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New Five Year Contract Extension Keeping The Annual Florida- Georgia Game In Jacksonville Almost Finalized
On Tuesday, The city council will be voting to approve a new five-year deal to host the Florida-Georgia football game. The new 5 year contract includes a $2.7 million guaranteed payout to both universities.
The new five-year contract will guarantee over $2.75 million in incentives over the life of the contract and will also give each school a $125,000 signing bonus” and $250,000 for the yearly October meeting before the game. The added benefits are part of the city’s effort to keep the rivalry game in Jacksonville, a long-time tradition that city officials estimate delivers an annual $30 million economic impact.
The Gators and Bulldogs will also get a increase of $10,000 to their travel and lodging raising their overall totals from $50,000 to $60,000. Georgia will also receive up to $350,000 from the city for air travel to the game. Both schools will receive full ticket revenue, which will be split evenly, and will not have to pay Everbank Field. To play the event there. The city will also cover the cost of game-day operations and has the rights to operate concessions.
The new contract will also require the city to give its “best effort” to install two signs inside EverBank Field tha... [Read More]
Opening Weekend At Daily's Place Scheduled For May 27th With Their First Show
Daily's Place is a new state-of-the-art, multi-use complex adjacent to EverBank Field housing a 5,500-person capacity amphitheater and 94,000-square foot covered flex field that is slated to open at the end of May.
The state-of-the-art amphitheater has been designed with both audience and performers in mind. Audience sight lines, sound and video technology have been given every consideration to ensure an outstanding event experience for attendees. The back-of-house artist building is designed to provide artists with the best possible environment to support their performance. The back-of-house space includes multiple artist dressing rooms, artist lounges, a VIP guest meet and greet space, laundry and dining facilities.
Daily’s Place will be fully integrated into EverBank Field. At the ground level, the new south end zone field super-tunnel will lead to a brand new central bar connected to the amphitheater entrance. The existing Bud Light Party Zone and Field’s Auto Terrace Suite areas will now be linked to the amphitheater’s elevated seating decks via access bridges at each level.
There first shows at the new amphitheater are listed below with the dates.
May 27th: TED... [Read More]
Jaguars First Round Draft Pick Leonard Fournette Signs Rookie Contract
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville Jaguars RB and fourth overall selection Leonard Fournette from Louisiana State University became the fifth member of the team’s 2017 draft class to sign his rookie contract, the club announced today.
“Throughout this whole process you still have to go out there and work hard, but the only thing about it is you are working for money now,” said Fournette after signing his rookie contract. “Your mindset doesn’t have to change. Money is money, but at the end of the day, you come here to win. You come here to get better, to make the team better and make the whole foundation better. That is my main focus.”
Fournette, 6-0, 228, appeared in 32 games with 24 starts during his three-year career in Baton Rouge. During his tenure with the Tigers, Fournette totaled 3,830 career rushing yards (fourth in school history) on 616 carries (6.2 rush avg.) and scored 42 TDs (40 rushing, one receiving, one kick return). Fournette set or tied 23 different school records during his career at LSU, including eight single-season records, five single-game records, seven bowl records and three career records.
When asked about his goals for the remainder of the offseason progr... [Read More]
Yappy Hour on May 21st at the Jacksonville Landing
Do you think you have a royal dog? Show us what they’ve got!
Your pup could be crowned the Yappy Hour King or Queen coming up this Sunday, May 21 from 2-5pm at the Jacksonville Landing! There will be live music on the riverfront stage plus pet vendors, FREE giveaways, prizes, drink specials and more. Yappy Hour is a free event for dogs, their parents and dog lovers.
Registration is from 2–3 p.m. and the pageant begins promptly at 3:15pm. Make sure your pup is dressed in their Sunday best when they strut down the dog walk!Dogs will be judged on:
The American Cancer Society Happy Hound Dog Resort Friends of Jacksonville Animals Paw Stars The Woof Pack Pet Boutique State Farm Suncoast Basset Rescue, Inc Lucy Lous Off Leash k9 training Pooch Pantry LLC Rainbow of Jacksonville Ruff Rubs, LLC
+ Many More
>> Visit JacksonvilleLanding.com for more info... [Read More]
Nitrogen Creamery Is Opening In Jacksonville Beach Today
Nitrogen Creamery is having a grand opening celebration from 2-8 p.m. today at their new location at 1316 3rd Street North in Jacksonville Beach.
Nitrogen Creamery owners Bonny and Chad Abernathy are opening their first brick-and-mortar location today in Jacksonville Beach after two years of operating a food truck.
Customers can pick an ice cream or yogurt base with nearly 15 toppings, including chocolate chips and Oreos, before it’s frozen with liquid nitrogen.
Ice cream made with liquid Nitrogen is amazingly smooth. Ice crystals that are formed during the process of freezing actually create smaller ice crystals. As a result, the texture you get is unbelievably smooth ice-cream.
The owners said that they will continue to operate their food truck focusing more on food items. For more information about Nitrogen Creamery, visit nitrogencreameryjax.com.... [Read More]
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Drive-By Truckers to perform at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL--(Tuesday, February 25, 2014) — Southern Rock group Drive-By Truckers will perform at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Friday, June 6 at 8:00PM.Photo Credit: Stacie Huckeba
English Oceans, the 12th release by Athens, Georgia’s Drive-By Truckers, is an elegantly balanced and deeply engaged new effort that finds the group refreshed and firing on all cylinders. All but one of the collection’s 13 new songs, written by singer-guitarists and co-founding members Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley, were recorded during 13 days of sessions in August 2013 with longtime producer David Barbe. Six of the songs were the result of a burst of writing activity by Cooley. “I had time to write,” Cooley says. “After we came off the road last time, we decided we were going to let it rest for a while. So I had time to really focus. I kind of had to re-learn how to write, because I didn’t write as many songs as I’d wanted on the last couple of records. I was happy with these songs, and thrilled to go in and record so many that I felt real strongly about.” Hood notes, “I don’t think we’ve ever had a record where Cooley was as deeply involved in every aspect of the making of it as he was th... [Read More]
Panic! At The Disco to perform at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Saturday, August 16, 2014.
St. Augustine, FL (February 24, 2014) – Panic! At The Disco has announced their biggest outing yet: The Gospel Tour. Hot on the heels of sold-out headline dates on their Too Weird Tour, the band will take their incendiary live show across the U.S. this summer starting July 18 in Magna, UT at The Great Saltair. Special guests, Walk The Moon, will perform on all dates during The Gospel Tour while Youngblood Hawke will join Panic! on select dates. Panic! At The Disco with Walk The Moon and Youngblood Hawke will perform at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Saturday, August 16, 2014. Tickets are on sale starting Friday, February 28 through the Live Nation mobile app, at www.livenation.com and through the local venue ticketing websites.
Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets to select dates through Citi’s Private Pass Program beginning on Wednesday, February 26 at 8:00 a.m. local time. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com. And beginning today, fans can visit http://bit.ly/PanicRSVP to RSVP for early access to presale tickets available starting at 10:00 a.m. local time on Wednesday, February 26.
Reviews of the Too Weird Tour have been effusive: “Urie danced his way across ... [Read More]
Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss coming to St. Augustine Amphitheatre.
St. Augustine, FL (February 21, 2014) – Music legends and Grammy Award winning artists Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss & Union Station Featuring Jerry Douglas will be touring together throughout the spring and summer. The 35 city U.S. tour will make a stop at the Saint Augustine Amphitheatre in Saint Augustine, Florida on May 6, 2014. The Devil Makes Three will also be appearing.
The tour will mark the first time that Willie Nelson and Family & Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas have shared the stage together. The two groups’ unique personalities combined with impeccable musicianship and decades of award-winning songs are sure to create a show full of unforgettable moments.
With a six-decade career and 200 plus albums, Willie Nelson is the creative genius behind the historic recordings of “Crazy”, “Red Headed Stranger” and “Stardust.” He has earned every conceivable award as a musician and amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor and activist. Heroes, his 2012 release and first album for Legacy Recordings, spent five weeks at #1 on the Americana Radio Chart. His book, Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die, landed in the Top 10 on The New York T... [Read More]
Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas Is Coming To Jacksonville
Jacksonville Fl - Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas will be coming to Jacksonville for a Guest Appearance and Special DJ set on Monday, March 24 at Suite at the St. Johns Town Center. Admission starts off at just $10 and doors open at 9pm.
About Taboo: He's a multi platinum American hip hop artist & member of the Black Eyed Peas; singer, rapper, dancer, actor, DJ, author, designer as well as a devoted husband & loving father to 3 sons.
Tickets are on sale now at http://bit.ly/Oe206z... [Read More]
The Head and the Heart Coming to the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL--(Tuesday, February 18, 2014) — Indie Folk artist The Head and The Heart will perform at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Thursday, May 8 at 8:00PM.
Leaving a variety of day jobs and academic pursuits, The Head and the Heart came together in the summer of 2009, during frequent visits to the open mic night at Conor Byrne in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood. California-transplant Josiah Johnson and Virginia-native Jonathan Russell formed the core songwriting partnership, quickly adding keyboardist Kenny Hensley to the mix. The luminous Charity Rose Thielen, violin and vocals, had just returned from a year of studying and playing music in Paris. Drummer Tyler Williams cold left a successful band in Virginia after Jon sent him the demo of “Down in the Valley,” relocating across states to be a part of this. Finally, Chris Zasche, was bartending at Conor Byrne and mentioned one day that he’d be happy to play bass for the nascent band. It all felt right: The Head and the Heart was born. The band entered Seattle’s Studio Litho in early 2010 to record these songs that had been kicking and twisting in the catalytic development of their live show. Recorded by Shawn Simmons at Studio Litho and Steven Agui... [Read More]
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Wine Event Sunday Nov 10th
Jacksonville Fl - Join us for the Grape Escape, the ultimate wine tasting experience presented by Premier Beverage Company. Proceeds benefit the CHILD Cancer Fund – a local non-profit organization that helps children and their families through the challenges of childhood cancer. The inaugural Honorary Chair is Susan B. Towler – Vice President, Florida Blue Foundation.
The Grand Tasting will be hosted by Ovinte at the St. Johns Town Center and feature wine selections curated by world renowned Master Sommelier Andrew McNamera. View him on a WJCT Segment explaining the process of choosing the best wine.
General Admission $60
3pm to 6pm
General Admission includes: Souvenir wine glass Access to wine courtyard for food and wine tastings
VIP Admission $120
2pm to 6pm
VIP Admission includes: One hour early admission Souvenir wine glass Access to Ovinte for Food and Exclusive Luxury Wine Tastings Access to wine courtyard for additional food and wine tastings
10/24 - 10/27 - Events This Weekend - The Best of the Best
There are lots of events happening around Jacksonville this weekend. Heres our top picks.
Cocktails for a Cause Happy Hour
Times: 6:30p – 8:30p
Location: Sheraton Jacksonville
Ladies Night @ Taste Food Studio
Times: 10:00p – 2:00a - Open Bar for ladies 10-12
Location: Taste Food Studio in Tinseltown
Times: 10:00p – 2:00a
Location: Whisky River
70s/80s Halloween Bash benefiting Girl Scouts of Gateway Council
Times: 7:00p – 11:00p
Location: University Club Downtown Jacksonville
2nd Annual Blue Ball
Times: 10:00p – 2:00a
Location Shim Sham Room
Walk of the Dead Bar Crawl
Times 9:00p – 2:00a - Registration: 8:00p – 11:00p
Trike – A – Thon benefitting St. Jude
Times: 2:00p – 5:00p
Location: T’s Learning Center – 11761 Beach Blvd
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Cocktails For A Cause on October 24th
A Happy Hour event that promotes drinking for a good cause. There will be an adult pink lemonade stand selling $5 glasses of adult pink lemonade which will be donated directly to Making Strides against Breast Cancer.
Complimentary Hors d'œuvres donated by the Sheraton Hotel served from 6p-7p. There is an awesome raffle featuring gift cards From Whiskey River, Suite, Sheraton Hotel, ABC Liquor, Royal Glam, Total Wine, Salon 2021- Sheeka Renee. Tickets are: $1 for 1 or $5 for 6 This is a great networking opportunity,so bring your business cards. Attire will be casual/business casual. Some people may come from directly from work. The Sheraton's full bar will be open for those who would like an alternative beverage. The event will be held at the Sheraton on Deerwood Park Blvd from 5:30 - 8:30 pm on Thursday October 24th 2013... [Read More]
New Weekly Boating Blog
Welcome to the Lisa the Boatanista blog
So many waterways, so little time.
For most of my professional life, I struggled to find a workable balance between the demands of career and simply wanting to be out on my boat.
What’s a girl to do?
For years, as a sales executive for BellSouth, I would make business trips across Florida while hauling a boat and trailer. My job required me to spend many hours inside office buildings and conference rooms but my passion was to be outside those four walls, basking in the sun, out on the water.
Balancing work and recreation was often an exercise in frustration. My life could certainly be summed up in the common lament of many career people: I was working to live and not living to work. But early retirement was no long-term solution. Owning a boat is not much fun if you cannot afford gas.
Certainly, there had to be a way to make a living doing something I love, something involving water and boats and the great outdoors.
Unfortunately for me, though I am the daughter of two professional skiers, I am beyond the age when Cypress Gardens might be calling for a new star performer.
But I found another career opportunit... [Read More]
Events This Weekend - The Best of the Best
Ladies Night - Every Thursday @ Taste - Tinseltown Location: Tase Food Studio in Tinseltown Time 9-close Ladies Drink Free from 10-12
Southern Womans Show - All Weekend Location: Prime Osborne Four days of shopping, fashion shows, celebrity appearances, food sampling, pampering and more
North Beach Art Walk Location: North Beaches Town Center - Neptune Beach Time 5-9 Local art, food and entertainers will be at every block. come out and enjoy the great weather and awesome local art
Chive Party @ Whisky River Location: Whisky River Time 9-close Wear Chive gear for a free drink; there will be a raffle, live dj and much more
Best Buddies Casino Night - Bet On Friendship Location: Sawgrass Marriott Time 9-close Hors D' Vors, Raffle, Silent Auction, Casion Games, Open Bar Benefitting Best Buddies
The Lumineers With Dr. Dog & Nathaniel Rateliff Location: St Augustine Ampitheatre Time Gates: 5:45 Show Starts 6:45
Monster Mash Dash 5k Location: Jax Fairgrounds Time 6mp
Susan G Kohmen - Run For The Cure Location: Metro Park Time 6am-11am
5th Annual Fish & Chips Billfish Tour... [Read More]
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