Named in 2016 as one of the "100 Greatest American Music Venues" by renowned music blog Consequences of Sound , High Dive delivers a first class event experience day after day, including live music and comedy, alternative theater, food truck rallys, private rentals and so much more. Some of the biggest bands that come to Gainesville play at High Dive, and we simultaneously offer a space for local artists to play and for non-profits to raise funds.
In March the State of FL ordered all bars and nightclubs shut for the next 30 days. That shutdown lasted almost 3 months. In that time we tried a wide array of fundraisers and raised enough to pay one months rent. In June we were told we could re-open on 2 days notice. We spent a month developing a safety plan and booking 6 weeks worth of shows as well as spending thousands of dollars on supplies to reopen.
On June 26th just one week before our planned reopening the FL Department of Business and Professional Regulations closed all bars again. Instead of closing down just the problem businesses, they are punishing everyone. There have been no guidelines, no plan, no enforcement from the get go. People across all industries are behaving badly, and bars are being blamed for the uptick in numbers.
We are devasted and back to square one. We do not know when - or if - we will be able to reopen without help. Our monthly fixed costs while closed are over $10,000 and we have no way to make money without people in the building - alcohol and ticket sales are our only sources of revenue.
Your donation will be split between our awesome staff and a fund to pay unavoidable overhead during this forced closure.
Donate at the following levels and receive these benefits:
$10 HD Sticker
$25 HD Sticker + HD Coozie
** $35 FEST 19 PACKAGE includes HD Sticker + HD Coozie + 1 day of Bag Check at Fest 19
$50 HD Sticker + HD T- Shirt
$80 HD Sticker + Guest List to any 2020 show that is not sold out
$120 HD Sticker + HD Zip-up Hoodie
$180 HD Sticker + HD Zip-up Hoodie + Guest list to any 2020 show thats not sold out
$250 HD sticker + HD coozie, HD Shirt, HD Zip-up Hoodie and Summer 2020 season pass (limit 10)
** All Merch will be available pick up shortly after we re-open **
We need your help to survive! Thank you Gainesville for allowing us to serve you for 9 years. We hope to have 9 more!
The High Dive Team
More info at highdivegainesville.com
- Jimmy Gomez
- Rachel Taft
- Evergreen Tree Company
Fundraising team: High Dive Gainesville (7)
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