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    Gin Blossoms Return To The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall




    The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall presents Nineties Modern Rock Group Gin Blossoms and their “25th Anniversary of New Miserable Experience Tour” on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. Tickets for Gin Blossoms go on sale this Friday, October 6 at 10 a.m.

    The Gin Blossoms have undoubtedly left their mark on the Rock music map. The Grammy nominated band’s fusion of melodic Rock, Pop, Folk and Country elements has helped pave the way for the modern rock of today. Fans around the world are very familiar with Gin Blossom’s five-time Platinum breakthrough album New Miserable Experience, containing gems like “Until I Fall Away,” “Found Out about You,” “Hey Jealousy” and “Allison Road.” Those hit tracks were followed up by Empire Records Platinum Soundtrack hit, “Til I Hear It From You,” and in 1996, by the singles “Follow You Down” and “As Long As It Matters,” which hit the radio in a big way, making their Congratulations, I’m Sorry record another platinum success. Gin Blossoms hits have crossed over in five different formats, taking the airwaves by siege, and holding MTV hostage for a good portion of the 90s. Boasting record sales of over 10 million, the band cont...   [Read More]




    Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen Is Now Open At The Town Center




    Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen is now open at 4954 Town Center Parkway next to Chuy’s. Featuring the chains latest restaurant design, the Jacksonville location was outfitted with an open-style kitchen that gives you a window into the hard work and passion that their team members put into preparing delicious, made-from-scratch meals.

    The restaurant’s locations typically are 7,000 square feet, seat 255 guests and employ 200 people, according to President and CEO Ian Baines.

    Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen serves made-from-scratch goodness in a welcoming place. Enjoy house smoked baby back ribs, hand-battered country fried chicken, scratch burgers, homemade onion rings and homemade soups.

    Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen is open from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

    ...   [Read More]




    Florida Oktoberfest & Music Festival Is Almost Here




    With October just around the corner, Jacksonville has already started to celebrate Oktoberfest. But in the first week of October, Jacksonville will be celebrating the biggest Oktoberfest Jacksonville will put on at Metropolitan Park. Florida Oktoberfest & Music Festival will be a 3 day festival full of music from a variety of genres, North Florida’s most popular food trucks that will create german style dish, authentic german beer tasting, arts and craft vendors and a 100 ft ferris wheel. 

    The is festival will have a variety of acts from Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This festival will showcase the biggest stars in rock, alternative and country. The schedule of the line up will show who is playing at what time. 

    Friday: 5-11

    5pm Bonnie Blue

    6pm Mama Blue

    7:15pm Absolute Journey (Journey Tribute Band)

    9:15pm Hotel California (Eagles Tribute Band)

     

    Saturday: 12-11pm

    12:30pm Danka

    1:45pm Cloud 9 Vibes

    3:15pm The Expendables

    5:15pm Magic

    7:15pm Neon Trees

    9:15pm Citizen Cope

     

    Sunday: 12-10pm

    12:30pm Jordan Davis

    1:45pm Ashley Mcbryde

    3:15pm C...   [Read More]




    Beaches Oktoberfest Is Coming




    The Beaches Oktoberfest, Jacksonville Beaches Largest Family Friendly Festival, will be taking place at the Sea Walk Pavilion on October 13-15, 2017. The annual festival attracts over 55,000 visitors and offers a large variety of German, craft and Oktoberfest beers, food trucks, a 110+ ft Ferris wheel, arts & crafts market, games, activities, kid zone and so much more.

    VIP Tickets Include:

    - Access to the pit and preferred viewing areas

    - Commemorative Souvenir Stein

    - Private Bars

    - Private Bathrooms

    - Discount on Refreshments in VIP Area

     

    Friday: 6PM-10 PM Saturday: 1PM-10PM Sunday: 1PM-8PM

    SIDEREAL

    Universal Green

    Cloud 9 Vibes

    Zander

     

    SMASHMOUTH

    New Rock Soul

    NW Izzard

    Danka

    Trev Barnes

    Ramona

    Tad Jennings

    Lane Pittman

    Bach to Rock

    PEPPER

    The Supervillains

    Split Tone

    Sol Rydah

    The Ellameno Beat

    Bach to Rock

     

    ...   [Read More]




    Nashville’s Edley’s Bar-B-Que Will Be Opening In Jacksonville In The Spring




    Nashville restaurant Edley’s Bar-B-Que announced that it has chosen Jacksonville for its first Florida location and will transform a former gas station property into a restaurant near the historic Ortega neighborhood on the westside . They are expected to open in the Spring of 2018.

    The 2,600-square-foot space is at 5344 Ortega Blvd. at Roosevelt Boulevard near the intersection of Timuquana Road iin a former gas station that closed in 2009.

    Edley’s said it plans to provide a large indoor dining area and an open patio.and  will offer a selection of local craft beers.

    Edley’s Bar-B-Que is a family-owned business, named after the owner’s grandfather, Edley Newman. Edley’s Bar-B-Que has three Nashville locations as well as one in Lexington, Ky., and another opening in October in Chattanooga, Tenn.

    The restaurant offers traditional barbecue menu items, such as brisket platters and pork sandwiches, as well as Mexican-inspired meals like catfish tacos and barbecue nachos.

    ...   [Read More]



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    Counting Crows Are Coming To The St. Augustine Ampitheatre On June 14th




    St. Augustine, FL (March 17, 2014) – California native Rock group Counting Crows will perform at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Saturday, June 14 with special guest Toad the Wet Sprocket. Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 21 at 10AM.

    Counting Crows are one of those bands you follow for the long haul. 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/songwriter Adam Duritz. Counting Crows hails from the San Francisco Bay area and consist of Adam Duritz (vocals), David Bryson (guitar), Charles Gillingham (keyboards), Dan Vickrey (guitar), Jim Bogios (drums), and Millard Powers (bass). Counting Crows success dates back to their 1993 debut release August and Everything After and the hit single “Mr. Jones.” The band recently hit #1 with the song “Accidentally In Love,” which was featured on the Shrek 2 soundtrack, as well as nominations in 2005 for a Grammy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award for the track. Counting Crows has sold over 20 million records worldwide.

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    Goo Goo Dolls Coming To St. Augustine




    St. Augustine, FL (March 11, 2014) – The Goo Goo Dolls and Daughtry will hit the road in June for a summer amphitheatre and arena tour. The Plain White T's will be the special guests. The tour kicks off on June 12th and crisscrosses North America through the end of the summer. The tour will stop at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Thursday, June 19. Tickets go on sale next Saturday, March 22 at 10AM.

    Many artists have performed at both the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and Ponte Vedra Concert Hall including Art Garfunkel, Robert Cray, JJ Grey and Steep Canyon Rangers. However, the Goo Goo Dolls will be the first to play at both venues in the same year. The group will perform The Otis Midnight Sessions, An evening of Acoustic Music to a sold out crowd on April 17 at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.

     "We are excited to finally be teaming up with Daughtry," says Goos vocalist-guitarist John Rzeznik. "Not only are we big fans of Chris, but we think this is going to be a huge party for the fans of both our bands. The combination of the two will make for an awesome summer night of great American rock music." 

     "We are huge fans of the Goo Goo Dolls and have wanted to tour with them for a long ...   [Read More]




    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]



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    Have You Seen Molly? 9 things everyone should know about the drug Molly




    (CNN) -- The drug called Molly isn't what most of its users think it is. If you Google "Molly," many articles say the drug is "pure" MDMA, the active ingredient in Ecstasy.

    Users often talk about the "purity" of taking Molly, as if it's somehow better; after all, MDMA was originally developed as a medication to treat depression. But today's Molly is most often not MDMA -- in the last few years, the drug has become a toxic mixture of lab-created chemicals, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

    Here are nine things everyone should know about this rapidly changing party drug:

    1. What is Molly?

    Someone who buys or takes Molly now is probably ingesting dangerous synthetic drugs that have not been tested and are produced in widely varying strengths. The DEA says only 13% of the Molly seized in New York state the last four years actually contained any MDMA, and even then it often was mixed with other drugs. The drugs frequently found in Molly are Methylone, MDPV, 4-MEC, 4-MMC, Pentedrone and MePP.

    2. What does Molly do?

    The lab-created chemicals mimic the effects of MDMA; most of them are central nervous system stimulants that cause euphoric highs. Th...   [Read More]




    Intuition Ale Works Three-Year Anniversary Celebration




    Jacksonville Fl - Break out the birthday hats… Intuition Ale Works is turning THREE! The big anniversary celebration takes place Saturday, November 23rd but they will be celebrating the whole week leading up to that day. Read on for details about all of their events!

    Intuition will be releasing at least one new beer every day from Tues, Nov 19th until Fri, Nov 22nd! Each beer will ONLY be available the day it is released. Then, on Saturday the 23rd all the beers will be available in the brewery and tap room. They will have 20+ special release brews on tap for the big anniversary bash!

    Interested in trying all 20+ beers? With the Beer Passport you can win prizes for trying them all. Beer Passports will be available in the tap room starting Tuesday, November 19th. They will be serving up 7-ounce pours of all our brews. Every time you drink a brew that week Intuition give you a stamp on your passport to keep track of the beers you’ve tried. If you try all twenty beers by Saturday the 23rd you’ll get a voucher for a gallon growler and a fill of your favorite brew. PLUS you’ll be entered into a raffle to win $100 tap room dollars.

    FRI, NOV ...   [Read More]




    Transportation Solution from Jax Beach to Downtown - Jax Connector




    Jacksonville needs your help to bring The Connector to life. Help to connect the community through this no-risk funding campaign!

    Q: What is The Connector?

    This is simple. Together we can provide an easy, reliable, fast and affordable transportation solution to connect two thriving areas in Jacksonville. The Connector will provide private buses to both Downtown and the Beaches. Two luxury buses will run on a continuous schedule leaving each location, every hour on the hour, from 7 pm to 2 am Friday and Saturday nights with room for expansion. You'll be able to make reservations in advance through Jax Connector or by walking up. The cost will be $5 one-way and $8 round-trip payable via cash or charge. The ride will be a straight shot from point A to point B and trip duration is approximately a 30 minute ride.

    Q: I love Jacksonville, but will this work? And why do you need $100K?

    Private transportation systems are proven all over the world. This is our opportunity to step up when resources have not been provided at the growth rate of our community. That in mind, there are key barriers to implementation: cost and adoption. 

    Cost. We're hoping you can help on...   [Read More]




    THE PLAYERS Championship announces record $7.1 million generated for local charities from 2013 tournament




    Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (November 14, 2013) – At a celebration tonight honoring the volunteer leadership of THE PLAYERS Championship, PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem announced that $7.1 million was generated for local charities from the 2013 tournament, eclipsing last year’s record-breaking total of $6.5 million. The money generated by THE PLAYERS each year benefits more than 300 charities throughout Northeast Florida, totaling nearly $60 million in charitable giving since the event moved to Ponte Vedra Beach in 1977. The substantial increases over the past few years is attributed to a growing, dedicated fan base, support from PwC – the event’s Proud Partner, the tireless and selfless efforts of the tournament’s volunteer force and the entire Northeast Florida community.

      The announcement was made during THE PLAYERS Volunteer Leadership Appreciation Party hosted by Commissioner Finchem on the Presentation Lawn of the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse.  The event is part of a series of activities during THE PLAYERS 2013 Giving Back Month designed to highlight the work of the many charitable organizations in Northeast Florida that benefit from the tournament. Guests at tonight’s Volunteer Leadership Appreciation Party cheered a...   [Read More]




    Jacksonville Celtic Festival This Saturday




    Jacksonville Beach, Fla - This Saturday, 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:&nbs...   [Read More]



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