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Special Events

Uncommon Music for a Common Cause

Music is something that affects all of our lives in some way or another. Mix that with community spirit, and you get the need to support local music.

And it is a need. Not a want.

We need to support local music in order to keep it alive in our city. Jacksonville is no New York, but we have incredible untapped talent right under our noses, and these musicians deserve a chance to perform in a real venue. The Florida Theatre wants to help expose that untapped talent to a wider audience. Consider it the first steps of polishing a rock into a gem. Help us let our local musicians shine.

Uncommon Music is the Florida Theatre’s concert for local musicians. Our mission is to take Jacksonville’s premier musicians out of smaller venues (the clubs, bars and restaurants) and reveal their talent to the city by bringing them into the Florida Theatre, a venue that will allow for a true professional performing experience. This annual concert, along with its sister concert JAXROX, not only provides an invaluable experience for the performers, but also donates the proceeds from the show to a worthy organization in the same community that supports these musicians, their dreams and their involvement in Jacksonville arts. It is music with a mission.

Uncommon Music 2007

Featured:
Crystal Stafford
The Homesteaders
Goliath Flores
Heavenly Noise

Uncommon Music 2008

Featured:
Jessica Pounds
Patrick Bass
Cuban
Peter Dearing

Uncommon Music 2009

Featured:
Will Pearsall
Christina Wagner
The Prime Directive
Badlands Trio

Uncommon Music 2010

Featured:
Jordyn Jackson
John Earle Band
The Dundies

Uncommon Music 2011

Featured:
Stephen Carey
Sam Pacetti
Jordyn Jackson & Shawn Fisher
SUNBEARS!

PetWalk proudly sponsored by PetGuard

PetWalk began in 2005 in conjunction with Downtown Visions monthly ArtWalk. The Florida Theatre opens its doors to pet friendly event to promote pet health, pet art, pet adoptions and pet safety. Each year pets are also eligible for the PetWalk Audience Choice Awards which includes Mr. and Mrs. Florida Theatre, Best Tricks, Pet Guardian Look Alike and Best Adoption Story.

SAVE THE DATE- September 5, 5-8pm We are looking for pet vendors, rescue groups, artists and more to fill up the lobby spaces- at no charge! Email Toni for more info: toni@floridatheatre.com. Volunteers are also welcome! Deadline to reply is July 29.