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PHIL VASSAR “Just Another Day in Paradise”

SATURDAY, MAY 7 AT 8:00 PM

WITH SPECIAL GUEST

RUSSELL DICKERSON

THRASHER-HORNE CENTER TICKETS: (904) 276-6815 • THcenter.org Located at St. Johns River State College • 283 College Drive, Orange Park, FL

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CONTENTS

ENTERTAINMENT COMMUNITY CUISINE KIDS THE ARTS AROUND TOWN MUSIC SPORTS & HEALTH

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17 FEATURED Craft & Import Beer Festival ...................................................17-24 The Players Championship ..........................................................30

ROLLCALL: WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE LOCAL CRAFT BEER?

MIKE WHITE PRESIDENT

CEO OF THE BUZZ MAGAZINE

MEREDITH TEKIN

NATALIA GONZALES

PAZ PATEL

COURTNEY NICHOLS ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR

Pinglehead Mind Drive

Boylan Soda

Q ginger beer It’s not local, but my favorite

Engine15 Old Battle Axe IPA

Veterans United Raging Blonde Ale

Bold City Fritz’s Hefeweizen

MARIE BOIAN-MEYER

JASMIN LANKFORD

MONICA STOUDER

CRAIG ONEAL

RILEY SHAABER

AMY RICHARDSON

River City Brewing Company Red Rooster Ale

Aardwolf ALVINS COFFEE BROWN

Seven Bridges Southern Flyer Light Lager

Intuition I-10 IPA

Zeta Twin Finn

Green Room Pablo Beach

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BUZZ PICKS May 7 PHIL VASSAR

Thrasher-Horne Center THCenter.org

It’s “Just Another Day in Paradise” with country music singer/songwriter Phil Vassar. This Billboard Country Songwriter of the Year and winner of two ASCAP Songwriter of the Year trophies has hit the Top 5 seven times with songs like “Carlene,” and “American Child.” Witness one of Nashville’s top tunesmiths!

May

10-15 THE PLAYERS

TPC Sawgrass PGATour.com

The Players Championship is an annual golf tournament on the PGA Tour at the posh resort of TPC Sawgrass. Since 1974, The Players has been one of the most coveted titles. This awesome event was built with both the pros and the fans in mind. You don’t want to miss this!

May 15 AMY SCHUMER LIVE

Veterans Memorial Arena JaxEvents.com

Amy Schumer is the creator, star, writer, and executive producer of the Emmy and Peabody Award winning, “Inside Amy Schumer,” the popular Comedy Central television. The show won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Sketch Show. Schumer’s provocative and hilariously wicked mind will be on full display.

May 18 CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS

Times Union Center JaxEvents.com

Duval County Public Schools presents the first-ever Celebration of the Arts. The work of student performing ensembles and visual artists from elementary, middle, and high schools throughout Duval County will be highlighted at Celebration of the Arts. Get your tickets today!

May 20 JACKSONVILLE CRAFT AND IMPORT BEER FESTIVAL

Veterans Memorial Arena BeerFestJax.com

The 8th Annual Jacksonville Craft & Import Beer Festival will be held at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. This year’s event will feature over 40 different breweries and showcase more than 300 beers to taste. Featuring 20+ local restaurants, and live music, this event serves up the largest collection of craft brews in Northeast Florida.

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May 21 JACKSONVILLE SHARKS VS. PORTLAND

Veterans Memorial Arena JaxSharks.com

Show your support for Jacksonville’s arena football team as they take on the Portland Steel. The Sharks are fourth-time South Division and ArenaBowl XXIV champions in this fast-paced game! With a military appreciation theme night, enjoy the exciting game, friendly Chum the mascot and the talented Shark Attack dance team.

May 27 May 26 MOSH AFTER DARK

Museum of Science & History TheMOSH.org

MOSH is not just for kids. MOSH After Dark is a cool monthly series of programs just for adults. This month, let’s party! The worldwide trend of silent discos has hit MOSH. Put on some headphones and dance your heart out at this unique dance party.

FOLLOW THE SUN MUSIC FEST

St. Augustine Amphitheatre StAugAmphitheatre.com

Follow the Sun is a three-day music festival traveling from coastto-coast in Florida and featuring some of the region’s most talented musicians with some bands from far and wide as well. This year’s lineup for the St. Augustine date includes Supersuckers, Drag The River, Outer Spaces, Ann Pragg, and more.

May 27-29 JACKSONVILLE JAZZ FESTIVAL

Downtown Jacksonville JacksonvilleJazzFest.com

Experience the sounds of Snarky Puppy, Jon Batiste & Stay Human, Yellowjackets, and more during Memorial Day weekend. Enjoy three stages of live entertainment, local food, drinks, shopping, and more. For over 30 years, the Jazz Fest has become one of the largest jazz festivals in the country offering a fun and vibrant street festival atmosphere.

May 31 JACKSONVILLE SUNS VS. MONTGOMERY

Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville JaxSuns.com

Root for your hometown team as they face-off against the Montgomery Biscuits! With promotions, entertainers, post-game concerts, fireworks show and a kid’s playground, there is fun for the whole family. Enjoy the friendly Southpaw and the talented Sunbeam cheerleaders too.

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ENTERTAINMENT

What’s Happening

Visit our iwantaBUZZ.com calendar to find more events.

MAY THE 4TH BE WITH ZOO • MAY 4 • JACKSONVILLE ZOO AND GARDENS

COMMUNITY

Caribbean Sundaze: May 1, Jacksonville Landing, JacksonvilleLanding.com Marvel Universe Live: May 1, Veterans Memorial Arena, JaxEvents.com Art Fusion: May 1, Hemming Park, HemmingPark.org Florida Blue Free Tuesdays: May 3, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org VSA Festival: May 3-6, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org Downtown Art Walk: May 4, Hemming Park, ILoveArtWalk.com Holocaust Cantata: May 4, Times Union Center, JaxSymphony.org May the 4th Be with Zoo: May 4, Jacksonville Zoo, JacksonvilleZoo.org 2016 Building Champions Spring Tour: May 4, Prime Osborn Center, JaxEvents.com Cinco de Beer Garden: May 5, Hemming Park, HemmingPark.org All Gershwin: May 6-7, Times Union Center, JAxSymphony.org Spanky the Band: May 6, Jacksonville Landing, JacksonvilleLanding.com Cosmic Concerts: May 6, Museum of Science & History, TheMOSH.org Free Yoga Class: May 6, Hemming Park, HemmingPark.org Military Spouse Night Out: May 6, Veterans Memorial Arena, JaxEvents.com Puttin’ on the Ritz: May 6, Ritz Theatre and Museum, RitzJacksonville.com Weaver First Saturday Free for All: May 7, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org Get Hooked on Fishing: May 7, Huguenot Park, JacksonvilleBeach.org Dance Day: May 7, Jacksonville Landing, JacksonvilleLanding.com Kids Zone: May 7, Hemming Park, HemmingPark.org MOCA Family Day: May 7, MOCA Jacksonville, MOCAJacksonville.UNF.edu 8

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Bank of America Museums On Us Weekend: May 7, MOCA Jacksonville, MOCAJacksonville.UNF.edu Tire and Sign Buyback: May 7, Veterans Memorial Arena, JaxEvents.com Riverside Arts Market: May 7, Riverside, RiversideArtsMarket.com Mother’s Day Brunch: May 8, MOCA Jacksonville, MOCAJacksonville.UNF.edu Mother’s Day BOGO: May 8, Jacksonville Zoo, JacksonvilleZoo.org Music at Main: May 8, Main Library, DowntownJacksonville.org Family Friendly Sunset Cruise: May 9, Amelia River Cruises, AmeliaRiverCruises.com Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra: May 9, Times Union Center, JaxSymphony.org Florida Blue Free Tuesdays: May 10, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org Jax Beach Art Walk: May 10, Jacksonville Beach, JacksonvilleBeach.org Cumberland Island Tour: May 10, Amelia River Cruises, AmeliaRiverCruises.com Little Learners: May 11, Museum of Science & History, TheMOSH.org #IgersJax Photography Class: May 11, Hemming Park, HemmingPark.org Collectors’ Series: The Accessible Artist: May 11, MOCA Jacksonville, MOCAJacksonville.UNF.edu Talks and Tea: May 11, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org Adamec Bike Night: May 12, Jacksonville Landing, JacksonvilleLanding.com Cumberland Island Tour: May 12, Amelia River Cruises, AmeliaRiverCruises.com Heartbeat of the Bold City: May 12, Hemming Park, HemmingPark.org Major/Minor Concert Event: May 13, Times Union Center, JaxSymphony.org City of Jacksonville Beach Moonlight Movie: Inside Out: May 13, Seawalk Pavilion, JacksonvilleBeach.org Language and Culture Festival: May 14, Times Union Center, CultureFestival.us

Riverside Arts Market: May 14, Riverside, RiversideArtsMarket.com Art for Two: Animal Hunt: May 14, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org Through Our Eyes: May 14, Ritz Theatre and Museum, RitzJacksonville.com DCPS Reading Extravaganza: May 14, Hemming Park, HemmingPark.org Cumberland Island Tour: May 15, Amelia River Cruises, AmeliaRiverCruises.com Caribbean Sundaze: May 15, Jacksonville Landing, JacksonvilleLanding.com Family Friendly Sunset Cruise: May 16, Amelia River Cruises, AmeliaRiverCruises.com Florida Blue Free Tuesdays: May 17, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org Jax Beach Classic Car Cruise: May 17, Seawalk Pavilion, JacksonvilleBeach.org Homeschool Program Inquiry Workshop: May 18, Museum of Science & History, TheMOSH.org Celebration of the Arts: May 18, Times Union Center, JaxEvents.com Third Thursday Tour: Shinique Smith: May 19, MOCA Jacksonville, MOCAJacksonville.UNF.edu Skies Over Jacksonville: May 19, Museum of Science & History, TheMOSH.org Adventures in the Arts: May 19, Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library, CummerMuseum.org City of Jacksonville Beach Moonlight Movie: MAX: May 20, Seawalk Pavilion, JacksonvilleBeach.org Adult Twilight BYOB Cruise: May 20, Amelia River Cruises, AmeliaRiverCruises.com Boogie Freaks: May 20, Jacksonville Landing, JacksonvilleLanding.com Jacksonville Craft and Import Beer Festival: May 20, BeerFestJax.com The Party Cartel: May 21, Jacksonville Landing, JacksonvilleLanding.com New Trucks on the Block: May 21, Jacksonville Landing, JacksonvilleLanding.com Wild Amelia Sunset Eco Tour and Shrimping Demonstration: May 21, Amelia River Cruises, AmeliaRiverCruises.com


Riverside Arts Market: May 21, Riverside, RiversideArtsMarket.com Art Adventures: May 21, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org Cumberland Island Tour: May 22, Amelia River Cruises, AmeliaRiverCruises.com Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live: May 22, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com Family Friendly Sunset Cruise: May 23, Amelia River Cruises, AmeliaRiverCruises.com Florida Blue Free Tuesdays: May 24, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org Cumberland Island Tour: May 24, Amelia River Cruises, AmeliaRiverCruises.com MOSH After Dark: May 26, Museum of Science & History, TheMOSH.org City of Jacksonville Beach Moonlight Movie: The LEGO Movie: May 27, Seawalk Pavilion, JacksonvilleBeach.org Jacksonville Jazz Festival: May 27-29, JacksonvilleJazzFest.com Riverside Arts Market: May 28, Riverside, RiversideArtsMarket.com Florida Fauna: May 30, Museum of Science & History, TheMOSH.org Chess Meet-up: May 30, Hemming Park, HemmingPark.org Rock on the River 7: May 30, Jacksonville Landing, JacksonvilleLanding.com Skies Over Jacksonville: May 30, Museum of Science & History, TheMOSH.org Florida Blue Free Tuesdays: May 31, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org

NIGHTLIFE

Gipsy Kings: May 1, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, StAugAmphitheatre.com Blithe Spirit: May 4-June 5, Alhambra Dinner Theatre, AlhambraJax.com Tom Segura: May 5-7, The Comedy Zone, ComedyZone.com J Boog: May 6, Mavericks Live, MavericksAtTheLanding.com Jimmy Solari: May 6, Fionn MacCool’s, FionnMacs.com Mamma Mia: May 6-7, Times Union Center, FSCJArtistSeries.org Phil Vassar: May 7, Thrasher-Horne Center, THCenter.org X Hale: May 7, Jacksonville Landing, JacksonvilleLanding.com

Bill Burr: Plowin’ Ahead: May 8, Times Union Center, JaxEvents.com The 1975: May 10, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, StAugAmphitheatre.com Rick Glassman: May 12-14, The Comedy Zone, ComedyZone.com Ace Winn: May 13, Fionn MacCool’s, JackonvilleLanding.com Michael Carbonaro Live: May 13, Times Union Center, JaxEvents.com Rick Arcusa Band: May 13, Jacksonville Landing, JacksonvilleLanding.com Bill Maher: May 14, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com STYX: May 14, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, StAugAmphitheatre.com Brett Foster: May 14, Fionn MacCool’s, JacksonvilleLanding.com RuPaul’s Drag Race: Battle of the Seasons: May 14, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, PVConcertHall.com SunJammer: May 14, Jacksonville Landing, JacksonvilleLanding.com Amy Schumer Live: May 15, Veterans Memorial Arena, JaxEvents.com Shakey Graves: May 17, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, PVConcertHall.com Deftones: May 17, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, StAugAmphitheatre.com Jacquees: May 19, Jack Rabbits, JaxLive.com Night Ranger: May 19, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com Jamie Kennedy: May 19-21, The Comedy Zone, ComedyZone.com Rock the Future: May 20, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com Foals: May 20, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, PVConcertHall.com Salt-N-Pepa: May 21, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, StAugAmphitheatre.com Audio Hive: May 21, Jack Rabbits, JackRabbits.com Chuck Ragan with Tim Barry: May 22, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, StAugAmphitheatre.com Dick Dale: May 22, Jack Rabbits, JaxLive.com An Evening with Brian McKnight: May 24, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com Buckethead: May 25, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, PVConcertHall.com R. Kelly – The Buffet Tour: May 26, Veterans Memorial Arena, JaxEvents.com Jazz Piano Competition: May 26, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com Bruce Bruce: May 26-29, The Comedy Zone, ComedyZone.com

Here Come the Mummies: May 26, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, PVConcertHall.com Follow the Sun Music Fest: May 27, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, StAugAmphitheatre.com Wilson Phillips: May 28, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, StAugAmphitheatre.com

SPORTS

Jax Kidney Pump Run: May 1, Jacksonville Landing, JacksonvilleLanding.com Jacksonville Suns vs. Mississippi: May 1-2, Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, JaxSuns.com Armada FC vs. FC Edmonton: May 4, Community First Park, ArmadaFC.com Rotary 501 Run: May 7, Orange Park, 1stPlaceSports.com Brady’s Superhero 5K: May 7, Jacksonville Landing, JacksonvilleLanding.com Armada FC vs. Rayo OKC: May 7, Community First Park, ArmadaFC.com The Players Donna 5K: May 7, TPC Sawgrass, 1stPlaceSports.com Running of the Knights 5K: May 13, Creekside High School, 1stPlaceSports.com Shannon Miller Foundation 5K: May 14, Riverside, 1stPlaceSports.com Clay County Young Life Hula Hustle: May 14, Orange Park, 1stPlaceSports.com Jax Beach Fest: May 14, Jacksonville Beach, JacksonvilleBeach.org Jacksonville Suns vs. Montgomery: May 1418, Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, JaxSuns.com Beson4 Corporate Run 5K: May 19, Metropolitan Park, 1stPlaceSports.com Jacksonville Suns vs. Pensacola: May 19-23, Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, JaxSuns.com FIHS Eagles 5K: May 21, Fleming Island, 1stPlaceSports.com Running for Dreams 5K: May 21, San Marco, 1stPlaceSports.com Jacksonville Sharks vs. Portland: May 21, Veterans Memorial Arena, JaxSharks.com Armada FC vs. Indy Eleven: May 28, Community First Park, ArmadaFC.com Marty Biathlon: May 28, Nocatee, 1stPlaceSports.com Memorial Day 5K: May 30, Orange Park, 1stPlaceSports.com Jacksonville Suns vs. Montgomery: May 31, Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, JaxSuns.com

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COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY SPONSOR

HandsOn Jacksonville To get involved in our community visit HandsOnJax.org

Making a Difference: nonprofit leaders in our community

When you teach an adult to read, you not only help that person and their family, but our community,” Bradshaw said. “Improved adult literacy helps failing schools, lower health care costs and crime rates, and grows a stronger workforce. There are few issues that have as wide and deep of an effect on a community. I am proud to be a part of an organization that works to serve the estimated 180,000 adults in the Jacksonville with no or low literacy skills.”

JUDY BRADSHAW Learn to Read | www.learntoreadjax.org

Judy Bradshaw started with Learn to Read (LTR) in 2012. Under her leadership, LTR has become financially stable, and has more than doubled the number of adults served. LTR works to increase literacy awareness, and to improve adult literacy skills. Bradshaw moved to Jacksonville in 2008 with her husband, Nelson, and children. She enjoys watching all LSU sports, spending time with her family, and praising God.

First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross

THE MOST INTERESTING PERSON I’VE INTERVIEWED THIS MONTH He’s a rising local author whose latest book taps right into our current political season of discontent. Sean Smith depicts a dystopian modern-day Civil War in his new novel, “Tears of Abraham.” In the story, Texas first secedes from the Union, and then after a series of triggering events, the nation breaks apart into bloody conflict. Seem crazy? Smith’s thought-provoking idea was to depict a future that some observers think is less far-fetched than it might seem.

“I started writing it before this current election season, but with all the division and anger we’ve seen this year in 2016, it’s pretty timely to picture the worst, and then try to make sure we avoid that,” “I started writing it before this current election season, but with all the division and anger we’ve seen this year in 2016, it’s pretty timely to picture the worst, and then try to make sure we avoid that,” said Smith. You can pick up “Tears of Abraham” online or at your local bookstore. And tune into First Coast Connect each weekday morning at 9 a.m. on WJCT 89.9 FM to hear from the most compelling newsmakers of the First Coast! 14

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Community Focus A closer look at our local nonprofit community

The Arc Jacksonville ArcJacksonville.org

The Arc Jacksonville, established in 1965, is dedicated to ensuring that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) have opportunities to choose how they live, learn, work, and play. The Arc Jacksonville serves over 500 adults with I/DD through its 13 programs and services.

Aging True Community Senior Services AgingTrue.org

Aging True is a non-profit, charitable organization enabling homebased senior independence in Northeast Florida. They serve hundreds of thousands of seniors, their families and the community. Through the services their professionals developed and administer, they provide seniors with the care and assistance they need to live independently.

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Love is in the air Make your memories at The Keeler Property.

17255 Normandy Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32234 Phone: (904) 574-4040 | Email: info@thekeelerproperty.com Share the love @KeelerProperty

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8TH ANNUAL CRAFT & IMPORT BEER

FESTIVAL GUIDE FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016

JACKSONVILLE VETERANS MEMORIAL ARENA BEERFEST 2016 • BeerFestJax.com MAY 2016 • iwantaBUZZ.com

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CRAFT BREWERS ROB HAYES New Belgium Brewing Company

Rob is a brewer and proud employee/owner at New Belgium Brewing Company. He first got his feet wet at NBB in October of 2006 as a Packaging Operator. He spent 3 years there and was inspired by New Belgium’s encouragement for pursuing personal growth and development, so he applied for an opening in the Fermentation Cellar. With his brothers in the “Church of Fermentology,” he spent 4 years mastering all things yeast on the “cold side” of brewing. Late summer of 2013, an opportunity opened in the Brew House. Rob jumped at the chance to complete the trifecta of the production department. His passions lie in producing world class beer, heavy metal, and cycling.

SEAN BIELMAN Engine 15 Brewing Company

“Engine 15 as a concept came around in about 2008, it was me and my business partner getting together as home brewers, wanting to do something more. I was in the civil engineering/ drafting trade through the big crash and had been laid off a couple times; he was and is an airline pilot so he was looking for another way he could feed his family. When we got together and started home brewing a few years later, we decided to go professional with it and came up with a bar, restaurant and brewery concept. There was nothing really like that in Jacksonville Beach, we decided to take our chances. In June 2010, we opened our doors,” says Bielman. Engine 15 brewer Chas Nemecek highlights some of the best events with the brewery: “We do four charity beers a year. Most recently with Rethreaded, an amazing company taking women out of the sex trade, we’ve worked with the Emerald Necklace, which is the Jacksonville Land Trust, and there are always events like OneSpark, Hemming Plaza and beer festivals.”

RON GAMBLE Veterans United Craft Brewery

The brewery was started in 2013, we opened up for production in 2014. I am a US Navy veteran, used to fly jets off of aircraft carriers and every generation in my family has served since the Spanish American War. I took a hobby and turned that into a profession, went to master brewery school back in 2007 and worked for about 4 breweries in the New England area before moving back to Florida. I started the brewery with several other veterans who I either served with or knew from previous jobs,” says Gamble. “It’s all about veterans and the military here at Veterans United, so we do a lot of work with veteran organizations, we work with military groups on base. You can see from our tap room, it’s definitely a focus on service to our country and thanking those who have served.”

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LOCAL CRAFT BEER

CHEERS & BEERS Join in the pre-festival merriments and raise a glass with exclusive 4-course menu & beer pairings at local restaurants around Jacksonville Lynch’s Irish Pub $60 Tuesday, May 17 • 7 p.m. $60 per person Sahara Café & Bar Wednesday, May 18 • 7 p.m. $55 per person Blackfinn Thursday, May 19 • 7 p.m. $50 per person

TICKET INFO BEER LOVER $45

• Admission into the Festival from 6pm to 9pm. • Souvenir Sampling glass • Food sampling

BEER FANATIC $55

• Admission into the Festival from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. • Souvenir Sampling glass • Food sampling • Access to the VIP after party (9 p.m. to 10 p.m.) • Access to VIP areas with specialty events and beer and food sampling

BEER AFICIONADO $85

• Admission into the Festival from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. • Invitation to attend private food & beer tasting party with special guest brewer, 4 course samplings from local restaurant and themed beer pairings with each course. • Souvenir Sampling glass • Souvenir T-shirt with VIP Gift Bag • Food Sampling • Access to the VIP after party (9 p.m. - 10 p.m.). • Access to VIP areas with specialty events and beer and food sampling. • Discounts and first opportunity to attend the limited seating beer dinners held at local restaurants Tuesday, May 17th, Wednesday, May 18th and Thursday, May 19th.

PURCHASE TICKETS AT BEERFESTJAX.COM

Aardwolf Brewing Company 1461 Hendricks Ave. (904) 301-0755

TRIVIAPALOOZA

Teams of 4-6 players will compete for cash prizes in Florida’s largest trivia tournament! First place wins $3,500! Tickets also include entrance into the Craft & Import Beer Festival, featuring craft beer and food samples, live music, and more. Thanks to Jacksonville’s Craft and Import Beer Festival for partnering with us on this awesome addition to Triviapalooza!

Pinglehead Brewing Company 14 Blanding Blvd. Suite B, Orange Park (904) 276-5159

Intuition Ale Works 720 King St, Jacksonville (904) 683-7720

• Trivia participants can enter the Craft and Import Beer Festival at 7:30 pm. • Your ticket gets you free beer and food samples from 7:30 to 9 pm on all 3 levels of the arena (same access as General Admission).

River City Brewing Company 835 Museum Circle, Jacksonville (904) 398-2299

• TRIVIAPALOOZA STARTS AT 9 PM SHARP! Please make your way to the Arena floor with your team at 8:45 to make sure you are ready to start at 9. Triviapalooza will end at 11 pm.

Veterans United Craft Brewery 8999 Wester Way #104, Jacksonville (904) 253-3326

• Trivia teams are limited to 6 players.

Engine 15 Brewing Co. 1500 Beach Blvd #317, Jax Beach (904) 249-2337

• This event is 21+

TICKETS

TriviaPalooza Team up to 4 at Beerfest $180 TriviaPalooza Team up to 6 at Beerfest $240

PRIZES 1St place wIns $3000 2nd place wIns $1500 3Rd place wIns $500

Tickets on sale at BeerfestJax.com

Green Room Brewing, LLC. 228 3rd St. N, Jax Beach (904) 201-9283

Zeta Brewing Company 131 1st Ave N, Jax Beach (904) 372-0727

Bold City Brewery 2670 Rosselle St #7, Jacksonville (904) 379-6551 MAY2016 2016••BeerFestJax.com iwantaBUZZ.com BEERFEST

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MAIN CONCOURSE

ARENA FLOOR

Live Music

DJ

MAIN CONCOURSE

QUAD A 21st Amendment CASK Ballast Point Big Strom Brooklyn Carlsberg Dogfish Head Harpoon Just Brew It Moosehead Orange Blossom Oskar Blues Warsteiner

Coopers Hawk Surfing Sombrero Hawkers The Hyppo Lola’s Burrito Joint Moe’s Southwest Grill

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BREWERS

QUAD C Abita Anchor Boston Beer Brew Hubikey Billy Green Man Hacker Pschorr Paulaner Radeburger Redd’s Rouge Sierra Nevada

QUAD B Blue Moon Dos Equis Guinness Heineken Leinenkuels Newcastle PABST Red Stripe Schoffenhoffer Terrapin Tecate

RESTAURANTS & SPONSOR BOOTHS Ocean Grille Pollo tropical Rummis & Yummies Simply Sara’s Which Wich? World of Beer

QUAD D Bell’s Coney Island Henry’s Soda Lagunitas Magic Hat New Belgium Not Your Fathers Peroni Pilsner Urquell Saltwater Shiner Stone Tomoka Yuengling

Doorstep Delivery Axemen Sharks Hopcloth Married & Buried Realtor’s Night Out -- Arena Club


STAGE

ARENA FLOOR BREWERS

ARENA FLOOR

Aardwolf Engine 15 Cider Jax Beer Society Intuition Pinglehead Zeta Hydration Station Daily’s

RESTAURANTS & SPONSOR BOOTHS Mother Truckin Pizza Screamin Sicilian

Grillman’s ASAP Towing

Duckworth Construction Spas Etc

Red Cross Checker Cab

SUITE LEVEL

(FOOD ACCESS WITH BEER AFICIONADO TICKET)

RESTAURANTS & SPONSOR BOOTHS The French Pantry Uptown Kitchen Mellow Mushroom Burrito Gallery

Publix Cooking School Sahara Café & Bar Foley & Lardner Daily’s

Spohrer & Dodd Beer Aficionado Location Triviapalooza – at 9 p.m.

Angry Orchard Strongbow

Special Event

BREWERS Guinness Intuition Lagunitas New Belgium

BREWERS

Crispin Hydration Station

UPPER LEVEL Boston Beer Peroni Terrapin 21st Amendment

Bells Sierra Nevada

RESTAURANTS & SPONSOR BOOTHS Tijuana Flats Heavenly Chocolate Hero’s Eatery

Blackfinn Beer Camp Across America

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ENTERTAINMENT

AUSTIN PARK

Austin Park is a modern pop country rock band from Jacksonville, formed by singer/ songwriter Jeff Congo and drummer Tim Crawford. Whether performing at festivals, clubs or corporate events, or as direct support for a major act, the audience can expect a high energy, interactive experience they are sure to engage in to build lasting memories! Since forming in 2005, the band has performed over 1,000 shows, performing in venues like Tootsies Word Famous Orchid Lounge in Nashville, The Jacksonville Landing in Jacksonville and GTMO - Guantanamo Bay and has provided direct support for a list of national recording artists. After signing with Grey Area Management in 2013, a mid-summer trip performing a showcase at the Tootsies Word Famous Orchid Lounge in Nashville proved a worthwhile trip. Shortly after, the band signed with ZOD Lounge Productions and began working with many well-known Nashville songwriters such as Scott Fairclough (Lifehouse), Jeffrey East (Dierks Bentley), Kevin Terry (Martina McBride), and Eliot Sloan (Blessed Union of Souls), on their debut CD. Their lead-off song, titled “Life in Dixie” (Congo, Faircloth), gained major radio airplay on Georgia’s Z94.5 FM. Their follow-up single, “12 Ticks to Midnight,” can also be heard spinning on Jacksonville’s 99.1 FM WQIK.

J Collins

J Collins is a fan based, national country rock artist whose lyrics pay homage to the working class hero. He is a rising star who possesses an inherent ability to capture an audience through his powerful stage presence. Jay’s lively and engaging performances keep the crowds longing for more. The Collins’ “showmanship” has been compared to a range of legendary stars from “The Rolling Stones, to Elvis Presley”Jay is an accomplished writer, producer, publisher and singer whose heart and soul convey the passionate entertainer that burns within him. With Collins’ self-penned début, EP behind him and his new CD “Come Get Some” available, Collins demonstrates an authentic musician that puts his spirit to rhythm, his heart to words, and his humanity to harmony. With one hand in the past and the other reaching towards the future, Collins is quickly making his mark as an artist who reaches into the heart of the world.

TJ Ward

TJ has been a favorite on the music scene in Jacksonville and St. Augustine for years, both as a drummer, a singer/songwriter and host. He hosts a songwriters night on Monday nights at the British Pub in St. Augustine, as well as playing many other venues in Jacksonville and St. Augustine as drummer in A1A North, leading his newly formed band, TJ and the Big Guns, solo gigs and hosting open mic nights. He is admired as a songwriter and muscian and enjoyed as an engaging, fun loving host that gets the crowd going and has them begging for more. 622

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DJ E.L.

DJ E.L. began training to be a Radio DJ in 1994, at a H.S. radio station (WKPW-FM). He attended Vincennes University for broadcasting, in 1995. That’s where a friend showed DJ E.L. how to blend, mix, & scratch vinyl. The destination for Spring Break 1996 was Jacksonville, Florida. That was the moment DJ E.L. chose to make DJing more than just a hobby. DJ E.L. has had the honor to share the stage with a wide variety of performers & artists, such as: Bill Murray, O.A.R, The Band Perry, Darius Rucker, Charlie Walker, Travie McCoy, Steve Azar, Magic, Split Tone, Sky Blu (formerly of LMFAO) DJ Enferno (Madonna’s Tour DJ), Aaron Lewis, and many more. As you can see from the artists mentioned, DJ E.L. is a multi-genre entertainer.


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CUISINE

Two Thumbs Up How Good Food Should Taste

Garlic Shrimp

Succulent shrimp in a lemony butter garlic sauce, served sizzling in a cast iron skillet $14.

Palm Valley Outdoors Bar & Grill Article by Monica Stouder Photos by Monica Lea Imagery: MonicaLea.com

the facts When: Tuesday Evening Price: $6 to $35 Contact: (904) 834-7504

A fresh fare fork stop, Palm Valley Outdoors Bar & Grill, is opening its doors on May 1. This historic Palm Valley spot since 1946 has given its fishing and food concept a fabulous facelift. And no fancy, schmancy pretenses here you can get a gorgeous gourmet bite (and brew) in flip flops! Located under the 210 Bridge, PVOBG has the unassuming façade of a bait and tackle store – but step to the back of the building and experience some amazing eats from one incredible kitchen brigade! Chef prepared dishes drizzled with tarragon cream sauces, risotto made with real Monchego cheese, and deliciously detailed side dishes made with house spices make this new spot completely spoonable in my book!

For an additional treat, get there at dusk for one spectacular sunset water view.

Give PVOBG some leeway for potential growing pains on their first day out as I feel they will be inundated with cuisine-curious customers. But make sure you give this outstanding spot a try, take in the view, and brandish the flip flops with pride; or just kick back with a beer and watch the boats sail by. It doesn’t matter if you eat or imbibe at PVOBG just Local ownership is onsite, service is friendly, make sure you head under the 210 bridge for your and there is plenty of seating indoors and out. next amazing bite!

BUZZworthy Note: Happy Hour is every day from 4 to 7 p.m. Half off appetizers are one day a week and live music on designated days. Food ‘To Go’ hours are Thursday – Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. PVOBG also has water activities to dive into! This great one-stop shop for a fun-filled day has a boat ramp, guided fishing and eco tours for adults and children, kayak and stand up paddleboard rentals, and periodic fishing seminars.

menu sample

Crab Cakes

Bold flavors in this duo of delicious in this crustaceanpacked bite served with a cilantro aioli only $9.

Filet Oscar

2 filets placed on a pillow of Yukon Gold mash drizzled with a tarragon béarnaise cream and topped with lumped crab. Served with brandy-blistered beans and cherry tomato for $32.

Cookies and Cream

2 large soft-baked cookies cradle a scoop of ice cream served with brandied bananas and a macerated berry compote only $7.

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CUISINE

GRAB A BITE Restaurant Orsay RestuarantOrsay.com

Do you want to dine like a Parisian? Drop in at Restaurant Orsay, a delicious spot with seasonal French food and creative cocktails. Try escargots or enjoy a French twist on Southern food. Fionn MacCool’s

Fionnmacs.com

There is nothing like a genuine Irish pub experience. Fionn MacCool’s creates that experience right here on the First Coast with a warm welcome, friendly staff, great food, and the perfect pint of Guinness. Bazille

Restaurants.Nordstrom.com

Head to Bazille for a casual yet classy atmosphere featuring bistro cuisine and a full bar. Enjoy fresh salads, specialty entrées, signature cocktails, a wine list, and house-made desserts. Hoby’s Honey & General Store Facebook.com/ProducingEdibles

Hoby’s is your local culinary general store. The focus is on Americana foods and handmade products. Raw honey and honeycomb, jams and jellies, local soaps and candles, and Hyppo popsicles are available. Open every day 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

PERSONAL CHEF TOMMY MCDONOUGH FLAVOR PALETTE

cheftommy@flavorpalettepvb.com Interview by Monica Stouder

An infusion specialist of both pickling preserves and great cuisine, Chef Tommy McDonough of the Flavor Palette in Ponte Vedra is not your average culinarian. We were able to get a moment to learn more about this masterful foodies’ fun and fabulous fare! BUZZ: How did you receive your training to become a chef?

TM: I went to The Restaurant School

in Philadelphia, but mainly the school of hard knocks.

BUZZ: What cuisines influence your style of cooking?

TM: Very diverse international (Asian, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, North African, South American, and good old comfort food). BUZZ: What sets your restaurant

apart from others within your food style, and in the local area?

TM: My big, bold international

flavors catering to all palettes from adventurous to particular at affordable prices. We are a scratch kitchen even making our gelatos without preservatives.

BUZZ:

What is your most memorable kitchen experience?

TM: Cooking for Will Smith and

BUZZ: Do you have a specialty

dish that your family and friends always want you to make?

TM: Cashew Ganache Tart. BUZZ: If you could have your own cooking show what would you name it? TM: Dare to be Different! Favorite kitchen tool: My Wusthof Santoku Knife.

Favorite dish to prepare: Lamb tagine.

Favorite celebrity chef(s): Anthony Bourdain, Marcus Samuelson, Jose Graces, Michael Solomonov, David Chang, and Jose Andres.

Hobbies outside of the kitchen: Nature hiking with my family. Being a history and science geek!

Jazzy Jeff.

RECIPE BOX

Preserved Lemons Pickle/ Marinade

INGREDIENTS 25 lemons+

DIRECTIONS

Cut an X in all the lemons from top to bottom going 90 percent through. As you do this with each lemon, squeeze out the juice in 1-quart bowl. Get a 6-quart 1 cup sugar cambro ready. Put 2 Tbls of salt into center of each 4 cinnamon sticks lemon then place into container. Mix the remainder of 12 cloves ingredients with lemon juice until fully incorporated 1/4 coriander seeds then pour over top of sliced lemons until they are completely covered with mixture. Cover tightly then 15 peppercorns marinade for at least one month before use. 5 bay leaves 3 cups sea salt

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KIDS

KIDS PICKS May 4 MAY THE 4TH BE WITH ZOO

Jacksonville Zoo jacksonvillezoo.org/maythefourth

Join the force (and the Zoo) for an epic Star Wars day! Animals will receive out-of-this-galaxy themed enrichment all day. Guests are encouraged to dress as their favorite Rebel or Empire characters. You might even see a few stormtroopers patrolling the Zoo!

May 13

May 7 MOCA FAMILY DAY

MOCA Jacksonville MOCAJacksonville.UNF.edu

Celebrate the end of the school year and the final week of two fantastic featured exhibitions. Take advantage of this opportunity to see “In Living Color” and “Time Zones.” Learn about the printmaking process in “Rock Paper Scissors.” Create your own mixed-media “bundles” inspired by Shinique Smith’s Project Atrium installation. Learn how MOCA educators use tactile objects to explain artworks to children and play in the hands-on learning area!

May 22

DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD LIVE

Florida Theatre FloridaTheatre.com

The legacy of the beloved “Mister Rogers” lives on with the hit television series, “Daniel Tiger’s CITY OF JACKSONVILLE Neighborhood.” Now, Daniel and BEACH MOONLIGHT MOVIE: his friends are hopping aboard INSIDE OUT Trolley to delight live audiences Seawalk Pavilion JacksonvilleBeach.org with “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live!” Donning his iconic red Outdoor movies under the sweater, Daniel takes the audience stars combine the sound of on an interactive musical adventure the ocean, a sea breeze, the company of family and friends, the entertainment of your to explore the vibrant world of favorite film, and a night to remember. Arrive early for the their much-loved Neighborhood best seats. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and visit of Make-Believe, sharing stories of friendship, helping others, and our popcorn/candy/beverage vendor. celebrating new experiences.

What’s Happening at WJCT! By Robin Warren, WJCT Education Outreach Coordinator

WJCT ANNOUNCES LOCAL WINNERS OF PBS KIDS WRITERS CONTEST Top Winners Advance to the People Choice Award level of Contest

WJCT is proud to announce the local winners of the 2016 PBS KIDS Writers Contest. Be sure to visit WJCT.org/WritersContest to read all the fantastic stories.

Today, WJCT is proud to announce the local winners of the 2016 PBS KIDS Writers Contest. The first place winners in grades K-3 advanced to the People’s Choice level of the contest. Over 100 creative entries were received from local children, and 16 winners were chosen for first place, second place, third place, and fourth place. All remaining participants received honorable mention recognitions:

1ST PLACE WINNERS: Myka Das (K), Alex Pisacane (1ST), Chloe Labrie (2ND), Erika Yael Bennette (3RD) 2ND PLACE WINNERS: Niya Shah (K), AIDEN DEVONALD (1ST), Abigail Evans (2ND), Sabrina Smith (3RD) 3RD PLACE WINNERS: Luci Delee (K), Sophia Albaugh (1ST), Charlotte Joseph (2ND), Kaileah Kelly (3RD) 4TH PLACE WINNERS: Kelly Lilah (K), NISHI SHAH (1ST), Olivia Rykowski (2ND), Alexiya Cole Downer (3RD) ALL OTHER PARTICIPANTS RECEIVED HONORABLE MENTIONS “Every year WJCT is a proud participant in the annual PBS KIDS Writers Contest because it underscores our commitment to the success of children from the First Coast and surrounding areas,” said Stan Cleiland, Vice President Community Relations & Strategic Communications, WJCT. “WJCT wishes the winners advancing to the People’s Choice contest the best of luck, and celebrates all of the talented First Coast and surrounding area children who entered this year’s WJCT contest.” People’s Choice winners will be announced mid-May on WJCT.org/WritersContest.

Join us Sunday, May 22 as WJCT, The Jacksonville Zoo, and The Florida Theatre presents Daniel Tiger-Live! at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Visit FloridaTheratre.com to get your tickets!

Daniel Tiger-LIVE! “Won’t you be my neighbor?” The legacy of the beloved “Mister Rogers Neighborhood” lives on with the hit television series, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, from the Fred Rogers Company and PBS KIDS. Daniel and his friends are hopping aboard the trolley to come to Jacksonville on May 22 to delight audiences with Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood-LIVE! Donning his familiar red sweater, Daniel takes the entire family on an interactive musical adventure as he and his friends explore the vibrant world of their much-loved neighborhood. This live theatrical production filled with singing, dancing, and laughter will warm the hearts of multiple generations! Tickets available at FloridaTheatre.com. MAY 2016 • iwantaBUZZ.com

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THE ARTS

Arts in May

PLAYS, EXHIBITS & ARTIST VSA FESTIVAL

May 3-6

Cummer Museum and Gardens • CummerMuseum.org

The annual VSA (Very Special Arts) Festival invites Jacksonville-area students with disabilities to visit the Cummer Museum for a chance to experience art through all of their senses. Over the course of four days, nearly 1,800 children, 700 teachers and chaperones, and 1,300 volunteers view the galleries, music in the Gardens, and art-making activities.

Kenneth Balsar Kenneth Balser was raised on the farmland of Northeast Ohio. Drawing from an early age, he showed an appreciation for his surroundings. After school, he drifted across the south from Texas to Florida. Settling in Jacksonville, he got involved in the local art scene.His mediums range from the softness of pastel to the strength of steel. Currently, he is using upcycled steel to recreate items found in nature. He also has a wide array of still life and landscape work in both oils and pastels. Kenneth has been entering shows since 1996. He’s been a constant fixture on the Artwalk since 2004. He’s shown with the St. Augustine Art Association, the Florida Museum of Art in Deland, and numerous locations around Jacksonville. He has been a member of the Art Center Co-op since 2006. Currently his work can be seen at the Art Center in the Jacksonville Landing.

MAMA MIA

BLITHE SPIRIT

May 4 - June 5

Alhambra Dinner Theatre • AlhambraJax.com

This Broadway comedy follows the tale of socialite and novelist, Charles Condomine, who invites an eccentric medium and clairvoyant to his house to conduct a séance, hoping to gather material for his next book. The scheme backfires when he is haunted by the ghost of his annoying first wife who attempts to disrupt his second marriage.

THIRD THURSDAY TOUR: SHINIQUE SMITH

By: Josh Henderson

May 19

CATCH THEM LIVE: MAY 6-7

MOCA Jacksonville • MOCAJacksonville.UNF.edu

Learn about the evolution of Shinique Smith’s signature bundles of tied clothing that hang in her Project Atrium installation, “Quickening.” Vibrant and materially inventive, Shinique Smith’s bundles of tied clothing hang against Japanese calligraphy and mirrored surfaces mixed with fabric, paint, found objects, and used clothing.

at Times Union Center

Get your tickets for “Mamma Mia,” presented by the FSCJ Artist Series. Enjoy the enchanting tale of love, laughter, and friendship. I spoke with Andrew Tebo, who plays Harry.

Artist Name 100 words

BUZZ: Why did you audition for “Mamma Mia”? AT: The history of “Mamma Mia” is pretty amazing.

The show was on Broadway for 15 years, and it’s a very popular show. When I went in for the audition, I was just going in hoping to get seen by the Broadway creatives, and it ended up working out to my favor. I got casted! It has really been a pleasure ever since I’ve been in the production. Website or contact

BUZZ: What’s special about this production? AT: For anyone in the audience, there’s a character that they’re going to relate to. Whether it’s

a mother, daughter or father, you’re going to find something that connects with you. So, there are several different essences in the show that will resonate with each and every person. That’s why I think it has had such longevity, because the whole family can come see the show and really connect.

BUZZ: What are some of your favorite things about your character Harry? AT: Harry Bright is an English banker. He’s one of the three suspected fathers, so he comes back to Greece

to live in his old glory days. He was this old, kind of wild guy, but now he’s this very successful business banker, and he’s settled down. I think it’s a lot of fun to come back and relive those glory days every night, because it’s quite a little arc of the story where this uptight guy shows up, and by the end of the show he’s dancing and having a blast.

JACKSONVILLE JAZZ FESTIVAL

May 27-29

Downtown Jacksonville • JacksonvilleJazzFest.com

Experience the sounds of Snarky Puppy, Jon Batiste & Stay Human, Yellowjackets, and more during Memorial Day weekend. Enjoy three stages of live entertainment, local food, drinks, shopping, and more. For over 30 years, the Jazz Fest has become one of the largest jazz festivals in the country offering a fun and vibrant street festival atmosphere. MAY 2016 • iwantaBUZZ.com

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THE PLAYERS

KEEPS GETTING BETTER

MAY 10-15 TPC Sawgrass

Food Court

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NEW IN 2016:

The Players:

THE SHOP AT 18 FAIRWAY

ENTERTAINMENT AND FOOD

Located between 16 and 18 fairway, adjacent to Patriots’ Outpost, THE SHOP at 18 Fairway is a 3,000 square foot merchandise tent – open to the public – offering some of the top brands in golf. Preferred price tickets are $75 for Tuesday and Wednesday, $100 for Thursday, $125 for Friday, $125 for Saturday, and $100 for Sunday.

THE PLAYERS CLUB

A private hospitality and hosting experience with private space on-site in the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse, on 17 tee and 18 green. This venue is like no other venue on course or in the sport. This high-end, all-inclusive venue includes: food from top chefs in the country, top-shelf cocktails prepared by award-winning bartenders, an exclusive selection of Players’ gear in the transformed golf shop, exquisite views on course of 17 tee and 18 green, and a $500 merchandise gift card.

MD ANDERSON PUBLIC SKIN CANCER SCREENINGS

Free MD Anderson Public Skin Cancer Screenings located behind 17 tee adjacent to the Baptist Health First Aid tent and MD Anderson Strike Through Cancer Wall.

DINING AT THE PLAYERS

Since its beginning in 1974, The Players Championship has always been one of the most highly anticipated yearly events of the PGA Tour. The championship draws thousands of visitors in attendance each year, which brings the need for many activities, food, and fun to satisfy the needs of all. In 2016, The Players will have many activities, events, and vendors to accommodate needs of all visitors.

THE PLACES TO BE

For several years, fans at The Players have enjoyed the addition of several new social venues, giving them a chance to cool off in the shade, grab a drink, relax with friends or watch the tournament on large LED video boards. In 2014, The Players introduced three exciting new venues for fan and family entertainment: Tacos on 12, Trucks on 10, and the Blue Room VIP Lounge presented by Michelob ULTRA.

THE PLAYERS is featuring menus from some of Jacksonville’s favorite restaurants. See Taste of JAX features below. Wine & Dine on 9 is hosted by Vernon’s, Sawgrass Marriott’s signature restaurant, and features high-end varietals from William Hill Estate Wine. Fans can also indulge in tasty selections in the Food Court. The Players will feature “Trucks on 10,” an outdoor dining area where spectators can purchase food from local food truck vendors, including Mystery Melt, Catullo’s Italian, Mama’s Food, Up in Smoke BBQ, Pounders Burgers, and Cely’s Filipino Food.

BLUE ROOM VIP LOUNGE PRESENTED BY MICHELOB ULTRA

Located between Stadium Village and 10 tee, this ticketed venue includes all-inclusive beverages (beer, wine, soda and water), air-conditioning, and entertainment. Preferred price tickets are Tuesday and Wednesday - $75, Thursday - $100, Friday - $125, Saturday - $125, and Sunday - $100.

ocated to the left of the Nicklaus Gate entrance, there are plenty of great local restaurants to choose from in the Food Court. With shaded seating, everyone can grab a bite to eat or meet up for a family picnic. Restaurants featured in the Food Court include: •Brucci’s Pizza – You’ll find authentic Italian here; owned by the son of Italian immigrants, Brucci’s dishes were born from traditional recipes. •Bono’s Pit Bar-B-Q – From St. Louis style ribs to Louisiana po-boys, Bono’s will satisfy any BBQ craving. •Firehouse Subs – Founded a nd based in Jacksonville, this sandwich shop serves the best meats, cheeses, and toppings around. •MShack – Located in Atlantic Beach and St. Johns Town Center, this Jacksonville burger joint uses all-natural, hormone-free beef, ground fresh daily. Don’t forget about the all-beef hotdogs, handcut fries, and delicious milkshakes. •Tropical Smoothie Café – Bold, flavorful smoothies, wraps, sandwiches, flatbreads, and salads with high-quality ingredients and fresh produce fill the menu.

TASTE OF JAX >> RESTAURANTS INCLUDE: Located between 11 green and 12 tee, this public venue offers flavors from local, favorite restaurants, a Bacardi® openair bar, permanent restrooms, and video boards to keep up with the tournament. In 2016, Taste of JAX will expand the patio, offer more seating and add three new local restaurants.

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Mojo’s Kitchen

Pele’s Wood Fire

Trasca & Co Eatery

French and Southern fusion utilizing fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

With several locations, this Jacksonville chain brings barbeque specialties from all over the country giving them a Mojo spin.

Modern Italian-American cuisine where pizza is the signature dish, but that’s not all that’s on the menu.

This one-of-a-kind vintage neighborhood eatery specializes in hand-crafted Italian-inspired sandwiches.

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AROUND TOWN

Catchin a BUZZ MIXOLOGY

Butterfinger Martini

MARIELA GROSHELL, CO-OWNER Co-owner

OCEAN 60

Interview by Monica Stouder

What is unique about your bar area? We were one of Jacksonville’s original Martini Bar started in 2003. In addition, we have two bars in one establishment. The Main Dining Room is an intimate 10 seat bar for an up close and personal feel with our bartenders. The Martini Room Bar is more like a neighborhood bar with an “everyone knows your name” feel! When is Happy Hour? Monday-Saturday from 5 - 7 p.m. What kind of weekly drink specials do you all offer? We have Half Price Martinis, and $5 House Chardonnay and Cabernet with our Happy Hour. We have the same special all evening on Wednesdays for our Ladies Night.

What do you want more people to know about your business? Although Ocean 60 is celebrating 15 years at Atlantic Beach this year, a lot of people still don’t know who we are or where we are. We would love for more people to know about Ocean 60 as well as know that we are a “from scratch” kitchen. The Chef and team work very hard to make sure everything is made from scratch, fish is ordered daily, and everything we prepare is hand-selected. We love being creative, but keeping the integrity and quality to the upmost standards. Do you serve any local liquors or brews? We carry various local options and specifically have dedicated one area to serve local brew from Engine 15.

Ingredients Vanilla vodka, Butterscotch schnapps, white and dark Godiva liqueur and cream. Finished with a Butterfinger rim

Ocean 60 Martini Room Bar

60 Ocean Blvd, Atlantic Beach Ph # 904-247-0060 Ocean60.com

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT MOSH: Darwin & Dinosaurs at MOSH By Kristi Taylor

See Ava - New Species of Dinosaur in the D&D Exhibit!

Get ready Jacksonville, Darwin & Dinosaurs is coming to MOSH. This compelling, cutting-edge exhibit focuses on evolution and the life of Charles Darwin. With full-size dinosaur skeletons, scientific instruments, original letters, and first editions of Darwin’s main works (including On the Origin of Species, 1859), the exhibit is both visually rich and deeply educational. Highly interactive, Darwin & Dinosaurs features large touchscreen tablets that allow visitors to explore the history and science of Darwin’s work, and a giant game wall up to 12 feet wide and 7 feet high where visitors can play Hungry Birds — a game designed especially for Darwin & Dinosaurs that demonstrates the principle of micro-evolution.

MOSH has a summer of activities planned to complement the exhibit including summer camps, a Little Learners program and a special edition of MOSH After Dark. And, if you want to get unlimited access to Darwin & Dinosaurs, become a Member by calling 904-396-MOSH (6674), ext. 234.

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MAY 20

prESEnTEd by

2016

$5,000 prize pool

TRIVIA PALOOZA one-night trivia contest Veterans Memorial Arena

Held at the Craft & Import Beer Festival First come, first serve • Age 21+

sample at Beer Fest from 7:30-9 p.m.

Trivia contest starts at 9 p.m.

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MUSIC

R. KELLY

STORY BEHIND THE MUSIC:

R. Kelly is an American recording artist, songwriter, record producer, and former professional basketball player. A native of Chicago, Illinois, often referred to as the King of R&B, Kelly began performing during the late 1980s and debuted in 1992 with the group, Public Announcement. Afterwards, Kelly went on to pursue a solo career, releasing his critically acclaimed freshman album, “12 Play” which included hit singles such as “Bump N’ Grind” and “Your Body’s Callin.” R. Kelly has written, produced, and mixed songs and albums for many artists, including Aaliyah’s 1994 debut album, “Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number.” In 1996, Kelly was nominated for a Grammy for writing Michael Jackson’s song, “You Are Not Alone.” In 2002 and 2004, Kelly released collaboration albums with rapper, Jay-Z, and has been a guest vocalist for other hiphop artists like Nas, Sean Combs, and the Notorious B.I.G. Kelly is considered to be one of the most successful R&B artists of the last 25 years. He is also one of the best-selling music artists in the United States with over 30 million albums sold. He is the fifth black artist to enter the Top 50 of the same list. Rolling Stone called him, “arguably the most important R&B figure of the 1990s and 2000s.” R. Kelly has released 12 solo studio albums and has sold over 40 million albums worldwide, making him specifically the most successful R&B male artist in the 1990s as well as one of the best overall.

CATCH HIM LIVE: May 26 at the Veterans Memorial Arena WEBSITE: JaxEvents.com

STORY BEHIND THE MUSIC:

THE 1975

Breakthrough British alternative art-pop band, The 1975, have announced that they will embark on a North American headline tour in support of their much-anticipated sophomore album, “I Like It When You Sleep, or You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It.” They have released four EPs, while their self-titled debut album was released in September of 2013 through Dirty Hit and Polydor. The album debuted at No. 1 in the UK Albums Chart just days after its release. Their second album, “I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It,” was released worldwide in February of 2016, and debuted at No. 1 in the UK Albums Chart and the U.S. Billboard 200.

When first debuting in 2012 with their EP, “Faced Down,” the band’s eclectic style was the first of its kind. Their musical sound is described as, “the dark and youthful themes of love, and fear with ethereal alternative-rock music.” Their music draws influences from the styles of D’Angelo, Roberta Flack, Boards of Canada, and Sigur Rós as inspirations. On their 2016 tour, The 1975 brings a new sound and performance style to their already praised and beloved set.

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MUSIC

Music Locale

FEATURED ARTISTS & MUSIC

THE FRONT BOTTOMS

May 11 Mavericks at the Landing • MavericksAtTheLanding.com

The Front Bottoms are an American indie rock band that originated in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey. Their music is a blend of pop, rock, and punk influences accompanied by witty lyrics that offer a slightly surreal perspective on the world around them. Within a sold-out UK tour and three album releases under their belt, it is safe to say that The Front Bottoms are here to stay.

NIGHT RANGER

May 20 Ponte Vedra Concert Hall • PVConcertHall.com

For more than 30 years, Night Ranger has been rocking and rolling all over the world. They have sold more than 17 million albums, including their 1983 multi-platinum album “Midnight Madness” which features the smash hits “Sister Christian,” “When You Close Your Eyes,” and many more classic rock hits.

Formed in 2005 in Oxford, England, the band, Foals has released four studio albums, one video album, six EPs, and 19 singles. Foals is made up of Yannis Philippakis, Jack Bevan, Jimmy Smith, Walter Gervers, and Edwin Congreave. They have performed worldwide at renowned festivals such as Coachella and Roskilde.

SALT-N-PEPA

May 21 St. Augustine Amphitheatre • StAugAmphitheatre.com

Grammy award winning hip-hop group Salt-N-Pepa formed in 1985 and was one of the first all-female rap groups. The group has made five studio albums together, and has won a variety of different music awards throughout their careers. With classic chart topping megahits such as “Push It” and “Supersonic,” the duo has stamped their mark on the entire music industry.

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FOALS

May 19 The Florida Theatre • FloridaTheatre.com


SPORTS & HEALTH

SPORTS PICK S

May 7

ARMADA FC VS. RAYO OKC

Community First Park ArmadaFC.com

Enjoy the exciting action as our talented North American Soccer League club players dominate the pitch. The Rayo OKC have proven to be tough competition, but the Armada plays to win. Sport your blue, white and gold on game day!

May 14-18 JACKSONVILLE SUNS VS. MONTGOMERY

Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville JaxSuns.com

Root for your hometown team as they face-off against the Montgomery Biscuits! With promotions, entertainers, post-game concerts, firework shows, and a kid’s playground, there is fun for the whole family. Enjoy the friendly Southpaw and the talented Sunbeam cheerleaders too.

GAME FACE

JACKSONVILLE SHARKS VS. PORTLAND

Veterans Memorial Arena JaxSharks.com

Show your support for Jacksonville’s arena football team as they take on the Portland Steel. The Sharks are fourthtime South Division and ArenaBowl XXIV champions in this fast-paced game! With a military appreciation night theme, enjoy the exciting game, friendly Chum the mascot and the talented Shark Attack dance team.

May 30 MEMORIAL DAY 5K

Orange Park 1stPlaceSports.com

Sponsored by the Florida Striders Track Club, participate in the Memorial Day 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run. This race benefits local school run and walk programs. After the race, watch the award ceremony where the top three overall, top master male and female, and age group winners will be announced.

BRENT MARTINEAU

Sports Director at

Local Athletes of Jacksonville Avery Romero

May 21

Jacksonville Suns<Second Baseman

The St. Augustine native is getting the chance to play pro baseball in his hometown. Romero played his high school baseball at Pedro Menendez and has spent the last five years in the minor leagues. He hopes to have a big year playing second baseman for the Suns.

Luke Del Rio

Florida Gators<Quarterback

The Florida Gators quarterback had an impressive spring game, and has a real chance to be the starting quarterback for the Gators in the 2016 season. The son of former Jags coach, Jack Del Rio is in his third different college football program, but it looks like he’s found a home in Gainesville.

Hunter Barco

Bolles<Pitcher

The left-handed pitcher is opening eyes around the area and all over the country. Barco is just a freshman for Bolles, but already has verbally committed to play college baseball at Virginia. Barco helped lead the top ranked Bulldogs past Trinity Christian in April.

Matt Fondy

Jacksonville Armada<Forward

One of the many newcomers for the Jacksonville Armada, Fondy is a forward who has experience in the MLS and USL. Last year, he led Louisville and the USL in goals with 22. Fondy will play a key role in the success of the local soccer franchise. MAY 2016 • iwantaBUZZ.com

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SUDOKU

YOUR LEGAL

CORNER ASK THE ATTORNEY MAY HOROSCOPE

Written by Kyle, Astrologer Extraordinaire

Aries (March 21- April 19) Looks like someone at the office has been checking you out lately. Play it safe and you’re just another bore. Ask them out to see where things lead and in a month or so, you could be just another mistake who has a one-night stand. It would just be easier if no one at your office looked at you. Taurus (April 20 – May 20) There’s been friction with the mate the past few months. Hard to have a good time with all that frustration. Well it’s your birthday month, so hopefully your mate doesn’t ruin it. If they do, throw them out with their crappy gift. Gemini (May 21 – June 21) Drama, drama…drama. Not looking good for you this month. Stupid stuff is going to get blown out of proportion. Times like this means you have no chance for any love in your life. Not only do you have to deal with that, but you’ll be dealing with it by yourself. Cancer (June 22 – July 22) Just because your life and career are going well, doesn’t mean your love life is. Actually it stinks, and it ain’t getting better anytime soon. So I would put your efforts into your hobbies, social life, etc. No reason to save money for a date with none in your future. Leo (July 23 – August 22) When it comes to relationships this month the world is your personal buffet. If you like what you have, go back for seconds. If it isn’t your taste, leave it under the heat lamp for someone else to grab and move onto someone else. You are bound to find something tasty. Virgo (August 23 – September 22) You are going to have to go outside of your safety zone this month to find love. People and places you wouldn’t normally entertain are going to be your goldmine. So grab your pick ax and go find a nugget.

Libra (September 23 – October 22) It’s time to make a change. Maybe some new clothes, new hairstyle, etc. Nothing overly drastic, but a change is needed if you are going to start turning some heads. Still be you, but different. The old you isn’t working. Scorpio (October 23 – November 21) The online profile hasn’t been working for ya, huh? Maybe the picture of your family dog is throwing people off. This is your window to other desperate people. Get something good or fake up there, or just keep having no page views. Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21) Know that person who always flirts with you at the office or the bar? Forget them. They are doing it with everyone else, because they need attention and you keep giving it to them. Go find someone who is awkwardly shy around you. Then you don’t have to worry about competing with others. Capricorn (December 22 – January 19) Instead of telling people to always, “friend me on Facebook,” because you think you have a cool page, why don’t you just try talking to them while they are standing in front of you? I know you look really cool in the pictures on your profile, but no one wants to date an electronic picture of you. Aquarius (January 20 – February 18) Romance returns (finally)! Can’t remember the last time you wanted to go out all dressed up because you felt ugly? Well this month you will see a different you in the mirror. Throw on that outfit, take to the social scene, and see what you can strum up. Pisces (February 19 – March 20) Looks like you are heading into a wishy-washy relationship this month. It won’t be any fun. It will be absolute blah. But you are going to do nothing about it, because this is your best option.

John Miller

Rock Solid Business Law, PLLC 484 Osceola Ave. Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

RockSolidBusinessLaw.com John@rocksolidbusinesslaw.com (904) 241-1113

What is your area of law? Business General Counsel, Estate Planning, Real Estate Transactions and probate.

How long have you practiced law? 31 years.

How do you stay connected to the Jacksonville community? Are you involved in any local organizations? Jacksonville Chamber Jacksonville Bar Association Beaches Business Association Ponte Vedra Professional Networking Group Palms Presbyterian Church Beaches History Museum Beaches Hospitality Network.

How did you choose your area of law? I love to help people grow their business, share their love for their families, protect their estate, and buy and sell their homes in Florida.

What is your greatest accomplishment as an attorney? Changing people’s minds about what a lawyer can be, one client at a time. I was also named Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, Beaches Division Small Business Leader for the Year 2016.

Why do you enjoy practicing law? I love being at a place in my practice where everybody who leaves my office has had their life improved, whether they have bought or sold a house, planned their estate, or improved their business. I love to help people excel. The information presented herein reflects only the opinion of the author and not iwantaBUZZ Entertainment Magazine, it’s owner, or publisher. All information in iwantaBUZZ Entertainment Magazine is for educational purposes only. It is not a substitute for any advice given to you by your lawyer.

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