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St Augustine Songwriters Festival 2018
This weekend, St. Augustine will host a festival to hit songwriters that you sing along in the car and at work. It’s the songs that made you laugh, made you smile, and some that made you cry. Just a simple note or familiar lyric can fast track you back to that first back seat kiss or first hardwood floor dance. The songs that created life long memories. What if you could hear it from the creator and learn the inspiration that brought the song to existence? Find out or meet who the song was written about or for. The St. Augustine Songwriters Festival will feature today's hottest hit songwriters, legends of yesterday and the shining stars of tomorrow. All at the fantastic stages scattered about the beautiful town of St. Augustine.
Be sure to catch your favorite songwriters at Prohibition Kitchen, Mill Top Tavern, Colonial Park, San Sebastian Winery, and Colonial Music Park.
On Sunday don't miss a chance to learn from the pros. This is not a business style class. This is a class where you get to talk to a real hit songwriter. Songwriters that will give pointers and suggestions on how to navigate the industry or tips on how to become a better songwriter. Classes are free and will be at The Colonial Oak M... [Read More]
October 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. This month, a portion of ticket proceeds will be donated to local nonprofit, The Justice Coalition. To learn more about the Justice Coalition, check out their website http://www.justicecoalition.org.
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!
The Band Be Easy: 6:00pm-9:30pm
The roof will be open to ticket holders at 3:30pm and be closed to anyone without tickets the remainder of the night.
Ticket prices: $15 per person... [Read More]
Jacksonville Icemen 2018-2019
Jacksonville Icemen returns to the ice this Fall. Take a look at the upcoming schedule packed with giveaways and specialty jerseys.
WEEKEND WEDNESDAYS: Wednesday may be halfway to the weekend, but why wait? Join the Icemen for Weekend Wednesdays when select beer and wine are only $2! Tickets
WENDY'S 4-PACK FRY-DAYS: Every Friday, purchase a Wendy's 4-pack of tickets using this link and receive coupons for a free Wendy's item.
DAVE & BUSTER'S POWER PLAY SATURDAYS: Get a $10 Dave & Buster's Power Card with the purchase of a pair of tickets on Saturdays using this special link. PLUS giveaways EVERY Saturday for the first 3,000 fans!
PUBLIX FAMILY FUNDAYS: Bring the entire family out every Sunday for a day of fun! Following the game, all kids are invited onto to the ice to take a shot on net like their favorite player. Also, the team will sport specialty Publix sweaters. Tickets
*Subject to availability. All dates, times, and promotions subject to change.
Saturday, October 13 - Opening Night, Bike Night*JUMBO LIGHT STICK GIVEAWAY*Giveaway for EVERY fan at the door! Prior to the game, join us in the plaza for our 2nd annual Bike N... [Read More]
Beaches Oktoberfest 2018
This weekend Beaches Oktoberfest will be taking place at the Sea Walk Pavilion on October 13-14, 2018. The annual festival attracts over 55,000 visitors and offers a large variety of German, craft and Oktoberfest beers, food trucks, a 110+ ft Ferris wheel, arts & crafts market, games, activities, kid zone and so much more.
Beaches Oktoberfest is the going to be bringing in the Cornhole Tournament sponsored by JaxFray. The tournament will kick off at 1pm on Saturday October 13th at the festival. The tournament will be held in the Food Truck Food Court next to the Local's Only Beer Garden and Second Stage.
Sign up for the tournament is $30 per team and includes one complimentary beer per person, a commemorative Oktoberfest stein, and registration into the tournament. In addition, there will be $500 in cash and prizes plus trophies for the top three teams! Registration is limited to the first 64 teams (we have limited the size of the tournament compared to Freedom Festival earlier this year)! If your team is registered for the tournament, please make sure to arrive at the festival between 12pm-1pm to check in at the Jax Fray tent prior to the tournament.
This year’s Oktoberfest games will inc... [Read More]
First Wedensday Art Walk Oktoberfest
Headquarters @ Hemming Park - Stop by #DTJax and celebrate Oktoberfest! Enjoy live music and performances by Dan Witucki and the Heimatland Musikanten band. Bring your best beer stein and participate in our Oktoberfest-themed competitions, hosted by First Coast Living’s Curtis Dvorak! And stick around for the annual Tapping of the Keg at 6:30pm. Plus, stop by the extended kid zone for activities by My Gym, mural painting and fun bounce houses by Backyard Carnivals, Inc.
Browse artwork by ABDUL, Artzy Fartzy Petz, The Bead Bowl, Stenotab Handemade, Takeisha Brown, Mochi B, Chaos Lights, Art by Joe and Gerry, Viktor Lazarev, Fawn Owens, Kram Kan Photo, Pranasolcreations, Photography by River, Tressa Linzy Designs, Dream in Color, Jumping Jackalopes and Designs by De.
Don’t forget bring those wheels and take advantage of the complimentary “All In Duval” bike valet, sponsored by the City of Jacksonville.
And don’t miss these vendors and non-profit organizations: Lincoln Cars, Hello Fresh, WellCare Health, Jax Metro Credit Union, All-American Gutter Protection, National Brain Tumor Society, Year Up, Animal Care and Protective Services, One Blood and Well Care Health. Plus, stop by the Frie... [Read More]
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UNF Ospreys Face FGCU in a A-Sun Battle
Jaguars football is over and filling its place in my heart is UNF basketball. Yes, the University of North Florida Ospreys are looking to do some damage in the Atlantic Sun Conference and even make this year's NCAA tournament. So far in their 2013-2014 season, the Ospreys are 9-8 on the season, 3-1 in conference play as they host Florida Gulf Coast University (9-7, 3-0 ASun) on Thursday night at 7 p.m.
UNF senior Travis Wallace, who earned A-Sun Player of the Week last week, leads the Ospreys averaging 12.2 points and 7.2 rebounds per contest. Finishing with 15 points at Northern Kentucky University, Wallace is the ninth UNF player to reach 1,000 career points.
The Ospreys aim to extend the six-game home streak alive from the Eagles, who currently hold a 9-7 all-time lead between the two teams. After Thursday's game, North Florida will wrap up their home game series on Saturday against Stetson.
As a fan, I urge that we get as many people as possible to the game. Tickets for all UNF home basketball games are available at UNF Arena, online or by calling 904-620-BIRD (2473) or firstname.lastname@example.org. Single game men's ticket prices are $12 Reserved (Sec. 5-14), $10 Adults, $8 (Youth 17-under, Senior Citizens 55+, Acti... [Read More]
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.... [Read More]
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]
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Adrian Legg & David Lindley Coming To The PV Concert Hall
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (May 12, 2015) — The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall proudly announces that renowned guitarist Adrian Legg and multi-instrumentalist David Lindley will perform on Thursday, November 12, 2015. Tickets for Adrian Legg and David Lindley will go on sale to the general public this Friday, May 15 at 10 a.m.
Renowned and awarded for his unique amalgamation of acoustic and electric guitar and how he blends diverse musical styles and inspirations into a distinctive sound all his own, Adrian Legg has been hailed as “one of the wizards” of the guitar (Philadelphia Enquirer) and “a genius” (Los Angeles Reader). In addition to his distinguished career as a live performer, recording artist and composer, he is an innovator in guitar design and amplification technology, an instructor, photographer, writer and author, witty and engaging between song onstage raconteur, and an at large commentator for National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered,” among other gifts, pursuits and interests. Hence it’s no wonder that What’s Up magazine hails London-born Legg as “the greatest British import since Newcastle Brown Ale.” Born in 1948 in the London neighborhood of Hackney, the best way... [Read More]
￼Classic Hard Rock Trio The Winery Dogs Coming To Ponte Vedra
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (May 11, 2015) — The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall welcomes classic hard rock trio The Winery Dogs on Wednesday, October 14, 2015. Tickets go on sale to the public this Friday, May 15 at 10 a.m.
It would be easy to call The Winery Dogs a supergroup: Vocalist and guitarist Richie Kotzen made his mark with Poison and Mr. Big, bassist Billy Sheehan has been rocking for decades with Steve Vai, David Lee Roth, Mr. Big and others, and drummer Mike Portnoy was the co-founder of progressive metal superstars Dream Theater. But The Winery Dogs are so much more than a supergroup. Supergroups are usually short-lived entities composed of gifted players that jam out for little while and then quickly record with the hopes of catching lightning in a bottle. That's certainly not the case with The Winery Dogs, a cohesive, well-rounded classic-sounding trio with blazing songs that defy expectation. The group’s self-titled debut is filled with straightforward rock and roll inspired by some of their favorite bands, and their music transcends any of the styles they're best known for.
“We all have our own distinct voicings and styles, but we also have a common ground of music we grew up listening to,&rdquo... [Read More]
Little Big Town Coming To St Augustine Amitheatre
St. Augustine, Fla. (April 27, 2015) – The St. Augustine Amphitheatre proudly welcomes contemporary country quartet and 2015 ACM Awards Vocal Group of the Year, Little Big Town, on Saturday, October 17, 2015. Tickets will go on sale to the general public this Friday, May 1 at 10 a.m.
The country vocal quartet Little Big Town features Karen Fairchild, Phillip Sweet, Jimi Westbrook and Kimberly Schlapman. The quartet began with Kimberly and Karen, two Georgia natives who began singing together in college. Arkansas-born and Alabama-raised Jimi Westbrook, a friend of Fairchild's husband, joined them to make a trio, and the group was completed by the addition of Arkansan Phil Sweet in 1998. From the outset, Little Big Town devoted their sound to harmony and multiple lead vocals, a combination that made the band a hard sell at first. They finally landed a deal at Mercury Records, but it fell through due to disagreements about musical direction. In the wake of the success of the Dixie Chicks, however, Little Big Town were taken up by the Dixie Chicks' label, Monument Records in 2000 and Monument issued the band's debut single, "Don't Waste My Time," in the winter of 2002. The song was on its way up the charts when its accomp... [Read More]
Counting Crows and Citizen Cope Coming To St Augustine Ampitheatre on Sunday, August 2, 2015
St. Augustine, Fla. (April 13, 2015) – The St. Augustine Amphitheatre welcomes alternative folk-rock favorites Counting Crows and their “Somewhere Under Wonderland” tour featuring special guest Citizen Cope on Sunday, August 2, 2015. Tickets will go on sale to the general public this Friday, April 17 at 10 a.m.
Counting Crows are one of those bands you follow for the long haul. Known for creating unique and innovative concerts and consistently ranked as one of the top live bands performing today, Counting Crows continue their world tour throughout 2015with a stopover at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on August 2. For those that first heard them opening for Bob Dylan long ago, or subbing for Van Morrison one memorable night at the rock and Roll Hall of Fame, much of the soundtrack of our times comes from the Crows, from their vivid musical landscapes as well as the feverish brilliance of singer and songwriter Adam Duritz. Hailing from the San Francisco Bay area, Counting Crows consists of vocalist Adam Duritz, guitarists David Bryson, David Immergluck, and Dan Vickrey; bassist Millard Powers; keyboardist Charlie Gillingham; and drummer Jim Bogios. Their success dates back to their 1993 debut release Aug... [Read More]
SLIGHTLY STOOPID, DIRTY HEADS AND STICK FIGURE AT THE ST. AUGUSTINE AMPHITHEATRE THURSDAY JULY 23, 2015
St. Augustine, Fla. (March 12, 2015) – Slightly Stoopid have enlisted their friends and Cali cohorts Dirty Heads and Stick Figure for their "Everything Is Awesome" Summer 2015 tour. Their tour will stop at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Thursday, July 23, 2015. Tickets for this concert event will go on sale to the general public Friday, March 20 at 12 p.m.
Slightly Stoopid is Kyle McDonald, Miles Doughty, Ryan “Rymo” Moran, Oguer “OG” Ocon, Daniel “Dela” Delacruz, Paul Wolstencroft, Andy Geib with special guest Karl Denson. Known for their fusion of folk, rock, reggae and blues with hip-hop, punk, funk and D.I.Y. work ethic, Slightly Stoopid has currently sold over 900,000 records on their own Stoopid Records label. Their most recent studio album Top of the World debuted at #13 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart. This followed the Slightly Stoopid & Friends LIVE AT ROBERTO’s TRI STUDIOS album recorded live from Grateful Dead member Bob Weir’s Tri Studios complex featuring special guests Karl Denson, Ivan Neville, Ian Neville, Don Carlos, Tommy Chong and Bob Weir himself.
Huntington Beach’s Dirty Heads mix hip-hop, reggae, and rock along with that lai... [Read More]
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Nights of Lights in St Augustine Information
St. Augustine’s popular holiday season city-wide event - the famed Nights of Lights celebration – will glow with more than three million brilliant white lights again this year attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors to the oldest city in the Nation. Nights of Lights runs November 22, 2014, through January 31, 2015, in St. Augustine, Fla.
During Nights of Lights, St. Augustine glows with holiday magic - from the ground to the rooftops. Selected by National Geographic in 2011 & 2012 as one of the ten best holiday lighting displays in the world, St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights feature millions of tiny white lights that create a magical atmosphere in the Nation’s oldest city. Many historic landmarks and locations are beautifully illuminated during Nights of Lights. The waters of Matanzas bay glow from the nightly reflections of lights strewn along the bay walk and displayed on the Bridge of Lions.
The Plaza de la Constitucion shines from the top of trees and throughout the famous center of St. Augustine’s historic district. The 125-year-old Hotel Ponce de Leon, now the campus of Flagler College, is outlined in lights. And the Lightner Museum, once a resort hotel also built by Flagler, is lit so... [Read More]
Thanksgiving Day Block Party @ Pete's Bar in Neptune Beach
Neptune Beach Fla - What started as one lonesome bartender has evolved into a beaches tradition that many depend on as part of their holiday routine. Thirty years ago, one bartender was working on Thanksgiving Day and called his friends to keep him company. The friends showed up, along with the bartenders’ relatives and the rest is history.
Year after year, speculation always surrounds Thanksgiving Day at Pete’s Bar – is it happening? Is security cracking down? Can you bring drinks into the area? The reason for speculation is a result of how big the celebration has become. According to Nancy Jensen, owner and granddaughter of original owner, Peter B. Jensen, Thanksgiving Day at Pete’s started getting big 5 years ago. “We advertised the first couple of years, but now its word of mouth. We’re also open Christmas Day since a lot of people want to congregate at the bar if their family is out of town and the help is always voluntary.”
If you’re planning to attend this year’s Thanksgiving Day at Pete’s, leave your Bloody Mary at home and follow these simple steps: • Pay attention to entry points – the area will be barricaded off ... [Read More]
Free, Family-Friendly Holiday Festivities In St Augustine
St. Augustine, Fla. (November 24, 2014) – Community First Credit Union’s “A December To Remember” featuring several free, family-friendly holiday festivities kicks off this Friday, November 28 and Saturday, November 29 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre.
This Friday, November 28 at 4pm, the gates to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre will open and families are invited to explore a completely transformed, holiday-themed Amphitheatre. Thousands of lights illuminate the trees and walkways which are decorated with elf houses, holiday characters and a beautiful, towering Holiday Tree. From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. families can enjoy free train rides, face painting, a bounce house, nightly snowfall and visits with Santa! At 6 p.m., the holiday classic “It’s A Wonderful Life” will be shown on an 18-foot tall movie screen for all to enjoy!
On Saturday, November 29 families are invited back to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre for an Elf Workshop and Holiday Storytime Reading celebration. The Elf Workshop will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Plaza and features art educators from local elementary schools leading fun holiday art projects including decorating ceramic pins, making ornaments and orig... [Read More]
Top 20 Events This Weekend - November 21-23
Looking for something to do November 21st - 23rd around Jacksonville? There are plenty of fun options! Check out the complete list below.Friday
Friday, November 21: Natalie Stovall and The Drive Live @ Mavericks – Doors open at 6pm
Friday, November 21: The Masquerade Ball @ Suite – Starts at 9pm
Friday, November 21: Red Bull Night Riders @ Jacksonville Beach Pier – 7:30 – 10pm
Friday, November 21: Red Bull Night Riders After Party @ Lynchs Irish Pub featuring Sidereal – 10pm - late
Friday, November 21: Third Day - Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts – 7pm
Friday, November 21: Lunch at Clara's at the Cathedral – noon – 1pm
Friday, November 21: Kings Day Regatta – St. Johns River – All Day
Friday, November 21: Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra: Classical Holiday Show @ Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts – 8pm
Friday, November 21: Melissa Etheridge Live at the Florida Theatre – 8pmSaturday
Saturday & Sunday, November 22 & 23: Lannadoo – The Jacksonville Celtic Festival featuring Flogging Molly @ The Sea Walk Pavilion
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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... [Read More]
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