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Jazz Fest After Dark: The Urban Core Comes Alive at Sundown

The downtown scene comes alive in the late night, long after the acts of the have finished their sets. This year, for the third year in a row, returns during May 22-24, 2015, for free, late night fun and music in nine different venues, featuring over 60 different musical artists. Jazz Fest After Dark organizers aim to give Jazz Fest attendees a reason to stay and explore the Jacksonville nightlife with a wide range of different artists and venues, all for free. After years of having thousands of people and patrons flock Downtown for the Jazz Fest, Jazz Fest After …

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A Rookie Plans for One Spark: An All-Inclusive Guide for First Timers at One Spark

Taking place in Downtown Jacksonville from April 7th through the 12th, the third annual One Spark is the World’s Largest Crowdfunding Festival. The festival acts as a platform for Creators to showcase their projects and ideas in the categories of Art, Education, Health & Science, Music, Technology, and Social Good. Festival attendees are then given the opportunity to contribute directly to the Creator Projects, vote for the Project to receive a portion of $350k and learn and discover new ideas from all those participating in the festival. Now that everyone is well aware of what One Spark is exactly, let’s …

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THE LAND OF TREMBLING EARTH: The Latest Project from Daryl Hance

 is stepping out from the shadows and finding his place in the light. The guitarist and one of the founding members of is taking center stage as he tours the southeast with his trio in support of his most recent project, . The sophomore solo effort was released Aug. 5 and feted with a hometown celebration days earlier at the . Since then, Hance has performed from Gainesville to Fort Myers. He resumes his tour September 26 with a date in Boca Raton. Hance returns to his roots September 27 with a show at the  in . “It never goes …

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First Coast Music Fest Labor Day weekend

Event: First Coast Music Fest Location: Underbelly, 1904 Music Hall, Burro Bar Date: August 30-31 Contact: www.firstcoastmusicfest.com Two days. Three venues. Four stages. The numbers don’t lie.  is heating up downtown Jacksonville, and the 2nd annual  is fanning the flames with over 60 artists slated to perform over Labor Day weekend. Sponsored by , the First Coast Music Fest is blowing up August 30th-31st with two days of music at , , and . The all-ages event is an original festival designed to promote the staggering number of bands hailing from the First Coast. Festival founder and photographer  says he …

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Al Pete: 10 years of Hip-Hop

“I was scared as hell,” says  about his first DJ gig at a wedding. Prior to the wedding, he’d won $1,000 on the Doug Banks morning show and used the money to purchase basic Disc Jockey equipment. He then used that same equipment to DJ the wedding gig. Looking back, Al describes his first gig as very basic. “I don’t even know how I got the call,” he says. “All I know is I played some music and in a few hours I’d made 250 bucks.” And just like that, it seemed the doors began to open for Pete, as …

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Jacksonville Jazz Festival – Sweet Sounds & Smooth Moves

John Coltrane once said that you’ve got to look back at the old things and see them in a new light. The  has a long and storied past from its humble beginnings in the  fishing village to a sprawling, three-day celebration of the many genres of jazz that are important elements to our nation’s musical history. After more 30 years, the Jacksonville Jazz Festival is hitting all the right notes. From May 22nd-25th, the heart of downtown Jacksonville will be transformed into a vibrant festival setting as local, regional, and national jazz artists gather on multiple stages to showcase their …

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drinking at one spark

The , presented by, is one of the many new additions to One Spark 2014. The One Spark Beer Village is located on the corner of Adams and Main Street, offering One Spark attendees a cool place to hang out, enjoy specialty craft brews, fun Sea Best® eats, and great live entertainment. This village will also feature musical performances by One Spark creators, serving up live music throughout the event. The Beer Village is open Wednesday-Friday from 4-10 pm, Saturday from 11 am-10 pm and Sunday from 11 am-5 pm. One Spark After Dark Lot is located at the  at …

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Millentrepreneurs of #Duval

Kicked into existence in 1979, I was born on the tail-end of what is commonly referred to as Generation X. My generation was the offspring of the often tarred-and-feathered Baby Boomers, and we’re usually thought of as the aimless kids who brought you plaid, grunge music, and web design. We were the meandering daydreamers who were too busy cranking The Pixies CDs, quoting Tarantino films, or saying “amen” to Janeane Garofalo to be caught up in material matters. If the clichés are to be believed, we were disenfranchised by broken Reaganomics and jaded from watching happiness elude our fiscally responsible …

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