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What If Jacksonville Suddenly Woke Up?, Photo by Lance Asper

What If Jacksonville Suddenly Woke Up?

Some say Jacksonville is a diamond that wants to remain coal. What would it be like if Jacksonville were a city that didn’t hate itself… led by people who acknowledged its achievements? Here are a few things that possibly would have happened in New York, Rome, London Paris, Seattle, or San Francisco if the leaders that made them into Great Cities had been given our city and history. The Southern Music Hall of Fame would be open and full to capacity somewhere in downtown. , and The Allman Brothers would have exhibits there and all the music aficionados would know …

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A Look Back at Lynyrd Skynyrd: Coming Home for Final Show in the Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour

A Look Back at Lynyrd Skynyrd: Coming Home for Final Show in the Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour

  The early 70’s belonged to Lynyrd Skynyrd, a rowdy group of piss cutters from the Westside of Jacksonville that punched a hole clean through the southern rock scene. The group made history alongside .38 Special, Molly Hatchett and the Allman Brothers for busting out of Florida and into the big time, pinning Jacksonville as the birthplace of the unofficial founding fathers of the movement. Hometown fans will welcome back to where it all began Sept. 2 as the Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour with guests Jason Aldean and Kid Rock. Original member Gary Rossington will be joined …

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Homegrown Southern Rockers LYNYRD SKYNYRD Return Home

Lynyrd Skynyrd Live at the Florida Theatre, southern rock legends are back in their hometown – Jacksonville – filming two live concerts for an upcoming TV special and DVD. For this ultimate fan experience, Lynyrd Skynyrd will perform their first two albums, (pronounced ‘lĕh-’nérd ‘skin-’nérd) and Second Helping, in their entirety. Singer has fronted the band since 1987, far longer than the original singer, his brother Ronnie, ever did. Guitarists and have been with Skynyrd for 19 and 9 years, respectively. photos: Fran Ruchalski

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Southbound: An Illustrated History of Southern Rock

A self-described music geek turned rock historian has captured the golden age of southern rock in a series of photographs, stories and interviews from many of the artists of the time in his new book . Growing up in the 70’s and 80’s, Author was a self-described “music geek,” always appreciated the lyrics inside the sleeve of a record album, fanzines and the encyclopedia-like volumes of rock history books with glossy, color pictures of his favorite bands. “It’s almost like a concept that the internet has sort of rendered not as prevalent. Kids have different ways to find out about …

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Songs of the St. Johns River

What: Songwriting Contest When: Entries due online on Sept. 6th Where: Show at 8pm, Sept. 20th at Jack Rabbits Inspiration for new artistic material can come from anywhere. For the first time, the Annual  Songwriting Contest will offer a songwriting category specific to the . The  and  are partnering with  to honor the legacy of  and the St. Johns River through original songs that have been inspired by the ecology and environmental issues associated with the river. If you don’t know who Gram Parsons is, you probably should. Parsons is often credited with helping to found both country rock and …

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