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    JAGUARS SELECT SEVEN PLAYERS IN 2018 NFL DRAFT




    The Jacksonville Jaguars selected seven players in the 2018 NFL Draft, which was held in Arlington, Texas from April 26-28. Their 2018 draft class is balanced with three offensive players, three defensive players and a punter. Four of the draftees come from SEC schools, two from the Big Ten and one from the ACC.

    ROUND, OVERALL PICK

     

    NAME

     

    POS.

     

    HT.

     

    WT.

     

    AGE

     

    SCHOOL

     

    Round 1, 29th

     

    Taven Bryan

     

    DL

     

    6-5

     

    291

     

    22

     

    Florida

     

    Round 2, 61st

     

    DJ Chark

     

    WR

     

    6-4

     

    198

     

    21

     

    Louisiana State

     

    Round 3, 93rd

     

    Ronnie Harrison

     

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    Downtown Events This Weekend Impact Traffic




     

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Several events scheduled to take place Thursday through Sunday in downtown Jacksonville will impact traffic, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said. 

    Here's what you need to know if you will be attending any of the events or plan to head downtown this weekend:

    Road closures

    If you are attending an event in the Sports Complex area, a portion of Gator Bowl Boulevard from A. Philip Randolph Boulevard to Talleyrand Avenue will be closed for the "Welcome to Rockville" venue.

    The road closure will start at 3:30 p.m. Thursday and will be in place until Sunday. 

    Event parking

    Jacksonville Jaguars Draft Party on Thursday at Daily's Place Amphitheater and Flex Field

    Parking will be available in lots C, E, M, N, R, Y and W.

    Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp games Thursday through Sunday at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville

    Parking will be available in the garages and Lot P. To access, enter the Sports Complex area from west of A. Philip Randolph Boulevard. 

    Jacksonville Sharks game Saturday at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena

    Parking will be available in the garages, Jack...   [Read More]




    Rockville, Florida’s Biggest Rock Experience Set For April 27 – 29 At Metropolitan Park




    The lineup of festival experiences has been announced for the eighth annual Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, Friday, April 27, Saturday, April 28 & Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville, FL.

    Florida’s Biggest Rock Experience grows to three days in 2018 with Foo Fighters, Ozzy Osbourne, Avenged Sevenfold, Queens of the Stone Age, Billy Idol, Godsmack, Stone Sour, and Five Finger Death Punch leading an incredible talent lineup not seen at any other U.S. rock festival.

    Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville tickets, VIP packages, as well as hotel and camping options are selling fast, but limited quantities still remain on sale now at www.WelcomeToRockvilleFestival.com.

    In addition to performances from top music artists, attendees at this year’s Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville will enjoy a variety of onsite food and beverage experiences, as well as sponsor activations.

    Grub Zone: Food and beverage options will be provided by Southern Hospitality Concessions LLC, DWP’s affiliate concessionaire. Patrons can enjoy some of Jacksonville’s local favorite restaurants, cuisine, and food trucks such as: Mojo’s BBQ, Pele’s Wood Fired Pizza, Indochine Thai Cuisine,...   [Read More]




    JAGUARS ANNOUNCE OFFICIAL UNIFORM LAUNCH AND DRAFT PARTY FOR APRIL 26th




    The Jacksonville Jaguars will host the Uniform Launch and Draft Party presented by PRI Productions on Thursday, April 26 from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. at Daily’s Place.  Online registration begins today, Friday, April 6 atwww.jaguars.com/draftparty18.

    The Jaguars currently hold the 29th overall selection in the 2018 NFL Draft, but fans will have the opportunity to celebrate all evening with the reigning AFC South champions.  Gates open at 6:30 p.m., followed by the uniform launch at 7:15 p.m., featuring the first opportunity for Jaguars fans to see members of the team wearing the Jaguars’ brand-new uniforms. The Draft Party is also the first opportunity for fans to purchase the new-look jerseys.

    The Jaguars will unveil their new uniforms one week prior to the Draft at the team’s annual State of the Franchise presentation on April 19.  The Draft Party will feature on-stage appearances by notable players, giving fans a chance to see the uniforms in action for the first time.

    The Jaguars will also debut a behind-the-scenes documentary “A Return to Tradition: Designing the Jaguars Uniform.” The Jags Cinema production details the making of th...   [Read More]




    RIVERSIDE AVONDALE PRESERVATION SPRING TOUR OF HOMES IS THIS WEEKEND




    The Riverside Avondale Preservation staff, Board of Directors, sponsors and countless volunteers are proud to announce the 44th annual Spring Tour of Homes on April 14-15. Homeowners and community institutions graciously open their doors to benefit Riverside Avondale Preservation, an official partner of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the district’s dedicated grassroots preservation organization. This year’s tour promises to be truly historic, featuring thirteen homes, an apartment building and for the first time in the Tour’s history, a “Twilight House”. With special viewing hours of 8PM - 10PM, this home showcases extensively lit gardens. 

    “Each April RAP is given the opportunity to showcase our beautiful neighborhood and each year we do so in more exciting and innovative ways,” said Home Tour Chair, Kyle Williams, “This year will be no different. I hope everyone will come out Home Tour weekend to see what’s new this year and enjoy perennial favorites.”

    RAP’s mission of historic preservation is much more than saving old buildings. Modern preservation efforts are about saving the heart of communities and ensuring vibrant, special places full of char...   [Read More]



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    Rumors: USA to play final pre-World Cup friendly vs. Nigeria in Jacksonville




    Jacksonville Fl - Rumors and multiple sources have said The US Men's Soccer Team will play its final sendoff match before the World Cup against Nigeria on June 7 at EverBank Field. 

    Photo Credit Gary Bogdon

    The U.S. intends to play three friendlies on home soil in late May and early June to get ready for the tournament. The last time the U.S. played in Jacksonville was on May 26, 2012, when Landon Donovan scored a hat trick as the US beat Scotland, 5-1 in front of 44,438 fans Sources say that the game this year, falling in a World Cup year and being the last friendly before the U.S. leaves for Brazil, could make it a 76,000 capacity sellout this time around.

    Tickets and more info will be released when available. 

    ...   [Read More]




    Jacksonville Armada - New NASL Soccer Team




    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – February 18, 2014 –The Jacksonville Armada FC has arrived! First Coast sports fans have a new professional soccer team to support today, with the announcement that the city’s North American Soccer League expansion team will be named Jacksonville Armada FC, in a nod to the area’s rich Spanish heritage and strong military connection.

    The team name was selected following a fan competition and survey that invited soccer fans across the region to provide suggestions for the new team’s name. Of the more than 1,500 responses, Armada FC was one of the most popular, closely aligning with the new soccer club’s vision of building a passionate, determined and progressive organization.

    Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown, City Council President Bill Gulliford, Jacksonville Chamber President Daniel Davis and NASL Commissioner Bill Peterson, along with team executives, unveiled the club’s new name and logo in a press conference in front of media and fans at the Jacksonville Landing.

    “We love sports in Jacksonville, and we are excited to welcome our newest professional sports team,” said Mayor Alvin Brown. “Soccer is a great family-friendly game and it has a growing ba...   [Read More]




    2014 ROAR Audition Information




    Jacksonville Fl - The Jacksonville Jaguars announce details for the 2014 ROAR Cheerleader Auditions presented by Venus. Preliminary and semifinal auditions will be held at EverBank Field on Saturday, March 22nd. Final auditions will be held on Saturday, March 29th.  Interested candidates must register to audition by Monday, March 10th and must attend an audition class.  Registration information, audition class details and requirements are available at http://www.jaguars.com/cheerleaders/auditions.html.

    “Auditions are always an exciting time of the year,” said Jaguars Senior Manager of Cheerleading, Promotions and Programs Christy Stechman Zynda. “We are looking for enthusiastic candidates who are talented entertainers and will be outstanding ambassadors for our team and city.”

    THE ROAR, the Jacksonville Jaguars Cheerleaders, are an integral part of the Jaguars entertainment package during all home games. Under the direction of Christy Stechman Zynda, these NFL cheerleaders captivate fans with their high-energy dance routines. When not on the playing field, they serve as goodwill ambassadors for the Jaguars and the NFL by participating in community, corporate and charitable events throughout Jacksonville...   [Read More]




    The Philadelphia Union will face the New York Red Bulls Wednesday, Feb. 12 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville




      The Philadelphia Union will face 2013 Supporters Shield Champion New York Red Bulls Wednesday, Feb. 12 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla., as part of the team’s 2014 preseason trip. The game will kick off at 6 p.m.      “We are excited to play for the second consecutive year at such an excellent venue in the City of Jacksonville,” said Philadelphia Union Team Manager John Hackworth. “New York will be great competition for our squad and we are looking forward to an entertaining match in front of fans in Jacksonville."   The Philadelphia Union and New York Red Bulls will  host a free youth clinic during the open practice at the Jacksonville Jaguars practice fields outside EverBank Field from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, the day prior to the game.  Registration for the clinic opens at 7 p.m.    “The city’s partnership with the Philadelphia Union continues to grow and appreciate them choosing Jacksonville for their preseason training,” said Mayor of Jacksonville Alvin Brown.  “Jacksonville has shown its support for soccer and this will kick off a month of soccer throughout our city.”   Match tickets are available ...   [Read More]




    Jake Owen to headline Military Appreciation Day Ceremony at The Players




    Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. – THE PLAYERS Championship, along with RCA Nashville, announced today that country music star Jake Owen will perform on Wednesday, May 7, as part of the tournament’s Military Appreciation Day. Owen’s performance will take place on the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse Lawn and conclude a day of special activities and programs that celebrate the men and women of the Armed Forces. THE PLAYERS 2014 returns to THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass from May 6-11.

    For nearly a decade, Vero Beach-native Jake Owen has been delivering chart-topping country hits, including four consecutive No. 1 singles since 2011. Owen earned GRAMMY and CMA nominations in 2008 with his revival of “Life in A Northern Town” with Sugarland and Little Big Town, and in 2009 he was named Top New Male Vocalist by the Academy of Country Music. Owen’s first headlining tour, CMT ON TOUR JAKE OWEN: THE SUMMER NEVER ENDS 2012, made CMT history for the most sold-out shows in a row for the annual nationwide tour. Owen is launching his second headlining tour in March 2014 - JAKE OWEN’S DAYS OF GOLD TOUR. The 55-city plus tour also stars Eli Young Band* along with Parmalee*, Thomas Rhett* and The Cadillac Three. (*select dates).

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    Counting Crows and Citizen Cope Coming To St Augustine Ampitheatre on Sunday, August 2, 2015




    St. Augustine, Fla. (April 13, 2015) – The St. Augustine Amphitheatre welcomes alternative folk-rock favorites Counting Crows and their “Somewhere Under Wonderland” tour featuring special guest Citizen Cope on Sunday, August 2, 2015. Tickets will go on sale to the general public this Friday, April 17 at 10 a.m.

    Counting Crows are one of those bands you follow for the long haul. Known for creating unique and innovative concerts and consistently ranked as one of the top live bands performing today, Counting Crows continue their world tour throughout 2015with a stopover at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on August 2. For those that first heard them opening for Bob Dylan long ago, or subbing for Van Morrison one memorable night at the rock and Roll Hall of Fame, much of the soundtrack of our times comes from the Crows, from their vivid musical landscapes as well as the feverish brilliance of singer and songwriter Adam Duritz. Hailing from the San Francisco Bay area, Counting Crows consists of vocalist Adam Duritz, guitarists David Bryson, David Immergluck, and Dan Vickrey; bassist Millard Powers; keyboardist Charlie Gillingham; and drummer Jim Bogios. Their success dates back to their 1993 debut release Aug...   [Read More]




    SLIGHTLY STOOPID, DIRTY HEADS AND STICK FIGURE AT THE ST. AUGUSTINE AMPHITHEATRE THURSDAY JULY 23, 2015




    St. Augustine, Fla. (March 12, 2015) – Slightly Stoopid have enlisted their friends and Cali cohorts Dirty Heads and Stick Figure for their "Everything Is Awesome" Summer 2015 tour. Their tour will stop at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Thursday, July 23, 2015. Tickets for this concert event will go on sale to the general public Friday, March 20 at 12 p.m.

    Slightly Stoopid is Kyle McDonald, Miles Doughty, Ryan “Rymo” Moran, Oguer “OG” Ocon, Daniel “Dela” Delacruz, Paul Wolstencroft, Andy Geib with special guest Karl Denson. Known for their fusion of folk, rock, reggae and blues with hip-hop, punk, funk and D.I.Y. work ethic, Slightly Stoopid has currently sold over 900,000 records on their own Stoopid Records label. Their most recent studio album Top of the World debuted at #13 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart. This followed the Slightly Stoopid & Friends LIVE AT ROBERTO’s TRI STUDIOS album recorded live from Grateful Dead member Bob Weir’s Tri Studios complex featuring special guests Karl Denson, Ivan Neville, Ian Neville, Don Carlos, Tommy Chong and Bob Weir himself.

    Huntington Beach’s Dirty Heads mix hip-hop, reggae, and rock along with that lai...   [Read More]




    Blues Traveler Will Be Performing Live At The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Sunday, March 29, 2015




    Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (February 16, 2015) — The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall welcomes back New York Blues- Rock quartet Blues Traveler on Sunday, March 29, 2015. Blues Traveler previously performed at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on October 28, 2012. Tickets for will go on sale this Friday, February 20 at 10 a.m.

    The four original members of Blues Traveler, who have known each other since their early teens – John Popper, Chandler Kinchla, the late Bobby Sheehan and Brendan Hill – gathered over 25 years ago in the basement of their drummer’s parents’ Princeton, NJ home and the seeds were born for a band who have released a total of 11 studio albums, four of which have gone gold, three platinum and one six-times platinum. Over the course of their illustrious career, Blues Traveler have sold more than 10 million combined units worldwide, played over 2,000 live shows in front of more than 30 million people, and, with “Run-Around,” had the longest-charting radio single in Billboard history, which earned them a GRAMMY for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.

    “We started this whole adventure as a team,” says Brendan Hill. “We’ve taken every step of this as...   [Read More]




    Barenaked Ladies With Violent Femmes And Colin Hay Coming To The St. Augustine Amphitheatre On July 11, 2015




    St. Augustine, FL (February 16, 2015) – The St. Augustine Amphitheatre welcomes the Barenaked Ladies “2015 Last Summer on Earth Tour” featuring special guests Violent Femmes and Colin Hay (of Men At Work) on Saturday, July 11, 2015. Barenaked Ladies previously performed at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on November 2, 2013. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, February 20 at 10 a.m.

    This summer, Barenaked Ladies will be heading back out on the road for their 2015 Last Summer on Earth Tour. Joined by special guests Violent Femmes and Colin Hay of Men At Work, the Ladies are once again recreating their winning formula with performances in 30+ amphitheaters across the country including their stop at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on July 11. As the Ladies’ vocalist and guitarist Ed Robertson explains, “It’s the Last Summer on Earth... again! It’s not a doomsday prediction; it’s a call to action. We sincerely hope this won’t be the Last Summer on Earth, but just in case, we’re going to ROCK like it is!”

    Barenaked Ladies featuring guitarist and vocalist Ed Robertson, bassist and vocalist Jim Creeggan, keyboardist Kevin Hearn and drummer Tyler Steward ...   [Read More]




    Bob Dylan And His Band Will Return To The St. Augustine Amphitheatre On April 18, 2015




    St. Augustine, FL (February 16, 2015) – The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is proud to announce that music legend Bob Dylan and His Band will return on Saturday, April 18, 2015. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, February 20 at 10 a.m. Bob Dylan previously performed to a sold-out crowd at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on May 5, 2013.

    Bob Dylan has been an influential singer-songwriter and popular culture figure for over 50 years. Dylan has released over 40 albums, which combined have sold over 110 million records worldwide. As a songwriter and musician, Dylan has received numerous awards including multiple GRAMMY Awards (most notably Album of the Year in 1998), a Golden Globe, and an Academy Award. Dylan has also been inducted into many prestigious societies including the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Minnesota Music Hall of Fame, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and Songwriters Hall of Fame. Dylan was awarded the Kennedy Center Honor by President Clinton in 1997, and in 1998, the Pulitzer Prize jury awarded him a special citation for "his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power." Dylan has also received the Commandeur de L'Ordre des Arts...   [Read More]



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    2015 St. Augustine Record Fair will be held at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on March 22




    ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (January 15, 2015) – The Spring 2015 St. Augustine Record Fair, presented by local record store ToneVendor and the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, will be held Sunday, March 22 from Noon to 6 p.m. at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. This event is free, family-friendly and open to the public.

    On Sunday, March 22, music lovers and collectors can shop over 35 tables featuring thousands of new and used vinyl records, CDs, music memorabilia, collectibles, turntable supplies, posters and other unique music-related items. This year’s Record Fair will be the largest ever held at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre with over 20 dealers from across the Southeast.

    The Spring 2015 St. Augustine Record Fair will also feature live music by several local bands, live DJ sets by Jake Brown of Hear Hear DJs and children’s activities including a bounce house, art activities and face painting. Food and drinks will be available for purchase onsite and there will be ample free parking in the Amphitheatre parking lot.

    The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is owned and operated by the St. Johns County Cultural Events Division, under the leadership of General Manager Ryan Murphy. Upcoming events for the 2015 season include...   [Read More]




    Baby Lion Cubs At The Jacksonville Zoo




    3 new fur-babies greeted guests at the Jacksonville Zoo to kick off the New Year. Jennifer Kifer Joined us at the zoo and took some amazing photos of the cubs out in the exhibit playing and enjoying 2015 while their momma kept watch.

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    NYE 2014-2015 Events




    NYE 2014-2015 Events

    Looking for plans for New Years Eve? Here’s our top picks happening around Jacksonville this year.

    NYE Celebration & 3 Course Dinner ft. The Jammin Salmons @ Pusser’s in Ponte Vedra - $$ The Ultimate New Years Eve Party ft. Be Easy, comic Anira & more @ Latitude 30 in Jacksonville - $$ Smokin' Aces New Years Eve Party @ Mavericks at the Landing - $ New Year's Eve Black & White Masquerade Gala @ The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island - $$$$ Chris Thomas and the BIG Band & DJ EL preform @ Suite for NYE at the Town Center - $$ Sweet Affair @ Sweet Pete’s Candy Factory in Downtown Jacksonville - $$$ NYE Party @ Lynch Irish Pub ft. IVY LEAGUE - $ Sexy Masquerade Ball @ Underbelly in Downtown Jacksonville - $$ 333NYE – The Mad Hatters Ball @ MOCA Jacksonville - $$$$ Beach Blast-Off @ St. Augustine Beach Pier – Free NYE @ The Jacksonville Landing - Free ...   [Read More]




    Top 20 Events This Weekend - December 12-14th 2014




    Looking for plans this weekend? Theres a lot happening from a luminaria to boat parade and even a Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl! Check out the complete list below. 

    Friday

    Friday, December 12: The 007 'License to Party' Event - Benefitting Bright Holidays. Celebrating Sterling Joyce's Birthday -  Doors open at 8pm

    Friday, December 12: "A December To Remember" @ The St Augustine Ampitheatre  presents Murray Middle School's production of “Yes, Virginia The Musical" – 7pm

    Friday, December 12: Historic Springfield Holiday Home Tour – 5pm-9pm

    Friday, December 12: Jaguars Kids Club: Holiday Party @ Everbank Field

    Saturday

    Saturday, December 13: The Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl @ The Jacksonville Beach Bars. Checkin is at the Ritz from 6-9pm; crawl is from 6pm-midnight. For more info, visit www.uglysweaterbarcrawl.com

    Saturday, December 13: Whitey's 2014 Lighted Boat Parade – Starts at 6:30 pm

    Saturday, December 13: Festival of Lights 5k and Family Fun Run in San Marco

    Saturday, December 13: Historic Springfield Holiday Home Tour – 5pm-9pm

    Saturday, December 13: Combat Night- Live MMA @ Mavericks at the La...   [Read More]




    New Aquarium Coming to St. Augustine




    The St. Augustine Aquarium and Botanical Gardens will be an exciting new community amenity and sustainable Northeast Florida aquarium attraction, scheduled to open in 2015.

    Shawn and Kathy Hiester announced Wednesday that they had purchased a 5-acre site for their new St. Augustine Aquarium, Snorkel Adventure and Zip Line project. The Aquarium will be located at 2045 State Road 16 in St. Augustine, just east of Interstate 95. 

    Guests will be able to observe Sand Tiger, Bonnethead and Blacknose sharks, as well as an array of mesmerizing fish, eels and rays. The project will be constructed in two phases, culminating in a 250,000 gallon, 43,000-square-foot facility.

    ...   [Read More]



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