Gainesville's Home For Live Music
210 SW 2nd Ave. Gainesville, FL 32601

Celebrate Your Next Special Occasion at High Dive!

While live music and performance is at the core of our venue, High Dive is much, much more! HD is a multi-faceted event venue with indoor & outdoor spaces, a large parking lot, 2 full bars, and a large stage. We are highly equipped and available for:

  • Parties: Birthday, Company, Holiday, etc
  • Student organization functions
  • Benefit / charitable events
  • Brand / Promotional events
  • Pub Crawls
  • Film Screenings
  • Live Theater
  • Weddings / Receptions
  • Art Shows
  • Rehearsals & more

If you can imagine it, High Dive can bring your vision to life! High Dive has full audio, video and light package in house, large stage, comfortable backstage / dressing room, and a large supply of tables and seating (both permanent and temporary). The 2 venue spaces can be configured in a variety of ways to serve parties large to small. Please inquire about your specific event layout.

High Dive has access to top notch talent that can be booked to perform at your event, both local and national. Food catering is also available from a variety of vendors. Our staff has over 20 years of event experience to assist the novice event planner, and we are happy to work with your professional event planner as well.

Contact Patrick Lavery, High Dive Events Manager today to discuss your event. Email

Event Testimonials


“High Dive is, without a doubt, the best place to throw a private event or show in Gainesville. The University of Florida Law School holds its  annual talent show at High Dive, and every year we are blown away about how much fun we have in such a cool and professional environment. There’s a reason we return year after year, and that is because year after year our event goes off without a hitch! “

– Michael Tamayo, Special Events Chair, University of Florida Association of Public Interest Law 


“Working with the High Dive staff is such a pleasure! They are professional and responsive and I have always felt taken care of and appreciated.  Always my first venue choice in Gainesville.”

– Sally B. Dash, burlesque producer, April 2018


“The High Dive was excellent!  We recently held a memorial concert for a dear friend and our crowd of approximately 100 enjoyed the entire 4 Hour event. They had the tables prepared for the food when we arrived and with the seating outside included there was plenty of room. The bartender was excellent and she knew just what to pour. The band was rockin’ original 80s metal and the sound was perfect thanks to the professional crew provided. Bathrooms were clean and parking was adequate for our crowd. It was apparent that everybody involved at the venue had experience and to top it off  they charged a very fair rate for the rental. 5 stars.”

– Geoffrey May, March 2018


“When we decided to record a music video, we knew we wanted to use High Dive. Working with their staff made the experience fun and stress free! They are easy to work with and want to ensure that your event is a success.”

– Lizzie F, Gestalt A Cappella, March 2017


“We held our client appreciation party at High Dive with live music from Ken and Drew of Sister Hazel, and we couldn’t have picked a better venue!  Pat and the entire staff were available every step of the way and were very helpful the night of the event to make sure everything ran smoothly. Great venue, great people, great time. Highly recommend the High Dive for your next event or music concert.”

– Radley Ruland, Rad Wear Inc., August 2016


“Excellent experience.. superb! Pat was so easy to deal with, always quick to respond, helpful and professional. From the moment we arrived the staff was on their game. High Dive have perfected customer service.”

– Sherrie Cebert, Grand Slam Country Jam benefit event, June 2016