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Smokin’! Tobacco Road at the 28th annual Great Atlantic Country Festival

For reasons that defy geography, there are two distinct camps when it comes to describing Florida culture: those who consider it the south and those who don’t.  “It’s definitely southern. Where I live, especially. If you go 20 minutes in any direction, you’re in the boonies,” says Tallahassee-bred singer and songwriter Eric Durrance. “The Panhandle in general, you can’t get more southern than that. Hunting, fishing, and cows and horses and tractors, everything. You go north, south, east, or west here and you’re in the country.” Durrance and his band Tobacco Road will perform at the 28th annual June 17 at …

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Dog Wash At Native Sun Benefits First Coast No More Homeless Pets

The local retailer will host its Fifth Annual Charity Dog Wash to benefit First Coast No More Homeless Pets. The dog wash will be held at all three Native Sun locations from noon-2 p.m. June 17. Jacksonville dog owners are invited to bring their dogs for a bath, with all proceeds going directly to . Native Sun team members and volunteers from First Coast No More Homeless Pets will be soaping up the dogs with all natural shampoo courtesy of Ark Naturals. Local pet vendors, including Jacksonville’s own Pawfection, will offer samples at the event, and Native Sun will give …

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Behind the Stick: Negroni Week in Jacksonville, June 5-11

The Classic Negroni, photo courtesy of Campari

Welcome back behind the stick. This month we’re talking all things negroni. Are you familiar with the negroni cocktail, friends? With only three ingredients, it’s easy to make and hard to mess up. The negroni is comprised of gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth. The most classic ratio is equal parts of all three ingredients, but bartenders will vary the proportions based on individual taste. I prefer a less sweet combination and tend to add a touch more gin and Campari and a bit less sweet vermouth. In 1947, Orson Welles described the negroni as such: “The bitters are excellent for …

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Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp Release Custom College New Era Caps

The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp have released custom collegiate New Era Caps with all your favorite team colors. They’ll sell fast so get them while they last at the stadium or online. So Dolphins maaayyyy eat Shrimp, doesn’t mean this JU colorway isn’t sharp. LIMITED EDITION: https://t.co/lqafZHcCQ3 pic.twitter.com/pevaUUgrEB — Jax Jumbo Shrimp (@JaxShrimp) May 30, 2017 New  can be purchased at the stadium or online! Two Bits! Four Bits! Six Bits! A Dollar! All for the Shrimp Stand up and holler! LIMITED EDITION: https://t.co/lqafZHcCQ3 pic.twitter.com/8OdFJwqi65 — Jax Jumbo Shrimp (@JaxShrimp) May 30, 2017 Show your support for the Jumbo Shrimp whether …

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The 2017 Jacksonville Jazz Festival Swings Thru Downtown May 25-27

Jon Batiste, City of Jacksonville, Jacksonville Jazz Festival, Photo by Brandi Hill

When tradition is used as a guidebook, it leaves space for change and limitless growth potential. The Jacksonville Jazz Festival is a Memorial Day tradition that continues to evolve with the changing face of the Downtown area. As one of the largest jazz festivals in the country, the 2017 brings the city streets to life May 25-27 with a vibrant street festival atmosphere. Experience the thrill of live music on three stages, local food, art, the Jazz Marketplace, and more, throughout 15 blocks of . This year, the Jazz Festival lineup include such legendary artists as , Chick Corea Trio, …

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The 2017 Jacksonville Jazz Festival Swings Thru Downtown May 25-27

Jon Batiste, City of Jacksonville, Jacksonville Jazz Festival, Photo by Brandi Hill

When tradition is used as a guidebook, it leaves space for change and limitless growth potential. The Jacksonville Jazz Festival is a Memorial Day tradition that continues to evolve with the changing face of the Downtown area. As one of the largest jazz festivals in the country, the 2017 brings the city streets to life May 25-27 with a vibrant street festival atmosphere. Experience the thrill of live music on three stages, local food, art, the Jazz Marketplace, and more, throughout 15 blocks of . This year, the Jazz Festival lineup include such legendary artists as , Chick Corea Trio, …

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Adventures At Welcome To Rockville with Tony & Jaime of Pierce The Veil

Pierce the Veil, Welcome to Rockville, Photo by Morgan Bates

WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE Tony Perry & Jaime Preciado of Pierce The Veil (4/29/27) When on long trips with my friends, we normally take turns picking songs to jam out to in order to pass the time. When my friend Sara’s turn had come, she chose Pierce The Veil’s “Caraphernelia” officially catching my attention. It was such an amazing song! Soon after, I found out was going to be at this year’s ! I was instantly taken back to the fun of jamming in the car and was so excited to get the chance to see them live! I even got to hang out with …

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Come & Get It! I Prevail at Welcome To Rockville

Anyone that knows me is well aware that I am a big music video fan! I can fall down the YouTube rabbit hole for hours. During an afternoon free fall of listening to From Ashes To New, I came across a name I hadn’t seen before.. I Prevail.Curiosity struck and I had to hit play. The song “Scars” opened with the line “Trying to tear us apart but, know that we’ll wear our scars” and I knew another free fall was about to begin. By the end, my copy of their album “Lifelines” was on its way! A few months …

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Welcome to Rockville – Goodbye June

Welcome to Rockville, Goodbye June, Photo by Morgan Bates, EU Jacksonville, Florida

Meet ! Landon Milbourn [vocals], Brandon Qualkenbush [rhythm guitar & backing vocals], and Tyler Baker [lead guitar] I don’t know who said real rock and roll was dead but, Goodbye June is an incredible testament that whoever it was couldn’t have been more wrong! These guys have an astounding energy that surrounds them on & off stage. I can’t believe I almost missed the chance to get to chat with these down to earth, southern rock & rollers about growing up together and getting their start, their new album “Magic Valley” and their spectacular set at ! First cousins and friends Brandon, Tyler, and Landon grew …

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When Color Takes Flight: Why We Honor the Marvelous Monarch

The 2017 at is always an amazing event with so many people from all ages, stages, and walks of life represented. For the last 16 years Tree Hill has truly enjoyed being able to put this Festival on for the Jacksonville community. And, for the last 16 years it has been a butterfly festival. Why the focus on butterflies? For this month’s article, Tree Hill wanted to highlight some of the amazing features of butterflies and why we dedicate an entire festival to them. Butterflies go through metamorphosis, the Greek word for transform or change, beginning as an egg and …

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