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    City of Jacksonville to Host "Bills Bustin' Bash" This Friday




    Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry and the City of Jacksonville will host the “Bills Bustin’ Bash” this Friday, January 5 at 5 p.m. at Daily’s Place to help demonstrate fan support and excitement for the jaguars playoff game. The Jaguars are AFC South Division champions and will host an AFC Wild Card game against the Buffalo Bills this Sunday, January 7 at EverBank Field.

    The stadium gates will open at 4 p.m. and the festivities will kick off at 5 p.m. Fans can expect remarks by Mayor Curry and Jaguars Owner Shad Khan as well as performances by THE ROAR of the Jaguars and the D-Line.  Jaguars alumni from their 1999 playoff team will be in attendance to sign autographs beginning at 4:15 p.m.

    Mayor Curry stated "We are incredibly proud of our Jaguars and their tremendous success this season," "This rally is a fun opportunity for fans to rally together to showcase our pride, love and support for our home team. Go Jags! Let's Bust the Bills!" 

    The fans can register in advance to attend the rally at www.jaguars.com/mayorsbash

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    THE ALLIGATOR FARM IN ST. AUGUSTINE CELEBRATES ITS 125TH ANNIVERSARY




    The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park this year celebrates its 125th Anniversary. The beloved Northeast Florida destination will mark its century-and-a-quarter birthday with a wide range of celebrations and special events, most notably the opening of a brand-new attraction, Oasis on the Nile.

    A History of Crowd-Pleasing and Conservation

    The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park was founded in 1893 as a small exhibition of Florida reptiles, and it soon became a quintessential Florida attraction. In 1937 it was purchased by W.I. Drysdale and F. Charles Usina, who began acquiring additional animals from other alligator farms, zoos, and museums, and by the 1950s, The Alligator Farm had become world famous. In the 1970s, scientists from the University of Florida began research on the premises, and exhibits were improved, with additions including the theater, outdoor amphitheater, and the stunning rookery boardwalk.

    Since 1989, The American Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) has extended accreditation to The Alligator Farm, elevating the institution to a select list of zoos, aquariums, and other zoological facilities throughout the nation recognized for the quality and care of their collections.

    A ...   [Read More]




    Barrique: The New Resturaunt in Avondale




    Jacksonville has seen a rise in new restaurants this year. The newest restaurant in Avondale is Barrique.  Barrique is all about enjoying life with good friends, good food, & good wine. The name is derived from the old world dialects of France, Italy and Spain, literally meaning a small oak cask barrel used for making fine wines. 

    The three partners of Barrique, Greg Bartolotta, Rich Rapp, and Joseph Murphy, are long time friends from Long Island, NY. Both Rich and Joseph relocated to the Jacksonville area over the past 10 years to bring the idea of a conceptual restaurant here. Greg has built and operated as many as 7 successful restaurants in the NYC area. They chose to open their restaurant in Avondale due to its energy and the contributions of the surrounding community members along with its rustic look. 

    Oven Roasted Oysters, Octopus, Burrata

    Seared Tuna

    Barrique offers fabulous rustic food, artisanal cheeses, cured meats, thin crust pizza, pan pressed sandwiches, mini desserts & much more, all centered around a social sharing experience, with attentive personal service, while letting you, the guest, set the pace. The popular dishes that guests love are the Oven Roasted Oysters...   [Read More]




    NFL Wild Card Schedule Announced




    Commissioner ROGER GOODELL announced tonight the schedule of sites, dates and times for the National Football League Wild Card Playoffs on January 6-7. NFL WILD CARD WEEKEND ​Saturday, January 6

     

    AFC:    4:35 PM (ET)

     Tennessee at Kansas City (ESPN, with simulcast on ABC)

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    NFC:    8:15 PM (ET)

     Atlanta at Los Angeles Rams (NBC)

     

    Sunday, January 7

     

    AFC:    1:05 PM (ET)

     Buffalo at Jacksonville (CBS)

       

    NFC:    4:40 PM (ET)

     Carolina at New Orleans (FOX)

    The Divisional Playoffs will be played on Saturday and Sunday, January 13 and 14.  

    The AFC (CBS, 3:05 PM ET) and NFC (FOX, 6:40 PM ET) Championship Games will be played on Sunday, January 21. 

    The 2018 Pro Bowl (ESPN, with simulcast on ABC, 3:00 PM ET) will be pla...   [Read More]




    Plans for New Year's Eve




    Have you got any plans for New Year’s Eve yet? We got you a list of the best parties in Jacksonville that you can attend. 

    Jacksonville Landing’s annual New Years Eve

    Downtown Jacksonville is the place to be this New Year’s Eve and The Jacksonville Landing is where to celebrate and ring in 2018! The New Year’s Eve Celebration will feature live music, food, drink specials and fireworks! This event is FREE!

    4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.   Live music by 7th Street Band

    9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m    Live music by Briteside Band

    Midnight                       City of Jacksonville Fireworks

    Celebrate the New Year with family and friends at The Jacksonville Landing. Say goodbye to 2017 and hello to 2018 with live music, good times, great food and drink specials and more!

     

    Southbank NYE 2017 at River City Brewing Company

    River City Brewing Company is stepping it up another notch this year with our Southbank New Year's Eve Bash. Not only will the Bar Lounge and Deck be open, the Ma...   [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!!!

    Vampir...   [Read More]




    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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