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    The Homestead Is Coming Back To Jacksonville Beach




    There have been a few attempts to bring the popular restaurant back to Jax Beach the last couple years but this time, we think there is some real progress and renovations to an existing restaurant have begun.

    Heres a note from the new management posted on Facebook:

    "Hello Homestead family :

    I am excited to announce that after some unanticipated delays, we will be opening the beloved Homestead Restaurant to a fabulous (new) location in Jacksonville Beach!

    The old Tomo’s Japanese Restaurant location at Penman Plaza will become our cozy, new home. For those of you who may not be locally familiar with Tomo’s, we will be centrally located in Jax Beach at Penman Plaza.

    We hope you are as excited as the Homestead team is and look forward to serving you up the old Homestead favorites as well making memories with friends in the Copper Top Pub !

    Scheduled opening is set for early 2018 – stay tuned for future details.

    Sincerely,  The Homestead"

    The Original Homestead Restaurant (Now Taco Lu):

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    Global Diamonds Designer Trunk Show Is This Friday & Saturday




    Global Diamonds invites you to visit their showroom this Friday and Saturday, February 9 & 10 for their Valentine’s Designer Showcase. This year, they’ve curated an exclusive collection of bridal and fashion jewelry from Fana as well as well as other popular designers in the industry!

    The event is free to attend and open to the public! In addition, Global Diamonds will be offering special in store financing like 0% APR for 5 Years* and sweet treats for attendees. Make plans to attend and pick out something special for someone you love this Valentine's Day

    For more info, visit GlobalDiamondsUSA.com

    For more info, visit GlobalDiamondsUSA.com

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    THE BEACH BOYS TO PLAY THE ST. AUGUSTINE AMPHITHEATRE AND TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY




     

    On Sunday, April 15, the St. Augustine Amphitheatre will proudly present pop music legends The Beach Boys live in concert. Tickets for The Beach Boys go on sale this Friday, February 9 at 10 a.m.

    You can capsulize most pop music acts by reciting how many hits they’ve had and how many millions of albums they’ve sold. But these conventional measurements fall short when you’re assessing the impact of The Beach Boys. This band has birthed a torrent of hit singles and sold albums by the tens of millions. But its greater significance lies in the fact that it changed the musical landscape so profoundly that every pop act since has been in its debt.

    The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, who along with Jeffrey Foskett, Brian Eichenburger, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill and Scott Totten continue the legacy of the iconic American band. Grammy-winning songwriter Bruce Johnston, joined The Beach Boys in 1965, replacing Glenn Campbell, who filled-in for Brian Wilson, on vocals/bass, when he retired from touring. Highly regarded in his field, Johnston’s vocal work with such legendary artists as Elton John and Pink Floyd firmly established him among rock’s elite artists. Captained by Mike Love, The Beach Boys pla...   [Read More]




    Kanine Social Coming To Jacksonville




    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Attention dogs and fellow owners!!! Do you wish you could just hang out while your pups play for a while? Well, one Jacksonville startup company is allowing customers to do just that!

    The city’s first ever dog park/coffee and beer bar will open in the spring allowing pet owners to drop off their furry friends and then relax by the beer and coffee bar.

    At Kanine Social, you can stop by the bar which will serve 25 local and regional craft beers on tap plus coffee and wine for you to savor. They will also offer doggie valets, coffee to go, and growler and crawler fills after a long day at the office.

    Kanine Social offers a wide-range of daycare options as well as a private indoor/outdoor dog park at their location, 580 College Street.

    Annual Memberships for Kanine Social are going on sale Monday, February 5 with a limited amount priced at just $200! 

    Benefits will include 

    10 free self bath passes, a $100 value Exclusive only invite events for members Members can enjoy 10% discounts on multiple services, including: daycare packages, beer and coffee, as well as rental discounts for private parties Members are granted unlimited access to...   [Read More]




    Crane Ramen Is Opening In Five Points Later This Month




    Crane Ramen will be opening a location in Five Points at 1029 Park Street. They will be located between 8th Day Tattoo and Jane Doe Boutique. They are expected to open by the end of February and are planning on having a cocktail bar at the location.

    They have another location in Gainesville which opened four years ago. Crane Ramen was Gainesville’s first craft ramen restaurant, serving scratch-made broths topped with the finest ingredients. Their dishes are also great for sharing and pair well with their signature cocktails, craft beer, or premium sake. All of their broths are made in house and take over 24 hours of slow simmering to create the rich and delicate flavors.

    Their menu will include several varieties of ramen, including market veggie miso, pork-bone broth ramen, spicy pulled pork paitan ramen and a cold ramen tossed with vegetables in a ginger dressing. Other choices include pan-fried pork dumplings, pork belly steamed buns and wok-fried chicken thighs.

    Crane Ramen will be open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., with the bar open with a limited menu until 2 a.m.

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    Philadelphia Union To Face New York Red Bulls At Everbank Field




    JACKSONVILLE, Fla., (Jan. 16, 2014) – Philadelphia Union announced today that the soccer club will face 2013 Supporters’ Shield Champion New York Red Bulls Wednesday, Feb. 12 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, FL, as part of the 2014 pre-season trip. The game will kick off at 6 p.m. Tickets are available now at the Tom Bush Family of Dealerships Box Office at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, and online at Ticketmaster.com.

    “We are excited to play for the second consecutive year at such an excellent venue in the City of Jacksonville,” said Philadelphia Union manager John Hackworth. “New York will be great competition for our squad and we look forward to an entertaining match in front of fans in Jacksonville."

    Philadelphia Union and the New York Red Bulls will hold open training sessions Tuesday, Feb. 11. Philadelphia Union will also host a free youth clinic at the open practice, attended by members of Philadelphia Union. Training times and location will be confirmed at a later date.

    “The city’s partnership with the Philadelphia Union continues to grow, and we appreciate them choosing Jacksonville for their pre-season training,” said Mayor Alvin Br...   [Read More]




    UNF Ospreys Face FGCU in a A-Sun Battle




    Jaguars football is over and filling its place in my heart is UNF basketball. Yes, the University of North Florida Ospreys are looking to do some damage in the Atlantic Sun Conference and even make this year's NCAA tournament. So far in their 2013-2014 season, the Ospreys are 9-8 on the season, 3-1 in conference play as they host Florida Gulf Coast University (9-7, 3-0 ASun) on Thursday night at 7 p.m.

    UNF senior Travis Wallace, who earned A-Sun Player of the Week last week, leads the Ospreys averaging 12.2 points and 7.2 rebounds per contest. Finishing with 15 points at Northern Kentucky University, Wallace is the ninth UNF player to reach 1,000 career points.

    The Ospreys aim to extend the six-game home streak alive from the Eagles, who currently hold a 9-7 all-time lead between the two teams. After Thursday's game, North Florida will wrap up their home game series on Saturday against Stetson.

    As a fan, I urge that we get as many people as possible to the game. Tickets for all UNF home basketball games are available at UNF Arena, online or by calling 904-620-BIRD (2473) or ospreytickets@unf.edu. Single game men's ticket prices are $12 Reserved (Sec. 5-14), $10 Adults, $8 (Youth 17-under, Senior Citizens 55+, Acti...   [Read More]




    FSU Sells Wrong Championship Shirt




    It was just a few days ago that we saw Michigan State’s online store selling Rose Bowl gear with the wrong final score – but hey, at least they still had the Spartans winning the game. Florida State’s official website is offering t-shirts Tuesday morning that claim the Auburn Tigers actually won the BCS National Championship Game, 34-31.

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    THE PLAYERS Championship launches 2014 Birdies for Charity program




    Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. – THE PLAYERS Championship is pleased to announce that its Birdies for Charity program will return for the 2014 tournament, running from January 6 – May 7. The program gives local non-profit organizations the chance to fundraise while fans have the chance to win a prize by guessing the number of birdies that will be made during THE PLAYERS 2014. THE PLAYERS returns to THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass, May 6-11.

       Any Northeast Florida charitable organization, recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3), is eligible to participate in Birdies for Charity. Charities encourage individuals to make a donation (minimum $20) to their organization via the Birdies for Charity program and each donation is accompanied by a birdies guess for a chance to win $5,000, sponsored by TPC Sawgrass. There will be one winner. In the event of a tie, the individual who provides the correct answers to tie-breaker question(s) will be awarded the grand prize. In 2013, there were 1,603 birdies made during the tournament with 44 balls in the water at No. 17. Participating charities also have the opportunity to raise bonus dollars from a $250,000 bonus pool based on their performance during the program. For official rules, see www.birdiesf...   [Read More]




    Muschamp Hires Roper as Gators' New Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach




    GAINESVILLE, Fla. Via Gator Zone - Kurt Roper was one of five finalists this season for the Broyles Award, given annually to the nation's top assistant coach.

    Gators coach Will Muschamp and Florida fans would like nothing more than for Roper to repeat as a finalist in 2014.

    Muschamp made it official Thursday morning, announcing he has hired Roper as the Gators' new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

    "I'm excited to have Coach Roper join our staff," Muschamp said. "He has a diverse, up-tempo background on offense and does a good job of adapting to what the players do best. The most important thing though is he has always remained balanced.

    "He has had success calling plays in the SEC and has tutored three NFL quarterbacks. He has had players produce at every offensive position and he is one of the most well-respected coaches in the country."

    Roper has spent the last six years as offensive coordinator at Duke under Blue Devils coach David Cutcliffe, a longtime mentor. Roper has worked with Cutcliffe every season but one since 1996 when he joined Tennessee's staff as a graduate assistant and Cutcliffe was the Vols' offensive coordinator.

    R...   [Read More]



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    Indie Folk Artist Mason Jennings Coming To Ponte Vedra




    Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (January 26, 2015) — The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall proudly announces that indie folk singer- songwriter Mason Jennings will perform on Sunday, March 15, 2015. Tickets for Mason Jennings will go on sale to the public this Friday, January 30 at 10 a.m.

    Before setting to work on his 10th studio album, Minnesota-based musician Mason Jennings was looking for a new approach to writing. At the advice of a friend, the singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist holed up in the back room of his wood-nestled cabin studio with just a guitar, electric piano, bookshelf, notebook, tape recorder, and one 90-minute cassette and then wrote all winter long. Emerging with the notebook and tape full of about 30 new songs, Jennings decided to skip his standard approach of self-recording and called on producer Bo Ramsey (Greg Brown, The Pines, Iris DeMent), as well as a wish-list-plucked lineup of guest musicians that includes DeMent and Neil Young drummer Chad Cromwell. The result of those “dream collaborations” and his own hard-won inspiration is the latest album Always Been, Jennings’s most radiant and refined effort of his career. Recorded at Minneapolis studio The Terrarium, Always Been builds on the rugged, acoustic-guitar...   [Read More]




    Robert Cray Band Coming to Ponte Vedra




    Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (January 27, 2015) — The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall proudly presents iconic blues guitarist and five-time GRAMMY award-winning act The Robert Cray Band with guest Shemekia Copeland on Monday, April 27, 2015. Tickets for The Robert Cray Band with Shemekia Copeland will go on sale to the general public this Friday, January 30, 2015 at 10am.

    With 5 GRAMMY Awards, 15 nominations, millions of record sales worldwide, and thousands of sold out performances, rock blues icon Robert Cray is considered one of the greatest guitarists of his generation. Rolling Stone Magazine in their April 2011 issue credits Cray with reinventing the blues with his “distinct razor sharp guitar playing” that “introduced a new generation of mainstream rock fans to the language and form of the blues” with the release of his Strong Persuader album in 1986.

    Since then, Cray has gone on to record sixteen Billboard charting studio albums and has written or performed with everyone from Eric Clapton to Stevie Ray Vaughan, from Bonnie Raitt to John Lee Hooker. Inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2011 at the age of 57, he is one of the youngest living legends to receive the prestigious honor. And while he can look back ove...   [Read More]




    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]



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    Jacksonville Light Boat Parade & Fireworks Spectacular on November 29th 2014




    Don't miss one of the best holiday events in Jacksonville, the Jacksonville Light Boat Parade and Fireworks Spectacular presented by Community First that is happening Saturday, November 29 starting at 7:00pm!

    Enjoy this one-of-a-kind parade with hundreds of boats all decked out for the holiday season passing by The Landing on the St. Johns River! Parade begins at 7 p.m. and will end with the largest fireworks show of the year! Plus, live music after the parade by Austin Park! Whether you’re a seafarer or landlubber, you are sure to be dazzled by the annual Jacksonville Light Boat Parade. The parade has become a tradition for thousands of families and out-of-town guests who eagerly await the transformation of the St. Johns River. Boats of every shape and size are adorned with decorations that captivate senses and stimulate imaginations. This enchanted night is topped off by a fireworks display like no other, featuring the signature bridge “waterfalls.” Admission is free.

    Photos from last year: Click Here

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    EVENTS THIS WEEKEND NOVEMBER 14TH - 16TH




    Looking for something to do this weekend around Jacksonville? There are plenty of fun options! Check out the complete list below. The fair is also in town all week til Sunday, November 16th at the Fair grounds! 

    Friday

    Friday, November 14: O.A.R. with special guest Andy Grammer live at the St. Augustine Ampitheatre - Gates open at 5:30 pm, Show at 7:00 pm.

    Friday, November 14: Dirty Heads W/ Rome & Makua Rothman live at Mavericks at the Landing – Show at 6pm.

    Friday, November 14: Bow Ties with Staches' & Little Black Dresses - Benefiting Prostate Cancer Awareness @ Suite – 10:00pm – 2:00 am

    Friday, November 14: Jacksonville Fair – Gates open 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm. Entertainment Stage: RaeLynn at 8:00 pm. Seniors - 65 and Older - Enter Free

    Friday, November 14: Ricky Nelson Remembered Starring Matthew & Gunnar Nelson Live at the PV Concert Hall – Doors open at 7:00 pm, show at 8:00 pm.

    Saturday

    Saturday, November 15: Justin Townes Earle with Cory Branan live at the Colonial Quarter Saint Augustine - gates open at 7:00 pm, Show at 8:00 pm.

    Saturday, November 15: San Marco Art Festival @ The Square – 10:00 am – 5 pm

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    Events This Weekend November 7th - 9th




    Looking for something to do this weekend around Jacksonville? There are plenty of fun options! Check out the complete list below. The fair is also in town all week til Sunday, November 16th at the Fair grounds! 

    Friday

    Friday, November 7: The Black Lillies with Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line are performing @ the Colonial Quarter Saint Augustine – Gates open at 6:30

    Friday, November 7: 50 Shades of Men- The Ultimate Ladies Night Out - Male Revue @ Suite – Starts at 8:00pm

    Friday, November 7: Jacob Powell will be performing @ Mavericks - Doors Open at 6pm & $10 AUCD Draft from 6-10pm

    Friday, November 7: Bad Ass Men's Whiskey Night @ 927 Events  - 7:30pm

    ​Friday, November 7: Lindsay Ell will be performing at the Jacksonville Fair 

    Saturday

    Saturday, November 8: Grammy nominated composer & technologist - BT - returns to Jacksonville to preform @ Eclipse – Doors open at 9pm

    Saturday, November 8: Heart is performing @ the St. Augustine Ampitheatre – Gates open at 6:30pm

    Saturday, November 8: 2014 Jacksonville Walk Now for Autism Speaks @ The Jacksonville Landing - 8:30am - 12:30pm

    Saturday, November 8: DSAJ...   [Read More]




    Events This Weekend October 31th - November 2nd




    Looking for something to do October 16th - 19th around Jacksonville? There are plenty of fun options! Check out the complete list below.

    Weekly photo feature by: @chabooms

    Friday

    Friday, October 31: The Coors Light Anything Goes 2014 Tailgate Featuring Florida Georgia Line – 2pm. - 11:30pm @ The Shipyards Downtown​

    Friday, October 31: CarnEvil 2014 Halloween Party w/ $1,000 Halloween Costume Contest – 9pm @ Suite

    Friday, October 31: Halloween Party - 8:30am-2pm @ CoRK Arts District

    Friday, October 31: Somer Thompson Foundation Benefit Concert – 6:30pm @ River City Brewing Company

    Friday, October 31:  Trick or Treat on the Street - 11:30am - 1:30pm in Downtown Jacksonville

    Friday, October 31:  NBC's Last Comic Standing Live Tour – Doors @ 7pm; Show @ 8pm @ The PV Concert Hall

    Friday, October 31: Halloween $1K Costume Contest & Fl Ga Pep Rally – 6pm @ Mavericks

    Friday, October 31: Georgia/Florida Celebration – all day @ The Jacksonville landing

    Friday, October 31: 15th annual "Show Your True Colors" Campground Decorating Contest – 4pm @ RV City

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    October 24-26 Events In The 904




    Looking for something to do this weekend around Jacksonville? Theres allot happening from a Air Show to an Oktoberfest at Jax Beach + many more other fun events. Plan your weekend out below with our top picks for the weekend:

    Saturday & Sunday Top Picks: 

    Saturday & Sunday, October 25 & 26: The Beaches Oktoberfest is happening at the Sea Walk Pavilion. Festival is free and open to the public. Times are noon-10 pm daily. For more info, visit www.beachesoktoberfest.com

    Saturday & Sunday, October 25 & 26: The 2014 NAS Jax Airshow is happening at NAS Jax All Weekend. Admission is free and open to the public. For more info, visit: www.nasjaxairshow.com/

    Friday Events

    Friday, October 24: Best Buddies Jacksonville: Bet On Friendships @ The Sawgrass Marriott – 7-11pm. Form more info: www.BestBuddiesFlorida.org/JAXBOF

    ​Friday, October 24: Zombiefest @Rebounderz 7-11pm $20 ticket lets you enjoy a haunted house, one round of laser tag against live zombies and one game of zombie archery shootout

    Friday, October 24: Anjelah Johnson Live at the Florida Theatre – Show starts at 8pm

    Friday, October 24: Movies In The Park & Food Truck Festival at Fruit Co...   [Read More]



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