Saturday, June 12, 2021

Women’s pro golf coming to JAX

Making a statement about its commitment to women’s golf, PXG is stepping up as the title tournament series for women professional players will take place at World Golf Village October 25-November 5, 2021. Due to the popularity of this event it is being posted early on "Around Town With Ms. "V" so that patrons may plan ahead to attend. COVID protocol may change by the time that this venue is scheduled to take place.

The PXG Women’s Match Play Championship will feature 64 female professionals who are pursuing their dream of playing on the LPGA Tour. The golfers will battle it out over two weeks in two separate, but connected tournaments. The first week will feature a 54-hole stroke-play format on the King & Bear course, which will also seed the second week’s event, a 64-woman match play championship at Slammer & Squire. There will be no cut in the stroke-play event and all players will advance to the match play tournament. Each tournament will have its own prize purse and the winner of the match play event will also earn the title PXG Women’s Match Play Champion. In addition to the cash prize, the champion will receive the opportunity for a tour-caliber full bag fitting and equipment from PXG.

As a Founding Partner and Official Automotive Partner, Murgado Automotive Group will host several events at its dealership, including a VIP/ Media Night and volunteer training. They will host a Player Party during the tournament and adorn the course with several of its vehicle models. They will also be offering vehicles for hole in one prizes on several golf holes, including the Challenge Hole at the World Golf Hall of Fame as a fundraiser for INK!.

The PXG Women’s Match Championship is also a fundraiser for Investing in Kids (INK!)The INK! Charity Pro-am presented by Davidson Realty, Inc. is slated for October 25 on the King & Bear course and will feature teams of one professional player paired with three amateurs. Sherry and Jim Davidson, owners of the local development and real estate brokerage bearing their name were the original land developers of World Golf Village and have a special tie to the community and to INK!, for which Mrs. Davidson serves on its Board of Directors. The night before the Charity Pro-am will be a Meet the Players Pairings Party with a silent and live auction. The PXG Women’s Match Play Championship will also feature junior clinics and other community involvement activities for the players, who will be in the area for some 10-12 days.

‘Tom Segura’ set for JAX appearance

Due to the popularity of the artist, this show is being posted early on “Around Town With Ms. “V” so that patrons may purchase tickets and guarantee their seats. COVID protocol may change by the time that this event is scheduled to take place. The Florida Theatre is pleased to announce the return of actor, comedian and writer “Tom Segura” with two shows.

Tom Segura is one of the biggest names in the comedy business. He recently performed to sold-out audiences on his 100+ city TAKE IT DOWN TOUR. He is best known for his Netflix specials, Ball Hog (2020), Disgraceful (2018), Mostly Stories (2016), and Completely Normal (2014). Paste Magazine described him as, “...having a natural and capable storytelling ability, one that lifts his narratives out of average anecdote fare and plants them firmly in hilarious ground.” Your Mom’s House Studios is home to his hit podcasts Your Mom’s House which he co-hosts with his wife, comedian Christina Pazsitzky, 2 Bears 1 Cave which he co-hosts with Bert Kreischer, and many more. Additionally, YMH Studios was one of the first networks to create wildly successful Livestream Podcast Events as an outcome of the pandemic.

Segura can be seen in the STX FILM COUNTDOWN opposite Elizabeth Lail, INSTANT FAMILY opposite Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne, OPENING ACT, and FLINCH. Segura’s television credits include The Late Show with Stephen ColbertConanWorkaholics, Happy EndingsThe Late Late Show, Comedy Central Presents: Tom Segura, Mash Up, How To Be A Grown Up.

Segura has an increasing social media following (@seguratom on IG, @tomsegura on Twitter). When he isn’t performing on stage or recording a podcast, he’s watching College Football or waiting for College Football to come back.

The historic, nonprofit Florida Theatre is sponsored by Community First Credit Union. For a complete list of upcoming events or to buy tickets visit the Theatre’s official website,

COVID-19 Protocols as of May 15, 2021: Temperature checks will be discontinued. Masks will be strongly recommended, but not required. Intermissions will return when appropriate to the show. Their bars will return to normal operations (closing after intermission or about three-quarters of the way through a show).

“Tom Segura”

DATE: Thurs., Sept. 30, 2021
TIMES: 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
TICKETS: $49 – $79

LOCATION:The Florida Theatre
      128 East Forsyth Street.
      Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 355-2787

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Stand-up comedian “Bob Saget” in JAX for one night only

Beloved stand-up comedian, producer, director and actor “Bob Saget” is best-known for his role as Danny Tanner on the long-running sitcom Full House, and the Netflix-released Full House spinoff series Fuller House. Bob was also the host of America’s Funniest Home Videos from 1989 to 1997, made critically-acclaimed cameos in the HBO series Entourage and was the narrative voice on How I Met Your Mother. Bob Saget will be in Jacksonville, at the Florida Theatre on Sunday, July 18, 2021 at 8 p.m.

Yes, Bob Saget has starred in many successful television shows, including two of the most family-friendly shows network TV has ever produced, but he’s also been an out of his mind, Grammy-nominated stand-up comedian for over thirty years. From his HBO special That Ain’t Right to his scene-stealing cameos in Entourage and The Aristocrats, it’s always effective as Saget embraces his dark side.

From directing MGM’s cult favorite feature film Dirty Work, to directing and producing the highly acclaimed ABC television movie, For Hope, to starring in the critically acclaimed, Paul Weitz off-Broadway play, Privilege, to starring on Broadway in the Tony Award winning The Drowsy Chaperone, Bob Saget shows no signs of stopping. Ever.

Warning: This show contains mature content. 18+ only.

The historic, nonprofit Florida Theatre is sponsored by Community First Credit Union. For a complete list of upcoming events or to buy tickets visit the Theatre’s official website,

As of May 15, 2021 COVID-19 Protocols are as follows:
Temperature checks will be discontinued.
Masks will be strongly recommended, but not required.
Intermissions will return when appropriate to the show.
Their bars will return to normal operations (closing after intermission or about three-quarters of the way through a show).

“Bob Saget”
DATE: Sunday, July 18, 2021
TIME: 8 p.m.
TICKETS: $35 – $45

LOCATION:The Florida Theatre
      128 East Forsyth Street.
      Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 355-2787

'Corey Smith' returns to The Florida Theatre

Singer-songwriter “Corey Smith” will perform a solo acoustic show at the Florida Theatre on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 8 p.m. Corey Smith, the fan-made man, has sold over 1 million concert tickets, 1.5 million digital singles and over 220,000 albums. Corey’s Spotify channel has amassed over 5.76 million listeners with more than 73 million streams and is currently averaging over 1.13 million streams each month.

Smith has amassed an unfailingly devout fan base, not only in his native Southeast region, but all around the nation, simply by telling it the way it is. He has released 10 albums—including 2011’s Top 20 release The Broken Record.  Corey has written every word on every album and has produced 9 out of 10 of the records. In Summer 2015, Corey teamed up with producer Keith Stegall (Alan Jackson, Zac Brown Band) for his album, While the Gettin’ Is Good, released on Sugar Hill Records.

Smith’s concerts, which were documented on his last live record, Live in Chattanooga, regularly sell out, with audiences singing along to such fan favorites as the coming-of-age anthem “Twenty-One,” the nostalgic time warp “If I Could Do It Again” and the group hug “I Love Everyone”.  Corey has a consistent touring history, usually hitting around 120 dates per year, but recently has taken a pause form touring to undergo a risky eye surgery.

During his time at home, Corey has begun releasing solo acoustic tracks every week, directly to his devoted fan base via his YouTube series Songsmith Weekly and all music streaming platforms. These tracks, such as “Cellophane”, “Where I Wish I Was” and “Going Blind” have re-energized his fan base.  Corey is planning in compiling these releases in a more traditional album format later this year and is looking forward to hitting the road soon in support of all this new music.

The historic, nonprofit Florida Theatre is sponsored by Community First Credit Union. For a complete list of upcoming events or to buy tickets visit the Theatre’s official website,

COVID-19 Protocols as of May 15, 2021:
Temperature checks will be discontinued.
Masks will be strongly recommended, but not required.
Intermissions will return when appropriate to the show.
Our bars will return to normal operations (closing after intermission or about three-quarters of the way through a show).

“Corey Smith –
Solo Acoustic”

DATE: Saturday, July 17, 2021
TIME: 8 p.m.
TICKETS: $39.50 – $49.50

LOCATION:The Florida Theatre
      128 East Forsyth Street.
      Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 355-2787

An evening with ‘Jay Leno’ in JAX - Jan. 2022

Enjoy a night of laughs with a familiar face. Spend an “Evening with Jay Leno” when he comes to Jacksonville’s Times-Union Center on January 14, 2022 at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale June 11, 2021 @10 a.m. at

Due to the popularity of the artist, this show is being posted early on “Around Town With Ms. “V” so that patrons may purchase their tickets early and guarantee their seats. COVID protocol may change by the time that this event is scheduled to take place.

Acclaimed TV late night show host, admired stand-up comedian, best-selling children’s book author, much-in-demand corporate speaker, TV and movie voice-over artist, pioneering car builder and mechanic, and philanthropist…Jay Leno is widely characterized as “the hardest working man in show business.”

Jay Leno’s late-night television ratings domination included two decades as the host of the #1-rated “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” –after the first two years Jay Leno never lost a single ratings year in which he served as host.

This fall Jay Leno brings back the classic game show YOU BET YOUR LIFE. This comedy show wrapped in a game show will feature two strangers paired up to play for prize money by answering trivia questions correctly.

Leno also currently produces and is host of the CNBC primetime series JAY LENO’S GARAGE now in its sixth season. The show has garnered several Emmy Awards and nominations for Outstanding Special Class–Short-Format Nonfiction Programs.

Along with his CNBC show, Jay is currently on air with various other television series, including “Last Man Standing.”  When he’s not on TV, Leno performs more than 100 stand-up shows annually across the country and internationally; participates in numerous charity and corporate events, does voice-overs for animated series, pens children’s books, and writes a monthly column in various automotive magazines.  And in his “spare” time (as if he has any), he enjoys working on his collection of classic cars and motorcycles.

Leno is the recipient of many honors, including Emmy, People’s Choice, and TV Guide awards, Harris Poll selection as most popular star on television, the Hasty Pudding Award at Harvard University, The Mark Twain Prize, recipient of the Patriot Award given by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, and being the first person to drive the pace car of all major NASCAR events.


Tickets will go on sale for AN EVENING WITH JAY LENO on June 11, 2021 at 10 a.m. at or by phone at (904) 632-5000. Join the E-Club to receive presale and on sale notifications for all FSCJ Artist Series events. Get more info at Groups of 10 or more receive a discount. Call 904-642-5050 for more group information.

“An Evening With Jay Leno”
 Friday Jan. 14, 2022
TIME: 8 p.m.

TICKETS: can be purchased online 24/7 HERE

LOCATION: Times Union Center Performing Arts
Moran Theater
      300 West Water St.
      Jacksonville, FL 32202
      (904) 632-5000

Vista Brooklyn opens at 200 Riverside Avenue

Vista Brooklyn, Jacksonville’s newest luxury apartment community, is now open in one of the River City’s oldest neighborhoods.

Previously Jacksonville’s central business district, Brooklyn has undergone a transformation over the last several years. This newest development enhances the residential real estate options in the neighborhood. Situated conveniently between Five Points and Downtown Jacksonville, Vista Brooklyn is ideal for those desiring a luxury living experience in an urban setting.

Located at 200 Riverside Ave. on the corner of Riverside Avenue and Jackson Street, Vista Brooklyn boasts 308 dwelling units, from studios to three-bedroom apartments. Designed with a focus on wellness, the community offers spacious living areas, elegant common and co-working spaces, and unparalleled views of Downtown and the St. Johns River. Residents and their guests will enjoy a rooftop pool, beer garden and gathering space, a yoga and meditation suite, on-site dog park and grooming, a bike shop and storage area and a high-tech fitness center complete with Technogym equipment — the same technology used by the PGA Tour and U.S. Olympic athletes.

The community also features over 13,000 square feet of new Class-A retail space on its ground floor, lining Riverside Avenue. Featuring opportunities for a restaurant concept, coffee shop or other retail, the newly completed structure will have everything residents desire most without ever leaving home. NAI Hallmark is the leasing agent of record for the development’s commercial spaces.

Many details were enhanced due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including touchless faucets in the kitchen, antimicrobial quartz countertops throughout each home, smart technology throughout the units and bluetooth-enabled locks.

Bristol Development Group, a multifamily real estate company based in Franklin, Tenn., is known for their breadth of luxury residential experience in markets across the Sunbelt. Bristol developed Vista Brooklyn in partnership with Hallmark Partners, a Jacksonville-based development firm that galvanized recent commercial growth in Brooklyn. This new property reinforces Bristol’s reputation for providing high-quality, amenity-focused communities in growing cities.

“Jacksonville is one of our favorite and most important markets,” said Charles Carlisle, Bristol’s CEO. “It is a great quality of life city with a vibrant and diverse business, cultural, and social scene. We’re excited about welcoming new residents to Vista Brooklyn. We’ve worked hard to create a living experience not found anywhere else in the market. In addition, the evolving Brooklyn neighborhood is at the center of everything, with historic neighborhoods, riverfront views, nightlife, dining and shopping.”

Brasfield Gorrie served as the general contractor for Vista Brooklyn, with ETM as the civil engineer, and J Davis Architects as the architect. To learn more, book a tour or find your new home today, visit Virtual tours are also available.

‘Finders Keepers’ is still in JAX with new location

Around Town With Ms. “V” has been covering this biannual event since 2016 and the location is the only thing that has changed. This venue is one of the finest children’s resale shops in all of Jacksonville, Florida. Make plans to attend the reopening of “Finders Keepers JAX”.

Finders Keepers Jacksonville announced the children’s spring/summer 2021 consignment sale will take place on June 10-12, 2021 at a new location, the former Bealls store located at 860 Commerce Center Drive in Jacksonville, Florida. Over 500 consignors have registered to sell brand new and gently used strollers, clothes, books, toys, furniture, activity centers and so much more at a discount around 70% off.

“As moms we love to shop good sales and find good deals, and this is exactly what the sale brings to the Jacksonville community. Families can save so much money by shopping this sale and finding the latest trends, toys and gadgets.  Plus, we have been able to give back to the community in monetary donations and physical goods donations.,” said Kim Cameron, co-owner of Finders Keepers Jacksonville.

About Finders Keepers Jacksonville: The Finders Keepers Children’s Consignment Sale is the Premier Children’s Consignment Sale in the First Coast area.  They have served the Jacksonville community since 2004. This children’s consignment sells twice a year; once in the Spring season and once in the Fall season. Parents, caregivers, daycares, and heroes can find deals up to 70% off on strollers, furniture, activity centers, clothes, books, holidays items, toys and so much more.

Finders Keepers Consignment
DATES:     &     TIMES:
Thursday, June 10, 2021 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Fri., June 11, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. (many items marked half-off)
Sat., June 12, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (many items marked half-off)

Thursday, June 10, 2021 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Fri., June 11, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. (many items marked half-off)
Sat., June 12, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (many items marked half-off)

LOCATION:  Former Bealls Store
       860 Commerce Center Dr.
       Jacksonville, FL 32225

The Cummer Museum and Gardens are awaiting your return

It may be hot outside but inside the Cummer Museum and outside in the cool luscious Gardens near the St. John’s River it’s cool, inviting and just lovely. Grab a friend, relative or come by yourself and enjoy what’s in store for you this month at the museum.

Events & Programs for June 2021:

Yoga in the historic gardens:
Thursday, June 10 starting at 10 a.m. Enjoy a Mindful Yoga hour in the historic gardens. Members $10, Non-Members $15 | Registration required.

Queer: Exploring art and artists in the Museum's collection:
Tuesday, June 15  & Saturday, June 19. Explore various works, along with themes of LGBT+ initiatives, with one of our Visitor Experience Associates. Free | Registration required.

Donte Palmer, Founder of Squat for Change: Thursday, June 17 starting at 7 p.m. (Virtual lecture) Free | Registration required. Sponsored by Northern Trust.

Zanele Muholi in Conversation:
Friday, June 18 starting at 2 p.m. (Virtual program) Free | Registration required.

Friday Night Picnics: Friday Nights in June from 5 to 9 p.m. Prices vary | Registration required.

EDUCATION: Slow Art Wednesdays: Virtual Talks. Wednesday, June 9 and Wednesday, June 23 starting at 12 p.m. Take a fun and mindful break. Topics vary; second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. Free | Registration required.

Family Experience: Interactive Virtual Tour: Friday, June 18 starting at 6 p.m. Imprisoned but Empowered: Cheyenne Warrior Artists Free | Registration required.

Studio on the Go: Drop-in Art Making Activity: Sunday, June 20 from 2 to 4 p.m. Imprisoned but Empowered: Cheyenne Warrior Artists Free with Museum admission.

Two options for a socially distanced experience. Attend one or both! Saturday, June 26
First concert: 4:30 p.m. Doors open. 5 to 5:30 p.m. “Let’s Ride Brass Band”. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. “The Groove Coalition”. Prices vary | Registration required.

Second concert: 7 p.m. Doors Open 7:30 to 8 p.m. “Let’s Ride Brass Band”. 8 to 9 p.m. “The Groove Coalition”. Sponsored by Joan & Jim Van Vleck.

New Exhibition: Imprisoned but Empowered: Cheyenne Warrior Artists at Fort Marion. Now on view. In 1875, following the Red River War, the United States government ordered the arrest of 72 Cheyenne, Kiowa, Comanche, Caddo, and Arapaho warriors. Taken from their families, they arrived at Ft. Marion in St. Augustine, their home for the next three years. For nearly 100 years, this narrative was told and retold by historians and government agents.  However, the Cheyenne have their own story to tell: a story highlighting the journey east, as well as the life they left behind. A story told in art. Click here to learn more.

Cummer Shop: Visit the Museum store in person, or from the comfort of home through their online shop.

Recommended Reading! One of the museum’s new favorites - Art from Fort Marion: The Silberman Collection. Striking color images depict traditional lifeways and the pain of imprisonment by artists who graphically recorded their responses to incarceration in drawings that conveyed both their present reality and their nostalgic memories.

In order to prioritize the health of our guests and our staff, and to minimize touch points and onsite capacity, all visitors must reserve a timed ticket for entry. Timed tickets are available Tuesday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or 4 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, 12 to 4 p.m. RESERVE YOUR ADMISSION TICKET NOW Facial Masks are strongly recommended!

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

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Seussical the Musical returns to the Alhambra

The first time Ms. “V” saw this performance of Seussical the Musical” at the Alhambra was during June 24 – Aug.2, 2015. When the Alhambra Theatre & Dining last mounted the lovable family-friendly summer show in 2017, “Seussical the Musical”, it sold every ticket. With the summer heat descending upon the north Florida venues and COVID rules lifting a little a bit, the Alhambra is preparing for another sell out run – and just in time for some much-needed summer fun. The Alhambra will open its Annual Family Summer Show on June 17.

One of the most performed shows in America, Seussical the Musical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony award winning writers, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky Stiff, My Favorite Year, Once on This Island, Ragtime), have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination – Jojo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos.

The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many "thinks." Horton faces a double challenge: not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant.

The Alhambra is thrilled to announce IKEA Jacksonville is the presenting sponsor of Seussical the Musical. IKEA will be using the Alhambra to treat its staff to several shows, including a behind the scenes dress rehearsal viewing. IKEA will also offer special package pricing to its legions of Family Members, what Ikea considers to be its most loyal customers.

Offered Alhambra Managing Partner, Craig Smith, “Having a global retailer like IKEA recognize the value of the Alhambra to its local community marketing plan is a milestone for what we’ve accomplished over the last 11 years. It’s meaningful for us on a lot of levels, and we are excited to work with them even more as we discover who we can help each other grow our brands and businesses.”

On the Menu: Executive Chef DeJuan Roy creates a new menu for every Alhambra show, usually borrowing influences from the script to shape his selections and recipes. Thanks to Chef Roy's culinary magic, the Alhambra is now known as much for its exceptional dining as for its theatrical productions. The menu for Smoke on the Mountain features:

First Course: (Choice of One) Summer Salad with greens, Mandarin oranges, sweet carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, golden raisins, roasted onion vinaigrette *GF* without croutons; OR Watermelon and Yellow Tomato Gazpacho with corn chips, green onions.

Second Course: (Choice of One)BBQ Smoked Chicken with sweet corn pudding and green beans; OR Filet of Sirloin with mashed potatoes, garlic sauteed spinach, red wine and mushroom demi-glace *GF*; OR Cornflake Crusted Mahi-Mahi with vanilla bean buerre blanc, pineapple salsa, coconut jasmine rice, baby carrots; OR BBQ Bowl plant-based shredded protein, barbecue sauce, barbecue baked beans, roasted vegetables, sweet corn, corn chips *GF*.

Third Course: (Choice of One) Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie; OR Peach Cobbler.

“Seussical the Musical”

DATES: June 17 — Aug.1, 2021


DRESS: “Business Casual”, or “Sunday Best”. COVID-19 Protocol is discussed HERE.

TICKETS: Prices range from $66 – $73 per person.  Ticket prices include: a three-course meal that changes for each show, a Broadway-style performance and complimentary parking.  Tickets may be purchases on line, or by calling (904) 641-1212.
     **Prices do NOT include gratuity, professional photos, nor orders from the bar**

LOCATION: Alhambra Theater & Dining
       12000 Beach Blvd.
       Jacksonville, Florida 32246
       (904) 641-1212

WJCT public media expands with local talent

WJCT Public Media recently expanded the Jacksonville Music Experience with a new online platform dedicated to local music and curation. The refreshed platform includes new features and weekly updates, giving users a continuous range of music to discover and enjoy. JME’s team of featured contributors boasts decades of experience in the local music scene, and includes journalists, broadcasters, performers and impresarios.

The Jacksonville Music Experience launched in 2020 to connect listeners with a locally curated selection of programs that can be accessed on the air through WJCT Public Media’s HD radio stations (Classical 24, Anthology, and Electro Lounge), on demand through the WJCT app, online at, Music Thursday television programming on Jax PBS and even in person as concert programming returns to the First Coast. The expanded online platform now features new and improved features, including:

Main Features: Longform profiles of local musicians, feature stories and think pieces that provide context to broad, music-related topics and how they impact Jax's music ecosystem — from emerging hip-hop artists like L.O.V.E. Culture and Aalana, to established local favorites like producer Ryan Turk and Jonathan Grant Berlin of Sunbears! Fame.
The Local Spotlight: Short-form music reviews of new releases by local artists.
Local Music Calendar: Recommendations of concerts to see at local venues with useful and actionable information, like artist introductions, venue info and links to purchase tickets.
WJCT Soundstage Events: Information about upcoming concerts and opportunities to engage with local artists.
Today in Music History:  Significant musical moments, updated daily.
Electro Lounge Radio Playlist: The best in chill, downtempo and more from David Luckin.
JME DJ Sessions: Once a month on First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross, JME Contributors introduce listeners to the beautiful noise emanating from Northeast Florida with a selection of new releases from local artists.
Fresh Squeeze Playlist: Curated selections of new music from local, regional, national and global artists, including songs from First Coast Connect’s JME DJ Sessions — all hand-picked by JME contributors.
Crate Diggin': JME contributors will dig through their vinyl collections to discuss rare or significant albums based on a unique theme (Examples: Unsung Summer Albums, Guilty Pleasures, Pressed to Impress).
JME Twitter Feed: Follow @JMEJaxMusic for the latest  content from as well as topical and buzz-worthy music news from other sites.
JME Recommends: JME contributors will introduce readers to the most intriguing local artists in various genres.

“The Jacksonville Music Experience is specifically designed for fans of all genres to discover and enjoy the most in-depth, diverse and local selection possible,” says David Luckin, WJCT Public Media’s Music Director. “With these new features that are easy to access online, Northeast Florida listeners will be able to customize every aspect of their music experience, learn more about music history and broaden their everyday playlists.”

Please visit, to explore the site and sign up for future JME updates. In celebration of the launch, WJCT Public Media is also hosting an Amazon Echo giveaway campaign to encourage music lovers in Northeast Florida to sign up to receive future JME music updates (Contest runs from June 8 through June 22. See rules for details).

About WJCT: WJCT is the community-owned and operated public media organization serving Jacksonville and the First Coast since 1958, using television, radio, digital media, and live events to help community members learn, share, and grow.

June and Summer Months at White Harvest Farms

“My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.” —
Desmond Tutu in honor of Juneteenth.

The White Harvest Farms (through Clara White Mission) are preparing for the summer harvest of watermelon, cucumbers, tomatoes, squash, eggplant and peppers. Days are getting longer and longer as they approach the summer solstice on June 20th. What fun plans do you have for the longest day of the year?

Construction has officially begun on the Indoor Farmer's Market and Training Center here at the farm. They’re excited to invite you to our new space soon!

The White Harvest Farms are prepping for a WHF cool down in the months of July and August. June marks our last month of Saturday volunteering, workshops and classes on the farm until September. Our summer cool down hours will be MWF 8 a.m. noon for volunteering and classes in the months of July and August.

Visit their market again this month on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They have their produce and products from The Herban Life - honey, fresh eggs and fresh honey lemonade from October through June. In season for harvest at the farm this month are cucumbers, basil, tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, onions, kale, dill and parsley. They are also excited to share a chamomile, calendula and lemon balm tea blend that we grew, dehydrated and packaged at White Harvest.

On Saturday, June 26th, the WHF Community Council is hosting another creek cleanup thanks to the Groundworks Jax mobile cleanup van! White Harvest Farms is geared up to host these events every month. They are happy to say they are making progress on the waterway with better water flow and less trash. But with all the rain coming this month, they are expecting more debris to wash down the creek. Come help and be prepared with rain boots, waders and clothes you don't mind getting wet or dirty! Click HERE for more information.

Become a member of the White Harvest Farms community by volunteering, attending a workshop or joining their White Harvest Farms Community Council. Their volunteering and workshop opportunities are friendly for groups of all ages. Volunteer On The Farm: Knowledgeable farm staff lead volunteers in daily tasks associated with organic, no-till farming. Volunteer hours on the farm are Tuesday and Friday from 8 am to 2 pm and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. October - June. In July & August their new volunteer days and hours will be Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8 a.m. to noon. They understand if you cannot stay the entire shift but they do ask that you arrive by 8 a.m.

WHF Community Council is excited to have more community support of White Harvest Farms. The council meets once a month via zoom and organizes events like the Creek Clean Up and Community Canvasing which distributed 400 fliers to the neighborhoods surrounding the farm. The Council is also working on children's curriculum for more meaningful field trips on the farm. Their next meeting is June 24th at 6 p.m. To join-in email them HERE!

For more information about the Clara White Mission and White Harvest Farms, please take a look at their website.

Writer and director of ‘The Evil Dead’ coming to JAX

The Florida Theatre is pleased to announce a conversation with actor, producer, writer and director “Bruce Campbell” plus a screening of “The Evil Dead” on Friday, July 30, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. Join actor, producer, writer and director Bruce Campbell in a viewing of the 1981 Sam Raimi-directed cult-classic horror film The Evil Dead. Campbell will follow up the viewing with a lively conversation about the film, his career, his future endeavors and a question-and-answer session with the audience.

Campbell is best known for his recurring role as Ash Williams in Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead franchise, which began with the 1978 short film Within the Woods. He has also starred in many cult films such as Crimewave (1985), Maniac Cop (1988), Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat (1989), and Bubba Ho-Tep (2002).

In television, Campbell has starred inThe Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (1993–94) and Jack of All Trades (2000), and a recurring role as Autolycus, King of Thieves, in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess (1995–99). He played Sam Axe on the USA Network series Burn Notice (2007–13) and reprised his role as Ash Williams on the Starz series Ash vs. Evil Dead (2015–18).

Campbell started his directing career with Fanalysis (2002) and A Community Speaks (2004), and then with the horror comedy feature films Man with the Screaming Brain (2005) and My Name Is Bruce (2007), the latter being a spoof of his career. He can also be seen as the role of the father in The Escort (2015).

As of May 26, 2021, it has been announced that another Evil Dead sequel Evil Dead Rise is coming to HBO Max with Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell executive producing.

The historic, nonprofit Florida Theatre is sponsored by Community First Credit Union. For a complete list of upcoming events or to buy tickets visit the Theatre’s official website, Due to the global health pandemic, our health and safety protocols have changed as well as our Box Office hours and availability. Please check HERE for the most up-to-date rundown of their protocols and Box Office information.

Bruce Campbell” plus
  a screening of
  “The Evil Dead”
DATE: Friday, July 30, 2021
TIME: 7:30 p.m.
TICKETS: $39.50 - $49.50

LOCATION:The Florida Theatre
      128 East Forsyth Street.
Jacksonville, FL 32202
             (904) 355-2787