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    Downtown Events This Weekend Impact Traffic




     

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Several events scheduled to take place Thursday through Sunday in downtown Jacksonville will impact traffic, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said. 

    Here's what you need to know if you will be attending any of the events or plan to head downtown this weekend:

    Road closures

    If you are attending an event in the Sports Complex area, a portion of Gator Bowl Boulevard from A. Philip Randolph Boulevard to Talleyrand Avenue will be closed for the "Welcome to Rockville" venue.

    The road closure will start at 3:30 p.m. Thursday and will be in place until Sunday. 

    Event parking

    Jacksonville Jaguars Draft Party on Thursday at Daily's Place Amphitheater and Flex Field

    Parking will be available in lots C, E, M, N, R, Y and W.

    Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp games Thursday through Sunday at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville

    Parking will be available in the garages and Lot P. To access, enter the Sports Complex area from west of A. Philip Randolph Boulevard. 

    Jacksonville Sharks game Saturday at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena

    Parking will be available in the garages, Jack...   [Read More]




    Rockville, Florida’s Biggest Rock Experience Set For April 27 – 29 At Metropolitan Park




    The lineup of festival experiences has been announced for the eighth annual Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, Friday, April 27, Saturday, April 28 & Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville, FL.

    Florida’s Biggest Rock Experience grows to three days in 2018 with Foo Fighters, Ozzy Osbourne, Avenged Sevenfold, Queens of the Stone Age, Billy Idol, Godsmack, Stone Sour, and Five Finger Death Punch leading an incredible talent lineup not seen at any other U.S. rock festival.

    Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville tickets, VIP packages, as well as hotel and camping options are selling fast, but limited quantities still remain on sale now at www.WelcomeToRockvilleFestival.com.

    In addition to performances from top music artists, attendees at this year’s Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville will enjoy a variety of onsite food and beverage experiences, as well as sponsor activations.

    Grub Zone: Food and beverage options will be provided by Southern Hospitality Concessions LLC, DWP’s affiliate concessionaire. Patrons can enjoy some of Jacksonville’s local favorite restaurants, cuisine, and food trucks such as: Mojo’s BBQ, Pele’s Wood Fired Pizza, Indochine Thai Cuisine,...   [Read More]




    JAGUARS ANNOUNCE OFFICIAL UNIFORM LAUNCH AND DRAFT PARTY FOR APRIL 26th




    The Jacksonville Jaguars will host the Uniform Launch and Draft Party presented by PRI Productions on Thursday, April 26 from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. at Daily’s Place.  Online registration begins today, Friday, April 6 atwww.jaguars.com/draftparty18.

    The Jaguars currently hold the 29th overall selection in the 2018 NFL Draft, but fans will have the opportunity to celebrate all evening with the reigning AFC South champions.  Gates open at 6:30 p.m., followed by the uniform launch at 7:15 p.m., featuring the first opportunity for Jaguars fans to see members of the team wearing the Jaguars’ brand-new uniforms. The Draft Party is also the first opportunity for fans to purchase the new-look jerseys.

    The Jaguars will unveil their new uniforms one week prior to the Draft at the team’s annual State of the Franchise presentation on April 19.  The Draft Party will feature on-stage appearances by notable players, giving fans a chance to see the uniforms in action for the first time.

    The Jaguars will also debut a behind-the-scenes documentary “A Return to Tradition: Designing the Jaguars Uniform.” The Jags Cinema production details the making of th...   [Read More]




    RIVERSIDE AVONDALE PRESERVATION SPRING TOUR OF HOMES IS THIS WEEKEND




    The Riverside Avondale Preservation staff, Board of Directors, sponsors and countless volunteers are proud to announce the 44th annual Spring Tour of Homes on April 14-15. Homeowners and community institutions graciously open their doors to benefit Riverside Avondale Preservation, an official partner of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the district’s dedicated grassroots preservation organization. This year’s tour promises to be truly historic, featuring thirteen homes, an apartment building and for the first time in the Tour’s history, a “Twilight House”. With special viewing hours of 8PM - 10PM, this home showcases extensively lit gardens. 

    “Each April RAP is given the opportunity to showcase our beautiful neighborhood and each year we do so in more exciting and innovative ways,” said Home Tour Chair, Kyle Williams, “This year will be no different. I hope everyone will come out Home Tour weekend to see what’s new this year and enjoy perennial favorites.”

    RAP’s mission of historic preservation is much more than saving old buildings. Modern preservation efforts are about saving the heart of communities and ensuring vibrant, special places full of char...   [Read More]




    Steve Spurrier Hired As Coach In Proposed New Football League




     

    The Orlando Alliance announced Saturday that it has hired Spurrier as its first head coach. Spurrier will coach in the planned Alliance of American Football.

    The inaugural eight-team, 10-game Alliance of American Football season will kick off Feb. 9, 2019 — the week after Super Bowl LIII — as a league that executives describe as “complementary” to the NFL

    The Alliance is the creation of Pro Football Hall of Famer Bill Polian and longtime TV and film producer Charlie Ebersol. The league plans to have eight teams and will play a 12-week season Feb. 9, 2019, and will be broadcast on CBS.

    The league will begin announcing the cities, stadiums and coaches of the teams in April, with rosters largely made up of players cut from the NFL. Ebersol said they focused on cities and markets with the highest levels of fan engagement, both professionally and collegiately. There will be no owners, just one single entity.

    The league has a multi-year deal with CBS, which will air the season-opener and championship. Every other week, CBSSN will air one game while the other three will be streamed for free through the league’s app — which will also feature “integrated, in-game fantasy&rdqu...   [Read More]



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    Want to SHRED BODY FAT?! Follow These 4 Steps




    If you are frustrated with your body fat, don’t worry. You just need to alter your approach, and combine these 4 Steps to help you shed body fat.

    By implementing ALL of these 4 Steps you will be seeing less flabby body fat and more FABULOUS muscle tone in no time. Some people incorporate one or two of the following suggestions but fail to combine ALL of them, and thus fail to get rid of unwanted body fat as quickly and efficiently as they would like to…But you don’t want to be one of those people, right?

    Following ALL of these 4 Steps has been proven to help people reduce body fat faster than doing them alone.  So get to it, and get results!

    HIIT (High Intensity Intermittent Training)

    Steady paced cardiovascular exercise is great for your overall health, but when it comes to losing body fat it has less impact when compared to a HIIT workout!

    HITT is a combination of high intensity cardio intervals followed immediately by low intensity intervals. It’s a great way to torch unwanted body fat. The key is to keep yourself moving until you have completed your intervals. Also, it can include a combination of any form of cardi...   [Read More]




    Jaguars Vs Broncos Pre Game




    Blaine Gabbert is officially done as a quarterback in Jacksonville, in my eyes at least. His play during the Rams game was atrocious and I’ve finally hit that point where I don’t think he’s going to get any better here. We’ve all got that breaking point, and I’ve finally reached mine. But you guys don’t want to hear me rant about the QB situation in  Jacksonville. You want to know if the Jaguars have a chance at winning this next game. So let’s dive in.

    The Jacksonville Jaguars (0-5) face off in Denver against the Broncos (5-0) tomorrow afternoon. This game’s importance is only relevant to the national media who want to see the most lopsided victory in NFL history and those who want to try and make some money in Vegas. The Broncos are a Super Bowl caliber team; the Jaguars aren’t. But even though these two teams are on opposite directions and statistics tell you that this shouldn’t be a competitive game, remember what happened on that day in January in 1997 (if you aren’t aware of the story, please catch yourself up on Jaguars history) 

    Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has 20 TD passes to 1 interception and is on pace to break many NFL passing records. His weapons in Julius T...   [Read More]




    Jaguars Predictions - Will We Win




    Jacksonville FL - Another week, another embarrassing loss for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Although the outcome against the Seattle Seahawks was expected, there were a few positive spots in the game. Rookie safety Jonathan Cyprien had a sack and forced fumble that was recovered and turned into points. The Jaguars managed to score two touchdowns this week doubling their total from the first two weeks. So the team is making progress, right? Right?

    The Jaguars (0-3) host the Indianapolis Colts (2-1) at Everbank Field Sunday afternoon. This is the first home game after the long two-week West Coast road trip and this game also signifies the return of quarterback Blaine Gabbert, who missed the previous two games due to a hand injury. Also returning to the field is tight end Marcedes Lewis, who's presence will be felt on both the offensive line and in the passing game as another potential weapon for the offense.  Colts QB Andrew Luck comes into the game after a decent performance against the San Francisco 49'ers (17-26, 159 yards, 1 rushing TD) looking to improve on a 1-1 record against the Jaguars. 

    Colts newly acquired RB Trent Richardson has been getting more accustomed to the play book and should see an expanded role in their of...   [Read More]




    Web.com Tour Championship Events List




    Wednesday, September 25 (*Boselli Foundation) Boselli Foundation Am-Am (Stadium Course) Taste of Golf (TPC Sawgrass/Must purchase Ticket)

    Thursday, September 26 (*Junior League) Tournament Round 1 7:00am    Play Begins (1st & 10th Tees) 7:00pm Northeast Florida Beer Cup (Tailgate Pavilion/Must Purchase Ticket) 4:00pm-6:00pm Sea Best Happy Hour (#18 Green)  3-6pm Golf Channel

    Friday, September 27 (*Military Appreciation Day) Tournament Round 2 7:00am    Play Begins (1st & 10th Tees) Operation Shower (TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse) 12:00pm Web.com Small Business Forum presented by Sawgrass Marriott (TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse) 4:00pm-6:00pm Sea Best Happy Hour (#18 Green)  Blues Traveler Presented by Legacy trust (Clubhouse Lawn) 3-6pm Golf Channel

    Saturday, September 28 (*College Game Day with Girls on the Run) Tournament Round 3 7:30am    Play Begins (1st Tee) College Tailgate Party (Tailgate Pavilion-Dye's Valley Course) 4:00pm-6:00pm Sea Best Happy Hour (#18 Green) Girls on the Run 5K (Front Nine- Dye’s Valley Course) 3-6pm Golf Channel

    Sunday, September 29 (*Wolfson Children’s Hospital) Final Round 7:30am    Play Begins (1st...   [Read More]




    Web.com Tour Championship Players - Did you know?




    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - This week 125 players will tee it up at Dye's Valley at TPC Sawgrass for the final event of the Web.com Tour Finals.

    The Web.com Tour Finals bring together the top 75 money earners on the Web.com Tour money list, players who finish 126-200 on the PGA TOUR's FedExCup points list and non-members who have earned enough FedExCup points based on their performance on the PGA TOUR to play them 126-200 on that list.  Their statistics, rankings and finishes have been analyzed. In the chart below, we take a different look at the field and offer up a fun fact about each player that you probably haven't heard before. 

    Get to know the field at the Web.com Tour Championship Steven Alker The New Zealander has worked as a petroleum engineer and a carpet cleaner.  Mark Anderson The BMW Charity Pro-Am champ carries chicken tenders in his golf bag for a snack. Alex Aragon He graduated with an Industrial Engineering degree from Stanford University Ricky Barnes His father was a punter for the New England Patriots (1973-74).  Cameron Beckma...   [Read More]



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    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]




    VIP Tour Of Kismet - Shad Khans 312' Yacht




    Kismet is back in Jacksonville and parked in downtown in front of the Hyatt. The 312' Mega Yacht owned by Jaguars Owner Shad Khan is BIG, even bigger than our new video boards. With exclusive access, we acquired some behind the scenes photos of how the million dollar man lives wen on the open water.

     

    If you have a big enough bank account, the boat is available for charters and can accommodate a crew of 28 and host 16 guests very comfortably. Capable of speeding up to 17 knots, it is a very desirable and capable yacht for its size.

    Espen Oeino designed exterior spaces have been created to accommodate the demands of charter guests with a number of generous sunbathing and dining areas. The external deck facilities include an open fire place, external lounging and eating areas on three different decks including one with a fully equipped BBQ, an oval shaped swimming pool with integrated Jacuzzi on the sun deck and a very private observation deck overlooking it all.

    Reymond Langton Design are responsible for Kismet’s beautiful interior and have used a variety of handmade textiles and artwork, exotic woods and rare marble to create an exceptionally high quality feel throughout. Meticulous detail has been displayed at e...   [Read More]




    Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl Coming to Jax Beach December 13th




    Your favorite bar crawl in Jax Beach is back again this year on Saturday December 13th 2014! Start your search or begin building your ugly sweater for the largest and original Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl! This years crawl will be bigger and better than last years and will start at the Ritz Bar. The After Party and Costume Contest will be at Harmonious Monks!

    Tickets for the crawl are $15 and include 3 free shots, discounted drinks throughout the night and a huge raffle at the last stop including many prizes and a $1,000 in cash and prizes Ugliest Sweater Competition! 

    For more info and tickets, visit: www.uglysweaterbarcrawl.com

    ...   [Read More]




    Dech The Chairs In Jacksonville Beach Info




    The public is invited to celebrate Deck The Chairs - Light the Beach on Sunday, November 30, from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.  as we "throw the switch" to light decorated lifeguard chairs and a 23-foot tall holiday tree on display in Latham Plaza and the Seawalk Pavilion.

    The official lighting ceremony will feature live music provided by BRASS and special recognitions including "Deck The Chairs Spirit of the Corps Award" that honors a Corps member, past or present, for exemplifying the traditions, attitudes, and purpose of the Volunteer Lifesaving Corp.

    Deck The Chairs is an annual lighted sculptural exhibit using the iconic red chairs of the Volunteer Lifesaving Corp.  Free and open to the public, the light display aims to build community pride, foster private and public relationships, and provide a wholesome and festive downtown during the holidays.

    For more photos, click here

    ...   [Read More]




    Slide into Spring Music and Craft Beer Festival Coming Back To Fernandina On 28th & 29th, 2015




    Goin’ Coastal Music Series is proud to announce the return of the Slide into Spring Music and Craft Beer presented by Sweetwater Brewing Company. Its coming back to Main Beach in Fernandina on March 28th and 29th of 2015 with headliner Matisyahu! After a successful inaugural event, one that featured folk legend Keller Williams and a handful of other national acts, over a dozen craft breweries and countless entertainment opportunities, Slide into Spring returns to help raise money for 8 Flags Playscapes, Inc. and the Nassau Humane Society. Last year the event raised over $15,000 for the 8 Flags Playscapes project, Pirate Playground. This year we hope to help both groups move closer to some other big projects they have on their plate.

    This year we have taken the event to a whole other level. The event has been pushed to a 2-day event, has an over-the-top music lineup, increased entertainment zone, early morning yoga seminars, a beach clean-up, off-site primitive camping and much, much more.

    Saturday, we stick to the roots of the first year with a funky music line-up, craft beer tasting in the early part of the day, interactive kids zone and area food trucks. Pensacola up and comers Post Pluto will kick things off. After that, Jackso...   [Read More]



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    Events This Weekend September 5th -7th




    Weekly photo feature from @jrockstyle     ​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 ...   [Read More]




    Randy Newman To Perform At Flagler College’s Lewis Auditorium




    St. Augustine, FL (September 3, 2014) – Flying Saucer Presents, in partnership with the St. Johns Cultural Council and St. Johns Cultural Events Division, proudly announce that GRAMMY, Emmy and Academy Award winning singer- songwriter Randy Newman will perform at Flagler College’s Lewis Auditorium on Sunday, November 9. Tickets go on sale to the public this Friday, September 5 at 10 a.m..

    With songs that run the gamut from heartbreaking to satirical and a host of unforgettable film scores, Randy Newman has used his many talents to create musical masterpieces widely recognized by generations of audiences. After starting his songwriting career as a teenager, Newman launched into recording as a singer and pianist in 1968 with his self-titled album Randy Newman. Throughout the 1970s he released several other acclaimed albums such as: 12 Songs, Sail Away, and Good Old Boys. In addition to his solo recordings and regular international touring, Newman began composing and scoring for films in the 1980s. The list of movies he has worked on since then includes The Natural, Awakenings, Ragtime, all three Toy Story pictures, Seabiscuit, James and the Giant Peach, A Bug’s Life, and most recently, Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University, the pr...   [Read More]




    Events This Weekend - August 22nd-24th




    There's a lot of events happening around Jacksonville this weekend including a fishing tournament to Jaguars watch party, concerts and much more. Keep up with the best with our weekly interactive guide. This weeks featured photo of the week is by instagram user: @randall.kenneth

     

    TOP EVENTS THIS WEEKEND:

    FRIDAY, AUGUST 22: The Jaguars play the Lions. Game is at 7:30 pm and the Bold City Brigde is having a Preseason watch party @ The Mellow Mushroom Riverside location!

    FRIDAY, AUGUST 22: HOF Fame Night - Meet the fighters, fame girls and drink free til 11pm at Voodoo Ultra Lounge this Friday night til 11pm! Doors open @ 9pm and Voodoo is located at the Jacksonville Landing!

    FRIDAY, AUGUST 22: The Fresh Beat Band will be in St. Augustine, Florida this Friday! Bring the whole family for some Nickolodeon fun! Gates 5:00PM | Starts 6:30PM. For more info, visit: www.staugamphitheatre.com

    FRIDAY, AUGUST 22: Adam Sanders with special guest: Jamie Davis & Blaire Hanks will be performing at Mavericks at the Landing. For more info, visit www.mavericksatthelanding.com

    FRIDAY, AUGUST 22: The Bama Gamblers and Matteo Qumento are at Freebird live on Friday ...   [Read More]




    Events This Weekend - August 8th - 10th




    Here are our top picks of events happening this weekend around the 904: 

    Photo Credit: @novocainewayne  

    - Aug 8th Friday: Jacksonville Jaguars Preseason Game vs the Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ EverBank Field 7:30pm

    ​- Aug 8th Friday: Lego Movie @ St.Augustine Amphitheatre Gates open at 7pm Starts: 8pm Free

    - Aug 8th Friday: Join us this Friday for a special edition of Jacksonville's #1 Friday night @ Voodoo at the Jacksonville Landing after the Jags game. LADIES DRINK FREE until 12! Wear your Favorite Sports Team or show us your Game Day Ticket Stub for FREE Entry all night! 

    - Aug 8th Friday: Project Strands - Five of Jacksonville's best salons will battle on the runway @ Suite at the Town Center for the title through Bridal elegance, Fall trends, Men style, and Fantasy hair. Doors open @ 9

    - Aug 8th & 9th Friday- Saturday: The show RENT will be happening @ Players by the Sea Curtain at 2pm & 8pm 

    - Aug 9th Saturday: Envirofest will be happening @ The Cummer Museum from 10am-4pm 

    - Aug 9th Saturday: House of Fame MMA public press conference at ...   [Read More]




    Lost Skills Workshop Series Coming to North Florida




    ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (Tuesday August 5, 2014) – The St. Augustine Amphitheatre, in partnership with Southern Roots Apothecary, Small Batch Farms, The Conservatorie, The Present Moment Café, Green Harmony Aromatherapy and Silverfox Leather Shop, proudly present the inaugural “Lost Skills Workshop Series”, commencing on September 23, 2014.

    The Lost Skills Workshop Series is a diverse set of community-based workshops that aim to create a hands-on, skill-sharing experience that encourages creativity, community and the growth of local businesses in a unique new gathering space at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre.

    Ryan Murphy, General Manager of the Cultural Events Division, states “St. Augustine is increasingly becoming a quintessential place that is able to embrace the past, while putting a modern and unique take on it without sacrificing authenticity or quality. I see these workshops as a perfect extension of this philosophy and I am very excited that the staff has come together to create something truly unique and special to offer the immediate community in St. Augustine beyond the standard concerts, musical events and festivals that we work on each year.”

    Classes range from $20 to $50 per class and will ...   [Read More]



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