Hemming Park

Pop A CoRK

by JOANELLE MULRAIN CoRK Arts District: A Sampling of Artists Tucked away by the train tracks in Riverside, at the corner of Roselle and King Streets (therefore the name: CoRK) stands a collection of once abandoned warehouses that today are the beacon of Jacksonville’s thriving arts community. In a brief time period CoRK has grown from one building to three and is now home to over 50 artists and related businesses. Cork Arts District is over 80,000 square feet of warehouse space centered around artist studios and galleries. As development continues, tentative plans include more artist studios and galleries, a …

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Cheers to 10 Years at Art Walk

Hemming Plaza Downtown Art Walk 10 years by Daniel Goncalves

The First Wednesday Art Walk is celebrating 10 years of art and culture on Wednesday, November 6. Celebrate with Downtown Vision, Inc. at a Laura St. block party, located adjacent to , with an Art Walk retrospective, announcements for the years to come, special performances, an art unveiling, raffle and more, culminating in a champagne toast to say “Cheers to 10 years!” Retrospective and announcements begin at 6:15 pm. Enjoy participatory art installations, live music and artwork in Hemming Plaza and throughout the Downtown galleries, restaurants, cultural venues and businesses. “Starting with just eight venues and a couple hundred participants …

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2013 FESTIVAL GUIDE

March 1-3 THE 32nd ANNUAL ST. AUGUSTINE LIONS SEAFOOD AND MUSIC FESTIVAL will feature three days of fresh seafood, live music with such bands as Kickin’ Grass, Ancient City Slickers and the Stone Family Band and loads of family fun at 25 Castillo Drive next to the Visitor’s Center. Festival activities include a Euro bungee, rock wall, mechanical bull, mini Jet ride, slides, obstacle course, funny-farm house, bounce house, bumper boat ride and a human hamster water ball. Vendors will cook up delicious, fresh seafood concoctions, and crafters will be on hand to display their goods. Admission is $2 for …

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DISH UPDATE 12/12

by ERIN THURSBY Downtown Vision is hosting Picnic in the Plaza on Fridays at Hemming Plaza from 11:30 am-1:30 pm, weather permitting. So grab your picnic basket, camp chairs and blankets, and enjoy an afternoon, complete with cornhole, music and good company. Check downtownjacksonville.org to find restaurants offering take-out lunch specials. On November 20, TacoLu Baja Mexicana opened in their new location at 1712 Beach Blvd. (the old Homestead). They are open Monday thru Thursday, 11 am to 10 pm, Friday and Saturday until 11 pm and opening at 10 am on weekends for brunch. You will find plenty of …

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Jacksonville Jazz Fest schedule

Festival Line-Up Thursday, May 24 The Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition (The Florida Theatre) Doors open 6 p.m. Events start 7 p.m. Friday, May 25 Festival hours: 5 – 11 p.m. Music starts at 5 p.m. Sonny RollinsSwingin’ Stage presented by the Jacksonville Aviation Authority (Monroe Street between Main and Ocean streets) 5 p.m. Karrin Allyson Quartet 7 p.m. Béla Fleck and the Marcus Roberts Trio 9:15 p.m. Sonny Rollins Breezin’ Stage (The Jacksonville Landing) 5 p.m. Navy Band Southeast TGIF 6:30 p.m. Doc Handy 8:30 p.m. Tropic of Cancer Groovin’ Stage (Hemming Plaza) 5 p.m. Pierre & Co. 7 p.m. …

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Go LO Downtown

by erin thursby Following up on our commitment to the Go LO initiative, we’re encouraging folks to buy local, shop local and eat local. This month, our Go LO spotlight is on Downtown. For those willing to explore it, there’s more to Downtown than most people in Jacksonville know. With that in mind, we’re giving you a quick guide to just some of what Downtown has to offer, and the resources to find the rest. Local Activities Three major performance venues Downtown cater to the desires of the city. At the Veteran’s Memorial Arena this year, you’ll find Kenny Chesney, …

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Jacksonville Jazz Festival 2011

by erin thursby Some of the notable performers include Natalie Cole, Joey Calderazzo, Warren Hill, Marion Meadows, John Pizzarelli and the Gentlemen of the Night featuring Paul Taylor. Events kick off at The Florida Theatre with the Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition (ticketed). Most of the fest is free, but there are some ticketed events and you can VIP Packages for preferred seating. Go to www.makeascenedowntown.com for more info on what the festival has to offer. Besides the many performers on the many stages, other events are part of the celebration: Art in the Heart Downtown Art Show & Sale, Wine …

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Dish Update

by erin thursby The Augustine Grille at Sawgrass Marriott just got the “Snail of Approval” award from the local chapter of Slow Food USA, which promotes equity and sustainability in food policy, production practices and market forces. They’re one of the very few places in the area that serves dry-aged steak, for which they have my seal of approval! Downtown’s Friday Market will be making the move from Hemming Plaza to The Landing this month. During bad weather they’ll have the option to move things inside. Mojo Barbecue is set to open a locale in Avondale. Don’t get your taste …

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What"s Going Down in May

If anyone questions the fact that there are plenty of things going on in downtown Jacksonville for everyone to enjoy, refer to this list of activities taking place just in the month of May. These events range from Broadway shows, wrestling, art and cultural shows to performances by national and local music stars of all genres. You can find more details on these events in the event listings throughout the various sections of this issue. May 1-6 May 1-2 World Of Nations Metropolitan Park May 1-2 Broadway Show Grease Times-Union Center May 1-3 Jacksonville Suns vs. Mississippi Braves Baseball Grounds …

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JAZZSONVILLE

by liza mitchell From an architectural perspective, the Jacksonville skyline is the perfect backdrop for the 2010 Jacksonville Jazz Festival with its eclectic mix of contemporary angles and neoclassical designs. Musically, the lineup is equally unique, with artists known for their smooth jazz standards and Latin-infused styles to pop flavors and the big brass sounds of New Orleans. Multiple stages with such names as the Groovin’ Stage, Breezin’ Stage, Swingin’ Stage and the River Stage will be positioned at various locations throughout the heart of downtown Jacksonville. Participants can enjoy live music while strolling past some of the city’s most …

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