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The Thanksgiving Football Schedule For This Holiday Weekend
The Thanksgiving Football Schedule for the 2017 season has been set. The schedule includes all college football games and NFL games this holiday weekend.
Thanksgiving week is also Rivalry Week in college football. Some of the rivalry games on the Thanksgiving football schedule include Alabama at Auburn, Florida State at Florida, Georgia at Georgia Tech, Ohio State at Michigan, Ole Miss at Mississippi State, Oregon State at Oregon, Clemson at South Carolina, and Washington State at Washington.
There are also some great NFL games on the slate, highlighted by three Thanksgiving Classic games: Minnesota at Detroit, LA Chargers at Dallas, and NY Giants at Washington.
Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017
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Vikings at Lions
FCS: Edward Waters at Alabama State
Chargers at Cowboys
Ole Miss at (14) Mississippi State... [Read More]
Fionn MacCools Irish Pub & Restaurant Is Opening In Nocatee
Fionn MacCools Irish Pub & Restaurant, a locally owned authentic Irish pub located on the waterfront in downtown Jacksonville, is opening a second location in Nocatee in mid December.
Fionn MacCools first opened in Jacksonville Beach in 2005, before relocating to a 200-seat waterfront location at the Jacksonville Landing in 2011. The new 150-seat Nocatee location will be opening in December at the Shoppes of St Johns Oaks on 145 Hilden Rd.
Fionn mac Cumhaill or “Finn McCool” is known for being a great warrior in Irish myths. He was the greatest leader of the Fianna, an elite military clan responsible for the protection of the High King of Ireland. Fionn implemented a code of honor into the Fianna; which had a reputation for being somewhat unruly. Another legend includes Fionn as a giant, creating the Giant’s Causeway, a peculiar series of volcanic rock formations along the coast of Ireland. He did this to challenge a Scottish giant to a fight and allow passage from Scotland to Ireland.
Fionn MacCool's brings a bit of Ireland to the Jacksonville area. With their authentic Irish food, live entertainment, and friendly atmosphere, their Irish pub has the recipe you've been looking for.... [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]
31st Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony On Friday, November 24 At The Jacksonville Landing
The Jacksonville Landing and Sleiman Enterprises present the 31st Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, November 24 at 7:00 p.m.
Kickoff the holiday season at The Jacksonville Landing the day after Thanksgiving. Bring your family and friends as The Landing lights the 56-foot-tall energy-efficient Christmas tree featuring over 78,000 L.E.D. lights and more than 150 ornaments.
The show will take place in the Landing’s Courtyard beginning at 7:00 p.m. featuring live musical entertainment, the 31st annual lighting of The Jacksonville Landing’s Christmas Tree and a fireworks display on the St. Johns River as the grand finale. The Landing’s Christmas Tree will light up at 9 p.m. while fireworks light up the sky!
Featured artists include Brady Clampitt, Melissa Smith, Andrew Sapin, Mama Blue and more with special dance performances by Grace Conservatory and Schott Jones School of Dance. The host for the ceremony Rance Adams TV from River City Live and the DJ is Kevin Tos from Party Solution Entertainment. This year’s show will bring the Jacksonville community together while enjoying a night filled with holiday cheer, special guest appearances and lighting The Landing’s 56-foot-tall Christmas Tree.[Read More]
The River And Post Restaurant Opens Today
Jacksonville’s latest rooftop bar and restaurant is set to open today. The 450-seat River and Post restaurant is on the corner of Riverside Avenue and Post Street, overlooking the St. Johns River.
This upscale casual restaurant will bring a trendy environment, great food and breathtaking river city views to Riverside. It will be located in the newly renovated Summit building, located at 1000 Riverside, on the corner of Post Street.
The first floor of River & Post will have approximately 6,300 square-feet of dining area as well as a bar. With ample parking available, the downstairs dining room is designed for 233 seats and outdoor seating for 48. The first floor will also include private dining and event space. The ninth-floor rooftop bar totals 3,500 square feet, with seating for 122 stargazers and another 32 seats indoors.
The menu will be seafood- and steak-focused Southern American cuisine. The floor plan calls for pet-friendly patio dining space downstairs, as well as being a premier location for meetings and private events. River and Post will also feature ample parking, a rare commodity in Riverside... [Read More]
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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]
MC Wale Previews Florida - Georgia
JACKSONVILLE, FL - It is that time of the year again: the RV's are pulling into Jacksonville, the trash talk over the airwaves and social media has started, and the invitations to tailgate parties are being shared as the entire city preps itself for one of the most exciting weekends in Jacksonville. The Florida-Georgia game, also known as the World's Largest Cocktail Party, is always a good time, although there seems to be a little less luster on this year's matchup due to the status of the two teams at this point of the season.
The Florida Gators (4-3) and the Georgia Bulldogs (4-3) both entered this season with their eyes focused on Atlanta and the SEC championship. Both teams have very slim chances of making that goal a reality with both teams having two losses in the conference. Georgia specifically has been dealing with a ton of injuries on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. Georgia is expected to have running back Todd Gurley, which should help quarterback Aaron Murray and their 25th ranked passing attack balance out the rest of their offense.
The Gators have also been dealing with a ton of ... [Read More]
Jaguars Trip To London
London - This past weekend, our Jaguars traveled to London to play the San Fransisco 49ers. The final score was 42-10. Although the team lost, the brand was instilled into the hearts of many fans in the UK. The Jaguars staff, players & cheerleaders attended many events while over in London like a massive pep rally. Football fans from all over the area came to cheer on the Jags in hopes that there might be more games in the coming years that would frequent the country. Photos from london will be uploaded on wednesday when our photographer lands back in the USAPhoto Courtesy: Jaguars Photo Courtesy: Jaguars Photo Courtesy: Jaguars Photo Courtesy: Jaguars Photo Courtesy: Jaguars
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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]
Country Artist Eric Church Will Be Performing In Jacksonville on March 27th 2015
JACKSONVILLE, FL – (Jan. 19, 2015) -- EMI Nashville recording artist Eric Church will bring “The Outsiders World Tour” to Veterans Memorial Arena in JACKSONVILLE, FL on March 27, 2015. Tickets go on-sale Friday, January 23 at 10AM at www.ticketmaster.com. Special guest on this show will be The Cadillac Three.
After closing out 2014 with country music’s top-selling album, the Platinum-certified and genre-busting The Outsiders, Eric Church storms in to 2015 with four GRAMMY nominations (Best Country Album for The Outsiders, Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance for “Give Me Back My Hometown” and Best Country Group/Duo Performance for “Raise ‘Em Up” with Keith Urban) and a new addition to his widely successful Outsiders World Tour 2015.
“Eric Church is our greatest working rock star” proclaimed Stereogum, referring to Church as “…. a down-home everyman whose conversational vocal delivery surges into something huge when it needs to and who comes off as a perfectly genuine human being even when leading the choreographed rigors of an arena show. And holy shit, he has songs.” The Philadelphia Inquirer&nb... [Read More]
Jason Mraz Making Tour Stop In Jacksonville In 2015
tlantic recording artist Jason Mraz has announced new U.S. dates on his international tour to celebrate his latest album, “YES!,” released earlier this year. The “YES!” tour is a unique itinerary that sees the multi-GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter performing in an array of intimate venues around the world. Mraz continues to celebrate his fifth studio album choosing to perform at historic venues around the globe, including such historic theatres and concert halls as London’s Royal Albert Hall, Paris’ Casino de Paris, and Amsterdam’s Royal Theatre Carré.
Photo by Jeff Coffman
The additional tour dates get underway this February with a month long run of intimate North American shows alongside longtime friends and “YES!” collaborators, Raining Jane. For up-to-the-minute news and information, please log on to jasonmraz.com/tour.
The Multi-Grammy®, Multi-Platinum winning superstar also completed “The Five Boroughs Tour” in September which saw Mraz perform 6 shows in 5 boroughs: Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens, Staten Island and Manhattan, a feat previously only accomplished by two other music artists; David Bowie and NYC’s own Beastie Boys. Mraz announc... [Read More]
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Events Happeng This Weekend -October 3rd -5th
There's a ton of events happening this weekend, here's a list of our top picks:
Photo By @BrianRotundaphotos
Friday October 3: Kronic (Producer of Lil Jon's hit 'Bend Ova") is hosting the guest appreciation party at Suite at the Towncenter. Doors open at 9:30pm
Friday October 3: Our friends at Rebounderz are putting together a very unique interactive haunted house. The attraction (unlike any in North Florida) will be called ZOMBIEFEST and will be open to the public on Friday and Saturday nights during the month of October! Friday night is the Grand Opening!
Friday October 3: Jacksonville Home and Patio Show at the Prime Osborne Center from 11am - 9pm
Friday October 3: The Full of Bull Redfish Tournament – Happening all weekend at Beach Marine off Beach blvd.
Friday October 3: Oktoberfest VIP Preview Party at Memorial Park from 6pm-9pm
Friday October 3: First Friday St. Augustine Art Walk in downtown St Augustine from 5 to 9 p.m.
Saturday October 4: Oktoberfest at Memorial Park in riverside from noon-8pm
Saturday October 4: 7th Annual Datil Pepper Festival at St. Johns County Agricultural Center in S... [Read More]
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:
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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
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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]
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