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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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THE GOOD BOYS – #22076 One Spark Music Creator

THE GOOD BOYS – #22076 PLAYING @ EU’s  at UNDERBELLY – Tuesday April 8 – 10:00 p.m.. Wednesday April 9 – 11:00 p.m. and Thursday April 10 – 10:00 p.m. are a four-piece rock group from Jacksonville. Citing Pavement, Strokes, and early Weezer as influences, they play a guitar-driven style of music that focuses on catchy melodies and memorable guitar hooks. Formed in 2014 and having recently finished recording their debut EP Gojira, they are eager to make their mark on the Jacksonville music scene with the help of . : Vocals, Guitar; : Guitar; : Bass; : Drums. For more …

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STRANGERWOLF – #22222 One Spark Music Creator

STRANGERWOLF – #22222 PLAYING @ EU’s MUSIC CREATORS SHOWCASE at UNDERBELLY – Thursday April 9 – 11:00 p.m. consists of two cousins, and , both of whom share the same passion for creating music and sharing it with anyone who will listen. The music we create helps us make sense of, and connect with, the world that we live in.

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JAHMEN – #22050 One Spark Music Creator

JAHMEN – #22050 PLAYING @ EU’s  at UNDERBELLY – Wednesday April 8 – 12:00 p.m. Hailing from Jacksonville Beach, the reggae band JAHMEN has been recording and performing their music since 2011. Originally founded by brothers Adam & Alex Leyva and long-time friend Evan Cleaveland, the group has performed shows with many renowned artists in the reggae genre such as JBOOG, Passafire, John Brown’s Body, The Green, The Movement, Barrington Levy, Romain Virgo and many others. While usually prefers to let their music speak for them, they draw inspiration from classic reggae artists such as Bob Marley and The Wailers, Peter …

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HERD OF WATTS – #22198 One Spark Music Creator

HERD OF WATTS – #22198 PLAYING @ EU’s ONE SPARK MUSIC CREATORS SHOWCASE at UNDERBELLY – Saturday April 11 – 12:00 p.m.   is a four-piece band from the First Coast, writing and performing original funk and rock locally and throughout the southeast. The band draws upon a wide spectrum of inspiration from motown soul to southern rock, and has been building an energized, diverse following since 2011. At One Spark 2015, the band is seeking support to purchase mixing and recording equipment which will enable regular capture and distribution of their shows. You can find out more about the band …

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CONRAD OBERG – #22183 One Spark Music Creator

CONRAD OBERG – #22183 PLAYING @ EU’s “”MUSIC CREATORS SHOWCASE at UNDERBELLY – Saturday April 11 – 11:00 p.m. Blind from birth, Jacksonville native taught himself to play piano at age two, and by the time he was four could play anything he heard and was performing live. At 10, Conrad recorded his first album at the legendary in Memphis, backed by ‘ band, was given his first guitar, and began headlining rock & blues festivals and clubs throughout the United States. Conrad was chosen as the most talented teen musician in the country in 2008 by 12 million viewers, and …

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SUNSPOTS – #22052 One Spark Music Creator

SUNSPOTS – #22052 PLAYING @ EU’s MUSIC CREATORS SHOWCASE at UNDERBELLY – Friday April 10 – 12:00 p.m. Sunspots is an up-and-coming alternative band born right here in Jacksonville about 2 years ago. These four young gentleman show a dedication and admiration of their craft that can really catch your eye. Whether it’s playing for 6 people or a packed house at Freebird they guarantee to put on a show. The moment the show begins is when the magic starts among them. When Sunspots shares a little bit of that magic with , something beautiful will happen. : Vocals, Guitar; : …

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