True Blues

True Blues
Blues singer Henry Jones performs at Blues, Brews, Bourbon & BBQ, Sept. 7, 2023.

The Florida Theatre got soulful at its annual Blues, Brews, Bourbon & BBQ fundraising event at Bowing Oaks Event Center in Jacksonville, Sept. 7, 2023. The food-and-spirits offerings included more than 20 local vendors sampling their signature BBQ wings, pulled pork and smoked brisket alongside craft cocktails and brews. The Snacks Blues Band and blues singer Henry Jones entertained guests throughout the night as they dined, bid on silent auction items, and voted for the best participating restaurant.

“Adding a fourth ‘B’ to the equation, Bourbon, gave the event another dimension of Southern food and beverage culture to explore, and having the event at Bowing Oaks also added another dimension,” said Numa Saisselin, president of the Florida Theatre.

This event has traditionally been held at the Florida Theatre, but was relocated this year to Bowing Oaks, one of the theatre’s corporate partners, while the theatre is undergoing renovations. This year’s Blues, Brews, Bourbon & BBQ raised over $55,000. Since its inception in 2013, the event has raised over $351,000 for the historic, nonprofit Florida Theatre, which will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2027.

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