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    MODEST MOUSE RETURNS TO THE ST. AUGUSTINE AMPHITHEATRE




    The St. Augustine Amphitheatre, in partnership with Jax Live Presents and The Foundation, proudly announce the return of indie rock band Modest Mouse and special guest to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Thursday, September 7, 2017. Tickets for this concert event will go on sale to the general public this Friday, July 21 at 12 p.m.

    Modest Mouse formed in Issaquah, Washington and has become, over the past two decades, the indie rock golden standard: One of the few bands capable of achieving massive popularity without sacrificing their longtime fans. Modest Mouse’s latest album, Strangers to Ourselves (Epic), debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200, and at #1 on the Rock, Alternative, Vinyl, and Internet charts the week it was released. Also, the band earned a career-high debut on the UK Official Albums chart.

    Strangers to Ourselves has earned accolades in Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, Time Magazine, NME, USA Today, and more. Modest Mouse were also the first band to perform for the launch of The Late Late Show with James Corden, when they performed “Be Brave.” The band also performed the single “Lampshades on Fire” on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, played two sold-out shows at Webster Hall, and performed other ...   [Read More]




    The Florida Oktoberfest & Music Festival Will Be At Metropolitan Park October 6-8




    The first-ever Florida Oktoberfest & Music Festival, featuring some of the biggest stars in rock, alternative and country music, is set for October 6, 7 and 8, 2017 in Jacksonville, Fla., officials announced today. Jacksonville’s Metropolitan Park will play host to three jam-packed days and nights of music and Oktoberfest fun.

    The complete talent lineup along with tickets surrounding this mega-event will be released in the coming weeks. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Thursday, August 3rd. Music fans interested in receiving the line up first as well as discounted tickets prior to August 3rd can register at www.TheFloridaOktoberfest.com.

    “The Florida Oktoberfest & Music Festival will generate a lot of excitement and showcase Jacksonville as a destination for entertainment,” said President of 904 Happy Hour Charles Wagoner. “Events like this have a major impact on tourism and the local economy and I am excited to promote this festival across the country.”

    Saturday and Sunday will feature national headliners and supporting artists in rock, alternative, and country genres and Friday will showcase some of the the nation’s most recog...   [Read More]




    The Jacksonville Armada Have Been Purchase By Businessman Robert Palmer




    It was announced today at a press conference that real estate businessman Robert Palmer has bought the Jacksonville Armada. Palmer, whose companies include RP Funding and HomeValue.com, takes the reins of the team after a tough year off the field where previous owner Mark Frisch decided to turn ownership of the team over to the league.

    Mr Palmer is  the second owner of the Armada, which was founded in July 2013 and began NASL competition in April 2015 in Jacksonville. The Armada team plays in the North American Soccer League, one-step below Major League Soccer.

    Mr. Palmer said the team will continue to play their home games at Hodges Stadium at the University of North Florida through at least the 2018 season. He is committed to a long-term plan to build new offices for the Armada and his other Jacksonville businesses, along with a new practice and training facility for the team.

    The Armada finished the NASL's spring season tied for third place in the eight team league. They resume play for the fall season on July 30 against San Francisco at 6 p.m. at Hodges.

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    Jacksonville Sharks Hosts The Columbus Lions For The National Arena League Championship Monday




    The Jacksonville Sharks will return to the Shark Tank on Monday, July 10 for the National Arena League Championship as they host the Columbus Lions at the Veteran’s Memorial Arena for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff. 

    The Sharks have handed Columbus two losses this season and the Lions enter the Shark Tank looking for redemption as they face off for the 2017 NAL Championship. The winner of this game will make history as  the inaugural NAL Champions. 

    Whether you are a longtime Season Ticket Holder or about to head to your first Sharks game, please see below for a rundown of what to expect at the Shark Tank Monday night!

    Suite/Duval Street Entrance: This entrance will be open for all current Sharks season tickets holders  starting at 6:00 p.m.  After that, all ticketed fans can enter through this entrance.

    Noise Policy: The Sharks allow cowbells (8” in height 6” in width max). We will continue with the policy of fans NOT being able to bring large buckets, hand held horns or aerosol air horns into the arena.

    Unveiling the Trophy: The NAL Championship Trophy will be available for all fans to take pictures with from 6-7pm on the Main Concourse across from the merchandise stand by Section 10...   [Read More]




    PDQ Plans to Open 30 More Locations By The End Of 2018




     

    Tampa-based PDQ was founded by Bob Basham, co-founder of Outback Steakhouse, and Nick Reader, former CFO of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In 2011, They opened the first PDQ in Tampa, Florida. They plan to open 15 more stores in 2017 and another 15 stores in 2018.

    PDQ was founded on a concept that high-quality food, memorable service and genuine hospitality are the basis of an excellent restaurant. PDQ values genuine customer service, whether dining in or picking up at the drive-thru. They are committed to doing the things they do the right way.

    PDQ stands for "People Dedicated to Quality" or "Pretty Darn Quick" and its menu has just nine primary items: Chicken tenders (crispy or grilled), five types of made-to-order chicken sandwiches (crispy or grilled) and three hand-tossed salads with homemade dressings.

    PDQ currently has 3 locations in the 904 area. The first opening was at 3260 Hodges Blvd. followed by 13702 Old St Augustine Road and 194 State Road 13 near Racetrac Road. Coming soon they will be opening at The Town Center. They have said that there will be 10 PDQ restaurants in Duval, Clay and St. Johns counties within five years and 20 within the decade.

    F...   [Read More]



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    DIERKS BENTLEY COMING TO ST. AUGUSTINE AMPHITHEATRE ON SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 2014




    St. Augustine, FL (March 3, 2014) – Country artist Dierks Bentley to perform at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Saturday, April 12, 2014.

    Seven albums into one of country music’s most-respected and most-unpredictable careers, award-winning singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley continues to grow. His latest evolution comes in the form of RISER, a project due early 2014 that stands as his most personal to date.

    Written and recorded in the year following his father’s death, the album draws its title from “I’m A Riser,” a song about resilience and determination. “I’m A Riser” works as a commentary on spiritual, personal and societal recommitment, but it also applies to the competitive battlefield of the music industry. It’s particularly appropriate for an album about rejuvenation delivered by Bentley.

    Accepting change – and growing from it – is a key theme in RISER, and it’s reflected by the tone of the album, which demonstrates a new artistic depth and an extralevel of intensity for Bentley. It evolves from track to track, exuding a range of emotions, all the while impressing upon the listener that Bentley’s instinct for a hit is stronger than ever. Bentl...   [Read More]




    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]



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    November Artwalk Info & Map




     

    Jacksonville Fl - This month, First Wednesday Art Walk celebrates a decade of art and culture! Join Downtown Vision, Inc. and the participating artists and venues as we all celebrate 10 years of Downtown’s signature event. HIGHLIGHTS: Headquarters @ Hemming Plaza: Celebrate with a cheers to 10 years toast at 6:15 p.m. on Laura Street, including an Art Walk retrospective, announcements, performances and more. Enjoy public art installations by Episcopal High School's National Art Honor Society and The Temporary Solution with live music by Mikey's Imaginary Friends and the Episcopal High School Jazz Band.  Grease Rags Clothing Co.: New location – Shop for unique clothing, shoes and accessories.  JAX Chamber - Features artwork by Chip Southworth and Keith Doles.  Mr. Mince Productions, Inc.: New location – Enjoy artwork by Overstreet Ducasse, Brian Bernard and Noel Scotsfield.  Southlight Gallery: Celebrate four years of Downtown’s largest fine art gallery in its new location.  Main Library: Features artwork by Episcopal High School students presented by Bergmann Associates.  Chamblin’s Uptown & Café: Enjoy “Knowvember” featuring spoken word show fr...   [Read More]




    No Shave November Events




     

    Jacksonville Fl - Fall not only brings us amazing holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving but, it gives us the funny holiday known as No Shave November. I'm not sure when this began but I have seen people participate in this for so many years now. It is crazy the different, out there things people are willing to do when it comes time to grow out/design their beards and mustaches! Heres a list of events we have compiled that will be a blast!! 

    Art Walk Downtown Mustache Meetup

    Description: Movember Jax will be at Artwalk Downtown with the Jacksonville Jaycees. We will be in the lobby of the Carling selling a fresh new batch of Intuition Ale Works Movembrew! Swing by and register for Movember, enjoy some fantastic beer, and visit with your Movember Jax team and the Jacksonville Jaycees!

    Start: November 6, 2013 5:00 pm

    End: November 6, 2013 9:00 pm

    Cost: Free

    Venue: The Carling

    Address: 31 West Adams St. 

     

    Movember Beaches Moonlight Benefit

    Description: Sport your stash or make one here! Come help Movember, Bella Vida Yoga & Rockaway Garden Center raise money for this great cause! Yoga for Love 6-7pm - Benefit 7-10pm[Read More]




    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

     

     

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    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. 

    Thursday:

    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

     

    Friday:

    Gravediggers Ball

    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

     

    Saturday:

    Walk of the Dead Bar Crawl

    Times 9:00p – 2:00a    - Registration: 8:00p – 11:00p

    Location: Towncenter

     

    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

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