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EU’s Official Music Creator Showcase at One Spark

With the month of April gently knocking at our front door, downtown Jacksonville is warming up for the third annual or “The world’s largest crowdfunding festival” on April 7-12. As part of the 2015 festival, EU Jacksonville newspaper is partnering with as the official venue for the Music Creator Showcase. This year there will be two $15,000 prize awards determined through crowd voting and a juried panel of music industry professionals. So, what does this mean? All music creators being showcased at Underbelly will have the chance to create something magical, something worth not only being a part of but …

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Grandpa’s Cough Medicine: Guns, Booze, and Nothing to Lose: 180 Proof

Have you ever drank so much moonshine that you went blind? The music of Jacksonville’s bluegrass trio, , will do just that to your ears in the best way possible. Their new album titled, , waste no time in jumping straight into 15 beautifully polished songs fueled by love, alcohol, a love for alcohol, and of course, firearms. The title track and first song on the album depicts how a magical moonshine elixir can be your saving grace and your worst nightmare. 180 proof moonshine has the possibility to be a cure to your sore tooth or a bad night …

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One Spark Pro Tips

Some helpful hints from a previous One Spark creator So, you’re all ready for . You have your grand project ready, you’ve attended the creator acadamy, your juices are flowing, and you’re registered–at least, hopefully you’re registered, since the deadline was February 25th (which also happens to be my birthday). Now that you’re ready to send your dream rover down from the clouds for a little exploration on the surface of planet reality, perhaps I can give you a little heads up on what to expect once you’re there. Bear in mind, I’m not just writing this as a journalist …

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Eco Relics: What’s New?

WHAT’S NEW? At Eco Relics the answer is both “Not Much” and “A Whole Lot”! Eco Relics blends the old and the new, in every way. The business is only one year old but operates inside a 1920s railroad depot overflowing with items dating over 150 years. The business may be new to town, but it knows history. Another way that Eco Relics overcomes its new kid on the block status is by enthusiastic partnerships with community organizations. Eco Relics worked with Riverside Avondale Preservation (RAP), sourcing appropriate lighting fixtures for their recent Buckland House restoration. In the home’s 100-year …

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10 Reasons to Get Your Ticket to the One Spark Speaker Summit

One Spark Speaker Summit, Downtown Jacksonville

The Speaker Summit presented by  is one of the best events for entrepreneurs, CEOs, small business folks, marketers, and creators in the Southeast! We know you already know that. But, we thought we’d give you 10 more reasons why you should get your ticket today! – From our friends at One Spark

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JAX HAS TALENT! EU Jacksonville to host One Spark Music Creators

Opiate Eyes playing at Underbelly

With the new year comes a new opportunity for local musicians to come together, showcase their talents and compete for two $15,000 prizes. New and established musicians are encouraged to participate in the 3rd annual Festival April 7-12 in . Crowds in excess of 265,000 people are expected to attend the event, billed as “the World’s Largest Crowdfunding Festival.” Creator registration is underway for musicians, artists and entrepreneurs to compete for bigger awards, exhibit in more venues and accept rewards-based crowdfunding contributions from anywhere in the world. Creators can register their projects at onespark.com. is serving as the official host …

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Eco Relics: Reuse, Recycle, Repurpose Jax

One of the best things about Springfield is the personal pride of ownership that shows in the dedication residents put into restoring their own homes, and by extension, the entire community. A valuable resource in this effort is found adjacent to the neighborhood at Eco Relics, 106 Stockton Street in West Riverside.  was established early in 2014 by . The “eco” part is a commitment to keeping usable construction supplies out of landfills and saving as many architectural remnants as possible. Think of it as a time-traveling hardware store and building supply company! Where better to find what you need …

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The 14 Best Things that Happened in Jacksonville in 2014

14 Best Things of 2014

Now that it is possible to fully reflect on the year that was 2014 it is safe to say it was the most energized and productive 12 months seen in Jacksonville in decades! EU Jacksonville invites you to be inspired by our listing of the 14 Best Things of 2014. And by all means share your own opinion: if you think there is something monumental we overlooked, if you truly disagree that our choices are worthy or if you want to compliment us on our taste, please do so at our Facebook page. 14. Street Food Makes a Home in …

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Sweet Pete’s & The Candy Apple Come to Hemming Hotspot

  The Sweetest Destination With  and all the events slated to go into the Hemming Park space, the area around  is turning into quite a hotspot. Adding to the heat is the addition of the Sweet Pete building, which was formerly known as the .  is backed by  of  on . Lemonis bought the building in July of this year and provided the cash for the more than $3 million in renovations. Candy confectioner Sweet Pete’s will share the building with . “Sweet Pete’s and The Candy Apple are better together because the whole is greater than the individual parts,” …

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National Feed the Homeless Day in Hemming Park

Hemming Park, by Fran Ruchalski

In recognition of National Feed the Homeless Day, Hemming Park hosted Jacksonville’s social service partners for an event in the park on Tuesday, December 17 from 10:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. This will be a yearly event highlighting the social services available to those in need in Jacksonville. All invited organizations have the mission to eradicate homelessness from Jacksonville, and the gathering shows a local, unified face in combatting this national social issue. Through educating the community of the range of services that exist locally for anyone experiencing hunger, homelessness, or in need of services, there are resources and agencies ready to assist. The …

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