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    Miami Grill Will Celebrate Its Entrance Into Jacksonville With A Grand Opening Day On November 18


    Miami Grill is opening its first North Florida location in Jacksonville at  9575 N. Regency Blvd. and is holding a Grand Opening for the public on Saturday.

    On Nov. 17, a private ribbon cutting will be held for city officials and invited guests. On Nov. 18, guests can enjoy family activities, a live DJ, free face painting, menu sampling, door prizes and a chance to win a year of cheesesteaks.

    This location offers guests a diverse menu featuring signature items such as Philly Cheesesteaks, Wings, and Gyros as well as antibiotic and hormone free Angus Steak Burgers, Grilled Fish, and delicious Salads.  The restaurant will also offer a Latin menu and Beer and Wine.  It’s all served up with excellent customer service, high-quality ingredients and a South Beach vibe. Miami Grill will have online ordering available as well as offer delivery with UberEATS.  Guests will also be able to enjoy Chef Inspired Catering of their favorite menu items.

    “We’re excited to expand the brand to the Jacksonville market,” says Robert Haar, Vice President of Franchise Development at Miami Grill. “The expansion of Miami Grill is crucial to our overall success and we look forward to dev...   [Read More]

    Moe’s Southwest Grill , Located At 4710 Town Center Parkway Is Opening Tomorrow

    Moe’s Southwest Grill , located at 4710 Town Center Parkway is opening in The Strand at the Town Center. The restaurant will join more than a dozen Moe’s locations in the Jacksonville area.

    On Nov. 16, Moe's is giving away free burritos for a year to the first 50 fans in line. The prize entitles each winner to one burrito per week for a year at that location. From Nov. 16 to Nov. 19, Moe's will also offer free burritos for a year to 50 random guests at the drive-thru. on Friday, Nov. 17, the restaurant will offer $5 burritos for all guests. The 2760-square-foot restaurant will be open 11 am to 10 p.m.

    With more than 20 incredibly fresh ingredients like all-natural chicken, grass-fed steak and organic tofu to create one-of-a-kind meals, Moe's has everyone covered, from meat lovers to tree huggers to vegetarians and flexitarians. While we are best known for our awesome burritos, our menu also features kids', vegetarian and low-calorie options - all served with free chips and salsa.

    The Jacksonville Moe’s restaurant is owned by franchisee partners Steve Foss, Brad Chasteen and Darryl Nagao who own and operate 32 additional locations throughout Florida, Virginia, Maryland and District of Colu...   [Read More]

    Willie Nelson And Family Return To The St. Augustine Amphitheatre

    The St. Augustine Amphitheatre proudly announces the return of Country music legend Willie Nelson & Family and special guest Los Lonely Boys on Sunday, February 18, 2018. Tickets for Willie Nelson & Family with special guest Los Lonely Boys will go on sale this Friday, November 17 at 10 a.m.

    With a six-decade career and 200 plus albums, this iconic Texan is the creative genius behind the historic recordings of Crazy, Red Headed Stranger, and Stardust. Willie Nelson has earned every conceivable award as a musician and amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor, and activist. He continues to thrive as a relevant and progressive musical and cultural force. In the last five years alone he delivered 10 new album releases, released a Top 10 New York Times’ bestsellers book, again headlined Farm Aid, an event he co-founded in 1985, received his 5th degree black belt in Gong Kwon Yu Sul, headlined the last three years of the on-going Luck Reunion food and music festival at his ranch in Luck, TX during SXSW, announced the launch of his cannabis company Willie’s Reserve, and graced the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. In 2015, Nelson added two more titles, It’s A Long Story: My Life, the unvarnished and complete story of Willie, hit bookshe...   [Read More]

    Clydesdales Coming to Jacksonville Brewery November 14 - November 26, 2017

    Don't miss a visit from the World Famous Budweiser Clydesdale at our Jacksonville Brewery from November 14 - November 26.

    Line Up of Events

    11/14 Prep Day

    11/15-11/16 Stable Viewing, Camera Day Hours 5-7 pm

    11/17 Stable Viewing

    11/18 Brewery Open House, Full Hitch 12-2 pm

    11/19 Full Hitch 12-2 pm

    11/20-11/21 Stable Viewing

    11/22 Full Hitch 12-2 pm

    11/23 Full Hitch at Pete’s Bar in Neptune Beach

    11/24-11/26 Full Hitch 12-2 pm

    The brewery is located at: 

    111 Busch Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32218 

    Phone: (904) 696-8373

    ...   [Read More]


    When Red, White & Brew Freedom Run organizers began planning for the launch of Florida’s largest freedom run earlier this year, they never dreamed how involved the community would become to assist local veteran’s charities. 

    Ultimate Racing, Inc., a race management company based in Saint Augustine, and 904 Happy Hour out of Jacksonville joined forces to bring a patriotic run to the area that would benefit area veteran’s charities. With the partnership of the Riverside Arts Market, many volunteers and a host of sponsors, the community came out in force to support K9’s for Warriors and Warfighters in Arms. 

     This year, organizers donated a total of $5,000 to the 2 charities, which will help them provide service to North Florida area veterans. Warfighters in Arms is a volunteer-led group that helps vets transition to civilian life by offering employment, support, guidance, and encouragement. K9’s for Warriors provides service canines to vets suffering from PTSD and more for service members after 9.11. 

    Sal Palmieri, US Army veteran and owner of Ultimate Racing said he was pleased they were able to offer a sizeable donation to deserving charities and offered thanks to participa...   [Read More]

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    Brett Eldridge at the Jacksonville Landing Recap

    99.1’s 99 Days of Summer kicked off Thursday with a free concert by Brett Eldridge and 904 Happy Hour was there to see it. Many people packed the Jacksonville Landing Thursday night and couldn’t wait for the rising country artist to perform. Before Brett came on, Natalie Nicole Green and Clark Hill opened up for him. Natalie Nicole Green sang some great songs, and her performance was really great. Clark Hill also did some great songs including a couple of originals. In case you don’t know, Clark Hill performed at the landing at Mavericks where he opened up for Love and Theft. Both of these opening act performances were acoustic sets which I really liked. It’s actually cool to listen to acoustic sets once in a while. 

    After the opening acts, Brett Eldridge came out and the crowd went crazy. His stage presence was beyond what I imagined. Since it was an acoustic performance, he didn’t just sit down with his guitar and perform the whole time.  He reached out to the crowd. He enjoys being able to reach for his fans and having fun. Brett Eldridge is known for his two songs “Don’t Ya” and “Beat of the Music”. His two hit songs got the crowd excited and got them singing back to Brett. If yo...   [Read More]

    Frankie Ballard at Mavericks Recap

    Mavericks at the Landing has had great performers over the past years and this artist really knows how to get the crowd on their feet. On Thursday May 15, Frankie Ballard revisited and headlined this show at Mavericks. The last time Frankie Ballard came to Jacksonville was when he opened up for Rodney Atkins along with Rose Falcon. Frankie Ballard packed the venue and put on a great show for the crowd. This artist is famous for his hit songs “Helluva Life”, “Bunch Of Girls” and “Tell Me You Get Lonely”.

    Frankie put out an EP album in 2011 and has now released his full length album this year. He has a country rock sound and is very interactive with his fans. In the middle of his show, he brought a fan up on stage for her birthday and dedicated his song “Sober Me Up” to her. I believe she got her birthday wish that night! Frankie also played a cover of “Ain’t that America” from John Mellencamp. Frankie is an artist that just doesn’t go out there to please his fans, he also wants his fans to be his friends. When he performed his hit song “Helluva Life” his fans sang it back to him and he was blown away by how many people enjoyed his song. His show overall was full o...   [Read More]

    Bad Religion and Pennywise Coming To The Ampitheatre

    St. Augustine, FL (May 12, 2014) – In 1994, Epitaph Records sponsored Summer Nationals, selling out three days at the Hollywood Palladium. The rising tide of California punk bands were brought together with their swelling legion of fans into one sweaty mass of zeitgeist. The Offspring, having just released the seminal album Smash, lead the way alongside Bad Religion and Pennywise. 

    Those same headliners will join together for the first time since that memorable moment and bring the event across North America. Starting in late July through the end of Summer, the trio, along with other bands on select dates including Stiff Little Fingers and SoCal punk buds The Vandals, will hit the road for Summer Nationals 2014. The Offspring with Bad Religion and  Pennywise will perform at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre Tuesday, August 19. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 30 at 10AM. 

      The Offspring will be performing Smash in its entirety for the first time ever, an album that has sold 12 million copies and  remains the highest selling independent record of all time, plus new and classic songs. Bad Religion, fresh off the surprise success of their acclaimed Christmas Songs album, will pull from...   [Read More]

    Tres De Mayo Bar Crawl This Saturday

    This Saturday is the Tres De Mayo Bar Crawl in Jacksonville Beach. This year is the 2nd Annual event that moved to the beach this year after being held at the Town Center last year. Over 500 participants dressed up in sombreros and other festive themed apparel for the big fiesta last year. 

    The Event is 21 + and costumes are encouraged. This year the participating locations are: 

    Check-in & First Stop: Ritz

    Second Stop: Brix

    Third Stop: Tavern

    Fourth: Blue Water Island Grille

    Fifth Stop: Zeta Brewing

    Sixth Stop Harmonious Monks

    Seventh Stop: Lynch's Irish Pub 

    Final Stop and After Party: The Pier

    Check In Location & Participating Venues: Check in will be at the Ritz from 5-8pm; Event specials run from 5-10pm 

    Tickets: Online $10, Day of $15 - Tickets can be purchased by visiting this link: Tickets

    ...   [Read More]

    Easter Keg Hunt Saturday

    This Saturday, one of Jacksonville's Most popular event is back by popular demand. The Easter Keg Hunt is fun-filled but limited in size so make sure to sign your team up quickly! At this scavenger hunt teams will travel all over Jacksonville to find the Easter Kegs.

    Easter Kegs are not normal kegs. They are painted kegs that are hidden all over town and are found by teams solving clues. The first team to find all the kegs including the Golden Keg will win the Easter Keg Hunt.

    Winning team wins Beer For A Year. 2nd and 3rd place teams also receive runner up prizes. Costumes are encouraged. "Best Team Name" and "Best Dressed Team" also receive prizes. All teams must have a designated driver.

    The event headquarters will be at Nippers Beach Grille in Jacksonville Beach. Registration will take place from 9:00-10:30 AM. Brunch and Bar will be available. Scavenger hunt will begin at 10:30 am. Course will aprox. take 2-3 hours. Award ceremony and post race festivities will be between noon and 3pm

    Sign up at

    ...   [Read More]

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    Simple Tips To Help New Boaters

    Taking the helm of a boat is not so complicated. In fact, it might be too simple. It is not unusual to find someone sitting in the captain’s chair who doesn’t know the difference between port and starboard, bow and stern. But knowing a few common rules of the waterways not only helps a skipper feel more confident and competent at the helm, it is a matter of safety.

    Just as there are signs and markers along roadways for auto traffic, there are also signs along our waterways, such as buoys, markers and lights.

    For boaters, a few simple rules go a long way. When it comes to identifying the safest route, markers and buoys are used to identify the location of the channel. The buoys are distinguished by two features. The red buoys and markers are pointed at the top and only use even numbers. The green buoys and markers are square and only use odd numbers.

    Three ways to identify a marker or buoy: color, shape and number.

    Here is a good way to remember which side of a buoy or marker your boat should be on: When going from a larger body of water to a smaller one – typically “up river” and toward the source – a helpful reminder is: Red Right = Return.

    That m...   [Read More]

    Snow Shark Sighting - 3 Brothers Build Massive Snow Shark

    Three brothers, from left, Connor, Trevor and Austin Bartz built this 16 foot high snow shark in the front yard of their New Brighton, Minn. home, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. It took them around 95 hours of work and they gathered the snow from houses in their neighborhood.

    The New Brighton, Minn. teens are no strangers to large-scale snow sculptures — in fact, it's become an annual tradition. In 2011 they made a giant puffer fish, and in 2012 a snow walrus made its home on their front lawn. 

    ...   [Read More]

    Yachty Gras Boat Parade Scheduled For January 31st

    The St Johns River is normally quiet this time of year, however, 2014 will be different with a brand new event, called Yachty Gras. Downtown will have decorated boats for the first time ever, with The Yachty Gras Boat parade and celebration starting at 7 p.m. Friday, January 31st. Come Join the Jacksonville Sail and Power Squadron for a lighted boat parade on the St. Johns River where captains and crews will showcase their vessels decorated with lights and beads in true Mardi Gras fashion.

    The evening will conclude with a spectacular fireworks display over our majestic river! Lisa Almeida, The owner of The Freedom Boat Club says, “The boaters love to do these kinds of events because it is a great for families, and the community. It can bring people of all ages together downtown, and it showcases our beautiful river and gives us a chance to celebrate The St. Johns. The Mardi Gras-themed parade sets sail from Metropolitan Park, and it will travel in front of the Hyatt, and pass along the Jacksonville Landing.

    The participating vessels will make two laps of the route. The Yachty Gras parade will begin at Metropolitan Park, travel along the Northbank past The Jacksonville Landing, to the Acosta Bridge, and will circle to the Southbank...   [Read More]

    Jacksonville Ranked As One Of Heaviest Drinking Cities In America

    Jacksonville Fl - According to a recent study conducted by Sharecare, Jacksonville is ranked in the top 10 heaviest drinking cities for men and women. Some find this poll startling but some find it as getting Jacksonville on the "map". 

    Since the beginning, there has always been alot of drinking in Jacksonville but why so much? The answer lies in the fact that we are such a big city, not by population but by size and there is so little to do - or are there other factors to blame? 

    Until the last few years, people have been separated by rivers, the ditch at the beach & the lack of interest to drive to another area of town to find something to do. New campaigns have been sparking the interest of locals to travel out of their neighborhood to try something new causing this trend to change.

    Top 10 Heaviest Drinking Cities For Men

    1. Knoxville, TN 2. Louisville, KY 3. Greenville, SC 4. Oklahoma City, OK 5. Portland, OR 6. Greensboro, NC 7. Jacksonville, FL 8. Las Vegas, NV 9. Cincinnati, OH 10. Nashville, TN


    Top 10 Heaviest Drinking Cities For Women

    1. Memphis, TN 2. Salt Lake City, UT 3. Jacksonville, FL 4. Knoxv...   [Read More]

    Avondale Riverside Night Trolly - New Transportation

    The Jacksonville Transportation Authority launches the Night Trolley in Riverside & Avondale beginning on January 3rd and 4th, 2014. The Night Trolley will run Friday and Saturday nights, from 6:00 pm – 2:00 am, on the first weekend of every month from January through June.

    Riverside Avondale Preservation and area merchants invite Jacksonville to experience a clean, convenient, reliable and low cost public transportation as viable alternative to cars in our neighborhood. The cost is $1.50 for a single ride or $4 for a day pass.  

    The Night Trolley will feature stops throughout the neighborhood residential and commercial districts, hitting 5 Points, Park & King, the Shoppes of Avondale, the Brewery District, Stockton & College, and the St Johns Village area.

    There will be a mobile optimized website available that will show current route locations of the trolleys on the night of the event.

    ...   [Read More]

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