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    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]




    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]




    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]




    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]




    Dairy Queen Celebrates Start Of Spring By Offering Free Ice Cream March 20th




    Dairy Queen is kicking off another spring with an ice cream cone on Tuesday, March 20 to celebrate the first day of spring.

    This is the fourth annual Free Cone Day campaign at Dairy Queen, and this year, you can donate to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals when you pick up your treat.

    According to Dairy Queen, the free soft serve cones will be available while supplies last. The company said cones are limited to one per customer.

    While Dairy Queen is not charging for the cones, it is soliciting donations for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Dairy Queen said it raised $300,000 for the charity on the same day last year. Dairy Queen said that donations will stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care.

    Dairy Queen has 6,800 locations worldwide.

    “We’re excited for our fourth annual Free Cone Day,” Maria Hokanson, Executive Vice President of Marketing for American Dairy Queen Corporation, said. “This day has become a spring tradition and a sign that warmer weather is upon us.”

     

     

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    FSU Sells Wrong Championship Shirt




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

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    THE PLAYERS Championship launches 2014 Birdies for Charity program




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

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




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




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

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

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

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

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

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

    R...   [Read More]




    ESPN Acquires Rights to Arena Football Starting in 2014




    CHICAGO – ESPN and the Arena Football League (AFL) have agreed to a multi-year agreement beginning in 2014. The new deal grants ESPN rights to more than 10 regular season and postseason games on its television networks per year, including ArenaBowl and one conference championship game, as well as 75 or more games annually on ESPN3, ESPN’s live multi-screen sports network. ESPN’s video player will also be available on the AFL website, ArenaFootball.com.

    The relationship between the AFL and ESPN began more than two decades ago when ESPN televised the very first ArenaBowl live in 1987. Since then, ESPN televised a combination of AFL regular season and playoff games for five years (1995-99), AFL playoff games from 2000-02 and both regular season and playoff games from 2007-08.

    Additionally, ABC presented the ArenaBowl for five years from 1998-2002. “ESPN has a long history of working with the Arena Football League and this new agreement is a great opportunity to showcase the AFL as part of our year-round commitment to football,” said Matthew Volk, ESPN director, programming and acquisitions.

    "The AFL's return to ESPN is the latest example of the strides our sport has made in recent years,&qu...   [Read More]




    Mark Brunell to be inducted into Pride of the Jaguars This Sunday




     

    Jacksonville Fl - The Jacksonville Jaguars will host their annual Alumni Weekend when they play the Buffalo Bills at 1 p.m. Sunday at EverBank Field. More than 40 former Jaguars players are expected to be on hand, to be introduced on the field before the game and to help honor former quarterback Mark Brunell at halftime when he is inducted into the Pride of the Jaguars.

    “Mark Brunell is a big part of the Jaguars family and the Jacksonville community,” Jaguars Owner Shad Khan said, “and it gives me great pride to join our fans in recognizing Mark and honoring him for his contributions to Jaguars history. And we’re looking forward to welcoming back many of the players who wore the Jaguars uniform in the past. These men helped build this franchise and they helped create a lot of great memories for our fans, so it’ll be a good day of recognizing them as well as honoring Mark.”

    PHOTO COURTESY: RICK WILSON  

    Brunell will join former offensive tackle Tony Boselli (2006), former owners Wayne and Delores Weaver (2011) and running back Fred Taylor (2012) as the fifth member of the Pride of the Jaguars.

    In addition to Brunell, the players expected to make an appearance Sunday include Br...   [Read More]



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    Glen Hansard Concert




    Best known for his music for Once, the musical and the movie, songwriter Glen Hansard will perform at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Thursday, February 5, 2015.

    Hansard is also the principal songwriter and vocalist for the Irish group, The Frames, who have become one of the most influential bands in Ireland. Hansard’s role as the band’s front man along with his ability to write real-life songs has earned him an excellent reputation in the music industry.

    Once, The Musical won eight Tony Awards, including the top prize for music. The musical is based on the movie, Once, which featured original songs by Hansard. One of these songs, “Falling Slowly,” won an Academy Award in 2007 for both Hansard and for his partner on the song, Czech singer Marketa Irglova. Together, the duo perform under the name Swell Season, and released an album in 2009. Hansard recently released his first solo album, Rhythm & Repose, to critical acclaim.

    Hansard’s 2015 winter tour features intimate stopovers, including the performance at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. He will be joined on this tour with the Rhythm & Repose wrecking crew, consisting of bass player Brad Albetta, keyboardist T...   [Read More]




    LEGENDARY BRITISH GUITARIST MARK KNOPFLER TO PERFORM LIVE IN ST. AUGUSTINE




    St. Augustine, FL (January 26, 2015) – The St. Augustine Amphitheatre welcomes Mark Knopfler, one of the most celebrated British guitar heroes to emerge in the 1970s and 1980s, on Tuesday, October 27, 2015. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, January 23 at 10 a.m.

    A multiple Grammy award winner as the lead vocalist and songwriter for Dire Straits, Knopfler has released seven solo albums as well as recording Neck And Neck with one of his guitar heroes, Chet Atkins and collaborated with Emmylou Harris on All The Roadrunning. He has created soundtracks for Local Hero and The Princess Bride and is currently workingonanewfilm,Altamira. InadditiontoproducinghisownrecordsKnopflerhasalsoproducedalbumsforBob Dylan and Randy Newman amongst others. He was made an OBE in 1999 and was given the prestigious “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the Ivor Novellos in 2012.

    Tracker, the new record from Mark Knopfler, will be released March 17 on Verve Records. Tracker marks the eighth solo recording from Knopfler, who Rolling Stone praises as one of the ‘100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.’ Fans who pre-order the record digitally will instantly receive the single “Beryl” with the order. Kno...   [Read More]




    The Spring Sing Out Loud Series In St. Augustine Lineup




    The St. Johns Cultural Events Division proudly announces the Spring 2015 Sing Out Loud Series lineup, featuring six concert events to be held at the Colonial Quarter in downtown St. Augustine. Tickets for each concert event will go on sale this Friday, January 23 at 10 a.m.

    The Sing Out Loud Series, also known as the SOL Series, is a celebration of national and local songwriters. The first SOL Series was held in November 2014 and featured performances by Randy Newman, Justin Townes Earle and more. The Spring 2015 Series welcomes an eclectic lineup of performances ranging in musical style from zydeco to rockabilly, garage rock to Americana. All six SOL Series performances will be held at the Colonial Quarter, 33 St. George Street, downtown St. Augustine.

    Spring 2015 Lineup

    Southern Culture on the Skids with The Woolly Bushmen and Rivernecks, March 8. Starting off the Spring 2015 SOL Series will be Southern Culture on the Skids with The Woolly Bushmen and Rivernecks on Sunday, March 8. Since 1983, when Southern Culture on the Skids formed in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, this raucous, good-natured and good-time band have toured endlessly, performing their unique hybrid of Americana, surf, R&B, rockabilly and swamp ...   [Read More]




    Indie Country Rock Artist Jenny Lewis To Perform at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Saturday, May 9, 2015




    Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (January 20, 2015) — The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall proudly announces that indie country rock singer-songwriter Jenny Lewis will perform on Saturday, May 9, 2015. Tickets for Jenny Lewis will go on sale to the public this Friday, January 23 at 10 a.m.

    In July of 2014, Jenny Lewis returned with her new album, The Voyager. The Los Angeles artist’s first solo LP since 2008’s Acid Tongue, The Voyager is Lewis’s most deeply personal, and her most musically robust. Featuring production work from Ryan Adams, Beck, as well as Lewis and her longtime collaborator Johnathan Rice, The Voyager finds Lewis at her sharp-witted best, singing about her recent life with honesty and incisiveness. And then there’s her voice, which was already a force to be reckoned with, but sounds even richer, more nuanced, more powerful. Lewis says The Voyager was the hardest album she has ever made, documenting her struggle to cope following the death of her estranged father in 2010 and the subsequent break-up of her band, Rilo Kiley. In the three years she worked on it, there were moments she thought she’d never finish. But, more than ever before, she knew she had to. The story is best told in Lewis’s own words:

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    Country Artist Eric Church Will Be Performing In Jacksonville on March 27th 2015




    JACKSONVILLE, FL – (Jan. 19, 2015) -- EMI Nashville recording artist Eric Church will bring “The Outsiders World Tour” to Veterans Memorial Arena in JACKSONVILLE, FL on March 27, 2015.   Tickets go on-sale Friday, January 23 at 10AM at www.ticketmaster.com.  Special guest on this show will be The Cadillac Three.

    After closing out 2014 with country music’s top-selling album, the Platinum-certified and genre-busting The Outsiders, Eric Church storms in to 2015 with four GRAMMY nominations (Best Country Album for The Outsiders, Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance for “Give Me Back My Hometown” and Best Country Group/Duo Performance for “Raise ‘Em Up” with Keith Urban) and a new addition to his widely successful Outsiders World Tour 2015.

    “Eric Church is our greatest working rock star” proclaimed Stereogum, referring to Church as “…. a down-home everyman whose conversational vocal delivery surges into something huge when it needs to and who comes off as a perfectly genuine human being even when leading the choreographed rigors of an arena show. And holy shit, he has songs.” The Philadelphia Inquirer&nb...   [Read More]



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




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

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

    Photos from last year: Click Here

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    EVENTS THIS WEEKEND NOVEMBER 14TH - 16TH




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

    Friday

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

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

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

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

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

    Saturday

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

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

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    Events This Weekend November 7th - 9th




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

    Friday

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

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

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

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

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

    Saturday

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

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

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

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




    Events This Weekend October 31th - November 2nd




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

    Weekly photo feature by: @chabooms

    Friday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    October 24-26 Events In The 904




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

    Saturday & Sunday Top Picks: 

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

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

    Friday Events

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

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

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

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



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