Blistur Competes for Main Stage at Planet Fest

Blistur Competes for Main Stage at Planet Fest
Blistur, Fernandina’s favorite rock band, is competing to play for a spot on the main stage at this year’s Planet Fest at Metropolitan Park, to be held on November 8, 2008.  This is Jacksonville, Florida’s largest concert of the year. Nationally known acts included in this year’s line-up are Rehab, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Puddle of Mudd, Shinedown and Hinder.

Beginning with a “Battle of the Bands” at Jack Rabbits on Hendricks Avenue, Blistur competed against 75 other bands and ten bands were chosen as finalists after being judged in categories including musicianship, stage presence, song writing and originality. Blistur scored a 95.44 total of 100 possible points putting them in second place.

A final competition, between the ten highest scoring bands, will be held at Freebird Live, in Jacksonville Beach on October 19, 2008. Blistur takes the stage at 9:00 pm and promises an outstanding show as they take aim at their spot to play the main stage at Metropolitan Park. All performances will be judged by employees of PlanetRadio to determine which of the ten will join the above line-up on the main stage.

Blistur is composed of three full-time professional musicians and they have been busy laying down tracks at Rusty Dog Studios for their upcoming EP including the songs “OK” and “Bloody Mary”; expect to hear both at Freebirds and at Plant Fest 9, no matter which stage they perform. This rockin’ trio completely sold out their three original production runs of their first full length CD, released in 2007, “Greatest Hits Volume II”. Their tight sound, original lyrics and professional musicianship has gained them over 30,000 myspace friends, who can’t all be wrong!
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Luau Nights

Luau Nights for Charity

Remax realty

The RE/Max Professional Group is sponsoring a fun evening of games, food, prizes and friendship for a very worthy cause. A $10.00 per person donation covers food, one beverage and one drawing ticket. Additional tickets, drawings, Bingo and beverages are available at the door. Proceeds to benefit Relay for Life, An American Cancer Society project. The location is provided by Woodside Homes. The Amelia Walk Clubhouse is just past North Hampton (off of the Island), watch for the balloons and signs.

Big Band Super Jam Grand Finale

Big Band Super Jam Grand Finale
Saturday, October 11 – 7:00 – 10:00 PM
Enjoy Swing, BeBop, Big Band and beyond at the St Peter’s Episcopal Church Courtyard

The Amelia Island All-Stars with Dr. Bill Prince, Multi instrumentalist;
Jamie Ousley, Bass; Michael Levine, Piano; Les DeMerle, Drums;
Bonnie Eisele, Vocals

The Harry Allen Quintet, with world-renowned Tenor Saxophone virtuoso swings, shouts & whispers and special guest Saxophonist, Jeff Rupert

The 19-Piece US Navy Big Band Southeast, traditional Big Band jazz at its best.

Who Needs a Boat?

Surf Fishing in Fernandina Beach

By: Jamie D.

Fishing here on Amelia Island is some of the best in all of Florida. Red bass, Trout, Drum, Whiting and Blues are all abundant and for the most part can be caught year round. But what does one do if you don‚Äôt have a boat? Well, if you’re one that dreams of fishing 24 hours a day and are currently boat-less, Amelia Island offers some great areas to fish from shore. Read more

Destination: Ft. George Inlet

Destination: Ft. George Inlet
If you travel south on the Intercostal waterway, approximately eight miles from the Nassau Sound you will find the next inlet, Ft. George inlet. This inlet is not navigable to the ocean as there are many sand bars and a fixed bridge between the intercostal waterway and the Atlantic Ocean. However, the approach to Ft. George inlet from the intercoastal is very easy to navigate and with deep water. Read more

Killer Bees on the High Seas

I recently came across an article that told of a story about swarms of bees traveling “offshore” near Florida’s east coast. The offshore part is what initially gained my attention. This is normally the one place in Florida, where year round, there are no insects flying or otherwise. Read more

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