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Jumbo Shrimp End Season Labor Day
Monday, Sept. 3, 2:05 p.m. (Gates open at 1 p.m.)
Fan Appreciation Day: The day will celebrate the end of a fun-filled season with prize giveaways throughout the game.
Labor Day Picnic: Purchase a reserved seat and the 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. all-you-can-eat buffet (hamburgers, hot dogs, barbecue chicken, cole slaw, beans, cookies, tea, lemonade and water) in the Sea Best Shrimp Deck at tinyurl.com/jaxshrimpportal (password “SHRIMPFAN”). A limited number of tickets are available for the picnic.
VyStar Credit Union Charity Begins at Home: The Jumbo Shrimp feature up to two local nonprofits at each Monday home game. The nonprofits raise awareness and funds through ticket sales and the Launch-A-Ball promotion. VyStar Credit Union members can get a buy-3-get-1 free ticket special by showing their VyStar credit or debit card at the box office.
“Don’t Trash Jacksonville” presented by the City of Jacksonville: Love your city? Show it by avoiding and reporting littering. The City of Jacksonville’s Fight Blight office is teaming up with the Jumbo Shrimp to encourage citizens to keep our city clean. Come to the game to support anti-litter efforts and learn m... [Read More]
Full Moon Rooftop Party
This Thursday, August 23rd, join us for our NEW EVENT, the Full Moon Rooftop Party at River & Post’s sky bar and lounge! Live music will kick off at 7 by the Honey Hounds plus there will be drink specials, glow sticks, giveaways, & more!
Ticket is valid for rooftop access to the August event. Arrive early to beat the line. Event runs from 6pm to 11:30 and has a limited capacity.
For more information visit JaxFullMoonParty.com... [Read More]
Jumbo Shrimp Homestand Highlights August 19-23
The 2018 Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp season presented by Community First Credit Union continues with a homestand Sunday, Aug. 19, through Thursday, Aug. 23. The Jumbo Shrimp host the Birmingham Barons, Double-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox, for a five-game series with a promotional lineup including the following highlights:
Sunday, August 19, 6:05 p.m. (Gates open at 5 p.m.)
Southpaw’s Birthday presented by Jax Refrigeration: Local mascots will join the celebration of the Baseball Grounds’ top dog with an entertaining kickball game.
Pregame Candy Drop: Following family catch on the field, a helicopter will drop candy in the outfield.
Baptist Health Sunday Family FUNday: Kids can feel like the pros before each Sunday home game, as families can play catch on the field, beginning at 5 p.m. Free face painting and balloon animals will be available in the Wolfson Children's Hospital Kids Zone. Following the game, kids 12 and under can run the bases.
Monday, August 20, 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 6 p.m.)
VyStar Credit Union Charity Begins at Home: The Jumbo Shrimp feature up to two local nonprofits at each Monday home game.... [Read More]
Party In The Pines Returns To North Florida
Party in the Pines has returned this year for a second year in North Florida. Presented by Bienville Entertainment the country mystic and camping festival returns to White Springs on October 19-20. You will enjoy a two day festival full of non stop country music, including two stages, camping and RV accommodations and a variety of food and beverage options.
This country festival highlights a great line up of artists such as Zac Brown Band & Little Big Town. Other following acts will include Luke Combs, Kip Moore, Mark O’Connor Band, Lindsey Ell, Dan + Shay, Granger Smith, The Cadillac Three, Cascade Pope, Drew Baldridge, Clare Dunn, and Raleigh Keegan.
Attendees will have access to a new lounge Cruzan Beach that features a tiki bar, volleyball, corn hole, tie-dye stations and shade. Additional offerings include a free Thursday night pre-party and concert for all camper and RV ticket holders, exclusive lounges and a Saturday night firework show presented by Busy Bee to close out the festival. All guests can enjoy a variety of food and beverage options as well as from sponsors Budweiser, Jim Beam, Monster Energy, Sonny’s BBQ, Coca-Cola and more.
VIP Patrons receive special parking, entry p... [Read More]
August Downtown Wine Down
Join us at Jacksonville’s new rooftop bar for the Downtown Wine Down, a monthly happy hour and cocktail mixer held at Cowford Chophouse. August's Downtown Wine Down will be a ticketed event to ensure there are no long lines and that we can contain capacity.
Live entertainment will include a performance by Aaron Thomas & Soulo Lyon of The Band Be Easy. Additionally, guest can enjoy food and drink specials, a giveaway for a $100 Cowford Chophouse Gift Card, and a complimentary glass of bubbles!
The Band Be Easy: 6:00pm-9:30pm
The roof will be open to ticket holders at 3:30pm and be closed to anyone without tickets the remainder of the night.
Ticket prices: $15 per person... [Read More]
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Easter Keg Hunt Saturday
This Saturday, one of Jacksonville's Most popular event is back by popular demand. The Easter Keg Hunt is fun-filled but limited in size so make sure to sign your team up quickly! At this scavenger hunt teams will travel all over Jacksonville to find the Easter Kegs.
Easter Kegs are not normal kegs. They are painted kegs that are hidden all over town and are found by teams solving clues. The first team to find all the kegs including the Golden Keg will win the Easter Keg Hunt.
Winning team wins Beer For A Year. 2nd and 3rd place teams also receive runner up prizes. Costumes are encouraged. "Best Team Name" and "Best Dressed Team" also receive prizes. All teams must have a designated driver.
The event headquarters will be at Nippers Beach Grille in Jacksonville Beach. Registration will take place from 9:00-10:30 AM. Brunch and Bar will be available. Scavenger hunt will begin at 10:30 am. Course will aprox. take 2-3 hours. Award ceremony and post race festivities will be between noon and 3pm
Sign up at www.TheEasterKegHunt.com... [Read More]
Weekend Events - April 12th & 13th
1) One Spark Festival in Downtown Jacksonville 2) The Oyster Jam Music Festival & Southeast US Boat Show at Metro Park in Downtown Jacksonville
3) Lauren's Kids Walk Saturday to help end child sexual abuse in Duval County 4) Dierks Bentley Live at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Saturday 5) The San Marco Art Festival at the historic San Marco Square Saturday and Sunday 6) Check out Riverside Arts Market on Saturday from 10-4pm 7) $1 Bowling at Latitude 30 on Sunday after 9pm 8) Its the final weekend of the Clay County Fair . Arts, crafts, rides, family fun and more!... [Read More]
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]
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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.
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Transportation Solution from Jax Beach to Downtown - Jax Connector
Jacksonville needs your help to bring The Connector to life. Help to connect the community through this no-risk funding campaign!
Q: What is The Connector?
This is simple. Together we can provide an easy, reliable, fast and affordable transportation solution to connect two thriving areas in Jacksonville. The Connector will provide private buses to both Downtown and the Beaches. Two luxury buses will run on a continuous schedule leaving each location, every hour on the hour, from 7 pm to 2 am Friday and Saturday nights with room for expansion. You'll be able to make reservations in advance through Jax Connector or by walking up. The cost will be $5 one-way and $8 round-trip payable via cash or charge. The ride will be a straight shot from point A to point B and trip duration is approximately a 30 minute ride.
Q: I love Jacksonville, but will this work? And why do you need $100K?
Private transportation systems are proven all over the world. This is our opportunity to step up when resources have not been provided at the growth rate of our community. That in mind, there are key barriers to implementation: cost and adoption.Cost. We're hoping you can help on... [Read More]
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]
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