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    Gin Blossoms Return To The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall




    The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall presents Nineties Modern Rock Group Gin Blossoms and their “25th Anniversary of New Miserable Experience Tour” on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. Tickets for Gin Blossoms go on sale this Friday, October 6 at 10 a.m.

    The Gin Blossoms have undoubtedly left their mark on the Rock music map. The Grammy nominated band’s fusion of melodic Rock, Pop, Folk and Country elements has helped pave the way for the modern rock of today. Fans around the world are very familiar with Gin Blossom’s five-time Platinum breakthrough album New Miserable Experience, containing gems like “Until I Fall Away,” “Found Out about You,” “Hey Jealousy” and “Allison Road.” Those hit tracks were followed up by Empire Records Platinum Soundtrack hit, “Til I Hear It From You,” and in 1996, by the singles “Follow You Down” and “As Long As It Matters,” which hit the radio in a big way, making their Congratulations, I’m Sorry record another platinum success. Gin Blossoms hits have crossed over in five different formats, taking the airwaves by siege, and holding MTV hostage for a good portion of the 90s. Boasting record sales of over 10 million, the band cont...   [Read More]




    Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen Is Now Open At The Town Center




    Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen is now open at 4954 Town Center Parkway next to Chuy’s. Featuring the chains latest restaurant design, the Jacksonville location was outfitted with an open-style kitchen that gives you a window into the hard work and passion that their team members put into preparing delicious, made-from-scratch meals.

    The restaurant’s locations typically are 7,000 square feet, seat 255 guests and employ 200 people, according to President and CEO Ian Baines.

    Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen serves made-from-scratch goodness in a welcoming place. Enjoy house smoked baby back ribs, hand-battered country fried chicken, scratch burgers, homemade onion rings and homemade soups.

    Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen is open from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

    ...   [Read More]




    Florida Oktoberfest & Music Festival Is Almost Here




    With October just around the corner, Jacksonville has already started to celebrate Oktoberfest. But in the first week of October, Jacksonville will be celebrating the biggest Oktoberfest Jacksonville will put on at Metropolitan Park. Florida Oktoberfest & Music Festival will be a 3 day festival full of music from a variety of genres, North Florida’s most popular food trucks that will create german style dish, authentic german beer tasting, arts and craft vendors and a 100 ft ferris wheel. 

    The is festival will have a variety of acts from Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This festival will showcase the biggest stars in rock, alternative and country. The schedule of the line up will show who is playing at what time. 

    Friday: 5-11

    5pm Bonnie Blue

    6pm Mama Blue

    7:15pm Absolute Journey (Journey Tribute Band)

    9:15pm Hotel California (Eagles Tribute Band)

     

    Saturday: 12-11pm

    12:30pm Danka

    1:45pm Cloud 9 Vibes

    3:15pm The Expendables

    5:15pm Magic

    7:15pm Neon Trees

    9:15pm Citizen Cope

     

    Sunday: 12-10pm

    12:30pm Jordan Davis

    1:45pm Ashley Mcbryde

    3:15pm C...   [Read More]




    Beaches Oktoberfest Is Coming




    The Beaches Oktoberfest, Jacksonville Beaches Largest Family Friendly Festival, will be taking place at the Sea Walk Pavilion on October 13-15, 2017. The annual festival attracts over 55,000 visitors and offers a large variety of German, craft and Oktoberfest beers, food trucks, a 110+ ft Ferris wheel, arts & crafts market, games, activities, kid zone and so much more.

    VIP Tickets Include:

    - Access to the pit and preferred viewing areas

    - Commemorative Souvenir Stein

    - Private Bars

    - Private Bathrooms

    - Discount on Refreshments in VIP Area

     

    Friday: 6PM-10 PM Saturday: 1PM-10PM Sunday: 1PM-8PM

    SIDEREAL

    Universal Green

    Cloud 9 Vibes

    Zander

     

    SMASHMOUTH

    New Rock Soul

    NW Izzard

    Danka

    Trev Barnes

    Ramona

    Tad Jennings

    Lane Pittman

    Bach to Rock

    PEPPER

    The Supervillains

    Split Tone

    Sol Rydah

    The Ellameno Beat

    Bach to Rock

     

    ...   [Read More]




    Nashville’s Edley’s Bar-B-Que Will Be Opening In Jacksonville In The Spring




    Nashville restaurant Edley’s Bar-B-Que announced that it has chosen Jacksonville for its first Florida location and will transform a former gas station property into a restaurant near the historic Ortega neighborhood on the westside . They are expected to open in the Spring of 2018.

    The 2,600-square-foot space is at 5344 Ortega Blvd. at Roosevelt Boulevard near the intersection of Timuquana Road iin a former gas station that closed in 2009.

    Edley’s said it plans to provide a large indoor dining area and an open patio.and  will offer a selection of local craft beers.

    Edley’s Bar-B-Que is a family-owned business, named after the owner’s grandfather, Edley Newman. Edley’s Bar-B-Que has three Nashville locations as well as one in Lexington, Ky., and another opening in October in Chattanooga, Tenn.

    The restaurant offers traditional barbecue menu items, such as brisket platters and pork sandwiches, as well as Mexican-inspired meals like catfish tacos and barbecue nachos.

    ...   [Read More]



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    Festival of Lights 5k and 1 M Family Fun Run This Saturday in San Marco Square




    JACKSONVILLE, FLA.  It is time once again to lace up the jingle bells on your running shoes and get ready for the 18th Annual Festival of Lights 5k and 1 Mile Family Fun Run. The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals event is sponsored by Daily Billboards and will take place in San Marco Square on Saturday, Decemeber 7, 2013.

    Thousands of participants will run or walk a beautiful San Marco race route lined with over 3,000 luminaries. This family oriented event allows entire families to participate in a healthy holiday activity, while having fun with the event’s signature jingle bells on their feet.

    Once completed, participants and families can take part in all of the additional festivities, including a Kids Zone with bounce houses, arts and crafts, music, a visit from Santa Claus and much more! In addition to the 5K and Family Fun Run, the San Marco Merchant’s Association will also be hosting their “Holiday Magic” event featuring Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides, Children's Bounce Games, Jugglers, Toy Soldier Stilt Walkers and a Christmas Tree Lighting. Firehouse Subs has generously donated food for all the runners and Walmart and Sam’s Club will provide water for all participants.

    The e...   [Read More]




    THE PLAYERS Giving Back Month concludes with Red Coat Ride Out




    Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. - THE PLAYERS volunteer leadership – the Red Coats –once again hit the road for what has become a Giving Back Month tradition: the Red Coat Ride Out.  This year, the Red Coats took a tour of the Operation New Hope facility before joining the UNF First Generation Scholars Luncheon; both organizations are recipients of Red Coat grants. The Red Coat Ride Out concluded a month of events that celebrated THE PLAYERS charitable outreach and total charitable donations as a result of the 2013 tournament.  

    Operation New Hope received a $10,000 grant from the Red Coats this year, and a surprise $10,000 donation from THE PLAYERS was revealed during the Red Coats visit. Operation New Hope, founded in 1999, is a faith-based, nonprofit community development corporation. Operation New Hope has maintained a two-pronged business model vital to sustaining broken urban communities: affordable housing; and successful workforce reintegration of ex-offenders. The $20,000 donation will support Operation New Hope’s Ready 4 Work program, designed to assist in curtailing prison recidivism and since its inception has assisted more than 2,500 participants.

    “This was an incredible day. To have such a distinguishe...   [Read More]




    UNF Surf Team takes on another Victory in New Smyrna Beach, Fla.




    JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 18, 2013 – This past Sunday, in New Smyrna Beach, the University of North Florida Surf Team attended the National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) competition. The UNF surf A team completed their second consecutive 1st Place win with the B Team finishing right behind them in 2nd place.

       Photo Credit: Robert Curtis Photography    

    The top performer for the day was freshman, Patrick Kelly, who placed in the finals in both the Men’s short board division and the long board division, placing in 4th and 2nd place. Along with Kelly were other top performers such as Kayla Durden who finished 1st in the Women's short board, Emily Ruppert who finished in 2nd place in the Women's short board division, Max Mertens who finished in 6th place in the Men's short board division, Brandon Onesky who finished in 5th place in the Men's short board division, and Don Wight who finished in 2nd place in the Men's short board division.

    Photo Credit: Robert Curtis Photography

     

    This Friday, November 22nd, at Marineland in St. Augustine, Red Bull is hosting the first collegiate tow-at competition between the UF and UNF surf teams with support from Spy Optic and Flomot...   [Read More]




    Sharks Announce 2014 Schedule




    JACKSONVILLE – The Arena Football League and the 2013 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks announced the team’s 2014 schedule on Monday. Jacksonville will begin the 2014 season on the road against the Orlando Predators on Sunday, March 16, and the Sharks’ home opener is set for Saturday, March 29 against the San Antonio Talons.

    The Sharks’ quest for a fifth consecutive South Division title includes three matchups against the Predators, as Jacksonville makes trips to Orlando in Week 1 and Week 14 while hosting the Predators in Week 10. The Sharks’ divisional slate also includes home-and-home series against the New Orleans VooDoo and Tampa Bay Storm.

    Shark fans will also have the opportunity to see each of the AFL’s two newest teams in person, as the as-of-now-unnamed Portland team heads to the Shark Tank in Week 7, while the Los Angeles KISS make their way to Sea Best Field for the regular season finale in Week 20. Jacksonville’s challenging schedule also includes a total of three games against the participants in ArenaBowl XXVI, beginning with a road test against the defending champion Arizona Rattlers in Week 4. This will be the Sharks’ first trip to Arizona since Jacksonville’...   [Read More]




    The Playmakers Lounge Visited Jacksonville




    Jacksonville Fl - For the Florida Georgia game, a special mobile lounge was trucked into Jacksonville. Unprecedented and unique, PlayMaker’s Club is the new paradigm of game day entertainment. Forget your basic tent—experience the uniqueness that is more than just upscale hospitality. PlayMaker’s Club was created out of decommissioned shipping containers as an eco-conscious choice to provide fans with an unrivaled game day experience.

    This year at Florida Georgia, over 200 fans experienced the red carpet tailgating experience. Amenities included: Private restrooms, Premium catered buffet, Unlimited premium bar access, Private pre-game concert, Celebrity appearances, Game day fanfare, including visits from cheerleaders, band members, and mascots, Jumbotron, Multiple LED TV’s, Shuttle service to and from stadium, Wi-Fi Cellular charging stations & much more. 

    Its unique retro/industrial vibe creates a relaxed atmosphere that features casual fine dining, live entertainment and hassle-free transportation to and from the game. PlayMaker’s Club is a three-story encounter with multiple bars, live radio, on-site web streaming and loads of LED TV’s to capture the passion that is c...   [Read More]



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    Third Day Coming To St Augustine




    St. Augustine, FL (January 26, 2015) – The St. Augustine Amphitheatre welcomes GRAMMY, AMA and GMA Dove Award winning Christian music group Third Day with guest Brandon Heath on Thursday, March 26, 2015. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, January 30 at 10 a.m.

    Celebrating a powerful and uplifting 20+ years since the original independent release of the band’s GOLD selling self- titled debut album, Third Day - which Billboard has called “one of the best rock bands, period” - forges new but familiar ground on its upcoming 12th studio album, Lead Us Back: Songs of Worship, which is scheduled for release on March 3. “Soul On Fire”, the debut single from the new album, became the “Most Added” at Christian Radio with 47 stations broadcasting the single. Looking beyond the extraordinary stats and accolades including 30 #1 singles, more than 8.5 million albums sold, 24 GMA Dove Awards, four GRAMMYs, an American Music Award and being honored as a Georgia Music Hall of Fame inductee, the band is focusing on the spirit of worship and a pure consistency that has driven all of its recordings and live performances, and has always inspired its loyal fans to draw closer to God. Mac Powell (lead vocal...   [Read More]




    Glen Hansard Concert




    Best known for his music for Once, the musical and the movie, songwriter Glen Hansard will perform at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Thursday, February 5, 2015.

    Hansard is also the principal songwriter and vocalist for the Irish group, The Frames, who have become one of the most influential bands in Ireland. Hansard’s role as the band’s front man along with his ability to write real-life songs has earned him an excellent reputation in the music industry.

    Once, The Musical won eight Tony Awards, including the top prize for music. The musical is based on the movie, Once, which featured original songs by Hansard. One of these songs, “Falling Slowly,” won an Academy Award in 2007 for both Hansard and for his partner on the song, Czech singer Marketa Irglova. Together, the duo perform under the name Swell Season, and released an album in 2009. Hansard recently released his first solo album, Rhythm & Repose, to critical acclaim.

    Hansard’s 2015 winter tour features intimate stopovers, including the performance at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. He will be joined on this tour with the Rhythm & Repose wrecking crew, consisting of bass player Brad Albetta, keyboardist T...   [Read More]




    LEGENDARY BRITISH GUITARIST MARK KNOPFLER TO PERFORM LIVE IN ST. AUGUSTINE




    St. Augustine, FL (January 26, 2015) – The St. Augustine Amphitheatre welcomes Mark Knopfler, one of the most celebrated British guitar heroes to emerge in the 1970s and 1980s, on Tuesday, October 27, 2015. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, January 23 at 10 a.m.

    A multiple Grammy award winner as the lead vocalist and songwriter for Dire Straits, Knopfler has released seven solo albums as well as recording Neck And Neck with one of his guitar heroes, Chet Atkins and collaborated with Emmylou Harris on All The Roadrunning. He has created soundtracks for Local Hero and The Princess Bride and is currently workingonanewfilm,Altamira. InadditiontoproducinghisownrecordsKnopflerhasalsoproducedalbumsforBob Dylan and Randy Newman amongst others. He was made an OBE in 1999 and was given the prestigious “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the Ivor Novellos in 2012.

    Tracker, the new record from Mark Knopfler, will be released March 17 on Verve Records. Tracker marks the eighth solo recording from Knopfler, who Rolling Stone praises as one of the ‘100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.’ Fans who pre-order the record digitally will instantly receive the single “Beryl” with the order. Kno...   [Read More]




    The Spring Sing Out Loud Series In St. Augustine Lineup




    The St. Johns Cultural Events Division proudly announces the Spring 2015 Sing Out Loud Series lineup, featuring six concert events to be held at the Colonial Quarter in downtown St. Augustine. Tickets for each concert event will go on sale this Friday, January 23 at 10 a.m.

    The Sing Out Loud Series, also known as the SOL Series, is a celebration of national and local songwriters. The first SOL Series was held in November 2014 and featured performances by Randy Newman, Justin Townes Earle and more. The Spring 2015 Series welcomes an eclectic lineup of performances ranging in musical style from zydeco to rockabilly, garage rock to Americana. All six SOL Series performances will be held at the Colonial Quarter, 33 St. George Street, downtown St. Augustine.

    Spring 2015 Lineup

    Southern Culture on the Skids with The Woolly Bushmen and Rivernecks, March 8. Starting off the Spring 2015 SOL Series will be Southern Culture on the Skids with The Woolly Bushmen and Rivernecks on Sunday, March 8. Since 1983, when Southern Culture on the Skids formed in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, this raucous, good-natured and good-time band have toured endlessly, performing their unique hybrid of Americana, surf, R&B, rockabilly and swamp ...   [Read More]




    Indie Country Rock Artist Jenny Lewis To Perform at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Saturday, May 9, 2015




    Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (January 20, 2015) — The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall proudly announces that indie country rock singer-songwriter Jenny Lewis will perform on Saturday, May 9, 2015. Tickets for Jenny Lewis will go on sale to the public this Friday, January 23 at 10 a.m.

    In July of 2014, Jenny Lewis returned with her new album, The Voyager. The Los Angeles artist’s first solo LP since 2008’s Acid Tongue, The Voyager is Lewis’s most deeply personal, and her most musically robust. Featuring production work from Ryan Adams, Beck, as well as Lewis and her longtime collaborator Johnathan Rice, The Voyager finds Lewis at her sharp-witted best, singing about her recent life with honesty and incisiveness. And then there’s her voice, which was already a force to be reckoned with, but sounds even richer, more nuanced, more powerful. Lewis says The Voyager was the hardest album she has ever made, documenting her struggle to cope following the death of her estranged father in 2010 and the subsequent break-up of her band, Rilo Kiley. In the three years she worked on it, there were moments she thought she’d never finish. But, more than ever before, she knew she had to. The story is best told in Lewis’s own words:

    ...   [Read More]



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    Events This Weekend September 26th - 28th




    There are lots of events happening around Jacksonville this weekend, here are our top picks :

    Friday Sept 26: Brew at the Zoo @ The a Jacksonville Zoo 7:00-10:30pm 

    Friday Sept 26: L.A. Guns live @ Mavericks - Doors open at 6:30pm 

    Friday Sept 26: Ladies Night Out @Suite 9:30pm 

    Friday Sept 26: ladies Night @Pusser's Bar and Grille 9:00pm-11:00pm

    Friday Sept 26: Flagler beach farmers market 7:00am- 12:00pm 

    Saturday Sept 27: PurpleStride @ The Sea Walk Pavilion 8:00am

    Saturday Sept 27: Jacksonville Dragon Boat Festival @ The Jacksonville Landing 8:00am-6:00pm

    Saturday Sept 27: Aqua East Grom Bash @ The South side of the Pier 8:00am-12:00pm

    Saturday Sept 27: Clean Water Music Festival @ The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall 10:00am-8:00pm

    Saturday Sept 27: Riverside Arts Market under the Fuller Warren Bridge 10:00am-4:00pm

    Saturday Sept 27:The Pretty Pooch Pageant @ The Equestrian Center 

    Saturday Sept 27: Lynch's Irish Pub's 20th Anniversary @ Lynch's Irish Pub All Day Specials 

    Saturday & Sunday Sept 27- 28: Festival of Flight outdoor music festival benefiting Angels for Allison @...   [Read More]




    Meet the Boatanista - Lisa Almeida




    How many people have you heard say they were involved in a particular activity “before they could walk”? In most cases, it is a figure of speech used to emphasize a point. In my case it is the literal truth.

    I was a boater long before I could walk. And it is not just a figure of speech for me to claim that boating is etched into my DNA. I have visible proof.

    My favorite photo hangs on the wall over my breakfast table. It is a vintage, 1950s-era image of two water skiers waving to the camera as they are pulled behind a boat. The man and woman in the photo are competitive water skiers at world-famous Cypress Gardens. They are young, and fit, and smiling. What the photo does not reveal is that the two are among the best at their craft, and have set various records and won numerous accolades.

    It is a photo of my parents. To say I grew up boating is no exaggeration. In fact, before I could crawl, my parents would secure my baby carrier firmly near the helm of the boat as they practiced their routines. I took to boating from the start. My parents told me that the movement of the water would most often lull me to sleep.

    When other kids were riding tricycles I was learning to ski. When other kids were pl...   [Read More]




    Events This Weekend September 19th - 21st




    Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Heres a list of some of our top picks happening this weekend: 

    Feature Photo By: @eyeofthetiger

     

    Friday, Sept 19: Taste to Chicago- Benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 8pm @Suite

    Friday, Sept 19: The Slow Down- a food fair featuring local restaurant and specialty cocktail @ St.Augustine Distillery 6:30pm ticketed

    Friday, Sept 19: Ladies Night- featuring great drink specials @ Pussers Bar and Grille in Ponte Vedra

    Friday, Sept 19: Modulism ft Dolf James and Andrew Zimmerman @ J Johnson Gallery Saturday

    Friday, Sept 19: The Jaguars Stash Dash @ Everbank Field. 1 Mile at 6:30 PM | 5K at 7:00 PM | EverBank Field​

    Saturday, Sept 20: The WithLove 5k @ The World Golf Village @ 8:00 am benefiting children battling cancer and other life threatening illnesses.

    Saturday, Sept 20: Bike MS: PGA Tour to Shore - a two day biking event to help raise funds for MS @TPC Sawgrass 7:00am

    Saturday, Sept 20: Avondale 5k Classic- benefiting the Sanctuary on 8th street @ The Shoppes of Avondale @ 8:30 am

    Photo by @piersidestew

    Saturday, Sept 20: The&n...   [Read More]




    Top Events This Weekend - September 12-14th




    ​The Weekends Top Events:    Photo By Level Exposure

    Friday, September 12:  BlingFest 2014 featuring 11 local jewelry designers, 3 specialty cocktail stations, and 1 unique dessert station. Event is from 8-10pm

    Friday, September 12-14: Connection Festival – A three-day, open air festival presenting live music, performances by professional dance companies, art exhibitions and workshops along with tech and business meetups in downtown all weekend.

    Friday, September 12-14: 10th Anniversary of the 2014 Jacksonville Tattoo Convention at the Wyndham Riverwalk

    Friday, September 12:  Raven Clif will be preforming at Mavericks at the Landing. Doors Open @ 6pm, Concert at 8pm. 18+ Ladies/21+ Guys welcome

    Friday, September 12 & 13: The St. Augustine Spanish Wine Festival will be happening in downtown St. Augustine

    Saturday, September 13:  Cursing to the Creek – Car & Truck show and Community Festival at the Trout Creek Marina from 9am-2pm.

    Saturday, September 13: Run Diva 5K Woman’s Race at Nocatee Town Center @ 8:30am

    Saturday, September 13: RAM – Riverside Arts Market under the Fuller Warren from 10am–2pm

    Saturday, September 13:...   [Read More]




    Events This Weekend September 5th -7th




    Weekly photo feature from @jrockstyle     ​The Weekends Top Events:   

    Friday, September 5:  St. Augustine First Friday Art Walk in Downtown St. Augustine from 5-9pm

    Friday, September 5: House Of Fame Main Event Weigh In @ Latitude 30. Starts at 5pm

    Friday, September 5: Junior Service League Poker Tournament @ The Treasury on the Plaza, 24 Cathedral Place from 7-10pm

    Friday, September 5: Bruval Beer tasting and Void Magazine Drop @ Mellow Mushroom in Jacksonville Beach from 5-10pm

     

    Saturday, September 6: House Of Fame MMA Main Event “A New Dawn” @ The Veterans Memorial Arena starting at 6:30pm; Block party kicks off at 3pm

    Saturday, September 6: Community First Saturdays @ Northbank Riverwalk from 10am-2:30pm

    Saturday, September 6: Sisters of the Sea Surf Classic @ Jacksonville Beach Pier – All Day

    Saturday, September 6: Old City Farmers Market @ The St. Augustine Ampitheatre from 8:30am-12:30pm

    Saturday, September 6: FSU vs. The Citadel Game Watch Party @ Southside Miller Ale House at 5:30pm

    Saturday, September 6: Flick N’ Float at ...   [Read More]



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