St. Augustine

Local Cocktails: THE FLORIDA MULE

The Florida Mule - St. Augustine Distillery Florida Cane Vodka by Joseph Mills

The is a Floridian twist on the classic Moscow Mule made with Co. Florida Cane Vodka. Ingredients: • 2 oz. St. Augustine Distillery Co. Florida Cane Vodka • 2 oz. Mule Mix* • Crushed Ice • Soda Water • Fresh Mint Directions: • Mix in Copper Mug with Crushed Ice • Top with Soda Water • Swizzle & Garnish with Fresh Mint *Mule Mix: • 4 Parts Lime Juice • 2 Parts Rich Simple Syrup • 1 Part Ginger Juice

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Modest Mouse at St. Augustine Amphitheater: A Humble Rodent Appears After Eight Years in Hiding

On tour supporting their latest album, Strangers to Ourselves, returns to the this month on Friday, July 17th. Following 2007’s We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank, and company have created their first studio album in eight years, satisfying diehard fans and new listeners alike. Reminiscent of their last album, the latest single, ‘Lampshades on Fire,’ finds itself in a maelstrom of harmonious hooks and melodies that collide with the screaming bends and hammers of guitar and the unmistakable howls of Brock’s voice. Other songs on the album such as ‘Coyotes’ also evoke a familiar sound, yet with softer …

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Fourth of July Celebrations on the First Coast

Join the City of Jacksonville for the 4th on the River. Celebrate Independence Day from 5-10pm with live entertainment, interactive activities, food and beverages, and spectacular fireworks displays at three locations along the St. Johns River. The Shipyards on Bay St. Join in the family fun with a water balloon toss, three-legged race, giant Jenga, crafts, face painting, caricature artist, live entertainment, BBQ, Jax Happenings Mini Challenges, fireworks and more! No coolers or outside food allowed. There will be a Free Concert featuring performances by The Band Be Easy and Pop/Rock sensation – Orleans, the 70s Pop/Rock band that brought …

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BRYAN ADAMS – STILL RECKLESS AFTER ALL THESE YEARS

In the 30 years since the release of “”, tracks like “Run to You,” “Heaven”, “Somebody” and ‘Summer of ’69” still inspire us to sing like no one’s watching. (Trust me, even if the windows are up while you are belting any one of these at a red light, someone is watching). was not the prototypical rock star, even by ’80s standards. The slight, unassuming Canadian didn’t fit the mold of guitar hero but he had the chops and knew how to craft a riff so catchy that three decades later, we are still guilty of playing a mean air …

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HELLO DOLLY: YOU’RE STILL GOING STRONG

St.Augustine’s opened that wonderful family musical, “” on June 5, 2015; it will run through July 5, 2015 on the Matuza Main Stage. The theatre is located in downtown at 11 Old Mission Avenue, and has ample free parking available for patrons. Tickets are selling fast; call 904-825-1164 or visit limelight-theatre.org for reservations and additional information. The musical, with music and lyrics by collaborator , is on everybody’s list of top musicals. The play opened on Broadway in 1964, and was awarded ten Tonys. This classic musical is a joyride through the glory days of early New York and it …

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Community First Night Owl Cinema Series Returns to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre

Community First Credit Union (Community First) and the St. Augustine Amphitheatre proudly announce the return of the free, family-friendly “Community First Night Owl Cinema” Series. This year, the series will feature seven movie nights throughout the summer months, beginning with fan favorite on Sunday, June 14 and ending with the beloved on Friday, August 7. The series is free and open to all ages, with free parking and concessions available for purchase. Now in its third year, the Community First Night Owl Cinema Series draws thousands of moviegoers who come to enjoy free, family-friendly films projected on a giant 18 …

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Fogerty’s “1969” Tour Rocks St. Augustine Amphitheatre

By: Stephanie Olchak The is really a great venue and I hope to make the short trip down there from Jacksonville more often. Looks like a great summertime lineup of shows is on the way with performing on May 24 followed by top name talent like , , and . A balmy breeze accompanied our evening of Rock for this concert. and his band brought us “1969”, his current world tour, which began in Canada in late 2014 . The show starts with video footage of , where became a household name. Fogerty walked on stage already playing the opening …

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Dish Update, May 2015: Eat, Drink & Be Merry in Jacksonville

Hoptinger Bier Garden & Sausage House opens in Jacksonville Beach

Food Editor Erin Thursby reports on where to eat, drink and be merry in the greater Jacksonville area. Thursby also serves as the Executive Director of , a non-profit organization that serves to foster and preserve local cuisine, educating the public about local food and beverage sources, local restaurants and North Florida dishes. Foodie News Hoptinger Bier Garden & Sausage House We’ve been eagerly awaiting the opening of the Hoptinger Bier Garden & Sausage House since last year. It’s finally open at 333 1st St N in . Craft beer, full bar and a menu of sausages, brats, and, surprisingly, …

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House Passes Bill That Will Help Florida Craft Distillers

St. Augustine Distillery by Kevin McDonald

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (May 7, 2015) – The Florida House voted overwhelmingly in late April to support the same bill, Florida House Bill 596, that the Senate passed on April 23 to give makers of spirits the ability to sell more of their products directly to customers. This is a huge victory for craft distillers around the State of Florida. “We have been working diligently, traveling back and forth from Tallahassee, to ensure that craft distillers are able to sell more product directly to customers,” said Philip McDaniel, co-founder and CEO of St. Augustine Distillery in St. Augustine, Fla. and …

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The 20th Annual Gamble Rogers Music Festival Schedule

 will take place at the  throughout the weekend of May 1 through May 3! The festival will feature a celebration of sound with internationally-known recording stars kicking off the 3-day event on Friday, May 1. On Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3, six stages located throughout the St. Augustine Amphitheatre grounds will feature dozens of celebrated artists including headliner and Florida performing great .  Other headliners include ,  and the  and .  The festival will also feature a kids’ activity area with music and guided fun events, a food truck dining area, numerous art and craft vendors and the …

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