Festivals

Past and Present is Alive at Springing the Blues, Happening in Jacksonville Beach April 5-7

When you think of the rich landscape of blues history, palm trees and sandy beaches might not be the first place that springs to mind. is a distant cultural cousin of the birthplace of the blues, far removed by geography and tradition. Yet, there’s an inextricable current connecting the past and present that exists at the annual . It’s all part of the same story. The 29th Annual Springing the Blues Festival is held April 5-7 at the SeaWalk Pavilion in Jacksonville Beach with Danny Delves & the Deadly Nightshades kicking things off on the SeaWalk Pavilion stage. Weekend performances …

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III Points Solidifies Itself As One of America’s Greatest Niche Festivals

III Points, Miami, Florida, Nonotak Entrance

This past weekend marked the sixth and most successful installment of Miami’s . Somewhat of a hike for Jacksonville natives, but nonetheless a road trip that was well worth the drive. The massive lineup featuring names like James Blake, Erykah Badu, Blood Orange, SZA, Beach House and Herbie Hancock, connected all genres, fusing R&B, hip hop, jazz, neo-soul, funk and rock. Many performances blended all of these genres with electronic artists using these influences in their own performances and sets to create dance parties lasting all night long. Over the past 15 years I have attended Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, the …

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Learning Florida: Our Orange Legacy at MOSH

Florida's Exotic Fruit: Our Orange Legacy

Florida’s identity is wrapped up in one fruit: the orange. It’s an industry that’s changed with the times, that’s changed with scientific and agricultural advancement, and that will keep changing. For the last year, I’ve been writing Florida’s Oranges: A Colorful History. In it, I’ve given the reader snapshots of this 500 year history and the various places around the state where oranges have been cultivated. What I’ve found is that orange history is messy, interesting, and bound around unexpected things, things such as gay rights, privacy law, immigration, even voting rights and past KKK activity in the state. On …

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Must-See Florida Locals at Miami’s III Points Festival

III Points 2019 will begin in Miami this weekend running from Friday, February 15th to Sunday, February 17th. The sixth edition of the ever growing south Florida music festival features big names like Beach House, James Blake, Erykah Badu, A$AP Rocky, SZA and Tyler, the Creator. But since the beginning, the festival has always strived to have an almost 50/50 mix of local artists and national/international artists on its bill.  Here are a few must-see Florida locals that will be performing this weekend at Mana Wynwood during the III Points 2019. Rachel Tumada, aka Ms. Mada, is a linchpin in …

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Road-Trip Worthy: A Preview to Miami’s 2019 III Points Festival

III Points 2019, Miami, Florida

In less than three weeks, III Points will descend upon Mana Wynwood in Miami for one of this year’s do not miss music festivals held on February 15th, 16th and 17th. Years of continued success has turned into one of Florida’s greatest and most diverse music festivals. III Points has consistently provided a wide and eclectic mix of musicians and artists from Florida and around the world. This year’s festival is less than three weeks away so let’s dive in on all things III Points. Founded by a group of friends in 2013, the festival has grown exponentially each year …

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Art Republic’s Two Weeks to Change the World

Art Republic, Dourone x David Petroni

Art and industry collide as Art Republic 2018, a communal celebration of public art changes the face of downtown Jacksonville again. is known for infusing the city with bold outdoor murals that define an area’s character. Exhibitions, which are curated by industry experts, showcase the top artists in their field of expertise to create a sense of place, spark global conversations, and inspire community engagement. Muralists for the 2018 collection include , Pastel, Chris Clark, Datastorm, Golden, Sipros and NEAN. Murals will be installed at various locations throughout the from November 1st-11th. This year, Art Republic also will include partnerships …

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World War II Jets Send Sky-High Message: GEICO Skytypers to Debut at NAS Jacksonville Air Show

World War II Jets Send a Sky-High Message: GEICO Skytypers to Debut New Flight Demonstration at 2018 NAS Jacksonville Air Show

The World-Famous GEICO Skytypers Air Show Team will roar into Jacksonville later this month to wow crowds with an entirely new flight demonstration at the 2018 Air Show (October 27-28). The squadron of aircraft will participate in a full weekend of jaw-dropping exhibitions showcasing both civilian and military aviators. The ’s famous provide the grand finale, but the entire weekend is jam-packed with talented teams and champion pilots from across the country.     For Flight Lead Larry Arken, skytyping is the family business and something he’s been doing his entire life. His father, retired Naval Aviator Mort Arken, established …

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Moon Over the Market: Three Jacksonville Food Trucks Going Places

Jammas Jax, Moon Over the Market, GastroJax

Food trucks have changed the landscape of culinary culture here in Jacksonville in the past decade or so, and today we have a wide selection of tastes. We’ve chosen three food trucks for you to follow on social media (the best way to know where a truck will be). These three will also be at GastroJax’s annual Fall event, , on October 11th at the Jacksonville Farmers Market, and tastes will be included in the ticket price. Tickets are only $40 at this tasting event on 904tix.com. The new truck Jammas Jax brings Asian street food flavor wherever they might …

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Pumpkins, Spooks, & Fall Festivals: Halloween Family Fun in Northeast Florida

Pumpkin Time, EU Jacksonville, Fall Family Fun in Northeast Florida, Pumpkins, Spooks, & Fall Festivals: Halloween Family Fun in Northeast Florida

Top 5 Destinations for Pumpkins and Fall Family Fun in Northeast Florida BY JENNIFER MELVILLE Homes all around Jacksonville are decked out with fall décor both traditional and terrifying. Weekends are jam-packed with festivals. Pumpkin spice permeates the air. It’s October! Our leaves may still be green and our temperatures tropical, but we know how to celebrate. For many, it’s time to reminisce times gone by and create meaningful memories with the special young people in one’s life. It’s the season for finding the perfect pumpkin, getting lost in a corn maze, and enjoying some good, old-fashioned fun. No matter …

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Ada Vox performs at River City Pride Fest

The 2018 River City Pride festival marks the 40th anniversary of the city’s signature LGBTQIA+ event with a weekend celebration designed to foster a sense of community, equality and diversity. The parade and festival are vibrant extensions of that mission with a broad spectrum of entertainment in every shade of the rainbow. Among this year’s featured performers is who celebrated her own landmark milestone as the first drag queen to advance to the semi-finals on season 16 of American Idol. The show provided Vox with a platform to showcase her talent but share her story as well. “I am beyond …

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