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    Jon Pardi at The Players Military Appreciation Day




    The Players Championship is on the way to the Sawgrass. We are kicking off the week with Military Appreciation Day on Tuesday, March 12th with the Military Appreciation Ceremony to honor the men and women of our armed forces beginning at 5:00 p.m. on the 17 Island Green. The 2019 concert will feature a special performance by country music artist, Jon Pardi. 

    THE PLAYERS is once again proud to continue its policy of providing free or affordable access to the tournament for men and women of the U.S. Armed Services.

    THE PLAYERS provides all career military (active duty, Reserve, military retirees and dependents) with complimentary admission to the tournament all week.

    All military must bring printed vouchers and photo IDs to the Military Tickets trailers located at any of the tournament gates. At the trailers, vouchers will be exchanged for complimentary tournament tickets for career military and dependents. THE PLAYERS also provides veterans the opportunity to purchase up to two (2) discounted tournament tickets at the trailers. Military can enter the tournament through the following gates: Davis Love III, Nicklaus, and Couples. 

     

    Parking is free for everyone Tuesday-Wednesday...   [Read More]




    First Wedensday Art Walk: Mardi Gras Meets Downtown Jax




    This Wedensday, bring your noise makers and meet at the intersection of Independent St. and Laura St. at 5:45 p.m. for a Mardi Gras-inspired procession to the Main Stage in Hemming Park, led by Spice and the Po Boys.

    Headquarters In Hemming Park - Stop by the Main Stage and enjoy live music by Spice and the Po Boys from 6-8 p.m.

    Browse artwork by ABDUL, Artzy Fartzy Petz, The Bead Bowl, Kram Kan Photo, Moonchild Studio, Jumping Jackalopes,Tovah2Creations, Sand Art by Ala, Pranasolcreations, The Turtle Guy and Viktor Lazarev. And don’t miss these vendors and non-profit organizations: AT&T, Neglected Vision, First Coast Rotary, JAX Pack and No More Homeless Pets.

    Kid Zone on Laura Street - Bring the kids to enjoy a magic show by Cross Roads Magic, activities by My Gym, jump-roping by Jump 4 Jax and face-painting by JMarie Art and Life.

    Vagabond Flea @ Hogan St. - Check out this creatively curated market that features local artists, quality makers, upcyclers, vintage and antique sellers, and more on Hogan Street, south of Hemming Park.

     

    ART & CULTURE HIGHLIGHTS 

    Jacksonville Main Library - Enjoy a performance by MJbaker Music. Be sure to view the...   [Read More]




    42nd Annual Gate River Run




    This weekend, Jacksonville will hold its largest 15K race in the United States. The GATE River Run serves as the USA 15K Championship with America’s top Olympic athletes competing for $85,000 in prize money. Last year over 20,000 runners and walkers participated in one of our featured events including the 15K, The Florida Times-Union 5K for Charity, the Junior River Run, and the Brooks Rehabilitation Challenge Mile. 

    This Thursday and Friday, Jacksonville Area (Duval, Clay, St. John’s and Nassau counties) participants must pick up their packets at the Runner’s Expo located at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds. Runners will also have a chance to purchase any last minute accessories for the upcoming race.

    For participants traveling from out of town, there will be packet pickup at the expo on race morning, March 9th from 7:00 AM until 8:00 AM. You can choose to pick up your packet on race morning when registering and pay the $5 fee for day of race pick up. This option is available to out-of-town runners only! Out-of-town runners are defined as runners from outside Duval, Clay, St. Johns and Nassau Counties.

    Runner's Expo

    510 Fairgrounds Place, Jacksonville, FL 32202

     

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    The Players DONNA 5K




    With TPC coming up this month, The Players Donna 5K will be happening this weekend. Presented by Nimnicht Family of Dealerships, The Players Donna 5K is an event to raise funds to finish breast cancer! 

    On Saturday, March 2, 2019, runners and walkers of all levels to experience a last chance, behind-the-scenes 5K route through the beautiful PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass. With a new 2019 course, participants will begin from the new Sawgrass Square near the beautiful TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse, and continue along the cart paths through all back nine holes, passing the world famous island green at 17 as the final preparations for THE PLAYERS Championship are being made.

    Registration is open and all runners will receive a pre and post race Top Golf Tee Party with music, food and beverage. All finishers will receive a commemorative medal and one Free stadium pass to the Players Championship Wedensday, March 13. Race is limited to 1750 participants, this race will sell out!!!

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    Alabama Coming To The St. Augustine Ampitheater




    The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is ready and the first concert of 2019 to held this weekend is Alabama.  

    Alabama changed everything for country music. Since 1980, Alabama has delivered hit after hit, starting with their first Top 20 hit “My Home’s In Alabama.” Since then, Alabama brought country music to the mainstream and from side stage to the main stage by introducing rock style guitars, lights, pyrotechnics and sounds to the country audience.

    It’s the kind of story you read about in books and watch on the big screen at the movies. For the band Alabama, it’s not just a story; it’s their life. It is a classic American tale of rags to riches. From humble beginnings picking cotton in the fields to international stars that went on to sell 73 million albums while changing the face and sound of country music.

    It's been over 40 years since Randy, Jeff and Teddy, left the cotton farms of Fort Payne, Alabama, to spend the summer playing in a Myrtle Beach, South Carolina bar called The Bowery. Having grown up working in the fields, the cousins were no strangers to hard work. They didn’t flinch when it took six long years of working for tips and living hand to mouth playing in the bar.

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    Mark Brunell to be inducted into Pride of the Jaguars This Sunday




     

    Jacksonville Fl - The Jacksonville Jaguars will host their annual Alumni Weekend when they play the Buffalo Bills at 1 p.m. Sunday at EverBank Field. More than 40 former Jaguars players are expected to be on hand, to be introduced on the field before the game and to help honor former quarterback Mark Brunell at halftime when he is inducted into the Pride of the Jaguars.

    “Mark Brunell is a big part of the Jaguars family and the Jacksonville community,” Jaguars Owner Shad Khan said, “and it gives me great pride to join our fans in recognizing Mark and honoring him for his contributions to Jaguars history. And we’re looking forward to welcoming back many of the players who wore the Jaguars uniform in the past. These men helped build this franchise and they helped create a lot of great memories for our fans, so it’ll be a good day of recognizing them as well as honoring Mark.”

    PHOTO COURTESY: RICK WILSON  

    Brunell will join former offensive tackle Tony Boselli (2006), former owners Wayne and Delores Weaver (2011) and running back Fred Taylor (2012) as the fifth member of the Pride of the Jaguars.

    In addition to Brunell, the players expected to make an appearance Sunday include Br...   [Read More]




    Festival of Lights 5k and 1 M Family Fun Run This Saturday in San Marco Square




    JACKSONVILLE, FLA.  It is time once again to lace up the jingle bells on your running shoes and get ready for the 18th Annual Festival of Lights 5k and 1 Mile Family Fun Run. The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals event is sponsored by Daily Billboards and will take place in San Marco Square on Saturday, Decemeber 7, 2013.

    Thousands of participants will run or walk a beautiful San Marco race route lined with over 3,000 luminaries. This family oriented event allows entire families to participate in a healthy holiday activity, while having fun with the event’s signature jingle bells on their feet.

    Once completed, participants and families can take part in all of the additional festivities, including a Kids Zone with bounce houses, arts and crafts, music, a visit from Santa Claus and much more! In addition to the 5K and Family Fun Run, the San Marco Merchant’s Association will also be hosting their “Holiday Magic” event featuring Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides, Children's Bounce Games, Jugglers, Toy Soldier Stilt Walkers and a Christmas Tree Lighting. Firehouse Subs has generously donated food for all the runners and Walmart and Sam’s Club will provide water for all participants.

    The e...   [Read More]




    THE PLAYERS Giving Back Month concludes with Red Coat Ride Out




    Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. - THE PLAYERS volunteer leadership – the Red Coats –once again hit the road for what has become a Giving Back Month tradition: the Red Coat Ride Out.  This year, the Red Coats took a tour of the Operation New Hope facility before joining the UNF First Generation Scholars Luncheon; both organizations are recipients of Red Coat grants. The Red Coat Ride Out concluded a month of events that celebrated THE PLAYERS charitable outreach and total charitable donations as a result of the 2013 tournament.  

    Operation New Hope received a $10,000 grant from the Red Coats this year, and a surprise $10,000 donation from THE PLAYERS was revealed during the Red Coats visit. Operation New Hope, founded in 1999, is a faith-based, nonprofit community development corporation. Operation New Hope has maintained a two-pronged business model vital to sustaining broken urban communities: affordable housing; and successful workforce reintegration of ex-offenders. The $20,000 donation will support Operation New Hope’s Ready 4 Work program, designed to assist in curtailing prison recidivism and since its inception has assisted more than 2,500 participants.

    “This was an incredible day. To have such a distinguishe...   [Read More]




    UNF Surf Team takes on another Victory in New Smyrna Beach, Fla.




    JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 18, 2013 – This past Sunday, in New Smyrna Beach, the University of North Florida Surf Team attended the National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) competition. The UNF surf A team completed their second consecutive 1st Place win with the B Team finishing right behind them in 2nd place.

       Photo Credit: Robert Curtis Photography    

    The top performer for the day was freshman, Patrick Kelly, who placed in the finals in both the Men’s short board division and the long board division, placing in 4th and 2nd place. Along with Kelly were other top performers such as Kayla Durden who finished 1st in the Women's short board, Emily Ruppert who finished in 2nd place in the Women's short board division, Max Mertens who finished in 6th place in the Men's short board division, Brandon Onesky who finished in 5th place in the Men's short board division, and Don Wight who finished in 2nd place in the Men's short board division.

    Photo Credit: Robert Curtis Photography

     

    This Friday, November 22nd, at Marineland in St. Augustine, Red Bull is hosting the first collegiate tow-at competition between the UF and UNF surf teams with support from Spy Optic and Flomot...   [Read More]




    Sharks Announce 2014 Schedule




    JACKSONVILLE – The Arena Football League and the 2013 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks announced the team’s 2014 schedule on Monday. Jacksonville will begin the 2014 season on the road against the Orlando Predators on Sunday, March 16, and the Sharks’ home opener is set for Saturday, March 29 against the San Antonio Talons.

    The Sharks’ quest for a fifth consecutive South Division title includes three matchups against the Predators, as Jacksonville makes trips to Orlando in Week 1 and Week 14 while hosting the Predators in Week 10. The Sharks’ divisional slate also includes home-and-home series against the New Orleans VooDoo and Tampa Bay Storm.

    Shark fans will also have the opportunity to see each of the AFL’s two newest teams in person, as the as-of-now-unnamed Portland team heads to the Shark Tank in Week 7, while the Los Angeles KISS make their way to Sea Best Field for the regular season finale in Week 20. Jacksonville’s challenging schedule also includes a total of three games against the participants in ArenaBowl XXVI, beginning with a road test against the defending champion Arizona Rattlers in Week 4. This will be the Sharks’ first trip to Arizona since Jacksonville’...   [Read More]



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    Brian Adams To Perform In St. Augustine




    St. Augustine, Fla. (May 11, 2015) – The St. Augustine Amphitheatre proudly announces that rock superstar Bryan Adams will be plugging in once again and hitting the road with a full band to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the multi-million selling album Reckless. The tour will make a stop at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Sunday, June 28, 2015. Tickets will go on sale to the general public this Friday, May 15 at 10 a.m.

    Adams will be performing a set that will honor not only the 30th Anniversary of Reckless – a deluxe version of which has been released via UMC/Polydor this past November, featuring exclusive expanded bonus material – but also his endless catalogue of anthemic hits.

    Since its release in 1984, Reckless has gone 5 times Platinum in the U.S. alone and has sold over 12 million worldwide. It spawned ground-breaking hits such as "Run to You", "Kids Wanna Rock", “Somebody", "Summer of '69", “One Night Love Affair" and "It's Only Love" a duet with the incomparable Tina Turner. Reckless also gave Bryan is first U.S. #1 on Billboard with "Heaven" as well as a Diamond Award for over a million sold in his home country of Canada. The a...   [Read More]




    Adrian Legg & David Lindley Coming To The PV Concert Hall




    Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (May 12, 2015) — The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall proudly announces that renowned guitarist Adrian Legg and multi-instrumentalist David Lindley will perform on Thursday, November 12, 2015. Tickets for Adrian Legg and David Lindley will go on sale to the general public this Friday, May 15 at 10 a.m.

    Renowned and awarded for his unique amalgamation of acoustic and electric guitar and how he blends diverse musical styles and inspirations into a distinctive sound all his own, Adrian Legg has been hailed as “one of the wizards” of the guitar (Philadelphia Enquirer) and “a genius” (Los Angeles Reader). In addition to his distinguished career as a live performer, recording artist and composer, he is an innovator in guitar design and amplification technology, an instructor, photographer, writer and author, witty and engaging between song onstage raconteur, and an at large commentator for National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered,” among other gifts, pursuits and interests. Hence it’s no wonder that What’s Up magazine hails London-born Legg as “the greatest British import since Newcastle Brown Ale.” Born in 1948 in the London neighborhood of Hackney, the best way...   [Read More]




    Classic Hard Rock Trio The Winery Dogs Coming To Ponte Vedra




    Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (May 11, 2015) — The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall welcomes classic hard rock trio The Winery Dogs on Wednesday, October 14, 2015. Tickets go on sale to the public this Friday, May 15 at 10 a.m.

    It would be easy to call The Winery Dogs a supergroup: Vocalist and guitarist Richie Kotzen made his mark with Poison and Mr. Big, bassist Billy Sheehan has been rocking for decades with Steve Vai, David Lee Roth, Mr. Big and others, and drummer Mike Portnoy was the co-founder of progressive metal superstars Dream Theater. But The Winery Dogs are so much more than a supergroup. Supergroups are usually short-lived entities composed of gifted players that jam out for little while and then quickly record with the hopes of catching lightning in a bottle. That's certainly not the case with The Winery Dogs, a cohesive, well-rounded classic-sounding trio with blazing songs that defy expectation. The group’s self-titled debut is filled with straightforward rock and roll inspired by some of their favorite bands, and their music transcends any of the styles they're best known for.

    “We all have our own distinct voicings and styles, but we also have a common ground of music we grew up listening to,&rdquo...   [Read More]




    Little Big Town Coming To St Augustine Amitheatre




    St. Augustine, Fla. (April 27, 2015) – The St. Augustine Amphitheatre proudly welcomes contemporary country quartet and 2015 ACM Awards Vocal Group of the Year, Little Big Town, on Saturday, October 17, 2015. Tickets will go on sale to the general public this Friday, May 1 at 10 a.m.

    The country vocal quartet Little Big Town features Karen Fairchild, Phillip Sweet, Jimi Westbrook and Kimberly Schlapman. The quartet began with Kimberly and Karen, two Georgia natives who began singing together in college. Arkansas-born and Alabama-raised Jimi Westbrook, a friend of Fairchild's husband, joined them to make a trio, and the group was completed by the addition of Arkansan Phil Sweet in 1998. From the outset, Little Big Town devoted their sound to harmony and multiple lead vocals, a combination that made the band a hard sell at first. They finally landed a deal at Mercury Records, but it fell through due to disagreements about musical direction. In the wake of the success of the Dixie Chicks, however, Little Big Town were taken up by the Dixie Chicks' label, Monument Records in 2000 and Monument issued the band's debut single, "Don't Waste My Time," in the winter of 2002. The song was on its way up the charts when its accomp...   [Read More]




    Counting Crows and Citizen Cope Coming To St Augustine Ampitheatre on Sunday, August 2, 2015




    St. Augustine, Fla. (April 13, 2015) – The St. Augustine Amphitheatre welcomes alternative folk-rock favorites Counting Crows and their “Somewhere Under Wonderland” tour featuring special guest Citizen Cope on Sunday, August 2, 2015. Tickets will go on sale to the general public this Friday, April 17 at 10 a.m.

    Counting Crows are one of those bands you follow for the long haul. Known for creating unique and innovative concerts and consistently ranked as one of the top live bands performing today, Counting Crows continue their world tour throughout 2015with a stopover at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on August 2. For those that first heard them opening for Bob Dylan long ago, or subbing for Van Morrison one memorable night at the rock and Roll Hall of Fame, much of the soundtrack of our times comes from the Crows, from their vivid musical landscapes as well as the feverish brilliance of singer and songwriter Adam Duritz. Hailing from the San Francisco Bay area, Counting Crows consists of vocalist Adam Duritz, guitarists David Bryson, David Immergluck, and Dan Vickrey; bassist Millard Powers; keyboardist Charlie Gillingham; and drummer Jim Bogios. Their success dates back to their 1993 debut release Aug...   [Read More]



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    Free, Family-Friendly Holiday Festivities In St Augustine




    St. Augustine, Fla. (November 24, 2014) – Community First Credit Union’s “A December To Remember” featuring several free, family-friendly holiday festivities kicks off this Friday, November 28 and Saturday, November 29 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre.

    This Friday, November 28 at 4pm, the gates to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre will open and families are invited to explore a completely transformed, holiday-themed Amphitheatre. Thousands of lights illuminate the trees and walkways which are decorated with elf houses, holiday characters and a beautiful, towering Holiday Tree. From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. families can enjoy free train rides, face painting, a bounce house, nightly snowfall and visits with Santa! At 6 p.m., the holiday classic “It’s A Wonderful Life” will be shown on an 18-foot tall movie screen for all to enjoy!

     

    On Saturday, November 29 families are invited back to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre for an Elf Workshop and Holiday Storytime Reading celebration. The Elf Workshop will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Plaza and features art educators from local elementary schools leading fun holiday art projects including decorating ceramic pins, making ornaments and orig...   [Read More]




    Top 20 Events This Weekend - November 21-23




    Looking for something to do November 21st - 23rd around Jacksonville? There are plenty of fun options! Check out the complete list below.

    Friday

    Friday, November 21: Natalie Stovall and The Drive Live @ Mavericks – Doors open at 6pm

    Friday, November 21: The Masquerade Ball @ Suite – Starts at 9pm

    Friday, November 21: Red Bull Night Riders @ Jacksonville Beach Pier – 7:30 – 10pm

    Friday, November 21: Red Bull Night Riders  After Party @ Lynchs Irish Pub featuring Sidereal – 10pm - late

    Friday, November 21: Third Day - Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts – 7pm

    Friday, November 21: Lunch at Clara's at the Cathedral – noon – 1pm

    Friday, November 21: Kings Day Regatta – St. Johns River – All Day

    Friday, November 21: Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra: Classical Holiday Show @ Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts – 8pm

    Friday, November 21: Melissa Etheridge Live at the Florida Theatre – 8pm

    Saturday

    Saturday & Sunday, November 22 & 23: Lannadoo – The Jacksonville Celtic Festival featuring Flogging Molly @ The Sea Walk Pavilion

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    Jacksonville Light Boat Parade & Fireworks Spectacular on November 29th 2014




    Don't miss one of the best holiday events in Jacksonville, the Jacksonville Light Boat Parade and Fireworks Spectacular presented by Community First that is happening Saturday, November 29 starting at 7:00pm!

    Enjoy this one-of-a-kind parade with hundreds of boats all decked out for the holiday season passing by The Landing on the St. Johns River! Parade begins at 7 p.m. and will end with the largest fireworks show of the year! Plus, live music after the parade by Austin Park! Whether you’re a seafarer or landlubber, you are sure to be dazzled by the annual Jacksonville Light Boat Parade. The parade has become a tradition for thousands of families and out-of-town guests who eagerly await the transformation of the St. Johns River. Boats of every shape and size are adorned with decorations that captivate senses and stimulate imaginations. This enchanted night is topped off by a fireworks display like no other, featuring the signature bridge “waterfalls.” Admission is free.

    Photos from last year: Click Here

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    EVENTS THIS WEEKEND NOVEMBER 14TH - 16TH




    Looking for something to do this weekend around Jacksonville? There are plenty of fun options! Check out the complete list below. The fair is also in town all week til Sunday, November 16th at the Fair grounds! 

    Friday

    Friday, November 14: O.A.R. with special guest Andy Grammer live at the St. Augustine Ampitheatre - Gates open at 5:30 pm, Show at 7:00 pm.

    Friday, November 14: Dirty Heads W/ Rome & Makua Rothman live at Mavericks at the Landing – Show at 6pm.

    Friday, November 14: Bow Ties with Staches' & Little Black Dresses - Benefiting Prostate Cancer Awareness @ Suite – 10:00pm – 2:00 am

    Friday, November 14: Jacksonville Fair – Gates open 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm. Entertainment Stage: RaeLynn at 8:00 pm. Seniors - 65 and Older - Enter Free

    Friday, November 14: Ricky Nelson Remembered Starring Matthew & Gunnar Nelson Live at the PV Concert Hall – Doors open at 7:00 pm, show at 8:00 pm.

    Saturday

    Saturday, November 15: Justin Townes Earle with Cory Branan live at the Colonial Quarter Saint Augustine - gates open at 7:00 pm, Show at 8:00 pm.

    Saturday, November 15: San Marco Art Festival @ The Square – 10:00 am – 5 pm

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    Events This Weekend November 7th - 9th




    Looking for something to do this weekend around Jacksonville? There are plenty of fun options! Check out the complete list below. The fair is also in town all week til Sunday, November 16th at the Fair grounds! 

    Friday

    Friday, November 7: The Black Lillies with Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line are performing @ the Colonial Quarter Saint Augustine – Gates open at 6:30

    Friday, November 7: 50 Shades of Men- The Ultimate Ladies Night Out - Male Revue @ Suite – Starts at 8:00pm

    Friday, November 7: Jacob Powell will be performing @ Mavericks - Doors Open at 6pm & $10 AUCD Draft from 6-10pm

    Friday, November 7: Bad Ass Men's Whiskey Night @ 927 Events  - 7:30pm

    ​Friday, November 7: Lindsay Ell will be performing at the Jacksonville Fair 

    Saturday

    Saturday, November 8: Grammy nominated composer & technologist - BT - returns to Jacksonville to preform @ Eclipse – Doors open at 9pm

    Saturday, November 8: Heart is performing @ the St. Augustine Ampitheatre – Gates open at 6:30pm

    Saturday, November 8: 2014 Jacksonville Walk Now for Autism Speaks @ The Jacksonville Landing - 8:30am - 12:30pm

    Saturday, November 8: DSAJ...   [Read More]



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