City of Jacksonville


Jacksonville Jazz Festival 2013

February 15, 2013
Mayor Alvin Brown announces 2013 Jacksonville Jazz Festival Performers and Activities

Mayor Alvin Brown announced today an exciting lineup of activities for the 2013 Jacksonville Jazz Festival. The annual tradition will be held on Thursday, May 23 to Sunday, May 26.
“The Jazz Festival is a signature event for our city and a reason for each of us to be proud,” said Mayor Alvin Brown. “It’s an opportunity for friends and families to get together and see our Downtown at its best, and my administration is proud to present a lineup of world class entertainment at no cost for general admission.”

Jacksonville to Host 2013 Florida Sports Hall of Fame Ceremony

January 29, 2013
Chipper Jones, Mark McCumber, Brian Gottfried, Corky Rogers, Fred Taylor, and LeeRoy Yarbrough among the athletes to be honored

Mayor Alvin Brown announced today that the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena will host the 2013 Florida Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on April 27.

Soccer Fever Taking Hold in Jacksonville

January 24, 2013
Florida attendance record for a stand-alone U.S. WNT friendly match is 12,031

With two major soccer events taking place during two weeks in February, Jacksonville has become a hot bed for the sport.

Philadelphia Union to Play Montreal Impact at EverBank Field

January 15, 2013
Limited number of field seats available for Feb. 15 game

Major League Soccer will make its debut at EverBank Field on Feb. 15 when Philadelphia Union plays Montreal Impact in an exhibition match.

Lacrosse Double-Header Adds to Busy February Sports Schedule

December 17, 2012
Moe’s Southwest Grill Classic announces return to EverBank Field

The third annual Moe’s Southwest Grill Classic will be played Feb. 17, 2013 at EverBank Field, as another highlight of an increasingly busy February for sports fans.

Even More Reason for Jacksonville Soccer Fans to Cheer

December 17, 2012
U.S. Women’s National Team To Play Scotland At EverBank Field In February
U.S. Soccer has announced that the U.S. Women’s National Team will begin its 2013 schedule with an international friendly match against Scotland at EverBank Field in Jacksonville.

City of Jacksonville Presents 26th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast

November 20, 2012
The City of Jacksonville is proud to announce the 26th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast on Friday, January 18 at 7:30 a.m. at the Prime Osborn Convention Center. The event honors the life and legacy of service of Dr. King.

10th Annual Jacksonville Film Festival

October 31, 2012
The 10th Annual Jacksonville Film Festival is this week, November 1 - 4.  To see a full schedule, see previews of the films, events and workshops, to volunteer, or to purchase tickets. For more info please visit

The venues for the Jax Film Fest are San Marco Theatre, Jacksonville Public Library, Florida Theatre - and for the first time - Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.

Florida Blue to Present the Navy-Marine Corps Classic

October 17, 2012
Basketball game is the marquee event of a Week of Valor
The City of Jacksonville Sports & Entertainment Office announced on Wednesday that the 2012 Navy-Marine Corps Classic will be presented by Florida Blue.

“We’re excited to have Florida Blue come on as the presenting sponsor for this great event,” said Mayor Alvin Brown. “We have a tremendous group of corporate partners working with us to make this event a memorable part of the Week of Valor.”

Davis Cup Comes to Veterans Memorial Arena

October 16, 2012
U.S. to face Brazil in first round tie

The United States will begin its chase for the 2013 Davis Cup title when it hosts Brazil in a first round tie at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.

The matches are set for Feb. 1 – 3, with the two teams facing off in a best-of-five series for the right to advance to the second round and face the winner of the Serbia-Belgium match.

“Hosting the Davis Cup competition represents a great opportunity for our city to receive the global attention it deserves,” said Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown. “The word is getting out: Jacksonville is a premier city for major sporting events. Our city’s selection emerged from a highly competitive process and it goes to show that we have the staff, facilities and expertise to create a marquis experience that will delight the thousands of fans headed our way. We have a tremendous tennis community that is eager to engage in a first-class tennis event at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.”

Jacksonville's Film and Television Industry to Celebrate Achievements

September 28, 2012
Local producers and director to be honored

Local producer Pepper Lindsey was presented with the 2012 Jacksonville Film Industry Award, and producer Brenda Egedy-Kolb and director Warren Skeels were presented the 2012 Rising Star Award at the 12th Annual Jacksonville Film Industry Reception. Members of the Mayor’s Advisory Board on Motion Pictures, Television and Commercial Production, the Jacksonville City Council, the Jacksonville Film & Television Office and industry leaders gathered to celebrate this year’s highlights in local film and digital media production.

University of Georgia and University of Florida Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

July 06, 2012
The City of Jacksonville Sports & Entertainment Office is pleased to announce the inductees into the City of Jacksonville’s 2012 Georgia/Florida Hall of Fame. The 2012 inductees include David Greene and Charles Whittemore from the University of Georgia (UGA) and Doug Dickey and John L. Williams from the University of Florida (UF).

USA-Scotland Match to Break All-Time Attendance Record

May 22, 2012
With nearly 32,000 tickets already sold, the match against Scotland on Saturday, May 26, at EverBank Field will set the attendance record for a U.S. Men’s National Team (MNT) international friendly in the state of Florida.

USA-Scotland set to Break All-Time Attendance Record for Soccer Match in Jacksonville, Fla.

April 03, 2012
More than 20,000 tickets have been sold for the U.S. Men’s National Team game against Scotland on May 26 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla.

Jacksonville Jazz Festival 2012

February 09, 2012
Mayor Alvin Brown announces 2012 Jacksonville Jazz Festival Performers and Activities

Mayor Alvin Brown announced today an exciting lineup of activities for the 2012 Jacksonville Jazz Festival. The annual tradition will be held on Thursday, May 24 - Sunday, May 27.

“The Jacksonville Jazz Festival helps to promote a greater quality of life by drawing thousands of people to our Downtown,” said Mayor Brown. “This is the perfect opportunity for families and groups of friends to gather, take in performances, enjoy a stroll along our treasured St. Johns River and feel the heartbeat of our city’s urban center.”

Some of this year’s confirmed performers include Sonny Rollins; Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White Trio; Patti Austin with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra; Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue; Poncho Sanchez and his Latin Jazz Band featuring Terence Blanchard; and Karrin Allyson.
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