Thursday, August 29, 2019

‘MUDDFEST’ is coming to Orange Park

"Muddfest 2019" featuring Puddle of Mudd, Saliva, Trapt, Saving Abel and Tantric is coming to rock Orange Park this September.  Muddfest 2019 is sponsored by Planet Radio 107.3. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Puddle of Mudd is an American post-grunge band from Kansas City.  To date the band has sold over seven million albums, and has had a string of No. 1 mainstream rock singles in the United States.  Their major-label debut "Come Clean" has sold over five million copies.  They have released two independent and four major albums, with their latest being "Volume 4: Songs in the Key of Love & Hate" in December 2009, and their latest compilation album being "re:(disc)overed,” released in August 2011.

After acquiring front man Bobby Amaru in 2011, Saliva became infused with new blood, energy, and spirit.  The same energy launched Saliva's career in 2001 with the release, “Every Six Seconds,” a certified Double Platinum-selling album, containing the hits, “Click Click Boom” and 2002 Grammy nominated “Your Disease.”  Saliva's in-your-face, anthemic writing style continued with a certified Gold-selling album “Back in to Your System” with hits “Always,” “Raise Up” and the Nikki Sixx co-written “Rest In Pieces.”

Trapt is an American rock band that formed in Los Gatos, Calif., in 1995, best known for their chart-topping 2002 single “Headstrong.”  The group consists of lead vocalist Chris Taylor Brown, bassist Peter "Pete" Charell, drummer Brendan Hengle and guitarist David Sudock.  They have released seven studio albums.

Since 2008 Saving Abel has embodied the definition of southern rock.  Even before their self-titled debut LP, they were barnstorming the country making fans everywhere they went, just by being themselves.  Simple, down home, charming, country boys.  The band was signed by A&R wizard Jason Flom to Capitol records and their first single, "Addicted," did just that, reaching No. 1 on several charts and the follow-up singles "18 Days" and "Drowning" helped sell over 750,000 copies of their debut album.

Tantric is an American rock band from Louisville, founded in '99 by Hugo Ferriera. Tantric released their seventh studio album "Mercury Retrograde" last October.


DATE: Sat., Sept. 21, 2019
TIME: 7 p.m.

LOCATION: The Thasher-Horne Ctr.
      St. Johns River State College
283 College Drive
      Orange Park, FL 32065

TICKETS: Price start at $29.  They may be purchased in person, online at THcenter, or by calling (904) 276-6815 between 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday – Friday.  The Thrasher-Horne Center is a performing arts venue and conference center owned and operated by St. Johns River State College.  It is located on the Orange Park campus at 283 College Drive in Orange Park, Florida.

Test Drive and preview the 2019 – 2020 Times Union season

The FSCJ Artist Series, sponsored by Vystar Credit Union, will kick off the 19/20 Broadway in Jacksonville season with its 21st Annual Open House at the Times-Union.  The FSCJ Artist Series Kick Off event will be a perfect evening for families and theater lovers in Jacksonville. Doors will open to the public on Monday, September 9, 2019 at 5 p.m.

Local food trucks will be onsite serving up delicious eats and treats. Door prizes, a complimentary wine tasting, a cash bar, and live music from The Chris Thomas Band will round out the evening.  In addition, attendees will get an extra special sneak peek at the upcoming season with a special performance by a cast member from Wicked.

The theater will also be open to the public to allow attendees to test drive seats for upcoming performances. The FSCJ Artist Series will have staff on hand to answer any questions.

Current Broadway season subscribers will be able to pick up their season tickets, exchange tickets as needed, buy additional single tickets for family and friends, and “test drive” their seats during the event.  Please note, HAMILTON tickets will not be available for pickup in subscriber packets at the event.  They will be mailed out separately at a later date.  Additional subscriber tickets for HAMILTON will not be available for purchase.

Complimentary parking for the first 100 attendees of the Broadway Season Kick Off will be provided by Enterprise Parking Garage.  Attendees can park in the garage and stop by the FSCJ  Artist Series Box Office to receive a parking ticket before leaving the Times-Union Center.

The FSCJ Artist Series’ 19/20 Broadway in Jacksonville Season, sponsored by Vystar Credit Union, features WICKED (November 20- December 1), RENT (January 14-19), BANDSTAND (February 18-23) HAMILTON (March 17-29) and ANASTASIA (April 21-26).

All times are subject to change.  An American Sign Language interpreted performance for the deaf is available on the first Sunday evening performance of each Broadway show.  For additional information, please contact the theatre

Tickets to individual shows in the FSCJ Artist Series’ 19/20 Broadway in Jacksonville season, sponsored by Vystar Credit Union, will go on sale this fall and winter, but season subscribers have access to tickets for any show in the series now before they go on sale to the public.  Attendees will also be able to purchase tickets to other FSCJ Artist Series events, including Broadway Specials, Concert and Variety, Dance, Opera, and Family shows at the Kick Off event.

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

Sawyer Brown is coming before the storm in JAX

Sawyer Brown will be in JAX for one evening and is sponsored by 99.9 Gator Country.

The Sawyer Brown group has more than 4,500 shows and counting, along with twenty-three albums and more than 50 chart singles.  They have CMA, ACM, and CMT awards on the shelf.  Known for their high-energy, no-holds-barred approach to the concert stage, the band continues to fill venues across the country with the same enthusiasm they have had from day one.

That excitement has been on display since the very first time Sawyer Brown stepped foot onstage in the early 1980’s.  The band’s live shows are legendary.  Having been described as “the Rolling Stones of Country Music,” the band bounds onto the stage night after night, delivering its own unique brand of high-energy country music with songs like:
“Some Girls Do”, “The Race is on”, “Six Days on the Road.”

Sawyer Brown
DATE: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019
TIME: 8 p.m.

LOCATION: The Thasher-Horne Ctr.
      St. Johns River State College
283 College Drive
      Orange Park, FL 32065

TICKETS: Price start at $42, with Special price for ‘Gator Country’.  They may be purchased in person, online at THcenter, or by calling (904) 276-6815 between 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday – Friday.  The Thrasher-Horne Center is a performing arts venue and conference center owned and operated by St. Johns River State College.  It is located on the Orange Park campus at 283 College Drive in Orange Park, Florida.

Beer & Music Festival rescheduled

Due to concerns of North Florida being impacted by Hurricane Dorian and issues of public safety, organizers of Labor Day Weekend's largest event are planning to reschedule the festival to Sunday, September 22, 2019 (pending approval).

The Bold City Beer & Music Festival was scheduled to happen this Sunday, September 1st in Riverside under the Fuller Warren Bridge.  The festival will still feature over 65 different beers as well as 20 food trucks, a free concert, 40 local vendors and more.

Charles Wagoner, one of the festivals organizers mentioned “Public safety is our major concern. We want to ensure the public has adequate time to prepare for the approaching hurricane and keep their families safe.”

For festival updated and additional information visit the
Bold City Brewing Company website.

“Chris Brown comes to JAX for one night

Global music icon, world-class entertainer and Grammy Award winner Chris Brown will be hitting the road, including a stop in Jacksonville, Florida August 30th at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, for the epic “INDIGOAT Tour” with some of the hottest names in hip-hop including: Tory Lanez, Ty Dolla $ign, Joyner Lucas and Yella Beezy.  Following last year’s highly successful Heartbreak on a Full Moon Tour, Brown is returning to the stage, where he’ll wow audiences across the U.S. with a fresh high-energy show complete with his signature dance skills and strong vocals, as well as new music.

Ahead of the tour, fans can look forward to Brown’s highly anticipated 9th studio album, INDIGO, which came out via RCA Records, with star-studded features from: Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, G-Eazy, Juicy J, Trey Songz, Tory Lanez, Tyga, H.E.R., Lil Jon, Joyner Lucas, Gunna and Tank.  Coming off the heels of catchy tracks, such as “Wobble Up,” “Back to Love,” and “Undecided,” Brown has teamed up with global superstar Drake for the album’s new smash, “No Guidance” produced by Vinylz, J-Louis and Noah “40” Shebib.  
Click Here To Pre-Order Indigo, and Click Here To Stream “No Guidance

Fans attending the tour can expect a remarkable set list with a mix of Brown’s classic hits and new tracks from his new album.  Kicking off August 20th in Portland, OR, the extensive 38-city tour produced by Live Nation will make stops at major arenas in New York, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, and more, before wrapping in Anaheim, CA on October 19th.
 INDIGOAT Tour 2019 U.S. Dates.

Chris Brown

DATE: Friday, August 30, 2019

TIME: 6:30 p.m.

TICKETS: start at $60.84.  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: VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
300 A Philip Randolph Blvd., Downtown
      Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 630-3900