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    The Expendables, Through The Roots, And Pacific Dub To Perform At The St. Augustine Amphitheatre On Saturday, February 24, 2018




    St. Augustine, Fla. (November 6, 2017) – Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the release of their self-titled album, California surf rock band The Expendables will perform the album in its entirety live from the Backyard Stage at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Saturday, February 24. Joining The Expendables will be special guests Through the Roots and Pacific Dub. Tickets for The Expendables with Through the Roots and Pacific Dub go on sale this Friday, November 10 at 10 a.m.

    The Expendables enjoyed a laid-back lifestyle growing up in Santa Cruz, CA – surfing, skating, partying and playing music were commonplace. Since 1997, The Expendables have staked their claim in the California surf/rock genre by headlining venues from coast to coast. Blending reggae, punk rock and 80s style dueling guitar solos, The Expendables have made heads turn and floors shake for years. The band consists of four longtime friends: Geoff Weers guitar and vocals), Adam Patterson (drums and vocals), Raul Bianchi (lead guitar) and Ryan DeMars (bass). The first seven years of their career was fueled with three full-length, completely independent releases. No Time To Worry (2000), Open Container (2001), and Gettin’ Filthy (2004), would bring in a com...   [Read More]




    Firebirds Wood Fired Grill Opens At The Strand On November 1st




    Firebirds Wood Fired Grill will be having their Grand Opening on Wednesday, November 1st in the Strand shopping center at 4826 Town Center Parkway. The 6,355-square-foot site will have 242 seats, 148 inside and 30 patio seats.

    Firebirds Wood Fired Grill is known for its bold flavors, warm hospitality and inviting atmosphere. Specializing in classic American cuisine grilled over an authentic wood-fired grill, Firebirds heightens the guests’ experience with unexpected delights such as chilled salad plates, meticulous table manicuring and refreshed frozen martini glasses. Unique features, including stacked stone entryways, exclusive artwork and the award winning FIREBAR® provide a full spectrum dining experience.

    The FIREBAR® boasts a wide selection of artisan cocktails such as its signature Double Black Diamond Martini® and a robust wine list, including its own private label wines, served at proper cellar temperatures. Firebirds’ scratch kitchen features a variety of offerings infused with bold flavors, including items such as its Wood Grilled Salmon and Chile Rubbed Delmonico grilled over local hickory, oak or pecan wood.

    With its mission to “Serve, Enrich and Exceed,” Firebirds prides its...   [Read More]




    Jax Bar-B-Que Fest Happening November 3 – November 5, 2017




    Get ready for an amazing 3 day bar-b-que fest filled with award-winning bbq, vendors, and live entertainment on 2 music stages at The Jacksonville Landing! Bring your lawn chairs and sit back and listen to some great local music. The festival is FREE and open to the public but best enjoyed with a VIP ticket. The VIP lounge is ONLY open on Saturday, November 4. First 150 receive a free swag bag. Click here: www.bit.ly/jaxbarbque to get your VIP tickets (while supplies last). 

    This year's festival will feature:

    Award Winning BBQ  Eating Contest VIP Lounge Drink Specials Kids Fun Zone Yard Games + so much more!

    Weekend Music Schedule: 

    Friday, November 3 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. The Crazy Daysies/Rebecca Day 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. The Firewater Tent Revival Saturday, November 4 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. WildFire Rising 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Jason Evans Band 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Snake Blood Remedy 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. The Blues Factor Band Sunday, November 5 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The Snacks Blues Band 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Cain't Never Could

    ...   [Read More]




    The Cowford Chophouse Will Open Thursday, October 26th




    The Cowford Chophouse will open to the public tomorrow, October 26th to the delight of many in Jacksonville.

    The steakhouse is located at 101 E. Bay St. and has been under construction since May 2015. Jacques Klempf, co-founder and partner in Forking Amazing restaurants, has spent over $6.5 million into bringing the old Bostwick building back to life, a project that Jacksonville officials and residents alike have been eager to see come to reality.

    Many details of this Renaissance Revival landmark have been restored to their original glory with support from the Downtown Investment Authority and the City of Jacksonville’s Historic Preservation Trust Fund. Restored elements include the historic arched windows, exterior bricks, metal cornice, and 300-year-old heart of pine lumber that is seen throughout the building today.

    Their menu will feature prime steaks, fresh seafood and from-scratch sides along with mouth watering desserts and their hours of operations are as follows.

    Monday - Thursday: 11am-10pm

    Friday: 11am-11pm

    Saturday: 3pm-11pm

    Sunday: 3pm-9pm

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    Avondale Second Thursday Art Walk may be best new thing to happen in Riverside




    Save the date and make plans to explore the Avondale Art Walk produced by 904 Happy Hour in historic Riverside. The monthly event takes place every second Thursday from 5pm - 9pm in the The Shoppes of Avondale shopping district. The art walk is family friendly and free for all to attend. The next event is coming up on Thursday, November 9th and will be feature a pet costume contest as well as local Pet vendors and organizations.

    Visitors and art lovers will be able to browse over 70+ local artists & makers every month plus locally owned shops, boutiques & retail establishments in the shopping district will have extended hours. Besides the art and entertainment, indulge at some of North Florida's most popular & top rated dining destinations, cafe's and dessert shops located within Jacksonville's oldest historic districts.

    For event info and updates, visit AvondaleArtWalk.com For artist, vendor and sponsorship inquiries, please email Events@904HappyHour.com

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    Jaguars Vs Falcons - Top 5 Guys To Watch




    Atlanta Ga - The Jacksonville Jaguars will face-off against the Atlanta Falcons tonight in the fourth and final preseason game. Both teams will have limited action from their starters, so the biggest question is "Why watch the game? It doesn't mean anything". And you would be correct, but I'm going to give you five players to keep an eye out on tonight.

    1.     DE Andre Branch The second-year player was supposed to be the ideal guy to fit head coach Gus Bradley's Leo position in his defensive scheme. He hasn't done much of anything during training camp and even less in the games. Although it is unlikely to see a second-round pick cut after one year, if he doesn't do something to show the staff that he's worth keeping, tonight may be the last time you see Branch in a Jaguars uniform.

    2.     TE Allen Reisner Starting TE Marcedes Lewis has been limited in the past two games, which has given Allen Reisner an oppor...   [Read More]




    Jaguars Vs Eagles Recap




    Jacksonville Fl - The Jacksonville Jaguars lost against the Philadelphia Eagles 31-24. The third preseason game is usually the most important game to see how a team looks and how everything operates and even though the Jaguars lost, there's a lot of positives to take from the game. Chad Henne played ok, but the offense looks good. Henne's first drive went 90 yards and hit WR Justin Blackmon for a 17-yard touchdown. Then on a later drive, Henne hit TE Allen Reisner for an 8-yard touchdown. Photo Courtesy: JaguarsThe running game looks STRONG. Jordan Todman rushed for 105 yards and a touchdown, that included a 63-yard explosive touchdown run. Denard Robinson had 7 carries and 33 yards, but he looked decisive and can be very dangerous. Pass rush flashed, but still not where it needs to be. The defense had two sacks, but also a few QB hurries as well. Eagles QB Michael Vick did not look comfortable and was flushed out of the pocket a few times throughout the night. Photo Courtesy: JaguarsThe Jacksonville defense also cause 3 turnovers; One interception and two forced fumbles. The Jaguars have to capitalize on turnovers and turn them into point. The Jaguars final preseason game is on Thursday night against the Atlanta Falcons and by Monday morning,...   [Read More]




    Steve Miller Band with guests Los Lonely Boys April 2nd at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre!




    Steve Miller was a mainstay of the San Francisco music scene that upended American culture in the late ‘60s. with albums like Children of the Future, Sailor and Brave New World, Miller perfected a psychedelic blues sound that drew on the deepest sources of American roots music and simultaneously articulated a compelling vision of what music - and society - could be in the years to come. Then, in the ‘70s, Miller crafted a brand of rock ‘n’ roll music that was polished, exciting and irresistible, and that has dominated radio through today. Hit followed hit in what seemed like an endless flow: “The Joker,” “Livin’ in the USA,” “Take the Money and Run,” “Rock’n Me,” “Fly Like an Eagle,” “Jet Airliner,” “Jungle Love,” and “Abracadabra” among them. To this day, these songs are instantly recognizable when they come on the radio – and impossible not to sing along with. Running through Miller’s catalogue is a combination of virtuosity and songcraft along with melodic vocals and signature guitar riffs. His parents were jazz aficionados – Les Paul was his godfather – so as a budding guitarist and singer, Mill...   [Read More]



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    Sarah McLachlan To Play At The St Augustine Ampitheatre March 25, 2015




    St. Augustine, Fla. (November 10, 2014) – Multi-platinum and Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Sarah McLachlan announced today that she will kick off the second leg of her North America “Shine On Tour” on February 27th in San Antonio, TX. The 24-city trek will visit major venues and cities across the country including a stop at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, November 21 at 10a.m.

    McLachlan's unparalleled ability to craft finely tuned lyrics has led to an enduring career as one of the most beloved artists of the past two decades. She is one of the most celebrated singer/songwriters in entertainment with over 40 million albums sold worldwide. She is an eight-time Juno Award winner and a three-time Grammy Award winner. McLachlan’s landmark fifth album, the 10x-platinum Surfacing, contained two Grammy Award-winning tracks: “Building a Mystery” and “Last Dance”. In addition to her personal artistic efforts, McLachlan founded the Lilith Fair tour showcasing female musicians which raised over $7 million for local and national charities over its three years and in 2002 founded her non-profit organization the S...   [Read More]




    El Galeón - Docked in Jacksonville, Florida Through Veterans Day




    El Galeón, the 1/1 scale reconstruction of a 16th Century Spanish galleon will be docked in Jacksonville, Florida in front of the Hyatt through Veterans Day.

    The ship will be docked at the City Dock on Coastal Dr, and will be open for public tours from Wednesday, November 5th through Tuesday, November 11th & hours are 10am-6pm daily. Five of the six decks are available for tour, which holds an exhibition about the "San Pelayo", the Spanish galleon that founded St. Augustine, the first city in the US. It carries an all-Spanish crew of about the history to the ship and what it is like to sail on her.

    The ship, El Galeon Andalucia (refered to as in Spain) is a 170 foot, 495 ton, authentic wooden replica of a galleon that was part of Spain’s West Indies fleet. With information about 16th century European sailing techniques and technology, as well as important Florida history exhibits, El Galeón will tell the 500 year story since the arrival of Juan Ponce de León on the eastern shore of Florida. St. Augustine has been named El Galeón's home American port for the foreseeable future.

    for more info, visit: http://www.elgaleon...   [Read More]




    Top 10 North Florida Resorts and Hotels




    The results are in and we have put together a guide for the top 10 resorts, hotels and places to stay in North Florida. Whether you are visiting for a few days from out of town or a local looking for a quick weekend staycation , this list will ensure luxurious, clean and safe accommodations that are the best in the area!

    1. Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort and Spa

    Ponte Vedra Beach

    Nestled along the northeast Florida Northeast Coast in Ponte Vedra Beach, Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort and Spa is a breathtaking destination for golf getaways, family vacations, and romantic escapes. Encompassing 63 stunning acres, their resort offers a beautiful landscape of trees, lagoons, waterfalls and views to the green fairways of the TPC Sawgrass. In addition to their 510 beautifully appointed guest rooms, golfers, families and executive groups alike can revel in true relaxation at the thoughtfully renovated Villas at Sawgrass.

    Play over 99 holes of championship golf, including the two championship golf courses at TPC Sawgrass, connected to the resort by a golf cart path. Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort and Spa is a soothing retreat from urban life. Enjoy the tranquility and pristine sands of Ponte Vedra ...   [Read More]




    2014 Jacksonville Fair Entertainment Schedule




    This year, the Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair's entertainment lineup promises something for everyone. A broad range of top performers will take the stage during the 12-day event, treating audiences to everything from classic rock, country and blues to golden oldies.  All entertainment will be on the outdoor stage and will be free with admission to the Fair.

    VIP Seating is offered @ $10 per ticket (gate admission not included).  VIP Seating is for select shows on a first come, first serve basis in a reserved area not reserved seating.  If you wish to charge your VIP tickets, CLICK HERE .  This link will take you to our on-line store where you may purchase your tickets.  VIP tickets will not be mailed after,October 28th, they will be held for pick-up in the Fair Administration Office.

    Wednesday November 5th

    J. Collins Band

    Entertainment Stage - 8:00pm

    Local fan base country artist J. Collins captures audiences through his powerful stage presence. Collins has opened for Molley Hatchet, Chris Young, Colt Ford, Lo Cash Cowboys, Big & Rich, Kellie Pickler and many notable others. His single "Party Our Hats Off" has been played nati...   [Read More]




    First Annual Gamble Rogers Fest at Ponte Vedra to be held at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Saturday, December 6, 2014




    Ponte Vedra Beach, FL (October 27, 2014) — The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall welcomes the First Annual Gamble Rogers Fest to Ponte Vedra on Saturday, December 6, 2014.

    Celebrating 20 years of music production and support of music education, the Gamble Rogers Folk Festival Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization, will present a one day Americana music festival at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Saturday, December 6, 2014. This festival will complement the annual schedule of concerts and the Gamble Rogers Music Festival held at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre in May.

    The First Annual Gamble Rogers Fest at Ponte Vedra will feature food trucks, art booths, musical memorabilia, a raffle for a variety of must-have treasures and a stunning lineup of live music. Among the acts that will perform are Michael Jordan, The Rubies, Sam Pacetti, Carlos and Carlos, Flagship Romance, Wild Shiners, The Willowwacks, Amy Hendrickson and closing out the bill, the phenomenal threesome originally from the Florida Panhandle but currently wowing audiences in and around Charlottesville, VA – The Currys. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m. and the music will begin at 1:30 p.m. Admission is by donation and the recommended minimum donation is $1...   [Read More]



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    New Downtown Bike Rental Program




    Now, you can rent a bike in Downtown Jacksonville from the Riverfront Hyatt. Cruise around Jacksonville with Hyatt’s new bike service, a fun way to view the city up close while feeling the warm Florida sun on your face. Pedaling up and down the riverfront is an experience you can only appreciate here in Jacksonville.

    At the Hyatt, rentals are available 24-hours a day from the concierge desk so guests can cruise the Riverwalk to catch a sunrise, pedal Hyatt’s 2.25 and 3.75 mile detailed routes through downtown or check out the area’s shopping, dining and nightlife destinations. All that stands between you and your exciting excursion is a stop by their Concierge desk.

    Photo Credit: Michael D. Alligood  

    Bike rentals are not just limited to guest. Anyone in the area is able to rent them with proper ID and Credit Card. Age requirement is 18+ and the cost is $25.00 per 24 hours. Call and ask to speak to the concierge desk for more details: 904 588 1234

    ...   [Read More]




    10 steps to throw an awesome 4th of July BBQ




    10 steps to throw an awesome 4th of July BBQ:   1. Decor: Theme out your place in red white and blue  2. Food: Make sure to have a variety of food to please the diet cheaters and the healthy eaters. 3. Signature Cocktail: Every party needs one for the adults! Here is one of our favorites: The Star Spangled Spritzer or Watermelon Punch. Make sure you have a variety of American beer on hand, no one wants to leave the party to make a beer run.      4. Heat Control: Make sure to keep your guest cool this holiday with fans, shade, pool, or a slip and slide  5. Music: A must have at all parties. Put together that all American playlist and make sure it's family friendly.  6. Dessert: Everyone loves to indulge a little during the holidays so treat your guest to a little something sweet. Don't forget those Red, White & Blue Ice Pops!  7. Activities: Make sure to have activities for all ages, corn hole, volleys ball, lawn twister or Jenga are a couple ideas that come to mind.     8. Be Prepared: Anticipate  your guest need with some basic items, extra bathing suits and towels, bug spray and band aids.  9. Paper Products: Think paper - they are easy to clean up, so ...   [Read More]




    New Leaf First Coast Music Fest announces two day local music festival!




    The Second Annual First Coast Music Fest has been announced for Labor Day weekend; August 30th and 31st, 2014.

    The New Leaf First Coast Music Fest is Jacksonville’s largest local music festival to be held at Underbelly, 1904 Music Hall, and Burro Bar; all in The Elbow district of downtown. This year the festival has expanded to two days and will feature some of Jacksonville’s most talented bands on four stages.

    “After last year’s First Coast Music Fest, we decided there was not enough time for all the talented groups Jacksonville has to offer, so we took the extra step to make the festival two days this year.” says Shawn Jasmin, the promoter for the First Coast Music Fest. “We are very happy to be partnered with Jacksonville companies such as New Leaf Vapor Company, Jam Brothers Music, 904 Happy Hour, Crazy Dave’s Music, The Loop Pizza Grill,The Elbow, and Free Time Radio. We hope by partnering with local companies we can make a big impact on the local economy here in Jacksonville.”

    This year’s festival lineup includes Grandpa’s Cough Medicine, World Gone, Palm Trees & Power Lines, Fusebox Funk, Lucky Costello, S.P.O.R.E., Sir Charles, Bryce Alastair Band, City Boi, EverSay, Askmeific...   [Read More]




    Historic Main Street Cruise Being Forced To Shut Down




    The monthly Historic Springfield Main Street Cruise is being forced to shut down due to city red tape. The event has been happening for over 2 years now and John Wells, a representative from the event has spoken out to why it is being canceled: 

    "I've been asked to explain what has happened: The city has several stages that they rent out. The only problem is that it's a nightmare trying to get one for the average person. The biggest problem is that when you place the application and post the insurance they won't give you an answer if you are lacking anything. Last year when we rented the stage for the BIG ENGINE show, we were right up to the last day trying to find out if they were going to let us have the stage. Others who have rented these stages have told the same story. One told me they laid some new crap on her 3 hours before the stage was supposed to be delivered and she was jumping through her butt trying to satisfy them. There continue to be new requirements ALL the time. You can't put on a show like this. How can you plan anything if you don't know if you have a stage? This year I was not going to let this happen again. I started out well in advance and reserved one of the stages and filed the application and was to...   [Read More]




    The Summer Boating Season is now underway – Get out on the water today!




    The kids are out of school and summer is official underway, are you ready to go boating?  We are lucky to live here in Northeast Florida where we have plenty of waterways to choose from; the St. Johns River, Intracoastal Waterway, Atlantic Ocean, and a multitude of creeks and tributaries.  So why not grab your family and get out on a boat this summer?  It is the perfect way to connect with your kids and have a ton of fun!

    I recommend the boating lifestyle to all families and not just because I am in the boating business.  I grew up with parents who were competitive water skiers at Cypress Gardens and always being on a boat together strengthened our bond.  Nowadays, the distractions are everywhere – smartphones, tablets, ipads, video game systems, you name it – but when you are on a boat you have the opportunity to unplug and focus on your time together.

    Having fun is what summer is all about!  You can swim, fish, water-ski, wakeboard, all things you can’t do if you aren’t on the water.  There are also plenty of art, science or music projects you can conduct on the water.  The important part is being together with no schedule, few distractions, and a focus on the family.

    Boa...   [Read More]



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