The 2013 Jacksonville Jazz Festival poster
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 Veterans Memorial Arena
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.
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.
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.
Moe’s Southwest Grill Classic announces return to EverBank Field
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.
Another great event annouced for EverBank Field in February 2013
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.
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.
Jax Film Fest
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.

The USS Bataan: Site of 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.”
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.”

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