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    New Video Game Bar and Lounge Now Open at The Jacksonville Landing




    Jacksonville's first game bar is now open! They have PC games, console games, arcade cabinets, and tabletop games.

    Play a few games and enjoy the covered patio with a full bar right on the riverfront in downtown Jacksonville! They have craft cocktails, craft beers, and unique gaming inspired food - All right on the river in downtown Jacksonville.

    They are located on the river walk in Chicago Pizza at the Jacksonville Landing (they share the same door as Chicago Pizza).

    GLHF is intended for adults and maintains an adult atmosphere. With that being said, well behaved minors accompanied by an adult are allowed before 10pm. Select events will be all ages. They are open weekdays from 5pm - 2am and Saturday and Sunday from 11am - 2am.

    Telephone:   (904) 619-7048

    Email:          glhfgamebar@gmail.com

    Website:       www.glhfgamebar.com

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    Night to Shine is back!




    On Friday, February 10, 2017 from 6-9PM at The Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena The Tim Tebow Foundation is sponsoring Night to Shine. Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs, ages 16 and older. Hundreds of people with special needs will be invited to enjoy this incredible night as a part of a worldwide movement that will celebrate thousands of honored guests simultaneously on one night in all 50 states and 9 countries. Night to Shine celebrates the uniqueness of each individual guest by providing an unforgettable night where they are welcomed, valued and loved! Hundreds of volunteers are needed to create this amazing event, jobs include cheering on guests as they walk down the red carpet and being a buddy to one of the guests.

    Every guest of Night to Shine enters this complimentary event on a red carpet complete with a warm welcome from a friendly paparazzi and crowd. Once inside, guests receive the royal treatment, including hair and makeup stations, corsages and boutonnieres, a karaoke room, and, of course, dancing!

    “When I was at one of the proms last year, a beautifully dressed queen of the prom was hugging me when the girl’s mom leaned over and whi...   [Read More]




    The Jaguars plan to hire interim head coach Doug Marrone




    The Jaguars are planning to hire interim head coach Doug Marrone as the team’s permanent coach, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports.

    Marrone, 52, joined the Jaguars in 2014 as assistant head coach and offensive line coach after two seasons as the head coach of the Bills. Marrone went 9–7 in his final season in Buffalo before taking advantage of a clause in his contract that allowed him leave the team and still to collect his full 2015 salary while working for another team. 

    The Jaguars fired head coach Gus Bradley with two games left this year after four seasons in charge. Marrone was then installed as the interim head coach. 

    Marrone’s first head coaching job came with Syracuse, his alma mater, in 2009. He stayed with the Orange until 2012, compiling a 25–25 record. 

    The Jaguars also reportedly interviewed Tom Coughlin, Harold Goodwin, Mike Smith, Kyle Shanahan and Josh McDaniels.

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    Jacksonville Beach City Government Proposing To Cancel All Future Festivals In Jax Beach




    If you spent time enjoying any of the beautiful community festivals in 2016 at the Seawalk Pavilion in Jacksonville Beach, you might want to listen up. It seems as though a certain part of the community isn’t getting down with the new wave of festivals — and they are actively seeking to shut them down.

    If you live at the Beaches or just love the festivals, we urge you to go to tonight’s 6 p.m. city council meeting, as they are discussing the future of these festivals … and the word is they are on the chopping block.

    Without these events, local businesses, vendors, musicians, sound engineers, production companies, talent buyers and more will lose work. Apart from that, the Beaches community will lose a huge piece of our culture that brings people together and showcases music, arts and businesses.

    Additionally, most of the festivals have a huge charity component. The 2016 Beaches Oktoberfest raised over $30,000 for local charities including a $20,000 contribution to Communities In Schools. The Beaches Oktoberfest also featured a Beach Clean Up which helped clean over 8 miles of coast line and dispose of over 35,000 cigarette butts after the decades most devastating hurricane. 

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    Downtown Jacksonville New Year's Eve Celebration




    Say goodbye to 2016 and ring in the New Year with a spectacular fireworks display over the St. Johns River. Make your way down to the waterfront with friends or family before midnight to snag a great seat for the festivities. 

    Fireworks

    This year fireworks will be launched from a barge on the St. Johns River between the Hyatt and Double Tree hotels and high above the St. Johns River from the Acosta Bridge. These locations are able to be viewed from both the North and South banks in Downtown Jacksonville in addition to viewing from Brooklyn and under the Fuller Warren Bridge where the Riverside Arts Market is held. The firework audio can be heard from Friendship Fountain, The Jacksonville Landing and the Northbank Riverwalk in front of the CSX and Times Union Performing Arts Center buildings. Food vendors will be available at Friendship Fountain, Hogan and Pearl Streets by the riverwalk, and under the Fuller Warren Bridge in Riverside.

    Best Viewing Locations:

    The Jacksonville Landing

    River City Brewing Company

    JTA Skyway

    The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) is excited to provide complimentary transportation via the Skyway for the City’s New Year’s Eve festivities and the TaxSlayer Bowl.&...   [Read More]



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    Rodney Atkins at Mavericks Recap




    Jacksonville FL - On January 25, 2014, Mavericks hosted Rodney Atkins who performed in front of lots of his fans. Braving the cold weather, many people came out to see this performer. Before the country singer went on to perform, two opening acts took the stage to get the crowd warmed up:  Rose Falcon and Frankie Ballad. 

           

    Each of them was great in their performances. Frankie Ballad got the crowd going with his hits, “Bunch of Girls” and his newest song “Helluva Ride”. Frankie also played a cover of John Mellencamp’s song “Ain’t That America”.  Personally, I liked his music; he had some great songs and was no stranger to Mavericks as he performed there last year. He also has a new album that will be released next month.  As for Rose Falcon, she is new to country music and is also Rodney Atkins’ wife.  An interesting fact is that if you were an Inspector Gadget movie fan back in 2003, she played a song for the second Inspector Gadget movie. That was the first time she was introduced as a pop singer. Now that she’s a country singer and starting over, it seems she’s ready for a country music career.

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    Jack Johnson is coming to St. Augustine




    St. Augustine, FL (January 27, 2014) – Jack Johnson announced a summer headline tour in support of his sixth studio album, From Here To Now To You, which debuted #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, Johnson's fourth chart topping album to date. The tour will make its only Florida appearance at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 with special guest ALO.

     

    The public on-sale will be this Friday, January 31 at 10 AM. There are a maximum of 4 tickets per household on this event. No Ticket Transfers are available on this show. This show will be paperless entry for all Standing Pit, 100 and 200 sections and will require the credit card used to purchase the tickets for entry. This show will have a seated general admission 300 section.

      

    Jack Johnson's From Here To Now To You tour continues to pave the way in green touring practices and community engagement initiatives. Greening actions include fueling tour vehicles with sustainable biodiesel, offering eco-friendly tour merchandise, sourcing local food from local farms, and promoting ride share programs and mass transit in addition to engaging venues and fans to eliminate single-use plastics, recycle, use water refill stations and...   [Read More]




    Darius Rucker with Eli Young Band and Corey Smith Coming To St. Augustine




    St. Augustine, FL (January 20, 2014) –Darius Rucker returns to perform at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre with Eli Young Band and Corey Smith on Saturday, April 19, 2014. Darius Rucker previously performed at the Amphitheatre on October 29, 2010.

    Rucker, who first attained multi-platinum status as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of Hootie & the Blowfish, wrote ten of the twelve tracks on True Believers - ranging from his current single, the feel-good, sing-along, "Radio" to the sophisticated narrative of "Shine." He expresses special pride in the raw and realistic sentiments of songs like "Miss You" and "I Will Love You Still," a duet with young powerhouse vocalist Mallary Hope.

    The two songs Rucker didn't have a hand in writing are both major events of their own. "Love Without You" features Sheryl Crow, with whom Rucker had wanted to record ever since they sang together at a VH1 function almost twenty years ago. For his version of the popular Old Crow Medicine Show song "Wagon Wheel," initially based on a sketch by Bob Dylan, Rucker, never expecting them to say yes, invited his tour partners and Capitol Records labelmates Lady Antebellum into the studio. When they came...   [Read More]




    New Lounge - The Volstead Opens Downtown




    The Volstead joins Downtown Jacksonville right in time for 2014. Indulge in decadent bourbon, whiskey, and scotch on the top shelf, and try their classic cocktails made with a unique twist. Great drinks start with great ingredients, and aren’t we glad that we aren’t faced with the challenges that Prohibition brought to this nation.

    “The Volstead” gets its name from The Volstead Act, which enacted Prohibition in the United States in late 1919. The act was later repealed in 1933, but the era would forever leave its mark on history. Some of histories most colorful personalities were players in bootlegging operations, and to this day bars still carry on the tradition.

    Jacksonville Florida pre-prohibition was a beautiful, bustling city where people came to achieve their dreams; designed to be the original site of Hollywood where the stars and starlets of the era came to spend their time.

    As the decade progressed the nation fell on hard times, Congressman Andrew Volstead chalked up the bill to eradicate the production and sale of liquor throughout the United States. As liquor became more scarece, people became craftier in finding ways to get hooch into the country. Due to the prime waterfront ...   [Read More]




    Dave Matthews Band Coming To Jacksonville




    Jacksonville Fl - The Dave Matthews Band will be preforming in Jacksonville on July 15th 2014. Presales go on sale February 7th. 

    In 2013, Rolling Stone put Dave Matthews Band on its list of the “50 Greatest Live Acts Right Now,” observing, “Two decades in, DMB still know how to surprise their fans.” The group’s 2014 North American summer tour may be its most surprising yet.

    “A Very Special Evening with Dave Matthews Band” will feature the group delivering two sets per evening, performing songs from throughout its career. Dave Matthews Band will wind through numerous configurations – from electric to acoustic, from full-throttle numbers featuring the entire band to more intimate moments featuring small groups of band members – including a stripped-down pairing of Matthews with guitarist Tim Reynolds, performing as an acoustic duo, as they occasionally do when the band is off the road. A variety of guests will join the band throughout the summer.

    "I was talking to Carter about how much I still like just sitting around playing music together. It's how we started – in the basements of Carter's and my mom'...   [Read More]



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    Record Setting Gator Killed In Mississippi




    Vicksburg Ms - Dustin Brockman of Vicksburg, Miss., ventured with his brother and friend into the Mississippi River by motorboat early Saturday night and emerged with a 727-pound record breaker that was 13 feet, 4.5 inches long.Previous record setting weight was 697.5 pounds. The massive gator took over 2 hours to catch - "We chased him for about two hours", Brockman said. "Then we got a shot on him." They plan on eating the meat and using the skin for a new gun strap. They also plan on getting the massive head mounted. ...   [Read More]




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    Man Bitten By Alligator




    Lake City Fl - Yesterday while repairing his dock, James Tennant, 44, was bitten by a alligator. The Attack happened just after 3pm in about 4 ft of water. James was bitten on his calf and was taken to UF Shands where he under went surgery. Since the attack, FWC issued a permit to a trapper who has since trapped the gator. The alligator turned out to be a little over 8 ft long and weighed in at 150 lbs. It was caught Thursday night and euthanized.We wish James the best with his recovery. Just a reminder, please do not feed alligators or tantalize them. These un-natural human behaviors can turn normal alligators into nuisance alligators which are relocated and sometimes put down. ...   [Read More]




    10 Fun Beach Activities to Keep You Fit and Active This Summer!




    Jacksonville Fl - Summer is almost over and our fitness partner LA Fitness shared this awesome article with us about ways to have fun while still getting fit at the beach. It is time to make your beach outings more fun-and fit-this summer! Adding some activities to your beach days will have you soaking up rays from that beautiful summertime orb in the sky, all while burning some extra calories.

     

    In fact, some of the high-intensity activities are not only fun, they can provide an incredible workout, too!   So get off of your beach towel and grab your friends this summer because it is time to have FUN and stay FIT! To get you warmed up, we will start with some moderate-intensity activities that are perfect for fun in the sun and burning some extra calories. After that, we will give you some higher intensity options that will have you sweating and feeling invigorated at your favorite summertime beaches.   All of the calorie totals are for the following activities are based on 150 pound person doing the specified activity for 1 hour. They are only estimates and are provided to give you a general idea of the calories burned while performing the listed activity.   Sun Bathing - 68 calories/hour - This is only 7 more calories per ...   [Read More]



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