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    November Downtown Wine Down




    Join us at Jacksonville’s rooftop bar for the Downtown Wine Down, a monthly happy hour and cocktail mixer held at Cowford Chophouse.

    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 sangria!

    Entertainment Lineup:

    The Band Be Easy: 6:00pm-9:30pm

     

    For this month we have partnered with Feeding Northeast Florida and are hosting a canned food drive for Thanksgiving. Needs are canned corn, canned green beans, peanut butter, and canned meats. More information is available here; https://www.feedingnefl.org. 

    The roof will be open to ticket holders at 3:30pm and be closed to anyone without tickets the remainder of the night.

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    Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies




    Its November and the holidays are on their way. What's also on the way is the tree lighting ceremonies around Jacksonville. Here are a list of the ceremonies coming up this November.

    St. Johns Holiday Spectacular 

    Celebrate the joy and magic of the holiday season at the 13th annual St. Johns Town Center Holiday Spectacular on Saturday, November 10. Holiday shoppers, families and visitors are invited to attend the action-packed day of free, family fun and musical performances!

    The annual holiday celebration, sponsored by Toyota, OneBlood, AVL Productions, and 97.9 KISS FM kicks off at 2 p.m. This year visitors will enjoy festivities including oversized games, an interactive hot chocolate station, jugglers, caricature artists, letters to Santa, ornament decorating, a festive photo booth and a silent DJ experience. That’s not all! The holiday fun will continue with great giveaways, costume characters, holiday entertainment and more.

     

    Main stage entertainment begins at 2 p.m. with dynamic holiday performances and a show-stopping finale by headliner, Jesse McCartney. The Main Stage is located in the Town Green in front of Maggiano’s Little Italy on Midtown Parkway.  For Holiday Spect...   [Read More]




    Onesie Bar Crawl Returns to Jax Beach




    This November, the best PJ Party returns to Jax Beach, the 2018 Onesie Bar Crawl. The event will take place in Jacksonville Beach on Saturday, November 10th from 5pm-2am at 10 of Jax Beaches best bars and restaurants. This year's bars featured are Ritz, Brix, The Wreck Tiki Lounge, The Blind Rabbit, The Shim Sham Room, Flask & Cannon, Casa Marina, Bo's Club, Tavern, Surfer Bar, Hoptinger, and Lynch's.

    Tickets include complimentary shots and cocktail samples, admission to the silent disco and after party, commemorative koozie, wristband for drink specials all night, chance to win thousands in cash and prizes, chance to participate in "The Best Onesie Contest", plus much more! 

    Dressing up isn't mandatory, but highly recommended. The Best Onesie Contest will include most original, creative, and hottest. Check in will take place at the Ritz Bar and Brix Taphouse from 5PM - 10PM.

    Additionally, there will be a Canned Food Drive benefiting multiple local food banks. Please bring non perishable items to check in to receive an additional raffle ticket (up to 5 depending the amount of food) for your support.

    Click here to purchase your tickets

     

    Must...   [Read More]




    6th Annual Trick or Treat on the Street




     

    On Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.,  wear your best costumes and get your fill of candy, coupons, and other promotional goodies from participating businesses.

    Dust off your capes and fangs, bring a friend, the family, or the whole office and partake in the 6th Annual Trick or Treat on the Street!

    This is one sweet treat you won't want to miss! #TrickorTreatJax

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    2. Chamblin's Uptown | 215 N. Laura St.   4. Daniel James Salon | 45 W. Bay St. 6. Downtown Vision, Inc. | 214 N. Hogan St.   *Celebrate Halloween in Hemming and enjoy lunch from food trucks, music by DJ Professor Clock, fun and games with myGym, a costume contest, treats and more!  9. Happy Grilled Cheese | 219 N. Hogan St. 11. IberiaBank | 135 W. Bay St. *Stop by the table on the steps to get some sweet treats!  14. Kazu Sushi Burrito | 117 W. Adams St. 16. Main Library | 303 N Laura St.  17. MOCA Jacksonville | 333 N. Laura St. 20. Perdue | 5 W Forsyth St # 100 21. Peterbrooke Chocolatier | 100 W. Bay St.  23. Plata Schott Attorneys & Counselors at L...   [Read More]




    NAS Jax Air Show 2018




    As you know, the United States Navy's Flight Demonstration Squadron, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, will headline the 2018 Naval Air Station Jacksonville Air Show Oct. 27 - 28. They will perform at 12:30 pm on Saturday and again at 3 pm after conducting a flyover to kickoff the Florida-Georgia Game in downtown Jacksonville. On Sunday, the Blue Angels will perform at 3 pm.

    The Blue Angels and other arial performers will be at the NAS JAX Air Show happening October 27 & 28th at NAS JAX! For info, visit: NASJaxAirShow.com

    Experience the ultimate high flying acts as aircraft from the past, present and future showcase their talent and capabilities at the NAS Jax Air Show! The NAS Jax Air Show, Birthplace of the Blue Angels, will take place October 27 - 28, 2018 aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville. The gates will open at 9 a.m. and the show will begin at 10 a.m.

    You will witness thrills like never before from a variety of military and civilian demonstrations. The grand finale will be the Navy’s flight demonstration team: The Blue Angels.®

    While you are at the show enjoy military and civilian aircraft displays, shop at novelty, food and beverage booths, or head to the fr...   [Read More]



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    Jake Owen to headline Military Appreciation Day Ceremony at The Players




    Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. – THE PLAYERS Championship, along with RCA Nashville, announced today that country music star Jake Owen will perform on Wednesday, May 7, as part of the tournament’s Military Appreciation Day. Owen’s performance will take place on the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse Lawn and conclude a day of special activities and programs that celebrate the men and women of the Armed Forces. THE PLAYERS 2014 returns to THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass from May 6-11.

    For nearly a decade, Vero Beach-native Jake Owen has been delivering chart-topping country hits, including four consecutive No. 1 singles since 2011. Owen earned GRAMMY and CMA nominations in 2008 with his revival of “Life in A Northern Town” with Sugarland and Little Big Town, and in 2009 he was named Top New Male Vocalist by the Academy of Country Music. Owen’s first headlining tour, CMT ON TOUR JAKE OWEN: THE SUMMER NEVER ENDS 2012, made CMT history for the most sold-out shows in a row for the annual nationwide tour. Owen is launching his second headlining tour in March 2014 - JAKE OWEN’S DAYS OF GOLD TOUR. The 55-city plus tour also stars Eli Young Band* along with Parmalee*, Thomas Rhett* and The Cadillac Three. (*select dates).

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    The Sochi Olympics begin on Thursday, Feb. 6th




    Television coverage of the Sochi Games will begin Thursday, Feb. 6, with the first of an unprecedented 18 consecutive NBC primetime shows, continuing with Friday night's Opening Ceremony and concluding Sunday, Feb. 23, with the Closing Ceremony. The Feb. 6 start marks the first time NBC will deliver primetime Olympic programming before the Opening Ceremony. Live daytime broadcasts in the U.S. begin Saturday, Feb. 8, on the NBC Sports    

    2014 Sochi Winter Olympics TV Schedule All times Eastern   Time (ET) Net Sport Event Start End Thursday, February 6 8:00 PM 11:00 PM NBC Snowboarding Men’s and Women’s Slopestyle NBC Freestyle Skiing Women’s Moguls NBC Figure Skating Team Event 1:30 AM 4:30 AM NBC Primetime replay Friday, February 7 7:30 PM 11:30 PM NBC Opening Ceremony 1:30 AM 4:30 AM NBC Primetime replay Saturday, February 8 3:00 AM 5:30 AM NBCSN Women’s Hockey USA vs. Finland (LIVE) 5:30 AM 9:30 AM NBCSN Cross-Country Women’s Sk...   [Read More]




    "Endless Possibilities" for Everbank Field




    Jacksonville Fl - Jaguars owner Shad Khan and President Mark Lamping revealed new renderings of the plans and potential new ideas for EverBank Field

    Heres some of the ideas: 

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    Super Bowl XLV III Game Day Predictions




    The 2013 NFL season will conclude tonight with one of the biggest events in the entire world, Super Bowl XLV III. Finally, the two weeks of talk and fluff will end and will finally see if this game will live up to the hype. Out of the AFC, the Denver Broncos (13-3) and the #1 offense in the league will play against the NFC champion Seattle Seahawks (13-3) and their number #1 ranked defense. Six times we’ve seen two #1 teams match up like this in the title game and 5 out of 6 times, the team with the #1 defense wins the game. Will that be the case tonight?

    Let’s look at the Broncos. The Broncos have weapons all over that offense, starting with the best quarterback I’ve ever seen in my life, Peyton Manning. Demaryious Thomas, Julius Thomas, Wes Welker, Knowshon Moreno, and Eric Decker are going to give the Seahawks secondary fits as it’s going to be a tough task to cover them all. Also, the Bronco’s defense has been playing very well during the playoffs with the play of defensive tackle (and former Jacksonville Jaguar) Terrance Knighton, who has been a nightmare stopping the run and creating interior pressure on pass rush plays.

     

    Moving on to the Seahawks. We are all well aware of how good and how fast ...   [Read More]




    Philadelphia Union To Face New York Red Bulls At Everbank Field




    JACKSONVILLE, Fla., (Jan. 16, 2014) – Philadelphia Union announced today that the soccer club will face 2013 Supporters’ Shield Champion New York Red Bulls Wednesday, Feb. 12 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, FL, as part of the 2014 pre-season trip. The game will kick off at 6 p.m. Tickets are available now at the Tom Bush Family of Dealerships Box Office at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, and online at Ticketmaster.com.

    “We are excited to play for the second consecutive year at such an excellent venue in the City of Jacksonville,” said Philadelphia Union manager John Hackworth. “New York will be great competition for our squad and we look forward to an entertaining match in front of fans in Jacksonville."

    Philadelphia Union and the New York Red Bulls will hold open training sessions Tuesday, Feb. 11. Philadelphia Union will also host a free youth clinic at the open practice, attended by members of Philadelphia Union. Training times and location will be confirmed at a later date.

    “The city’s partnership with the Philadelphia Union continues to grow, and we appreciate them choosing Jacksonville for their pre-season training,” said Mayor Alvin Br...   [Read More]



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    Top 20 Events This Weekend - June 18-21 2015




    Back by popular demand, the weekly top 20 events are back for the summer! There is a lot happening around town this weekend from a skate day in riverside to a family free movie in St. Augustine. Here is the list: 

    Thursday:

    1. DJ Unk Performs "Walk it Out" and other hits at Suite – Doors open at 9pm

    2. Maverick’s at the Landing hosts their weekly Ladies Night  - Ladies drink Free from 8-10pm– Doors open at 7pm

    3. Jaxsons Night Market @ Hemming Park from 5:30pm-9pm

    Friday:

    4. Party Down South's Daddy Ryan will be @ Mavericks at the Landing for a special meet and greet event from 8pm -midnight

    5.  Jenni Reid Album Release Show feat. Ashleigh Davis @ Jack Rabbits - Doors open at 8pm

    6. Archnemesis W/ Mzg, Damballa & Cat Party will be performing @ Freebird Live – Doors open at 8pm

    7. Chuggington - The Great Rescue – Musical Adventure will be at the Times-Union Center - Moran Theater – Show starts at 7pm

    Saturday:

    8. Clear Coast Festival - An International Surf Day Clean Up & Concert @ Lynch’s – All Afternoon

    9. Bourbon & Bow Ties,  a charity fundraiser for Best Buddies will be happening ...   [Read More]




    King Sunny Ade Coming To PV Concert Hall On Friday, July 31, 2015




    Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (June 8, 2015) — The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall proudly welcomes the king of Nigerian juju music, King Sunny Ade & His African Beats, to the stage on Friday, July 31, 2015. Tickets for King Sunny Ade & His African Beats will go on sale to the public this Friday, June 12 at 10 a.m.

    Since the evolution of juju music in Nigeria in the 1930s, no artist has made a more lasting impact in the genre than King Sunny Ade. As a singer, composer and guitarist, he has succeeded over the years in taking this Nigerian social music type to international heights. Ade came on the scene in 1966, following his induction as a samba player in a small group led by showman and comedian Baba Sala, known in real life as Moses Olaiya. And with his own 10-piece band, the Green Spots, Ade made his first record in 1967, playing the guitar solos himself. He however, blazed into prominence a year after with a hit single in praise of Stationery Stores football club which earned him a Gold disc as a result of its massive sales. Since then Ade has been in the limelight.

    The late 60s found Ade searching for a credible sound identity that tended to fuse the influence of Tunde Nightingale with the techniques of his mentor, Moses Olaiya, in ...   [Read More]




    Jim Lauderdale Coming To The PV Concert Hall on August 14, 2015




    Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (June 8, 2015) — The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall and Flying Saucer Presents proudly welcome GRAMMY-award winning Americana musician Jim Lauderdale & His Band on Friday, August 14, 2015. Tickets for Jim Lauderdale & His Band will go on sale to the public this Friday, June 12 at 10 a.m.

    “Few current acts sing with the command and authority Lauderdale brings to his performances, and fewer still have a set of songs at their disposal as good...” - All Music Guide

    Jim Lauderdale is a multiple GRAMMY and Americana Music Association Award-winning musician and one of the most respected artists working the Americana, Bluegrass and Country music communities today. His record, Buddy and Jim, which he wrote and recorded with longtime friend and collaborator Buddy Miller, was nominated for a GRAMMY in the Best Americana Album category and several Americana Music Awards, a show which he has hosted since 2002.

    Lauderdale has always stayed true to his North Carolina roots but is influenced from the experience of his travels. He first immersed himself in the early country music scenes of both New York City and Los Angeles before breaking through in Nashville as a songwriter. He has helped pave the w...   [Read More]




    Rock Band Modest Mouse To Perform at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre




    St. Augustine, Fla. (May 26, 2015) – The St. Augustine Amphitheatre, in partnership with Jax Live Presents, proudly announce the return of indie rock band Modest Mouse to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Friday, July 17, 2015. Tickets for this concert event will go on sale to the general public this Friday, May 29 at 10 a.m.

    Modest Mouse are one of the most surprising commercial success stories of the new millennium – while their music is by turns taut and elliptical, and the lyrics sometimes cryptic and introspective, the band broke through the mainstream audience with the platinum-selling Good News for People Who Love Bad News and they became genuine rock stars at a time when their musical peers remained cult figures.

    Modest Mouse was formed in 1993 in Issaquah, Washington by singer/guitarist Isaac Brock, drummer Jeremiah Green and bassist Eric Judy. In 1994, Modest Mouse recorded its first EP, Blue Cadet-3, Do You Connect and also recorded what would have been its first album, Sad Sappy Sucker, but constant delays caused the album to be shelved and ultimately released in 2001. In 1996, the group officially released its debut album, This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About, on the independent ...   [Read More]




    Brian Adams To Perform In St. Augustine




    St. Augustine, Fla. (May 11, 2015) – The St. Augustine Amphitheatre proudly announces that rock superstar Bryan Adams will be plugging in once again and hitting the road with a full band to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the multi-million selling album Reckless. The tour will make a stop at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Sunday, June 28, 2015. Tickets will go on sale to the general public this Friday, May 15 at 10 a.m.

    Adams will be performing a set that will honor not only the 30th Anniversary of Reckless – a deluxe version of which has been released via UMC/Polydor this past November, featuring exclusive expanded bonus material – but also his endless catalogue of anthemic hits.

    Since its release in 1984, Reckless has gone 5 times Platinum in the U.S. alone and has sold over 12 million worldwide. It spawned ground-breaking hits such as "Run to You", "Kids Wanna Rock", “Somebody", "Summer of '69", “One Night Love Affair" and "It's Only Love" a duet with the incomparable Tina Turner. Reckless also gave Bryan is first U.S. #1 on Billboard with "Heaven" as well as a Diamond Award for over a million sold in his home country of Canada. The a...   [Read More]



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    Baby Lion Cubs At The Jacksonville Zoo




    3 new fur-babies greeted guests at the Jacksonville Zoo to kick off the New Year. Jennifer Kifer Joined us at the zoo and took some amazing photos of the cubs out in the exhibit playing and enjoying 2015 while their momma kept watch.

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    NYE 2014-2015 Events




    NYE 2014-2015 Events

    Looking for plans for New Years Eve? Here’s our top picks happening around Jacksonville this year.

    NYE Celebration & 3 Course Dinner ft. The Jammin Salmons @ Pusser’s in Ponte Vedra - $$ The Ultimate New Years Eve Party ft. Be Easy, comic Anira & more @ Latitude 30 in Jacksonville - $$ Smokin' Aces New Years Eve Party @ Mavericks at the Landing - $ New Year's Eve Black & White Masquerade Gala @ The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island - $$$$ Chris Thomas and the BIG Band & DJ EL preform @ Suite for NYE at the Town Center - $$ Sweet Affair @ Sweet Pete’s Candy Factory in Downtown Jacksonville - $$$ NYE Party @ Lynch Irish Pub ft. IVY LEAGUE - $ Sexy Masquerade Ball @ Underbelly in Downtown Jacksonville - $$ 333NYE – The Mad Hatters Ball @ MOCA Jacksonville - $$$$ Beach Blast-Off @ St. Augustine Beach Pier – Free NYE @ The Jacksonville Landing - Free ...   [Read More]




    Top 20 Events This Weekend - December 12-14th 2014




    Looking for plans this weekend? Theres a lot happening from a luminaria to boat parade and even a Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl! Check out the complete list below. 

    Friday

    Friday, December 12: The 007 'License to Party' Event - Benefitting Bright Holidays. Celebrating Sterling Joyce's Birthday -  Doors open at 8pm

    Friday, December 12: "A December To Remember" @ The St Augustine Ampitheatre  presents Murray Middle School's production of “Yes, Virginia The Musical" – 7pm

    Friday, December 12: Historic Springfield Holiday Home Tour – 5pm-9pm

    Friday, December 12: Jaguars Kids Club: Holiday Party @ Everbank Field

    Saturday

    Saturday, December 13: The Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl @ The Jacksonville Beach Bars. Checkin is at the Ritz from 6-9pm; crawl is from 6pm-midnight. For more info, visit www.uglysweaterbarcrawl.com

    Saturday, December 13: Whitey's 2014 Lighted Boat Parade – Starts at 6:30 pm

    Saturday, December 13: Festival of Lights 5k and Family Fun Run in San Marco

    Saturday, December 13: Historic Springfield Holiday Home Tour – 5pm-9pm

    Saturday, December 13: Combat Night- Live MMA @ Mavericks at the La...   [Read More]




    New Aquarium Coming to St. Augustine




    The St. Augustine Aquarium and Botanical Gardens will be an exciting new community amenity and sustainable Northeast Florida aquarium attraction, scheduled to open in 2015.

    Shawn and Kathy Hiester announced Wednesday that they had purchased a 5-acre site for their new St. Augustine Aquarium, Snorkel Adventure and Zip Line project. The Aquarium will be located at 2045 State Road 16 in St. Augustine, just east of Interstate 95. 

    Guests will be able to observe Sand Tiger, Bonnethead and Blacknose sharks, as well as an array of mesmerizing fish, eels and rays. The project will be constructed in two phases, culminating in a 250,000 gallon, 43,000-square-foot facility.

    ...   [Read More]




    Top 20 Events This Weekend - December 5-7th 2014




    Looking for something to do December 5-7th around Jacksonville? There are plenty of fun options! Check out the complete list below.

    Photo feature by Michael Quiroga

    Friday, December 5

    Friday, December 5: The Big Ticket @ Metro Park in Downtown Jacksonville – All Day

    Friday, December 5: Hunter Hayes @ The Veterans Memorial Arena – 7pm

    Friday, December 5: Holiday at St. James – 4:30pm-7pm

    Friday, December 5: The BID- Benefiting Brides Against Breast Cancer @ Suite – Doors open at 8pm

    Friday, December 5: The Chinese Acrobats @ The Florida Times Union Center – 7pm

    Friday, December 5: Gingerbread House Extravaganza @ St Andrews Church – 10am-5pm

    Friday- Sunday: 2014 Arts and Antiques Show @ the Prime Osborne Center

    Saturday, December 6

    Saturday, December 6: Running of the Bulls 5K @ Hemming Plaza – 8:30am

    Saturday, December 6: Daryl Hall & John Oates are performing @ the St. Augustine Ampitheatre – 7pm

    Saturday, December 6: 1st Annual Gamble Rogers Fest @ Ponte Vedra Concert Hall – All Afternoon

    Saturday, December 6: St. Augustine Winter Spectacular @ Flagler College Auditorium &ndas...   [Read More]



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