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NFL Wild Card Schedule Announced
Commissioner ROGER GOODELL announced tonight the schedule of sites, dates and times for the National Football League Wild Card Playoffs on January 6-7. NFL WILD CARD WEEKEND Saturday, January 6
AFC: 4:35 PM (ET)
Tennessee at Kansas City (ESPN, with simulcast on ABC)
NFC: 8:15 PM (ET)
Atlanta at Los Angeles Rams (NBC)
AFC: 1:05 PM (ET)
Buffalo at Jacksonville (CBS)
NFC: 4:40 PM (ET)
Carolina at New Orleans (FOX)
The Divisional Playoffs will be played on Saturday and Sunday, January 13 and 14.
The AFC (CBS, 3:05 PM ET) and NFC (FOX, 6:40 PM ET) Championship Games will be played on Sunday, January 21.
The 2018 Pro Bowl (ESPN, with simulcast on ABC, 3:00 PM ET) will be pla... [Read More]
Plans for New Year's Eve
Have you got any plans for New Year’s Eve yet? We got you a list of the best parties in Jacksonville that you can attend.
Jacksonville Landing’s annual New Years Eve
Downtown Jacksonville is the place to be this New Year’s Eve and The Jacksonville Landing is where to celebrate and ring in 2018! The New Year’s Eve Celebration will feature live music, food, drink specials and fireworks! This event is FREE!
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Live music by 7th Street Band
9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m Live music by Briteside Band
Midnight City of Jacksonville Fireworks
Celebrate the New Year with family and friends at The Jacksonville Landing. Say goodbye to 2017 and hello to 2018 with live music, good times, great food and drink specials and more!
Southbank NYE 2017 at River City Brewing Company
River City Brewing Company is stepping it up another notch this year with our Southbank New Year's Eve Bash. Not only will the Bar Lounge and Deck be open, the Ma... [Read More]
Catty Shack Wildlife Sanctuary Welcomes Four Tigers And One Grey Fox
Four tigers and one grey fox now call Catty Shack Ranch their “fur-ever” home. Their new residents came from a private facility in South Florida which had sustained damage during Hurricane Irma. Combined, the new tigers can eat over 100 pounds in a single day.
The first tiger is Dozer, and he was named appropriately. At just 4 years old, he weighs an estimated 550 pounds. Dozer was born on September 11, 2013. He is still adjusting to his new home and settles in a bit more every day. He is enjoying meeting all of his new caregivers and greets them with warm chuffs. The second tiger, Haley, is 15 months old and all spunk. She is the most talkative of all and loves to egg on her habitat mates! Haley was born on September 13, 2016. The last two tigers are a brother/sister pair, Rocky and Adrian. Although they are not related to Haley, they do share the same habitat and love each other dearly. Rocky and Adrian are 20 months old, born on April 28, 2016. Rocky, Adrian, and Haley have already been dubbed “The Three Amigos” by several of the volunteers.
Piper, the new grey fox, is 2 years old and was originally born in a wildlife rehab center where her mom was being treated. Piper was born ... [Read More]
The Jacksonville Landing Announces TaxSlayer Bowl and New Year’s Schedule of Events
The Jacksonville Landing welcomes University of Louisville and Mississippi State fans for a three-day celebration surrounding the TaxSlayer Bowl Game and New Year’s Eve Celebration. The Landing has scheduled a variety of entertainment to appeal to fans of all ages throughout the property.
Activities are scheduled to take place in The Landing Courtyard and inside various Landing restaurants and nightclubs. The complete schedule for this year’s TaxSlayer Bowl and New Year’s Eve Celebration is as follows:
Friday, December 29
1) TaxSlayer Bowl Weekend Celebration The Jacksonville Landing welcomes all fans to celebrate a weekend packed with football, good food, drink specials, entertainment and more! Event schedule includes:
Saturday, December 30
Sunday, December 31
3) TaxSlayer Bowl Pep Rally Dance Party at Mavericks Live. Doors open at 7 p.m. 4) Synchronized Nightly Tree Light Shows every hour on the hour 6 p.m. – midnight
1) TaxSlayer Bowl Watch Party in Courtyard 12:00 p.m. 2) Jacksonville Light Boat Parade 7:30 p.m. Boats of all sizes dazzle and shine on the St. Johns River as they bring holiday cheer to Downtown. The night i... [Read More]
Loop Pizza Grill's Avondale Location is Open Again
After more than a year of waiting, fans of The Loop Pizza Grill can rejoice—the company's ultra-popular Avondale location is open again.
The restaurant occupies 3,100 square feet at Sadler Point Marine Center, 4619 Roosevelt Blvd. It provides seating for 96 guests inside. The Loop is the first tenant of the multi-use space, which sits on a working waterfront. For many years, the building housed the marine supply business Pier 17 Marine.
Loop Co-Founder and President Mike Schneider said the opening marks a happy day for The Loop and its fans."We have been flooded with calls, emails and social media messages almost since the day we had to close the doors on our previous Avondale location," he says. "This restaurant is a beloved part of the neighborhood, and we're thrilled to be back."
The Loop Pizza Grill will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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Jaguars Vs Eagles Recap
Jacksonville Fl - The Jacksonville Jaguars lost against the Philadelphia Eagles 31-24. The third preseason game is usually the most important game to see how a team looks and how everything operates and even though the Jaguars lost, there's a lot of positives to take from the game. Chad Henne played ok, but the offense looks good. Henne's first drive went 90 yards and hit WR Justin Blackmon for a 17-yard touchdown. Then on a later drive, Henne hit TE Allen Reisner for an 8-yard touchdown. Photo Courtesy: JaguarsThe running game looks STRONG. Jordan Todman rushed for 105 yards and a touchdown, that included a 63-yard explosive touchdown run. Denard Robinson had 7 carries and 33 yards, but he looked decisive and can be very dangerous. Pass rush flashed, but still not where it needs to be. The defense had two sacks, but also a few QB hurries as well. Eagles QB Michael Vick did not look comfortable and was flushed out of the pocket a few times throughout the night. Photo Courtesy: JaguarsThe Jacksonville defense also cause 3 turnovers; One interception and two forced fumbles. The Jaguars have to capitalize on turnovers and turn them into point. The Jaguars final preseason game is on Thursday night against the Atlanta Falcons and by Monday morning,... [Read More]
Steve Miller Band with guests Los Lonely Boys April 2nd at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre!
Steve Miller was a mainstay of the San Francisco music scene that upended American culture in the late ‘60s. with albums like Children of the Future, Sailor and Brave New World, Miller perfected a psychedelic blues sound that drew on the deepest sources of American roots music and simultaneously articulated a compelling vision of what music - and society - could be in the years to come. Then, in the ‘70s, Miller crafted a brand of rock ‘n’ roll music that was polished, exciting and irresistible, and that has dominated radio through today. Hit followed hit in what seemed like an endless flow: “The Joker,” “Livin’ in the USA,” “Take the Money and Run,” “Rock’n Me,” “Fly Like an Eagle,” “Jet Airliner,” “Jungle Love,” and “Abracadabra” among them. To this day, these songs are instantly recognizable when they come on the radio – and impossible not to sing along with. Running through Miller’s catalogue is a combination of virtuosity and songcraft along with melodic vocals and signature guitar riffs. His parents were jazz aficionados – Les Paul was his godfather – so as a budding guitarist and singer, Mill... [Read More]
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The Doobie Brothers to come to St. Augustine on February 27 2015
St. Augustine, Fla. (October 20, 2014) – Four-time GRAMMY winning band The Doobie Brothers will open the St. Augustine Amphitheatre 2015 concert season on Friday, February 27 with special guest The Marshall Tucker Band. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, October 24 at 10 a.m.
The Doobie Brothers have rung up a glittering track record that would be the envy of any band. Beginning with their multi- million-selling sophomore collection Toulouse Street (1972), the Doobie Brothers have 3 multi-platinum, 7 platinum and 14 gold albums. Their Best of the Doobies (1976) has sold more than 11 million copies – a rare “diamond record.” Their propulsive roots-based, harmony-laden, guitar-driven style has sold more than 30 million albums. No. 1 singles “Black Water” (1974) and “What a Fool Believes” (1979), both gold, lead a catalog of indelible songs that include “Jesus Is Just All Right”, “Rockin’ Down the Highway”, “Long Train Runnin”, “Take Me In Your Arms” and mores. In all, the Doobie Brothers have tallied up 5 top 10 singles and 16 top 40 hits since forming in 1969.
In 2011, the band marked a new chapter by filming a CMT Cross... [Read More]
Luke Bryan Farm Tour Recap
On Saturday October 4th, in Gainesville, Florida I got a chance to check out Luke Bryan’s Farm Tour at Whitehurst Cattle Company. Many people came from Jacksonville and all around to see him. It was a sold out show! Luke Bryan’s farm tour is the highlight of the fall season. He has been to Florida for his Farm Tour before, but his closest concerts were in Tallahassee or Valdosta, Georgia. This year he came to Gainesville so 904 Happy Hour got the chance to see him.
Luke’s show started out with his opening act Cole Swindell. He is known for his songs “Hope You Get Lonely” and “Chillin It”. Cole is also a songwriter for other artists such as Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Craig Campbell, Randy Houser, Scotty McCreery and Thomas Rhett. He even performed “Give Me Some of That” which he wrote for Thomas Rhett. I really enjoyed his performance and I know Jacksonville fans will be seeing him later on this month during Florida Georgia Weekend.
After Cole’s performance, Luke Bryan came out and opened up with “That’s My Kind Of Night”. Luke Bryan came to Jacksonville for Florida Country Superfest, and many fans were blown away by him. The concert ... [Read More]
DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES RETURN TO THE ST. AUGUSTINE AMPHITHEATRE SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2014
St. Augustine, FL (September 29, 2014) – Daryl Hall and John Oates, the number one selling duo in music history, are coming back to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre to perform on Saturday, December 6 at 8 pm. Daryl Hall and John Oates last performed at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on March 1, 2013. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, October 3 at 10am.Photo Credit The Dallas Morning News
2014 was a big year for Daryl Hall and John Oates, as they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Starting out as two devoted disciples of earlier soul greats, Daryl Hall & John Oates are soul survivors in their own right. They have become such musical influences on some of today’s popular artists that the September 2006 cover of Spin Magazine’s headline read: “Why Hall and Oates are the New Velvet Underground.” Their artistic fan base includes Rob Thomas, John Mayer, Brandon Flowers of The Killers, Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie and MTV’s newest hipsters Gym Class Heroes who dubbed their tour “Daryl Hall for President Tour 2007.” One of the most sampled artists today, their impact can be heard everywhere from boy band harmonies, to neo-soul to rap-rock fusion. <... [Read More]
ROLLICKING AMERICANA ACT THE BLACK LILLIES TO PERFORM AT THE COLONIAL QUARTER ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2014
St. Augustine, FL (September 9, 2014) – The St. Johns Cultural Events Division, St. Johns Cultural Council and Flying Saucer proudly present The Black Lillies at the Colonial Quarter in downtown St. Augustine on Friday, November 7. Tickets go on sale to the public this Friday, September 12 at 10 a.m.
“With one foot planted firmly in Appalachian music culture and the other always expanding and evolving, The Black Lillies have created a unique sound embraced by fans old and young,” - Vanity Fair.
The Black Lillies are fronted by the best-matched male-female vocal duo since Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris,” says News OK. It sounds like an overstatement – unless you’ve heard The Black Lillies. Then it sounds like a reasonable claim. The Black Lilllies are a band for the ages, not the slick, soulless music that seems to get most of the radio airplay, but rich, rootsy tunes performed with as much heart as technical virtuosity. This commitment to authenticity has earned them accolades from outlets as diverse as Rolling Stone Magazine, who calls them one of “the most buzzworthy new acts in country and Americana,” and the Wall Street Journal, who praised their “rootsy flair... a winsome hybrid ... [Read More]
Events This Weekend September 5th -7th 2014
The Weekends Top Events:
Friday, September 5: St. Augustine First Friday Art Walk in Downtown St. Augustine from 5-9pm
Friday, September 5: House Of Fame Main Event Weigh In @ Latitude 30. Starts at 5pm
Friday, September 5: Junior Service League Poker Tournament @ The Treasury on the Plaza, 24 Cathedral Place from 7-10pm
Friday, September 5: Bruval Beer tasting and Void Magazine Drop @ Mellow Mushroom in Jacksonville Beach from 5-10pm
Saturday, September 6: House Of Fame MMA Main Event “A New Dawn” @ The Veterans Memorial Arena starting at 6:30pm; Block party kicks off at 3pm
Saturday, September 6: Community First Saturdays @ Northbank Riverwalk from 10am-2:30pm
Saturday, September 6: Sisters of the Sea Surf Classic @ Jacksonville Beach Pier – All Day
Saturday, September 6: Old City Farmers Market @ The St. Augustine Ampitheatre from 8:30am-12:30pm
Saturday, September 6: FSU vs. The Citadel Game Watch Party @ Southside Miller Ale House at 5:30pm
Saturday, September 6: Flick N’ Float at the Metro Park Marina: Movi... [Read More]
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New Leaf First Coast Music Fest announces two day local music festival!
The Second Annual First Coast Music Fest has been announced for Labor Day weekend; August 30th and 31st, 2014.
The New Leaf First Coast Music Fest is Jacksonville’s largest local music festival to be held at Underbelly, 1904 Music Hall, and Burro Bar; all in The Elbow district of downtown. This year the festival has expanded to two days and will feature some of Jacksonville’s most talented bands on four stages.
“After last year’s First Coast Music Fest, we decided there was not enough time for all the talented groups Jacksonville has to offer, so we took the extra step to make the festival two days this year.” says Shawn Jasmin, the promoter for the First Coast Music Fest. “We are very happy to be partnered with Jacksonville companies such as New Leaf Vapor Company, Jam Brothers Music, 904 Happy Hour, Crazy Dave’s Music, The Loop Pizza Grill,The Elbow, and Free Time Radio. We hope by partnering with local companies we can make a big impact on the local economy here in Jacksonville.”
This year’s festival lineup includes Grandpa’s Cough Medicine, World Gone, Palm Trees & Power Lines, Fusebox Funk, Lucky Costello, S.P.O.R.E., Sir Charles, Bryce Alastair Band, City Boi, EverSay, Askmeific... [Read More]
Historic Main Street Cruise Being Forced To Shut Down
The monthly Historic Springfield Main Street Cruise is being forced to shut down due to city red tape. The event has been happening for over 2 years now and John Wells, a representative from the event has spoken out to why it is being canceled:
"I've been asked to explain what has happened: The city has several stages that they rent out. The only problem is that it's a nightmare trying to get one for the average person. The biggest problem is that when you place the application and post the insurance they won't give you an answer if you are lacking anything. Last year when we rented the stage for the BIG ENGINE show, we were right up to the last day trying to find out if they were going to let us have the stage. Others who have rented these stages have told the same story. One told me they laid some new crap on her 3 hours before the stage was supposed to be delivered and she was jumping through her butt trying to satisfy them. There continue to be new requirements ALL the time. You can't put on a show like this. How can you plan anything if you don't know if you have a stage? This year I was not going to let this happen again. I started out well in advance and reserved one of the stages and filed the application and was to... [Read More]
The Summer Boating Season is now underway – Get out on the water today!
The kids are out of school and summer is official underway, are you ready to go boating? We are lucky to live here in Northeast Florida where we have plenty of waterways to choose from; the St. Johns River, Intracoastal Waterway, Atlantic Ocean, and a multitude of creeks and tributaries. So why not grab your family and get out on a boat this summer? It is the perfect way to connect with your kids and have a ton of fun!
I recommend the boating lifestyle to all families and not just because I am in the boating business. I grew up with parents who were competitive water skiers at Cypress Gardens and always being on a boat together strengthened our bond. Nowadays, the distractions are everywhere – smartphones, tablets, ipads, video game systems, you name it – but when you are on a boat you have the opportunity to unplug and focus on your time together.
Having fun is what summer is all about! You can swim, fish, water-ski, wakeboard, all things you can’t do if you aren’t on the water. There are also plenty of art, science or music projects you can conduct on the water. The important part is being together with no schedule, few distractions, and a focus on the family.
Boa... [Read More]
Crosby, Stills & Nash Return To The St. Augustine Amphitheatre On Sunday, August 10, 2014
St. Augustine, FL (April 28, 2014) – Crosby, Stills & Nash return to perform at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Sunday, August 10, 2014. The group last took the stage at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre in August 2009. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, May 2 at 10am. On the heels of their sold out March 2014 tour, Crosby, Stills & Nash have announced additional U.S. summer tour dates. Adding to their already announced July tour, the new dates include a stop at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. The group will perform songs from their extensive catalogue, as well as new material from each member.
More than four decades since CSN first harmonized in Laurel Canyon, and played its first-ever concert as a trio at the legendary Woodstock festival, its members continue a creative partnership that is one of the most influential and enduring in music. David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Graham Nash have each been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame two times—with Crosby, Stills & Nash, and a second time with The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, and The Hollies, respectively. They are also in the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, honored both for CSN as a group, and as individual solo artists.
CSN's music first became a corners... [Read More]
The new Freedom Boat Club fleet is in! Come see us in Jacksonville and St. Augustine.
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.
So, what is new and improved at the Freedom Boat Club in Jacksonville and St. Augustine? Five new boats and more on order, and it is just the beginning of the season.Come see for yourself at Julington Creek Marina in Jacksonville or Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor in St. Augustine. At our Julington Creek location, we have added two 20-foot Hurricane deck boats; one has a capacity of 11 people, and the new “turbo swing” built for tubing, skiing, and wakeboarding. We also added a 22-foot Sweetwater Pontoon Boat, which also holds 11 people.
At our St. Augustine location, we added a 21-foot dual-console Key West and a 21-foot Nautic Star Coastal Bay Boat.
Come visit us and see why the Freedom Boat Club is the best way to boat. We have experienced a steady growth in membership and fr... [Read More]
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