Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

J.J. Grey and Mofro Rock with Others to Usher in New Year

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

J.J. Grey and Mofro Rock with Others to Usher in New Year

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Byline: TAMARA McCLARAN

For the ninth year putting on a New year's Eve bash in Jacksonville Beach, J.J. Grey and Mofro will return to celebrate the arrival of 2011 with their annual swamp rock shows at Freebird Live.

Although Grey has been enjoying a holiday break at his home outside of Jacksonville, he and the band have been on a national tour since August in support of their latest release, "Georgia Warhorse."

As in the past, each night of the group's three-day run at Freebird will feature a unique show with different material and different opening bands.

The run will open on Thursday with special guests Johnny King and the Sol Rockers. Sentropolis will join Grey and Mofro for the New Year's Eve show on Friday and Thomas Wynn and The Believers will open for Grey and Mofro on Saturday.

Tickets for the New Year's Eve show are $35 in advance, $40 show day. Tickets for Thursday and Saturday shows are $20 in advance, $25 show day. Three-day tickets are $60.

Freebird is at 200 First St. N. Shows are general admission. Doors open at 8 p.m. For tickets, call 246-2473 or visit www.freebirdlive.com.

The New Year's Eve show at Freebird is one of many celebrations taking place at the Beach. Here is a listing of some of music planned at New Year's Eve celebrations:

- The Brasserie, 1312 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach, DJ Hyst with Audio Fixx, 10 p.m. 249-5800

- Brix Taphouse, 200 Second St. N., DJ spinning tunes, 9:30 p.m. 241-4668

- Casa Marina, 691 First St. N., Jacksonville Beach, DJ spinning tunes, 9 p.m. 270-0025

- Caribbee Key, 100 First St., Neptune Beach, Peter Dearing Band, 10 p.m. 270-8940

- Crab Cake Factory, 1396 Beach Blvd. Jacksonville Beach, Impact, 9 p.m., 249-4776

- Culhane's Irish Pub & Restaurant: 967 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach. Johnston Duo, 9:30 p.m. 249-9595.

- Fionn MacCool's Irish Pub & Restaurant, 333 First St. N. Jacksonville Beach, The Alex Seier Band, 9:30 p.m. 242-9499.

- Fly's Tie Irish Pub, 177 E. …

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