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    FOUR JAGUARS PLAYERS SELECTED TO THE 2018 PRO BOWL




     

    Four players from the Jacksonville Jaguars have been selected to the 2018 Pro Bowl.

    The Jaguars’ four Pro Bowl selections are their most in a season since 1999 (seven players selected) and their four defensive players selected to the Pro Bowl are the most in a season in franchise history. Over the last two seasons, the Jaguars have added four Pro Bowl players to their roster, three via free agency (DT Malik Jackson in 2016, DE Calais Campbell and CB A.J. Bouye in 2017) and one via the draft (CB Jalen Ramsey in the first round of 2016). Bouye and Ramsey are the first Jaguars duo to make the Pro Bowl at the same position in the same year since DT John Henderson and DT Marcus Stroud were selected in 2004.

    Tenth-year DE Calais Campbell has been selected to his third Pro Bowl (2014, 2015, 2017). Campbell, who currently owns the Jaguars single-season franchise record with a career-high and AFC-leading 14.5 sacks, was signed as an unrestricted free agent on March 10, 2017. Campbell finished second in the NFL in Pro Bowl fan voting for defensive ends. Campbell joins Tony Brackens (1999) as the only defensive ends to be named to the Pro Bowl in franchise history

    Sixth-year DT Malik Jackson has been selected to his first ...   [Read More]




    MOD Pizza Is Opening In Jacksonville December 19th




    Seattle-based MOD Pizza is coming to Jacksonville with a location at Bartram Village. Mod Pizza will officially open next Tuesday, December 19 at noon. The 2,284-square-foot restaurant will open at 12547 Bartram Park Blvd, Suite 201.

    MOD Pizza has more than 200 locations in 20 states and five restaurants in the United Kingdom. The franchisee opening the Jacksonville store is Fort Lauderdale-based Food for Thought South LLC.

    MOD says its gas-fired ovens cook at 800 degrees, so it only takes a few minutes to cook a pizza, depending on the number of toppings. The menu includes pizzas, salads and drinks

    MOD Pizza, a pioneer of the fast casual pizza segment, was founded in Seattle in 2008 by entrepreneurs Scott and Ally Svenson. MOD's individual artisan-style pizzas are made on demand, allowing customers to create their own pizzas and salads, using fresh-pressed dough, signature sauces and over 30 toppings, for one price. At the core of MOD is a purpose-led culture that is committed to being a force for good in communities throughout the U.S. and abroad, creating not only a cool place to eat, but an inspired place to work.

    The Grand Opening will offer:

    -- FREE pizza or salad for first 52 customers!

    ...   [Read More]




    The First Coast Nutcracker, With The Jacksonville Symphony, Is This Weekend




    FRIDAY- SUNDAY is the Jacksonville Symphony's First Coast Nutcracker at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Jacksonville! Don't miss one of Jacksonville's Best Christmas Traditions!

    Presented by Vystar Credit Union, the First Coast Nutcracker Ballet has been a tradition in North Florida for over 40 years. Experience Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Ballet with the area’s only live orchestra performance.

    The holiday classic, under the direction of choreographer and artistic director Rhonda Stampalia, is performed to live music. Deanna Tham, assistant conductor and JSYO principal conductor will be the conductor.

     

    Get your tickets before they sell out by visiting: bit.ly/2017FirstCoastNutcracker

    December 15 - 17, 2017

    Hours: 12/15 - 8:00pm; 12/16 - 2:00pm & 8:00pm; 12/17 - 2:00pm

    Area: Downtown/Riverfront/Southbank

    Times-Union Center, Moran Theater - 300 Water St., Jacksonville, FL, 32202

     

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    The Texas Roadhouse Is Opening In The St. Johns Town Center Area On December 11




    The Texas Roadhouse, a lively chain steakhouse serving American fare with a Southwestern spin amid Texas-themed décor will be opening in the St. Johns Town Center area on Monday,Dec. 11. The restaurant is at 4578 Tropea Way in the Town Center Promenade.

    Texas Roadhouse is a full service, casual dining restaurant chain. They offer an assortment of specially seasoned and aged steaks hand-cut daily on the premises and cooked to order over open gas-fired grills. In addition to steaks, they also offer their guests a selection of ribs, fish, seafood, chicken, pork chops, pulled pork, vegetable plates, and an assortment of hamburgers, salads and sandwiches.

    The majority of the entrees include two made-from-scratch side items, and they offer all guests a free unlimited supply of in-shell peanuts and made-from-scratch yeast rolls. Today, the Company operates over 525 restaurants system-wide in 49 states and 6 foreign countries.

    The restaurant is scheduled to operate from 4pm to 10pm Monday thru Thursday, 4pm to 11pm on Fridays, 11am to 11pm on Saturday and 11am to 10pm on Sunday.

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    The Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl Is This Saturday In Jacksonville Beach




    The nations oldest and original Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl will be taking place in Jacksonville Beach on Saturday, December 9th from 5pm-2am! The crawl, which includes 12 of the beaches favorite bars and restaurants, will include a night of fun, dancing, and philanthropy.

    This years event will include complimentary shots and cocktail samples, drink specials all night, chance to win thousands in cash and prizes, a ugly sweater contest, plus much more! Dressing up isn't mandatory, but highly recommended. Check in will be held at the Ritz Bar and Brix Tap House starting at 5:00 PM.

    Additionally, there will be a Canned Food Drive benefiting multiple local food banks. Please bring non perishable items to checkin to receive an additional raffle ticket (up to 5 depending the amount of food) for your support.

    You can check in at 5pm at either The Ritz Bar or The Brix Taphouse. Check In will last from 5pm until 10pm.

    TICKETS INCLUDE:

     

    Complimentary Shots and Cocktail Samples

    Access to the Silent Disco

    Wristband for Drink Specials

    Chance to be entered into Costume Contest

    Chance to win variety of Raffle Prizes and Giveaways

    Canned Food Dr...   [Read More]



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    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]




    The Head and the Heart Coming to the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall




    Ponte Vedra Beach, FL--(Tuesday, February 18, 2014) —  Indie Folk artist The Head and The Heart will perform at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Thursday, May 8 at 8:00PM.

    Leaving a variety of day jobs and academic pursuits, The Head and the Heart came together in the summer of 2009, during frequent visits to the open mic night at Conor Byrne in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood. California-transplant Josiah Johnson and Virginia-native Jonathan Russell formed the core songwriting partnership, quickly adding keyboardist Kenny Hensley to the mix. The luminous Charity Rose Thielen, violin and vocals, had just returned from a year of studying and playing music in Paris. Drummer Tyler Williams cold left a successful band in Virginia after Jon sent him the demo of “Down in the Valley,” relocating across states to be a part of this. Finally, Chris Zasche, was bartending at Conor Byrne and mentioned one day that he’d be happy to play bass for the nascent band. It all felt right: The Head and the Heart was born. The band entered Seattle’s Studio Litho in early 2010 to record these songs that had been kicking and twisting in the catalytic development of their live show. Recorded by Shawn Simmons at Studio Litho and Steven Agui...   [Read More]




    Weezer Coming to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre




    St. Augustine, FL (February 17, 2014) – Rock band Weezer is set to perform at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Friday, June 6, 2014. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, February 21 at 10am.

    Their debut album Weezer (aka “The Blue Album”), producer by Ric Ocasek, has been certified triple platinum in the United States, and remains the band’s all-time best seller. Upon completing the record, Weezer went on hiatus temporarily as Cuomo studied at Harvard. With help from the Spike Jonze-directed video, the single "Undone (The Sweater Song)" became a hit in the fall of 1994. But by the time the album's final single, "Say It Ain't So," was released in the summer of 1995, the group had gone on hiatus once again, with Cuomo returning to Harvard.

    1996 saw Weezer's much-awaited second LP, entitled Pinkerton, released. It was quite different from 'Weezer'; the guitars were more gruff, the lyrics were deeper and much more exposed, and the band's talent and style had matured considerably.  Weezer released three singles from Pinkerton: "El Scorcho", "The Good Life", and "Pink Triangle".  Pinkerton eventually went gold in record sales and has ...   [Read More]




    Sneak Preview Of Monster Jam Trucks On Thursday, February 20th And Friday, February 21st




    Jacksonville Fl - MONSTER JAM makes its return to Jacksonville when the annual motor sports spectacle drives into EverBank Stadium on Saturday, February 22nd. You can catch many of the trucks appearing in the event at many local businesses listed below. They will be displayed around North Florida on Thursday, February 20th and Friday, February 21st.  All displays are free and open to the public.     Truck Displays:           Thursday, February 20th   Dairy Queen 2784 Sadler Rd. Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 Thursday 2/20 3pm-7pm Grave Digger The Legend   Adventure Landing 1944 Beach Blvd (U.S. 90) Jacksonville, FL 32250 Thursday 2/20 5pm-9pm Monster Mutt Dalmatian   Bozard Ford 540 Prime Outlet Blvd. St. Augustine, FL 32084 Thursday 2/20 4pm-8pm Max D   AutoNation Ford 7700 Blanding Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32244 Thursday 2/20 3pm-7pm Stone Crusher   Walt Live Oak Ford 1109 Ohio Ave. N. Live Oak, FL 32064 Thursday 2/20 3pm-7pm Gunslinger   Friday, February 21st   Metro PCS 8102 Blanding Blvd STE 16 Jacksonville, FL 32244 Friday 2/21 ...   [Read More]




    Todd Snider To Preform At Ponte Vedra Concert Hall




    Ponte Vedra Beach, FL--(Tuesday, February 11, 2014) — Todd Snider will be hitting the road again this spring, but this time with a multi-media show starring the wit, honesty and spontaneity he’s best known for. The tour will stop at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Wednesday, April 23.

    Kicking the show off will be a 30-minute preview of East Nashville Tonight. Directed by the Barnes Brothers, the film was originally intended to be a documentary on Snider, but soon turned into what has been best described as a stoner musical.  

    Todd will read from his upcoming book, “I Never Met A Story I Didn’t Like (Mostly True Tall Tales)  to be released April 29th via Da Capo Press. The book features insightful and often hilarious classic Todd storytelling with chapter titles such as “Talkin’ Margaritaville Blues,” “I’m Tight With Slash,” Jerry Jeff’s Balls” and “Drugs.”  Following the reading, Todd will answer questions and take song requests.

    Todd breaks it down like this… "Ok Buckaroos, so here’s the plan:  First we show 30 minutes of our 70 minute stoner digest movie, East Nashville Tonight w...   [Read More]



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    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]




    Photo Card Gets Make Over




    Jacksonville Fl - Just about a month ago, 904 Happy Hour launched a updated and rebranded website. Along with the new website, the creative team released a contest for local artist and graphic designers to have a chance to add their very own touches to the 904 photo card. There were many submissions and the decision was tough but the design chosen was by local graphic designer Meredith Hughes. 

    "We chose her design because it but was sleek, simple and straight to the point. We were very happy with how the card came out and applaud Meredith graciously for her time she took to create the design."  The 904 photo card is distributed every time a photo is taken. Each month, our photographers distribute between 25,000 and 35,000 cards. Besides Meredith's design being chosen and used as the new photo card, she also won a prize pack valued at over $500. 

    Meredith Hughes is an award winning creative professional and freelance graphic designer that specializes in branding and social media. She is available for graphic design and social media consulting, and enjoys working with small and boutique businesses. She can be reached at www.meredithfordham.com or followed on Twitter @mercreative....   [Read More]




    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]



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