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    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]




    Jacksonville National Cemetery Volunteers Are Placing Thousands Of American Flags On Graves For The Memorial Day Observance.




    Thousands of American flags are being placed on graves at the Jacksonville National Cemetery to honor fallen members of the armed forces. The headstones are in formation marking the final resting places for men and women who served in the U.S. armed forces.

    According to official records.  The cemetery near the northern border of Duval County grows by nearly 50 new gravesites each week, adding to the 12,500 veterans who have been buried there since the first burial in 2009. Every year, people from all over our area head to the cemetery on the Northside and plant flags at each and grave to make sure the fallen aren't forgotten.

    Volunteers do this every year for Memorial Day and then again at Christmas, when they place wreaths at every headstone. There is a group of volunteers called the Jacksonville Ladies who have been there from the start. They offer condolences to loved ones when they are present and stand as silent witnesses to honor the deceased when no one else is there.

    The “Jacksonville Ladies” started meeting in November 2008 and were present for the first interments that began on January 7, 2009. This non-profit Volunteer program shadows the Arlington Ladies, a Volunteer group of military w...   [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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    Huge Country Superfest Set To Come To Jacksonville




    October 10, 2013 (Jacksonville, Fla.) – The first-ever Florida Country Superfest, featuring the biggest stars in country music, is set for June 14 and 15, 2014 in Jacksonville, Fla., officials announced today. Jacksonville’s EverBank Field will play host to two jam-packed days and nights of country music and tailgating fun.

    The complete talent lineup along with ticket information and other details surrounding this mega-event will be released at a press conference scheduled for Nov. 14 in Jacksonville. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Thursday, Nov. 21.   Country music fans interested in signing up for the mailing list and securing tickets before they are available to the general public through a special pre-sale opportunity can register at www.FloridaCountrySuperfest.com.   “The Florida Country Superfest will generate a lot of excitement and showcase Jacksonville as a destination for entertainment,” said Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown. “Events like this have a great impact on tourism and the local economy. I am thrilled that the community leaders and event producers worked together to make Jacksonville the host for this festival.”

    Festival Productions, Inc.–New Orleans (FPI-NO) and S...   [Read More]




    Gentlemen Of The Road St. Augustine Stop Over Recap




    St. Augustine FL - “Gentlemen of the Road Stopover” was the biggest event that has happened this year and 904 Happy Hour went down to St Augustine’s Francis Field get the low down. I got to go down to Francis Field both days of the festival to check out the music and the crowd. From observing the number of attendees, it was said that there were at least 30,000 people that attended the festival. The line-up contained 12 bands for the two day festival. Mumford and Sons was the headliner for the festival and they performed a great show and gave the best performance their fans have ever seen. What also makes this a big event is that this was the final show for the Gentlemen of the Road Stopover and St. Augustine was the last stop. This festival was very artsy and brought many attendees from Jacksonville to Tampa and some people from out of the state as well.

    Day 1 went off smoothly and showcased Willy Mason, Thao and the Get Down and Stay Down, The Walkmen and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes. Each band gave a great performance and had their unique style. I categorized some of these bands as alternative, indie rock, or indie folk band. Each band performed a one hour set and I thought they all did a great job. When the night was over...   [Read More]




    Mumford & Sons St. Augustine GOTR Schedule




    St Augustine Fl - Mumford & Sons just announced the concert schedule for the St. Augustine Gentlemen of the Road stopover on Sept. 13-14 at Francis Field. Here it is:FRIDAY, SEPT. 134 p.m. Gates open6 p.m. Willy Mason6:50 p.m. Thao & The Get Down Stay Down7:55 p.m. The Walkmen9:15 Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic ZerosSATURDAY, SEPT. 1412 p.m. Gates open1:45 p.m. Bear's Den2:35 p.m. Those Darlins3:25 p.m. Half Moon Run4:20 p.m. Justin Townes Earle5:25 p.m. The Vaccines6:40 p.m. Fun.8 p.m. Mumford & Sons 9:55 p.m. Yacht Club DJs...   [Read More]



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