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    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]




    Umphrey's McGee Comes To The Amp With guest Magic Hippies




    This Saturday, the Amp is thrilled to welcome the return of progressive jam band Umphrey’s McGee with special guest Magic City Hippies. 

    The music of Umphrey’s McGee unfolds like an unpredictable conversation between longtime friends. Its six participants—Brendan Bayliss [guitar, vocals], Jake Cinninger [guitar, vocals], Joel Cummins [keyboards, piano, vocals], Andy Farag [percussion], Kris Myers [drums, vocals], and Ryan Stasik [bass]—know just how to communicate with each other on stage and in the studio. A call of progressive guitar wizardry might elicit a response of soft acoustic balladry, or a funk groove could be answered by explosive percussion. At any moment, heavy guitars can give way to heavier blues as the boys uncover the elusive nexus between jaw-dropping instrumental virtuosity and airtight song craft.

    Over 2,200 gigs and 5 million tracks sold later, they’ve enjoyed countless milestones. 2002 saw them perform at the first-ever Bonnaroo and sell more CDs than any other act on the bill. They became the “first group to launch its own single artist streaming service” with UMLive.net, which houses recordings of every gig since 2005. The service has since grown and now lives on th...   [Read More]




    August 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.

    Click here for more info.

    ...   [Read More]




    Rebelution Brings Collie Buddz and Protoje To St. Augustine For 2 Nights




    The St. Augustine Amphitheatre, in partnership with JaxLive Presents, proudly welcomes back Reggae juggernauts Rebelution for a two night stop at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on their “Good Vibes Summer Tour” with special guests Protoje and Collie Buddz on Wednesday, August 14 and Thursday August 15.                                                                                     

    Fourteen years into an effervescent career, California reggae band Rebelution remains abundantly creative. Its members (singer/guitarist/lyricist Eric Rachmany, keyboardist Rory Carey, drummer Wesley Finley, and bassist Marley D. Williams) are as focused and committed as they are easygoing and laid-back. And they haven't lost a step since Falling Into Place, their 2016 studio album, became the band's fourth release to top the Billboard reggae chart, earning them their first ever Grammy nomination in the category of Best Reggae Album. Ever expanding and reaching wider audiences, the Rebelution phenomenon continues to spread good vibes on tour, a...   [Read More]




    Bistro AIX Celebrates 20 Years With Special Celebration




    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.

    This special event will take place on Sunday, September 29th from 5-9pm at the restaurant located in San Marco. 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 ...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Sports

    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]




    Jumbo Shrimp Homestand Highlights August 7-11




    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The 2019 Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp season presented by Community First Credit Union continues at 7:05 p.m. on Wednesday, August 7 from the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. The Jumbo Shrimp will host the Mississippi Braves, Double-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, for a five-game series from August 7 through Sunday, August 11. The homestand features a promotional lineup that includes the following highlights:

     

    Wednesday, August 7, 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 6 p.m.)

    Standard Feed & Seed Canines and Crustaceans Dog Day: The Jumbo Shrimp and Standard Feed & Seed are welcoming fans and their canine companion for the fifth and final Dog Day of the season. Canines get in free as long as their human companion buys a ticket. Dog-free seating is located in Sections 110 and 111, the WheelHouse Lounge and BDO Suite Level.

    Publix Corks & Forks: Fans can purchase a $15 ticket package or upgrade their reserved seat for $6 to sample food and wine prepared by Chef Tony from Publix for each Wednesday night home game (except July 3) throughout the 2019 season. Use the promo code "publix19" when purchasing Publix Corks & Forks tickets online at www.jaxshrimp.com. Wine sampling b...   [Read More]




    Jumbo Shrimp Homestand Highlights July 22-31




    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The 2019 Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp season presented by Community First Credit Union continues at 7:05 p.m. on Monday, July 22 from the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. The Jumbo Shrimp will host the Biloxi Shuckers, Double-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, for a five-game series from July 22 through Friday, July 26, and the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, Double-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, for a five-game series from Saturday, July 27 through Wednesday, July 31. The homestand features a promotional lineup that includes the following highlights:

     

    Monday, July 22, 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 6 p.m.)

    Breakfast In Bed Night: The Jumbo Shrimp will have breakfast favorites like bacon, sausage, waffles, cheese omelets and orange juice at the All-American Jax Concession Stand, Shrimp and Grits at the Southern Fried Concession Stand and mimosas at the Budweiser Tiki Terrace and WheelHouse Lounge. Two lucky fans will get to watch the game from a bed while eating breakfast for dinner.

    VyStar Credit Union Members Buy-One, Get-One-Free: 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.

    VyStar Credit...   [Read More]




    Jumbo Shrimp Homestead Highlights July 11-16




    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The 2019 Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp season presented by Community First Credit Union continues at 7:05 p.m. on Thursday, July 11 from the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. The Jumbo Shrimp will host the Mississippi Braves, Double-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, for a six-game series from July 11 through Tuesday, July 16. The homestand features a promotional lineup that includes the following highlights:

    Thursday, July 11, 7:05 p.m. (Gate open at 6 p.m.)

    Thirsty Thursday presented by Budweiser: Fans can purchase $1 12 oz. and $2 24 oz. Budweiser draft products at the canopy near the Jacksonville Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Arlington Trail Rated Territory, Oasis concession stand behind Section 115 and right field bleachers, respectively. DJ Swagg and DJ MoneyGud from Power 106.1 will also provide music at the Budweiser Tiki Terrace.

    Touch a Truck Night presented by Ring Power: Kids will have the opportunity to view, sit on and interact with heavy machinery and construction equipment.

    Calling all Captains: Kangaroo, Morgan, Crunch, Sparrow, Hook, Kirk, Nemo, Jack… the Jumbo Shrimp are celebrating these great heroes and many other great captains.

    Media Sponsor:&nb...   [Read More]




    Jumbo Shrimp Homestead Highlights June 30-July 3rd




    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The 2019 Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp season presented by Community First Credit Union continues at 6:35 p.m. on Sunday, June 30 from the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. The Jumbo Shrimp will host the Chattanooga Lookouts, Double-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, for a four-game series from June 30 through Wednesday, July 3. The homestand features a promotional lineup that includes the following highlights:

    Sunday, June 30, 6:35 p.m. (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.)

    Arlington Toyota Military Appreciation Day: Thanks to Arlington Toyota, all active and retired military, veterans and their immediate families receive free general admission or reserved tickets to Sunday’s game at the box office.

    Baptist Health Sunday Family FUNday: Kids can feel like the pros before each Sunday home game, as families can play catch on the field, plus Jumbo Shrimp players will be signing autographs. Each Sunday will feature FREE face painting, balloon animals and popular kids TV and movie characters roaming around the ballpark. Wonder Woman and Captain America will be around the ballpark and following the game, kids 12 and under can run the bases.

    Corona Cans Special: Every Sunday, 24 oz. Corona cans ...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Food

    August 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.

    Click here for more info.

    ...   [Read More]




    Greek Feast This Saturday At Taverna Yamas




    This Saturday, be sure to come to Taverna Yamas for a family styled Greek Feast. There will be plenty of food for everyone. From cold and hot Meze, to Greek Village Salads, to Saganaki, and their delicious entrees. There will be deserts and an option for Greek Wine Tasting for an additional $10 followed by entertainment from Bellydancers. 

    Cold Meze - Tztziki, Baba Ganoush, Hummus, Tabbouleh and Dolmades served with pita.

    Greek Village Salad - fresh ripe tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, peppers, Kalamata olives, feta, olive oil, vinegar, and spices.

    Hot Meze - Spanokopita, Keftedes, Calamari, Lamb ribs, and Yamas wings.

    Saganaki - Flaming Kefalotiri cheese served with pita.

    Entrees - Lamb Ribs, Chicken Kebab, Filet Mignon kebab, and pork loin, Lobster tail, Shrimp, Scallops, Mussels, Clams, calamari and Grouper.

     

    Click here for tickets; it’s a feast that you don’t want to miss!!

    ...   [Read More]




    Chicken Wing Eating Contest Coming to Bold City Beer Festival




    This Labor Day weekend, come out to the Bold City Beer Festival on September 1st where guests can participate in the first ever Chicken Wing Eating Contest.

    The 2019 Men’s and Women’s wing eating competition will be presented by Butt Hutt Food Truck. 10 male and female competitors will compete in two divisions to see which challenger will take home the trophy. The contest will be judged by 3 celebrity judges. The competitor who eats and cleans 10 wings plus 10 drumsticks the fastest wins! 2nd and 3rd place trophies will be awarded in both male and female contests.

    Men’s Division Time: 1pm Women’s Division Time: 2:30pm

    To nominate yourself or a friend to be in this year’s competition register online on boldcitybeerfestival.com

    Good luck to all wing eating competitors!

    ...   [Read More]




    Shrimp & Suds Craft Beer Festival Coming This August




    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville will again play host to the Shrimp & Suds Craft Beer Festival, presented in part by Destroyer Rocks! Promotional Products, on Saturday, August 3. Guests will be able to enjoy unlimited free samples of craft beers, including a selection from Northeast Florida’s local breweries.

    The Shrimp & Suds Craft Beer Festival runs from 6-9 p.m., with gates opening for VIP ticket holders at 5 p.m. Attendees receive unlimited drink samples of the beers at the event. Food, including the Shrimp & Pulled Pork Nachos as seen on the Travel Channel’s Food Paradise, will be available for purchase.

    Tickets for the Shrimp & Suds Craft Beer Festival are available at www.jaxshrimp.com for $40 each. VIP admission is $50, which includes early access one hour before the gates open for other guests. Legal ID will be necessary for entry to the event, which is exclusively for guests ages 21 and over (no babies, no strollers, no children). No outside food or drink will be permitted.

    The event will include sampling from over 50 breweries, including local brews from the following:

    12 Percent Imports (Decadent Ales/Evil Twi...   [Read More]




    July 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 sangria cocktail!

    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]



  • Articles - Entertainment

    Umphrey's McGee Comes To The Amp With guest Magic Hippies




    This Saturday, the Amp is thrilled to welcome the return of progressive jam band Umphrey’s McGee with special guest Magic City Hippies. 

    The music of Umphrey’s McGee unfolds like an unpredictable conversation between longtime friends. Its six participants—Brendan Bayliss [guitar, vocals], Jake Cinninger [guitar, vocals], Joel Cummins [keyboards, piano, vocals], Andy Farag [percussion], Kris Myers [drums, vocals], and Ryan Stasik [bass]—know just how to communicate with each other on stage and in the studio. A call of progressive guitar wizardry might elicit a response of soft acoustic balladry, or a funk groove could be answered by explosive percussion. At any moment, heavy guitars can give way to heavier blues as the boys uncover the elusive nexus between jaw-dropping instrumental virtuosity and airtight song craft.

    Over 2,200 gigs and 5 million tracks sold later, they’ve enjoyed countless milestones. 2002 saw them perform at the first-ever Bonnaroo and sell more CDs than any other act on the bill. They became the “first group to launch its own single artist streaming service” with UMLive.net, which houses recordings of every gig since 2005. The service has since grown and now lives on th...   [Read More]




    Rebelution Brings Collie Buddz and Protoje To St. Augustine For 2 Nights




    The St. Augustine Amphitheatre, in partnership with JaxLive Presents, proudly welcomes back Reggae juggernauts Rebelution for a two night stop at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on their “Good Vibes Summer Tour” with special guests Protoje and Collie Buddz on Wednesday, August 14 and Thursday August 15.                                                                                     

    Fourteen years into an effervescent career, California reggae band Rebelution remains abundantly creative. Its members (singer/guitarist/lyricist Eric Rachmany, keyboardist Rory Carey, drummer Wesley Finley, and bassist Marley D. Williams) are as focused and committed as they are easygoing and laid-back. And they haven't lost a step since Falling Into Place, their 2016 studio album, became the band's fourth release to top the Billboard reggae chart, earning them their first ever Grammy nomination in the category of Best Reggae Album. Ever expanding and reaching wider audiences, the Rebelution phenomenon continues to spread good vibes on tour, a...   [Read More]




    Widespread Panic Returns To St. Augustine For A 3 Night Concert




    Southern improvisational masters and legendary jam band Widespread Panic returns to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre for a three-night concert run beginning Friday, August 2 and playing through Sunday, August 4, 2019. 

    Widespread Panic has been together more than 30 years. Formed by original members vocalist/guitarist John “JB” Bell, bassist Dave Schools and late guitarist Michael Houser, who lived together in a suburban house in Athens, GA, where they met as students not far from the University of Georgia campus, later to be joined by drummer Todd Nance. The band’s line-up was solidified with the addition of percussionist Domingo “Sunny” Ortiz and keyboard player John “JoJo” Hermann and Duane Trucks on drums.

    Over three decades have passed since forming their original line-up in 1986, Widespread Panic is still hungry to be the best band they can be, every single night, for their loyal fan base. Their accomplishments over that time are well-documented. During their impressive run, the band has released 12 studio albums (including Street Dogs) and 43 live albums, selling more than 3 million copies as one of the most successful touring acts in the world. Widespread Panic has broken attendance ...   [Read More]




    Iration Brings Their "Live From Paradise Tour" With Pepper, Fountain Youth and Katastro To The Amp




    After two nights of Sublime with Rome, the Amp keeps the alternative reggae weekend going with Iration. Their “Live from Paradise! Tour” will feature special guests Pepper, Fortunate Youth, and Katastro on Saturday, July 27, 2019!

    Iration is an alternative/reggae group of musicians, formed in Isla Vista, CA. Their deep-rooted reggae influence is fused with elements of rock and pop to create smooth, original sounds. “We’re all about luv,” states the band. The group is made up of members Micah Pueschel (Guitar/Lead Vocals), Adam Taylor (Bass), Joseph Dickens (Drums), Cayson Peterson (Keyboard/Synth), and Micah Brown (Guitar/Vocals). Most of the members of Iration met while growing up in Hawaii but the band members reconnected in Santa Barbara, CA circa 2004 – the exception being Micah Brown, a California native, who officially joined the group in 2014.

    Iration has been touring nationally since 2008, performing at festivals nationwide from Lollapalooza, Sunfest to Hangout, and closing stages at festivals like Bottlerock and Outside Lands. These Hawaiian-bred musicians look forward to spreading their original sound and ‘Aloha Spirit’, all the while never forgetting to get a surf in...   [Read More]




    Sublime With Rome Returns For 2 Nights In St. Augustine




    Alternative rock reggae favorites Sublime With Rome return to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre for two nights on Thursday, July 25 and Friday, July 26, 2019 along with special guests Michael Franti and Spearhead, Common Kings and Seranation! Last time they came to St. Augustine they sold out the place, this time fans who couldn’t get a ticket last time will have a chance to go to either one of their shows.

    The wait is over! Sublime with Rome returned long at last with new music in 2018 to complement their first two album releases, Sirens, the 2015 effervescent follow up to the band's 2011 debut release Yours Truly. “Wicked Heart” was the first single out late July of 2018 off their yet untitled upcoming album to come out sometime this spring. "We had more time, we know each other better now, and we're even better musicians," said Rome Ramirez, who was just 20-years-old when he embarked on this journey. 

    With Sublime bassist and co-founder Eric Wilson anchoring the group, Sublime with Rome are armed with a new album that makes a real statement... their statement. Produced by Rob Cavallo, who has worked with Green Day, My Chemical Romance, Linkiin Park and many more, the latest release is an express...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Community

    Bistro AIX Celebrates 20 Years With Special Celebration




    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.

    This special event will take place on Sunday, September 29th from 5-9pm at the restaurant located in San Marco. 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 ...   [Read More]




    First Wedensday Art Walk: Back to School SmARTs




    Summer was a breeze! With school starting back up again be sure to get the kids off the couch and into #DTJax for "Back to School SmARTs." 

    HEADQUARTERS @ HEMMING PARK 

    Main Stage Join us for a live musical performance by Vibe RW from 5-7 p.m. followed by Groove Coalition from 7:15-9 p.m. Watch the show from the comfort of The Oasis, Downtown Vision’s newest summer placemaking experience.

    Browse artwork ABDUL, Artzy Fartzy Petz, The Bead Bowl, Alternate Bazaar, Baliliving86, Moises Ramos Fine Art, Tovah 2 Creations, Flor De Sol, Boho Babie, Creative Art Designs, Uniquewoodworks, Viktor Lazarev and The Bead Guy. Don’t miss these vendors and non-profit organizations: Affordable Marijuana License, Animal Care and Protective Services, All-American Gutter Protection, The Cummer Museum, The Florida Ballet, VyStar Credit Union, IMPACT Jax, Hello Fresh and One Blood. Plus, stop by the Friends of Hemming Park tent for refreshments and to learn more about upcoming events in Jacksonville's most historic public space.

    KIDS ZONE @ LAURA ST.

    Bring the kids to enjoy a game of GAGA Ball by GAGA Galaxy, bounce houses, activities by My Gym Jacksonville, jump-roping by Jump4Jax and a magic show by Cro...   [Read More]




    Painting of the Pawprints Prepares For Upcoming Jaguars Game




    With the Jaguars games right around the corner, the Downtown Council of Jacksonville will be hosting the annual Painting of the PawPrints event. Starting from the base of the Main Street Bridge to TIAA Bank Field, participants will meet in Lot K at 7:10 am and break into groups to paint all 330 of the paw prints along Bay Street. This event has over 500 attendees participating every year.

    When the painting is complete, attendees will enjoy a family friendly after party in Lot K from 9:30 am to 10am. Appearances from Jaxson de Ville, the Roar of the Jaguars and the D-Line will kick off the 2019 Jaguars season. 

    Pre-Season tickets will be available at a first come, first serve basis. You will not be able to get your tickets until after you check-in and receive your team sticker. Limited tickets will be given out, so pre-registration does not guarantee a ticket.

     

    #DuvalTilWeDie

    ...   [Read More]




    Hidden Swimming & Fishing Hole in Jacksonville




    Jacksonville is known for its beaches, bars, trails and parks. Lots of natives have been to Hanna Park, which has great camping grounds and Atlantic beach located near the site. The park that many people do not know about for its fishing and swimming holes is Sheffield Park.

    This park is about 385 acres with nature trails and several lakes. Sheffield Park is always full of surprises. There are open fields, wooded areas and several lakes. During the summer, guests go to the lake to swim and some go to do scuba diving training. One of the lakes close to the entrance is for people who love to fish or kayak.

    During the winter, the lakes and ponds can hold a variety of ducks, mergansers and waders. The nature trails take guests through habitat ripe for other lake fall visitors such as warblers, kinglets, and woodpeckers. This park is the fifth largest regional park in the City of Jacksonville.

    ...   [Read More]




    Bold City Beer Festival Coming This Labor Day




    This Labor Day weekend, be sure to make plans to attend the Inaugural Bold City Festival, North Florida’s Premier Beer, Music & Food Festival. The event will be held on September 1st in Riverside at the Northbank Riverwalk Artist Square, located under the Fuller Warren Bridge.

    Our headliners include The Fritz and Zach Deputy plus performances by Taller Trees, Ben Strok & The full Electric Bonnie Blue, Trail Diver and more on two stages. Unlike traditional beer festivals, sampling will be open to the public and available all day! The festival will offer over 40 different kinds of local and regional craft beers as well as 15+ food trucks, vendors and makers.

    General admission is free. For the full experience, a VIP pass is required. A limited amount of VIP passes will be released to the public, which includes unlimited sampling from noon-10pm, no wait sampling lines, reserved concert seating, private restrooms, a commemorative mug and more. There will be activities for all ages and dogs are welcome.

     

    For VIP Passes, visit BoldCityBeerFest.com

    ...   [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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