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Georgia vs. Florida Football Game
November 01, 2014
Calling all college football fans! Join the City of Jacksonville for the celebration that attracts fans from far and near. Don't miss RV City presented by Winn Dixie, the Touchdown Showdown (the home of interactive games, jumbo screens to watch the big game and more), the Florida-Georgia Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Corporate Village and much more! It all leads up to the big game on Saturday, November 1 at EverBank Field. Anyone who says it's just a game has never been!
Metropolitan Park provides the perfect waterfront environment for the beer enthusiast, that is passionate about their beer drinking experience. A select group of micro brewery’s will be at The Oyster Jam. The beer goes well with the large selection of traditional festival foods along with raw and specialty oysters.
Jacksonville’s down-home oyster roast is a celebration of music and the water lifestyle. The combination of live music, craft beer and the oyster roast along the St. Johns River is a tradition to our unique culture.
2015 Oyster Jam
2015 Oyster Jam
Inspired by Gary Mack, an Atlantic Beach native artist, the Oyster Jam poster came
o life through the festival vision. The 3-day Oyster Jam Music Festival host an Arts Village full of art and exhibitors showcasing glass, jewelry, woodworking, clothing, furniture and other hand-crafted gifts.
The Oyster Jam would not be complete without the SHUCK’N CONTEST. Shuckers will compete to see who can shuck 12 of the cleanest and most appetizing oysters in the fastest time. These shuckers will go head-to-head on Sunday at 3pm to see who wins the first place CASH prize and the title The Oyster Jam Master Shucker!
Oyster Jam Jacksonville
Amazing Sound Stage and over 20 Great Bands +
Jacksonville’s first ever OYSTER COOK-OFF offers locals and area restaurants a chance to showcase their best Oyster Rockefeller and Specialty Oyster. Winners are selected with a Peoples Choice Award and local judges who include food critics, media personalities and sports celebrities.
The festival kicks off Friday, April 10th from 10am-8pm and runs through Sunday, April 12th from 10am-6pm. Admission is $10 for adults, teens and children under 16 are free with accompanying adult.
This year, the fourth annual Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville, April 25 & 26, 2015.
Monster Energy's Welcome To Rockville triumphantly returns to Jacksonville, Florida's scenic Metropolitan Park along the St. Johns River April 25 and 26, bigger and better than ever.
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Following 2013’s third annual event which drew over 25,000 people and garnered widespread media acclaim, the two-day destination music festival anchors the World’s Loudest Weekend and will feature a massive all-star rock lineup featuring co-headliners Avenged Sevenfold, The Cult, Rob Zombie, Korn, Five Finger Death Punch an
Staind. The initial daily band lineup for Monster Energy's Welcome To Rockville is as follows, with more to be announced:
Saturday, April 25
Memphis May Fire
We Came As Romans
Middle Class Rut
Devour The Day
We As Human
Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands winner
Sunday, April 26
Korn, Rob Zombie
Five Finger Death Punch, Staind
Theory of a Deadman
Black Label Society
Black Stone Cherry
Motionless In White
The Pretty Reckless
Twelve Foot Ninja
Regularly priced weekend and single day tickets for Monster Energy's Welcome To Rockville go on sale Friday, January 31 at 10:00 AM ET at www.WelcomeToRockvilleFestival.com, all Ticketmaster outlets and select Jacksonville Metro PCS locations. A limited number of two-day VIP tickets and hotel packages will also be available.
Two-day General Admission tickets will start at just $99.50 plus service fees, and single day General Admission tickets will start at $59.50 plus service fees, with GA and VIP ticket prices increasing on February 3. While supplies last, discounted weekly GA tickets will be available to military for just $69 via www.govx.com. In addition, select Metro PCS locations will be selling tickets with no service fees. For full details, visit: www.WelcomeToRockvilleFestival.com.
Metropolitan Park offers a scenic, spacious site for Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville that’s just a few hours drive from cities including Orlando, Tampa, Gainesville, Savannah and Tallahassee, and is easily accessible by plane from around the country. Metropolitan Park is a premier 27-acre recreational facility along the beautiful St. Johns River in downtown Jacksonville, Florida at 1410 Gator Bowl Blvd.
Have you ever wanted to visit a foreign country? We have your passport ready! The City of Jacksonville and local multicultural friends will bring the world to you with this fascinating cultural destination that showcases the unique diversity of our planet, and puts the wonderful sights, sounds, and tastes of different nations within your reach. So pack your bags and bring your family, friends and neighbors to Metropolitan Park for an exciting adventure around the world!
Find out who will take home the 2015 trophy this year by attending the tournament May 12-17, 2015!
Just 12 miles from Jacksonville, Fla., and 20 miles north of historic St. Augustine, TPC Sawgrass offers two championship golf courses that are open for the public to enjoy – THE PLAYERS Stadium Course, Home of THE PLAYERS Championship, and Dye’s Valley Course, host of the Web.com Tour Championship.
As the world headquarters of professional golf, the golf courses at TPC Sawgrass offer an unparalleled experience. If you are headed to Florida for a golf vacation, TPC Sawgrass boasts two immaculately-maintained golf courses, both designed by the l
gendary Pete Dye.
THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass was built in 1982 to host THE PLAYERS Championship. As the first true “Stadium Course,” the golf course was designed to improve the overall on-site fan experience. This championship-caliber golf course is accessible to all golf fans.
Working with renowned golf course architect Dye, Commissioner Deane Beman created a course design that favored no particular player or style of play. The result is a truly balanced golf course. Players find a selection of short, medium and long holes within the categories of par-3s, par-4s and par-5s; both right and left doglegs; and a course routing laid out so no two consecutive holes ever play in the same direction. With its signature island green, the 17th hole is one of the most widely-recognized golf holes in the world. This legendary golf course has captured the imagination of golf fans all over the world and is consistently named among the top golf courses worldwide.
Jacksonville Jazz Festival
May 21, 2015 - May 24, 2015
The Jacksonville Jazz Festival returns Memorial Day Weekend 2015! Top Jazz performers will play on four different stages in the heart of Downtown Jacksonville.
The 2015 Jacksonville Jazz Festival returns Memorial Day Weekend, May 21-24, 2015 in the heart of Downtown Jacksonville. Talented artists from all over the country will be throughout the Downtown area on Main Street, Hemming Plaza, Snyder Memorial, The Jacksonville Landing, Laura St. and various downtown businesses and buildings.
This FREE festival will transform into a vibrant setting with multiple entertainment stages and other components! Be sure to plan your trip to Jacksonville
his Memorial Day Weekend to attend the Jacksonville Jazz Festival taking part in the core of Downtown. The Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront is the headquarter hotel for the 2014 Jacksonville Jazz Festival. We have hotel special deals and packages available, click here!
2014 Jacksonville Jazz Festival Commemorative Poster
Titled: The Brilliance of Jazz
by Mike O'Connell
Michael O'Connell is an artist living in Clearwater, Florida originally from Johnson City, NY. Having graduated from the Tampa Tech School Of Art and Design, Michael has over 25 years of experience in the design field and currently works for Sharpline Converting, the country's leader of vinyl graphics.
He started his professional career as an airbrush artist for Tampa's Busch Gardens. His designs and logos can be seen through out Florida and the Tampa Bay area. Also a self-taught contemporary painter, his mixed works combine bold use of colors and imagery to make his paintings both versatile and memorable at the same time.
His works have been featured by the Tampa Bay Lightning's Celebration Of The Arts, Perdido Key Wine Festival, Blissfest Music Festival and the National CIAA Basketball Tournament to name a few.
Pedrito Martinez Group
Average White Band
Traces of Blue
the Latin Jazz All Stars tribute to Dave Valentin
Sax and the City featuring Marion Meadows & Paul Taylor
TIZER featuring Karen Briggs
Local favorites appearing at the festival include Gary Starling, Akia Uwanda, JB Scott’s Swinging All Stars, JU Jazz Combo, Unique Sound, The Katz Downstairs, Linda Cole & The Joshua Bowlus Quartet, Von Barlow, Just Jazz Quartet, and the Jazz Jam with Lisa Kelly.
More acts coming soon!
The Florida Theatre (Thursday, May 22)
Swingin' Stage presented by AARP
Breezin' Stage (The Jacksonville Landing)
VIP Packages & Preferred Day Passes
Enhance your Jacksonville Jazz Festival experience with the “Experience Jazz” or “All that Jazz” VIP Package. The package includes access to preferred seating, festival parking, swag, and more. Not coming all three days, but still want the VIP treatment? Check out our Preferred Day Passes. General admission to the Jacksonville Jazz Festival is free.
Information comming soon on how you can enhance your Jacksonville Jazz Festival experience!
Art in the Heart Downtown
5/23/2014 - 5/25/2014
The 2014 Art in the Heart of Downtown art show and sale features the work of talented artists and master craftspeople from around the country. Festival patrons can enjoy the sounds of first-rate jazz performers and browse the works of talented artists from around the nation - all in a vibrant street festival setting.
Mediums include: Clay, Digital, Drawing, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting, Sculpture and Wood
Click here for more information on the 2014 Art in the Heart Downtown or call (904) 630-3797, email email@example.com
Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition
The Florida Theatre
Now is your time to step into the spotlight! Apply now for the 2014 Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition. The Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition, presented by the City of Jacksonville and Keyboard Connection Pianos & Organs, has been a tradition for more than 30 years. Five finalists, chosen by a selection committee through "blind" judging, will compete for the honor of this award, a cash prize and the chance to perform on the Main Stage during the Jacksonville Jazz Festival.
Click here for more information on the 2014 Jazz Piano Competition or call (904) 630-3607, email MOConnell@coj.net
Jazz After Dark
Friday, May 23 - Sunday, May 25
10 p.m. - 2 a.m.
The City of Jacksonville will bring to you “Jazz after Dark”. Following the last act of the festival lineup each night, May 23-25, enjoy even more live Jazz from 10 p.m. till 2 a.m. Participating bars and clubs are located within a couple of blocks from the Jazz Fest stages and admission is free!
1904 Music Hall
Karpeles Manuscript Museum
2014 JJF "Off Jazz" Concert
The Florida Theatre
Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts 7 p.m.
Back this year, the City of Jacksonville will bring to you the second annual "Off Jazz" Concert. Start your festival weekend on Friday, May 23. The artist will be announced soon! Tickets will be available at The Florida Theatre Box Office or at www. ticketmaster.com. The Florida Theatre Box Office is open daily from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.
Youth Jazz Talent Showcase
Jacksonville Jazz Festival is a pleased to bring the Youth Jazz Talent Showcase, a live talent competition open to young jazz singers and musicians. The winner will receive a cash prize to be used expressly for the purpose of furthering his or her musical education. Finalists will perform at the Jacksonville Jazz Festival on Saturday, May 24. Winners will be selected by a panel of music adjudicators who specialize in the arts forms of traditional and contemporary jazz and blues. Trophies will be awarded to 1st-3rd place winners. Applicants must be between the ages of 7 and 21.
Sunday Jazz Brunch
Enjoy the softer sounds of jazz as you indulge in a delicious brunch.
Seating: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Cost: $32 per person