Friday, October 29, 2021

‘Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias’ appearing in JAX

Comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias will be performing at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, FL on December 3, 2021. This is part of his all new 2021 Beyond The Fluffy World Tour –Go Big or Go Home.

Iglesias is one of a handful of comedians with the distinct honor to headline and sell out the Staples Center, Madison Square Garden and the Sydney Opera House. In addition to being one of America’s most successful stand-up comedians, Iglesias is also one of the most watched comedians on YouTube with over half a billion views and has over 24 million fans across social media. He was recently featured in The Hollywood Reporter’s Top 40 Comedy Players of 2018 issue alongside comedy giants Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock and Lorne Michaels.

“There is still no greater thrill for me than to perform standup live, I’m so excited for this tour and to reconnect with all my fans, it’s going to be Fluffy-licious,” Iglesias says regarding the tour.

Iglesias is the star and Executive Producer of the Netflix multi-cam comedy series Mr. Iglesias. Iglesias plays a good-natured public high school teacher who works at his alma mater. He takes on teaching gifted but misfit kids to not only save them from being “counseled out” by a bully bureaucrat Assistant Principal, but also to help them unlock their full potential. Mr. Iglesias Part 1-3 is currently streaming.

The actor/comedian also host Nickelodeon’s new comedic competition show, Unleashed (10 episodes). The series brings the most impressive animal acts together to compete on-stage in front of a kid jury and celebrity judges Peyton List, Preacher Lawson, and Utkarsh Ambudkar for the title of “Most Entertaining Pet” of the night.

In addition to the TV series, Iglesias’s most recent comedy special is streaming worldwide on Netflix. The special, One Show Fits All, was filmed in front of a sold-out audience at the Toyota Center in Houston. His third special for the network will tape sometime in 2021. Both of these specials are follow-ups to his highly successful 2017 Netflix special I’m Sorry For What I Said When I Was Hungry.

Iglesias’ prior television appearances include: Comedy Central’s hit series ‘Stand-Up Revolution’ and the comedy special ‘Gabriel Iglesias: Aloha Fluffy’, an unprecedented two-night comedy special generating over 15 million viewers. The special was a follow-up to his previous DVD specials, ‘Hot & Fluffy’ and ‘I’m Not Fat...I’m Fluffy’, which have sold millions of copies.

In the feature film arena, Iglesias starred in STXfilm’s animated feature ‘Ugly Dolls’. His other film credits include: ‘A Haunted House 2’, ‘Show Dogs’, ‘Magic Mike’, ‘Magic Mike XXL’ and the animated films ‘Coco’, ‘Ferdinand’, ‘The Star’, ‘Smurfs: The Lost Village’, ‘Norm of the North’, ‘The Book of Life’, ‘The Nut Job’ and Disney’s ‘Planes’. In 2021, he will be voicing the character ‘’Speedy Gonzales in the highly anticipated film, “Space Jam: A New Legacy” in theater and streaming on HBO MAX July 16. Gabriel also starred in the theatrical stand-up concert comedy film, ‘The Fluffy Movie’. Connect with Gabriel Iglesias: Website; Twitter ; Facebook or on YouTube.

Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias

Fri., Dec. 3, 2021
7 p.m.

TICKETS: range from $42.82 – $70

LOCATION: VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
300 A Philip Randolph Blvd., Downtown
      Jacksonville, FL 32202
      (904) 630-3900

‘Mannheim Steamroller Christmas’ has been missed

FSCJ Artist Series Broadway in Jacksonville presents the best-selling Christmas artist of all time; “Mannheim Steamroller Christmas” by Chip Davis is coming on November 18, 2021. This record-setting tour will be in Jacksonville, Florida at the Times Union Center for the Performing Arts for one night only.

Do you remember the first time you heard “Mannheim Steamroller Christmas”? Join the celebration as Mannheim Steamroller makes history again - Celebrating over 35 years of holiday magic as they bring their annual holiday tour to fans throughout the country.

Experience the performance of the #1 Christmas music artist in history and for the first time ever, hear the entire album that started it all, LIVE - "Mannheim Steamroller Christmas!"

While 2020 was the first year the group was unable to tour in 35 years, 2021 will reunite the #1 Christmas music artist in history with its legion of long-time fans. Experience the music that has become the hallmark of the holidays and a tradition for multi-generational families: Mannheim Steamroller Christmas live in concert in 2021!

“Now, over 35 years later, we are still going strong. I want to thank our fans for making us part of their holiday tradition. Today we often see multi-generational families join us during the holidays each year and we can’t wait to see them again in 2021,” said Davis.

This year’s show will feature all of your favorite original classic Christmas hits from the first Mannheim Steamroller Christmas album, along with multimedia effects in an intimate setting. Davis will direct and co-produce tour performances with MagicSpace Entertainment.

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

DATE: Nov. 18, 2021
TIME: 7:30 p.m.

TICKETS: start at $52, plus applicable fees and may be purchased online 24/7

LOCATION: Times Union Center Performing Arts
Moran Theater
      300 West Water St.
      Jacksonville, FL 32202
      (904) 632-5000

‘ZZ TOP’ will be in JAX before Christmas

WOW! It's ZZ Top in JAX
Can you believe that this iconic group will be in Jacksonville, Florida for one fun loving memorable night? The Florida Theatre is pleased to announce that rock legends “ZZ Top” will perform at the Florida Theatre on Sunday, November 14, 2021.

ZZ Top a/k/a “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas,” lay undisputed claim to being the longest running major rock band with original personnel intact and, in 2004, the Texas trio was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Of course, there are only three of them – Billy F Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard -- but it’s still a remarkable achievement that they’re still very much together after almost 50 years of rock, blues, and boogie on the road and in the studio. “Yeah,” says Billy, guitarist extraordinaire, “we’re the same three guys, bashing out the same three chords.” With the release of each of their albums the band has explored new ground in terms of both their sonic approach and the material they’ve recorded. ZZ Top is the same but always changing.

It was in Houston in the waning days of 1969 that ZZ Top coalesced from the core of two rival bands, Billy’s Moving Sidewalks and Frank and Dusty’s American Blues. The new group went on to record the appropriately titled ZZ Top’s First Album and Rio Grande Mud that reflected their strong blues roots. Their third, 1973’s Tres Hombres, catapulted them to national attention with the hit “La Grange,” still one of the band’s signature pieces today. The song is unabashed elemental boogie, celebrating the institution that came to be known as “the best little whorehouse in Texas.” Their next hit was “Tush,” a song about, well, let’s just say the pursuit of “the good life” that was featured on their Fandango! album, released in 1975. The band’s momentum and success built during its first decade, culminating in the legendary “World Wide Texas Tour,” a production that included a longhorn steer, a buffalo, buzzards, rattlesnakes and a Texas-shaped stage.  As a touring unit, they’ve been without peer over the years, having performed before millions of fans through North America on numerous epochal tours as well as overseas where they’ve enthralled audiences from Slovenia to Argentina, from Australia to Sweden, from Russia to Japan and most points in between.  Their iconography – beards, cars, girls and that magic keychain – seems to transcend all bounds of geography and language.

ZZ Top’s music is always instantly recognizable, eminently powerful, profoundly soulful and 100% Texas American in derivation. The band’s support for the blues is unwavering both as interpreters of the music and preservers of its legacy. It was ZZ Top that celebrated “founding father” Muddy Waters by turning a piece of scrap timber than had fallen from his sharecropper’s shack into a beautiful guitar, dubbed the “Muddywood.” This totem was sent on tour as a fundraising focus for The Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale, Mississippi, site of Robert Johnson’s famed “Crossroads” encounter with the devil. ZZ Top’s support and link to the blues remains as rock solid as the music they continue to play. They have sold millions of records over the course of their career, have been officially designated as Heroes of The State of Texas, have been referenced in countless cartoons and sitcoms and are true rock icons but, against all odds, they’re really just doing what they’ve always done. They’re real and they’re surreal and they’re ZZ Top.

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 website,

ZZ Top

Sun., Nov. 14, 2021
TIME: 8 p.m.
TICKETS: $49.50 – $125

LOCATION: The Florida Theatre
       128 East Forsyth Street.
       Jacksonville, FL 32202
       (904) 355 -
ARTS (2787)

‘Marty Stuart’ coming to The Florida Theatre

The Florida Theatre is pleased to announce that Grammy-winning country singer “Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives” will perform on Thursday, November 11, 2021

With legends like George Jones, Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard all passed on, country music purists often echo the question Jones himself asked: “Who’s going to fill their shoes?” The answer, in part, is Marty Stuart.

While he’s too gracious to admit it himself, the Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and musician is living, breathing country-music history. He’s played alongside the masters, from Cash to Lester Flatt, who discovered him; been a worldwide ambassador for Nashville, Bakersfield and points in between; and safeguarded country’s most valuable traditions and physical artifacts. Including its literal shoes: Stuart counts the brogan of Carter Family patriarch A.P. Carter and an assortment of Cash’s black boots among his vast collection of memorabilia.

But most importantly, Stuart continues to record and release keenly relevant music, records that honor country’s rich legacy while advancing it into the future. Way Out West, his 18th studio album, hits both of those marks. Produced by Mike Campbell (of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), the album is a cinematic tour-de-force, an exhilarating musical journey through the California desert that solidifies Stuart as a truly visionary artist.

When it comes to transforming country songs into tangible experience, Stuart has a secret weapon: the Fabulous Superlatives. Made up of guitarist Kenny Vaughan, drummer Harry Stinson and new member, bassist Chris Scruggs, the Superlatives are an extension of Stuart himself.

“The Superlatives are missionaries, they’re fighting partners. They’re my Buckaroos, my Tennessee Three, my Strangers. They’re my legacy band and have been since Day One,” says Stuart.

Along with the playing of Mike Campbell, who contributed guitar, B-3 organ and piano, the Fabulous Superlatives are all over Way Out West and ensure that the mystical detours Stuart explores always remain of the moment.

As Stuart himself will tell you, he often ventures off the reservation – in a way, his entire career has been “way out west.” While other artists chased popular trends in the name of radio play, he formed complete bodies of work, not unlike the greats he idolized. Way Out West is just the latest embodiment of that creative mission.

“I would play this record for Hank Williams, Merle Haggard or Ernest Hemingway and never bat an eye,” says Stuart. “There’s something in there that would entertain each of them.”

But Stuart also made Way Out West for those who come after. As he sees it, there is no greater responsibility in music than to share what you’ve learned.

“Lester Flatt saw something in me and gave me his wisdom, wit and music. Johnny Cash was my best friend. But all of that doesn’t come for free. The job is to pass it along,” says Stuart, stretching out his arms. “That’s the way it’s supposed to be in country music.”

  “Marty Stuart &
His Fabulous Superlatives”

DATE: Thurs., Nov. 11, 2021
TIME: 8 p.m.
$39.50 - $55

LOCATION:The Florida Theatre
       128 East Forsyth Street.
       Jacksonville, FL 32202
       (904) 355 -
ARTS (2787)

Thursday, October 28, 2021

‘50 Years of Rock and Roll’ will be at the Times-Union Ctr.

With a cast consisting of stars from Broadway's greatest rock musicals, as well as incredible Rock & Roll singers, Neil Berg shares the often-unknown stories from the fifty-year history of the music that changed the world forever. Neil Berg's “50 YEARS OF ROCK AND ROLL” will rock the Times-Union Center on November 16, 2021.

From the progenitors of Rock and Roll in the 1940s, through the glory years of the '50s, '60s, and '70s, up until MTV in the early '80s, Neil Berg's 50 Years of Rock & Roll uses fascinating stories and groundbreaking music, with tributes to such important and iconic rock stars/groups/genres as: Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Buddy Holly, Bob Dylan, Frankie Valli, The Beatles, Beach Boys, Motown, Aretha Franklin, The Who, Janis Joplin, Woodstock, Simon & Garfunkel, Carole King, Led Zeppelin, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Aerosmith, Linda Ronstadt, Bruce Springsteen, Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Disco, New Wave, Journey, and others!

Neil Berg is the composer/co-lyricist of the HENRY award-winning, Broadway-bound musical THE 12, written with Pulitzer Prize/Tony-winning playwright, Robert Schenkkan, which premiered at The Denver Center. He also composed Grumpy Old Men: The Musical, which opened to rave reviews for its U.S. Premieres at The Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine, and La Mirada Theatre in LA, and can now be seen all across the country. His other musicals include the hit Off-Broadway musical The Prince and the PauperTim and Scrooge, which ran at the Westchester Broadway Theatre in NY, Never Grimm, and The Man Who Would Be King. Neil is the creator/co-producer of the #1 Broadway touring concert in America, Neil Berg's 100 Years of Broadway, as well as Neil Berg's 50 Years of Rock & Roll and Neil Berg's Pianomen. He is the co-producer of the Off-Broadway Alliance Award-Winning revival of Closer Than Ever.

50 Years of Rock and Roll

DATE: Nov. 16, 2021
TIME: 7:30 p.m.

TICKETS:$75 – $32.50 are on sale NOW at or by phone at (904) 632-5000. Join the eClub to receive presale and on sale notifications for all FSCJ Artist Series events. Get more info at Groups of 10 or more receive a discount. Call 904-642-5050 for more group information.

LOCATION: Times Union Center Performing Arts
Moran Theater
      300 West Water St.
      Jacksonville, FL 32202
      (904) 632-5000

'Straight No Chaser' is 'Back In The High Life' in JAX

Chart-topping a cappella group “Straight No Chaser” will finally hit the road in-person this year after a year of cancellations due to the pandemic. “Back In The High Life,” kicked off their tour on October 22nd at Minnesota’s Mystic Showroom, winds its way through the US and concludes on New Year’s Eve in Mesa, AZ, at the Mesa Arts Center. The tour makes its stop at the Florida Theatre on Saturday, November 13, 2021. They were last in JAX during October of 2018 (before the pandemic) at the Florida Theatre.

“To say we are excited is a huge understatement,” said group member Steve Morgan. “We cannot wait for the curtain to come up and for us to see actual fans and not cardboard cutouts. We are so grateful for our fans who invited us into their homes to perform virtually over the last year, but there is no replacing the real thing. We cannot wait to feel the energy of being in the same room as our fans again.”

“Back in the High Life” will give fans the first opportunity to see the group perform that song in-person plus tracks from last year’s album Social Christmasing, as well as a mix of brand new arrangements and fan favorites, with a setlist changing each night.  Straight No Chaser will release a deluxe edition of Social Christmasing later this fall.  More details will be released soon.

Looking ahead to the holidays, the nine group members have compiled their favorite cocktail and food concoctions in Straight No Chaser Sound Bites: A Cappella, Cocktails, and Cuisine, a recipe book with personal family memories shared with the broader Chaser family and published by Red Lightning Books (a sister company of IU Press). Sound Bites is due out November 2, but it is currently available for pre-order on 
AmazonBarnes & NobleRed Lightning, and on the Straight No Chaser’s website.

Straight No Chaser ushered in the modern a cappella craze with their breakthrough version of "The 12 Days of Christmas" twelve years ago. Since then, the group has clocked in two RIAA-certified Gold records with more than 1 billion streams and sold more than 1.5 million concert tickets worldwide to their unforgettable live shows. Last year, the group unveiled their latest holiday album, Social Christmasing, featuring the group's signature twist on Christmas classics like "Silver Bells" and "Frosty The Snowman," five new original songs, and a hopeful take on the Counting Crows classic "A Long December."

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 website,

Straight No Chaser

Sat., Nov. 13, 2021
TIME: 8 p.m.
TICKETS: range from $39.50 – $59.50
LOCATION: The Florida Theatre
       128 East Forsyth Street.
       Jacksonville, FL 32202
       (904) 355 - ARTS (2787)

‘The Kingston Trio’ will be in JAX for 2 shows

In 1957 The Kingston Trio emerged from San Francisco’s North Beach club scene to take the country by storm, bringing the rich tradition of American folk music into the mainstream for the first time. During the late 50s & early 60s, the Trio enjoyed unprecedented record sales and worldwide fame, while influencing the musical tastes of a generation.

“The Kingston Trio” will make a stop at Jacksonville’s Wilson Center for the Arts for two shows on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 3 & 7 p.m.

Cited as an influence by recording artists as musically and generationally diverse as Bob Dylan, Crosby, Stills & Nash and The Eagles to comedian and banjo player Steve Martin to contemporary artists such as the multi-Grammy® nominated Mumford & Sons and The Avett Brothers, The Kingston Trio occupies a unique, preeminent position in American musical history.

Through changing times, the Trio has played on, remaining popular for a simple reason… great songs that sound as good today as the first time you heard them. And fifty-eight years after Tom Dooley shot to the top of the charts, the Trio is still on the road thirty weeks a year, bringing back all the great memories and making new ones.

All three current members, Mike Marvin, Tim Gorelangton and Don Marovich, have intrinsic links to and experience with the original group: Mike is the adopted son of founding member Nick Reynolds, who was also his musical mentor; Tim, a close friend since boyhood, is one of the few musicians outside the Trio who has recorded with Nick Reynolds; and Don Marovich, who has performed with the Trio and who plays the guitar, banjo and mandolin. Many of their personal memories recall the iconic trio’s performances and journey as folk music made its extraordinary ascent to the pinnacle of popular culture – and the top of the music charts.

The Kingston Trio have created a special tribute in their upcoming concerts to Arlo Guthrie, who announced that he will no longer be touring, so the TRIO are performing one of his most famous songs ‘City of New Orleans’ as a tribute to Arlo’s enduring musical legacy.

The Kingston Trio
DATE: November 13, 2021
TIMES: 3 & 7 p.m.

TICKETS can be purchased online 24/7. Parking is always free at the Wilson Center.
LOCATION:  Wilson Center for the Arts:
Florida State College at JAX So. Campus
        11901 Beach Blvd.
        Jacksonville, FL 32099

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Alhambra releases 2022 season shows

The Alhambra Theatre & Dining announced today its schedule for the 2022 season. The Broadway classic, Guys and Dolls will open on January 13, marking the Alhambra's 53rd season and continuing its run as the longest running dinner theater in the United States. Guys and Dolls will run through February 13, 2021, with the rest of the season setting up as follows:

“The Play That Goes Wrong” (Feb 17 - Mar 13)
“Rock of Ages” (March 24 - May 1)
“42nd Street” (May 12 - June 12)
“The Wizard of Oz” (June 16 - July 31)
“Grumpy Old Men” (August 11 - Sept 18)
“Ghost the Musical” (Sept 29 - Nov 6)
“White Christmas” (Nov 17 - Dec24)

Four of those shows have never been mounted at the Alhambra including: ‟The Play That Goes Wrong”, “Rock of Ages”, “Grumpy Old Men” and “Ghost the Musical”. Alhambra’s Managing Partner Craig Smith says, "We're feeling triumphant going into 2022 and are eager to use theme our season; Now on with the Shows. He continued, "The past two seasons have been a challenge to say the least and we made it through. So why not celebrate while we can? These shows are all upbeat, fun and interesting and we cannot wait to kick off the year!"

Despite being open at only 50% capacity for most of 2021, the Alhambra had plenty to celebrate. The venerable theater received the Helen Lane Award from the Cultural Council of Great Jacksonville for its contribution to the arts. The Alhambra was lauded for staying open to employ its 72 staffers and, as Smith put it, "To continue providing the respite from our collective daily grind, because that's what art is meant to do."

In addition to the accolades from the Cultural Council, the Alhambra received awards as the best live theater in the Jacksonville Magazine a Best of Jacksonville poll and the Bold City Best nod from the Florida Times Union. Executive Chef DeJuan Roy also received the award for Best Chef of the Bold City.

Alhambra’s Theatre & Dining tickets start at just $48 and include a three-course meal that changes for each show, a Broadway-style performance and complimentary parking. Tickets can be purchases online at or by calling 904.641.1212.

LOCATION: Alhambra Theater & Dining
       12000 Beach Blvd.

       Jacksonville, Florida 32246
       (904) 641-1212

‘Stacey Abrams’ speaks at the Florida Theatre

The Florida Theatre is pleased to announce a one-night only engagement with political leader, voting rights activist, entrepreneur, and New York Times bestselling author, “Stacey Abrams”. The speaking tour – A Conversation with Stacey Abrams –takes place at the Florida Theatre on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

Join Stacey for an evening of candid conversation and insights on politics, leadership, entrepreneurship, social justice, and being a true voice for change. Designed around worldwide and national events, as well as questions from the audience and community, this conversation with Stacey Abrams will inform and empower.

"People tend to remember the first time they heard Stacey Abrams speak, and it's easy to see why." – TIME Magazine.

Abrams' New York Times bestselling book Lead from the Outside: How to Build Your Future and Make Real Change, is a personal and empowering blueprint for outsiders who seek to become the ones in charge. From her experiences launching a company to building Georgia into a premier battleground state, Abrams illuminates that finding what you want to fight for is as critical as knowing how to turn thought into actionOur Time is Now is a blueprint to end voter suppression and chronicles a chilling account of how the right to vote and the principles of democracy have been and continue to be under attack.

Dedicated to civic engagement, Abrams has founded multiple organizations devoted to voting rights, training and hiring young people of color, and tackling social issues at both the state and national levels. She is the 2021 recipient of the inaugural Social Justice Impact Award from the NAACP Image Awards.

National Tour Schedule**:
November 9, 2021 · The Florida Theatre, Jacksonville, FL
November 10, 2021 · Theater at Grand Prairie, Grand Prairie, TX
November 16, 2021 · Tennessee Arts Center, Nashville, TN
November 17, 2021 · Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte, NC
November 18, 2021 · Durham Performing Arts Ctr., Durham, SC

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 website,

“A Conversation with
  Stacey Abrams”

Tues., November 9, 2021
TIME: 7:30 p.m.
TICKETS: $49.50 - $200

LOCATION: The Florida Theatre
       128 East Forsyth Street.
       Jacksonville, FL 32202
       (904) 355 -
ARTS (2787)

‘Fiddler On The Roof will be in JAX soon

FSCJ Artist Series Broadway in Jacksonville presents a fresh take on a beloved masterpiece coming to The Times-Union Center. Tony®-winning director Bartlett Sher brings his fresh take on a beloved masterpiece to life as FIDDLER ON THE ROOF” stops in Jacksonville on the North American tour direct from Broadway. The beloved theatrical masterpiece from Tony winner Joseph Stein and Pulitzer Prize winners Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick will be on stage from November 2–7, 2021.

The original production won ten Tony Awards, including a special Tony for becoming the longest-running Broadway musical of all time. You’ll be there when the sun rises on this new production, with stunning movement and dance from acclaimed Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter, inspired by the original staging by Jerome Robbins. A wonderful cast and a lavish orchestra tell this heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and the timeless traditions that define faith and family.

Featuring the Broadway classics: “Tradition,” “If I Were a Rich Man,” “Sunrise, Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and “To Life,” FIDDLER ON THE ROOF will introduce a new generation to this uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!

“Fiddler On The Roof”

Tuesday, November 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 5 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, November 6 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, November 6 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, November 7 at 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 7 at 7:30 p.m.

TICKETS: can be purchased online 24/7. Groups of 10 or more are eligible to a discount on tickets to most shows.  To receive the best pricing, reserve your group tickets today. Groups may begin placing reservation requests by calling (904) 632-5050 or emailing.

LOCATION: Times Union Center Performing Arts
Moran Theater
      300 West Water St.
      Jacksonville, FL 32202
      (904) 632-5000

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

MOSH receives $100,000 gift

The Museum of Science & History (MOSH) announced today that Stellar has committed $100,000 to the MOSH Genesis campaign. The contribution will be distributed in four annual $25,000 installments to begin this year.

Established in 1985, Stellar is a Jacksonville-based diversified contracting firm recognized as a global leader in architecture, engineering and construction services. With more than 800 employees, it is a company that celebrates innovation, entrepreneurship and collaboration.

“Our support of MOSH Genesis reflects our commitment to investing both in the next generation of innovators, as well as a new era of Downtown vitality,” said Mike Santarone, Chief Executive Officer of Stellar. “MOSH has been a vital part of our community for decades, and we’re proud to be a part of this new chapter of growth.”

In March of 2019, MOSH announced the launch of its capital campaign with the goal of raising $20 million in community support from individuals, businesses and corporations, foundations and other community stakeholders. Originally called MOSH 2.0, the campaign has been retitled MOSH Genesis to better encapsulate the Museum’s vision of bold transformation for the institution and its role in Downtown revitalization.

This commitment expands Stellar’s connection to the Museum, which started with Richard Lovelace, Senior Vice President, who served on the MOSH Board of Trustees from 2018 through 2021.

“Stellar is a company that has been an integral part of Jacksonville’s growth and development,” said Bruce Fafard, CEO of MOSH. “We are grateful for their generous support. This gift will provide sustained momentum in our goal of building a dynamic center of innovation and exploration in Downtown Jacksonville.”