Kellie Abrahamson

A Spine-Tingling Silver Anniversary: Universal Orlando’s HHN25

The Halloween season wouldn’t be complete without a trip to for a night or two of sheer terror and mayhem. is celebrating 25 years of scaring the pants off horror fans, and to celebrate this impressive milestone, the creative team has stepped up their game. The event features nine terrifying haunted houses, five deeply immersive scare zones (with chainsaw maniacs roaming the streets in between) and two outrageous live shows. takes place on select nights until November 1st. The Houses This year, HHN25 boasts more houses than ever before. Nine elaborate mazes can be found throughout the park, each filled …

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SOUNDCHECK, September 2013

Local Music News First and foremost, congratulations to the Friends of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre! Their Celebrity Guitar Raffle/Auction grossed over $23,000 last month. All proceeds will go towards creating a summer music and arts camp for disadvantaged children in 2014. Great job! • Singer-songwriter Raquel Cabrera will be releasing her brand new record on September 14th. Her CD release party will be held that night at Underbelly. Time Sawyer, Jenni Reid, Northe and the Dog Apollo will also perform. Come out and show your support! • Finally, the last concerts at European Street Café locations were held last month. …

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New Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

First Coast music lovers will have a new place to hear live music this month. The  will officially open its doors to the public on Sunday, February 13th for their inaugural event, an evening with Canadian folk-rock act . After that, an impressive lineup of musicians will be making their way to the brand new stage, including the ,  and . But the new facility promises to bring more than just good tunes to the community. Managed by the St. Johns County Cultural Events Division, the  had very different origins than your typical venue- up until 2005 it was New …

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