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Grabbagreen Has Closed Its Location In The Brooklyn Area
Grabbagreen Has Closed Its Location In The Brooklyn Area. They were located at 90 Riverside Avenue between The Burrito Gallery and Drybar in the Fresh Market-anchored shopping center.
Grabbagreen’s closing follows the departure of Corner Bakery in December 2016 in the center. First Watch has since taken over the Corner Bakery spot. It was in business in the area less than a year.
Grabbagreen was a food and juice restaurant that utilizes “super food” ingredients and offered a wide selection of grain and green-based bowls. Founded in 2013, Grabbagreen® is a fast food restaurant where great tasting, healthy food meet the speed and convenience of traditional fast food. Grabbagreen’s Eat Clean® menu is semi-organic, preservative-free, and GMO free. The whole food menu is based on super food ingredients and offers a full selection of grain and green-based bowls with fresh hormone-free and antibiotic-free chicken and beef provided by local farms, fresh-pressed juice, handcrafted smoothies and acai bowls, breakfast, and healthy kid-friendly items. All signature menu items are prepared fresh, are made-to-order, and provide a delicious experience for customers and a variety of flavors to meet dietary needs.... [Read More]
TICKETS TO STYX AND DON FELDER LIVE AT THE ST. AUGUSTINE AMPHITHEATRE GO ON SALE FRIDAY
The St. Augustine Amphitheatre proudly presents two juggernaut icons of classic rock, STYX and Don Felder (formerly of the Eagles), live in concert on Friday, April 13, 2018. Tickets for STYX and Don Felder go on sale this Friday, January 26 at 10 a.m.
The six men comprising STYX (Tommy Shaw, James “JY” Young, Chuck Panozzo, Todd Sucherman, Lawrence Gowan and Ricky Phillips) have committed to rocking the Paradise together with audiences far and wide by averaging over 100 shows a year every year since (yes) 1999, and each one of them is committed to making the next show better than the last. Founded in Chicago in 1972, STYX has the unique distinction of being the first band in rock history to have four consecutive certified multimillion-selling albums in a row: 1977’s The Grand Illusion, 1978’s Pieces of Eight, 1979’s Cornerstone and 1981’s Paradise Theatre.
STYX draws from over four decades of barn-burning chart hits, joyous singalongs and hard-driving deep cuts. Like a symphony that builds to a satisfying crescendo, a STYX set covers a wide range of stylistic cornerstones. From the progressively sweeping splendor that is “The Grand Illusion” to the hunker-down fortitude of all that is the “... [Read More]
2018 Pro Bowl Events and Info
The best meets the next as the tradition of the Pro Bowl is headed to Orlando. During Pro Bowl week, everyone has the opportunity to participate in or watch a variety of events, including youth football clinics, the NFL FLAG Championships, Pro Bowl player practices, and a host of other family fun activities across Orlando. Tickets for the game start at $45, get yours by clicking here.
Pro Bowl Experience - Fan Festival:
NFL Pro Bowl Experience at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex is a free, interactive fan zone with fun activities for the whole family. Fans will be closer to the action with new activities, immersive exhibits, and sponsor activations. The festival opens daily at 10 a.m., January 24 – 27, 2018.
Pro Bowl Player Practices
Don't miss the chance to see your favorite NFL players practice at ESPN Wide World of Sports, and stick around to snag an autograph afterwards.
Pro Bowl Practices at ESPN Wide World of Sports are not only a chance to see NFC and AFC teams in action, but also the epicenter of a three-day football festival. Practice combined with various fan competitions and activities will be open to the public beginning Wednesday, January 24 and concluding on Saturday, Januar... [Read More]
Jimmy Buffett 'Margaritaville' Hotel May Be Coming To Jacksonville Beach
A Jimmy Buffett 'Margaritaville' Hotel may be coming to Jacksonville Beach. Jacksonville Beach director of planning and development Bill Mann said the project is planned for the vacant, oceanfront block between 6th and 7th Avenues North.
Elite Hospitality, based in Ormand Beach, has closed on the purchase of a hotel development site in Jacksonville Beach for $11 million. Located at 15 First Street North, the property has been pre-approved for a eight story tower encompassing 220 rooms. Elite Hospitality has listed the site on its website as the future home of a Margaritaville hotel. Elite owns 11 Florida hotels, including four in St. Augustine Beach, three each in Jacksonville and Daytona Beach, and one in Ormond Beach under the flags of Courtyard by Marriott, Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn and Holiday Inn Express & Suites.
The proposed facility will also feature a ground-level restaurant, commercial space and outside amenities. The "Margaritaville" restaurant in Jacksonville Beach would be one of 32 restaurants in the Jimmy Buffett franchise. There are several locations in Florida, including ones in Orlando and Hollywood
Elite Hospitality stated ... [Read More]
The Venardos Circus Is Coming To The St. Augustine Amphitheatre Beginning January 24
The Venardos Circus, a unique family oriented traveling troupe, will bring its big-top performance to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre beginning January 24 and running through February 10, 2018. The Circus proudly features its own custom-made big-top, a classic red-and-white striped tent, with an intimate feel and seating for up to 300 guests. The tent will be set up in the parking area of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, adjacent to the larger venue.
Created by former Ringling Bros. Ringmaster Kevin Venardos (veh-NARR-dos), the Venardos Circus wraps world-class circus acts into a Broadway Musical-style format that is called “the American Circus with the heart of a Broadway Show.” The group recently completed a series of shows in Las Vegas and arrives in St. Augustine with aerialists, acrobats, comedians, juggling, balancing, daredevilry and performers hailing from around the world. The Broadway-style singing and dancing adds another level of intrigue to the performance.
The Venardos Circus’ St. Augustine visit fills a void and is timely. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus closed in May after 146 years of entertaining. A new 20th Century Fox film musical that portrays the career of P.T. Barnum, entitled “The ... [Read More]
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Rebelution is coming back to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Friday, June 27.
St. Augustine, FL (March 27, 2014) – Rebelution returns to perform at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Friday, June 27 along with Iration, The Green, Stick Figure & DJ Mackle. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Thursday, April 3 at 3PM.
Originally formed in Santa Barbara, CA in 2004, Rebelution’s strong DIY mentality, relentless touring and deep connection to their fan base via social media, has led them to being one of the best-selling reggae artists on the planet. Since the 2007 release of Courage to Grow, the band’s first full-length album, Rebelution’s music has been praised for its crafty melodies, socially-conscious lyrics and savvy musicianship. Courage to Grow was selected as the iTunes Editors Choice for Best Reggae Album, went to #4 on Billboard’s Reggae charts, and the track “Safe and Sound” was in rotation at powerhouse radio stations such as San Francisco’s Live 105, San Diego’s 91X and KROQ in Los Angeles. Bright Side of Life, the band’s second album (2009), took the #1 spot on iTunes in the Reggae music genre, charted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Reggae Albums, and #54 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums charts.
With the band’s 2012 album havi... [Read More]
Gavin DeGraw and Matt Nathanson are Coming to the St. Augustine Ampitheatre
St. Augustine, FL (March 24, 2014) – Multi-platinum, Grammy nominated recording artist Gavin DeGraw and acclaimed singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson have announced their co-headlining 2014 North American summer tour. They will perform at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Thursday, July 31. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, March 28 at 10AM.
Fans can expect to hear DeGraw perform songs from his acclaimed fourth studio album, MAKE A MOVE, including the hit single “Best I Ever Had” and his latest smash “Make A Move.” The album has garnered rave reviews since its October 15th release with People Magazine describing the album’s first single “Best I Ever Had” as “the kind of switch-up that brings fresh energy…” while Entertainment Weekly raved about DeGraw’s “intricate piano hooks and seductive, gravelly voice.” DeGraw is also scheduled to open a number of dates this summer for legendary performer Billy Joel. Gavin DeGraw is not a stranger to the top of the charts. He first broke through with the 2003 release of his debut album, Chariot, which sold over a million copies, earned platinum certification, and yielded three hit singles: &ldq... [Read More]
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.... [Read More]
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]
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Boat Parade in Julington Creek on Saturday Dec 7th
The heartbeat of a city, its character and unique charm, is determined by more than the contours of its skyline or images captured on a Google street-view map. It is the people, the special gatherings and all the events that best define a city.
Those of us who live in Jacksonville know it is an extraordinary place, blessed with temperate weather, a great business environment and people who work well together. It is a growing, vibrant city that hosts more than its share of events and memorable gatherings each year.
Some events, like the annual Florida-Georgia showdown, are great for bringing in visitors and stimulating our local economy. Other special events, like fairs, expos and art shows, are geared toward attracting a local audience and bringing people together to celebrate life in Jacksonville. Saturday December 7th, at 7 pm. The Julington Creek Prop Club will be hosting it's annual Christmas on the Creek Parade.
Begun in 1988, holiday-decorated boats are lined up for the parade, which begins at The Marina at Julington Creek at 12807 San Jose Blvd., then goes underneath the San Jose Boulevard bridge around Bulls Bay, then back and down Durbin Creek. Spectators can view it from the bridge walkways, while docks along t... [Read More]
First Wednesday Artwalk Map and Info
Jacksonville Fl - Tis the season to celebrate holiday art, music and culture at Downtown's signature event!
HIGHLIGHTS: Headquarters @ Hemming Plaza: Enjoy sing alongs and holiday music by LK Nation from 5-7 p.m. and Orange Park Choral Ensemble from 7-9 p.m. Take photos with Santa Claus in The Big Red Chair. Florida Theatre: Hosts Jacksonville Songwriter’s Residency’s David Dondero and features Tour FT at Art Walk! at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Severine Photography: Presents a holiday photo booth, free wine tastings by PRP Wine International, art by the UNF Sculpture Guild and a Stella & Dot jewelry sale. Mark’s Downtown Club & Lounge: Get in the spirit with LK Nation Group as they sing acapella holiday tunes from 7-9 p.m. Southlight Gallery: Features holiday window displays highlighting the works of Allison Watson, Enzo Torcoletti and Jack Allen. E3 Business Group, Inc.: Enjoy hot chocolate and live jazz music while browsing holiday-themed art. Holiday Business Storefronts: Enjoy holiday windows at participating locations. List coming soon. WHERE: Hemming Plaza and Downtown Jacksonville galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants and businesses COST: Free PARKING: Free street parking... [Read More]
Boating In Jacksonville
Jacksonville Fl - Florida has long been recognized as the Sunshine state but it could just as easily be known as the Coastline state. No matter where you live in Florida, you are never very far from the water. Certainly, people have been flocking to Florida for generations to take advantage of the legendary beaches and warm sunshine.
The unanswered question: How many people who live in the Sunshine state fail to take advantage of the abundant, magnificent waterways? The statistics are striking: The Florida coastline, at 1,350 miles, dwarfs the coastline of California, at 840 miles. Of course, when it comes to enjoying Florida’s waterways, the coastline is only part of the story. In addition to numerous lakes and rivers, Florida’s Intercoastal traverses the entire eastern coast. To live in Florida and never go out on boat would be like living in Vermont and never viewing the fall leaves or living in Maine and never eating a lobster. Nothing but a missed opportunity.
When is the last time you enjoyed an afternoon out on Florida’s beautiful waterways? What is stopping you? In many ways, modern technology and improved equipment are revolutionizing boating, making it easier and safer than ever. More women have taken up boa... [Read More]
St. Johns Ferry Out Of Service
Jacksonville Fl - On December 1, 2013, the ferry will begin an inspection and overhaul as periodically required by the United States Coast Guard. The inspection and overhaul will require the ferry to be dry docked. Therefore, it is expected that the ferry will be out of service for 3-4 weeks. Normal daily service will continue through November 30. Download the fax Ferry phone app to view an alert in advance of the date the ferry will return to normal daily service.
About the Ferry: The St. Johns River Ferry is a car and passenger ferry that connects the north and south ends of Florida State Road A1A in Duval County, linking Mayport Village and Fort George Island via a pleasant sail across the St. Johns River. The 0.9 mile voyage crosses the St. Johns River 2.5 miles inland of the river's mouth and departs every half hour.... [Read More]
Putting Safety First Out On The Water
The most enjoyable days out on the water always require a little preparation.
An otherwise perfect day of boating can be quickly short-circuited if you didn’t bring enough food, beverages, or ice. Virtually all recreational boaters are familiar with that punched-in-the-gut feeling of being out on the water and realizing they forgot something essential.
Of course, some forgotten items – like a favorite pair of sunglasses – are simply an annoyance. Others are more serious. Before you begin gathering all your favorite snacks, drinks and assorted boating accessories and toys, be sure to plan for safety first. No amount of fun in the sun is worth taking an unnecessary risk.
Before you begin your day on the water, it is important to know every person who will be on your boat and know for certain that you have a properly fitting life jacket. If you realize at the last moment that you do not, before you rush out to buy one, check to see if a nearby marina is participating in the BoatU.S. Foundation’s “Life Jacket Loaner Program for Kids.” It can save not only time but money.Freedom Boat Club at the Julington Creek Marina 12807 San Jose Blvd is a site for Life Jacket Loaner program. Visit Freed... [Read More]
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