Friday, February 8, 2019

‘Dancing With The Stars: Live!’ is coming back to JAX

TV’s biggest dance show returns on tour with “Dancing with the Stars: Live!”  The show will feature fan favorite professional and troupe dancers in a brand-new production showcasing every type of dance style as seen on ABC’s hit show Dancing with the Stars, ranging from ballroom and jazz to modern and hip-hop.  Choreographed and creatively directed by Emmy© Award-winning choreographer Mandy Moore and Dancing with the Stars Executive Producer Ashley Edens-Shaffer; audiences will have the opportunity to experience the excitement, glamour and glitz they see on the ballroom TV show every Monday night, will be live at the Times-Union Center on February 17, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

All New Show to Feature “Dancing with the Stars” Season 27 Dancers.  The tour delivers a spectacular night of show-stopping dance performances from world-renowned dancers including: Brandon Armstrong, Alan Bersten, Witney Carson, Artem Chigvintsev, Sasha Farber, Jenna Johnson, Gleb Savchenko, Emma Slater, Hayley Erbert and Britt Stewart, with more surprise casting to be announced.

“Dancing with the Stars” airs Monday nights at 8|7 c on the ABC Television Network.  “Dancing with the Stars: Live!” is produced by Faculty Productions in association with BBC Studios.  For more on SM see: Facebook; Twitter: @DancingABC, #DWTS and on Instagram: @DancingABC, @DWTSLiveTour

Dancing With the Stars: LIVE!

DATE: Sunday Feb. 17, 2019
TIME: 7:30 p.m.
LOCATION:Times Union Center Performing Arts
      Moran Theater
      300 West Water St.
      Jacksonville, FL 32202

TICKETS:  start at $44.50 plus applicable fees, and may be purchased at the box office from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, by calling (904) 632-5000, or online 24/7 at  Discounts for groups of 10+ may be available by calling (904) 632-5050.
*Cast is subject to change without notice.  To get the full list of tour dates, please visit  VIP packages will be available through, giving fans the chance to purchase premium tickets, meet and greet opportunities with the cast, exclusive merchandise and photo opportunities.

‘VyStar’ to partner with ‘Veterans Memorial Arena’

Mayor Lenny Curry and Brian E. Wolfburg, President/CEO of VyStar Credit Union, announced that a naming rights agreement has been reached between VyStar and the City of Jacksonville for the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena – a first for the arena. Legislation to enact the agreement has been filed and sent to the Jacksonville City Council.  Pending City Council approval, the arena will be known as VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena.

“In coordination with veteran leaders, my staff and VyStar, we have an agreement that is good for taxpayers and at the same time creates new program funding for veterans in our City,” said Mayor Curry.  “This is a win for everyone involved, and I will work with the City Council to earn their approval.”

Brian Wolfburg says, “VyStar will be honored to have its name alongside our brave veterans’ on the arena. Both of our missions, to serve and recognize our great military, could not be more aligned.  Based on VyStar’s deep roots in the military community, past and present, we can’t imagine a more suitable naming partnership.”

In addition, the naming rights agreement provides for several Veteran support initiatives – including a concessions donation program, which will allow arena patrons to make donations to an approved veteran program when making a purchase at the arena’s concessions stands.  Other initiatives include a veteran memorial, as well as discounts for veterans and VyStar members on concessions, tickets, and parking.  Veterans will also be included in ticket presale opportunities making it possible for them to purchase tickets before public on-sales.

Formerly known as Jax Navy Federal Credit Union, VyStar was chartered in 1952 at Naval Air Station Jacksonville (NAS Jax) to provide civil service and military employees and their families a safe place to save and borrow money. It wasn’t until 2002 that VyStar (then Jax Navy Federal) opened membership to the five-county area – including Duval, Clay, Nassau, St. Johns, and Baker counties – and changed its name to VyStar Credit Union.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

‘PBR Bucks’ back to for the JAX Invitational

The PBR (Professional Bull Riders) announced that Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena will host the Velocity Tour’s (VT) event in Jacksonville, FL for the first time since 2015 on Saturday, February 16, 2019.

For one night, some of the best bull riders in the world will battle the sport’s fiercest bovine athletes.  The thrilling 8-second rides and heart-stopping wrecks make the PBR’s VT Tour one of the most exciting live sporting events to witness.

Each rider will face one bull in Round 1 before the 10 riders with the highest score advance to the championship round.  At the end of the competition, the rider with the highest combined score in the two rounds will be crowned the champion.

Jacksonville will be the 10th stop on the 2019 VT Tour, which spans the country in cities including Salinas, California; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Rapid City, South Dakota; Rochester, New York, and Ontario, California.

The 2019 RVT Tour will culminate with the RVT Finals at South Point Arena in Las Vegas in November, leading into the PBR Unleash  The Beast World Finals.  The winner of the VT Finals, the second- and third-place finishers, and the top international performer, along with the 2019 VT Tour Champion, will each qualify to compete at the PBR World Finals.

“PBR Tour”
(Professional Bull Riders)

DATE: Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019

TIME: 7 p.m.

TICKETS: start at $15.  All seats are reserved, and tickets are available online, by calling (800) 745-3000, or by visiting the Tom Bush Family of Dealerships Box Office at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.

LOCATION: JAX Veterans Memorial Arena
300 A Philip Randolph Blvd., Downtown
      Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 630-3900

About the PBR Velocity Tour: The PBR’s Velocity Tour (VT) began in 2014 as the premier expansion tour for the PBR.  The Velocity Tour, the sport’s fastest-growing tour, brings the excitement and top-levels of cowboy and bovine talent that fans have come to expect from the sport’s leader to cities across the U.S.  The tour, which is fully produced and operated by PBR, will visit 31 cities in the 2019 season.  The VT is proudly supported by Pendleton Whisky, Lucas Oil, Tickets for Less, the United States Border Patrol, Double H Boots and the South Point Hotel and Casino.  Beginning in 2019, the Velocity Tour will be broadcast on prime-time television via RIDE TV, a sports and lifestyle network with an equestrian focus.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Carol Burnett comes to JAX for 1 evening

Carol Burnett: “An Evening of Laughter and Reflection” on Friday, February 8, 2019 at the Times Union Center in the Moran Theatre.  Tickets are still available!

During An Evening of Laughter and Reflection,” Burnett will take questions from the audience.  She’ll also show video clips from her shows in a format that harkens back to the legendary openings of The Carol Burnett Show where her studio audience had an unfiltered opportunity to engage Carol with questions and receive spontaneous answers.  “I love the spontaneity of these evenings,” said Carol.  “I never know what anyone is going to ask, or say, or do, so it keeps me on my toes!”

Carol Burnett, award-winning actress and best-selling author, is widely recognized by the public and her peers for her work on stage and screen, most notably The Carol Burnett Show.  Named in 2007 by TIME magazine as one of “100 Best Television Shows of All Time,” The Carol Burnett Show ran for 11 years, averaged 30 million viewers per week, and received 25 Emmy Awards, making it one of the most honored shows in television history.  But it is Ms. Burnett’s artistic brilliance, her respect and appreciation of her fans, and her graciousness, integrity, warmth, and humor on and off screen that have made her one of the most beloved performers in entertainment and one of the most admired women in America.

As a highly acclaimed actress, Ms. Burnett has been honored with Emmys, Golden Globes, People’s Choice Awards, the Horatio Alger Award, an Ace Award, and the Peabody. A Kennedy Center Honoree, she has also been honored with the Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for Humor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame, and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

    Carol Burnett”
An Evening of Laughter & Reflection

DATE: Friday February 8, 2019
TIME: 8 p.m.

LOCATION:Times Union Center Performing Arts
      Terry Theater
      300 West Water St.
      Jacksonville, FL 32202

TICKETS:  start at $55 plus applicable fees