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    Tickets For John Fogerty and ZZ Top “Blues and Bayous Tour” Go On Sale This Friday




    On Tuesday, June 5, the St. Augustine Amphitheatre will be host to rock icons John Fogerty and ZZ Top as their “Blues and Bayous Tour” routes through St. Augustine, Florida. Tickets for John Fogerty and ZZ Top “Blues and Bayous Tour” will go on sale this Friday, March 2 at 10 a.m.

    Announced today, legendary rock musicians and cultural icons John Fogerty and ZZ Top will come together for the “Blues and Bayous Tour” this spring. The tour, which opens on May 25, will make stops across the USA from the East Coast to the West. Of the pairing, Fogerty said, “ZZ Top is one of my favorite bands, and Billy F Gibbons is one of my all-time favorite guitarists. Riffs, blues and bayous... bucket list!” ZZ Top’s Billy F Gibbons commented, “John Fogerty along with ZZ Top have been followers of blues and rock since the beginning and we’re looking forward to rippin’ it up together this spring. We’ve got a great show lined up for ya’!”

    As co-founder of Creedence Clearwater Revival, John Fogerty’s career spans 50 years and he is hailed as one of the most influential musicians in rock history. As the writer, singer and producer of numerous classic hits including “Bo...   [Read More]




    JAGUARS SIGN QUARTERBACK BLAKE BORTLES TO CONTRACT EXTENSION THROUGH 2020




    The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed fourth-year QB Blake Bortles to a contract extension that runs through the 2020 season, the club announced today.

    “Blake’s growth and development last season was a key to the success we had as a team,” said Jaguars Executive Vice President of Football Operations Tom Coughlin. “Blake has proven, with toughness and dependability, that he can be the leader this team needs going forward. Along with this contract come high expectations that he will continue to improve and help our team accomplish its ultimate goal.”

    Bortles, 6-5, 236, led the Jaguars to a 2-1 postseason record in January’s playoff games. This marked Jacksonville’s first postseason appearance since the 2007 season and the Jaguars’ 2017 AFC South division title was the team’s first since the 1999 season. He has appeared in 62 regular season games with 61 starts and has completed 1,318 of 2,229 career passes (59.1 comp. pct.) for 14,928 yards, 90 TDs and 64 INTs for a passer rating of 80.8. Bortles has also rushed for 1,410 yards and seven TDs on 223 attempts and his 6.32 career rush avg. ranks fourth in NFL history among quarterbacks with at least 200 rush attempts.

    In the red zone in 20...   [Read More]




    40th Annual Ortega River Run




    The 40th Annual Ortega River Run will have a 1 mile Fun Run and a 5 mile Run-Walk Run.  The 1 mile run begins at 8am. Both races start and finish at St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School located at 4114 Oxford Avenue – Just off Ortega Boulevard.

    For the 40 years, St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School has held the Ortega River Run. A Grand Prix sanctioned event, this is a great event for the whole family. Proceeds benefit the financial aid and scholarship program at the school.

    Run the historic 40-year course over bridges and along tree-lined streets.

    Medals given to all 1-mile and 5-mile finishers.

    Shirts for all one-mile and five-mile runners. You must pick up at designated locations prior to race day to guarantee shirt availability.

    Large and lively family Street Fair at start/finish with food, activities, give-a-ways, and special guests.

    Fun & Fit Zone with bounce house and sport activities for kids.

    Strollers welcome (must start at back of race).  

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    TICKETS TO STEVE MILLER AND PETER FRAMPTON LIVE AT THE ST. AUGUSTINE AMPHITHEATRE GO ON SALE FRIDAY




    On Friday, July 20, 2018, the St. Augustine Amphitheatre will host two titans of classic rock – The Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton. Tickets for Steve Miller Band with Peter Frampton will go on sale Friday, February 23, 2018 at 10 a.m.

    Steve Miller was a mainstay of the San Francisco music scene that upended American culture in the late ‘60s. with albums like Children of the Future, Sailor and Brave New World, Miller perfected a psychedelic blues sound that drew on the deepest sources of American roots music and simultaneously articulated a compelling vision of what music - and society - could be in the years to come. Then, in the ‘70s, Miller crafted a brand of rock ‘n’ roll music that was polished, exciting and irresistible, and that has dominated radio through today. Hit followed hit in what seemed like an endless flow: “The Joker,” “Livin’ in the USA,” “Take the Money and Run,” “Rock’n Me,” “Fly Like an Eagle,” “Jet Airliner,” “Jungle Love,” and “Abracadabra” among them. To this day, these songs are instantly recognizable when they come on the radio – and impossible not to sing along with. Running through Miller&rsqu...   [Read More]




    Disney Announces Opening Date For ‘Toy Story Land’ At Disney World




     

    Woody, Buzz, Jessie and their friends will come to life at Walt Disney World in Florida this summer. The upcoming Toy Story Land will officially open to guests on June 30.

    The upcoming 11-acre land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will include two new attractions and a new entrance to the existing Toy Story Mania attraction.

    Guests visiting Toy Story Land will “shrink” to the size of a toy and join in on the fun with Woody, Jessie, Buzz, Andy and other beloved toys in Andy’s backyard. You can also take a ride on the Slinky Dog Dash, a roller coaster Andy has assembled from his Mega Coaster Play Kit and topped off with Slinky and Jessie.

    Guests can also take a spin on Alien Swirling Saucers, a galactic play set that Andy won from Pizza Planet. Here, adorable little green aliens swirl about in their flying saucers with guests in tow in their rocket ship toys, while “The Claw” hangs overhead.

    Toy Story Land is an important addition to Disney’s Hollywood Studios as they look to add guest capacity ahead of the much-anticipated Star Wars Land opening in 2019.

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    ZZ TOP AND JEFF BECK RETURN TOGETHER TO PERFORM AT THE ST. AUGUSTINE AMPHITHEATRE




    St. Augustine, FL (April 3, 2014) – ZZ Top and Jeff Beck return to perform at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Sunday,  September 7. Tickets will go on sale next Friday, April 11 at 10am.    This August will see long time music legends and mutual admirers, ZZ Top and Jeff Beck on tour together for the first time.  Formatted with musical synergy in mind, stops along the touring route will offer fans a full Jeff Beck set, followed by a full ZZ  Top set, with a finale that joins the English fret master with the Texas rockers for a collaboration each night of the tour. 

      ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, speaking on behalf of band mates Dusty Hill and Frank Beard, noted that Beck has long been a source of  musical inspiration from the time when Beck played in the Yardbirds, the seminal hard blues-based Britrock band. Gibbons  commented, “Ever since experiencing ‘Jeff’s Boogie,’ the prospect of performance with Jeff Beck on the deck brings us into focus  with the curator of crunch.” 

      This tour is not the first live collaboration between the two camps. Gibbons joined Jeff Beck and his band on stage at the 25th  anniversary celebration of the Rock An...   [Read More]




    The Soulshine Tour featuring Michael Franti & Spearhead, SOJA, Brett Dennen, and Trevor Hall Coming to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre




    St. Augustine, FL (April 3, 2014) – This Summer Michael Franti & Spearhead, will launch the first--‐ever music & yoga  tour, Soulshine, that will bridge daytime and nighttime experiences including music, yoga, sustainable lifestyle and  dj’s guaranteeing a full--‐blown dance party! SOJA, Brett Dennen and Trevor Hall will be joining the North  American Tour along with Special Guest Yoga Teachers, such as Canada’s Ryan Leier. The tour will stop at the St.  Augustine Amphitheatre on Wednesday, July 30. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 18 at 10AM. 

      With a collective reach of over 90 million impressions, the four bands: Michael Franti & Spearhead, SOJA, Brett  Dennen and Trevor Hall, come together for a tour that embraces their passions and love of music, dance, yoga  and sustainability. Soulshine will be affordably priced, offering activities to keep people of all ages entertained  throughout the day and night. 

      Each afternoon on the Soulshine tour will begin with a mass yoga and acoustic music jam with Michael Franti & Friends,  led by some of today's most inspiring teachers from across North America, including Ryan Leier. The yoga session&nb...   [Read More]




    Tegan and Sara Coming To The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall




    Ponte Vedra Beach, FL--(Tuesday, February 25, 2014) — Indie rock duo Tegan and Sara will perform at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Friday, May 16 at 8:00PM.

    Tegan and Sara are pleased to announce their Let's Make Things Physical Tour, a 19-date run that will include Lucius, and The Courtneys. The all female-fronted tour will run in May and June, corresponding with a new single campaign for "I Was A Fool", the followup to their wildly successful first single "Closer", from the acclaimed 2013 album Heartthrob.

    Tegan and Sara’s 13-year career has seen them build an avid global following of fans and fellow musicians alike. Their unique ability to bridge the pop and indie worlds has allowed their music to cross all traditional boundaries of genre, from being covered by The White Stripes to collaborating with superstar DJs such as Tiesto and David Guetta. Having sold nearly 1 million career albums and toured with acts from The Killers to Neil Young, Tegan and Sara have now released their 7th studio album – Heartthrob – as internationally-celebrated songwriters, performers, and artists. The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 chart, securing the band’s highest US chart position to dat...   [Read More]




    SWITCHFOOT TO PERFROM AT THE ST. AUGUSTINE AMPHITHEATRE SATURDAY, MAY 31, 2014




    St. Augustine, FL (March 31, 2014) – Switchfoot with special guest Thousand Foot Krutch is set to perform at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Saturday, May 31 at 6:30PM. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, April 4 at 10AM.

    After gaining a foothold in the contemporary Christian music scene, Switchfoot went mainstream with 2003's The Beautiful Letdown, a double-platinum album that straddled the line between sacred and secular rock music. This album included the hits “Meant to Live” and Dare You to Move.” Switchfoot returned in September 2005 with their fifth album, Nothing Is Sound, which debuted at number three on the Billboard 200. Nothing Is Sound went gold, sparked another radio hit in "Stars," and was the first Switchfoot recording to include the work of additional guitarist Andrew Shirley (formerly a member of the contemporary Christian group All Together Separate). Wasting little time, the band returned to the studio with veteran U.K. producer Tim Palmer to begin work on its sixth album, one that found the guys broadening their musical scope. The resulting Oh! Gravity appeared at the tail end of 2006.

    Hello Hurricane, which won the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Rock Gospel Album. Several months af...   [Read More]




    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]



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    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.

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    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]




    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]



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