Articles - All
Tickets For Rick Springfield With Loverboy, Greg Kihn and Tommy Tutone Go On Sale June 8
On Saturday, August 25, 2018, the St. Augustine Amphitheatre will welcome ‘80s power pop icon Rick Springfield and his “Best In Show Tour” featuring special guests Loverboy, Greg Kihn and Tommy Tutone to the stage. Tickets for Rick Springfield presents “Best In Show” featuring special guests Loverboy, Greg Kihn and Tommy Tutone go on sale to the general public this Friday, June 8 at 10 a.m.
Over the past four decades, Rick Springfield has worn many hats as an entertainer and performer. The creator of some of the finest power-pop of the ‘80s, Springfield is a Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter, and musician who has sold 25 million albums and scored 17 U.S. Top 40 hits including “Jessie’s Girl,” “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “An Affair of the Heart,” “I’ve Done Everything for You,” “Love Somebody” and “Human Touch.” Springfield has toured for over 40 years, hand-delivering the hits to millions of fans worldwide via his dynamic live shows. His concerts are legendary with their rock heavy, high energy full band sets.
With their trademark red leather pants, bandannas, big rock sound and high-energy live shows, Loverboy has sold more tha... [Read More]
Dream Day 2018
Dream Day, hosted by Dreams Come True charity and PRI Productions, is a celebration for Northeast Florida children who are battling life-threatening illnesses. It’s truly a magical event where the children can let loose and have some fun.
The purpose of Dream Day is to provide an unforgettable day for 40 local children and families in need of a break from their day-to-day struggles with life-threatening illnesses. The celebration is part of Dreams Come True’s Special Times program, which provides the dream child and his or her family opportunities to enjoy special activities they may not otherwise get to experience. They may get tickets to a Jaguars game, an evening at the movies, a concert or a festival to spend a day at. Whatever the opportunity, Special Times reminds the children and their families they are special and loved.
Saturday, June 9th, 2018 will be the fifth year for Dream Day to be here in Jacksonville, where young dreamers are celebrated as super heroes, princesses, and more in a party and parade just for them. Children will be celebrated one family at a time by riding in either a stretch limo or cruising in one of Main Street’s antique classic cars. They will start at the entrance to the PRI... [Read More]
Beaches Freedom Festival Returns
This summer, get ready for Jacksonville Beach’s largest festival. The Beaches Freedom Fest returns to the Seawalk Pavillion on Saturday, July 14, 2018. Last year’s festival was a great success thanks to the huge crowd who attended and who also helped benefit local veteran organizations such as Project Hero, 6 Guard, One Team One Fight 4 PTSD, Valhalla Project and Warfighters In Arms. 904 Happy Hour along with Jacksonville Beach is bringing this exciting event back to the beach so everyone can have a good time, enjoying the music and amazing food.....all for a worthy cause!
The festival will run from noon till 10pm. Music, food, games, and a Beer Garden are highlights of the festival. There will also be a beach clean up before the festival. The hot dog contest is returning to the festival with a men and women’s division.
This year’s music line up will include the return of Sidereal, The Supervillains, The Band Be Easy, Ramona, Zander, Lane Pittman, and more. This year we will be selecting one additional band to perform on the main stage.
For more information on getting tickets you can visit this website. http://www.beachesfreedomfest.com
We hope to see you at Jackso... [Read More]
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp Homestand
The 2018 Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp season presented by Community First Credit Union continues with a homestand Tuesday, May 29, through Saturday, June 2. The Jumbo Shrimp host the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, Double-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, for a five-game series with a promotional lineup including the following highlights:
Community First Credit Union Two-for-Tuesday: Tickets are 2-for-1 at the box office for Community First Credit Union members using their CFCU credit or debit card. At the Community First Credit Union table on the concourse, fans who are not members can learn more about membership and the Jumbo Shrimp VISA® Debit Card, which gives card holders a 10 percent discount on merchandise purchases, a free small fountain drink with any concession stand purchase and $2 off tickets purchased on game day at the box office.
Coors Light $2 Tuesday: Fans can purchase $1 (12-oz.) and $2 (24-oz.) Coors Light in select locations, and $1 small sodas are sold at the concession stands.
UF Health Trauma Awareness Night: Fans can learn more about trauma and how to prevent injuries.
Wednesday, May 30, 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 6 p.m.)
Publix Corks & Forks Wednesda... [Read More]
John Fogerty and ZZ Top “Blues and Bayous Tour”Is June 5th
On Tuesday, June 5, the St. Augustine Amphitheatre will be host to rock icons John Fogerty and ZZ Top as their “Blues and Bayous Tour” routes through St. Augustine, Florida.
Announced today, legendary rock musicians and cultural icons John Fogerty and ZZ Top will come together for the “Blues and Bayous Tour” this spring. The tour, which opens on May 25, will make stops across the USA from the East Coast to the West. Of the pairing, Fogerty said, “ZZ Top is one of my favorite bands, and Billy F Gibbons is one of my all-time favorite guitarists. Riffs, blues and bayous… bucket list!” ZZ Top’s Billy F Gibbons commented, “John Fogerty along with ZZ Top have been followers of blues and rock since the beginning and we’re looking forward to rippin’ it up together this spring. We’ve got a great show lined up for ya’!”
As co-founder of Creedence Clearwater Revival, John Fogerty’s career spans 50 years and he is hailed as one of the most influential musicians in rock history. As the writer, singer and producer of numerous classic hits including “Born on the Bayou”, “Green River”, “Proud Mary”, and “Bad Moon Rising&rdquo... [Read More]
Articles - Sports
Ex Jaguar Allen Hurns Agrees To Deal With Dallas Cowboys
The Dallas Cowboys have obtained a new weapon for Dak Prescott. Two days after taking a free-agent visit to Dallas, wide receiver Allen Hurns has agreed to a two-year deal with the Cowboys. The deal is worth $12 million, according to multiple reports.
An undrafted free agent out of Miami (Fla.) in 2014, Hurns spent his first four NFL seasons with the Jaguars. His best year came in 2015, when he caught 64 passes for 1,031 yards and 10 touchdowns.
In his four seasons with the Jaguars, Hurns had 189 receptions for 2,669 yards and 21 TDs. He caught just 74 passes for 961 yards and five scores the past two years while dealing with a sports hernia in 2016 and a high ankle sprain in 2017.
Injuries the past two seasons kept Hurns below 40 receptions and 500 yards each time, though he also played in an offense geared to run the ball and often hampered by quarterback Blake Bortles' inconsistency.
In Dallas, Hurns will compete for snaps with Dez Bryant, Cole Beasley and Terrance Williams in a passing offense that ranked 26th in 2017.... [Read More]
THE PLAYERS Announces Luke Combs For Military Appreciation Day Concert
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 forces make... [Read More]
2018 March Madness Is Here
The Selection Committee has spoken and for the eighth consecutive year there are 68 teams that put together the field for March Madness.
The single-elimination tournament features 68 teams fighting for the chance to be crowned national champions. Since the tournament began in 1939, UCLA has the most titles with 11. Kentucky follows with eight national titles while North Carolina has six.
After going 31-2 and winning the ACC regular-season and tournament championships, Virginia enters this year's tournament as No. 1 overall seed.
The 2018 Final Four is set for San Antonio. Here's the complete schedule for the tournament:
Sports Complex Traffic And Parking Advisory For March 9-10
Due to the large amount of events happening Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10, there is high attendance anticipated in and around the Downtown Sports Complex. A larger amount of traffic is expected along with current construction projects. Please plan routes accordingly and allow extra time for travel and parking.
FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2018
· Gate River Run packet pick-up at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds – 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
· High school baseball games at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville
Nease vs. Trinity Christian – 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
University Christian vs. Bolles – 2 p.m.-4.p.m.
TNXL vs. Stoneman Douglas (Fundraising Event) – 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
· Jumbo Shrimp Press Conference at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville – 1 p.m.
· Icemen hockey game at Veterans Memorial Arena – 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)<... [Read More]
March 9th Is Deadline For Jaguar Season Ticket Renewal
March 9th is the deadline for Jaguar season ticket renewals. The Jaguars tweeted that this upcoming deadline was due to the high demand for season tickets.
This will be the first season since 2005 that fans will not see any tarps covering seats. The stadium removed the tarps for the Jaguars first home playoff game in 18 years in January, when the team sold out the stadium with an announced attendance of 69,442. Those tarps had been in place for over 10 years.
EverBank Field will also be known as TIAA Bank Field later this year. TIAA Bank Field will be the official name of its home stadium, replacing EverBank Field.The name change comes after the sale of EverBank to TIAA in June and the new parent company will be renaming all EverBank locations as TIAA Bank.
The name change must be officially approved by the city of Jacksonville and the Jaguars before they can tear down the signage on the front of the building and replace it with the new name.
Jacksonville-based EverBank acquired the naming rights to the stadium in 2010, four years after the naming rights deal with Alltel lapsed. (The stadium was known as Jacksonville Municipal Stadium in the interim.) In 2014, the company extended its naming rights deal through 20... [Read More]
Articles - Food
The Grub Burger Bar Is Now Opened In Jacksonville
Grub Burger has now opened it's first location in Jacksonville at 4906 Town Center Parkway near the St. Johns Town Center, The Jacksonville location is also only the second to open in Florida, with the first being in Tallahassee.
The restaurants name "Grub" stands for good people, real food, unique vibes and big flavors . The fast-casual restaurant is known for signature burgers and sandwiches, shakes, fresh salads, bowls, and both savory and lighter sides and was started in College Station, Texas.
“We are so excited to grow our brand in Florida with our new store in Jacksonville," said Brian Crocket, Jacksonville Grub Burger Bar Managing Partner. "We look forward to meeting our neighbors and to showing this community our great hospitality and awesome food."
The Jacksonville location will be the nineteenth Grub Burger and the first opened this year. They will be open everyday from 11am to 10pm.
The restaurant will have the opportunity to get engaged through the restaurant’s “Grub Gives Back” program, which offers several ways to give back to causes that directly impact the city.
Local organizations are also encouraged to contact the restaurant re... [Read More]
America Selects Lemon As Krispy Kreme’s New Glazed Doughnut Flavor
Krispy Kreme asked Americans to choose the next glazed doughnut flavor and aftercasting nearly two million votes online over a week, America selected lemon as Krispy Kreme Doughnuts next, all-new Glazed Doughnut flavor.
The #VoteForGlaze campaign was the first time Krispy Kreme let America decide an all-new Glazed Doughnut flavor for the brand’s iconic Original Glazed Doughnut. The voters selected from four flavors – blueberry, caramel, lemon and maple – January 16 through 22.
Lemon was America’s top choice, garnering 36 percent of the vote. Caramel received 26 percent of the vote, blueberry received 20 percent followed by maple, which received 18 percent. Krispy Kreme will announce this spring the exact dates the all-new Lemon Glazed Doughnut will be available.
Last year, Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Krispy Kreme dressed up its traditional glazed doughnut for special occasions, turning it green for St. Patrick’s Day and adding chocolate glaze for the solar eclipse. The online poll is an extension of the brand’s innovation.
Grabbagreen Has Closed Its Location In The Brooklyn Area
Grabbagreen Has Closed Its Location In The Brooklyn Area. They were located at 90 Riverside Avenue between The Burrito Gallery and Drybar in the Fresh Market-anchored shopping center.
Grabbagreen’s closing follows the departure of Corner Bakery in December 2016 in the center. First Watch has since taken over the Corner Bakery spot. It was in business in the area less than a year.
Grabbagreen was a food and juice restaurant that utilizes “super food” ingredients and offered a wide selection of grain and green-based bowls. Founded in 2013, Grabbagreen® is a fast food restaurant where great tasting, healthy food meet the speed and convenience of traditional fast food. Grabbagreen’s Eat Clean® menu is semi-organic, preservative-free, and GMO free. The whole food menu is based on super food ingredients and offers a full selection of grain and green-based bowls with fresh hormone-free and antibiotic-free chicken and beef provided by local farms, fresh-pressed juice, handcrafted smoothies and acai bowls, breakfast, and healthy kid-friendly items. All signature menu items are prepared fresh, are made-to-order, and provide a delicious experience for customers and a variety of flavors to meet dietary needs.... [Read More]
The Mini Bar Donuts + Coffee Is Opening This Saturday
The Mini Bar Donuts + Coffee is opening at 1300 Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville Beach at 9am this Saturday. The Mini Bar will be open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Jan. 13 and from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 14.
Jacksonville natives Brooke Sams and her husband, Chase, are the owners of the store. They will also offer coffee by Bold Bean Coffee Roasters and beer by local breweries such as Jacksonville Beach-based Southern Swells Brewing Co.
“The donuts are all made to order, so if you come you’ll always get a hot donut,” Sams said. “There will be a set menu you can pick from but you can also come in and build your own donut with any number of crazy toppings.”
The Mini Bar will have 16 donut flavors, including s’mores, peanut butter cup, cookies n’ crème, jelly, birthday cake and a variety of glazes such as vanilla, strawberry, peanut butter and maple. A gluten-free donut also will be available. Their donuts are about a third of the size of a regular donut. This means you get to try more flavors each visit.
The 2,800-square-foot space will have 30 inside seats plus lounge seats and a 1,700-square-foot outdoor courtyard. Sams said she anticipates having a staff of 15. The s... [Read More]
Teal Beer and Food Will Be Served At Sunday’s Jaguars vs Bills Game
Jacksonville Jaguars fans will get to enjoy teal beer at Everbank Field for Sunday’s home playoff game thanks to the Jacksonville Anheuser Busch Brewery!
The beer will be sold throughout the stadium on Sunday while supplies last. In addition to the teal beer, Delaware North, the official food provider for the Jaguars, will be creating additional teal fare to support the Jaguars first home playoff game since the 1999-2000 NFL season.
Here’s what fans can expect:... [Read More]
Articles - Entertainment
STYX AND DON FELDER ARE AT THE ST. AUGUSTINE AMPHITHEATRE THIS FRIDAY
The St. Augustine Amphitheatre proudly presents two juggernaut icons of classic rock, STYX and Don Felder (formerly of the Eagles), live in concert on Friday, April 13, 2018. Tickets for STYX and Don Felder go on sale this Friday, January 26 at 10 a.m.
The six men comprising STYX (Tommy Shaw, James “JY” Young, Chuck Panozzo, Todd Sucherman, Lawrence Gowan and Ricky Phillips) have committed to rocking the Paradise together with audiences far and wide by averaging over 100 shows a year every year since (yes) 1999, and each one of them is committed to making the next show better than the last. Founded in Chicago in 1972, STYX has the unique distinction of being the first band in rock history to have four consecutive certified multimillion-selling albums in a row: 1977’s The Grand Illusion, 1978’s Pieces of Eight, 1979’s Cornerstone and 1981’s Paradise Theatre.
STYX draws from over four decades of barn-burning chart hits, joyous singalongs and hard-driving deep cuts. Like a symphony that builds to a satisfying crescendo, a STYX set covers a wide range of stylistic cornerstones. From the progressively sweeping splendor that is “The Grand Illusion” to the hunker-down fortitude of all that is the &... [Read More]
One Spark 2018 Is This Weekend
One Spark 2018 is more than a festival—it’s a hub where all types of entrepreneurs, businesses and communities can come together and share ideas. This April 6-7, you’ll find new ways to experience this game-changing year at One Spark, as Daily’s Place will be transformed into a city of innovation.
So what’s new: Spark* Zones and Idea Zones designed to inspire and entertain. Experience demonstrations, interactive learning, live voting, a state-of-the-art amphitheater and VIP lounges. All this along with live music, local food, craft beverages and local culture.
This year, The Spark Exchange will allow attendees to vote in real time for their favorite creators, ultimately deciding the 2018 Creator of the Year—taking home cash prizes, startup packages and bragging rights. Select Creators will also be invited to participate in the Spark Tank competition, where they will compete for $25,000 in funding.
Your ticket includes access to the Idea Fest which takes place between 12 pm–8 pm and One Spark After Dark, 6 pm–11 pm, featuring an exclusive after-hours experience with live music, food and drinks.
For more details, check out our Instagram story or visit OneSpark.c... [Read More]
Tickets For "The Life Tour" Starring Grammy Award-Winning Legends Boy George and Culture Club, with Multi-Platinum Band The B-52s Go On Sale Friday
The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is thrilled host the opening night of “The Life Tour” starring Grammy award-winning legends Boy George and Culture Club, with multi-platinum selling band The B-52s and special guest Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey on Friday, June 29, 2018. Tickets for The Life Tour starring Boy George and Culture Club, The B-52s and Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey go on sale this Friday, March 23 at 10 a.m.
Grammy Award winning legends Boy George and Culture Club have revealed plans for a major 2018 U.S. headline tour with the multi- platinum selling band The B-52s. Announced today, “The Life Tour” starring Boy George & Culture Club and The B-52s with special guest Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey will visit 40+ cities across the U.S. kicking off June 29 in St. Augustine, FL. “We put together an amazing show that is going to be filled with hits and fabulous memories, we know it will be hands down this summer’s best night out,” said Boy George.
About Boy George & Culture Club
After more than two decades and 150 million singles & records sold globally, 2018 marks a new era for Boy George and Culture Club, as they are currently working on their first new music in 20 year... [Read More]
TICKETS FOR PARAMORE WITH FOSTER THE PEOPLE
On Tuesday, June 12, the St. Augustine Amphitheatre will host electronic pop-punk band Paramore with guest Foster The People as their North American “After the Laughter Summer Tour (TOUR 5)” kicks off in St. Augustine, Florida. Tickets for Paramore with guest Foster The People will go on sale next Friday, March 16 at 10 a.m.
Following their massively successful “Tour Two” last fall, GRAMMY Award-winning band Paramore today announced their 2018 North American “After Laughter Summer Tour (Tour 5).” Foster The People will join the summer amphitheater and arena tour kicking off June 12 in St. Augustine, FL at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and make stops across the U.S. and Canada including Toronto, Brooklyn, Chicago, New Orleans, Los Angeles and more. The 26-city trek will wrap on July 24 in Morrison, CO at the famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre.
Registration for Paramore’s fan presale powered by Ticketmaster Verified Fan will begin today through Sunday, March 11 at 10pm. Presale tickets for registered fans will go on sale beginning Wednesday, March 14 at 9am local time through Thursday, March 15 at 10pm local time, while limited supplies last.
The tour is in celebration of their acclaimed fifth studi... [Read More]
HOTEL CALIFORNIA "A Salute To The Eagles” Is At The Thrasher-Horne Center Friday
For more than two decades, HOTEL CALIFORNIA has touched the hearts of fans all over the world, by faithfully and accurately reproducing the Grammy award winning sounds of the Eagles. See how a spirited blend of originality and the pursuit of excellence have taken HOTEL CALIFORNIA to a level of international recognition normally reserved only for gold and platinum recording artists.
This dynamic, highly acclaimed show incorporates their very own world renowned vocal harmony, and authentic instrumentation, including all specialty instruments in a stage spectacle that is both modern and exciting. Each concert presents an exciting, showcase of The Eagles megahits such as “Take it Easy” “Heartache Tonight” and of course “Hotel California” as well as selected titles from the solo works of Don Henley, Glen Frey, and Joe Walsh.
HOTEL CALIFORNIA "A Salute to the Eagles" was founded with the intent of filling the void left by the demise of The Eagles in 1982. By blending their extraordinary vocal and musical talents, HOTEL CALIFORNIA faithfully and accurately reproduces the sound of the Eagles studio recordings while recreating a classic sound which undeniably transcends the boundaries of Rock, R&B, and Cou... [Read More]
Articles - Community
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]
The Clay County Fair Is Coming Up March 29 - April 7th
The 2018 Clay County Fair is coming up March 29 - April 7th! FREE CONCERTS this year will include Russell Dickerson, Chris Janson, Dailey & Vincent, Jeremy Camp, High Valley, Chase Rice + more! The 2018 Clay County Fair Opening Ceremonies starts at 1:30pm March 29th. For more info, visit ClayCountyFair.org
Since 1987 the Clay County Agricultural Fair has provided Clay County and Northeast Florida with an event that's both fun and educational in a family atmosphere. In fact, the Fair vision says it all "A Family A*Fair".
The Fair strives to be the showcase for Clay County's agricultural, educational, civic and commercial interest. It provides an opportunity for citizens to work and have fun together. Volunteers are the lifeblood of the fair. Their dedicated support of sharing time and talents is vital to the fair's success.
After gate admission most exhibits and attractions are FREE. Eight Exhibit buildings are used for commercial, non-profit and competitive exhibits.
Clay County citizens are encouraged to enter the competitive exhibits to show off their talents and even possibly win money and/or a ribbon. Complete details are listed on the Exhibitor's Handbook which is on ... [Read More]
32nd Annual Celebrity Chefs Fundraiser March 29th
Every spring, hundreds of hungry folks converge on the Prime Osborn Convention Center in downtown Jacksonville, anxious to sample scrumptious recipes offered by Jacksonville area “celebrities.”
On Thursday, March 29 from 10:30am – 1pm at the Prime Osborn Convention Center, The Salvation Army’s Women’s Auxiliary will present the 32nd annual Celebrity Chefs fundraiser. This event features local celebrities dishing up tastes of their favorite recipes, as well as an extensive silent auction to raise money for the programs of The Salvation Army of Northeast Florida. Tickets are $30 in advance and include admission to the tasting and silent auction, as well as a cookbook containing the recipes featured at the tasting. Parking for this event is free.
Diners stop for a nibble from each station, where a local “celebrity” is serving up a spoonful of their favorite recipe. The two-hour event includes a silent auction, which raises thousands of dollars each year for special projects. Always present at the auction are such items as artwork, collectibles, jewelry, dinners, spa treatments, sports memorabilia, weekend getaways, rounds of golf, designer accessories, and much more.
The Auxiliary member... [Read More]
St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum Welcomes Back Captain Carl Fismer
The St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum is pleased to welcome back Captain Carl “Fizz” Fismer – world renown maritime historian and treasure hunter for a special presentation in the museum Courtyard. Fizz will be making a special appearance at the Pirate Museum from 12 Noon –until 3 PM on Saturday March 31st. A longtime friend of the museum, Carl Fismer holds a wealth of knowledge regarding the treasure hunting trade – and tales of his exploits in the industry.
The St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, located at 12 S. Castillo Drive in the heart of the Nation’s Oldest City – has been privileged to have some of the finest artisans and characters illuminate our courtyard; and we are pleased that our first event of the Spring season features one of the great sea voyagers of our time.
Fismer indeed has a lifelong history of adventure, portions of which have been told in his books Man Overboard: Captain Fizz and the Treasure Bizz, and Uncharted Waters: The Life and Times of Captain Fizz - both of which will be available for signing at the presentation. Fizz will speak about the Taj Mahal treasure as well as his dive tour experience with the Scubawize Company. The event will include... [Read More]
Disney Cruise Lines Will Add Three New Ships To Their Current Fleet
At the Walt Disney Company’s annual shareholders meeting, it was disclosed that their Disney Cruise Lines will add three new ships to their current fleet.
The three newest vessels will set sail in 2021, 2022 and 2023 and will be approximately 140,000 gross tons – slightly larger than the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy. The new vessels will have approximately 1,250 guest staterooms.
In keeping with the distinct Disney Cruise Line style, the new ships will embody the elegance and romance of the golden age of ocean cruising with unique touches all their own. The three new vessels will offer more innovation, new technologies, spectacular entertainment and more Disney stories and characters than ever before. Ingenuity and innovation from stem to stern will amaze and delight Disney Cruise Line guests of all ages.
The new vessels will bring Disney’s iconic stories and franchises to life in thrilling and surprising ways, building on the creativity they have introduced across their existing fleet. Over the past years , they have added innovations such as Marvel and Star Wars themed spaces to their kids’ clubs. They have also added new dining experiences combining live entertainment, storytellin... [Read More]
Articles - Local News
Huge Country Superfest Set To Come To Jacksonville
October 10, 2013 (Jacksonville, Fla.) – The first-ever Florida Country Superfest, featuring the biggest stars in country music, is set for June 14 and 15, 2014 in Jacksonville, Fla., officials announced today. Jacksonville’s EverBank Field will play host to two jam-packed days and nights of country music and tailgating fun.
The complete talent lineup along with ticket information and other details surrounding this mega-event will be released at a press conference scheduled for Nov. 14 in Jacksonville. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Thursday, Nov. 21. Country music fans interested in signing up for the mailing list and securing tickets before they are available to the general public through a special pre-sale opportunity can register at www.FloridaCountrySuperfest.com. “The Florida Country Superfest will generate a lot of excitement and showcase Jacksonville as a destination for entertainment,” said Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown. “Events like this have a great impact on tourism and the local economy. I am thrilled that the community leaders and event producers worked together to make Jacksonville the host for this festival.”
Festival Productions, Inc.–New Orleans (FPI-NO) and S... [Read More]
October Art Walk
Cocaine Bundles Found In St. Augustine Beach
St. Augustine Beach FL - Tuesday night, 16 kilos of cocaine washed up on several St. Johns County beaches. The St. Augustine Beach police got a call that two small packages washed up near the A Street beach access.
A third package was found a short time later near Sea Colony. After more searching, even more packages turned up. Officials said the value of the drugs could be up to $600,000.
Photo Courtesy: Steven Smith... [Read More]
Art Walk - Info and Map
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