Sleep Inn & Suites University/Shands
4110 SW 40th Boulevard
Gainesville, FL 32608
Phone: (352) 376-4145
Fax: (352) 505-0005
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!
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.
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.
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.
One of the popular theaters in the city, Acrosstown Repertory Theatre, or A.R.T, is one of the entities that contributes to the cultural scene of Gainesville. Located in the Porters Community neighborhood of the city, this theater has been, since 1980, providing a varied programing, ranging from plays, to concerts, and dance performances. Do see the website to know more.
Housed inside a former Baptist church, The Church of Holy Colors is an underground art space that serves as a base for passionate amateur artists like Evan Galbicka, Felici Asteinza and Joey Fillastre. The interior walls of the venue are covered with beautiful abstract murals and modern art works that is bound to floor even the most discerning art admirer. Apart from hosting art exhibits, the gallery also serves as a rehearsal space for bands and as a venue for concerts. Call ahead to know more about The Church of Holy Colors.
If you are a country music fan, looking for those familiar tunes amid all the Rock, R&B, House, or Latin music that is found abundantly throughout most clubs Gainesville, then head to :08, or Eight Seconds, Gainesville. This nightclub prides itself on being a popular hot-spot for country music, and, perhaps, locals will back up these claims. Located in the heart of the city, along the ever-bustling University Avenue, this club features bands from all over the country on its stage. If you come for the music, then you might stay for the drink specials on beers, cocktails, and more. The club also offers entertaining club nights from Thursday to Saturday, and the venue cal be hired for private events from Monday to Wednesday.
With a history dating back to 1884, this historic building has seen many establishments housed in its premises to finally being an eclectic event venue. The Wooly is a 4,400 square feet (408.77 square meters) multifaceted space that is used for cultural programs such as art shows, film screenings and concerts. It is also a popular spot for fundraisers, weddings and other celebrations. The customized bar has a wide selection of signature cocktails, craft beers and selected wine. They even provide catering service by the in-house chef. The state-of-the-art equipments and trained staff makes The Wooly a great place for any occasion.
A popular space for a variety of events in the city, Bo Diddley Community Plaza can be found in the bustling downtown area of the city, on the popular University Avenue. Named after the rock n' roll legend, Bo Diddley, this venue plays host to concerts, festivals, and much more. Also, the plaza features a sheltered stage and the surrounding lawns serve as a picnic area, where locals and visitors gather for a day of fun with the family. To know more about the venue, please call.
One of the premier hubs of culture and entertainment in the city, the Thomas Center is located in the northern part of Gainesville. The building in which the center is housed is a National Heritage structure, and has been standing firm since 1910, when the house was finished for Major William Reuben Thomas and his family. It is this history that gives the center its unique character which is evident in its art galleries, banquet rooms, meeting rooms, and other facilities. Do see the website to know more.