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    Santana Returns To The Amp This Saturday




    The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is proud to announce that legendary Carlos Santana will bring his “Global Consciousness Tour” to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Saturday, April 20, 2019. Santana last performed to a sold-out crowd at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre in April of 2014. This event is Sold Out!

     

    TICKET PRICES: 

    $154.00 – Seated Pit

    $129.00 – Level 100

    $104.00 – Level 200

    $74.00 – Level 300

    $54.00 – Obstructed View

     

    FRONT PORCH SALSA DANCE PARTY!

    Before the show starting at 5PM, come dance away for salsa party on the Front Porch with musical performance by LPT! 

    LPT delivers salsa and Afro-Cuban music with their high-energy live shows! Afro-Cuban Band from Riverside in Jacksonville, FL plays salsa music as a way to share the diversity of the area with a new, young audience, while still giving the seasoned salsa veterans a taste of that old school. LPT are becoming the new ambassadors of Salsa music in the Southeast, using the music to bridge gaps between cultures. 

    2019 marks the 20th anniversary of Carlos Santana’s groundbreaking album Superna...   [Read More]




    Leon Bridges Brings His "Good Thing Tour" To The Amp This Wedesnday




    Retro R&B recording artist and songwriter Leon Bridges brings his “Good Thing Tour” featuring special guest Jess Glynne. Tickets are on sale now and this event will sell out.

    Grammy Award nominated R&B recording artist and songwriter Leon Bridges has announced a second leg to his sold out headlining North American Good Thing Tour. Due to overwhelming demand, the newly scheduled U.S. shows roll out in the spring of 2019, following on the heels of Leon’s successful 2018 tour launched in support of his acclaimed sophomore album, Good Thing.  The second leg of the Good Thing Tour kicks off on April 10th in Charlottesville, VA, and concludes on May 5 in Cleveland Ohio, with stops along the way in Miami Beach, Orlando, Memphis, and other U.S. cities.

    British singer/songwriter Jess Glynne will be opening the shows. The 2018 Good Thing Tour officially began June 9th and touched down in more than two dozen cities across the U.S. and included multiple sell-outs in noted locales including The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles and Radio City Music Hall in New York. 

    Most recently, Leon released the official music video for his track “If It Feels Good (Then It Must Be),” produced by French music production ...   [Read More]




    Jacksonville Icemen Host Game 3 Playoff This Thursday




    After a long season of hockey, for the first time, the Jacksonville Icemen make their way to the playoffs. Many fans have cheered on this team and watched them reach success in just 2 seasons. Last year, the rookie team was just starting, but they have grown into a mature team of hockey players from Jacksonville. 

    In the first two playoff games, the Icemen fell short 0-2 games against the Florida Everblades in the Semifinals for the Kelly Cup. The Series now shifts to the Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena for Game 3 on Thursday, April 18 and Game 4 on Friday, April 19.  If necessary, the Icemen would also play host to Game 5 on Saturday, April 20. 

    All hockey fans should come out this Thursday, April 18th to cheer on the Icemen as they take on the Florida Everblades at 7pm. 

    Use promo code: PLAYOFFS2019 to purchase your tickets.

    Click here for more info.

    ...   [Read More]




    Easter Keg Hunt Returns This Weekend




    It’s back!!!! Jacksonville’s most popular adult scavenger hunt returns, The Easter Keg hunt. From Riverside, to the beaches, to River City Brewing Company, this year’s Easter Keg Hunt takes place on Saturday, April 20th in Historic Springfield. Solve clues, learn history about what made Jacksonville the Bold City of the South, and embark on Jacksonville’s Best Adult Scavenger Hunt with your friends and coworkers.

    Teams will compete for their chance to win over $2,000 in beer, prizes and trophies! The top 10 teams will win prizes and trophies. Costumes are encouraged for this event. “Best Team Name” and “Best Dressed Team” also receive prizes. Teams for this year consist of up to 8 people.

    The 6th Annual Easter Keg Hunt will take place on foot in a 20-30 block radius and will require a lot of cardio and physical activity; running shoes are recommended.

    Good luck hunting!

      ...   [Read More]




    Jumbo Shrimp Homestand Highlights April 15-19




    JACKSONVILLE, Fl. – The 2019 Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp season presented by Community First Credit Union continues at 7:05 p.m. on Monday, April 15 from the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. The Jumbo Shrimp will host the Birmingham Barons, Double-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox, for a five-game series from April 15 through Friday, April 19 with a promotional lineup including the following highlights:

    Monday, April 15, 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 6 p.m.)

    VyStar Credit Union Charity Begins at Home with the MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation: The Jumbo Shrimp partner with local nonprofits at each Jumbo Shrimp Monday home game through the season. The MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation (www.malwashington.com) will raise funds through ticket sales and the Launch-A-Ball promotion. VyStar Credit Union members can get a buy-one, get-one free ticket special by showing their VyStar credit or debit card at the box office.

    Half-price 16 oz. Yuengling cans: Fans can enjoy 16 oz. cans of Yuengling for just $3.

    Tax ReFUN Day: The Jumbo Shrimp are turning Tax Day into Tax ReFUN Day by inviting fans to save their ticket to Monday’s game and turn it in for a free ticket of equal or lesser value to any Monday home game ...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Sports

    Jacksonville Icemen Host Game 3 Playoff This Thursday




    After a long season of hockey, for the first time, the Jacksonville Icemen make their way to the playoffs. Many fans have cheered on this team and watched them reach success in just 2 seasons. Last year, the rookie team was just starting, but they have grown into a mature team of hockey players from Jacksonville. 

    In the first two playoff games, the Icemen fell short 0-2 games against the Florida Everblades in the Semifinals for the Kelly Cup. The Series now shifts to the Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena for Game 3 on Thursday, April 18 and Game 4 on Friday, April 19.  If necessary, the Icemen would also play host to Game 5 on Saturday, April 20. 

    All hockey fans should come out this Thursday, April 18th to cheer on the Icemen as they take on the Florida Everblades at 7pm. 

    Use promo code: PLAYOFFS2019 to purchase your tickets.

    Click here for more info.

    ...   [Read More]




    Jumbo Shrimp Homestand Highlights April 15-19




    JACKSONVILLE, Fl. – The 2019 Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp season presented by Community First Credit Union continues at 7:05 p.m. on Monday, April 15 from the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. The Jumbo Shrimp will host the Birmingham Barons, Double-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox, for a five-game series from April 15 through Friday, April 19 with a promotional lineup including the following highlights:

    Monday, April 15, 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 6 p.m.)

    VyStar Credit Union Charity Begins at Home with the MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation: The Jumbo Shrimp partner with local nonprofits at each Jumbo Shrimp Monday home game through the season. The MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation (www.malwashington.com) will raise funds through ticket sales and the Launch-A-Ball promotion. VyStar Credit Union members can get a buy-one, get-one free ticket special by showing their VyStar credit or debit card at the box office.

    Half-price 16 oz. Yuengling cans: Fans can enjoy 16 oz. cans of Yuengling for just $3.

    Tax ReFUN Day: The Jumbo Shrimp are turning Tax Day into Tax ReFUN Day by inviting fans to save their ticket to Monday’s game and turn it in for a free ticket of equal or lesser value to any Monday home game ...   [Read More]




    The Run Home 5K returns to Riverside Arts Market




    Root Reality is proud to announce their second The Run Home 5K.  Their goal is to provide support and raise awareness about homelessness with a goal of helping more families put down roots in our city!! All proceeds from both sponsors go to The Sulzbacher Center, Jacksonville’s largest homeless shelter and Rethreaded Inc, a non profit committed to helping women out of human trafficking and into employment and stable housing.  

    RACE DETAILS: 

    April 14th, 2019

    Start/Finish: At Riverside Arts Market

    8:30AM 5k begins

    9:30AM 1 mile kids run

     

    Runners Receive: Race T-Shirt, Finishing Medal, Post-Race events, + Swag Bags! 

     

    Registration Fee: 

    $30 March 2- April 13th 

    $35 April 14th (day of)

    ...   [Read More]




    Sweet By Holly's Present Cupcake Run & Cake Walk




    This Saturday, running and Sweet by Holly cupcakes come together for The Cupcake 5K and 1 mile Cake Walk fun run. This run benefits Girls on the Run of Northeast Florida, a non-profit that inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experienced-based curriculum that creatively integrates running. 

    This is an all paces race where EVERY FINISHER gets a Sweet by Holly cupcake at the finish and vouchers for two more FREE cupcakes!

    Packet Pick Up

    Packets will be available for pick up on Thursday, April 4th and Friday, April 5th from 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM at:

    Sweet by Holly

    St. Johns Town Center

    4624 Town Crossing Dr, Ste 137

    Start

    5k Gun Start is at 7:30 am. Runners competing to place overall or in their age group, be sure to get to the start line EARLY. This race is walker and stroller friendly, but we kindly ask you to start in the back.

    The Cake Walk starts at 8:30 am.

    Awards

    All Finishers will receive a Sweet By Holly cupcake as they cross the Finish Line.

    Medals will be awarded to all 5k Finishers and participants in the Cake Walk.

     

    The First Place Finisher overal...   [Read More]




    Jumbo Shrimp Homestand Highlights April 4-8




     

    JACKSONVILLE, FL. – The 2019 Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp season presented by Community First Credit Union opens at 7:05 p.m. on Thursday, April 4 from the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. The Jumbo Shrimp will host the Jackson Generals, Double-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, for a five-game series from April 4 through Sunday, April 8 with a promotional lineup including the following highlights:

    Thursday, April 4, 7:05 p.m. (Gate open at 6 p.m.)

    Opening Day presented by Firehouse Subs and Rimrock Devlin: The Jumbo Shrimp will host a Street Carnival from 4 p.m. through 6:30 p.m. with a rock wall, game truck, face painter, vendors, DJ and stage and life-size games to help celebrate Opening Day. Also among the pregame festivities is the Navy Band Southeast, which will play the National Anthem. During the Seventh Inning Stretch, Google Street View will take a panorama of the entire ballpark from the pitcher’s mound. The Jumbo Shrimp’s game-used road gray jerseys will be auctioned online at www.jaxshrimp.com throughout the entire homestand. Following the game is the first of a Baseball Grounds-record 22 fireworks shows. The Jumbo Shrimp’s Opening Day is not included in the club’s Budweiser Thirsty ...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Food

    April 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. April'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!

    Entertainment Lineup:

    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]




    CineBistro: Fine Dining and a Movie




    Everybody loves dinner and a movie. Some people can’t afford a movie due to them getting more expensive. A lot of theaters have been getting upgrades to make sure moviegoers get what they are paying for. However, the current upgrades don’t compare to those off the new luxury cinema looking to break ground in Jacksonville.

    According to the Jacksonville Daily Record, Jeff Fuqua is planning on bringing CineBistro to the Exchange near southeast Butler Blvd and I-295. It’s calling itself a “world class ‘dinner and a movie’ concert”. CMX CineBistro operates 14 locations in nine states, including five in Florida. It is a subsidiary of Cinemex, the Mexican-based movie chain. In addition to all the technology, it offers options from “blockbuster movies, art and independent films, to special screenings of live music and sports.” 

    This theater will include a full menu and bar in it’s location, catering to an adult crowd. Menu items in areas like Sarasota, Miami, and Tampa include roll sliders, seared scallops, shrimp mac and cheese, wagyu beef sliders and New York Strip steak. With a bar menu including cocktails, beer and whole bottles of wine available for purchase. Ther...   [Read More]




    Best Desserts In Northeast Florida




    After a great dinner, what do people tend to enjoy after? Coffee and dessert!  Jacksonville has some great restaurants that serve the best desserts in town. Here is a list of places to find the best deserts.

    Biscottis Located in the Shoppes of Avondale, Biscottis serves up awesome deserts to enjoy after a good dinner. All of the cakes that Biscottis make are homemade at their B bakery. Assorted Petite Desserts are $1.75-$3.00 apiece, cupcakes are $3 each or $1.75 for the mini ones. Their assorted cookies are $1 each and include the flavors of Lemon Cooler, Chocolate Chunk and Toffee. Biscottis sells whole cakes that can serve approximately 15-20 slices per cake at $65. Cake platters that are served to guests are pre-sliced and present an assortment of their cakes. Generous cake slices are $10.00 each and can be shared by cutting them in half. Guests can add $8.00 for garnish, platter, plates, napkins, forks and cake server. They also have awesome bread pudding and sheet cakes that customers can enjoy. Whether you are looking to have a great dessert after dinner or need a cake for an event, Biscottis can provide delicious options for you!

    BBs Restaurant Located in San Marco and on Riverplace Blvd. serves a great dinner, but having ...   [Read More]




    March Downtown Wine Down




    Join us at Jacksonville’s rooftop bar for the Downtown Wine Down, a monthly happy hour and cocktail mixer held at Cowford Chophouse.

    Live entertainment will include a performance by the Chris Thomas Band. Additionally, guest can enjoy food and drink specials, a giveaway for a $100 Cowford Chophouse Gift Card, and a complimentary cocktail.

    Entertainment Lineup:

    Chris Thomas Band: 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

    Click Here for more info.

    ...   [Read More]




    Rooftop Bars In Jacksonville




    Jacksonville has some great restaurants and bars. The most popular restaurants that people talk about all over town are the rooftop bars. Many people come to these spots to enjoy dinner, have a day out with friends during good weather, dinner under the stars or celebrate a special occasion. 

    Intuition Ale Works 

    Craft beer fans can follow their intuition to the microbrewery and taproom of Intuition Ale Works, whose rooftop bar overlooks the shores of the St. Johns River and offers spectacular views of Downtown and the Jacksonville Jaguars’ EverBank Field. The casual “shorts and a T-shirt” ambience is complemented by delicious craft beers and outdoor live music and rooftop shows. 

    The taproom is the home of One Off Wednesdays, where each Wednesday an all-new, limited-release beer is tapped and served for an exclusive one-day run. The brewery hosts a kid-friendly Family Game Night complete with a bounce house, cornhole, and video and board games galore. You don’t want to miss the community yoga classes weekly on the rooftop.

    Happy Hour is at 5-7pm

    Cowford Chophouse

    Renowned Jacksonville restaurateur Jacques Klempf opened a crown jewel among the best new restau...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Entertainment

    Santana Returns To The Amp This Saturday




    The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is proud to announce that legendary Carlos Santana will bring his “Global Consciousness Tour” to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Saturday, April 20, 2019. Santana last performed to a sold-out crowd at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre in April of 2014. This event is Sold Out!

     

    TICKET PRICES: 

    $154.00 – Seated Pit

    $129.00 – Level 100

    $104.00 – Level 200

    $74.00 – Level 300

    $54.00 – Obstructed View

     

    FRONT PORCH SALSA DANCE PARTY!

    Before the show starting at 5PM, come dance away for salsa party on the Front Porch with musical performance by LPT! 

    LPT delivers salsa and Afro-Cuban music with their high-energy live shows! Afro-Cuban Band from Riverside in Jacksonville, FL plays salsa music as a way to share the diversity of the area with a new, young audience, while still giving the seasoned salsa veterans a taste of that old school. LPT are becoming the new ambassadors of Salsa music in the Southeast, using the music to bridge gaps between cultures. 

    2019 marks the 20th anniversary of Carlos Santana’s groundbreaking album Superna...   [Read More]




    Leon Bridges Brings His "Good Thing Tour" To The Amp This Wedesnday




    Retro R&B recording artist and songwriter Leon Bridges brings his “Good Thing Tour” featuring special guest Jess Glynne. Tickets are on sale now and this event will sell out.

    Grammy Award nominated R&B recording artist and songwriter Leon Bridges has announced a second leg to his sold out headlining North American Good Thing Tour. Due to overwhelming demand, the newly scheduled U.S. shows roll out in the spring of 2019, following on the heels of Leon’s successful 2018 tour launched in support of his acclaimed sophomore album, Good Thing.  The second leg of the Good Thing Tour kicks off on April 10th in Charlottesville, VA, and concludes on May 5 in Cleveland Ohio, with stops along the way in Miami Beach, Orlando, Memphis, and other U.S. cities.

    British singer/songwriter Jess Glynne will be opening the shows. The 2018 Good Thing Tour officially began June 9th and touched down in more than two dozen cities across the U.S. and included multiple sell-outs in noted locales including The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles and Radio City Music Hall in New York. 

    Most recently, Leon released the official music video for his track “If It Feels Good (Then It Must Be),” produced by French music production ...   [Read More]




    Clay County Fair Returns This Spring




    Beginning this April, the Clay County Fair returns for everyone from April 4th to the 13th!!! The Clay County Fair is a 501c3 Non-Profit organization. They operate the annual agricultural fair that is held in the spring. Clay County Parks and Recreation is responsible for the upkeep of the fairgrounds and all other events that are held on grounds. 

    Since 1986 each year, over 113,000 visitors enjoy 10 fun filled days at the Clay County Agricultural Fair, one of Clay County's largest community events. Fairgoers are entertained by several different stages of various entertainment sure to make your visit memorable. Entertainment starts on Thursday April 4th and ends on April 11th.

    Thursday - Drake White and Devin Dawson

    Friday - Curt Towne Band and Marshall Tucker Band

    Saturday - Roots and Boots Tour (Aaron Tippin, Sammy Kershaw, and Collin Raye)

    Sunday - Jordan and the Posey Pickers and Big Daddy Weave

    Monday - Shenandoh and Joe Diffie

    Tuesday - Big & Rich

    Wednesday - Jimmie Allen and Jordan Davis

    Thursday - Gatlin Brothers

    New Ultimate VIP Experience has come to the fair this year. Enjoy one of our headline musical acts from the comfor...   [Read More]




    Free Concert at Jacksonville Landing




    This Thursday, join 99.9 Gator Country at 8pm at the Jacksonville Landing for the 99.9 Gator Country Acoustic Jam. Bring the family for a night of music from upcoming artists such as Tyler Rich, Adam Hambrick, Smithfield and Haley & Michaels.

    Concert is free to the public and for all ages. For more information and to win meet and greets with the artists you can visit 99.9gatorcountry.com for more details.

    About Tyler Rich Tyler Rich is a Country Singer/Songwriter from a small Northern California farming community called Yuba City, and based in Nashville, TN. He found his love for country music after his cousin took him to see George Strait at the age of 8. From George, to Garth, to Alan Jackson, Tyler immersed himself into the music. Three months before his 14th birthday, his Grandparents surprised him with a guitar for Christmas, and he never stopped playing. After countless hours working on his craft, and spending years on the road touring across the country with multiple bands, Tyler decided it was time to pursue his career as a solo artist. Since that day Tyler has performed along side some of the industries top artists including, Cole Swindell, Sam Hunt, Dan + Shay, Gloriana, Canaan Smith, Maddie & Tae, and more! Tyler...   [Read More]




    Jon Pardi at The Players Military Appreciation Day




    The Players Championship is on the way to the Sawgrass. We are kicking off the week with Military Appreciation Day on Tuesday, March 12th with the Military Appreciation Ceremony to honor the men and women of our armed forces beginning at 5:00 p.m. on the 17 Island Green. The 2019 concert will feature a special performance by country music artist, Jon Pardi. 

    THE PLAYERS is once again proud to continue its policy of providing free or affordable access to the tournament for men and women of the U.S. Armed Services.

    THE PLAYERS provides all career military (active duty, Reserve, military retirees and dependents) with complimentary admission to the tournament all week.

    All military must bring printed vouchers and photo IDs to the Military Tickets trailers located at any of the tournament gates. At the trailers, vouchers will be exchanged for complimentary tournament tickets for career military and dependents. THE PLAYERS also provides veterans the opportunity to purchase up to two (2) discounted tournament tickets at the trailers. Military can enter the tournament through the following gates: Davis Love III, Nicklaus, and Couples. 

     

    Parking is free for everyone Tuesday-Wednesday...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Community

    Easter Keg Hunt Returns This Weekend




    It’s back!!!! Jacksonville’s most popular adult scavenger hunt returns, The Easter Keg hunt. From Riverside, to the beaches, to River City Brewing Company, this year’s Easter Keg Hunt takes place on Saturday, April 20th in Historic Springfield. Solve clues, learn history about what made Jacksonville the Bold City of the South, and embark on Jacksonville’s Best Adult Scavenger Hunt with your friends and coworkers.

    Teams will compete for their chance to win over $2,000 in beer, prizes and trophies! The top 10 teams will win prizes and trophies. Costumes are encouraged for this event. “Best Team Name” and “Best Dressed Team” also receive prizes. Teams for this year consist of up to 8 people.

    The 6th Annual Easter Keg Hunt will take place on foot in a 20-30 block radius and will require a lot of cardio and physical activity; running shoes are recommended.

    Good luck hunting!

      ...   [Read More]




    Groundwork Jacksonville Will Build Emerald Trail Withtin Next 10 Years




    The Jacksonville City Council has approved a plan presented by Groundwork Jacksonville to Build an Emerald Trail within the next 10 years. The trail will tie together over 30 miles of trails, green space, parks and creeks forming a necklace around Jacksonville’s urban core. 

    Over a six-month period, the planning team conducted field work, analyzed data, and worked with our Steering Committee and neighborhood working groups to ensure the proposed trails were safe, appealing and destination-driven.

    The Steering Committee dissected the Trail Master Plan into three implementation tiers: Programmed Segments, Implementation Tier 1, and Implementation Tier 2. The goal for implementation is to have a trail segment within acquisition, design, permitting, and construction at all times until completion. The total project cost is estimated to be approximately $31 million.

    This Saturday will be the opening of the first mile of the Emerald Trail. The walk will start at the Prime Osborne Center and head north through LaVilla and under I95 to Myrtle Ave and the start of the S-Line Rail Trail. The walk will end at Engine 15 Brewing Co. Total Distance is 1.3 miles. Event will end at 1pm, and transportation will...   [Read More]




    First Wedensday Art Walk: Jax Poetry Fest




    Celebrate the start of Hope at Hand’s 4th Annual Jax Poetry Fest in Downtown Jacksonville. Enjoy live poetry readings and performances in Hemming Park and in the Main Library throughout the night.

    Headquarters In Hemming Park - Join us at the Main Stage for an open-mic poetry session from 6:15-7:15 p.m. Then stick around for poetry by Ebony Payne-English and others from 7:15-8:15 p.m.

    Browse artwork by ABDUL, Artzy Fartzy Petz, The Bead Bowl, Kram Kan Photo, Moonchild Studio, Viktor Lazarev, The Dynasty 11, Jumping Jackalopes, Tovah 2 Creations and more. And don’t miss these vendors and non-profit organizations: Year Up, VyStar, the Florida Theatre, the City of Jacksonville Animal Care & Protective Services and more. Plus, stop by the Friends of Hemming Park tent for refreshments and concessions, swag and to learn more about upcoming events in Jacksonville's most historic public space.

    Kid Zone @ Hemming Park - Bring the kids to participate in PNC’s Mobile Learning Experience, activities by My Gym and jump-roping by Jump 4 Jax.

     

    ART & CULTURE HIGHLIGHTS

    Jacksonville Main Library - Jax Poetry Fest takes off with poetry performances from Ebony Payne-English, Moses West...   [Read More]




    Last Free Events at the Jacksonville Landing




    Join The Jacksonville Landing for one last weekend full of FREE events. Enjoy free events featuring live music by Jacksonville's favorite bands, drink specials, good times and views of the river!

     

    Event Schedule includes:

    Friday, March 29

    Live music by The 7 Street Band with special guests Special Formula Band from 7 p.m. - 12 a.m. on the Sleiman Riverfront Stage.

    Saturday, March 30

    1) Rumble at the River 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

    Join the Jacksonville Mustang Club for their 17th Regional Mustang & Ford Show. Join the club for a day of fun, fords and more. This event is free.

    2) Dirty South Villains 4th Annual Meet 7 p.m. 

    This regional meet up for the Bearded Villains of Jacksonville will benefit the National Kidney Foundation. Enjoy vendor tables and the beard competition. The event will be held in the Jack Daniels Bar. All proceeds from the event will benefit the National Kidney Foundation. 

    3) Live music by The Band Be Easy from 8 - 10 p.m. and music provided by Party Solution Entertainment in the courtyard from 7 p.m. - 12 a.m.

     

    Sunday, March 31

    Soulful Sundays 5 – 9 p.m. 

    ...   [Read More]




    Jacksonville Icemen Brings Bar Crawl to the Beach




    Icemen Fans get your friends together. After a great season, the Jacksonville Icemen invite you to participate in their first ever Icemen Bar Crawl on Friday, March 22. 

    Registration will be at Lynch's Irish Pub in Jax Beach, starting at 6:30 pm. Registration includes one free drink at each of the bar locations. The Crawl will begin at Lynch's at 7:00 pm; then continues to Hoptinger Bier Garden, The Wreck Tiki Lounge, and Flask & Cannon!

    Fang will be present at registration and throughout the crawl! All bar crawl participants will also receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win Icemen Game used gear and other merchandise! 

    Icemen fans are encouraged to wear Icemen gear!

     

    To purchase tickets, and for more information, please visit: https://bit.ly/2NI6qCr

    ...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Local News

    Groundwork Jacksonville Will Build Emerald Trail Withtin Next 10 Years




    The Jacksonville City Council has approved a plan presented by Groundwork Jacksonville to Build an Emerald Trail within the next 10 years. The trail will tie together over 30 miles of trails, green space, parks and creeks forming a necklace around Jacksonville’s urban core. 

    Over a six-month period, the planning team conducted field work, analyzed data, and worked with our Steering Committee and neighborhood working groups to ensure the proposed trails were safe, appealing and destination-driven.

    The Steering Committee dissected the Trail Master Plan into three implementation tiers: Programmed Segments, Implementation Tier 1, and Implementation Tier 2. The goal for implementation is to have a trail segment within acquisition, design, permitting, and construction at all times until completion. The total project cost is estimated to be approximately $31 million.

    This Saturday will be the opening of the first mile of the Emerald Trail. The walk will start at the Prime Osborne Center and head north through LaVilla and under I95 to Myrtle Ave and the start of the S-Line Rail Trail. The walk will end at Engine 15 Brewing Co. Total Distance is 1.3 miles. Event will end at 1pm, and transportation will...   [Read More]




    Downtown Events This Weekend Impact Traffic




     

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Several events scheduled to take place Thursday through Sunday in downtown Jacksonville will impact traffic, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said. 

    Here's what you need to know if you will be attending any of the events or plan to head downtown this weekend:

    Road closures

    If you are attending an event in the Sports Complex area, a portion of Gator Bowl Boulevard from A. Philip Randolph Boulevard to Talleyrand Avenue will be closed for the "Welcome to Rockville" venue.

    The road closure will start at 3:30 p.m. Thursday and will be in place until Sunday. 

    Event parking

    Jacksonville Jaguars Draft Party on Thursday at Daily's Place Amphitheater and Flex Field

    Parking will be available in lots C, E, M, N, R, Y and W.

    Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp games Thursday through Sunday at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville

    Parking will be available in the garages and Lot P. To access, enter the Sports Complex area from west of A. Philip Randolph Boulevard. 

    Jacksonville Sharks game Saturday at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena

    Parking will be available in the garages, Jack...   [Read More]




    More Than 40 Retailers Will Be Open On Thanksgiving Day




    Big-box stores like Best Buy, Wal-Mart, and Big Lots are opening their doors to the masses on Thanksgiving. More than 40 retailers will be open on Thanksgiving Day and remain open into the early hours of the morning. Other major retailers are opting to remain closed this year, including H&M, IKEA, Home Depot and TJ Maxx.

    Some of the stores opened are listed here:

    Bass Pro Shops – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m Bealls Florida – 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Belk – Thanksgiving 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Black Friday Best Buy – Thanksgiving 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Black Friday Big Lots -7 a.m. to midnight Cabela’s – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dick’s Sporting Goods – Thanksgiving 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Black Friday Dollar General – 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. JCPenney – Thanksgiving 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Black Friday Kohl’s – Thanksgiving 5 p.m. to 1 p.m. CT Black Friday Kmart – Opens 6 a.m.; Doorbusters Thanksgiving 6 p.m. to 2 p.m. Black Friday; Some stores to close at 12 a.m. or 2 a.m. and reopen at 6 a.m. Friday Macy’s – Thanksgiving 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Black Friday or Thanksgiving 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Black Friday before reopening at 6 a.m. Friday. Doorbusters until Friday at 1 p.m. Michaels – 6 p.m...   [Read More]




    Morris Publishing Sells The Florida Times-Union To GateHouse Media




    Morris Communications Co. announced today that it has signed an agreement to sell the assets of Morris Publishing Group, including the Florida Times-Union and the St. Augustine Record to GateHouse Media. These are among 10 daily newspapers and other publications owned by Morris including numerous non-daily publications and associated websites and digital assets that were sold.

    Morris Communications announced the sale today and the transaction is expected to close on Oct. 2. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed. According to the Times-Union, the Morris family will continue to own the Times-Union building.

    GateHouse Media owns more than 130 daily newspapers and more than 500 non-daily publications across the country. Nine of GateHouse's daily newspapers are in Florida, including the Gainesville Sun, Daytona Beach News and Ocala Star-Banner.

    Morris, headquartered in Augusta, Georgia, is also selling the Augusta Chronicle, the Savannah Morning News and the Athens Banner-Herald. William “Billy” Morris III, chairman of Morris Communications, will remain publisher of The Augusta Chronicle and will oversee editorial-page policy for the three Morris newspapers in Georgia.

    Morris said the sale will al...   [Read More]




    2017 Total Solar Eclipse On August 21st




    On Aug. 21, 2017, people across the United States will see the sun disappear behind the moon, turning daylight into twilight, causing the temperature drop rapidly and revealing massive streamers of light streaking through the sky around the silhouette of the moon. On that day, America will fall under the path of a total solar eclipse .

    A total solar eclipse occurs when the disk of the moon appears to completely cover the disk of the sun in the sky. The fact that total solar eclipses occur at all is a quirk of cosmic geometry. The moon orbits an average of 239,000 miles (385,000 kilometers) from Earth — just the right distance to seem the same size in the sky as the much-larger sun. However, these heavenly bodies line up only about once every 18 months.

    The path of totality for the Aug. 21, 2017, total solar eclipse is about 70 miles wide and stretches from Oregon to South Carolina. It passes through Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

    During totality, the area inside the moon's shadow is cloaked in twilight — a very strange feeling to experience in the middle of the day. Just before and just after totality, observers can see this cloak o...   [Read More]



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