Crowdfunding

A Rookie Plans for One Spark: An All-Inclusive Guide for First Timers at One Spark

Taking place in Downtown Jacksonville from April 7th through the 12th, the third annual One Spark is the World’s Largest Crowdfunding Festival. The festival acts as a platform for Creators to showcase their projects and ideas in the categories of Art, Education, Health & Science, Music, Technology, and Social Good. Festival attendees are then given the opportunity to contribute directly to the Creator Projects, vote for the Project to receive a portion of $350k and learn and discover new ideas from all those participating in the festival. Now that everyone is well aware of what One Spark is exactly, let’s …

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It’s One Spark – Getting There: Street Closures + Fest Info & Maps

 Parking & Transportation Downtown Jacksonville offers many unique, affordable options to get you right into the festival. Water Taxi The Jacksonville Water Taxi ferries visitors across the river from the Southbank to the Jacksonville Landing downtown. Pricing Adults – $5; RT – $10 ;Children 3 – 12 years of age – $4; RT – $8 ;Children under 3 years of age – Free. Stops Friendship Fountain and The Jacksonville Landing. Call 904-372-3318 or visit jacksonvillewatertaxi.com for more information. Skyway Gliding above the St. Johns River and downtown city streets, the free-to-ride skyway departs stations every three to six minutes. Free …

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FLAT LAND – #22386 One Spark Music Creator

FLAT LAND – #22386 PLAYING @ EU’s ONE SPARK MUSIC CREATORS SHOWCASE at UNDERBELLY – Friday April 10 – 9:00 p.m. is a cosmic funk-rock quartet based in Gainesville. The band has played in festivals and shows across the southeast for the past three years, but the project they are working on is just as near to our hearts. Without exposure to music through school band and orchestra programs, they would never have had the opportunity to do what they love most. So, they have teamed up with friends in successful bands across North Florida to develop an afterschool program instructing …

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What’s Brewing at One Spark

“April showers bring …”   Nope. That’s not what I think of when I think of this month. April is a celebratory month – especially for those of us who love to live – and explore – in Florida. In 1513, landed near what is now St. Augustine and gave the name to his newly discovered landmass “La Florida”. A little over 250 years later, completed his journey into Florida in 1766 and it was his diary-cum-travel journal which motivated merchants “across the pond” to purchase tracts of land along the eastern coast of Florida in the late 1700s. Two centuries …

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GastroFest Brings Thousands of Diners Downtown

GastroFest 2015 in Hemming Park

Foodies Unite Cook it, brew it, bake it, and they will come. During our first annual , held March 21st in , Jacksonville came hungry and left happy. First, we’d like to thank all of our wonderful sponsors and people who donated to our initial campaign; without you there would not have been an event. We want to extend our thanks and appreciation to every single attendee, vendor, venue, and volunteer who helped make this dream a reality. Our goal at is to put Jacksonville on the culinary map, all while educating people on food history and culture, and GastroFest …

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Eco Relics at One Spark

It’s a time warp. The 50,000 sq. ft. warehouse is busting at the seams with items that span centuries. In addition to the age of the inventory, it’s a time warp in the sense that you can spend hours in Eco Relics without realizing it. The items are a recycled reservoir of Jacksonville history and a convergence of classic quality and new vision. It’s part hardware store, antique shop, building material supplier and thrift store with a knowledgeable, inventive staff. Eco Relics took part in last year’s One Spark festival after having been open for only one week. The festival …

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ON THE RIVER AT One Spark

One Spark “Green Ideas” So many One Spark Creators focus their energy on sustainability, leaving the world a better place by using innovative ideas and technologies to solve many of today’s problems. While “green ideas” cross each of the boundaries (Art, Education, Social Good, Health & Science, Music and Technology), you won’t have a hard time finding them. Come check out the Northbank Riverwalk venue to learn about projects focused on water, recycling, parks, climate change education, compassion for animals, natural products, organic foods and much, much more. Here are a few of the diverse projects you can learn more …

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MOCA is NOW at This Year’s One Spark

MOCA is NOW

One Spark 2015 is officially kicking off on Tuesday, April 7th, and Jacksonville’s Museum of Contemporary Art will be celebrating with “MOCA is NOW,” unleashing a year’s worth of programming in just six days, with dozens of innovative mini-programs that will help visitors discover and appreciate contemporary art. There will be lots of chances to interact and win prizes, and the best part is that it’s all free – including admission! Additionally, hours will be extended, with the museum open 11am – 9pm April 7-11 and 11am-5pm April 12. Located in the heart of the festivities, Jacksonville will be the …

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WISE RIVER – #22222 One Spark Music Creator

WISE RIVER – #22222 PLAYING @ EU’s MUSIC CREATORS SHOWCASE at UNDERBELLY – Friday April 10 – 10:00 p.m. is a 3-piece dream pop/synth pop band from Jacksonville, fronted by brother and sister duo and . They focus on combining digital and analog instruments, effects, noise, and samples to create a sound that is all at once dreamy, experimental, and catchy. By using traditional instruments mixed with samples, electronic instruments, and noise they create music that is unique and distinctive. The band is less than a year old, but plans to release a self-titled cassette this summer.

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FORT STORIES – #21956 One Spark Music Creator

FORT STORIES – #21956 PLAYING @ EU’s MUSIC CREATORS SHOWCASE at UNDERBELLY – Friday April 10 – 11:00 p.m. Fort Stories is a 7-piece folk rock/indie band from Jacksonville. FS released their debut EP Mean Winter in 2013 and have been playing locally and regionally in support of that record. was named to Void Magazine’s list of “Local Bands on the Verge of Stardom.” Void had this to say about Fort Stories: “There’s no denying a good melody and professional musicianship…With dueling male/female vocals and a full, well-rounded sound, their songs are almost anthemic; they’re skilled and it’s undeniable.” Fort Stories …

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