Festivals

HUES OF BLUE – #22230 One Spark Music Creator

HUES OF BLUE – #22230 PLAYING @ EU’s ONE SPARK MUSIC CREATORS SHOWCASE at UNDERBELLY – Wednesday April 8 – 9:00 p.m. Hues of Blue is a post indie rock project with a vintage flavor based out of Jacksonville, FL. Each member of comes with a different musical background, so there is an eclectic edge to the sound. What started out as pure practice together blossomed into a vibrant band. Their songs come to life with bluesy vocals, the smooth, soulful vintage guitar, the pure bass grooves and a creative drum sound that makes the songs pop. They are excited to …

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FJORD EXPLORER – #22211 ONE SPARK MUSIC CREATOR

FJORD EXPLORER – #22211 PLAYING @ EU’s MUSIC CREATORS SHOWCASE at UNDERBELLY – Wednesday April 8 – 7:00 p.m. and Friday April 10 – 5:00 p.m. Fjord Explorer is the name of a Jacksonville folkgaze band lead by . combines Americana elements of lyrically driven songwriting and the sonic ambiance of shoegaze to paint distinct images and emotions through exceptionally passionate music. More info.

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KIWI KIWI – #22241 One Spark Music Creator

KIWI KIWI – #22241 PLAYING @ EU’s ONE SPARK MUSIC CREATORS SHOWCASE at UNDERBELLY – Friday, April 10 – 7:00 p.m. Kiwi Kiwi is a music project created by . Kiwi Kiwi makes beachy, dream pop and indie/folk rock inspired by latin music and life by the sea. combines the influences of surf rock, indie/folk rock, Latin music and dream pop to create a soundscape for life and love in Florida. Anything is possible!

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Let It All Hang Out – AFTER MIDNIGHT – #22006 One Spark Music Creator

AFTER MIDNIGHT – #22006 PLAYING @ EU’s ONE SPARK MUSIC CREATORS SHOWCASE at UNDERBELLY – Thursday, April 9 – 9:00 p.m. After Midnight (A Clapton Experience) is a 6-piece -themed band. Featuring a set list of classic Clapton hits that span his 52-year career, After Midnight skillfully delivers a variety of indelible blues, psychedelic and hard rock, tempered with stirring acoustic ballads, all sure to please lifelong fans and the uninitiated alike. has performed several sold out shows at local venues such as the , , and they were headliners for the . After Midnight performed two shows at the in …

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new wave, post-punk, Americana, and shoegaze – MARATHON RUNNER – #21927 One Spark Music Creator

PLAYING @ EU’s ONE SPARK MUSIC CREATORS SHOWCASE at UNDERBELLY – Saturday, April 11 – 9:00 p.m. Marathon Runner is a five-piece indie rock/dream pop band, born and raised in Jacksonville, FL. Their sound is a balancing act between the nostalgic synth-pop textures of the 80s and the unknown and uncharted aesthetics of the future. Their songs traverse many musical genres along the way, including new wave, post-punk, Americana, and shoegaze. The band is happy to be making music in this current era, because the great wall between pop music and ‘high-art’ is now nearly nonexistent. Above all else, Marathon …

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One Spark Is Here, But What Does It Mean for Jacksonville?

One Spark is the world’s largest crowdfunding festival. That’s not like a ‘world’s best coffee’ or ‘world’s best pizza’ type of moniker; it’s legit. The beauty of One Spark is that it was created organically by three Jacksonville residents who have a background as creatives. It’s not that founders , and lacked entrepreneurial chops, but that they founded the festival realizing the powerful coalescence of creative vision and business savvy. And it is that meaningful mixture that has made this such an important event for Jacksonville. has grown each year in attendance, activities and funding: 2013:  406 projects showcased, $250k …

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Here’s your weekly blend of One Spark goodness

Last week, we had a conversation amongst the One Spark team on the topic of crowdfunding, Creator rewards, attendee experiences and how far we’ve come since the first year of One Spark. We talked about what a hot topic crowdfunding is worldwide right now. Recently, heavy influencers like Mark Cuban have talked about a tech bubble bursting due to crowdfunding and strong counterpoints came from the likes of one of the nation’s leading voices on startups, Steve Case. The crowdfunding industry is expected to grow to well over $100 billion (yep, with a “B”) by 2025 between rewards-based and equity-based crowdfunding. There were 22,252 projects …

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CRAFT BREW at GASTROFEST on MARCH 21st at HEMMING PARK!

 is a celebration of Jacksonville’s food and beverage scene! If there’s one thing North Florida does well, it’s craft brewing, so it’s a major focus of our fest. Come visit us at on March 21st from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. to see what’s brewing! We are proud to be serving up a variety of locally-produced craft beers from , , , , , , , and in our beverage tents during the entire festival. We will also have McKenzie’s Cider and other drinks available for purchase in our beverage tents. Local craft beer merchants  will have a tent in …

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GastroFest 2015 Schedule of Events & Tastings! March 21st, Hemming Park 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Welcome to GastroFest; we hope you are excited! This program of events will give you the details on what is happening, when, and where throughout the day. Our goal is to bring you tastes from around the First Coast, expert speakers, chef demos, kids’ activities and more! So get out there and try some of the finest cuisine Jacksonville has to offer – and don’t forget to use #GastroFest2015 and #321GastroFest! What are Taste Tickets, how do they work, and where do I get them? Taste Tickets will be your currency during . Each Taste Ticket costs $1 and, on …

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On the D’Land Productions Music Stage

On March 21st, in Hemming Park from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. GastroFest will have food from around the First Coast, expert speakers, chef demos and more! This food focused fest has a wide variety of activities, from homebrew to local wine and whiskey tastings.  All of this will be set to local music from the free D’Land Music Stage! The D’Land Music Stage  lineup starts at 11:00 a.m. with the poetic and introspective stylings of hip hop artist Tough Junkie.  At 12:20 p.m., the eclectic, diverse and energetic alternative/folk band Jacksonvegas takes the stage.  Jazz fusion sets the mood for a …

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