Great Lineup and New Venue Highlight the Return of The Big Ticket
We missed The Big Ticket last year, and are so happy it is back in 2017. This year’s event headlined by The Lumineers promises to be the premier Alt-Rock event of the year in the Sunshine State, and local fans only have a few weeks to wait.
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Conor Oberst Brings Expansive Repertoire and Emotional Authenticity to Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Review by: Liz Pena, photos: Jennifer Hyams
At 37 years old, Conor Oberst has now been writing and releasing music for over half his life. Despite enduring both musical and personal changes, he has continued to steadily release music with different projects including Bright Eyes, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, his own solo releases, and other groupings of his ever evolving lineup. Oberst’s 2017 tour follows the release of his latest record Salutations as well as 2016 release Ruminations. With so much new music released since his last appearance in North Florida, Conor Oberst’s October 17 show at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall was a highly anticipated event.
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Third Eye Blind Brings Classic Show to New Jacksonville Amphitheater – Liz Pena
Third Eye Blind’s recent appearance in Jacksonville, FL was a fun throwback for fans of nineties hits like “Semi-Charmed Life” and “Jumper.” The group played at the new amphitheater attached to the Jacksonville Jaguars stadium, Daily’s Place. The venue has some of the most expensive drinks I have seen outside of Aspen or Miami, but it is nicely set up whether you want a family experience with a seat and some popcorn or a more personal experience in the pit. Daily’s Place is spacious and smoothly operated so the venue itself has a bright future.
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As Lions and Goodbye June Impress Rock Fans
Jacksonville Florida’s annual Welcome To Rockville festival brings metal, classic rock, alternative, and punk acts together downtown for two days of sweat, dirt, and good times. By mid-day Saturday two of the weekend’s stand out acts had already played, appearing on the same stages that bands like Soundgarden and Def Leppard would later grace. As Lions and Goodbye June both made the most of their short sets, bringing skill, charisma, and timeless influence onstage.
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The Scooter Brown Band Impresses Opening for Charlie Daniels Band
Upon arriving at the Florida Theater to see the Charlie Daniels Band perform, I did not know there would be an opening act performing. After discovering who The Scooter Brown Band was, I ended up being more than pleasantly surprised by this new act’s bold southern rock sound and sexy yet down-home stage charisma.
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Charlie Daniels Band – Jacksonville Show Review
When Charlie Daniels strides onstage in his silver buckled blue jeans, leather boots, and hat, it is clear that he is not like many eighty year old musicians who still occasionally limp out on stage to warble an old chart topper. He establishes himself as a presence- a presence that doesn’t give a damn about anything but the music.
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Teen Divorce – Almost Heaven EP Review
Jacksonville Florida emo/punk pop trio Teen Divorce dropped their self produced debut EP Almost Heaven, late this winter, in the midst of 2017 tour leg. The record has a unique and nostalgic feel despite a fairly modern indie sound. It’s heartfelt and almost accidentally catchy. Their music is obviously genuine and I see a lot of potential in their work as they move forward through upcoming tour dates and a future full length record.
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Welcome To Rockville Lineup Announced for 2017 Event
Earlier today, the long-awaited 2017 lineup announcement for Welcome To Rockville was released. This year’s featured bands include a few legendary artists and a slew of up and coming acts. Early bird tickets go on sale Tuesday, December 6th for the April 29th and 30th event at Jacksonville’s Metropolitan Park.
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