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    Jaguars Second-Round OT Cam Robinson Signs Rookie Contract




    JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – Jaguars OT and second-round draft selection Cam Robinson from the University of Alabama became the sixth member of the team’s 2017 draft class to sign his rookie contract, the club announced today.

    “It feels great,” said Robinson after signing his contract on Wednesday. “It is something that you always dream about when you are a kid. It is a life-long goal. To get this accomplished is another checkmark off the list.”

    The Jaguars entered the second day of the NFL Draft with one selection in each of the second (35th overall) and third (68th) rounds. The Jaguars then traded their second- (35th) and sixth (187th)-round selections to the Seattle Seahawks for the 34th overall pick, and selected Robinson.

    “I think (OTAs are) going well,” said Robinson. “There are always a ton of things I can improve on. That is the type of player I am. I am always looking to improve. I think for the most part I have made pretty good strides and I have done a good job with progressing day in and day out.”

    Robinson, 6-6, 320, started all 43 games at LT during his three-year career in Tuscaloosa. The recipient of the 2016 Outland Trophy – given annually...   [Read More]




    Maple Street Biscuit Company Is Getting Ready To Open Their 11th Location




    Maple Street Biscuit Company is a local restaurant group who will be opening their 11th location this summer at the Pointe Meadows Shopping Center just off Interstate 295. The shopping center where they will locate already has a Winn-Dixie and a Stein Mart as it's main tenants.

    Maple Street Biscuit Company was started by Scott Moore and Gus Evans in Jacksonville, Florida. They opened their doors on November 8th, 2012 to a community with open arms and hungry tummies. They opened in San Marco and have always focused on southern comfort food with a modern twist. Since that opening, they have seen such great success and have opened more community stores in the surrounding area.

    There lies a heart beat behind Maple Street before it ever opened its doors, and it wasn’t out to just make a profit. It was out to make a difference and be a part of the community. Walking into every Maple Street, you should be walking into a culture created around the idea of just that. They put them in every store for a reason. Besides serving you delicious food, they wanted to create an atmosphere for a memorable experience as well. Those community tables are the key.to sharing a meal with someone who you may or may not know.

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    Zoso, The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience, Will Perform At The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall June 8th




    The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall proudly announces that Zoso, the Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience, will perform on Thursday, June 8, 2017. Zoso last performed at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on June 23, 2016.

    If you missed Led Zeppelin live in the 1970s or are looking to relive the “Hammer of the Gods” phenomenon, you must experience what the St. Petersburg Times calls “the most exacting of the Zeppelin tribute bands in existence.” Zoso – The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience formed in 1995 to perform the most accurate and captivating Led Zeppelin live show since the real thing. For Zoso, it’s much more than just being a tribute. It’s about touching a golden era in music. Zoso embodies Page, Plant, Bonham and Jones in their spirit, tightly-wound talent and authenticity.

    Each band member has been carefully selected to portray both the appearance and playing styles of their Led Zeppelin counterparts. In 18 successful years of touring, they have perfected their art. As one of the longest tenured Zeppelin tributes, Zoso’s 2,400 live shows around the world, including a slot at Bonnaroo in 2003, have established them as ...   [Read More]




    The Beaches Freedom Festival Will Be Held At The Seawalk Pavilion On July 15th




    North Florida's Largest Summer Festival of the year held in Jacksonville Beach at the Seawalk Pavilion on Saturday July 15th from noon-10pm. The Beaches Freedom Festival –will be a family friendly festival featuring BBQ, Music & All Things American . 

    Enjoy BBQ and other delicious foods from over 10 of the area's top food trucks, along with live music, a beer garden, kid zone, arts and crafts  vendors  and more.

    Enjoy VIP access and a official 2017 commemorative cup at this years festival by registering for a complimentary ticket. The festival is free and open to the public but best enjoyed with a complimentary vip ticket. Get yours by visiting BeachesFreedomFest.com

    The Beaches Freedom Festival festival will benefit multiple Veteran Organizations here on the First Coast!  The Festival hours are from Noon-10pm.The Jacksonville Beach Seawalk Pavilion is located at 1st St N, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250. Hope to see you there.

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    Volcano Bay Is Now Open At Universal Studios Orlando




    Universal Studios Orlando opened it’s third amazing theme park on Thursday to huge crowds. Named Volcano Bay, it has 18 incredible attractions and is just steps away from Universal Orlando's other world class theme parks.

    Volcano Bay is a next generation waterpark thanks to its rides and reservation system. Guests at the park utilize incredible technology that enhances their experience while on the rides and on your feet. When you arrive at the park, guests received waterproof TapuTapu bands that allow them to reserve their rides. These bands are worn while at the park. Designed specifically and exclusively for use in Universal’s water theme park, TapuTapu will make the guest experience throughout the entire park fun-filled and hassle-free.

    At the heart of the island stands Krakatau™, the mighty Fire and Water Volcano. Towering 200 feet above the tropical landscape, Krakatau™ streams waterfalls during the day and fiery lava effects at night. Inside the cavernous volcano, the Waturi people dare you to brave a variety of heart-pounding water slides.

    The flagship attraction of Volcano Bay, the Krakatau Aqua Coaster has a four-person canoe that launches up and shoots down hills and rockets through ...   [Read More]



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    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]




    Fall Out Boy Coming To St. Augustine




    St. Augustine, FL (January 9, 2014) – Supergroup Fall Out Boy announced today they will hit the road for the must-see concert event of summer. Aptly titled the MONUMENTOUR, the band will showcase their trademark brand of fiery, hard-charging rock music across the U.S. to 30 plus cities in the summer’s best venues. Fall Out Boy with New Politics will perform at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Sunday, July 27, 2014.

    SAVE ROCK AND ROLL is the gold certified fifth studio album from the GRAMMY-nominated band Fall Out Boy and features the multiplatinum hit “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)” and the new hit “Alone Together.” SAVE ROCK AND ROLL debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 and #1 on iTunes in 27 countries when it was released in April.  This is the band’s second #1 debut; Platinum selling “Infinity On High” topped the chart in 2007 which followed multi-platinum breakthrough album “From Under The Cork Tree” released in 2005. Hailing from Chicago, Fall Out Boy—Patrick Stump, Pete Wentz, Joe Trohman and Andy Hurley —have appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone and other prestigious publications. They have performed on Saturday...   [Read More]




    Indoor Speedway Coming To Jacksonville This Spring




    Jacksonville Fl - Get ready to start your engines! Autobahn Indoor Speedway will open soon in Jacksonville, Florida, bringing the excitement and fun of real racing to everyone.  The new speedway, which is located just off Interstate-95 and Butler Blvd. plans to open on in April of 2014.

    According to Autobahn's Managing Partner, David Larson, "Indoor kart racing has been popular in Europe for many years and has recently found a strong following on the west coast of the United States.  Autobahn Indoor Speedway is extremely excited to be bringing the first European style indoor electric kart racing facility to the Jacksonville area.

    At Autobahn Indoor Speedway, everyone can be a race driver and feel the rush of being behind the wheel of Italian made adult racing karts that approach speeds of 50 MPH.  If you are new to racing, rest assured, because the experienced and friendly staff will teach you some basic racing techniques to help you to feel confident and to be competitive during your first race.   There are even Junior Karts (with a little slower speeds) suitable for the younger crowd if they are at least 48" tall.

    Since the speedway is indoors, the weather not a factor.  The indoor faci...   [Read More]




    NYE 2014 Jacksonville Events




    Every year we put together the best list of events for NYE, here ya go - party responsibly!!

    Downtown Jacksonville

    333NYE @ MOCA

    For four years now, The Contemporaries have been throwing the biggest New Year's Eve bash in the city. This year's fete will be bigger than ever. Revel the night away on the dance floor, try your luck gambling, enjoy festive drinks and eats and experience the best ball drop countdown in the city, all at the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville. Black tie optional. Hors d'oeuvres, beverages & entertainment are complimentary with admission. December 31, 2013 // 10 p.m. - 2 a.m. All Guests must be 21 or older.

    Jacksonville Scene Party @ River City Brewing

    Bring in the cheer as we celebrate and ring in the new year at River City Brewing Company! The best deal around town, the best view of the fireworks at Midnight with the best crowd! Kiss the year away from 9 PM to 2 AM for a special Jacksonville Scene price of just $65!!!! New Year’s Eve Ticket Includes: -Open Bar that includes: Beer, Wine and well liquor until 1:30 AM!!!! -Light food and appetizers -Champagne toast at Midnight -DJ -Prime view of the downtown fireworks must be 21 and up with valid picture ID. All tick...   [Read More]



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    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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