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By Hill Crawford, DVI Intern

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German Oktoberfest banner

Oktoberfest is festival where beer flows freely, food is in abundance and spirits are high. The festivities begin in late September and run through the beginning of October.  This world-famous event has a rich history with its roots planted in the town of Munich, Germany. An average of six million people visit Germany each year to join in the festivities. It is said the same number of kegs are consumed by festival goers!

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Next Wednesday, at the third-annual Oktoberfest @ Art Walk, we’re excited to once again present Jacksonville’s version of this long-standing festival Downtown. Below, get schooled on the traditions of Oktoberfest and how we plan to “Art Walk” them up Oct. 7!

 

OPENING CEREMONIES

Germany: The mayor of Munich taps the first keg exclaiming, “O’zapft is!” (It is tapped!) This proclamation marks the start of the shenanigans, and everyone in the massive beer tents are immediately encouraged to quench their thirst with a frosty stein.

Oktoberfest @ Art Walk: This year, the tapping of the keg ceremony will be performed at 6 p.m. with Mayor Lenny Curry and members of Bold City Brewery. Host Curtis Dvorak, First Coast Living correspondent and former Jaxson de Ville mascot, is sure to get the party started in true Jacksonville style!

Munich Mayor tapping the first keg at Oktoberfest.

Mayor of Munich tapping the first keg at Oktoberfest.

THE MUSIC

Germany: Traditional Bavarian style music is a crowd favorite! Oompah is the tunes of choice for those that gather at Oktoberfest.

Oktoberfest @ Art Walk: A live Oompah band will grace the stage at Hemming Park. The Jacksonville Landing will also hosts traditional Oompah music with One Step Ahead of the Law Brass Band on the venue’s front steps!

 

THE OUTFITS

Germany: The traditional get-up for Oktoberfest is a dirndl (ladies) and lederhosen (gents). These garments have been worn every year since the festival’s beginning in the early 1800s. Remember ladies: the way you tie your dirndl matters! A dirndl tied to the left means your single, and a dirndl tied to the right means your married or in a relationship.

Oktoberfest @ Art Walk: Who doesn’t love to dress up? Oktoberfest @ Art Walk is a great excuse to join in the merriment and put on traditional Bavarian outfit. Dust off your dirndl or lederhosen, and make your way Downtown! Don’t be the only one without the proper partying attire.

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Traditional dirndl and lederhosen

DRINK

Germany: No Oktoberfest would be complete without beer! Kegs and kegs of beer. In Munich, the beer-drinking festivities continue for more than two weeks and, during this time, millions of beers are consumed. Munich has served the same style beers since the festival’s origin. All of these beers are brewed from six different breweries, and the kegs don’t stop flowing until the final day of Oktoberfest.

Oktoberfest @ Art Walk: There will be no exception to this tradition during Art Walk with an authentic biergarten stocked with an assortment of German-style beers from Bold City Brewery, Spaten, Tucher, Aardwof Brewery and more. Cheers! Or “prost” as those in Munich say! Don’t forget to BYOS (bring your own stein) to receive a $1 off.

 

FOOD

Germany: Oktoberfest is not only known for the plenty of beer, but also the assortment of foods: sausages, pretzels and pastries galore!

Oktoberfest @ Art Walk: The smells of  German foods are sure to excite your taste buds! Get ready to sink your teeth into authentic style cuisine from local restaurants and vendors. Plus, a VIP tent ($35 per person) will offer unlimited beers and food provided by Burrito Gallery next to Hemming Park’s main stage.

 

Oktoberfest @ Art Walk

Oktoberfest @ Art Walk

CARNIVAL 

Germany: Oktoberfest is home to drinking and merriment. However, it doesn’t stop with just food and drink! Carnival rides and games are also a part of the traditional festivities, as well as a kinderfest zone for the kids!

Oktoberfest @ Art Walk: Don’t worry – we haven’t forgotten about your little ones. Art Walk’s kinderfest zone hosts a pretzel-necklace making station and Imagination Playground. And the carnival zone will be open to all ages with fun for the whole family. Plus, The Landing will provide endless fun with a free pumpkin patch and hay rolling!

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Of course, we can’t forget about the ART in Art Walk! Hemming Park is always Art Walk headquarters, where dozens of artists to showcase their creations. Be sure to check out the abundance of local art in the park, on display down Laura Street, and inside our 50+ participating venues.

So make plans to grab a frosty stein and toast to great art, music and German culture, all wrapped into one fun-filled, extended Art Walk night. Check out the full details at www.iloveartwalk.com.

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Matthew Clark in a raw, available office space on the ninth floor of 100 North Laura.

Matthew Clark in a raw, available office space on the ninth floor of 100 North Laura.

 

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 DVI Updates

 

#ProstDTJax! Oktoberfest @ Art Walk returns Oct. 7
DVI is excited to present its third-annual Oktoberfest @ Art Walk, a benefit for Downtown’s signature event, First Wednesday Art Walk.Hosted by Curtis Dvorak (First Coast Living correspondent and former Jaxson de Ville mascot), make plans to grab a frosty stein and toast to great art, music and German culture, all wrapped into one fun-filled, extended Art Walk night Oct. 7, 5 – 10 p.m. Highlights include:

  • Tapping of the keg ceremony at 6 p.m. with Mayor Lenny Curry, Bold City Brewery and Curtis Dvorak
  • Authentic biergarten with a variety of German beers, plus $1 off beer if you bring your own stein (up to 16 ounces)
  • Two stages of Oompah bands: Dan Witucki & The Heimat Musikanten Band in Hemming Park and One Step Ahead of the Law Brass Band at The Jacksonville Landing
  • Kinderfest zone, carnival zone and Food Truck Village for all ages
  • Ticketed VIP tent ($35 per person) with unlimited beers and food provided by Burrito Gallery next to Hemming Park’s main stage
  • Kick off of Art Walk After Dark in The Elbow from 9 p.m. to late.
And more! Full details now available online at iloveartwalk.com. RSVP at the Facebook event.

 

Volunteers needed for Oktoberfest
Love #DTJax and cool perks? Volunteer with us Oct. 7 for Oktoberfest @ Art Walk! Tasks include selling beer, assisting with the carnival and kids’ areas, passing out fliers and more.

 
Join us for “The Elbow Social” every Thursday
Each week, “The Elbow Social” features extended happy hours and drink specials across 10+ venues, accompanied by live music and special programming. For a list of promotions – including exclusive discounts for Downtown employees – visit theelbowjax.com/social.

DVI recognized for social-media efforts
Last week, the Jacksonville Business Journal announced its 2015 BizTech Innovation Award winners. Of the 17 honorees, DVI was one of three local companies recognized for “Best Use of Social Media.” For more information on this recognition, read the official announcement. And remember, be sure to follow us (@DTJax) on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Also, don’t forget to tag all of your Downtown posts with #DTJax. Thanks for your support!

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Dr. Milton Russos was there for the first curtain call in 1966. Fifty years later, the founder of FSCJ’s Artist Series still doesn’t miss a show. As executive director, Russos and his team bring the best of Broadway to Jacksonville each season. On the cusp of his 50th year at the helm, Russos reflects on his time at FSCJ Artist Series and the organization’s impact on the River City – and Downtown – over the decades.

 

Dr. Milton Russos

Dr. Milton Russos

Congrats on 50 years of The Artist Series! How does it feel? 

Hard to believe it’s been 50 years. The years have flown by so quickly. I just see it as a personal sense of accomplishment.

How did the idea come about?

The Florida State College at Jacksonville (then known as Florida Junior College) opened in 1966 and the first president of the college called me to his office one day for a meeting. He had arrived about eight months before most of the staff, and he told me that there was a new theater (Civic Auditorium) by the river in Downtown Jacksonville. He did not feel it was getting much use. He said, “Put something together.”

At the time, I thought he was talking about putting together a program for students. In addition to my teaching responsibilities, I had also volunteered to help develop the college student activities program. Looking back, that meeting was in reality the start of the Artist Series.

Photo by: @tiffanyvhutto on Twitter

Photo by: @tiffanyvhutto on Twitter

The Series initially was very small and consisted of a few contemporary concert artists such as The Lettermen, Ramsey Lewis Trio, and Jay and the Americans. We had a classical chamber program and a line-up of celebrity speakers such as Vance Packard, Dr. Joyce Brothers and Vincent Price. It didn’t take long to figure out the Series had the potential to meet many of the community’s cultural needs.

By the mid-’70s, I was looking for programs that could help stabilize the Series, and the decision was made to begin a Broadway component. Our first Broadway presentation was Grease. The Broadway series began with just single-night performances, graduating to two performances, then split week (three to five show engagements) and eventually to full-week engagements.

Did you think it would last as long as it has?

In 1966, I was young, single and just out of graduate school. Fifty years was a long ways away and the furthest thing from my mind. Over the years, it became evident that the Series had staying power.

One of the first indicators was our first week-long engagement in 1986 of Cats.  We learned a lot, as we sold 25,000 tickets, and those were the days before we had computerized ticketing. Needless to say, we invested in ticketing software the following season.

The renovation of the Civic Auditorium into the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts in 1996-97 was critical, as it allowed us to schedule The Phantom of the Opera for a four-week engagement in 1999. There were a number of doubters, but I felt confident that Jacksonville would respond – just as many other cities across the country had responded. The 2007 presentation of Disney’s The Lion King, a six-week engagement, was a huge success and gave us confidence to not only continue with Broadway but to expand our other offerings. In 2009, Wicked arrived for a multiple-week engagement, followed by the Radio City Christmas Spectacular in 2010.  In 2012, Wicked returned for an encore and was joined by a three-week engagement of Jersey Boys. Last season, we presented one of Broadway’s major and current hits, The Book of Mormon.

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The Book of Mormon. Photo credit: @davidrises on Twitter

Looking back, any favorite shows? Explain why.

Les Miserables is a personal favorite. In this business, I learned a long time ago that you don’t have to like a show or a performer to present them. The important thing is will those who attend enjoy the performance? Nothing pleases me more than to see the audience leaving the performance smiling.

Can you share your fondest memory of the last 50 years? Any neat stories to tell?

There are probably too many memories to pick just one, but a memorable one was our first presentation of Hal Holbrook in his portrayal of Mark Twain in Mark Twain Tonight. I recall seeing him on stage for the first time. He was riveting in his portrayal of Twain. One of the unique things about Holbrook is that you had to financially settle the show with him personally. Seeing him backstage to settle the show, he never got out of character. I felt I was finalizing his payment with Mark Twain. After his performance, he would always want to go to dinner. Sometimes, those dinners would last for hours, which provided memories for the restaurant owners as well.

A packed theater waiting for the Artist Series show to begin. Photo by @moreartculture on Twitter

A packed theater waiting for FSCJ Artist Series show to begin. Photo by @moreartculture on Twitter

Why is supporting performing arts in Jacksonville so important?

The standard line is that the arts improve the quality of life. People attend because they enjoy seeing a specific artist or show. But the arts also stimulate creativity, help preserve our cultural heritage and expose audiences to other cultures.

What many may not realize is the arts also stimulate the local economy. The economic impact is substantial when a company of 75 performers and support staff arrive in Jacksonville for a week-long engagement. Hundreds of local individuals comprising of stagehands, ushers, ticket sellers and takers, parking attendants, security, janitorial staff and concession staff among many others are required to successfully present a show. Local businesses provide supplies and equipment, and hotels benefit from lodging they provide to visiting artists, support staff and out-of-town patrons. Restaurants and other business also benefit.

How do you think The Artist Series has impacted the community over the years?

I have seen the community change and grow over the last 50 years. I want to believe that the Artist Series contributed in Jacksonville becoming a much more tolerant community (although from time-to-time, we may have instances where some may think it is not – but I suspect that all communities may have similar instances). The economic impact over 50 years has been substantial. Many members of the community count on the Artist Series for their livelihood.

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Opening night of Annie. Photo by: @Visit_Jax on Twitter

How do you think it’s impacted Downtown, specifically?

The Artist Series brings thousands into the Downtown area. I see the Artist Series as well as other presenters and venues in the Downtown area as catalysts.

For someone who’s never experienced an Artist Series performance Downtown, why would you recommend it?

The emphasis is on “quality.”  The quality of touring Broadway  and other shows has risen dramatically over the last 15 years. Today we are presenting shows that are produced at a very high level for the “Road.”  The Moran Theater at the Times-Union Center has one of the largest stages in the Southeast. We can fit the full production on that stage and with over 2,800 seats we can attract shows such as The Phantom of the Opera, The Lion King, Wicked and The Book of Mormon. You can only see those shows and many other similar major productions in Downtown Jacksonville.

What’s next for The Artist Series, i.e what are you most excited about this season and/or future seasons?

This is an exciting season for the Artist Series. It’s our 50th year of presenting and, while we have many new shows, we also have some favorites returning. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera arrives in a new production. While the story is the same, new technology has been incorporated that provides for many new dramatic moments. Audiences will see some changes to the set, including a new chandelier. Some even say there is a different aspect of Christine’s relationship to the Phantom. Is that reason enough to come Downtown in February?

There are so many new challenges in the presenting world these days. The Series has to stay ahead of the curve. There are many new shows arriving each season in New York, and our task is to determine those that will be successful in our market. The use of social media has dramatically changed the way we reach audiences.

The Artist Series 2015-2016 line-up.

Artist Series 2015-2016 Broadway line-up.

2015-2016 Artist Series Shows*

  • Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, October 9 – 11
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks Live on Stage, October 17
  • So You Think You Can Dance Tour 2015, October 21
  • Veggie Tales Live!, November 20
  • Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, December 1 – 6
  • An Irish Christmas, December 21
  • A Christmas Carol, December 22
  • Tchaikovsky Spectacular Ballet, January 8
  • 42nd Street, January 12 – 17
  • Hooking Up with the Second City, January 23
  • Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage, January 23
  • Yanni, February 3
  • The Phantom of the Opera, February 10 – 21
  • Disney’s Fantasia Live in Concert, March 11
  • Blue Man Group, March 12 – 13
  • Old Jews Telling Jokes, April 2
  • Chicago City Limits, April 16
  • Motown the Musical, April 19 – 24
  • David Sedaris, April 20
  • Mamma Mia!, May 6 – 7

*Only shows taking place Downtown listed.

 

For information on special promotions and ticket packages for the upcoming season, visit FSCJ Artist Series’ website: artistseriesjax.com. You can also follow FSCJ Artist Series on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and #BroadwayJax.

Matthew Clark lives and works Downtown and wouldn’t have it any other way. The vice president of prime retail services for Prime Realty is optimistic and inspired by Downtown Jacksonville’s growth over the last few years. He’s also excited that one of the properties he markets is getting a well-deserved upgrade to compete with the increased interest in Jacksonville’s urban-core real estate. The building, “100 North Laura” or “The Jacksonville Bank Building,” is a 10-story, 130,000 square-foot mixed-use building located on the corner of Laura and Forsyth streets. We recently caught up with Matthew to find out what’s on the horizon for this Downtown architectural centerpiece.

 

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The Jacksonville Bank building, center, at 100 N. Laura St. Photos provided by Prime Realty.

 

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Matthew Clark in a raw, available office space on the ninth floor of 100 North Laura.

Matthew Clark on the ninth floor of 100 North Laura, a raw space available for lease.

Tell me about 100 N. Laura St. – its history and use.

100 North Laura has always had a presence in the Jacksonville banking community. The building was built in the ’60s and was home to a large bank training facility and even had a drive-through. The drive-through entrance was on Laura Street and exited onto Forsyth Street where the restaurant space is currently. The tenancy in the building is made up of creatives and business professionals. I love that we have a photography studio, a tech start-up, a nonprofit and an attorney all on a single floor. The mix creates awesome synergy and, ultimately, a great community.

Why is now the time for renovations of the building?

The renovation plans for the building have taken a couple of years to bring to fruition. The good thing is we have been able to get a good sense of the tenants attracted to the building and modify our plans accordingly. In order to compete in the market, we need to deliver a product that doesn’t exist in Jacksonville – one that is truly unique. The influx and quality of office users coming into the market today expect and deserve the renovations.

What will the renovations entail?

Exterior renovations include replacing building awnings; replacing both the Laura and Forsyth streets’ entrances; transforming the loading dock on Laura Street into a hybrid storefront, which will serve as the 24/7 access for Anytime Fitness; waterproofing and painting the entire building; installing an exterior, variable colored LED up-lighting system so we will be able to coordinate the building colors with holidays and special events; and replacing all exterior signage.

Rendering of 100 North Laura lobby improvements

Rendering of 100 North Laura lobby improvements

Interior renovations include an overhaul of the lobby, combining the aesthetic of a boutique hotel with the progressive feel of a tech start up; installing wood-coffered ceilings, with LED pendant lighting and recessed lighting; installing all-new flooring, with porcelain tile throughout, walk off carpets at both main entries and carpet tiles defining new collaborative seating areas; adding wayward signage and televisions for up-to-the minute building and local information, as well as a new security system; modernizing the elevators; and installing private bathrooms with showers in the lobby, along with lockers and bike storage for tenants who walk or bike to work.

Any new tenants you’re excited about?

We are finalizing the retail space and look forward to their announcement in the near future.

Why is the renovation of this building so important to Downtown?

For the last couple of years, this building has increased occupancy with a mix of creative and executive professionals. The renovation is symbolic of the building’s success and Downtown’s success. More and more businesses and their employees want to be a part of the change Downtown. We hope the renovation of the building enhances the retail and office experience in Downtown Jacksonville.

What have you noticed as far as the interest in Downtown real estate?

The energy and momentum is here. I have investors from Atlanta and California who see the difference in the activity Downtown today compared to a few years ago. Retail lease rates in the core are up 50-60% over leases signed just a few years ago. As the cumulative mass of retail in the core continues to grow, it will only help attract more office users. I have a couple of properties in the core that are more than 95% leased.

Current office space in 100 North Laura

Current office space in 100 North Laura

Why would you recommend someone move their business to Downtown?

Downtown has unique office options that can’t be found in other areas of Jacksonville. There is a wide variety of business resources concentrated within walking distance of virtually all Downtown office space. The beauty of doing business in Downtown is it’s small enough for people to feel connected but large enough to give a business everything it needs to thrive.

What do you love about Downtown personally?

I have always loved the hustle and bustle of an urban environment. I actually live Downtown. My home is a loft apartment in a 100-year old building. I walk outside my front door, and I am minutes away from restaurants, bars, the Florida Theatre and EverBank Field. When I walk my dog, I always bump into someone I know. If people don’t remember my name, they definitely remember my dog, Darby. I love that because it means we’re a part of a great neighborhood.

 

For more information on the Jacksonville Bank Building at 100 N. Laura St., you can contact Matthew Clark at MClark@primerealtyinc.com or 904-239-5269.

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Things To Do Downtown

 

Sports + Fitness 

Business and Networking
Sept. 17: TEDxJacksonville: Out of Your Mind
Sept. 17: Fries With That Wine
Sept. 18: City Year Jacksonville Unity Rally
Sept. 19: Sunshine Challenge and Business Expo
Sept. 19: Toast to the Animals

 

 
Arts + Culture
Sept. 17: Jaxsons Night Market
Sept. 19 – Jan. 24: Smoke and Mirrors
Sept. 19: Tango Lovers

 

 

Live Music + Nightlife


Family Fun
  • Check out the Events Calendar on our website, which features more than 130 events Downtown this week.
  • From candy classes to karaoke, any given day Downtown, there’s something going on. Check out our Ongoing Events list.

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 News of the Week

 

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 DVI Updates

 

THIS WEEKEND: Score big with The Elbow Tailgate
The Elbow, DVI and the Jaguars are joining forces this Sunday, Sept. 20, for The Elbow Tailgate, a game-day package providing fans with free parking, transportation, and pre- and post-game tailgating festivities in Downtown’s entertainment district. For as little as $55, fans receive:
  • One ticket to the Jaguars vs. Dolphins game (you choose your seats in select 100s, 200s or 400s levels!)
  • Free parking at the Yates Garage on Adams Street
  • Shuttle ride to and from the big game
  • Nonstop drink specials throughout The Elbow

Learn more, and reserve your seats today at theelbowjax.com/tailgate. Already have tickets? Ride the shuttle for only $10 per person. Go Jags!

Prost! Oktoberfest @ Art Walk returns Oct. 7
DVI is excited to present its third-annual Oktoberfest @ Art Walk, a benefit for Downtown’s signature event, First Wednesday Art Walk.Hosted by Curtis Dvorak (former Jaxson de Ville mascot and now First Coast Living correspondent), make plans to grab a frosty stein and toast to great art, music and German culture, all wrapped into one fun-filled, extended Art Walk night Oct. 7, 5 – 10 p.m. Full details coming soon to iloveartwalk.com. Meanwhile, let us know we’ll see you there by RSVPing to the Facebook event.

Join us for “The Elbow Social” every Thursday
Each week, “The Elbow Social” features extended happy hours and drink specials across 10+ venues, accompanied by live music and special programming. For a list of promotions – including exclusive discounts for Downtown employees – visit theelbowjax.com/social.

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Things To Do Downtown

Arts + Culture

Sept. 10: Avery Lawrence: Live in Jacksonville Reception

Sept. 12: Riverside Arts Market: Fall Arf Barket

Sept. 12: Vagabond Flea Market

Sept. 13: Silent Sundays: A Buster Keaton Festival

 

Live Music + Nightlife

 

Family Fun

 

Sports + Fitness

 

 

Business and NetworkingSept. 12: Marketing Our Businesses Festival

 

 

 

  • Check out the Events Calendar on our website, which features more than 130 events Downtown this week.
  • From candy classes to karaoke, any given day Downtown, there’s something going on. Check out our Ongoing Events list.

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 News of the Week

 

 

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 DVI Updates

 

Score big with The Elbow Tailgate Sept. 20  
The Elbow, DVI and the Jaguars are joining forces on Sept. 20 for The Elbow Tailgate, a game-day package providing fans with free parking, transportation, and pre- and post-game tailgating festivities in Downtown’s entertainment district. For as little as $55, fans receive:
  • One ticket to the Jaguars vs. Dolphins game (you choose your seats in select 100s, 200s or 400s levels!)
  • Shuttle rides between The Elbow and EverBank Field
  • Free parking at the Yates Garage
  • Nonstop drink specials throughout The Elbow

Reserve your seat today at theelbowjax.com/tailgate. Go Jags!

Prost! Oktoberfest @ Art Walk returns Oct. 7

DVI is excited to announce its third-annual Oktoberfest @ Art Walk, a benefit for Downtown’s signature event, First Wednesday Art Walk.

Hosted by Curtis Dvorak (former Jaxson de Ville mascot and now First Coast Living correspondent), make plans to grab a frosty stein and toast to great art, music and German culture, all wrapped into one fun-filled, extended Art Walk night Oct. 7, 5 – 10 p.m. Full details coming soon to iloveartwalk.com. Meanwhile, let us know we’ll see you there by RSVPing to the Facebook event.

Join us for “The Elbow Social” every Thursday

Each week, “The Elbow Social” features extended happy hours and drink specials across 10+ venues, accompanied by live music and special programming. For a list of promotions – including exclusive discounts for Downtown employees – visit theelbowjax.com/social.