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Studio 54 JAX, A Nightclub and Benefit Concert For The Nonprofit Florida Theatre
For ONE NIGHT ONLY, experience Studio 54 JAX, A Nightclub and Benefit Concert for the nonprofit Florida Theatre.
Join us for an exclusive night celebrating the glamour of the infamous private parties at the Studio 54 nightclub in New York City. In a transformed Florida Theatre, enjoy a table for four with enjoy endless cocktails and a plated dinner. Or, enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and endless cocktails in the mezzanine, with swanky balcony seating for a benefit concert featuring guest artists performing the music of Elton John, Donna Summer and Barry Manilow. To complete the evening, dance on the historic Florida Theatre stage, which with live dance music by the Boogie Freaks, becomes the iconic discotheque, Studio 54.
Table seating Begins at six o’clock in the evening for cocktails, followed by dinner.
Individual tickets Enter at seven o’clock for heavy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and a private disco.
A benefit concert featuring surprise guests performing the music of Elton John, Donna Summer and Barry Manilow begins at eight o’clock.
Dance floor opens at nine o’clock.
When: Saturday, May 19, 2018 Where: At the Historic Fl... [Read More]
2018 Best New Country Artist Luke Combs Plays Military Appreciation Day Tuesday
Continuing a PGA TOUR tradition of honoring men and women in uniform, THE PLAYERS Championship today unveiled a full slate of military appreciation activities and programs for the 2018 event, including a special performance by 2017 breakout artist Luke Combs on Tuesday, May 8, during Military Appreciation Day. New this year, the Military Appreciation Day Ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the Concert will kick-off at 6 p.m. on the 17th hole when the tournament returns to THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass, May 8-13.
Combs joins an impressive list of country music stars who have performed on Military Appreciation Day including Tim McGraw (2010), Darius Rucker (2011), Luke Bryan (2012), Dierks Bentley (2013), Jake Owen (2014), Big & Rich (2015), Toby Keith (2016) and Sam Hunt (2017).
The Military Appreciation Day Ceremony and Concert is free to any Tuesday ticket holder; a Tuesday Stadium Pass starts at just $25. Parking is also free on Tuesday and Wednesday of tournament week.
“Performing at THE PLAYERS, on the 17th hole, is one of those ‘once in a lifetime’ experiences,” said Combs. “The fact that my performance is part of a ceremony that honors our men and women in the armed f... [Read More]
THE PLAYERS Championship Returns May 8-13
The PLAYERS Championship returns May 8th and annually combines the best field in golf playing The PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass. The week schedule of events is listed below.
Monday, May 7
· Practice Day for professionals
· Course closed to the public
Tuesday, May 8: Military Appreciation Day
· Entrances open at 7:30 a.m.
· Practice Day for professionals
· Charity of the Day: Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation
· Military Appreciation Ceremony and Luke Combs Concert on Hole 17 at 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 9
· Entrances open at 7:30 a.m.
· Practice Day for professionals
· Charity of the Day: Junior Achievement of North Florida
Thursday, May 10
· Entrances open at 6:30 a.m.
· First round of competition begins at approximately 7:30 a.m. (threesomes off of No. 1 and No.10)
· Charity of the Day: Wolfson Children’s Hospital
Friday, May 11
· Entrances open at 6:30 a.m.
· Second round of competition begins... [Read More]
LITTLE BIG TOWN AND THEIR “THE BREAKERS TOUR” IS MAY 4TH
The St. Augustine Amphitheatre proudly presents Grammy award-winning County music vocal group Little Big Town and their “The Breakers Tour” featuring Kacey Musgraves and Midland live in concert on Friday, May 4, 2018. Tickets for Little Big Town with special guests Kacey Musgraves and Midland will go on sale to the general public this Friday, October 6 at 10 a.m.
After launching a historic sold-out year-long residency at Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium, Grammy Awardwinning vocal group Little Big Town announced they will bring their critically-acclaimed harmonies to arenas and amphitheaters nationwide starting Spring 2018 with “The Breakers Tour.” The highly-anticipated multi-city run begins February 8 in Oklahoma City and will visit 26 markets, including St. Augustine, Florida’s St. Augustine Amphitheatre on May 4.
Little Big Town’s landmark year to date includes the release of their chart-topping album The Breaker (released February 24, 2017) which debuted #1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and Top 5 on the Billboard 200 All Genre chart-as well as the group’s fifth ACM Award win as Vocal Group of the Year. Additionally, the Multi-Platinum selling Country group was recently inducted into th... [Read More]
WORLD FAMOUS BUDWEISER CLYDESDALES AT ANHEUSER-BUSCH BREWERY
The Budweiser Clydesdales made their first-ever appearance on April 7, 1933. A gift from August A. Busch, Jr. and Adolphus Busch to their father in celebration of the repeal of Prohibition, the presentation of the original two six-horse hitches of champion Clydesdales moved father, sons and drivers to tears. The phrase “crying in your beer” was officially coined shortly thereafter.
More than 300 years ago, this imposing breed was first developed for farm work in the region of Clydesdale, Scotland. They are most easily recognized for their substantial feather — the long hairs of the lower leg that cover the hooves. Despite a dressy appearance, they are capable of pulling a 1-ton load at 5 MPH.
No strangers to television broadcasts and parades, the Budweiser Clydesdales have figured prominently in two Presidential inaugurations. They appeared in Missouri native Harry Truman’s inaugural parade in 1949, and then again for Bill Clinton’s in 1993.
In 1950, the Budweiser Clydesdales received their very own mascot: the Dalmatian. Traditionally used to guide horse-drawn fire carts, this spotted dog serves as friend and companion to the team, sitting aside the driver.
Articles - Sports
2016 Curling Championships Coming To Jacksonville
Jacksonville has been selected as the site for the 2016 USA Curling National Championships. This will be the first time that a curling national championship will take place in the Sunshine State. The Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena will serve as the venue for the event, which will be staged Feb. 6-13, 2016.
“We extend a warm welcome to a cool sport,” said Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown. “Jacksonville has become a premier venue and destination for a wide range of major sporting events, and we’re honored to have the 2016 Curling National Championships in our city. We look forward to hosting America’s top curling teams, as well as their fans from far and wide.” The weeklong national championships feature the top 20 men’s and women’s teams competing for the chance to represent the U.S. at the 2016 world championships.
“This decision was made based upon a very strong bid from the various partners in Jacksonville, as well as many, many meetings between USA Curling and Jacksonville that have convinced all of us that this is a good move for many reasons,” said Rick Patzke, USA Curling chief operating officer. “In the past year, curling has landed on island ... [Read More]
SHARKS CALM STORM ON FRIDAY NIGHT 60-41
JACKSONVILLE – Taking advantage of an opportunistic defense that forced five turnovers, the Jacksonville Sharks improved to 2-0 at home on Friday night, beating the Tampa Bay Storm by a 60-41 count on Sea Best Field at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Jacksonville (2-2) jumped out to an early 13-0 lead thanks to the first of those turnovers. After R.J. Archer opened the game with a one-yard touchdown run. Tampa Bay (3-2) quarterback Randy Hippeard lost control of the snap on the Storm’s ensuing drive. Jack linebacker Charlie Hunt pounced on the loose ball to set the Sharks up at the Storm 16. On the very next play, starting quarterback R.J. Archer took a hard hit and left the game for one play and Aaron Garcia stepped on to the field wearing a Jacksonville uniform for the first time since 2011. Garcia needed just one snap to make an impact, throwing Mardy Gilyard open for a diving 24-yard touchdown catch that gave the Sharks that two-score lead.
Archer bounced back after missing that one snap, playing the rest of the game under center. Following the Storm’s first score of the game – a touchdown from Hippeard to Justin Hilton, Archer fired a five-yard scoring strike to London Crawford, giving the Sharks a 20-7 lead. But... [Read More]
Bragan Field Gets Prepared for Opening Night
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Fans will notice some changes to Bragan Field when the Jacksonville Suns open the 2014 season against the Huntsville Stars on Thursday April 3 at Bragan Field.
The Suns will open their season on Thursday, April 3rd at 7:05 and will be home for five games through April 7th against the Huntsville Stars. Don't miss Opening Night and a special ceremony for the unveiling of the Legends of Jacksonville Baseball at 6:00 P.M.
Tickets for all Suns home games are currently on sale through the Suns Box Office at (904) 358-2846, or online at www.jaxsuns.com. Tickets are $7.50 for general admission, $10.50 for reserved seating and $13.50 for Homeplate Box seating. Limited sponsorships, season tickets and group packages are still available.
In this video from the Suns Baseball Network, changes to the nets and infield surface are examined, along with a behind-the-scenes look at the Suns clubhouse.
The 2014 season is presented by Everbank, official banking partner of the Jacksonville Suns. The Suns are the Double-A Affiliate of the Miami Marlins and a member of the Southern League of Professional Baseball.... [Read More]
Russian Gold medalists get $120,000 cash plus a new Mercedes after Olympics
If you were on the Russian Olympic team and you were a medalist at the Sochi Games, you're in the money. The medal winners are given cash and a new Mercedes. All of the Gold medalists in the Sochi Olympics were given $120,000 plus a brand new Mercedes GL SUV. The Silver medalists got $76,000 and a Mercedes ML, and the bronze medalists got $52,000 and a Mercedes GLK. A total of 45 cars were distributed to the Olympic medalists. Russia won a Sochi-leading total of 33 medals, including 13 golds. The Russian athletes who won medals in the 2012 London Games received Audis instead of Mercedes. For comparison's sake, The United States Olympians who medaled received $25,000 for a gold, $15,000 for a silver and $10,000 for a bronze. The money won by the United States medalists is then taxed by the IRS. Go Figure! ... [Read More]
Great Urban Race Coming To Jacksonville On March 8th
JACKSONVILLE FL – The national running series Great Urban Race offers a mentally and physically challenging Saturday afternoon that takes participants dashing through their cities to visit local organizations, with an added bonus: runners are competing for a cash prize and potentially their share of $10,000. The urban scavenger hunt has been in existence since 2007, but will hit Jacksonville for the first time on March 8th. In 2014, Great Urban Race will take participants to big adventures in 14 domestic and international locations.
Team members will solve and complete 12 unique clues at local Jacksonville businesses and landmarks. In previous races, challenges have included one teammate lying on a bed of nails, walking on glass, and taking a photo with a live tiger. First, second, and third place finishers will receive a cash prize. The top 25 teams to complete the race in each location will secure a spot in the National Championship race, held in Vancouver on August 9th. The top teams at the Championship will take home a total of $10,000 in grand prizes.
“Great Urban Race offers participants the most exciting Saturday imaginable,” says Event Director Jordan Diehl. “People really have to think to co... [Read More]
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Foodie Event - Feed The Need Fest
Jacksonville Fl - Saturday from 4-8pm - Join Camping World of Jacksonville and FoodiesUSA at the Flamingo Lake Camp Resort on Saturday September 14th to help kick-off the "U Can Change Hunger" campaign! The night will feature a food truck challenge, live music, raffles, prizes, and RV & motorcycle show and much more! Bring a non-perishable food item as a donation to support Second Harvest and check out the silent auction to benefit Foodies Care. Bring the entire family for a day of fun, food trucks and helping to feed those in need in North Florida.The first 100 guests to arrive with a food donation will be entered into a special drawing for a $100 Camping World gift card. For more information, or to donate online please visit www.FoodiesUSA.com/hunger.... [Read More]
New Restaurant: Flying Iguana Coming To Neptune Beach
Neptune Beach Fl- There is a new restaurant coming to Beaches Town Center in Neptune Beach. The Flying Iguana, a Taqueria and Tequila Bar will be opening its doors soon. It will be located in the old Sun Dog Cafe. The restaurant will feature live music, creative signature cocktails, local craft beers and an exciting fusion of Latin American cuisine including: eclectic tacos, creative entrees, and one of the best brunches in town in a modern atmosphere. The building has undergone extensive remodeling the past couple months and will be opening soon. Inspired by urban hotspots like Rocco's Tacos in South Florida, New York based Mercadito, Pardos Peruvian Cuisine in Miami and San Francisco staple, Limon Rotisserie, the Flying Iguana will be serving up South American fusion plates like Peruvian Rotisserie Chicken, Sweet Corn Tamales Cakes with Smoked Salmon, Habanero Mango Glazed Sword Fish, and Agave Brined Pork Chops, just to name a few. Not your average taqueria, the Flying Iguana will carry over 100 tequilas and mezcals as well as 24 draft beers, which will be served from a "very long bar with beautiful finishes," says Mansur. "It's going to be a restaurant that I will be so proud of when it's all done - we held nothing back on this build o... [Read More]
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Rock Band Modest Mouse To Perform at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre
St. Augustine, Fla. (May 26, 2015) – The St. Augustine Amphitheatre, in partnership with Jax Live Presents, proudly announce the return of indie rock band Modest Mouse to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Friday, July 17, 2015. Tickets for this concert event will go on sale to the general public this Friday, May 29 at 10 a.m.
Modest Mouse are one of the most surprising commercial success stories of the new millennium – while their music is by turns taut and elliptical, and the lyrics sometimes cryptic and introspective, the band broke through the mainstream audience with the platinum-selling Good News for People Who Love Bad News and they became genuine rock stars at a time when their musical peers remained cult figures.
Modest Mouse was formed in 1993 in Issaquah, Washington by singer/guitarist Isaac Brock, drummer Jeremiah Green and bassist Eric Judy. In 1994, Modest Mouse recorded its first EP, Blue Cadet-3, Do You Connect and also recorded what would have been its first album, Sad Sappy Sucker, but constant delays caused the album to be shelved and ultimately released in 2001. In 1996, the group officially released its debut album, This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About, on the independent ... [Read More]
Brian Adams To Perform In St. Augustine
St. Augustine, Fla. (May 11, 2015) – The St. Augustine Amphitheatre proudly announces that rock superstar Bryan Adams will be plugging in once again and hitting the road with a full band to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the multi-million selling album Reckless. The tour will make a stop at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Sunday, June 28, 2015. Tickets will go on sale to the general public this Friday, May 15 at 10 a.m.
Adams will be performing a set that will honor not only the 30th Anniversary of Reckless – a deluxe version of which has been released via UMC/Polydor this past November, featuring exclusive expanded bonus material – but also his endless catalogue of anthemic hits.
Since its release in 1984, Reckless has gone 5 times Platinum in the U.S. alone and has sold over 12 million worldwide. It spawned ground-breaking hits such as "Run to You", "Kids Wanna Rock", “Somebody", "Summer of '69", “One Night Love Affair" and "It's Only Love" a duet with the incomparable Tina Turner. Reckless also gave Bryan is first U.S. #1 on Billboard with "Heaven" as well as a Diamond Award for over a million sold in his home country of Canada. The a... [Read More]
Adrian Legg & David Lindley Coming To The PV Concert Hall
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (May 12, 2015) — The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall proudly announces that renowned guitarist Adrian Legg and multi-instrumentalist David Lindley will perform on Thursday, November 12, 2015. Tickets for Adrian Legg and David Lindley will go on sale to the general public this Friday, May 15 at 10 a.m.
Renowned and awarded for his unique amalgamation of acoustic and electric guitar and how he blends diverse musical styles and inspirations into a distinctive sound all his own, Adrian Legg has been hailed as “one of the wizards” of the guitar (Philadelphia Enquirer) and “a genius” (Los Angeles Reader). In addition to his distinguished career as a live performer, recording artist and composer, he is an innovator in guitar design and amplification technology, an instructor, photographer, writer and author, witty and engaging between song onstage raconteur, and an at large commentator for National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered,” among other gifts, pursuits and interests. Hence it’s no wonder that What’s Up magazine hails London-born Legg as “the greatest British import since Newcastle Brown Ale.” Born in 1948 in the London neighborhood of Hackney, the best way... [Read More]
￼Classic Hard Rock Trio The Winery Dogs Coming To Ponte Vedra
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (May 11, 2015) — The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall welcomes classic hard rock trio The Winery Dogs on Wednesday, October 14, 2015. Tickets go on sale to the public this Friday, May 15 at 10 a.m.
It would be easy to call The Winery Dogs a supergroup: Vocalist and guitarist Richie Kotzen made his mark with Poison and Mr. Big, bassist Billy Sheehan has been rocking for decades with Steve Vai, David Lee Roth, Mr. Big and others, and drummer Mike Portnoy was the co-founder of progressive metal superstars Dream Theater. But The Winery Dogs are so much more than a supergroup. Supergroups are usually short-lived entities composed of gifted players that jam out for little while and then quickly record with the hopes of catching lightning in a bottle. That's certainly not the case with The Winery Dogs, a cohesive, well-rounded classic-sounding trio with blazing songs that defy expectation. The group’s self-titled debut is filled with straightforward rock and roll inspired by some of their favorite bands, and their music transcends any of the styles they're best known for.
“We all have our own distinct voicings and styles, but we also have a common ground of music we grew up listening to,&rdquo... [Read More]
Little Big Town Coming To St Augustine Amitheatre
St. Augustine, Fla. (April 27, 2015) – The St. Augustine Amphitheatre proudly welcomes contemporary country quartet and 2015 ACM Awards Vocal Group of the Year, Little Big Town, on Saturday, October 17, 2015. Tickets will go on sale to the general public this Friday, May 1 at 10 a.m.
The country vocal quartet Little Big Town features Karen Fairchild, Phillip Sweet, Jimi Westbrook and Kimberly Schlapman. The quartet began with Kimberly and Karen, two Georgia natives who began singing together in college. Arkansas-born and Alabama-raised Jimi Westbrook, a friend of Fairchild's husband, joined them to make a trio, and the group was completed by the addition of Arkansan Phil Sweet in 1998. From the outset, Little Big Town devoted their sound to harmony and multiple lead vocals, a combination that made the band a hard sell at first. They finally landed a deal at Mercury Records, but it fell through due to disagreements about musical direction. In the wake of the success of the Dixie Chicks, however, Little Big Town were taken up by the Dixie Chicks' label, Monument Records in 2000 and Monument issued the band's debut single, "Don't Waste My Time," in the winter of 2002. The song was on its way up the charts when its accomp... [Read More]
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An Elite Force of Military Veterans From Jacksonville Planing To Take On ISIS
An elite force of military Veterans comprised of ex marines, rangers, seals, and scout snipers are taking the fight against ISIS into their own hands. The group, Veterans against ISIS, led by Veteran Sean Rowe who lives in Jacksonville fl are asking for your help. As of now, Sean has comprised a team of military Veterans from Jacksonville and surrounding areas that will ship out to the Middle East to protect civilians abroad suffering at the hands of Islamic extremists.
Determined to save lives abroad, Rowe told Fox News that there is no denying that innocent civilians in Iraq and Syria need help in the face of such pervasive extremism. "I'm a well-trained veteran with the best military in the world," he said, "and there's nothing more important than helping these innocent women and children being slaughtered over there."
Rowe mentioned that the biggest challenge he and his team currently face is a lack of resources. "We have most of what we need right now," he said, "but we are seeking to raise support because we can't take a lot of stuff with us." Unless they can garner further financial support, the group will be relying on locals for food, weaponry, and medical suppl... [Read More]
Memorial Day Bash at the Towncenter
Coming up on May 22nd from 9pm-2am at Blackfinn and in the surrounding parking lot at the St Johns Towncenter, there will be a huge Memorial Day Freedom Bash. Blackfinn Ameripub teamed up with Combat2College, Inc., Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation, Veterans United Craft Brewery, 904 Happy Hour, Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine and more to bring you this All American Event!
Enjoy great food, drinks, friends and live music to help raise money for local veteran and military non profits! With a voluntary $5 donation you will receive a complimentary cocktail and raffle ticket. Part of the proceeds from their specialty Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine drink menu and Scout Dog 44 will also be donated to these great organizations.
Combat 2 College is an organization who provides a bridge that connects veterans, service members, and their family members to resources in order to facilitate their success in post-secondary or higher education. Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation provides college scholarships and long term educational counseling to children of fallen patriots. This organization honors the lives of those who have sacrificed themselves for our country, ensuring the success of the ones they love.... [Read More]
Sneak Peak Of Vision For Shipyards Development Presented By Shad Khan
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 17, 2015 – The eagerly anticipated vision to transform the Shipyards riverfront downtown property into a vibrant entertainment and leisure district was presented today by Jaguars owner Shad Khan and team president Mark Lamping on behalf of Iguana Investments, a new development entity created by Khan specifically for the Shipyards project.
The vision was presented at the Jaguars’ annual state of the franchise event, where updates involving the Jaguars were shared with City leaders and news media in attendance, and online with the public via live streaming.
The property, which encompasses approximately 48 acres of City-owned property on the north bank of the St. Johns River, is central to Khan’s long-stated vision to bring new life and positive economic impact to Jacksonville’s urban core. By creating a year-round destination that bridges EverBank Field and the Sports Complex to Downtown Jacksonville, Khan said the Shipyards project – should it become reality – promises to serve the entire region for generations to come.
“The Shipyards would give Downtown Jacksonville the kind of iconic identity that many downtown districts in the United States enjoy an... [Read More]
2015 Monster Trucks on Display in Jacksonville
Thursday, February 19 - Monster Trucks on Display in Jacksonville
For fans, it's a chance to see and take pictures with eight of the show’s biggest stars, the enormous trucks, and meet the race teams, before these beasts roar in to EverBank Stadium for the show. Best part, it's all free to the public at these times and locations:
Best Bet Poker Room
455 Park Avenue
Orange Park, FL 32073
9770 Atlantic Blvd –
Jacksonville , FL 32225
2784 Sadler Rd.
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Grave Digger Ride Truck
6400 Blanding Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32244
3pm – 7pm
Monster Mutt Rottweiler
Mike Davidson Ford
9650 Atlantic Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32225
Monster Mutt Dalmatian
AutoNation on the Ave
10720 Ph... [Read More]
Castillo De San Marco Free Admission on Presidents' Day Weekend
The Castillo de San Marcos will celebrate Presidents’ Day weekend by offering free admission on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, February 14, 15, and 16, 2015. On Monday, February 16, the Castillo will honor African American History Month with some special programs.
On Monday, February 16, at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., Ms. Bernadette Reeves will present, “Unsung Heroes,” a dynamic tribute to prominent local African Americans who have contributed to the ongoing struggle for dignity and racial equality in St. Augustine.
The presentation will include dance, music, and spoken word to honor these great men and women. Also on Monday, February 16, Janiyah Jackson, of West Augustine’s Kids Safe Zone, will present a dramatic recitation of President Abraham Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address” at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Info Via augustine.com... [Read More]
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