JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - This weekend's Bruce Springsteen concert festivities in Jacksonville will fire up on Thursday night with the "Springsteen Sessions," a party at the Gas Knob Pub next to Veterans Memorial Arena. The event will take place from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. and feature local bands playing many of Springsteen's greatest hits and a raffle that will benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of North Florida.
Springsteen memorabilia - including "Boss" concert tickets, artwork, clothing, books and music selections, among other items - will be raffled off at 11 p.m., with all proceeds donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank to aid in its mission of fighting hunger on the First Coast.
Raffle tickets are $5 each or $20 for five tickets and can be purchased on site at the Gas Knob Pub. The party is a free event.
In addition, fans will have an opportunity to help support the Food Bank at Friday's concert, where Second Harvest has been invited to set up a table inside Veterans Memorial Arena and receive donations. Springsteen is a noted advocate of hunger relief and often provides such opportunities to local food banks when holding concerts.
The Gas Knob Pub is located adjacent to Veterans Memorial Arena at 234 A Phillip Randolph Blvd.
For more information on the Bruce Springsteen weekend, and for a complete list of raffle items, click here.