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7/12/19: Media Roundtable; Freedom Festival; The Band Be Easy

Heather Schatz
Mike Mendenhall, Nate Monroe, Melissa Ross, Shelton Hull and Stephanie Brown (counter clockwise) joined First Coast Connect's Friday Media Roundtable.

Friday on the First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross Media Roundtable, our panel of journalists looked at the top stories of the week including:

Our Panelists were:

Freedom Festival

The Freedom Festivalbenefits  nonprofit organizations serving military veterans.

The free event will take place in Jacksonville Beach's Seawalk Pavilion Saturday, July 13, from noon to 10 p.m. and features live music, food trucks, a hot dog eating contest, local vendors and more. 

Charles Wagoner with 904 Events joined us with more on the event.

The Band Be Easy 

The Band Be Easy will be headlining Freedom Festival Saturday from 8:30 to 10 p.m. Band members Aaron Thomas and Gregory Lyon joined us in Studio 5 for a live performance of their song "Escape."

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Band members of The Band Be Easy joined Studio 5 for a live performance of their song "Escape."

Madison Roberts can be reached at or (904)358-6317.

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