High Dive is a multi-faceted live event space. While primarily known for hosting bands, comedians and food truck rallys, HD is also available for a wide variety of special events including benefits, film screenings, art shows, pub crawls, holiday parties, dance parties, karaoke, listening parties, birthday parties, private events, rentals, even weddings.
All Event & Show Bookings
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Note to Local Bands
We want to hear from you! If you are new and/ or don’t have a large following yet, you aren’t likely to get the prime weekend spots. You will probably have to start with a weekday show and work your way up. Once you are booked, we encourage and expect you to promote the show to its fullest. Tell your friends (in person, over the phone, online), send out event invites and post often about it, sell tickets, distribute flyers, contact local press, paint the 34th St wall – anything that will get the word out! If your band doesn’t bring a crowd to our large room, you are much less likely to be invited back.
Note to Touring Bands
High Dive is one of the largest venues in Gainesville and cannot accommodate every booking request. If you are an unknown out of town band with no fan base or only a few friends in Gainesville, this probably isn’t the place for you to play. We suggest you do your research on sites like Facebook and Reverbnation to find local bands that might want to play with you. Bottom line – we typically don’t book bands we aren’t familiar with. If you haven’t ever played at High Dive – or in Gainesville before – then you probably aren’t going to get that sweet opening spot with your favorite touring band.
Unfortunately, we receive a large amount of booking requests every day and cannot reply to all of them. We apologize in advance.