Articles - All
Jumbo Shrimp Homestand Highlights August 19-23
The 2018 Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp season presented by Community First Credit Union continues with a homestand Sunday, Aug. 19, through Thursday, Aug. 23. The Jumbo Shrimp host the Birmingham Barons, Double-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox, for a five-game series with a promotional lineup including the following highlights:
Sunday, August 19, 6:05 p.m. (Gates open at 5 p.m.)
Southpaw’s Birthday presented by Jax Refrigeration: Local mascots will join the celebration of the Baseball Grounds’ top dog with an entertaining kickball game.
Pregame Candy Drop: Following family catch on the field, a helicopter will drop candy in the outfield.
Baptist Health Sunday Family FUNday: Kids can feel like the pros before each Sunday home game, as families can play catch on the field, beginning at 5 p.m. Free face painting and balloon animals will be available in the Wolfson Children's Hospital Kids Zone. Following the game, kids 12 and under can run the bases.
Monday, August 20, 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 6 p.m.)
VyStar Credit Union Charity Begins at Home: The Jumbo Shrimp feature up to two local nonprofits at each Monday home game.... [Read More]
Party In The Pines Returns To North Florida
Party in the Pines has returned this year for a second year in North Florida. Presented by Bienville Entertainment the country mystic and camping festival returns to White Springs on October 19-20. You will enjoy a two day festival full of non stop country music, including two stages, camping and RV accommodations and a variety of food and beverage options.
This country festival highlights a great line up of artists such as Zac Brown Band & Little Big Town. Other following acts will include Luke Combs, Kip Moore, Mark O’Connor Band, Lindsey Ell, Dan + Shay, Granger Smith, The Cadillac Three, Cascade Pope, Drew Baldridge, Clare Dunn, and Raleigh Keegan.
Attendees will have access to a new lounge Cruzan Beach that features a tiki bar, volleyball, corn hole, tie-dye stations and shade. Additional offerings include a free Thursday night pre-party and concert for all camper and RV ticket holders, exclusive lounges and a Saturday night firework show presented by Busy Bee to close out the festival. All guests can enjoy a variety of food and beverage options as well as from sponsors Budweiser, Jim Beam, Monster Energy, Sonny’s BBQ, Coca-Cola and more.
VIP Patrons receive special parking, entry p... [Read More]
August Downtown Wine Down
Join us at Jacksonville’s new rooftop bar for the Downtown Wine Down, a monthly happy hour and cocktail mixer held at Cowford Chophouse. August's Downtown Wine Down will be a ticketed event to ensure there are no long lines and that we can contain capacity.
Live entertainment will include a performance by Aaron Thomas & Soulo Lyon of The Band Be Easy. Additionally, guest can enjoy food and drink specials, a giveaway for a $100 Cowford Chophouse Gift Card, and a complimentary glass of bubbles!
The Band Be Easy: 6:00pm-9:30pm
The roof will be open to ticket holders at 3:30pm and be closed to anyone without tickets the remainder of the night.
Ticket prices: $15 per person... [Read More]
TICKETS FOR BOB DYLAN AND HIS BAND GO ON SALE FRIDAY, AUGUST 10th
The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is proud to announce that musical legend Bob Dylan and His Band will return to the Amphitheatre on Friday, October 19, 2018. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, August 10 at 10 a.m. Bob Dylan previously performed to a sold-out crowd at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre in April 2015.
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 et des Lettres, which is the high... [Read More]
Jumbo Shrimp Homestand Highlights August 8-12
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The 2018 Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp season presented by Community First Credit Union continues with a homestand Wednesday, Aug. 8, through Sunday, Aug. 12. The Jumbo Shrimp host the Mississippi Braves, Double-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, for a five-game series with a promotional lineup including the following highlights:
Wednesday, August 8, 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 6 p.m.)
Publix Corks & Forks Wednesday: Fans can purchase a $15 package including a reserved seat and the opportunity to sample food, beer, and wine from Publix in the Safe Harbor Seafood Palm Tree Pavilion at tinyurl.com/jaxshrimpportal(password “PUBLIX”). Regular tickets may be upgraded for $6 each at the Pavilion or the box office. One lucky couple will win a dinner on the concourse that night, specially prepared by Chef Tony from Publix. That night’s wine sample at the ballpark will be available at your neighborhood Publix. Anyone who donates a canned food item at the box office can save $1 off a gameday ticket price (limit $1 off per ticket).
TIAA Bank Teacher Pep Rally: To gear up for the 2018-2019 school year, Duval County Public School teachers may show their DCPS ID at the box o... [Read More]
Articles - Sports
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
Round 1, 29th
Round 2, 61st
Round 3, 93rd
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]
Steve Spurrier Hired As Coach In Proposed New Football League
The Orlando Alliance announced Saturday that it has hired Spurrier as its first head coach. Spurrier will coach in the planned Alliance of American Football.
The inaugural eight-team, 10-game Alliance of American Football season will kick off Feb. 9, 2019 — the week after Super Bowl LIII — as a league that executives describe as “complementary” to the NFL
The Alliance is the creation of Pro Football Hall of Famer Bill Polian and longtime TV and film producer Charlie Ebersol. The league plans to have eight teams and will play a 12-week season Feb. 9, 2019, and will be broadcast on CBS.
The league will begin announcing the cities, stadiums and coaches of the teams in April, with rosters largely made up of players cut from the NFL. Ebersol said they focused on cities and markets with the highest levels of fan engagement, both professionally and collegiately. There will be no owners, just one single entity.
The league has a multi-year deal with CBS, which will air the season-opener and championship. Every other week, CBSSN will air one game while the other three will be streamed for free through the league’s app — which will also feature “integrated, in-game fantasy&rdqu... [Read More]
Freedom Boat Club Will Open Fourth Northeast Florida Location
Freedom Boat Club is opening another area location at Beach Marine, 2315 Beach Boulevard, in Jacksonville Beach. Their other locations in the area are Palm Valley Outdoors, near Nocatee at 377 S. Roscoe Blvd, Julington Creek Marina in Jacksonville and Camachee Cove Marina in St. Augustine as an option to members.
When you join a fitness club, you don’t expect to see a constant stream of upgraded equipment. When you join a golf club, you don’t expect the course to be improved every year. Those are not realistic expectations. But members of the Freedom Boat Club know through experience that “new and improved” is not a marketing slogan or wishful thinking; it is a REALITY.
Fifteen Freedom Boat Club boats will be available for members at Beach Marine.
When you belong to the Freedom Boat Club, you not only leave the worries behind, you also don’t have to fret over aging facilities or deteriorating equipment.
Freedom Boat Club was founded in Venice, FL. in 1987. It has more than 145 locations and 16,000 members. In Jacksonville, the fleet has grown from four to 80 boats in six years.
The newest location is scheduled to open on April 12.... [Read More]
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]
Articles - Food
Kazu Sushi Burrito Is Expanding In The Area
Next week, Kazu Sushi Burrito will be opening a 1800-square-foot location in St. Augustine at 1000 South Ponce de Leon Boulevard. In early March, they will open a Jacksonville Beach location at 693 3rd St. North.
Kazu already has 3 locations in the area. One is in downtown Jacksonville at 117 W. Adams Street with another at 6025 Butler Point Road in addition to the original Kazu Japanese Restaurant at 9965 San Jose Blvd.
David Chen and his brother, Jason, come from a family of restaurateurs and run the Kazu restaurants together. Kazu will carry products like bluefin tuna, oysters, clams and shellfish regularly for their customers.
Kazu Sushi Burrito is a fast casual restaurant offering a unique concept on sushi. They balance Hawaiian flavors with Japanese techniques and use the freshest ingredients to create flavorful poke burritos, bowls and salads. Their dishes are perfect for the health-conscious crowd on the go looking for good, clean eating with a twist.... [Read More]
European Street Cafe Reopens After Hurricane Irma Damage Repairs
The European Street Café in San Marco that was damaged by Hurricane Irma floodwaters in September has undergone extensive restoration and is now reopened.
The restaurant building was left standing in two feet of water. Most of the walls, counters, appliances, parts of the ceiling, and décor has been replaced. Renovations at the European Street Cafe at 1704 San Marco Blvd. cost about $650,000.
The renovations, which took almost five months, left the cafe layout about the same but with a face-lifted decor in purple and yellow. Larger tables have been installed as well as new windows, ceilings, light fixtures, kitchen equipment and televisions.
European Street Cafe, encompasses four restaurants throughout Jacksonville. The Riverside location opened in August 1992, San Marco in August 1996, Beach Blvd. in March 1999 and Jacksonville Beach in 2005.
Many things have changed at European Street Cafe over the decades. The menu has expanded to include more than 100+ items—sandwiches, soup, salads and appetizers—with a variety of vegetarian and vegan options.
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):... [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.... [Read More]
Bistro Aix Will Reopen On February 8th In San Marco
The Bistro Aix restaurant will reopen to the public on Feb. 8. The restaurant at 1440 San Marco Blvd. sustained heavy damage due to Hurricane Irma and has been closed since early September.
Hurricane Irma caused widespread flooding in San Marco, Riverside/Avondale and other communities along the St. Johns River. Bistro Aix had over 3 feet of water in it for over 12 hours.
The restaurant is updating the interior and will now have a lighter color palette in the floors, curtains and subway tile in the open kitchen. The 45-seat private dining room, which previously featured dark reds and black, will now be a white room with dark oak furniture.
The marketplace counter in Bistro Aix has also been replaced with a ten-seat farm table. Outdoor patio tables and couches are available on a first-come, first-serve basis... [Read More]
Articles - Entertainment
SeaWorld's Latest Attraction Ray Rush Will Open At Aquatica This Weekend
A brand-new family raft slide is splashing into Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark on May 12, 2018.
SeaWorld announced Monday that Ray Rush, a 60-foot-tall manta ray-themed water slide, will open at Aquatica this weekend.
The new raft ride will be the first to combine enclosed tube sections, a giant sphere and a drop into an open-air halfpipe, says SeaWorld. The family-friendly ride can hold up to four people who are at least 42 inches tall on a single raft.
The neighboring Walhalla Wave was closed during the ride's construction, but reopened last weekend, says the company.
Triple your fun with the three-in-one thrills of Ray Rush, new at Aquatica Orlando. Ray Rush is the fully-loaded water adventure with three ways to slide, splash and soar like never before. First, water jets launch your raft from zero to awesome in just seconds. Your adventure takes a twisting turn as you spin inside a colossal water sphere. Finally, dive into the giant manta wings, swooping up and down a different path each time. Fill your raft with family and friends for three times the thrills on the exciting Ray Rush at Aquatica, SeaWorld’s waterpark.
2018 Best New Country Artist Luke Combs Plays Military Appreciation Day Tuesday
Continuing a PGA TOUR tradition of honoring men and women in uniform, THE PLAYERS Championship today unveiled a full slate of military appreciation activities and programs for the 2018 event, including a special performance by 2017 breakout artist Luke Combs on Tuesday, May 8, during Military Appreciation Day. New this year, the Military Appreciation Day Ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the Concert will kick-off at 6 p.m. on the 17th hole when the tournament returns to THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass, May 8-13.
Combs joins an impressive list of country music stars who have performed on Military Appreciation Day including Tim McGraw (2010), Darius Rucker (2011), Luke Bryan (2012), Dierks Bentley (2013), Jake Owen (2014), Big & Rich (2015), Toby Keith (2016) and Sam Hunt (2017).
The Military Appreciation Day Ceremony and Concert is free to any Tuesday ticket holder; a Tuesday Stadium Pass starts at just $25. Parking is also free on Tuesday and Wednesday of tournament week.
“Performing at THE PLAYERS, on the 17th hole, is one of those ‘once in a lifetime’ experiences,” said Combs. “The fact that my performance is part of a ceremony that honors our men and women in the armed f... [Read More]
LITTLE BIG TOWN AND THEIR “THE BREAKERS TOUR” IS MAY 4TH
The St. Augustine Amphitheatre proudly presents Grammy award-winning County music vocal group Little Big Town and their “The Breakers Tour” featuring Kacey Musgraves and Midland live in concert on Friday, May 4, 2018. Tickets for Little Big Town with special guests Kacey Musgraves and Midland will go on sale to the general public this Friday, October 6 at 10 a.m.
After launching a historic sold-out year-long residency at Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium, Grammy Awardwinning vocal group Little Big Town announced they will bring their critically-acclaimed harmonies to arenas and amphitheaters nationwide starting Spring 2018 with “The Breakers Tour.” The highly-anticipated multi-city run begins February 8 in Oklahoma City and will visit 26 markets, including St. Augustine, Florida’s St. Augustine Amphitheatre on May 4.
Little Big Town’s landmark year to date includes the release of their chart-topping album The Breaker (released February 24, 2017) which debuted #1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and Top 5 on the Billboard 200 All Genre chart-as well as the group’s fifth ACM Award win as Vocal Group of the Year. Additionally, the Multi-Platinum selling Country group was recently inducted into th... [Read More]
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]
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]
Articles - Community
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]
Concert On The Green 2018
The Concert on the Green is the largest event of its kind in Clay County. The annual event is located on the grounds of St. Johns Country Day School in Orange Park, FL.
Concert on the Green was established in 1986 with the goal of supporting the arts within Clay County. The first concert was performed the following year in 1987 and has since established a commitment to artistic and educational excellence for community members. Each year has marked an important milestone in our history giving scholarships to deserving students in the areas of art and music. It has been further developed during over the years to become the grand event that it is today.
LeAnn Hilliard, OPHS student of Mrs. Carrie Keene and winner of the Concert on the Green poster art competition. Her artwork, her fellow contest finalists’ art, plus the artwork of 30 additional students is currently on display at Thrasher-Horne Center. Do not miss this!!! Gallery is open M-Th 10 am to 3pm!!!!
Concert on the Green’s principal purpose is to provide music and visual art scholarship opportunities to Clay County students by organizing a festival event for Clay County families and visitors which combines a live symphony orchestra with a natural, beautiful outdoo... [Read More]
Studio 54 JAX, A Nightclub and Benefit Concert For The Nonprofit Florida Theatre
For ONE NIGHT ONLY, experience Studio 54 JAX, A Nightclub and Benefit Concert for the nonprofit Florida Theatre.
Join us for an exclusive night celebrating the glamour of the infamous private parties at the Studio 54 nightclub in New York City. In a transformed Florida Theatre, enjoy a table for four with enjoy endless cocktails and a plated dinner. Or, enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and endless cocktails in the mezzanine, with swanky balcony seating for a benefit concert featuring guest artists performing the music of Elton John, Donna Summer and Barry Manilow. To complete the evening, dance on the historic Florida Theatre stage, which with live dance music by the Boogie Freaks, becomes the iconic discotheque, Studio 54.
Table seating Begins at six o’clock in the evening for cocktails, followed by dinner.
Individual tickets Enter at seven o’clock for heavy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and a private disco.
A benefit concert featuring surprise guests performing the music of Elton John, Donna Summer and Barry Manilow begins at eight o’clock.
Dance floor opens at nine o’clock.
When: Saturday, May 19, 2018 Where: At the Historic Fl... [Read More]
WORLD FAMOUS BUDWEISER CLYDESDALES AT ANHEUSER-BUSCH BREWERY
The Budweiser Clydesdales made their first-ever appearance on April 7, 1933. A gift from August A. Busch, Jr. and Adolphus Busch to their father in celebration of the repeal of Prohibition, the presentation of the original two six-horse hitches of champion Clydesdales moved father, sons and drivers to tears. The phrase “crying in your beer” was officially coined shortly thereafter.
More than 300 years ago, this imposing breed was first developed for farm work in the region of Clydesdale, Scotland. They are most easily recognized for their substantial feather — the long hairs of the lower leg that cover the hooves. Despite a dressy appearance, they are capable of pulling a 1-ton load at 5 MPH.
No strangers to television broadcasts and parades, the Budweiser Clydesdales have figured prominently in two Presidential inaugurations. They appeared in Missouri native Harry Truman’s inaugural parade in 1949, and then again for Bill Clinton’s in 1993.
In 1950, the Budweiser Clydesdales received their very own mascot: the Dalmatian. Traditionally used to guide horse-drawn fire carts, this spotted dog serves as friend and companion to the team, sitting aside the driver.
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:
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.
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]
Articles - Local News
904 Happy Hour Website Gets Revamp
Jacksonvilles favorite entertainment website got a facelift on Thursday, October 17th. Over the past month, lead designer Shawn Jasmin worked late nights to complete the technical & time consuming project. Shawn has a extensive background in webdesign but this website tested his skills.
The new website still features all of your old favorites like the where to go section where you can browse bars and venues to see their specials. The website will be undergoing updates through the coming weeks to all venues to display the most accurate specials. The new website will focus more on localized articles, info and events to keep everyone in the North Florida region up to date.
The original website, founded in 2011 was created by founder Charles Wagoner. After much deliberation and technical consultation, Charles decided it was time to give 904 Happy Hour the "revamp" that would change everything. "The new website integrates everything we could think of that a user would want to know about a specific area or region. The new website also gives restaurants, concert halls and really any business looking to increase their market share and capital the availability to update their own profiles and share... [Read More]
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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