collectors and food trucks. From the success of 8103 Clothing Inc.’s events the last 15 years as a local business, the company will be curating one of the largest local vendor markets focused on encouraging locals to support locals.

    The vendors that will be at the pop up shop are listed:

    Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp

    8103 Clothing In

    Jacksonville Icemen

    Duvin - Pop Up Bes

    Void Live

    Hotel Palms

    Jax is Rad

    The Block Skate Supply

    Upland Clothing

    Permission Skateshop

    Boozie & Co.

    Marina Swimwear

    The Admirals Daughters

    Beyou Jelwery

    Couture Jems

    Succulent Strong

    Stitched by Brit

    Little Mae Sunshine Designs

    Candleleaf

    Parkside Harbor

    Purple Hearts Pools

    Prints R Us

    Jax Co Furniture

    Mind Benders Escape Rooms

    Bonsoir/The Sunday Football Club

    Atlantic...   [Read More]




    Summer Bridal Expo at Prime Osborne Center




    Have you gotten engaged over the memorial day weekend or over the spring? Well, have no fear!! On June 23rd, the Prime Osborn Center will host the Premier Bride Expo: Picnic for Two. 

    Premier Bride Expo features the top wedding professionals from Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Orange Park, Amelia Island and the other local surrounding areas. It will feature over 140+ unique wedding vendors and will represent over 20 different wedding categories; Reception venues, Photographers, Cake Bakers, Florists, Decor companies, Wedding Planners, DJ’s, Bands, Musicians, Bridal Attire and Accessories, Grooms, Fashion Rentals, Hair and makeup, Transportation, Wedding Invitations, Videographers, Catering, Officiates, Accomodations, Dance Instruction, Photobooths, Rehearsal Dinners, Housing and Finance and so much more.   over 800 couples it is the wedding event of the season in Jacksonville!!! If you are planning a wedding, plan at the Premier Bridal Expo.

    There is one more Premier Bride Expos this year; if you aren’t able to make it to this be sure to check out the one coming to the Renaissance Resort at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine this fall. 

     

    For more information check out t...   [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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