“Bono’s Pit Bar-B-Q”, a Corporate Partner of the Florida Theatre since 2019, has announced its renewed support of the Theatre.
“The arts play such a pivotal role in the direction Jacksonville is headed,”
said Josh Martino, President of Bono’s Pit Bar-B-Q. “Anything from music and
concerts to the arts, Florida Theatre keeps giving to this community year after
"The historic Florida Theatre is pleased to play its part in providing Northeast Florida with the music, dance and theatre programs that are part of what gives Jacksonville the unique character that we have all come to appreciate, and expect, as residents of a great city,” said Florida Theatre President, Numa Saisselin. “The Theatre earns 85% of its annual budget from its business activities, and support from the business community, like our returning Corporate Partner Bono’s Pit Bar-B-Q, helps to close that small budget gap every year and keep the Florida Theatre and its programs something special for our community.”
The historic, nonprofit Florida Theatre is sponsored by Community First Credit Union. For a complete list of upcoming events or to buy tickets visit the Theatre's official web site floridatheatre.com.
Florida Theatre: Located in downtown Jacksonville, Florida, the historic
Florida Theatre first opened its doors in 1926, and is famous for a series of
six Elvis Presley performances in 1956 covered by Life magazine.
Restored and reopened in 1983 as a nonprofit performing arts center, today the
Florida Theatre is recognized as one of the Top 10 most attended theatres in
the US under 2,000 seats according to Pollstar magazine, and
the #1 most attended sports and entertainment venue in the State of Florida
under 2,000 seats according to VenuesNow magazine. The theatre
is managed by The Florida Theatre Performing Arts Center, Inc., a nonprofit
corporation, and is an active promoter of its own programing. 175-200 music,
dance, theatre, comedy and arts education performances take the Florida Theatre
stage every year. In recent years the theatre has been seen on Showtime (Larry
Wilmore), AXS TV (Lynyrd Skynyrd) and Netflix (Katt Williams), and heard on NPR