Blues, Brews and BBQ

On the evening of Tuesday, October 1, 2013, the community is invited to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Florida Theatre’s restoration and Grand Reopening on October 1, 1983 at Blues, Brews & BBQ presented by St. John & Partners. The event will honor civic leaders who lead the effort to save the theatre in the early 1980s: Mr. Jeff Dunn, then Chairman of the Arts Assembly Board; Mr. E. William Nash, then CEO of Prudential and Chair of the Fundraising Campaign; Mr. Trinita Logue, then President of the Arts Assembly; and The Honorable Jake Godbold, Mayor of Jacksonville 1978-1987.

Blues, Brews and BBQ will offer guests a fun and festive evening featuring live entertainment by local blues musicians including Ben Steadman, playing under the iconic “Florida” marquee, and continuous music on the stage by Toots Lorraine & The Traffic, in rotation with Grandpa’s Cough Medicine; craft beer from Aardwolf Brewery, Intuition Ale Works, and Pinglehead Brewing Company; gourmet eats including butler passed hors d’oeuvres, Mojo BBQ, and mini desserts; and tours of the historic Florida Theatre. A cash bar will also be available for wine, liquor, and mixed drinks.

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