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    Jacksonville's Brunch Festival Coming To Riverside




    Save the date for Jacksonville’s Inaugural Brunch & Bloody Mary Festival presented by 904 Happy Hour. The special food and drink event benefitting multiple local charities will take place on Sunday, March 22nd from 10am-5pm in Riverside under the Fuller Warner Bridge! Craft your own Bloody Mary at a 15 ft Bloody Mary Station sponsored by Cutwater Spirits. Indulge in delicious breakfast & brunch grub from over a dozen popular restaurants and food trucks. Sip pretty at a Mimosa bar featuring a variety of juices. Vote for your favorite Bloody Mary, stuff your face in a pancake eating contest, enjoy live art installations, shop from local makers, dance to live music, and more!

    Admission is FREE but the festival is best enjoyed with a VIP Pass. From 10am- 1:30pm, VIP ticket holders will enjoy endless brunch samples as well as 20+ unique Bloody Marys, Mimosas, and coffees. All day long VIP will include a private cash bar, air-conditioned restroom trailer, private dining area, preferred concert viewing, and a commemorative cup! A limited number of these passes will be available to the public so get yours before they sell out.

    Proceeds from the festival will benefit the Wagoner Foundation – A local non-profit whi...   [Read More]




    Gaelic Storm Returns To Ponte Vedra Concert Hall This Tuesday




    The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall proudly announces the return of genre- bending Irish band Gaelic Storm to Ponte Vedra Beach on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. Gaelic Storm last played at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall this past February. 

    It’s hard to imagine a band just coming into their own after 20 years of success, but that’s exactly what makes a true anomaly. This multi-national, Celtic juggernaut grows stronger with each live performance, and as you can imagine, after two decades and over 2000 shows, Gaelic Storm is a true force to be reckoned with. With their latest release, Go Climb a Tree, their music has never sounded more representative of themselves as musicians and as live performers. 

    The band attributes their continued success to their fanatic audience, and it’s a well-diversified crowd for sure. The country- music folks adore the storytelling, the bluegrass-heads love the instrumentals, Celtic fans love their devotion to tradition, and the rockers simply relish the passion they play their instruments with. Each band member, in their own way, expresses a deep gratitude for their fans, but its best summed up in the words of Patrick Murphy: “The fans are the ones that have given us this life. We&rsq...   [Read More]




    Dog Friendly Places In Jacksonville




    Many of us have dogs as pets. We love to take them out for walks and chill with them on the weekends. Some go to the parks, and others tend to go to bars to socialize while having their pets groomed. Here is a list of the places to enjoy with your fur baby.

    Brew-hound

    BrewHound is a dog park & bar in Jacksonville Florida featuring bold bean coffee, local craft beer + wine on tap.  Sunny days abound here in Florida and are meant to be enjoyed outdoors; BrewHound is a unique gathering place for dogs and their owners year-round to play and mingle outside, enjoy a cold or hot beverage, or just relax in the beautiful North Florida sunshine.  With roughly an acre of space, the large and separately fenced small dog parks will enable unleashed freedom for dog play.    

    BrewHound is a veteran and woman owned business focused on the local community of dog lovers and their dogs where our philosophy is:  “Get outside, with your dog!”  An outdoor connection area will be featured on the porch showcasing dog friendly hikes, camps and  adventures of all kinds

    Kanine Social

    Kanine Social is proud to be a part of and support Jacksonville's small business comm...   [Read More]




    Blues Hall of Famer Robert Cray Returns To The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall This Sunday




    The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall proudly announces the return the return of rootsy, rocking Blues Hall of Famer Robert Cray to the Concert Hall on January 19, 2020. 

    Robert Cray has been bridging the lines between blues, soul and R&B for the past four decades, with five Grammy wins, a Blues Hall of Fame inductee, recipient of the Americana Lifetime achievement award, countless tours and over 20 acclaimed albums. 

    The band attributes their continued success to their fanatic audience, and it’s a well-diversified crowd for sure. The country-music folks adore the storytelling, the bluegrass-heads love the instrumentals, Celtic fans love their devotion to tradition, and the rockers simply relish the passion they play their instruments with. Each band member, in their own way, expresses a deep gratitude for their fans, but its best summed up in the words of Patrick Murphy: “The fans are the ones that have given us this life. We’re here for them.” 

    Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm

    $89.00 – Row A $69.00 – Rows B thru O $59.00 – All Remaining Rows

    ...   [Read More]




    Jumbo Shrimp Reveals its 2020 Home Games




    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Crustacean Nation can begin the countdown to more Affordable Family Fun at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville precisely to the minute for the 2020 season, as the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp announced starting times for their 70 home games. The home opener for the Miami Marlins’ Double-A affiliate begins at 7:05 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.

    The Jumbo Shrimp’s 2020 slate features 44 contests on either Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday. All 12 Thursday and Friday games, respectively, will begin at 7:05 p.m. Each of the club’s 10 Saturday contests feature a 6:35 p.m. first pitch. The 10 Sunday games at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville will commence at 3:05 p.m., with exceptions on Sunday, May 24, Sunday, August 23 and Sunday, September 6, each of which will start at 6:35 p.m.

    Regular contests from Monday through Wednesday will begin at 7:05 p.m. The Jumbo Shrimp will start at 12:05 p.m. on Monday, May 4, Monday, May 25, Monday, June 15 and Tuesday, July 14. The club’s game on Wednesday, May 13 initiates at 11:05 a.m. The 2020 season will conclude with a 2:05 p.m. first pitch on Monday, September 7.

    A full schedule of home game times...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Sports

    Jumbo Shrimp Reveals its 2020 Home Games




    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Crustacean Nation can begin the countdown to more Affordable Family Fun at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville precisely to the minute for the 2020 season, as the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp announced starting times for their 70 home games. The home opener for the Miami Marlins’ Double-A affiliate begins at 7:05 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.

    The Jumbo Shrimp’s 2020 slate features 44 contests on either Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday. All 12 Thursday and Friday games, respectively, will begin at 7:05 p.m. Each of the club’s 10 Saturday contests feature a 6:35 p.m. first pitch. The 10 Sunday games at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville will commence at 3:05 p.m., with exceptions on Sunday, May 24, Sunday, August 23 and Sunday, September 6, each of which will start at 6:35 p.m.

    Regular contests from Monday through Wednesday will begin at 7:05 p.m. The Jumbo Shrimp will start at 12:05 p.m. on Monday, May 4, Monday, May 25, Monday, June 15 and Tuesday, July 14. The club’s game on Wednesday, May 13 initiates at 11:05 a.m. The 2020 season will conclude with a 2:05 p.m. first pitch on Monday, September 7.

    A full schedule of home game times...   [Read More]




    UNF Men's Basketball vs FGCU This Thursday




    On Thursday evening January 9, the University of North Florida Men’s Basketball will be starting off the new year as they play against Florida Gulf Coast Eagles.

    Before the game starts, come out and enjoy food trucks, yard games, music from DJ Jimmie Hustle, and more outside of UNF Arena. Food is free to students with their Osprey1Card and app check in.

    Tip-off is at 7 p.m!! Doors open at 6 pm.

    Tickets

    General Admission: $15

    Midcourt Premium: $20

    Reserved Seat: $20

    Upper Reserved: $20

     

    For more info click here.

    ...   [Read More]




    Tax Slayer Bowl Pep Rally & Game This New Year




    The TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Pep Rally was a huge event for Jax Beach in 2018. Deck The Chairs is proud to be partnering again with the Gator Bowl and especially honored to be a part of the 75th Game activities. Pep rally begins at Seawalk Pavilion on January 1 starting at 5pm.

    Team Pep Rallies

    Wednesday, January 1, 2020

    5:00 – 7:30 PM

    Jax Beach Seawalk Pavilion at Deck the Chairs

     

    Schedule of Events

    5:00 PM – ACC/Big Ten Pep Rally

    5:30 PM – Parris Island Marine Corps Band

    6:00 PM – Easton Area High School Band (Easton, PA)

    7:00 PM – SEC Pep Rally

     

    THIS EVENT IS FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

     

    The 75th TaxSlayer Gator Bowl will feature Indiana University vs the University of Tennessee on Thursday January 2 at TIAA Bank Field.

    TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Tailgate Party

    3:00 P.M. – 6:30 P.M – Daily’s Place Flex Field

    FREE – Open to the Public

    Join us before ...   [Read More]




    Jacksonville Jaguars vs Indianapolis Colts Tailgate Experience




    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 Indianapolis Colts, hosted by CBS’ Big BrotherHaleigh Broucher and CBS’ Love Island Emily Salch, with a special appearance by former Jacksonville Jaguars’ Center Greg Huntington! Both Jaguars and Colts 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 ...   [Read More]




    TaxSlayer Bowl Comes To Jacksonville This January




    The 75th TaxSlayer Gator Bowl will feature Indiana University vs the University of Tennessee on Thursday January 2 at TIAA Bank Field The last meeting between these two teams in post season play was back in 1988 at the Peach Bowl.

    “We are very excited to welcome Indiana and Tennessee to Jacksonville for the 75th Annual TaxSlayer Gator Bowl. It will be a tremendous match up and will be excited to host these two top-notch teams and their players, coaches and fans in Jacksonville for a great week of activities celebrating both programs’ successful season” said Rich Thompson, Chairman of the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl.

    Brian Rhodes, President and CEO, TaxSlayer says the team at TaxSlayer is looking forward to having Indiana and Tennessee join them in Jacksonville for this year’s TaxSlayer Gator Bowl. He also says that they’ll be at the center of an unforgettable event which will pay tribute to the rich tradition and 75 years of history which make up the iconic game.

    The Tennessee Volunteers finished the season with a 7-5 record and will serve as the Southeastern Conference representative. They will be making their seventh appearance in the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl. Their last appearance was here in ...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Food

    Jacksonville's Brunch Festival Coming To Riverside




    Save the date for Jacksonville’s Inaugural Brunch & Bloody Mary Festival presented by 904 Happy Hour. The special food and drink event benefitting multiple local charities will take place on Sunday, March 22nd from 10am-5pm in Riverside under the Fuller Warner Bridge! Craft your own Bloody Mary at a 15 ft Bloody Mary Station sponsored by Cutwater Spirits. Indulge in delicious breakfast & brunch grub from over a dozen popular restaurants and food trucks. Sip pretty at a Mimosa bar featuring a variety of juices. Vote for your favorite Bloody Mary, stuff your face in a pancake eating contest, enjoy live art installations, shop from local makers, dance to live music, and more!

    Admission is FREE but the festival is best enjoyed with a VIP Pass. From 10am- 1:30pm, VIP ticket holders will enjoy endless brunch samples as well as 20+ unique Bloody Marys, Mimosas, and coffees. All day long VIP will include a private cash bar, air-conditioned restroom trailer, private dining area, preferred concert viewing, and a commemorative cup! A limited number of these passes will be available to the public so get yours before they sell out.

    Proceeds from the festival will benefit the Wagoner Foundation – A local non-profit whi...   [Read More]




    January Downtown Wine Down




    Join us at Jacksonville’s #1 Voted 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 Romana. Additionally, guest can enjoy food and drink specials, a giveaway for a $100 Cowford Chophouse Gift Card, + VIP tickets to the 2020 Jacksonville Food & Wine Festival and a complimentary glass of sangria!

    Entertainment Lineup:

    Romana: 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]




    Bistro AIX Will Serve You Dinner For NYE




    Looking for a place to go for New Year's Eve for dinner?

    Come celebrate New Year’s Eve at Bistro Aix for a dinner and dance party. To start off the night you will enjoy a choice of escargot or mussels, and enjoy their Aix Special Salad. Guests will enjoy a main course of their choice of either Braised Short Rib, Steak Au Poivre, or Seafood Pasta. After the dinner they will have a taste of Bistro Aix’s Chocolate Torte. To end the night, guests will receive complementary Champagne Toast or Wine, party favors and dancing.

    Price: $110 + per person

    ...   [Read More]




    Jacksonville Food & Wine Festival Coming To Riverside In The New Year




    Join us as we take Northeast Florida food & wine lovers on the ultimate culinary journey in historic Riverside at the Inaugural Jacksonville Food & Wine Festival. The special event, to be held on February 9th, 2020 from 12 p.m. – 8 p.m., will feature over 80 wines and more than 20 of Jacksonville’s top restaurants. The event will be complimented by 40 plus local vendors as well as five of the region’s hottest bands.

    Attendees will be able to purchase a VIP ticket and enjoy one complimentary sample from each participating restaurant as well as wine tastings throughout the afternoon. Admission to the general public will be free and guests will be able to purchase food and beverage directly from restaurants. We have thoughtfully planned a layout for the event which will foster a quality VIP experience as well as a fun for the whole family.

    Proceeds from the festival will benefit the Wagoner Foundation – A local non-profit which supports the initiatives of The Salvation Army, Vets 4 Vets, Fur Sisters, Vets on Tap, The Jacksonville Jaycees, The Women’s Army Corps Veterans Association, as well as numerous other groups here on the First Coast.

     

    Ticket Information:

    ...   [Read More]




    December Downtown Wine Down




    Join us for Jax's most popular Monthly Happy Hour And Cocktail Mixer Held At Cowford Chophouse's Rooftop Bar.

    Live entertainment this month will include a performance by Ramona. Additionally, guests can enjoy food and drink specials, a giveaway for a $100 Cowford Chophouse Gift Card, and a complimentary sangria cocktail.

    December Entertainment Lineup:

    Ramona 6:00pm-9:30pm

    Doors open at 3:30pm and the roof will be closed to the public until 9:30pm.

     

    Ticket prices: $15 per person

    ...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Entertainment

    Gaelic Storm Returns To Ponte Vedra Concert Hall This Tuesday




    The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall proudly announces the return of genre- bending Irish band Gaelic Storm to Ponte Vedra Beach on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. Gaelic Storm last played at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall this past February. 

    It’s hard to imagine a band just coming into their own after 20 years of success, but that’s exactly what makes a true anomaly. This multi-national, Celtic juggernaut grows stronger with each live performance, and as you can imagine, after two decades and over 2000 shows, Gaelic Storm is a true force to be reckoned with. With their latest release, Go Climb a Tree, their music has never sounded more representative of themselves as musicians and as live performers. 

    The band attributes their continued success to their fanatic audience, and it’s a well-diversified crowd for sure. The country- music folks adore the storytelling, the bluegrass-heads love the instrumentals, Celtic fans love their devotion to tradition, and the rockers simply relish the passion they play their instruments with. Each band member, in their own way, expresses a deep gratitude for their fans, but its best summed up in the words of Patrick Murphy: “The fans are the ones that have given us this life. We&rsq...   [Read More]




    Blues Hall of Famer Robert Cray Returns To The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall This Sunday




    The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall proudly announces the return the return of rootsy, rocking Blues Hall of Famer Robert Cray to the Concert Hall on January 19, 2020. 

    Robert Cray has been bridging the lines between blues, soul and R&B for the past four decades, with five Grammy wins, a Blues Hall of Fame inductee, recipient of the Americana Lifetime achievement award, countless tours and over 20 acclaimed albums. 

    The band attributes their continued success to their fanatic audience, and it’s a well-diversified crowd for sure. The country-music folks adore the storytelling, the bluegrass-heads love the instrumentals, Celtic fans love their devotion to tradition, and the rockers simply relish the passion they play their instruments with. Each band member, in their own way, expresses a deep gratitude for their fans, but its best summed up in the words of Patrick Murphy: “The fans are the ones that have given us this life. We’re here for them.” 

    Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm

    $89.00 – Row A $69.00 – Rows B thru O $59.00 – All Remaining Rows

    ...   [Read More]




    Rising Appalachia Comes To Ponte Vedra Concert Hall This Thursday




    The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall is thrilled to announce the return of modern- day world, folk and soul troubadours Rising Appalachia on Thursday, January 16, 2020.

    As world travelers for nearly two decades, Rising Appalachia have merged multiple global music influences with their own southern roots to create the inviting new folk album, Leylines. Remarkably the band has built its legion of listeners independently -- a self-made success story that has led to major festival appearances and sold-out shows at venues across the country.

    Founded by sisters Leah and Chloe Smith, the band established an international fan base due to relentless touring, tireless activism, and no small degree of stubborn independence. However, for the first time, they opted to bring in a producer for the new album, teaming up with the legendary Joe Henry on the sessions. These were also their first recording sessions outside of the South. For 10 days, all six band members lived and recorded in a castle-like studio in Marin County, California, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. As a result, a sense of unity and immediacy can be heard throughout their seventh album, Leylines.

    “As far as recording goes, we’re open creatively, but we’ve often preferr...   [Read More]




    Nouveau Flamenco Ottmar Liebert & His Band Luna Negra Returns to the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall




    Happy New Year!!! The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall proudly announces the return of nouveau Flamenco guitarist Ottmar Liebert and his band Luna Negra on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

    Ottmar Liebert’s global success can be attributed to a myriad of things - his creative vision, his determination, and a strong sense of melody. Born in Cologne, Germany, he began playing guitar at 11. Before the age of 19, Liebert had intended to stay in Germany and pursue a career as a designer and photographer. However, while journeying extensively through Asia and playing with other travelers and local musicians, he realized that he could not escape a life of music. After pursuing his dreams of playing rock music in Boston, he settled in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Santa Fe was a fresh start for Liebert in many ways and in addition to returning to the acoustic guitar, he remained open to letting the place define the music he made. It was this openness to the local landscape that defined what was to become his musical style, a mix of Spanish, Mexican and World elements, strong melodies tinged with a shade of melancholy, balanced with upbeat rhythms.

    Liebert founded the first incarnation of his band, Luna Negra, in 1989. His debut album began as a self- p...   [Read More]




    Venardos Circus Arrives To St. Augustine This Wedensday Thru January




    Venardos Circus and its namesake ringmaster Kevin Venardos (veh-NARR-dos) will debut a new cast, show and music in a return to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre for a third seasonal stint beginning in December. There will be 32 shows over three weeks in the intimate redand-white striped tent, set up in the Amphitheatre parking lot, from December 18, 2019 through January 5, 2020.Tickets for this event are on sale now.

    The traveling troupe of performers has had successful stints in the St. Augustine/Jacksonville market on three separate visits since January 2018, totaling more than 15,000 attendees over 55 shows, most of which have been sellouts. The upcoming shows are projected to be complete sellouts, including “Holiday Family Packs” for shows on Christmas Day, during Christmas week and on New Year’s Day.

    “St. Augustine is the perfect place to debut a new show and display how far we have come since St. Augustine was so responsive and launched our circus into a successful national touring group,” Venardos said. “At the outset, we called ourselves ‘The Little Circus That Could,’ and now we refer to ourselves as ‘the Little Circus That Can.’ The staff at the St. Augustine Amphitheat...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Community

    Dog Friendly Places In Jacksonville




    Many of us have dogs as pets. We love to take them out for walks and chill with them on the weekends. Some go to the parks, and others tend to go to bars to socialize while having their pets groomed. Here is a list of the places to enjoy with your fur baby.

    Brew-hound

    BrewHound is a dog park & bar in Jacksonville Florida featuring bold bean coffee, local craft beer + wine on tap.  Sunny days abound here in Florida and are meant to be enjoyed outdoors; BrewHound is a unique gathering place for dogs and their owners year-round to play and mingle outside, enjoy a cold or hot beverage, or just relax in the beautiful North Florida sunshine.  With roughly an acre of space, the large and separately fenced small dog parks will enable unleashed freedom for dog play.    

    BrewHound is a veteran and woman owned business focused on the local community of dog lovers and their dogs where our philosophy is:  “Get outside, with your dog!”  An outdoor connection area will be featured on the porch showcasing dog friendly hikes, camps and  adventures of all kinds

    Kanine Social

    Kanine Social is proud to be a part of and support Jacksonville's small business comm...   [Read More]




    Premier Bridal Expo: Wild In Love This Sunday




    Have you gotten engaged over the holidays? Well, have no fear!! On January 19th, the Prime Osborn Center will host the Premier Bride Expo: Wild In Love. 

    Premier Bride Expo features the top wedding professionals from Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Orange Park, Amelia Island and the other local surrounding areas. It will feature over 140+ unique wedding vendors and will represent over 20 different wedding categories; Reception venues, Photographers, Cake Bakers, Florists, Decor companies, Wedding Planners, DJ’s, Bands, Musicians, Bridal Attire and Accessories, Grooms, Fashion Rentals, Hair and makeup, Transportation, Wedding Invitations, Videographers, Catering, Officiates, Accomodations, Dance Instruction, Photobooths, Rehearsal Dinners, Housing and Finance and so much more.   over 800 couples it is the wedding event of the season in Jacksonville!!! If you are planning a wedding, plan at the Premier Bridal Expo.

    If you aren’t able to make it to this be sure to check out the other expos happening next month at Renaissance Resort.

     

    For more information check out their website at www.premierbrideexpo.com

    ...   [Read More]




    Plans for New Year's Eve 2020




    As 2019 comes to a close and we all get ready to ring in the new year together. Many of us want to get together for one last horrah. These are the places to go for the best parties in Jacksonville for New Year’s Eve. 

    River & Post's NYE Party: A Marlin & Barrel Masquerade

    WHEN: December 31, 2019 | 9:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. Last call will be at 1:45 a.m.

    WHAT: An amazing New Year's Eve party for you and your's to ring the new decade with music, food, drinks, champagne and fireworks!

    WHERE: River & Post's 9th Floor Rooftop Lounge

    TICKET INFORMATION

    $75 General Admission Ticket All seating is general admission. No reserved tables are available.

    WHAT'S INCLUDED

    - Champagne midnight toast

    - Light appetizers from 9:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. made by our award-winning restaurant

    - Our live DJ will keep you moving all night long!

    The best view in town to see Jacksonville's NYE fireworks display

    ATTIRE: Festive cocktail attire is encouraged as well as a mask (it is a masquerade, after all!)

     

    Cowford Chophouse Presents 2019 New Year's Eve Celebration

    Ring in ...   [Read More]




    Force Fest Returns For The New Star Wars Movie At Sun-Ray Cinema




    This weekend, Jax’s Star Wars fan fest returns for the final film in the original Star Wars saga: “Star Wars Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker”. The Sun-Ray Cinema backlot will be set up for Force Fest on Saturday December 21st, 2019 from 2pm-10pm. 

    This year our guest performers are Last Council Saber Academy, Flow Motion, and Noise Complaint Tap Dance. They will each perform before one of the screenings, so be sure to buy your tickets from Sun-Ray early to be sure you get a seat!

    Showtimes: 12:00pm 3:15pm 6:30pm 9:35pm

    ...   [Read More]




    Jax Beaches Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl This Saturday




    The nations oldest and original Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl will be taking place in Jacksonville Beach on Saturday, December 14th from 5pm-2am! The crawl, which includes 12 of the beaches favorite bars and restaurants, will include a night of fun, dancing, and philanthropy. In addition to the bar crawl, tickets include access to the Silent Disco which will be taking place all night!

    Tickets include complimentary shots and cocktail samples, drink specials all night, chance to win thousands in cash and prizes, access to the silent disco, a ugly sweater contest, plus much more! Additionally, there will be a canned food drive benefiting multiple local food banks. Dressing up isn't mandatory, but highly recommended. Check in will be held at the Ritz Bar, Lynchs Irish Pub and Surfer The Bar starting at 5:00 PM.

    Check In Location & Times: 

    The Ritz Bar Lynch's Irish Pub & Surfer The Bar between 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Ugliest Sweater Competition & Raffle Details:

    Time & Location will be provided at checkin

    How To Get Additional Raffle Tickets By Bringing Canned Goods:

    Simply bring canned good food items for Jacksonville areal food banks to the event checkin locatio...   [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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