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Metropolitan Park to host World of Nations Celebration

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville residents will have the opportunity to explore 30 countries in a single visit without leaving the city at the 25th annual World of Nations celebration at Metropolitan Park.

The event will kick off from 6 to 11 p.m. March 3 with Rock the Globe: A Global Dance Party presented by iHeart Radio.

The evening will feature a performance by Grammy Award-winning artist Shaggy. Additional performers include Skinny Fabulous, The Katz Downstairs, De Lions of Jah, Special Formula Band, DJ Kulanji and Ponder the Albatross.

The Rock the Globe concert is open only to adults 21 and older. Tickets, which can be purchased at RockTheGlobeJax.com, are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate.

The all-ages event will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 4 and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 5. Patrons will be able to experience the sights, sounds, tastes and traditions of 30 countries.

To mark the 25th anniversary of the World of Nations celebration, there will be a fireworks show at 6:45 p.m. March 4. Admission is $5 and tickets can be purchased online at JaxWorldofNations.com.

Countries participating in the World of Nations Celebration include the Bahamas, Cambodia, China, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, First Nations (Native North America), Ghana, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, Palestine, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Spain, St. Lucia, Syria, Taiwan, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, the United States, Venezuela and Vietnam.