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THEATRE CONCERT REVIEW: AN EVENING WITH GENE NORDAN & FRIENDS

Jacksonville Beach’s Players by the Sea and sponsors presented two showings of an evening with Gene Nordan on Friday and Saturday, January 30-31, 2015. This is an after the fact review, but the show was so unique we wanted to record it in print. The purpose of this show was as a fund raiser for , but to the full house audience and the supporting cast, it was a tribute to Nordan as a talented entertainer and an all-around really nice guy. A bit of background is in order. Beginning in 1970, Nordan was a major Beaches attraction at the …

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Arlo Guthrie’s “Alice’s Restaurant” 50th Anniversary at Florida Theatre

You Can Recall Everything You Forgot at “Alice’s Restaurant” Litterbugs, protesters and folk fans, unite! Arlo Guthrie has launched his ambitious 18-month North American tour to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of “Alice’s Restaurant Massacre.” The most prominent song that has long served as a Thanksgiving tradition will be performed in its entirety at each stop on the tour. The 50th anniversary tour rolls into Jacksonville on January 29 for a special performance at the . Guthrie is commemorating the 1965 events that inspired his famous storytelling song, ‘.’ He will also present material from throughout his career during the jaunt. …

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MUSIC REVIEW: After Midnight…we’re gonna let it all hang out

After Midnight (A Clapton Experience) offers fans of music an opportunity that is not to be missed. Featuring a set list of classic Clapton hits that span his entire 52-year career,  skillfully delivers a variety of indelible blues, psychedelic and hard rock tempered with stirring acoustic ballads, sure to please lifelong fans and the uninitiated alike. The latest incarnation of brothers Keith and , After Midnight seeks to provide concert-goers with the thrill of a live Clapton show, minus the impersonal arena crowds and high costs of attendance, and their aim is true. Earlier this month I had the pleasure …

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Elton John Saturday, March 14 at Jacksonville Arena

Elton John

  Elton John and his band return to Jacksonville on Saturday, March 14 as part of the “All The Hits” tour. The tour will feature iconic hits and classic album tracks from throughout his incredible five-decade career, including a selection of songs from his highly acclaimed remastered album, , which recently celebrated its 40th anniversary. ’s band includes  on guitar,  on bass,  on percussion,  on drums, and  on keyboards. “Jacksonville is proud to welcome back music superstar Sir Elton John to the ,” said .  “The Arena continues to prove itself as a premier venue that delivers incredible entertainment opportunities …

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DUVAL New Years Eve EXTRAVAGANZA with T-Rone

The EXTRAVAGANZA to wrap up Duval’s finest year. Celebrate with Jacksonville’s local Celebs.  With performances by PT & Chulo, G Mayn Frost, Felicia Nicole & Vennum, Lalah & Lil Yo, Jerico, Moon Man and Mz. Blak. Popping of the champagne bottles and clicking glasses at Midnight; Hosts Bread King, T.Rone and Boochie are providing a free glass of Champagne at midnight to all that attend.  Come dressed to impress to celebrate 2014 and welcome a new year, 2015.  You’ll never know what surprise celebs will be in the building. This event is presented by G-Fab Promotions, KreamTeam, BARburians Arena & Visionary …

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Alan Jackson Brings His “25th Anniversary Keepin’ It Country” Tour to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on April 24, 2015

SHOW: Alan Jackson with special guest Jon Pardi & Brandy Clark VENUE: St. Augustine Amphitheatre DATE: Friday, April 24, 2015 TIME: Doors 5:30 p.m. / Show 7:00 p.m. TICKET PRICES: $86.00 – General Admission standing room only pit; $86.00 – 100 Level; $86.00 – 200 Level; $60.50 – 300 Level; $25.00 – Obstructed View WEBSITE: www.alanjackson.com, www.staugamphitheatre.com Country superstar  brings his 25th Anniversary KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY TOUR to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre in St. Augustine on April 24. Tickets go on sale this Friday, December 12 at 10:00 a.m. Joining Jackson on his Keepin’ It Country Tour, which is sponsored by …

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JASON MRAZ COMING TO TIMES-UNION CENTER MORAN THEATER

JASON MRAZ  COMING TO TIMES-UNION CENTER MORAN THEATER FEBRUARY 19, 2015 TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12 AT 10AM “YES!” AVAILABLE NOW IN STORES AND ALL DSPS Atlantic recording artist  has announced new U.S. dates on his international tour to celebrate his latest album, “YES!,” released earlier this year.  The “YES!” tour is a unique itinerary that sees the multi-GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter performing in an array of intimate venues around the world. Mraz continues to celebrate his fifth studio album choosing to perform at historic venues around the globe, including  such historic theatres and concert halls as London’s , Paris’ , and Amsterdam’s . Tour dates get …

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MONSTER ENERGY WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE

MONSTER ENERGY WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE CELEBRATES 5TH ANNIVERSARY AT METROPOLITAN PARK IN JACKSONVILLE, FL APRIL 25 & 26 WITH POWERFUL ROCK LINEUP INCLUDING SLIPKNOT, KORN AND GODSMACK, ALONG WITH MARILYN MANSON, SLAYER, MINISTRY, SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS, BREAKING BENJAMIN, AND MANY MORE   DISCOUNTED TICKET PRE-SALE AVAILABLE TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9 THROUGH FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12  WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE TEQUILA WORLD NEW FOR 2015  will celebrate its fifth anniversary at Jacksonville, Florida‘s scenic  along the St. Johns River April 25 & 26 with a powerful rock lineup including ,  and , along with , , , , the triumphant …

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Chevelle – Reconnects with Fans and Bands at Big Ticket

WHAT: The Big Ticket  WHEN: Dec 5, 1-10pm WHO: Fall Out Boy/ Weezer/ alt-J/ Young the Giant/ Chevelle/ New Politics/ J Roddy/ Big Data/ Islander/ Bear Hands/ Young Rising Sons/Knox Hamilton WHERE: Metropolitan Park INFO: thebigticketfest.com It’s a cool thing to be a rock star. The perks are plenty, but there is nothing like the buzz of making music that has an impact on people. Even after the band’s seventh studio album, Chevelle drummer  says he still gets off on making new fans just by doing what he loves to do. kicks off its tour in support of its most …

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CONCERT REVIEW: James Taylor

Sweet baby James Taylor performed Wednesday, November 19 at Jacksonville’s Veterans Memorial Arena. The Carolina minstrel enchanted the crowd with an array of his familiar hits like “Fire & Rain”, “Sweet Baby James”, “Up On The Roof”. As a recording and touring artist,  has touched people with his warm baritone voice and distinctive style of guitar-playing for more than 40 years, while setting a precedent to which countless young musicians have aspired.  Over the course of his celebrated song-writing and performing career, Taylor has sold more than 100 million albums, earning gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards for classics ranging from …

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