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    New Five Year Contract Extension Keeping The Annual Florida- Georgia Game In Jacksonville Almost Finalized




    On Tuesday, The city council will be voting to approve a new five-year deal to host the Florida-Georgia football game. The new 5 year contract includes a $2.7 million guaranteed payout to both universities.

    The new five-year contract will guarantee over $2.75 million in incentives over the life of the contract and  will also give each school a $125,000 signing bonus” and $250,000 for the yearly October meeting before the game. The added benefits are part of the city’s effort to keep the rivalry game in Jacksonville, a long-time tradition that city officials estimate delivers an annual $30 million economic impact.

    The Gators and Bulldogs will also get a increase of $10,000 to their travel and lodging raising their overall totals from $50,000 to $60,000. Georgia will also receive up to $350,000 from the city for air travel to the game. Both schools will receive full ticket revenue, which will be split evenly, and will not have to pay Everbank Field. To play the event there. The city will  also cover the cost of game-day operations and has the rights to operate concessions.

    The new contract will also require the city to give its “best effort” to install two signs inside EverBank Field tha...   [Read More]




    Opening Weekend At Daily's Place Scheduled For May 27th With Their First Show




    Daily's Place is a new state-of-the-art, multi-use complex adjacent to EverBank Field housing a 5,500-person capacity amphitheater and 94,000-square foot covered flex field that is slated to open at the end of May.

    The state-of-the-art amphitheater has been designed with both audience and performers in mind. Audience sight lines, sound and video technology have been given every consideration to ensure an outstanding event experience for attendees.  The back-of-house artist building is designed to provide artists with the best possible environment to support their performance. The back-of-house space includes multiple artist dressing rooms, artist lounges, a VIP guest meet and greet space, laundry and dining facilities.

    Daily’s Place will be fully integrated into EverBank Field.  At the ground level, the new south end zone field super-tunnel will lead to a brand new central bar connected to the amphitheater entrance.  The existing Bud Light Party Zone and Field’s Auto Terrace Suite areas will now be linked to the amphitheater’s elevated seating decks via access bridges at each level.

    There first shows at the new amphitheater are listed below with the dates.

    May 27th:  TED...   [Read More]




    Jaguars First Round Draft Pick Leonard Fournette Signs Rookie Contract




    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville Jaguars RB and fourth overall selection Leonard Fournette from Louisiana State University became the fifth member of the team’s 2017 draft class to sign his rookie contract, the club announced today.

    “Throughout this whole process you still have to go out there and work hard, but the only thing about it is you are working for money now,” said Fournette after signing his rookie contract. “Your mindset doesn’t have to change. Money is money, but at the end of the day, you come here to win. You come here to get better, to make the team better and make the whole foundation better. That is my main focus.”

    Fournette, 6-0, 228, appeared in 32 games with 24 starts during his three-year career in Baton Rouge. During his tenure with the Tigers, Fournette totaled 3,830 career rushing yards (fourth in school history) on 616 carries (6.2 rush avg.) and scored 42 TDs (40 rushing, one receiving, one kick return). Fournette set or tied 23 different school records during his career at LSU, including eight single-season records, five single-game records, seven bowl records and three career records.

    When asked about his goals for the remainder of the offseason progr...   [Read More]




    Yappy Hour on May 21st at the Jacksonville Landing




    Do you think you have a royal dog? Show us what they’ve got!

    Your pup could be crowned the Yappy Hour King or Queen coming up this Sunday, May 21 from 2-5pm at the Jacksonville Landing! There will be live music on the riverfront stage plus pet vendors, FREE giveaways, prizes, drink specials and more. Yappy Hour is a free event for dogs, their parents and dog lovers.

    Registration is from 2–3 p.m. and the pageant begins promptly at 3:15pm. Make sure your pup is dressed in their Sunday best when they strut down the dog walk!

    Dogs will be judged on:

    Bio

    Attire

    Appearance

    Overall

    Vendors:

    The American Cancer Society Happy Hound Dog Resort Friends of Jacksonville Animals Paw Stars The Woof Pack Pet Boutique State Farm Suncoast Basset Rescue, Inc Lucy Lous Off Leash k9 training Pooch Pantry LLC Rainbow of Jacksonville Ruff Rubs, LLC

    + Many More

    >> Visit JacksonvilleLanding.com for more info

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    Nitrogen Creamery Is Opening In Jacksonville Beach Today




    Nitrogen Creamery is having a grand opening celebration from 2-8 p.m. today at their new location at 1316 3rd Street North in Jacksonville Beach.

    Nitrogen Creamery owners Bonny and Chad Abernathy are opening their first brick-and-mortar location today in Jacksonville Beach after two years of operating a food truck.

    Customers can pick an ice cream or yogurt base with nearly 15 toppings, including chocolate chips and Oreos, before it’s frozen with liquid nitrogen.

    Ice cream made with liquid Nitrogen is amazingly smooth. Ice crystals that are formed during the process of freezing actually create smaller ice crystals. As a result, the texture you get is unbelievably smooth ice-cream.

    The owners said that they will continue to operate their food truck focusing more on food items. For more information about Nitrogen Creamery, visit nitrogencreameryjax.com.

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    Jaguars Pre Game Weigh In




    Once again, the lackluster play of the Jacksonville Jaguars quarterbacks leaves fans with a gritty and disgusted taste in their mouth. Some feel the team would be better with a certain hometown hero who would love to see him don the black and teal. I disagree. Rusty Smith would probably not make this squad better at the moment. But I digress...

    The Jacksonville Jaguars (0-2) face off against the Seattle Seahawks (2-0) on the second West Coast game of the season. Jacksonville stayed out in California during the week to avoid making an extra trip and practiced at a local college. The offense as a whole struggled again last week, losing against the Oakland Raiders 19-9, but showed signs of life late in the game when quarterback Chad Henne threw a late touchdown to tight end Allen Reisner in the 4th quarter.  Defensively, the Jaguars made enough plays to keep the team in the game, holding the Raiders to 4 field goals and rookie safety Jonathan Cyprien started to look a little more comfortable as he had 3 hard-hitting tackles and forced a 4th quarter fumble, which the Jaguars recovered and turned into points.  Looking forward to Seattle, what can we expect from this game? Well, one can only hope that the Jaguars can find a way to play smart football...   [Read More]




    Jaguars Predictions - Will They Beat Oakland




    28-2. Let that score sink in for a bit. Has it resonated with you yet? Good. Now it's time to move on. Last weekend's Chiefs-Jaguars game left a really sour taste in the mouths of most Jaguars fans. But, week one in the NFL has always been considered "Overreaction Week", and thus we should try and push that game out of our collective memories. The Jacksonville Jaguars head to the West Coast to face the Oakland Raiders (0-1) Sunday afternoon. A disappointing 1st loss as head coach Gus Bradley looks for a much better performance than what was put out last week at home. The Jaguars will have a new quarterback at the helm in Chad Henne, as Blaine Gabbert suffered a laceration during the game with the Chiefs and needed stitches on his throwing hand. Also ruled out is guard Will Rackley, as his knee issue is still causing issues, and rookie cornerback Dwayne Gratz as he suffered an ankle injury in Sunday's game. The Oakland Raiders are starting Terrelle Pryor again at quarterback, after his performance last week (19-29, 219 yards passing, 1 TD; 13 carries, 112 yards) kept the Raiders in the game against the Indianapolis Colts.  The Raiders lack a lot of talent on both sides of the ball, but Pryor does provide a spark that the team desperately needs. So what do the J...   [Read More]




    Sports Update - Jaguars Game Tomorrow




    Jacksonville Fl - The Jacksonville Jaguars open up the 2013 regular season at home against the Kansas City Chiefs. It's been a long and interesting off-season for the Jaguars. Out with old GM Gene Smith and Head Coach Mike Mularkey, and in with a new regime with GM Dave Caldwell and first-time head coach Gus Bradley. This team has overhauled its roster, change its philosophy, and has made it through training camp. Now the real games begin. The Jaguars' opponents, the Kansas City Chiefs, have undergone some major changes as well. New Head Coach Andy Reid is at the helm and he mad e the move to trade for San Francisco 49'ers QB Alex Smith, who is their immediate future. With a team that appears to be loaded with talent on the defensive side of the ball and a dangerous running back in Jamal Charles, it appears the Jaguars have an uphill battle. As a fan, it's tough to think that your team is really as bad as it is. And the Jaguars have a lot to do to see long-term success, but I feel that if the Jags can do these three things on Sunday afternoon, the team and the fans will walk out with a win. Offense- Jaguars need a minimum of 325 yards of offense. Blaine Gabbert appears to be the starter coming into thi...   [Read More]




    Jaguars Planning On Honoring JT Townsend At This Weekends Game




    Jacksonville Fl - Jacksonville is honoring JT Townsend in a big way this week and it's all to keep his legacy alive.  The celebration of his life will be a part of the season opener for the Jaguars this weekend. Three months ago, JT passed away at age 26. JT started the JT Townsend Foundation, which aims to improve the lives of people with disabilities. This year, he graduated from the University of North Florida which was one of the happiest days for mom, Carmen Townsend.Jaguars game tickets purchased through the Give and Go program will give a portion of the proceeds to the foundation to continue the work JT started. The foundation is also selling the special edition game day shirts on its website for $15....   [Read More]




    Jaguars Vs Falcons - Top 5 Guys To Watch




    Atlanta Ga - The Jacksonville Jaguars will face-off against the Atlanta Falcons tonight in the fourth and final preseason game. Both teams will have limited action from their starters, so the biggest question is "Why watch the game? It doesn't mean anything". And you would be correct, but I'm going to give you five players to keep an eye out on tonight.

    1.     DE Andre Branch The second-year player was supposed to be the ideal guy to fit head coach Gus Bradley's Leo position in his defensive scheme. He hasn't done much of anything during training camp and even less in the games. Although it is unlikely to see a second-round pick cut after one year, if he doesn't do something to show the staff that he's worth keeping, tonight may be the last time you see Branch in a Jaguars uniform.

    2.     TE Allen Reisner Starting TE Marcedes Lewis has been limited in the past two games, which has given Allen Reisner an oppor...   [Read More]



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    Dech The Chairs In Jacksonville Beach Info




    The public is invited to celebrate Deck The Chairs - Light the Beach on Sunday, November 30, from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.  as we "throw the switch" to light decorated lifeguard chairs and a 23-foot tall holiday tree on display in Latham Plaza and the Seawalk Pavilion.

    The official lighting ceremony will feature live music provided by BRASS and special recognitions including "Deck The Chairs Spirit of the Corps Award" that honors a Corps member, past or present, for exemplifying the traditions, attitudes, and purpose of the Volunteer Lifesaving Corp.

    Deck The Chairs is an annual lighted sculptural exhibit using the iconic red chairs of the Volunteer Lifesaving Corp.  Free and open to the public, the light display aims to build community pride, foster private and public relationships, and provide a wholesome and festive downtown during the holidays.

    For more photos, click here

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    Slide into Spring Music and Craft Beer Festival Coming Back To Fernandina On 28th & 29th, 2015




    Goin’ Coastal Music Series is proud to announce the return of the Slide into Spring Music and Craft Beer presented by Sweetwater Brewing Company. Its coming back to Main Beach in Fernandina on March 28th and 29th of 2015 with headliner Matisyahu! After a successful inaugural event, one that featured folk legend Keller Williams and a handful of other national acts, over a dozen craft breweries and countless entertainment opportunities, Slide into Spring returns to help raise money for 8 Flags Playscapes, Inc. and the Nassau Humane Society. Last year the event raised over $15,000 for the 8 Flags Playscapes project, Pirate Playground. This year we hope to help both groups move closer to some other big projects they have on their plate.

    This year we have taken the event to a whole other level. The event has been pushed to a 2-day event, has an over-the-top music lineup, increased entertainment zone, early morning yoga seminars, a beach clean-up, off-site primitive camping and much, much more.

    Saturday, we stick to the roots of the first year with a funky music line-up, craft beer tasting in the early part of the day, interactive kids zone and area food trucks. Pensacola up and comers Post Pluto will kick things off. After that, Jackso...   [Read More]




    The Wailers coming to Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on February 11, 2015




    Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (November 19, 2014) — The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall welcomes legendary reggae group The Wailers on Wednesday, February 11, 2015. Tickets go on sale to the public this Friday, November 21 at 10 a.m.

    There is no more legendary of a band in Jamaican music history than The Wailers. Formed in 1969, The Wailers continue its worldwide campaign of promoting peace, love and equality through the message of reggae and Rastafari.

    Named by Time Magazine as the "Best Album of the 20th Century" and #46 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, Exodus is also the best-selling reggae album of all-time, with over 30 million copies sold worldwide. Together with Bob Marley, The Wailers have sold over 250 million albums and have played to an estimated 24 million people across the globe. Outside of their groundbreaking work with Marley, The Wailers have also played or performed with international acts like Sting, the Fugees, Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana, and Alpha Blondy, as well as reggae legends such as Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, and Burning Spear.

     

    Photo Credit: Tony Di Lorenzo

    Their nucleus formed in 1969, when Bob Marley, Bunny Wailer, and Pet...   [Read More]




    Gator Country Fall Concert Series Recap




    Jacksonville, FL (November 19) From November 5 to November 16, the Jacksonville Fair arrived and provided fair-goers many shows during the two weeks. The Gator Country Concert Series also came onto the scene. It all started on Thursday November 6 with Thompson Square to kick off the concert. They opened their show with their hit song “I Got You” and performed with excellence and energy. They played their best songs such as “Let’s Fight”, ”I Can’t Outrun You”, “Glass”, “If I Didn’t Have You”, and “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not”. I found their show great and a great start to the concert series.

    The next day was not what was expected. With a cold front coming in, many people didn’t show up to see Lindsay Ell. She is a new upcoming country artist from Canada, and was an awesome guitar player. I do wish for more female guitar pickers, and this was something new for Jacksonville. Her performance was great, and she can rock out on a guitar. Her songs that got her on country radio are “Shut Me Up”, and “Trippin on Us”. I hope she comes back when the weather is better so everybody can see how awesome she is.

    The second...   [Read More]




    Sarah McLachlan To Play At The St Augustine Ampitheatre March 25, 2015




    St. Augustine, Fla. (November 10, 2014) – Multi-platinum and Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Sarah McLachlan announced today that she will kick off the second leg of her North America “Shine On Tour” on February 27th in San Antonio, TX. The 24-city trek will visit major venues and cities across the country including a stop at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, November 21 at 10a.m.

    McLachlan's unparalleled ability to craft finely tuned lyrics has led to an enduring career as one of the most beloved artists of the past two decades. She is one of the most celebrated singer/songwriters in entertainment with over 40 million albums sold worldwide. She is an eight-time Juno Award winner and a three-time Grammy Award winner. McLachlan’s landmark fifth album, the 10x-platinum Surfacing, contained two Grammy Award-winning tracks: “Building a Mystery” and “Last Dance”. In addition to her personal artistic efforts, McLachlan founded the Lilith Fair tour showcasing female musicians which raised over $7 million for local and national charities over its three years and in 2002 founded her non-profit organization the S...   [Read More]



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    Major Ft Caroline Discovery




    For years the exact location of Ft. Caroline, the first French colony has been a mystery. Historians believe the fort was located here in Jacksonville along the St. Johns but to this day until July 29th 2014, there were no positive identifications of the exact location. Earlier this year, researchers asserted the colony was located, not on the St. Johns River, but on the Altamaha River in southeast Georgia.

    State Rep. Lake Ray believes he and his son Lake Ray IV and  Mark Lloyd may have made the discovery of a lifetime. Lake Ray announced his findings Tuesday morning at a news conference. He believes their findings confirm the landmark’s Northeast Florida location along the St. Johns River.

    Ray, along with his son, Lake Ray IV and Mark Lloyd have been looking into this specific location now for a couple weeks. Using historical books and Google Maps, they believe they might have found a location that matched the dimensions and geographic area. Ray has asked the the area to not be reveled to prevent tampering and looting of the site. The site is being protected by the Coast Guard and National Park Service, and tampering with the site is a felony. 

    Ray&#...   [Read More]




    2014 NAS JAX Air Show Details




    NAS Jax Air Show Birthplace of the Blue Angels. The Dates of the air show this year are October 25th and 26th. Gates open at 9 a.m. Show begins at 10 a.m. There will be free parking, admission and Kid’s Zone and the event is open to the public. At the NAS Jax Air Show you will witness thrills like never before from a variety of military and civilian demonstrations. The new Spitfire Jet Semi will be racing down the runway at speeds more than 300 mph. The grand finale will be the Navy’s flight demonstration team: The Blue Angels. While you are at the show enjoy military and civilian aircraft displays, shop at novelty, food and beverage booths, or head to the free Kid’s Zone for games and activities for all ages.

     

    2014 Performers: 

    US Navy Blue Angels

    View Performer Site

    The Blue Angels flight demonstration team is more than just a group of individuals; brought together to represent the United States Navy and Marine Corps. This team combines the best and brightest, at the top 

    of their craft. Their camaraderie and chemistry assure the team mission is more than just a job – it’s a passion!

    Since 1946, the Blue Angels have flown for more than 260 million spectators. The ...   [Read More]




    Summer Splash Bash At Landing




    Summer Splash Bash

    DATE: July 26, 2014 TIME: 10am-2pm COST: Free

    Splash into The Landing for free boat rides, water games, live entertainment, water slides, bounce houses, vendors, food, giveaways and more! Event is open for ALL ages.

    Performance Schedule: 10:00 a.m. Carla Wyatt, Haley Revak, Amy Kemp, Ava Billings 10:30 a.m. Ultimate Dance and Tumble 11:00 a.m. Alyssa Billings, Kayla Putzke, Mikkala Bransome 11:30 a.m. Kelby Corman, Alexas Bransome, Megan Walker 12:00 p.m. Jaylyn Jackson, Clay Boatright  12:30 p.m. Connor Blackley and Cortnie Frazier  1:00 p.m. Water Balloon Toss and Games 1:30 p.m. Cassidy Kinsman and Hunter Huges

    ...   [Read More]




    10 Events This Weekend




    10 Events Happening This Weekend:

    1. Friday, July 18 - Mellow Mushroom Jacksonville Beaches 5th yr. anniversary. Split Tone comes on at 10:30pm 2. Friday, July 18 - Summer Black Out Affair ( All Black Party) @ Voodoo Ultra Lounge at the Landing. Doors open at 9pm 3. Friday, July 18 - Mavericks is having their July Birthdays Party! Doors open at 8pm 4. Saturday, July 19 & Sunday, July 20 - Mega Pet Adoption Event at the Jacksonville Fair Grounds. Daily from 10am - 6pm 5. Saturday, July 19 - Ancient City Classic @ Pedro Menendez High, Finals begin at 7pm 6. Saturday, July 19 - Riverside Arts Market under the Fuller Warren Bridge in Riverside - 10am - 4pm 7. Saturday, July 19 - Tour the Catty Shack Ranch with a Night Feeding Tour. Gates open at 6pm; feeding begins at 7:30pm 8. Sunday, July 20 - Sumer Time in the City Music Showcase at 1904 - All Afternoon  9. Sunday, July 20 - American Idol Live will be at the St. Augustine Ampitheatre. Show at 7pm 10. Sunday, July 20 - $1 Bowling Night at latitude 30 from 7pm-close

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    New Downtown Bike Rental Program




    Now, you can rent a bike in Downtown Jacksonville from the Riverfront Hyatt. Cruise around Jacksonville with Hyatt’s new bike service, a fun way to view the city up close while feeling the warm Florida sun on your face. Pedaling up and down the riverfront is an experience you can only appreciate here in Jacksonville.

    At the Hyatt, rentals are available 24-hours a day from the concierge desk so guests can cruise the Riverwalk to catch a sunrise, pedal Hyatt’s 2.25 and 3.75 mile detailed routes through downtown or check out the area’s shopping, dining and nightlife destinations. All that stands between you and your exciting excursion is a stop by their Concierge desk.

    Photo Credit: Michael D. Alligood  

    Bike rentals are not just limited to guest. Anyone in the area is able to rent them with proper ID and Credit Card. Age requirement is 18+ and the cost is $25.00 per 24 hours. Call and ask to speak to the concierge desk for more details: 904 588 1234

    ...   [Read More]



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