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    Billy Curington Returns To The Amp Friday




    Country music singer-songwriter Billy Currington returns to The Amp St. Augustine on Friday, October 18, 2019! Currington last visited The Amp in April of 2016. 

    Billy Currington’s latest album bears the breezy title Summer Forever, but the talented Georgia native has spent more than a decade in the spotlight proving he’s truly a man for all seasons. Possessing one of the smoothest and most distinct voices in any genre of music, Currington is equally skilled at delivering upbeat summertime anthems as well as exploring the complexities of life and love with a poignant ballad. On Summer Forever, Currington’s sixth studio album, he brings both with a collection of songs that will take the listener on a riveting musical journey and leave them breathless at the end of the ride. 

    Since his self-titled debut album bowed on Mercury Records in 2003, Currington has scored eleven career No. 1 singles, most recently, “Don’t Hurt Like It Used To.” His other hits that reached the No. 1 spot include such memorable songs as “Good Directions,” “Let Me Down Easy,” “Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right,” “People Are Crazy,” “That’s How Country B...   [Read More]




    Nightmare on 1st Street Bar Crawl This Saturday




    Join us for Jacksonville's Largest Halloween Costume Party, The Nightmare on First Street Bar Crawl sponsored by Fireball, Anheuser Busch & 904 Happy Hour on Saturday, October 19th in Jacksonville Beach Fl.

    There will be a costume contest with $1,500 in Cash & Prizes and silent disco, plus attendees will enjoy drink specials, cocktail samples, a raffle ticket, and much more!

    This year, the crawl will encompass 11 of the beaches most popular bars such as Brix, Ritz, Surfer, Habibi, Hoptinger, Tavern on 1st, Shim Sham Room, The Wreck Tiki Lounge, Salt, Mangos, and Lynchs.

    Check in will be held at Ritz and at Surfer!! The after party, silent disco and costume contest will be held at Lynch's Irish Pub.

    Here's the 2019 Costume Contest Categories:

    Best Overall Costume (M/F) Top 10 Overall Costumes

    Plus Prizes & Trophies For

    Most Frightening Costume Sexiest Costume Best Superhero Costume Most Original Costume Most Unusual Costume Best Duo Costume Most Gory Costume Funniest Costume

    Click here for more info.

    Must be 21+. Ticket price day of: $25

    ...   [Read More]




    ZZ Top Comes To The St. Augustine Ampitheater This Wedensday




    On Wednesday, October 16, The Amp will be host to rock icons ZZ Top and guest Cheap Trick as the ZZ Top “50th Anniversary Tour” routes through St. Augustine, Florida. 

    Rock and Roll Hall of Famers ZZ Top are celebrating their 50th year with a massive North American tour this summer. Kicking off the “ZZ Five-Oh Tour”/ZZFifty/ZZ50/ZZ TOP@50/ Año ZZincuenta Gira” August 16, the real Tres Hombres will play coast to coast and border to border. Cheap Trick will also join the tour on select dates as it snakes through the country into late October. 

    ZZ Top still maintains the most consistently stable lineup in the history of rock music: Billy F Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard. In 1969, BFG formed ZZ Top with drummer Beard and bass-guitarist Hill, both from the Dallas. Fifteen studio albums, 30 million record sales and 5 decades later, “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas” is still going strong, playing timeless hits like “La Grange,” “Legs,” “Sharp Dressed Man” and “Tush” to audiences the world over.

    Billy Gibbons looked back at the history of the band, while also looking forward to the 50th Anniversary tour dates. “I...   [Read More]




    October 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 Chris Thomas Band. Additionally, guest can enjoy food and drink specials, a giveaway for a $100 Cowford Chophouse Gift Card, and a complimentary sangria cocktail!

    Entertainment Lineup:

    The 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.

    ...   [Read More]




    Maggie Rogers Live at the Amp October 11




    Over the past year, Maggie Rogers has proven herself as an absolute force, currently embarking on an wildly successful national tour in support of her hit album "Heard It In A Past Life", with a stop at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Friday, October 11!

    "Heard It In A Past Life" includes the song that introduced Rogers to the world, “Alaska,” which has accrued over 100 million global combined streams to date. The album also contains the follow-up singles “Fallingwater,” praised by NPR as “a celebration of the terrifying yet thrilling process of change” and “Give A Little,” which Pitchfork hailed as “cathartic pop song about empathy and unity.”

    Maggie Rogers grew up in Easton, Maryland. After graduating from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, she released her critically acclaimed debut EP, Now That The Light Is Fading. The BBC, Tidal, Google Play, Vevo, Pandora and numerous publications – including Rolling Stone, NYLON, SPIN, Billboard and more – have tipped her as an artist to watch. NPR named her one of its Favorite Musicians and The New Yorker declares, &ldq...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Sports

    Jacksonville Icemen Begins Saturday




    With the Jacksonville Jaguars back in football season and the Jumbo Shrimp ending their season last month, this week get ready to head back to the ice! Jacksonville’s favorite hockey team the Jacksonville Icemen return to the arena to start their season against the Greenville Swamp Rats. 

    The Jacksonville Icemen, a proud affiliate of the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets and AHL’s Manitoba Moose, announced they were awarded an ECHL membership in February 2017, beginning with the 2017-18 season. Last year, they had a great season that brought them to the Kelly Cup playoffs. Their devoted fans persevered and kept the Icemen going by cheering them on to make it a successful season.  The Icemen will once again bring their “A” game to this year’s season.  Come out and support your team to victory and another successful season!

    Tickets are limited for this week’s opening game. This game will sell out!!!  

    For more info click here.

    ...   [Read More]




    Topgolf To Get Miniture Golf Course By Next Year




    Topgolf is one of Jacksonville’s best golf premier entertainment destinations. Opened back in 2017, operating a 65,000 square foot building that includes 102 climate controlled hitting bays, a full service scratch kitchen, 3 bars, a rooftop terrace, more than 200 TVs and other games. 

    In early 2020, Topgolf Jacksonville is adding a new experience for customers who prefer putters to irons and drivers. Topgolf will be adding a 12 hole miniature gulf course outside and next to the building at 10531 Brightman Blvd. in the Town Center area. The miniature courses are already in full operation in Dallas, Chicago, and Alexandria, Virginia, and by fall or winter four more will be added in the country. 

    Keep an eye out for more updates from Topgolf.

    ...   [Read More]




    Jaguars Pop Up Tailgate Party This Thursday




    Get your free ticket to Thursday Night's LARGEST FREE FOOTBALL TAILGATE! The 2019 Jags Pop Up Tailgate will take place from 5-8pm for the Jackaonville vs Tennessee game Thursday Night at TIAA Bank Field.

    The event is free & open to the public. Activities include live music, a DJ giveaways free beer while supplies last, games, and more!

    Secret location will be announced Thursday at noon! Download a ticket to get notified of where the pop up will take place.

    For discounted tickets to the game: Jagrs.net/904happyhour

    ...   [Read More]




    Jaguars Stache Dash This Friday




    This Friday, start your tailgate in style by running the Jaguars 2019 Stache Dash 5K or 1 Mile Fun Run at TIAA Bank Field on Friday, September 13th. The race will begin at 6pm followed by the 1 Mile Fun Run at 7pm. All runners will receive an official race shirt, one drink ticket (redeemed for beer, soda, or water after the race), a custom finisher medal and the opportunity to cross a finish line on TIAA Bank Field!! 

    For runners who are non season ticket holders, registration also includes a ticket to a jaguars home game of your choice!! 

    9/19 - Tennessee Titans (Thursday night) 8:20pm

    10/27 - New York Jets 1pm

    12/1 - Tampa Buccaneers 1pm

    12/8 - Chargers 4:05pm

    12/29 - Colts 1pm

    Registration

      5K Runners 1 Mile Runners 5K Season Ticket Holders (Jags ID Required) 1 Mile Season Ticket Holders (Jags ID Required) Aug 1st - Sept 5th $60 $45 $40 $25 Race Day $65 $50 $45 $30

     

    ...   [Read More]




    Jacksonville Jaguars vs Kansas City Chiefs Tailgate Experience Comes This September




    Join Gameday Tailgate Experience (“GTE”) for a huge outdoor tailgate at 1906 E. Beaver St. (Tailgater’s Parking First and Ten Lot) before the Jacksonville Jaguars take on the Kansas City Chiefs, hosted by PGA Tour Host Teryn Gegson and Model Kayla Nicole, with appearances by former Jacksonville Jaguars K Mike Hollis and former Kansas City Chiefs WR Dante Hall! Both Jaguars and Chiefs fans are welcome to attend!

    Enjoy Unlimited Food and a 4 Hour Open Bar with hundreds of fans! Tickets to the tailgate are All-Inclusive and do not require any additional payment at the tailgate! Food, Beverages, Tented Seating Areas, Live Music & Entertainment, Celebrity Host Meet and Greets, Family Friendly Tailgating Games and Amenities, TVs, Bathrooms, and more are all included with your ticket!

    The tailgate will take place in a 40,000+ sq. ft. grass parking lot just 4 blocks away from TIAA Bank Stadium (5-10 min walk to stadium). Only fans with a ticket to the tailgate will be allowed to enter, and you will receive a color coded wristband upon being checked in at the event entrance. Every guest must show a valid I.D. at check in to obtain their General Admission (21+)/ VIP wri...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Food

    October 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 Chris Thomas Band. Additionally, guest can enjoy food and drink specials, a giveaway for a $100 Cowford Chophouse Gift Card, and a complimentary sangria cocktail!

    Entertainment Lineup:

    The 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.

    ...   [Read More]




    Alice In Wonderland Themed Resturaunt To Open This October




    Downtown will be adding a new restaurant where Sweet Pete’s is located in the historic Seminole Club building. 10/Six Grille will be opening up on October 4th at 400 N. Hogan, located on the first floor where The Candy Apple Cafe & Cocktails was once occupied. 

    This restaurant will offer “American style eats with a slight New Orleans flare” in a fanciful atmosphere that will provide a nostalgic trip down the rabbit hole. Owned by Russ Disparti, who also owns The Snout Snug in Murray Hill.

    Their menu will include blackened redfish, Bobby King’s Jambalaya and Shrimp & Grits. There will be salads, burgers and a variety of sandwiches. It will offer all day brunch, including crepes, omelettes and beignets. Boxed lunches can also be purchased. 10/Six cocktails and mocktails will incorporate Sweet Pete’s Candies.

    Hours:

    Tuesday thru Thursday: 10:30am-8pm

    Friday & Saturday: 10:30am-9pm

    Sunday: 10am-5pm

    ...   [Read More]




    Bistro AIX Celebrates 20 Years With Special Celebration This Sunday




    This Sunday, join Bistro Aix as they host their largest celebration ever to commemorate their 20 Year Anniversary! Located in the heart of Jacksonville’s historic San Marco district, Bistro AIX provides an energetic and rustic setting to enjoy seasonally inspired French and Mediterranean cuisine. Named after the French town in Aix-En-Provence, the menu is meant to reflect the “laissez-faire” attitude of the European dining experience. Exposed brick walls, a wood fired oven, and an open chef’s kitchen create a warm and buzzing dining environment for any occasion. Attached to the main dining room, is their own bohemian watering hole, Bar X. Bustling with live music, vibrant colors, and a glowing backlit onyx bar, Bar X is the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy a dining experience rooted in the senses.

    The Chris Thomas Band will be performing an intimate concert plus tickets include 2 complimentary craft cocktails, passed hors d' oeuvres, a big raffle, games, and more!

    The entire restaurant will be closed to the public for this special celebration and a ticket is required. Tickets are limited and will sell out! Get yours at BistroAixBash.com and help them celebrate their 20th Anniversary!

    ...   [Read More]




    September 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 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 sangria!

    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.

    ...   [Read More]




    Safe Harbor Seafood Restuaunt Opens in 5 Points Riverside




    Five points is now adding one of Mayport’s favorite seafood restaurants, Safe Harbor Seafood, over at Marah Brewing Company. 

    Owned by Chris and Deanna Wooten, the couple have been running the seafood market and restaurant for years as part of a Mayport waterfront complex including docks and a fish house. Deanna Wooten’s father, Gerald Pack, has also owned the majority of the Mayport site since 1978. Known for its “fresh off the boat to plate” local shrimp, fish and other seafood, they will join the craft brewery in a renovated Victorian Home at 1521 Margaret St. The restaurant and brewery is located 5 blocks from the St. Johns River, and is next door to Mossfire Grill & Lounge, where the old 5 Points Tavern and O’Brothers Irish Pub used to be.

    Safe Harbor’s menu will include customer favorites such as a platter of 10 fresh Mayport jumbo shrimp, hush puppies, French fries and coleslaw; soups such as clam chowder, crab Savannah and seafood gumbo can be enjoyed, along with fresh, real grouper, trigger and cobia. Safe Harbor will also offer 3 or 4 fresh “Catch of the Day”.

    Marah Brewing, owned by James Menker and Brett Baker, co-founder of Wicked Barley Co., ope...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Entertainment

    Billy Curington Returns To The Amp Friday




    Country music singer-songwriter Billy Currington returns to The Amp St. Augustine on Friday, October 18, 2019! Currington last visited The Amp in April of 2016. 

    Billy Currington’s latest album bears the breezy title Summer Forever, but the talented Georgia native has spent more than a decade in the spotlight proving he’s truly a man for all seasons. Possessing one of the smoothest and most distinct voices in any genre of music, Currington is equally skilled at delivering upbeat summertime anthems as well as exploring the complexities of life and love with a poignant ballad. On Summer Forever, Currington’s sixth studio album, he brings both with a collection of songs that will take the listener on a riveting musical journey and leave them breathless at the end of the ride. 

    Since his self-titled debut album bowed on Mercury Records in 2003, Currington has scored eleven career No. 1 singles, most recently, “Don’t Hurt Like It Used To.” His other hits that reached the No. 1 spot include such memorable songs as “Good Directions,” “Let Me Down Easy,” “Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right,” “People Are Crazy,” “That’s How Country B...   [Read More]




    ZZ Top Comes To The St. Augustine Ampitheater This Wedensday




    On Wednesday, October 16, The Amp will be host to rock icons ZZ Top and guest Cheap Trick as the ZZ Top “50th Anniversary Tour” routes through St. Augustine, Florida. 

    Rock and Roll Hall of Famers ZZ Top are celebrating their 50th year with a massive North American tour this summer. Kicking off the “ZZ Five-Oh Tour”/ZZFifty/ZZ50/ZZ TOP@50/ Año ZZincuenta Gira” August 16, the real Tres Hombres will play coast to coast and border to border. Cheap Trick will also join the tour on select dates as it snakes through the country into late October. 

    ZZ Top still maintains the most consistently stable lineup in the history of rock music: Billy F Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard. In 1969, BFG formed ZZ Top with drummer Beard and bass-guitarist Hill, both from the Dallas. Fifteen studio albums, 30 million record sales and 5 decades later, “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas” is still going strong, playing timeless hits like “La Grange,” “Legs,” “Sharp Dressed Man” and “Tush” to audiences the world over.

    Billy Gibbons looked back at the history of the band, while also looking forward to the 50th Anniversary tour dates. “I...   [Read More]




    Maggie Rogers Live at the Amp October 11




    Over the past year, Maggie Rogers has proven herself as an absolute force, currently embarking on an wildly successful national tour in support of her hit album "Heard It In A Past Life", with a stop at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Friday, October 11!

    "Heard It In A Past Life" includes the song that introduced Rogers to the world, “Alaska,” which has accrued over 100 million global combined streams to date. The album also contains the follow-up singles “Fallingwater,” praised by NPR as “a celebration of the terrifying yet thrilling process of change” and “Give A Little,” which Pitchfork hailed as “cathartic pop song about empathy and unity.”

    Maggie Rogers grew up in Easton, Maryland. After graduating from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, she released her critically acclaimed debut EP, Now That The Light Is Fading. The BBC, Tidal, Google Play, Vevo, Pandora and numerous publications – including Rolling Stone, NYLON, SPIN, Billboard and more – have tipped her as an artist to watch. NPR named her one of its Favorite Musicians and The New Yorker declares, &ldq...   [Read More]




    Indie Rock Band Catfish & The Bottlemen Live From The Backyard Stage At The Amp Thursday




    This fall, as they approach 1 billion global streams indie rock band Catfish and the Bottlemen return to the road in North America for a two-week headline tour and will make a stop in St. Augustine as they play the Backyard Stage at The Amp on Thursday, October 10, 2019. 

    Renowned for explosive gigs, Catfish and the Bottlemen’s live presence attracts widespread praise. The Austin American-Statesman called the band “an extraordinarily tight ensemble,” praising their “high-energy live show, with riveting frontman Van McCann at the center of the sonic maelstrom.” After a show in New York City, AXS wrote, “it’s no wonder they’ve become one of the hottest new names in rock music.” 

    Meanwhile, the group’s third album The Balance, which debuted at #9 on the Top Rock Albums chart, continues to make waves. Its breakout single “Longshot” ascended to #2 at Alternative Radio, where it has spent over six weeks in the top five, and has surpassed 45 million global streams. They recently lit up the Outdoor Stage at Jimmy Kimmel Live! with a performance of “Longshot.” 

    The Balance was recorded by Van McCann (vocals, guitars), Johnny Bond (guitar...   [Read More]




    Dynamic Progressive Rock Band Papadosio Takes The Backyard Stage at The Amp Friday




    St. Augustine, Fla. – Dynamic progressive rock band Papadosio will make a stop in St. Augustine as they play the Backyard Stage at The Amp on Friday, October 4, 2019. 

    Falling somewhere between rock, jazz, and electronic mayhem we find Papadosio striving to create music that is strangely familiar, and calls all walks of humanity to bask in a unique experience celebrating the one constant in an ever changing world: music.

    Papadosio has packed out Red Rocks Amphitheater for headlining shows the past two years running and now they bring their music to smaller stages on a tour of more intimate performances. Characterized as a dynamic progressive rock band, Papadosio creates the sound of new age technology merging with mesmerizing instrumentation. Between the unfamiliar melodic sound and the element of production their live show will leave wanting more.

    Save on fees by purchasing tickets at The Amp Box Office. Tickets are also available at ticketmaster.com. 

    Gates 7:00 p.m. / Show 8:00 p.m. $20.00 – Advanced Purchase General Admission

    $25.00 – Day of Show General Admission

    www.papadosio.com; www.theampsa.com

    ...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Community

    Nightmare on 1st Street Bar Crawl This Saturday




    Join us for Jacksonville's Largest Halloween Costume Party, The Nightmare on First Street Bar Crawl sponsored by Fireball, Anheuser Busch & 904 Happy Hour on Saturday, October 19th in Jacksonville Beach Fl.

    There will be a costume contest with $1,500 in Cash & Prizes and silent disco, plus attendees will enjoy drink specials, cocktail samples, a raffle ticket, and much more!

    This year, the crawl will encompass 11 of the beaches most popular bars such as Brix, Ritz, Surfer, Habibi, Hoptinger, Tavern on 1st, Shim Sham Room, The Wreck Tiki Lounge, Salt, Mangos, and Lynchs.

    Check in will be held at Ritz and at Surfer!! The after party, silent disco and costume contest will be held at Lynch's Irish Pub.

    Here's the 2019 Costume Contest Categories:

    Best Overall Costume (M/F) Top 10 Overall Costumes

    Plus Prizes & Trophies For

    Most Frightening Costume Sexiest Costume Best Superhero Costume Most Original Costume Most Unusual Costume Best Duo Costume Most Gory Costume Funniest Costume

    Click here for more info.

    Must be 21+. Ticket price day of: $25

    ...   [Read More]




    Beaches Oktoberfest This Saturday




    The Beaches Oktoberfest, Jacksonville Beaches Largest Family Friendly Festival, will be taking place at the Sea Walk Pavilion on October 12-13, 2019. The annual festival attracts over 55,000 visitors and offers a large variety of German, craft and Oktoberfest beers, food trucks, a 110+ ft Ferris wheel, arts & crafts market, games, activities, kid zone and so much more. 

    Beaches Oktoberfest is the going to be bringing in the Cornhole Tournament sponsored by JaxFray. The tournament will kick off at 1pm on Saturday October 13th at the festival. The tournament will be held in the Food Truck Food Court next to the Local's Only Beer Garden and second stage. Find a partner and get ready for the 3rd Annual Cornhole Tournament at the Beaches Oktoberfest sponsored by JAX Fray! The tournament kicks off at 1pm on Sunday, October 13th at the festival. The tournament will be held in the Food Truck Food Court next to the Local's Only Beer Garden and Second Stage.

    For a limited time, signup for the tournament is $30 per team and includes one complimentary beer per person, a commemerative Oktoberfest stein, and registration into the tournament. In addition, there will be $500 in cash and prizes plus trophies for the top three teams! In...   [Read More]




    Red Shield Ball 2019




    JACKSONVILLE, FL – On Saturday, October 19th from 6:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. at Adam H. Herbert University Center, The Salvation Army will hold its Sixth Annual Red Shield Ball, which raises funds for the Red Shield Lodge women and families shelter. The shelter, located at 900 West Adams Street in downtown Jacksonville, impacted 7,818 individuals, families and women in 2018.

    While at the shelter families receive intensive case management services including crisis intervention and counseling, as well as training in personal finance, parenting skills and child development, stress management, and health and wellness, all to boost the odds of success upon leaving the shelter. Families are also assisted in finding permanent housing. 

    Area Commander Major Keath Biggers noted, “The Red Shield Ball is a major fundraiser, from which the proceeds enable The Salvation Army to provide needed assistance to families who are able to find a safe structured program at our Towers’ facility.  They receive the services of a caseworker who works with these vulnerable families to develop a plan of self-sufficiency and walks with them through this path towards accomplishing this goal. We are only able to “do the most good&...   [Read More]




    First Wedensday Art Walk: Nightmare on Laura Street




    HEADQUARTERS @ HEMMING PARK 

    Main Stage - Enjoy live music with a spooky twist starting with DJ geexella followed by South City Live at 7:15 p.m.

    Browse artwork - ABDUL, Artzy Fartzy Petz, The Bead Bowl, Alternate Bazaar, Baliliving86, Mark Krancer Photography, Jillie Makes, Moises Ramos Fine Art, Flor De Sol, Boho Babie, Creative Art Designs, Unique Woodworks, Viktor Lazarev, The Bead Guy, MichL Designs, Cliff Green Illustrations, PranaSolCreations, Moonchild Studio, Melted Records Art Forms, Diana Augustine Fine Art, House of Brushes, Let’s Paint Our Town.

    Businesses and Nonprofits - Affordable Marijuana License, Animal Care and Protective Services, All-American Gutter Protection, Friends of Hemming Park, Neighborhood Services Office, 100 Black Women of Jacksonville, Ministry of Reconciliation, Youth Block Party, Paranormal Investigators of the First Coast, and One Blood.

    Kid Zone - Bring the kids to enjoy activities by My Gym, Jump 4 Jax and a fun Halloween-themed live mural by Jax Kids Mural Project.

    Art Walk Beer Tent - Enjoy local craft favorites and pumpkin beer.

    LAURA STREET HAUNTINGS

    Black Light Block Party - Tiptoe your way down Laura Street for a black li...   [Read More]




    NFL Legends Community Gala




    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. ––  JAX Chamber and PRI Productions present the NFL Legends Community Gala on Saturday, Oct. 12. The event will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the NFL in Jacksonville. 

    2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Chamber worked closely with Touchdown Jacksonville!, a group of local business leaders who led the community effort to bring the NFL to Jacksonville. The city was awarded an NFL franchise in 1993 and entered the league as an expansion team in 1995.  

    “Getting the team put Jacksonville on the map and changed the course of this city,” said JAX Chamber President & CEO Daniel Davis. “The Jaguars are a driving force and continue to open doors to international economic opportunity that attracts business and investment to our community.” 

    “I love this city and representing Jacksonville on the field was a dream come true,” said Mark Brunell, former Jacksonville quarterback, three-time Pro Bowler, Ring of Honor inductee and now #5 in Jaguars ALL-25. “Our fans are unrivaled in the NFL. I’m looking forward to seeing my former teammates and the best of our fan base to celebrate this Jacksonville milest...   [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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