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Beaches Freedom Festival
This weekend, be ready for Jacksonville Beach’s largest festival of the summer. The Beaches Freedom Fest will return on Saturday July 14, 2018 at the Seawalk Pavilion. It will run from noon till 10pm. Music, food, games, Beer Garden, will be provided at the festival. For local bike riders, there will be free bike valet presented by Velofix located on the North Festival Entrance on 1st Street.
The Hot Dog eating contest will take place at the Main Stage from 1-4. Ten brave and hungry men and women will be selected to face off to see who can eat the most hot dogs in 10 minutes. The contest will begin at 1pm, followed by the Women’s Division at 2:30pm, and Men’s Division beginning at 4pm.
A new addition to the festival this year is a Cornhole Tournament sponsored by JAX Fray! The tournament kicks off at 1pm. For a limited time, signup for the tournament is $20 per team and includes a complimentary beer per person plus registration into the tournament. In addition, there will be $500 in cash and prizes plus trophies for the top three teams! Registration is limited to the first 100 teams! If your team is registered for the tournament, please make sure to arrive at the festival between 12pm-1pm to check in at th... [Read More]
Fireworks In Northeast Florida for the 4th
On July 4th, there is an annual fireworks display held in downtown Fernandina Beach around 9:30pm. You’ll also find vendors, live music, games and other entertainment in the area. Be sure to stop by and the festivities in downtown Fernandina Beach normally start around 6:00 PM on the fourth of July, depending on the weather and schedule. Call the city of Fernandina Parks and Recreation Office at (904)-310-3361 for more details as the event approaches.
You can’t go wrong with any of these events, but you’ll find plenty of other activities and exciting things to do while you’re on Amelia Island, so be sure to venture out on the 4th and enjoy the great Independence Day atmosphere!
Do you enjoy walking on the beach and being by the ocean this year for the fourth? Well, you can head down there with some friends, a blanket or a few chairs and watch the annual fireworks show. Shooting off from the Jacksonville Pier, you will be able to enjoy a bright and colorful display of fireworks. After the display grab a drink from any of the beach bars: Brix, Ritz, Lynchs, Shim Sham Room, Hoptinger, Surfer Bar, The Pier, Wreck Tiki Room, or Tavern on 1s... [Read More]
Red, Hot & Boom!
97.9 KISS FM and WJXT4 The Local Station / News4JAX is bringing Lauv, In Real Life, and Jack & Jack to Jacksonville for the 4th of July! It’s a free, all-ages show at the Jacksonville Landing, (under 18 must be accompanied by a parent). Join us for the free concert and fireworks, or watch it all live on Channel 4!
5 – 8 p.m. DJ
8 – 9:45 p.m. Red, Hot & Boom Concert ft. Lauv, Jack & Jack, and In Real Life
9:45 p.m. City of Jacksonville Fireworks
10 p.m. – 1 a.m. DJ
All persons must be 18 years of age or older to enter The Jacksonville Landing. Must show valid ID or Military ID to enter. Children are welcome with a parent and must stay with the parent at all times. One parent may supervise up to 5 youth. Entrance and all events are free.... [Read More]
Donny & Marie Are Coming To The St. Augustine Amphitheatre On Sunday, July 1, 2018
America’s favorite brother and sister duo Donny & Marie are coming to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Sunday, July 1, 2018.
Donny & Marie are bringing their new hit singles along with their chart-toppers like “Puppy Love,” “Paper Roses,” and “A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock N Roll.” Add in sibling humor, their supreme Las Vegas band and dancers, along with high-energy style and dance numbers and this is one production that is total entertainment for the young and young at heart.
Donny & Marie have collectively recorded 142 albums, selling over 100 million copies with 51 Gold and Platinum recordings. They have starred in their own television series, specials, documentaries and numerous programs throughout the world. Collectively and individually, they have sold out venues worldwide, breaking box office records and received countless awards.
Tickets for Donny & Marie “Summer 2018 Tour” go on sale this Friday, March 23 at 10 a.m. at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Box Offices. Save on fees by purchasing tickets at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre Box Office and have first pick when the tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Join the Amphithea... [Read More]
Jumbo Shrimp Will Host July 3 Independence Day Picnic
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Families on the First Coast can celebrate Independence Day Eve with a picnic at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville Tuesday, July 3, when the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp host an all-you-can-eat picnic as part of their Independence Day Celebration presented by the Nimnicht Family of Dealerships.
Individuals and families may now log onto tinyurl.com/jaxshrimpportal (password “America”) to purchase July 3 Independence Day Picnic packages that include reserved seats and the all-you-can-eat buffet in the first-base side VyStar Shrimp Net from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3. A limited number of tickets are available for the picnic.
Normally only served to groups of 24 or more people, the picnic menu of all-you-can-eat hamburgers, hot dogs, cole slaw, beans, cookies, tea, lemonade and water, is available for individuals and families to purchase. Reservation space is limited. Packages are $20 per person and include access to the all-you-can-eat buffet and a reserved seat for the JumboShrimp’s 7:05 p.m. game. Children ages 3 and under who do not require a seat do not need a ticket.
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Goo Goo Dolls to bring acoustic show to the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL--(Monday, February 3, 2014) — The Goo Goo dolls will hit the road in April for a spring acoustic tour called The Otis Midnight Sessions. The group will perform at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Thursday, April 17 at 8:00PM.
The shows will be performed in a “Story Tellers” format that enables the multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated band to dig deep into an extensive song catalog spanning their nearly 30-year history. It also offers a rare opportunity for fans to see them perform in more intimate settings than the Goos normally visit on their many live treks.
Tickets for this seated show will go on sale this Friday, February 7 at 10AM. Tickets will be available for purchase at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall and St. Augustine Amphitheatre box offices, findmytix.com, and all Ticketmaster outlets.
SHOW: Goo Goo Dolls – The Otis Midnight Sessions – An evening of Acoustic Music with special guests Run River North.
DATE: Thursday, April 17, 2014 TIME: Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm TICKET PRICE: 1st Ten Rows - $65.00; All remaining rows... [Read More]
Cher & Cyndi Lauper Planning To Visit Jacksonville On May 14th
JACKSONVILLE, FL (JANUARY 30) – Cher has just announced Cyndi Lauper as support for her “Dressed To Kill Tour”. Tickets for all dates are on sale now, and for complete “Dressed To Kill” tour details and ticket information, please visit www.cher.com.
Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award winning artist and New York Times Best Selling author Cyndi Lauper has proven that she has the heart and soul to keep her legion of fans compelled by her every creative move. A true renaissance woman with 30 sterling years and global record sales in excess of 50 million, Lauper continues to reach new heights as a career artist.
In 2013, Cyndi became the first solo woman to win the Tony Award for Best Original Score for Kinky Boots, itself a Tony Award Winner for Best New Musical. In addition, Cyndi marked the 30th anniversary of her debut smash hit album, She's So Unusual, with a celebratory world tour, she also released her New York Times Best Selling autobiography – Cyndi Lauper: A Memoir – published by Simon & Schuster, and continued her philanthropic work through the True Colors Fund.
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MÖTLEY CRÜE ANNOUNCES THE FINAL TOUR- IN jACKSONVILLE OCTOBER 19
Los Angeles, CA (January 28, 2014) – After more than three decades together, iconic rock ‘n roll band MÖTLEY CRÜE announced today The Final Tour and the band’s ultimate retirement. The announcement was solidified when the band signed a formal Cessation Of Touring Agreement, effective at the end of 2015, in front of global media in Los Angeles today. Celebrating the announcement of The Final Tour, the band will perform on ABC’s "Jimmy Kimmel Live" TONIGHT and will appear on "CBS This Morning" TOMORROW MORNING.
With over 80 million albums sold, MÖTLEY CRÜE has sold out countless tours across the globe and spawned more than 2,500 MÖTLEY CRÜE branded items sold in over 30 countries. MÖTLEY CRÜE has proven they know how to make a lasting impression and this tour will be no different. Fans can expect to hear the catalogue of their chart- topping hits and look forward to mind-blowing, unparalleled live production. “When it comes to putting together a new show we always push the envelope and that’s part of Motley Crue’s legacy,” explains Nikki Sixx (bass). “As far as letting on to what we’... [Read More]
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]
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Record Setting Gator Killed In Mississippi
Vicksburg Ms - Dustin Brockman of Vicksburg, Miss., ventured with his brother and friend into the Mississippi River by motorboat early Saturday night and emerged with a 727-pound record breaker that was 13 feet, 4.5 inches long.Previous record setting weight was 697.5 pounds. The massive gator took over 2 hours to catch - "We chased him for about two hours", Brockman said. "Then we got a shot on him." They plan on eating the meat and using the skin for a new gun strap. They also plan on getting the massive head mounted. ... [Read More]
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Man Bitten By Alligator
Lake City Fl - Yesterday while repairing his dock, James Tennant, 44, was bitten by a alligator. The Attack happened just after 3pm in about 4 ft of water. James was bitten on his calf and was taken to UF Shands where he under went surgery. Since the attack, FWC issued a permit to a trapper who has since trapped the gator. The alligator turned out to be a little over 8 ft long and weighed in at 150 lbs. It was caught Thursday night and euthanized.We wish James the best with his recovery. Just a reminder, please do not feed alligators or tantalize them. These un-natural human behaviors can turn normal alligators into nuisance alligators which are relocated and sometimes put down. ... [Read More]
10 Fun Beach Activities to Keep You Fit and Active This Summer!
Jacksonville Fl - Summer is almost over and our fitness partner LA Fitness shared this awesome article with us about ways to have fun while still getting fit at the beach. It is time to make your beach outings more fun-and fit-this summer! Adding some activities to your beach days will have you soaking up rays from that beautiful summertime orb in the sky, all while burning some extra calories.
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