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Zoso, The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience, Will Perform At The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall June 8th
The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall proudly announces that Zoso, the Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience, will perform on Thursday, June 8, 2017. Zoso last performed at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on June 23, 2016.
If you missed Led Zeppelin live in the 1970s or are looking to relive the “Hammer of the Gods” phenomenon, you must experience what the St. Petersburg Times calls “the most exacting of the Zeppelin tribute bands in existence.” Zoso – The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience formed in 1995 to perform the most accurate and captivating Led Zeppelin live show since the real thing. For Zoso, it’s much more than just being a tribute. It’s about touching a golden era in music. Zoso embodies Page, Plant, Bonham and Jones in their spirit, tightly-wound talent and authenticity.
Each band member has been carefully selected to portray both the appearance and playing styles of their Led Zeppelin counterparts. In 18 successful years of touring, they have perfected their art. As one of the longest tenured Zeppelin tributes, Zoso’s 2,400 live shows around the world, including a slot at Bonnaroo in 2003, have established them as ... [Read More]
The Beaches Freedom Festival Will Be Held At The Seawalk Pavilion On July 15th
North Florida's Largest Summer Festival of the year held in Jacksonville Beach at the Seawalk Pavilion on Saturday July 15th from noon-10pm. The Beaches Freedom Festival –will be a family friendly festival featuring BBQ, Music & All Things American .
Enjoy BBQ and other delicious foods from over 10 of the area's top food trucks, along with live music, a beer garden, kid zone, arts and crafts vendors and more.
Enjoy VIP access and a official 2017 commemorative cup at this years festival by registering for a complimentary ticket. The festival is free and open to the public but best enjoyed with a complimentary vip ticket. Get yours by visiting BeachesFreedomFest.com
The Beaches Freedom Festival festival will benefit multiple Veteran Organizations here on the First Coast! The Festival hours are from Noon-10pm.The Jacksonville Beach Seawalk Pavilion is located at 1st St N, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250. Hope to see you there.... [Read More]
Volcano Bay Is Now Open At Universal Studios Orlando
Universal Studios Orlando opened it’s third amazing theme park on Thursday to huge crowds. Named Volcano Bay, it has 18 incredible attractions and is just steps away from Universal Orlando's other world class theme parks.
Volcano Bay is a next generation waterpark thanks to its rides and reservation system. Guests at the park utilize incredible technology that enhances their experience while on the rides and on your feet. When you arrive at the park, guests received waterproof TapuTapu bands that allow them to reserve their rides. These bands are worn while at the park. Designed specifically and exclusively for use in Universal’s water theme park, TapuTapu will make the guest experience throughout the entire park fun-filled and hassle-free.
At the heart of the island stands Krakatau™, the mighty Fire and Water Volcano. Towering 200 feet above the tropical landscape, Krakatau™ streams waterfalls during the day and fiery lava effects at night. Inside the cavernous volcano, the Waturi people dare you to brave a variety of heart-pounding water slides.
The flagship attraction of Volcano Bay, the Krakatau Aqua Coaster has a four-person canoe that launches up and shoots down hills and rockets through ... [Read More]
Jacksonville National Cemetery Volunteers Are Placing Thousands Of American Flags On Graves For The Memorial Day Observance.
Thousands of American flags are being placed on graves at the Jacksonville National Cemetery to honor fallen members of the armed forces. The headstones are in formation marking the final resting places for men and women who served in the U.S. armed forces.
According to official records. The cemetery near the northern border of Duval County grows by nearly 50 new gravesites each week, adding to the 12,500 veterans who have been buried there since the first burial in 2009. Every year, people from all over our area head to the cemetery on the Northside and plant flags at each and grave to make sure the fallen aren't forgotten.
Volunteers do this every year for Memorial Day and then again at Christmas, when they place wreaths at every headstone. There is a group of volunteers called the Jacksonville Ladies who have been there from the start. They offer condolences to loved ones when they are present and stand as silent witnesses to honor the deceased when no one else is there.
The “Jacksonville Ladies” started meeting in November 2008 and were present for the first interments that began on January 7, 2009. This non-profit Volunteer program shadows the Arlington Ladies, a Volunteer group of military w... [Read More]
Hyperion Brewing Company Is Now Open
Hyperion Brewing Company held its grand opening at their new location on Main Street in Historic Springfield last Friday with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
The Owner and CEO Alexandra McKeown said they originally looked at Murray Hill and Springfield because they were not served by a brewery and ended up choosing the Springfield area. She said that the company’s business model would focus on being a local community gathering place.
Along with Ms. McKeown at the opening were co-owners and investors Steve & Sheree Schussman, City Councilman Reggie Gaffney and Springfield Preservation and Revitalization Executive Director Christina Parrish-Stone.
Hyperion will be Jacksonville’s first nano-brewery, a brewery making smaller batches of craft beer . She said that the brewery will produce small batches that will allow them to serve a high variety and wanted the customers to dictate what they wanted brewed. Visit them at 1740 Main Street North.... [Read More]
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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]
Weezer Coming to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre
St. Augustine, FL (February 17, 2014) – Rock band Weezer is set to perform at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Friday, June 6, 2014. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, February 21 at 10am.
Their debut album Weezer (aka “The Blue Album”), producer by Ric Ocasek, has been certified triple platinum in the United States, and remains the band’s all-time best seller. Upon completing the record, Weezer went on hiatus temporarily as Cuomo studied at Harvard. With help from the Spike Jonze-directed video, the single "Undone (The Sweater Song)" became a hit in the fall of 1994. But by the time the album's final single, "Say It Ain't So," was released in the summer of 1995, the group had gone on hiatus once again, with Cuomo returning to Harvard.
1996 saw Weezer's much-awaited second LP, entitled Pinkerton, released. It was quite different from 'Weezer'; the guitars were more gruff, the lyrics were deeper and much more exposed, and the band's talent and style had matured considerably. Weezer released three singles from Pinkerton: "El Scorcho", "The Good Life", and "Pink Triangle". Pinkerton eventually went gold in record sales and has ... [Read More]
Sneak Preview Of Monster Jam Trucks On Thursday, February 20th And Friday, February 21st
Jacksonville Fl - MONSTER JAM makes its return to Jacksonville when the annual motor sports spectacle drives into EverBank Stadium on Saturday, February 22nd. You can catch many of the trucks appearing in the event at many local businesses listed below. They will be displayed around North Florida on Thursday, February 20th and Friday, February 21st. All displays are free and open to the public. Truck Displays: Thursday, February 20th Dairy Queen 2784 Sadler Rd. Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 Thursday 2/20 3pm-7pm Grave Digger The Legend Adventure Landing 1944 Beach Blvd (U.S. 90) Jacksonville, FL 32250 Thursday 2/20 5pm-9pm Monster Mutt Dalmatian Bozard Ford 540 Prime Outlet Blvd. St. Augustine, FL 32084 Thursday 2/20 4pm-8pm Max D AutoNation Ford 7700 Blanding Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32244 Thursday 2/20 3pm-7pm Stone Crusher Walt Live Oak Ford 1109 Ohio Ave. N. Live Oak, FL 32064 Thursday 2/20 3pm-7pm Gunslinger Friday, February 21st Metro PCS 8102 Blanding Blvd STE 16 Jacksonville, FL 32244 Friday 2/21 ... [Read More]
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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]
904 Happy Hour Website Gets Revamp
Jacksonvilles favorite entertainment website got a facelift on Thursday, October 17th. Over the past month, lead designer Shawn Jasmin worked late nights to complete the technical & time consuming project. Shawn has a extensive background in webdesign but this website tested his skills.
The new website still features all of your old favorites like the where to go section where you can browse bars and venues to see their specials. The website will be undergoing updates through the coming weeks to all venues to display the most accurate specials. The new website will focus more on localized articles, info and events to keep everyone in the North Florida region up to date.
The original website, founded in 2011 was created by founder Charles Wagoner. After much deliberation and technical consultation, Charles decided it was time to give 904 Happy Hour the "revamp" that would change everything. "The new website integrates everything we could think of that a user would want to know about a specific area or region. The new website also gives restaurants, concert halls and really any business looking to increase their market share and capital the availability to update their own profiles and share... [Read More]
Mama Mia Is Back In Jacksonville
MAMMA MIA! is the ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill. Now it’s your turn to have the time of your life at this smash-hit musical that combines ABBA’s greatest hits, including “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.,” “Super Trouper,” “Take A Chance on Me” and “The Winner Takes It All,” with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship.
Whether it’s your first visit or your fourteenth, see the show that has the whole world coming back for more, because every time feels like the first time at MAMMA MIA!.
Event Dates & Times:
Friday, October 18 – 8:00pm
Saturday, October 19 – 2:00pm & 8:00pm
For tickets and more information, visit artistseriesjax.org.... [Read More]
Jacksonville Beach Getting Massive Celtic Festival November 16th
Join us for upbeat music, lively dancing, rugged Highland games, and cuisine of the colorful Celtic culture. Vendors include a variety of traditional Celtic food, beer and memorabilia. Entertainment includes internationally known musical groups, local fife and drum corps, Irish and Scottish dancers and Kid's Zone.
The festival gates open on November 16th at 11 a.m. with the opening ceremony at 12 noon. Performer Lineup(Main Pavilion Stage): 12 p.m. Spade McQuade 1:15 p.m. Fear Buile 2:30 p.m. The Gothard Sisters 3:45 p.m. Colm Kirwan 5:00 p.m. The Willis Clan 6:15 p.m. Searson 7:30 p.m. Rathkeltair 8:45 p.m. Enter the Haggis The Pipers, Scottish and Irish Dancers will perform 15 minute sets between bands on the Pavilion Stage. The Highland Games and Rugby exhibition will take place on the beach between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
The Scottish Highland Games are Sponsored by the Northeast Florida Highland Games! Sign up and Registration will be on the beach (1p-4p). Caber Tossing, Stone Throwing, Weight for Distance, Hammer Throw and Tug of War. You can also pre-register on our web site: www.jaxcelticfest.com... [Read More]
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