Tag Archives: Seawalk Pavilion

Past and Present is Alive at Springing the Blues, Happening in Jacksonville Beach April 5-7

When you think of the rich landscape of blues history, palm trees and sandy beaches might not be the first place that springs to mind. is a distant cultural cousin of the birthplace of the blues, far removed by geography and tradition. Yet, there’s an inextricable current connecting the past and present that exists at the annual . It’s all part of the same story. The 29th Annual Springing the Blues Festival is held April 5-7 at the SeaWalk Pavilion in Jacksonville Beach with Danny Delves & the Deadly Nightshades kicking things off on the SeaWalk Pavilion stage. Weekend performances …

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A1A Ocean Islands Trail, Florida Scenic Highway, Amelia Island Plantation, Photo courtesy of Amelia Island Conventions and Visitors Bureau

Jax Beach to Fernandina: The A1A Ocean Islands Trail

Along the A1A Ocean Islands Trail Jacksonville’s Beaches | Mayport | Broward House | Kingsley Plantation | Big Talbot | Downtown Fernandina Marlin & Barrel Distillery in Fernandina | The Pétanque Courts of Fernandina | American Beach: Under the Blue Bottle Tree with Marsha Dean Phelts | Amelia Island Culinary Academy | Amelia Island Downtown Tasting Tour | The First Coast’s Only AAA Five Diamond Restaurant: Salt at Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island   Every place has a story, stitched together with humble beginnings and historic figures to create a living narrative. In very few places can you travel along a timeline of a region’s history as it unfolds before you. The …

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Smokin’! Tobacco Road at the 28th annual Great Atlantic Country Festival

For reasons that defy geography, there are two distinct camps when it comes to describing Florida culture: those who consider it the south and those who don’t.  “It’s definitely southern. Where I live, especially. If you go 20 minutes in any direction, you’re in the boonies,” says Tallahassee-bred singer and songwriter Eric Durrance. “The Panhandle in general, you can’t get more southern than that. Hunting, fishing, and cows and horses and tractors, everything. You go north, south, east, or west here and you’re in the country.” Durrance and his band Tobacco Road will perform at the 28th annual June 17 at …

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All Decked Out! Celebrate the Season at the Shore with Deck the Chairs in Jacksonville Beach

Kurtis Loftus never imagined that the event would evolve into a signature holiday event for . He wasn’t even thinking about Christmas when he developed the concept. It was July, 2013, and the holidays were far from his mind. Initially, it was a unique way to raise money for the Volunteer Life Saving Corps. With a background in art and marketing, it just made sense for Loftus to marry the concept of a benefit with a sculptural art exhibit incorporating the iconic lifeguard chairs. The idea of framing the art pieces around the lifeguard chairs started to take shape as …

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Red Roots – Triple Treat at Great Atlantic Country Fest

 “With a stage persona as fiery as their blazing red locks, these triplets engage the crowd with their story through real life lyrics and rolling banjos intertwined with rocking guitars. Through their unwavering boldness there is a Southern Mississippi charm rooted in faith, family, and an unshakable call to show the world where true Hope is found.” The Taylor triplets – Nicole, Natalie and Nika – will make you do a triple take as beautiful and talented women with fiery red hair. But give them a listen, and they will capture your heart with their striking harmonies and incredible musicianship. …

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Sittin’ Pretty: VIP season pass from Jax Beach Festivals

With the holiday season behind us, the 2016 festival season is right around the corner. This year, a new VIP season pass from offers premium seating and other amenities good for all four music festivals held at the in Jacksonville Beach. For just $99, festival patrons can get up close and personal with the artists with first rate seating and access to the backstage dining area. Perks also include exclusive restrooms and beverage attendants. The kicks off the season Saturday and Sunday, February 27th and 28th with an emphasis on regional music (www.communityfirstseawalkmusicfest.com). Festival founder says the original local footprint …

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Jacksonville Beach 2015 Summer Jazz Series Announces Line-Up

The City of Jacksonville Beach, PRI Productions, 96.1 WEJZ, and WJXT Channel 4 The Local Station are proud to present the line-up for the 14th Annual Summer Jazz Series. This two-concert series is scheduled for Sunday evenings from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the on June 14 and July 12, 2015. Come out and enjoy the combination of exciting music performed by national recording artists, the caress of cool sea breezes, and the rhythm of the ocean. Admission is free and open to the public. Bring your blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy refreshments available for purchase from local …

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Springing the Blues – 25th Anniversary

For many blues performers and their audiences, the relationship between the musical performance and storytelling is definitive of the genre and central to the blues tradition. These stories are rich in history, building a legacy of perseverance and success from the early days of field hollers and slave spirituals to the stories born on dimly lit stages and preserved in dusty tomes. The started small, as stories do. Founder had an idea to create a local music festival celebrating blues music. Plans were simple – one day and six bands on a tiny, open-air stage in the heart of Jacksonville …

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2014 Spooks, Fun & Fall Festivals

Through Oct HAUNTED TRAILS Take a half-mile walking adventure through Apocalypse Alley, the Voodoo Gardens and the Old Spanish Trails Cemetery. Pass by the haunted house if you dare! Tours are held from 8-11pm every Thursday through Saturday during the month of October. Old Spanish Trail, 13535 W. Beaver Street, 257-9078, thehauntedtrails.net Thru Oct ZOMBIEFEST is a three-attraction event combining a haunted house with laser tag against live zombies, and a live zombie archery shoot out. Children must be 8 or older to play laser tag. The Haunted Laser Tag is rated PG, and Zombiefest is rated PG-13. Children ages …

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2nd Annual Community First Seawalk Music Festival

There are so many reasons to love where we live, and the 2nd Annual  celebrates them in abundance. The event is held from noon to 10pm on June 14th at the  in Jacksonville Beach. The free festival spotlights local food vendors, artists and culture with an eclectic collection of the area’s top musicians, including , , , , , , , , and . With such a feel-good menu of reggae, funk, bluegrass, southern rock and blues, festival organizers are hoping to introduce up-and-coming local artists to a wider audience. “This year we will present a very eclectic lineup of …

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