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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]




    Florida East Coast Railway Christmas Train Is Coming To Town Saturday




    Santa is coming to visit good boys and girls this week when Florida East Coast (FEC) Railway’s eighth annual Christmas Train comes to town on Saturday, December 9th.

    The FEC Christmas Train is run in coordination with the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation and travels from Jacksonville to Miami along FEC Railway’s 351-mile mainline track.

    Along the way to Miami, Santa Claus will be spreading holiday cheer from the decorated, historic FEC passenger cars. US Marine Corps service members will be at each stop along the route to greet Santa and his FEC elves. Santa will de-board at each stop so children can tell him what they’d like for Christmas. It is a beloved tradition among FEC employees, their families, customers, suppliers and the communities in which they serve.

     Jim Hertwig, FEC President and CEO. Stated “We are proud to be able to once again work alongside the Marine Corps and the Toys for Tots Foundation to contribute to those in need during the holiday season," "Since we started the program seven years ago, we have donated close to 300,000 toys for distribution throughout the community, and it only continues to grow.”

    The FEC Christmas Train is a 501c3, s...   [Read More]




    Jags Make It Three In A Row At The Bank




    The Jacksonville Jaguars dominated the Indianapolis Colts by a score of 30-10. Blake Bortles led the Jacksonville offense with over 300 passing yards and 2 TDs in the air. BB5 performance helped to overcome a sluggish Jaguars running game in which the Colts out-rushed the Jags 141-96 yards. However, like most of the Jags wins this season, the Defense put together an elite performance.

          Calais Campbell's first quarter sack earned him the Jaguars franchise single season sack record. Jalen Ramsey's (the King of Duval) interception to close out the second half stifled a drive where the Colts could have scored some quick points. Tashuan Gipson earned a second half interception that also stifled another Colts drive in Jaguars' territory. The Defense had problems with the Colts running game and some middle of the field passes, showing that Telvin Smith's absence might be a problem if it is a long term deal. 

          Regardless, let's make this clear: Your Jacksonville Jaguars have won eight games this season. Yesterday's win guaranteed that the Jaguars will not have a losing season for the first time since 2010. Think about this: Did any of us truly believe this team would even win 6 games th...   [Read More]




    The Navy Football Team Will Be Wearing Blue Angels Inspired Uniforms In It's Game With Army




    The Navy football team will be wearing Blue Angels-inspired uniforms for the 2017 Army-Navy game on Dec. 9 in Philadelphia. It will be the 118th Army-Navy Game!

    The uniform includes hand-painted helmets depicting six F/A-18 Hornets in delta formation, as well as a chrome face mask to mimic the visors worn by Blue Angel pilots.

    “Although the uniform departs from our customary characteristics, this tribute to the Blue Angels reflects the enthusiastic pride and appreciation we have for the Navy’s premier flying team and the motivation they convey to Navy football and the fleet at large,” Naval Academy Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk said in a Navy release. “The masterminds at Under Armour are always thinking of ways to inspire our troops while still reflecting a deep appreciation for a Naval history that is so ingrained in our game day traditions. Annually, a special Navy uniform has become a statement in this game and brings with it appreciated meaning and a clear message that we are all in.”

    Under Armour became the school’s official uniform supplier four years ago and every year, Under Armour has made a specialized uniform for the Navy game against Army.

    According to ...   [Read More]



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    Rodney Atkins at Mavericks Recap




    Jacksonville FL - On January 25, 2014, Mavericks hosted Rodney Atkins who performed in front of lots of his fans. Braving the cold weather, many people came out to see this performer. Before the country singer went on to perform, two opening acts took the stage to get the crowd warmed up:  Rose Falcon and Frankie Ballad. 

           

    Each of them was great in their performances. Frankie Ballad got the crowd going with his hits, “Bunch of Girls” and his newest song “Helluva Ride”. Frankie also played a cover of John Mellencamp’s song “Ain’t That America”.  Personally, I liked his music; he had some great songs and was no stranger to Mavericks as he performed there last year. He also has a new album that will be released next month.  As for Rose Falcon, she is new to country music and is also Rodney Atkins’ wife.  An interesting fact is that if you were an Inspector Gadget movie fan back in 2003, she played a song for the second Inspector Gadget movie. That was the first time she was introduced as a pop singer. Now that she’s a country singer and starting over, it seems she’s ready for a country music career.

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    Jack Johnson is coming to St. Augustine




    St. Augustine, FL (January 27, 2014) – Jack Johnson announced a summer headline tour in support of his sixth studio album, From Here To Now To You, which debuted #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, Johnson's fourth chart topping album to date. The tour will make its only Florida appearance at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 with special guest ALO.

     

    The public on-sale will be this Friday, January 31 at 10 AM. There are a maximum of 4 tickets per household on this event. No Ticket Transfers are available on this show. This show will be paperless entry for all Standing Pit, 100 and 200 sections and will require the credit card used to purchase the tickets for entry. This show will have a seated general admission 300 section.

      

    Jack Johnson's From Here To Now To You tour continues to pave the way in green touring practices and community engagement initiatives. Greening actions include fueling tour vehicles with sustainable biodiesel, offering eco-friendly tour merchandise, sourcing local food from local farms, and promoting ride share programs and mass transit in addition to engaging venues and fans to eliminate single-use plastics, recycle, use water refill stations and...   [Read More]




    Darius Rucker with Eli Young Band and Corey Smith Coming To St. Augustine




    St. Augustine, FL (January 20, 2014) –Darius Rucker returns to perform at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre with Eli Young Band and Corey Smith on Saturday, April 19, 2014. Darius Rucker previously performed at the Amphitheatre on October 29, 2010.

    Rucker, who first attained multi-platinum status as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of Hootie & the Blowfish, wrote ten of the twelve tracks on True Believers - ranging from his current single, the feel-good, sing-along, "Radio" to the sophisticated narrative of "Shine." He expresses special pride in the raw and realistic sentiments of songs like "Miss You" and "I Will Love You Still," a duet with young powerhouse vocalist Mallary Hope.

    The two songs Rucker didn't have a hand in writing are both major events of their own. "Love Without You" features Sheryl Crow, with whom Rucker had wanted to record ever since they sang together at a VH1 function almost twenty years ago. For his version of the popular Old Crow Medicine Show song "Wagon Wheel," initially based on a sketch by Bob Dylan, Rucker, never expecting them to say yes, invited his tour partners and Capitol Records labelmates Lady Antebellum into the studio. When they came...   [Read More]




    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]



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    Jacksonville Beach Getting Massive Celtic Festival November 16th




    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: www.jaxcelticfest.com

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    Events This Weekend : 10/10 - 10/13




    Thursday:

    PVL Release Party - Neptune Beach Location: In the courtyard at beached town center (Lillie's Coffee Bar) Time: 6:30pm Complimentary valet parking provided by A1A Valet

    Grand Opening of Ladies Night - Every Thursday @ Taste - Tinseltown Location: Tase Food Studio in Tinseltown Time 9-close Ladies Drink Free All Night. RSVP Here: http://on.fb.me/1bfS0zf

    Friday:

    Downtown Office Party - Downtown Location: Hemming Plaza  Time: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.  This is your chance to try something new for lunch from one of the many food trucks, get some fresh air and network with the people around you!

    Concert in the Park - San Marco Location: Fletcher Park in San Marco Time: 6-late Featuring music by BE EASY. Food available from: On the Fly Sandwiches & Stuff, The Happy Grilled Cheese & Le Petite Cheri Cupcakery. Wine and Beer will be Available. FREE Admission but bring your chairs and blankets.

    JAXtoberfest - Downtown Location: Shipyards across Bay St from Maxwell House Time: 3-10 Activities include: 5K Beer Run, Keg Tapping Ceremony, Food & Brew, Live Entertainment, a Kinderfest Area for kids and MORE!!!!! See JaxtoberFest.com for more information!!!

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    New Tap House Opening Later This Month On The Southside




    Copper Tap House located on the corner of Beach Blvd and Hodges plans on having their grand opening on October 28th. The tap house will feature over 24 beers on tap as well as a craft food menu. Chef inspired favorites like the snapper sliders will be one of the tasty entree's you can get at the new spot. 

    The tap house will feature a custom bar built out of 48,000 pennies that took over 200+ man hours to complete. 

    There will be plenty of seating at peak house and the owners plan on having nightly entertainment. The tap house also boast a stage with high end lighting and sound. 

    If your are interested in applying, please visit https://www.facebook.com/copperjax

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    New Evidence Suggest That There Are Big Foots All Over The US




    Tennessee - Scientist from the The Erickson Project released today that they have tissue samples and have done a substantial amount of DNA research to find that there could be 1,000's of Big Foots all over North America and Canada.

    We think it could be a hoax but the photos are pretty convincing..... Chewbacca might be making a comeback!!! 

    Let us know if you've seen one, we want to know. Most realistic picture will win a giftcard to Whisky River. Send pictures to charles@904happyhour.com

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    October Art Walk




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