Tag Archives: One Spark

One Spark Creator-Unity Plaza

 will come alive at ! As we establish the beginning stages of Jacksonville’s first, modern-day, large-scale outdoor gathering space programmed with incredible year round events, we invite the community to come and receive a sneak peek of what’s right around the corner. Curated by JAX2025 at the Juice–a Unity Plaza gallery located on the first floor of the , the Unity Plaza team will showcase the multidisciplinary event programming through live presentations, interactive and stunning visual displays, community participation, and much more. Unity Plaza, a Life Enhancing Urban & Performance Park set to open Fall 2014 in the rising Jacksonville, …

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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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George’s Music Springing The Blues

Ready for a weekend of sun, sun and great music? All for free! The  is April 4-6 at the . In 1990,  and a handful of friends held the first Springing the Blues Festival in a small pergola near the old Jacksonville Beach Flag Pavilion. The event featured six acts and lasted one day. Twenty-four years later, Springing the Blues Festival is one of the most highly anticipated music events in Florida. Held at the beautiful Seawalk Pavilion, today Springing the Blues features three days of performances by national, regional and local blues artists and attracts more than 150,000 fans …

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One Spark Returns

Last year’s  festival was rife with innovative ideas, incredible local talent and nearly transformational excitement for Jacksonville culture. One Spark was founded in 2011 to connect ideas with resources and has managed to make the concept of crowdfunding into a fun and important event that gives festival-goers the opportunity to profoundly craft their community. We spoke with , One Spark’s Executive Director, about this year’s events–and he left us well beyond excited. Though it was certainly a success, Sampson says they learned from the inaugural fest. Based on feedback from last year’s attendees, creators, venues and volunteers “we condensed the …

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Unity Plaza Update: March 2014

Jacksonville , Inc. is an under-construction, not-for-profit, urban park, participating in crowd-funding at  to bring this outdoor gathering and entertainment venue to our urban core. The utmost of site amenities and 365 days of electrifying and exciting events with expert managers will maximize the visitor experience. Unity Plaza at 220 Riverside opens in November 2014. Stay tuned for major grand opening festivity announcements. Originally inspired by our community’s desire for programmed, fun, open-air spaces and the acknowledgement of the need for a centralized park in the , Unity Plaza was envisioned in 2005 by long-time Jacksonville advocates  and  and executed …

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Creator Registration Opens for One Spark 2014

Creator registration kicked off for One Spark 2014 on Sunday, December 1, 2013 with 75 creator projects registered in the first 48 hours, a 142% increase over the same time period last year. One Spark’s website also saw a 438% increase in traffic compared to the same time period last year. One Spark 2014 is on pace to attract well over 500 projects seeking resources to make their ideas a reality from around the world. Creator registration for One Spark 2014 began December 1, 2013 and ends January 31, 2014. Interested creators can get more information and register at www.BeOneSpark.com. …

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