Quality Inn I-75 at Exit 399
15960 NW US Hwy 441
Alachua, FL 32615
Phone: (386) 462-2244
Fax: (386) 462-0412
Gainesville, FL, is known for having a vibrant and entertaining music and arts scene, and the existence of venues like Santa Fe Fine Arts Hall is what makes it so. Located on the campus of the Santa Fe College in the northwestern part of the city, the Santa Fe Fine Arts Hall opened in the Fall of 2011, and presents concerts, dance shows, theatrical performances and much more. The hall can seat 600 and comes equipped with excellent sound and lighting systems. See the website or call to know more.
The event is a one-day educational event for families and folks of all ages, which includes a tour of Lubee Bat Conservancy and the unique opportunity to see live fruit bats with 5 ft wingspans! Talks introducing bats as pollinators and about the native bats of Florida are given, along with information about ways that homeowners can avoid conflicts with bats and how maintaining healthy bat habitats benefit other plants and animals. Various groups with tables and displays including crafts, selling jewelry, photos, plants, and shirts will be available.
One of Florida's oldest community theaters having been founded in 1927, the Gainesville Community Playhouse features six shows during their season which usually consists of three musicals and three dramatic or comedy shows.
The Gainesville Ballet Theatre is a non-profit regional ballet company which performs classical and contemporary ballet. Its West Studio can be found at 7126 West University Avenue.
Formerly known as Perry Field, the Alfred A. McKethan Stadium is an excellent way for baseball fans of Florida University to catch baseball games as it is their home stadium. With a seating capacity of approximately 5,000, it includes all modern amenities that allows players and participants to enjoy a great sporting game. It indeed is a popular destination for all baseball fans.
The Stephen C. O'Connell Center brings people together through a volley of different recreational activities that include swimming, dance, gymnastics, martial arts and much more. University of Florida students, faculty, staff and their spouses can access this center. Guided tours of the center are also available, provided reservations are made in advance.
With a huge seating area consisting of 1,700 proscenium hall seats and 200 Black Box Theatre seats, the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is the place to be if you are an art lover! Located in the University of Florida Cultural Plaza, it is the house of all young and old talent in the art scene. International plays such as the Cats and varied performers such as Tony Bennett, Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma, David Sedaris, Bill Cosby, Jessye Norman and the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra have performed here! What's more, it has hosted world premieres and has played host to Romanian gymnasts! So if you are in the mood to see some real quality performances, head here!
Cheer your favorite team at any number of football matches at the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, located at the University of Florida campus. The stadium is the homeland for the ever-so-famous Gator Football Team.
Dance Alive National Ballet is a professional ballet touring company.
Built in the 1920s, the University Auditorium is a grand edifice that was built in order to promote music in every way possible. The auditorium boasts of a huge concert stage, phenomenal lights and acoustics and a seating capacity of 843. The modern facilities offered at the University Auditorium make it an ideal location for concerts, live musicals, dance shows and other art-related events. Several established as well as emerging musicians have showed their spark at this revered venue. Check website to know more.
Aptly named as The Jam, this venue features live music five days a week covering varied genres of music. Open from Tuesday to Saturday, it's calender features reggae concerts on Tuesdays, acoustic music on Wednesdays, Electric jam on Thursdays and the performances of national bands during the weekends. It's list of past performers includes hip hoppers Dead Prez, the electro-rock band Former Champions and Decon Uly. And if one is keen on lending their voice to the tunes, then visit their venue during their Karaoke nights.
The Downtown Community Plaza comes alive every Friday night from May to October as local talent and other cultural events are showcased. Enjoy live bands, dance performances, art, movies, theater groups, and more during the series.