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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]
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]
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]
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]
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:
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Festival of Lights 5k and 1 M Family Fun Run This Saturday in San Marco Square
JACKSONVILLE, FLA. It is time once again to lace up the jingle bells on your running shoes and get ready for the 18th Annual Festival of Lights 5k and 1 Mile Family Fun Run. The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals event is sponsored by Daily Billboards and will take place in San Marco Square on Saturday, Decemeber 7, 2013.
Thousands of participants will run or walk a beautiful San Marco race route lined with over 3,000 luminaries. This family oriented event allows entire families to participate in a healthy holiday activity, while having fun with the event’s signature jingle bells on their feet.
Once completed, participants and families can take part in all of the additional festivities, including a Kids Zone with bounce houses, arts and crafts, music, a visit from Santa Claus and much more! In addition to the 5K and Family Fun Run, the San Marco Merchant’s Association will also be hosting their “Holiday Magic” event featuring Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides, Children's Bounce Games, Jugglers, Toy Soldier Stilt Walkers and a Christmas Tree Lighting. Firehouse Subs has generously donated food for all the runners and Walmart and Sam’s Club will provide water for all participants.
The e... [Read More]
THE PLAYERS Giving Back Month concludes with Red Coat Ride Out
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. - THE PLAYERS volunteer leadership – the Red Coats –once again hit the road for what has become a Giving Back Month tradition: the Red Coat Ride Out. This year, the Red Coats took a tour of the Operation New Hope facility before joining the UNF First Generation Scholars Luncheon; both organizations are recipients of Red Coat grants. The Red Coat Ride Out concluded a month of events that celebrated THE PLAYERS charitable outreach and total charitable donations as a result of the 2013 tournament.
Operation New Hope received a $10,000 grant from the Red Coats this year, and a surprise $10,000 donation from THE PLAYERS was revealed during the Red Coats visit. Operation New Hope, founded in 1999, is a faith-based, nonprofit community development corporation. Operation New Hope has maintained a two-pronged business model vital to sustaining broken urban communities: affordable housing; and successful workforce reintegration of ex-offenders. The $20,000 donation will support Operation New Hope’s Ready 4 Work program, designed to assist in curtailing prison recidivism and since its inception has assisted more than 2,500 participants.
“This was an incredible day. To have such a distinguishe... [Read More]
UNF Surf Team takes on another Victory in New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 18, 2013 – This past Sunday, in New Smyrna Beach, the University of North Florida Surf Team attended the National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) competition. The UNF surf A team completed their second consecutive 1st Place win with the B Team finishing right behind them in 2nd place.Photo Credit: Robert Curtis Photography
The top performer for the day was freshman, Patrick Kelly, who placed in the finals in both the Men’s short board division and the long board division, placing in 4th and 2nd place. Along with Kelly were other top performers such as Kayla Durden who finished 1st in the Women's short board, Emily Ruppert who finished in 2nd place in the Women's short board division, Max Mertens who finished in 6th place in the Men's short board division, Brandon Onesky who finished in 5th place in the Men's short board division, and Don Wight who finished in 2nd place in the Men's short board division.Photo Credit: Robert Curtis Photography
This Friday, November 22nd, at Marineland in St. Augustine, Red Bull is hosting the first collegiate tow-at competition between the UF and UNF surf teams with support from Spy Optic and Flomot... [Read More]
Sharks Announce 2014 Schedule
JACKSONVILLE – The Arena Football League and the 2013 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks announced the team’s 2014 schedule on Monday. Jacksonville will begin the 2014 season on the road against the Orlando Predators on Sunday, March 16, and the Sharks’ home opener is set for Saturday, March 29 against the San Antonio Talons.
The Sharks’ quest for a fifth consecutive South Division title includes three matchups against the Predators, as Jacksonville makes trips to Orlando in Week 1 and Week 14 while hosting the Predators in Week 10. The Sharks’ divisional slate also includes home-and-home series against the New Orleans VooDoo and Tampa Bay Storm.
Shark fans will also have the opportunity to see each of the AFL’s two newest teams in person, as the as-of-now-unnamed Portland team heads to the Shark Tank in Week 7, while the Los Angeles KISS make their way to Sea Best Field for the regular season finale in Week 20. Jacksonville’s challenging schedule also includes a total of three games against the participants in ArenaBowl XXVI, beginning with a road test against the defending champion Arizona Rattlers in Week 4. This will be the Sharks’ first trip to Arizona since Jacksonville’... [Read More]
The Playmakers Lounge Visited Jacksonville
Jacksonville Fl - For the Florida Georgia game, a special mobile lounge was trucked into Jacksonville. Unprecedented and unique, PlayMaker’s Club is the new paradigm of game day entertainment. Forget your basic tent—experience the uniqueness that is more than just upscale hospitality. PlayMaker’s Club was created out of decommissioned shipping containers as an eco-conscious choice to provide fans with an unrivaled game day experience.
This year at Florida Georgia, over 200 fans experienced the red carpet tailgating experience. Amenities included: Private restrooms, Premium catered buffet, Unlimited premium bar access, Private pre-game concert, Celebrity appearances, Game day fanfare, including visits from cheerleaders, band members, and mascots, Jumbotron, Multiple LED TV’s, Shuttle service to and from stadium, Wi-Fi Cellular charging stations & much more.
Its unique retro/industrial vibe creates a relaxed atmosphere that features casual fine dining, live entertainment and hassle-free transportation to and from the game. PlayMaker’s Club is a three-story encounter with multiple bars, live radio, on-site web streaming and loads of LED TV’s to capture the passion that is c... [Read More]
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Jason Mraz Making Tour Stop In Jacksonville In 2015
tlantic recording artist Jason Mraz has announced new U.S. dates on his international tour to celebrate his latest album, “YES!,” released earlier this year. The “YES!” tour is a unique itinerary that sees the multi-GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter performing in an array of intimate venues around the world. Mraz continues to celebrate his fifth studio album choosing to perform at historic venues around the globe, including such historic theatres and concert halls as London’s Royal Albert Hall, Paris’ Casino de Paris, and Amsterdam’s Royal Theatre Carré.
Photo by Jeff Coffman
The additional tour dates get underway this February with a month long run of intimate North American shows alongside longtime friends and “YES!” collaborators, Raining Jane. For up-to-the-minute news and information, please log on to jasonmraz.com/tour.
The Multi-Grammy®, Multi-Platinum winning superstar also completed “The Five Boroughs Tour” in September which saw Mraz perform 6 shows in 5 boroughs: Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens, Staten Island and Manhattan, a feat previously only accomplished by two other music artists; David Bowie and NYC’s own Beastie Boys. Mraz announc... [Read More]
Elton John Returns to Jacksonville on Saturday, March 14
JACKSONVILLE, FL – Elton John and his band return to Jacksonville on Saturday, March 14 as part of the “All The Hits” tour. The tour will feature iconic hits and classic album tracks from throughout his incredible five-decade career, including a selection of songs from his highly acclaimed remastered album, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, which recently celebrated its 40th anniversary.
Elton John’s band includes Davey Johnstone on guitar, Matt Bissonette on bass, John Mahon on percussion, Nigel Olsson on drums, and Kim Bullard on keyboards.
“Jacksonville is proud to welcome back music superstar Sir Elton John to the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena,” said Mayor Alvin Brown. “The Arena continues to prove itself as a premier venue that delivers incredible entertainment opportunities for Jacksonville residents and visitors alike. The Arena’s successful run of concerts and legendary performers amplifies Downtown Jacksonville’s status as a major entertainment destination.”
“Elton John was the very first artist to ever play in Veterans Memorial Arena in 2003 and we are so thrilled that Elton and his band are returning to Jacksonville to celebrate the second deca... [Read More]
Steep Canyon Rangers to perform at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (January 6, 2015) — The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, in partnership with Flying Saucer Presents, proudly announces that Dale’s Pale Ale and SevenBar Aviation Present The Steep Canyon Rangers live at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Wednesday, April 8, 2015. Tickets for Steep Canyon Rangers will go on sale this Friday, January 9 at 10 a.m.
The Steep Canyon Rangers started as a group of friends playing music together for fun, but after more than a dozen years together, they are instantly recognized as one of the most successful bluegrass bands touring today. Their recordings and dynamic live performances have earned them many accolades, including Grammy and IBMA Awards, but most important, is the devotion of their fans. The Steep Canyon Rangers are Woody Platt (guitar), Graham Sharp (banjo), Charles Humphrey (bass), Mike Guggino (mandolin), Nicky Sanders (fiddle) and Mike Ashworth (box kit).
The Steep Canyon Rangers play progressive bluegrass music firmly rooted in tradition, with smart, original songs. They are seasoned and dynamic, never failing to thrill their audience with instrumental dexterity and speed, tight harmonies, and the fun they obviously have on stage. Ever growing and evolving, the... [Read More]
Magic! To Perform at The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (January 5, 2015) — The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall welcomes lively pop, reggae and R&B fusion group Magic! on Sunday, February 22, 2015. Tickets for Magic! will go on sale this Friday, January 9 at 10 a.m.
When something is meant to be, you just know it immediately. It's as if there was a divine plan or universal synergy fusing the right elements together at the right time for the right situation. That's the feeling Grammy Award-winning songwriter and producer Nasri experienced the first time MAGIC! jammed. During a writing session in 2012, he heard collaborator and guitarist Mark Pelli strum a reggae-tinged riff, and something clicked. "I'm a huge fan of The Police, and I always wanted to do my own project that merged reggae, rock, pop, and a little soul for quite some time," he affirms. "The moment Mark began playing, it felt natural. We had this vision, and it all tied together instantly. We began recording, and the sound was so locked in on every song. That's even where we derived the band name. Everything simply worked like MAGIC!"
Magic! distills Caribbean flavor, arena-size bombast, and glistening melodies into an undeniably intoxicating musical potion. ... [Read More]
Downtown Jacksonville Aquarium Renderings
Its been talked about for years now and finally, plans have been released on what an Aquarium could look like that would be situated in downtown Jacksonville. The aquarium would find its home in downtown Jacksonville in the vacant Shipyards property and could potentially be the lost key to kick starting the revival of downtown. The property has had many different proposed plans over the past year from a massive tower and ferris wheel to a central park but this may be one of the coolest and most promising concepts yet.
Still lacking the necessary funding, there may be potential investors on the horizon. An advocacy group called Aqua Jax, has stepped up to the plate to raise awareness and assist in the advancement of projects for the city of Jacksonville that will provide greater prosperity, growth, and revenues to benefit all citizens. The groups top priority project is to assist in the placement of a world-class aquarium on the riverfront in downtown Jacksonville.
With the help of the community and investors, all we can do is hope that this project will not be halted.... [Read More]
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Events This Weekend October 17th - 19th
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 local artist @ogreking
Thursday Oct 16th: I Love NY DJ Series Part 1 featuring DJ Sinatra @ Suite
Thursday Oct 16th: Social for a Cause @ Mellow Mushroom in Avondale 6-9pm this event will benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and The Movember Foundation
Thursday Oct 16th: North Beach Art Walk 5-9pm at various venues from Sailfish drive in Atlantic Beach to Neptune Beach
Thursday Oct 16th: NFL for Woman @ EverBank Field enjoy a girls night out while learning the technical side of football while benefiting Jacksonville's Hill Breast Center
Thursday Oct 16th: Southern Woman's Show @ The Prime Osborn III Convention Center 10am-7pm
Thursday Oct 26th: Void's #1 party in the 904 @ Mavericks at the Landing 6:40-10:30pm enjoy $10 AUCD Bud Light
Thursday Oct 16th: $1 Wine & Champagne @ The Brix Taphouse 8pm-close
Thursday Oct 16th: Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood @ Veterans Memorial Arena 7:30pm
Thursday Oct 16th: Ladies Night @ Latitu... [Read More]
Events This Weekend October 9th - 12th
Looking for something to do October 9th - 12th around Jacksonville? There are plenty of fun options from 5k's to a Oktoberfest so choose wisely.
Weekly photo feature by local artist @raehuck
Thursday October 9th: $1000 Bikini Contest @ Suite, Doors Open At 10:00pm 18+
Thursday October 9th: $1 Wines & Champagne @ Brix 8:00pm
Thursday October 9th : An Evening With Richard Marx 7:00pm @ Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Ticketed, $44.50-$50.50
Thursday October 9th: Tasting Benefit Night @ Table 1 In Ponte Vedra 5:30pm-7:00pm Enjoy Tickets Are $25 Include Appetizers And Drinks And Benefit Halo.
Friday October 10th: Zombiefest is happening Fridays and Saturdays during the month of October at Rebounderz! It is a unique interactive haunted house attraction unlike any in the area.
Friday October 10th: Dinner On The Farm 6:00-9:00pm @ Berry Goods Farm. Celebrate The School’s 21st Year Of Service To The Community With A Dinner Prepared By Local Chefs who Use Produce From The School’s Garden To Benefit North Florida School For Special Education For More Information 904.24.8326 Or Northfloridaschool.Org
Friday October 10th: Fired Up Fridays Start ... [Read More]
Massive Corn Maze In Jacksonville
Looking for a family fun activity to check out, we've got just the thing. There is a corn maze right here in Jacksonville located in Clay County!
Amazing Grace Crop Maze will be open to the public Fridays and Saturdays from October 4 until November 2 and during the week for field trips. Attractions include: crop maze, hay ride, corn crib, pumpkin patch, corn hole, scarecrow throwin', steer head ropin', duck races and more!
Admission price includes all attractions and is $11 of those 4 and up. Their address is 2899 Wisteria Farms Road Green Cove Springs, FL 32043. It is located by 739B/Sandridge Road between Lake Asbury Jr. High and Russell Baptist Church.
Visit their website: http://agcropmaze.com/... [Read More]
Events Happeng This Weekend -October 3rd -5th
There's a ton of events happening this weekend, here's a list of our top picks:
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Friday October 3: Kronic (Producer of Lil Jon's hit 'Bend Ova") is hosting the guest appreciation party at Suite at the Towncenter. Doors open at 9:30pm
Friday October 3: Our friends at Rebounderz are putting together a very unique interactive haunted house. The attraction (unlike any in North Florida) will be called ZOMBIEFEST and will be open to the public on Friday and Saturday nights during the month of October! Friday night is the Grand Opening!
Friday October 3: Jacksonville Home and Patio Show at the Prime Osborne Center from 11am - 9pm
Friday October 3: The Full of Bull Redfish Tournament – Happening all weekend at Beach Marine off Beach blvd.
Friday October 3: Oktoberfest VIP Preview Party at Memorial Park from 6pm-9pm
Friday October 3: First Friday St. Augustine Art Walk in downtown St Augustine from 5 to 9 p.m.
Saturday October 4: Oktoberfest at Memorial Park in riverside from noon-8pm
Saturday October 4: 7th Annual Datil Pepper Festival at St. Johns County Agricultural Center in S... [Read More]
Events This Weekend September 26th - 28th
There are lots of events happening around Jacksonville this weekend, here are our top picks :
Friday Sept 26: Brew at the Zoo @ The a Jacksonville Zoo 7:00-10:30pm
Friday Sept 26: L.A. Guns live @ Mavericks - Doors open at 6:30pm
Friday Sept 26: Ladies Night Out @Suite 9:30pm
Friday Sept 26: ladies Night @Pusser's Bar and Grille 9:00pm-11:00pm
Friday Sept 26: Flagler beach farmers market 7:00am- 12:00pm
Saturday Sept 27: PurpleStride @ The Sea Walk Pavilion 8:00am
Saturday Sept 27: Jacksonville Dragon Boat Festival @ The Jacksonville Landing 8:00am-6:00pm
Saturday Sept 27: Aqua East Grom Bash @ The South side of the Pier 8:00am-12:00pm
Saturday Sept 27: Clean Water Music Festival @ The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall 10:00am-8:00pm
Saturday Sept 27: Riverside Arts Market under the Fuller Warren Bridge 10:00am-4:00pm
Saturday Sept 27:The Pretty Pooch Pageant @ The Equestrian Center
Saturday Sept 27: Lynch's Irish Pub's 20th Anniversary @ Lynch's Irish Pub All Day Specials
Saturday & Sunday Sept 27- 28: Festival of Flight outdoor music festival benefiting Angels for Allison @... [Read More]
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