Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Music, beer and BBQ at the Florida Theatre for a cause

The historic, nonprofit Florida Theatre will soon host its annual summer party, “Blues, Brews and BBQ”.   The annual event, presented by Publix Supermarket Charities, pairs some of Jacksonville’s favorite local craft beers with some of the city’s best locally- owned BBQ restaurants.  BBQ samples, sponsored by KPMG, will be located throughout the Theatre in both the main and mezzanine lobby areas. BBQ providers are Gilbert’s Social, Mojo Urban BBQ & Whiskey Kitchen No.4, Monroe’s Smokehouse, Wicked Barley Brewing Company, Atlantic Beach BBQ and BONO’s BBQ.

Throughout the evening, patrons can enjoy live continuous blues music by The Snacks Blues Band and Beale Street.  A robust silent auction, valued at more than $11,000, includes theme park tickets, hotel stays, dining packages and one-a-kind, signed Florida Theatre memorabilia.

“There is a natural alliance between the Florida Theatre, one of our city’s premier arts institutions, and the best crafts professionals working in our city’s culinary arts’ community,” said Florida Theatre President Numa Saisselin. “For $50.00 you get all the local craft beer you can drink and all the local BBQ you can eat, plus four hours of continuous live Blues music by two of our city’s best Blues bands… and it all benefits the historic, nonprofit Florida Theatre.”

Guests will enjoy unlimited craft beer provided by Wicked Barley Brewery, Bold City Brewery, Veterans United Brewery, 7 Bridges Grille & Brewery, Intuition Ale Works, and River City Brewing Company.  Brown & Brown Insurance and CK Direct are this year’s brew sponsors.  New this year, Nothing Bundt Cakes, will provide sweet treats for patrons to enjoy.

DATE: Thurs., Aug. 23, 2018
TIME: 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

TICKETS: VIP tickets are $100.00, and include early access at 4:30pm to the Friends Lounge where ticketholders can sample unlimited BBQ and craft beer. VIP ticket holders can also enjoy a private cash bar and easy restroom access.  General admission tickets are $50.00 and include BBQ and craft beer sampling from 5:30pm – 7:30pm.  All ticket sales benefit the nonprofit Florida Theatre. Tickets can be purchased at

Florida Theatre
128 E. Forsyth St.
 Jacksonville, FL 32202
 (904) 355-2787

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