Thursday, October 17, 2019

‘Clint Black’ will be at the Thrasher-Horne Center

Clint Black’ Still…Killin’ Time 30th Anniversary Tour is coming to the Thrasher-Horne Center in Orange Park on Friday, October 25, 2019 at 8 p.m.  This event is sponsored in part by: Allegro in Fleming Island, FL and 94.1 FM Jax Country.

After 30 years of ‘killin’ time,’ Clint Black is ready to celebrate.  The multi-million selling country icon is embarking on a tour commemorating the 30th anniversary of his groundbreaking debut album Killin’ Time, which all but altered the landscape of country music.  Three decades later, Clint remains humble as ever about the massive influence he has had on the genre.

Clint’s staggering career speaks for itself. He surged to superstardom as part of the fabled Class of '89, reaching #1 with five consecutive singles from his triple-platinum debut, Killin' Time.  He followed that with the triple-platinum Put Yourself in My Shoes, and then a string of platinum and gold albums throughout the '90s.  Perhaps most impressively, Clint wrote or co-wrote every one of his more than three dozen chart hits, including "A Better Man," "Where Are You Now," "When My Ship Comes In," "A Good Run of Bad Luck," "Summer's Comin'," "Like the Rain" and "Nothin' But the Taillights," part of a catalog that produced 22 #1 singles and made him one of the most successful singer/songwriters of the modern era.  Along the way, he’s earned more than a dozen gold and platinum awards in the U.S. and Canada, and nearly two dozen major awards and nominations, won a GRAMMY Award, countless Country Music Association, American Music Awards and Academy of Country Music Awards, as well as a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Clint Black has written and produced songs for Hasbro’s children’s shows and in 2010 and 2012 starred in the films Flicka 2 and Flicka:Country Pride, the latter with his wife and daughter.  In 2015 released On Purpose, his first studio album of new material in nearly a decade.  He dedicated the album to his father, who passed away in 2012.  Now, with the 30th anniversary of Killin’ Time approaching, Clint has earned the right to sit back, and let his body of work speak for itself.

Clint Black...Killin’Time
 30th Anniversary Tour

DATE: Fri., Oct. 25, 2019
TIME: 8 p.m.

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

TICKETS: Prices range from $49-89 with all fees included.  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.

‘Post Malone’ will be touring a few more days

Post Malone, Swae Lee & Tyla Yaweh
Post Malone is coming to JAX with his latest North American Runaway Tour.  Produced by Live Nation, the run started September 14 in Tacoma, WA and visited cities across the U.S., including a stop in Jacksonville, FL October 25 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, and Canada before wrapping November 20 at The Forum in Los Angeles.  Swae Lee and Tyla Yaweh will appear as special guests on all of the Runaway Tour dates.

Tickets are available at the Tom Bush Family of Dealerships Box Offices located at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, or
online.  Citi is the official presale credit card of the tour.

Post Malone’s star continues to rise with the debut of his latest single “Goodbyes,” ft.Young Thug which became an instant hit after its Fourth of July release.  This past March, “Wow.” peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Post Malone’s sixth top 10 single.  At the end of 2018, “Sunflower” was featured in the Oscar-winning film Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse and ultimately hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100.  The anthemic song features the Runaway Tour’s special guest, Swae Lee. Post Malone released his Grammy nominated sophomore album, beerbongs & bentleys, in 2018, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and is certified triple Platinum by the RIAA.

Post Malone
  Runaway Tour

DATE: Fri. Oct. 25, 2019

TIME: 8 p.m..

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

Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour hits JAX again

Elton John
, the number one top-performing solo male artist, has announced a new concert date at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on June 3, 2020 as part of his sold out Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour after selling out a previous show in Jacksonville.  ...The Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour is the most bombastic, elaborate, high-tech arena show he’s ever attempted.” – Rolling Stone

The Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour kicked off to
sold-out crowds in September 2018 and has received rave reviews in every market.  Taking the audience on a magical journey through his career, the show features some of Elton’s most beloved songs from his legendary catalogue including, “Bennie and the Jets,” “Rocket Man,” “Tiny Dancer,” and “Philadelphia Freedom.” Elton’s music has taken him to many places, opened many doors and inspired many passions in his life.  The audience will experience a rare glimpse into Elton’s life and the deeply personal meaning behind some of his greatest hits, with mesmerizing, never-before-seen photos and videos shown throughout the show from his incredible 50-year career.

Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, October 18 at 10am local time but check local listings.  Tickets and VIP packages can be purchased at  A limited number of exclusive VIP packages will also be available while quantities last.  These exclusive offers can include premium tickets, on-stage photo opportunities at Elton John’s piano, backstage tours, limited-edition lithographs, custom merchandise and much more.

The Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour presale is powered by Ticketmaster Verified Fan; a fan-first technology that was built to help artists combat ticket bots and get tickets into the hands of fans that intend to go to the event.  Tickets for this event will be available through registration using Ticketmaster Verified Fan.  For more information and to register in advance, visit

  Sir Elton John
Farewell Yellow Brick Rd. Tour”

DATE: Wed. June 3, 2020

TIME: 8 P.M.

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

A little about Elton John: Elton’s career achievements to date are unsurpassed in their breadth and longevity as the number 1 top-performing solo male artist.  Elton is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time, with 1 diamond, 38 platinum or multi-platinum, and 26 gold albums, over 50 Top 40 hits, and he has sold more than 300 million records worldwide.  He holds the record for the biggest-selling single of all time, “Candle in the Wind 1997”, which sold over 33 million copies.  ‘Diamonds’ the Ultimate Greatest Hits album, reached the Top 5 of the UK album charts on its release in November 2017, becoming Elton’s 40th UK Top 40 album in the process. This release celebrated 50 years of his song writing partnership with Bernie Taupin.  August 2018 saw Elton named as the most successful male solo artist in Billboard Hot 100 chart history, having logged 67 entries, including nine No. 1s and 27 Top 10s.

Elton announced the ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour at New York’s Gotham Hall in January 2018. Encompassing 5 continents, and over 350 dates, this 3-year-long tour started in September 2018 and marks his retirement from touring after more than 50 years on the road.  In May 2019 it was named Billboard's Top Rock Tour.  To date, Elton has delivered more than 4,000 performances in more than 80 countries since launching his first tour in 1970.

2019 has already seen the release of 'Rocketman' to great critical and commercial success with nearly $200 million at the box office, a fantasy musical motion picture of his life and his much-anticipated autobiography Me was released October 15, 2019.

Among the many awards and honours bestowed upon him are six GRAMMYs, including a GRAMMY Legend award, a Tony and an Oscar, a Best British Male Artist BRIT Award, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Kennedy Center Honor, Legend of Live Award, 13 Ivor Novello Awards between 1973 and 2001and a knighthood from HM Queen Elizabeth II for “services to music and charitable services.”

In 1992, Elton established the Elton John AIDS Foundation, which today is one of the leading non-profit HIV/AIDS organizations and has raised over $450 million to date in the global fight against HIV/AIDS.  In June 2019 President Emmanuel Macron presented Elton the Légion d’honneur, France’s highest award, for his lifetime contribution to the arts and the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

'Players by the Sea' hosts a pre-Halloween Party with a Toxic musical

(Update: Oct. 17, 2019)

Players by the Sea
is throwing a weekend Halloween Kick-off Party on Friday, October 25 & Saturday, October 26 for $22 per ticket that includes: a champagne toast and appetizers, “The Toxic Avenger” live musical presentation and an after-show dessert glow with music in the Gallery!

On Sat., Oct. 26th, patrons will be able to enjoy
FREE BEER & heavy appetizers, a festive costume party beginning at 6:30 p.m., with judging for: Best Individual Costume, Best Couples Costume and Best Group Costume. The hot, rock musical “The Toxic Avenger” begins at 8 p.m. and will be followed by dessert and music in the gallery until 11 p.m.  The show will fill the night with energy and laughs you can’t get at any other Halloween Party in town.

The party is a unique way of fundraising for the theatre and is a great value for an evening out that includes food, the brew and live theatre.  “This is our way of combining the fun of a live, outrageous performance that is perfect for the Halloween season, with a cool experience for the patrons,” said Suzanne Hudson-Smith, Executive Director of Players.  *Please Note: reserved seats are no longer available for Oct. 26th*

About the show: The Toxic Avenger, based off the film and comic, follows Melvin Ferd, the Third, who wants to clean up Tromaville, the most polluted town in New Jersey.  Foiled by the mayor's bullies, Melvin is dumped into a vat of radioactive toxic waste, only to reemerge as The Toxic Avenger, New Jersey's first superhero... a seven-foot mutant freak with superhuman strength and a heart as big as Newark.  He's out to save New Jersey, end global warming, and woo the blind librarian in town.

Why should the community come out to celebrate Halloween with Players?  Director, Daniel Dungan answered best: “Because The Toxic Avenger is a rock musical comedy about an environmentally conscious mutant full of jokes making fun of New Jersey, what more could you ask for?  An awesome cast?  Well, we have that, too.”

Not only is it a hot-rock musical filled with hysterical one-liners and interesting character choices, but it also points to the effects of pollution on the environment and those living with it.  St. Johns Riverkeeper Outreach Director, Kelly Thompson noted how important it is to work with local theaters and artist groups to promote environmental causes.  “It’s critical to talk about environmental issues through different community platforms and lenses.  The environmental movement and art are inextricably linked.  Now more than ever, we must be reaching different audiences to engage and help share their own stories of environmental justice, pollution, and ultimately, take action. St. Johns Riverkeeper is proud to participate in the showing of The Toxic Avenger as it sheds light on environmental concerns that are relevant to our St. Johns River and each one of us,” Thomspon said.

Representatives of PBTS’s Brand Partners will be present at this event:
St. Johns Riverkeeper, Folio Weekly, Cosmic Comics, and Collective Con 2020.

*Please note:
The Toxic Avenger” is appropriate for mature audiences only and contains adult language, loud noises and flashing lights that may make some audiences uncomfortable*

 “The Toxic Avenger

Fri. Oct. 25, 2019  8 p.m. (Halloween Kickoff)
Sat., Oct. 26   
8 p.m. (Halloween Costume Party)
Thurs., Oct. 31   8 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 1     8 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 2     8 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 3    2 p.m.
Thurs., Nov. 7    8 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 8     8 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 9     8 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 10    2 p.m.

TICKETS: General Admission tickets are $28.  Seniors and military can get theirs for $25.  Students get a half-price ticket for $14 at the door, when they present their valid student I.D.  ($22 for Oct. 25, 26 and Oct. 31 shows when you purchase online with the code "JERSEY"). Kindly contact the theatre for further updates and/or questions.

LOCATION: Players By The Sea Theatre                               106 6th Street North
      Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
      (904) 249-0289

ABOUT PLAYERS BY THE SEA— For over fifty-three years, Players by the Sea has brought quality creative and classic theatre to the Jacksonville community.  Players mission is to enrich the community through excellence in theatre.  The nonprofit community theatre welcomes all creative artists to participate in making the magic of theatre come to life, whether on stage, through advocacy or assisting backstage.


Tuesday, October 15, 2019

PNC Bank gives Free Fridays to the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens

Get to know the finest art museum in all of Jacksonville, Florida.  The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens announces the launch of Free Fridays, presented by PNC Bank.  The Museum will offer free admission to its permanent collection and gardens during new extended hours, 4 to 9 p.m. every Friday, providing a new way for the community to kick-off the weekend.

Free Fridays at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
This announcement builds upon the success of the Museum’s inaugural Summer Fridays program, which was also presented by PNC Bank.  Over the past three months, the Museum provided free admission and programming every Friday evening.  The campaign drew approximately 9,000 visitors to the Museum, including more than 1,200 visitors during its final week — representing a 25% increase in visitation compared to the same period in 2018.

“The Cummer Museum of Art is one of the great cultural resources of this city,” said PNC Regional President for Port Cities Brian Bucher.  “Free Fridays not only complements the Museum's permanent, stunning collection, but provides access to quality, visual art experiences, while supporting the cultural vitality of this region."

“With the success of our extended Summer Friday hours, we learned that the community embraced the chance to visit the Museum during evening hours,” said Adam Levine, the Cummer Museum’s George W. and Kathleen I. Gibbs Director & Chief Executive Officer. “With the generous support of PNC Bank, we look forward to continuing Summer Fridays year-round as a fun, engaging and accessible experience for the community.”

Guests will be able to purchase food and beverages (including beer, wine and cocktails) from the Cummer Café during Free Fridays.  Additional experiences, such as admission to signature exhibitions, will be available for purchase.


Every Friday, 4 to 9 p.m.

Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
   829 Riverside Avenue
   Jacksonville, Florida 32204
   (904) 356-6857
Hours of Operation & Admission