August 16th, 2017 - With Leon County and other surrounding areas getting ready to head back to school this week, the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center decided to pitch in. This past Thursday the Tucker Center hosted a back-to-school supplies drive in the arena restaurant Spotlight Grill. Drawing over thirty people, the Tucker Center provided food, drinks and a networking event through the local BNI chapter. Per their website, “BNI provides a positive, supportive, and structured environment for the development and exchange of quality business referrals.” These local area business professionals came out in force with supplies in hand, totaling over 2,300 much-needed items. These included 20 backpacks, 100 notebooks, 500 pencils, 300 pens, 200 highlighters, 30 Clorox wipes, 1,000 erasers, 50 composition notebooks and 30 packs of notebook paper. Once collected, these items were delivered to Sabal Palm Elementary located just miles from the Tucker Center.
July 25th, 2017 - The Donald L. Tucker Civic Center, a Spectra by Comcast Spectacor managed facility located on the campus of Florida State University, has received a distinguished honor from Venues Today. Based upon total gross ticket sales and attendance from April 1, 2016 thru March 31, 2017, the Tucker Center ranked 3rd within the state of Florida in venues with a capacity of 10,001 – 15,000 according to Venues Today.
Venues Today is the leading source of original reporting for live entertainment and events, serving management, owners, and suppliers to music, sports, and meeting venues internationally with an average of 1,500-2,000 venues reporting. Over the last year, the Tucker Center hosted a variety of concerts including Chance The Rapper, Florida Georgia Line’s “Dig Your Roots Tour”, Earth, Wind & Fire, Lil Wayne and Toby Mac. Other events that contributed to the venue’s #3 ranking include Daniel Tosh’s “Tosh.Show On Campus Tour”, Monster Jam, The Harlem Globetrotters, ANNIE The Musical, Katt Williams’ “Conspiracy Theory Tour”, Sesame Street Live, Disney Live, The Price is Right Live, WWE Live, and the 2017 Women’s NCAA Tournament 1st & 2nd rounds.
One other property Spectra by Comcast Spectacor operates in Florida also made the list, CFE Arena in Orlando, Florida on the campus of the University of Central Florida. In addition to the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center and CFE Arena, Spectra provides a network of integrated services, which includes Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, and Partnerships, to more than 25 Florida sports and entertainment venues, including the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami, FL; the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, FL; Orlando City Stadium in Orlando, FL; and Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo.
July 19th, 2017- The area’s most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes have been selected to participate in the hottest event of the season — Tallahassee Magazine’s Top Singles with presenting sponsor Tallahassee Plastic Surgery Clinic. The Masquerade affair will be taking place in the versatile Exhibit Hall inside the Tucker Center on July 29th. The Tucker Center will be transformed from the vision of lead event designer John Gandy Events. DJ services will be provided by Greg Tish and Tish Entertainment. In an effort to raise money for their selected charities, each man or woman will be paired with a live auction package. Some of these packages include getaways to ResortQuest, SanDestin Golf and many more all accompanied with a luxury vehicle from Capital Eurocars. Cocktail hour is from 6-7pm with the event to follow and a limited number of tickets are still available. Purchase your tickets today and check out the event space capabilities that the Tucker Center has to offer. For more event information click HERE or find the event page on Facebook.
July 12th, 2017 - Per the Florida Legions' website, "American Legion Boys State is among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for U.S. high school students. Founded in 1935, Boys State is a participatory program in which students become part of the operation of local, county, and state government." This week-long immersive program invites the top students from around the state a chance to learn first-hand the structure of various forms of state government. The students elect their peers to numerous positions and committees in office simulating the official government system of the state of Florida. The event utilized numerous event rooms throughout the Tucker Center, proving the versatility of the event space. The Tucker Center offered daily meals in dining areas, a grand assembly room with stage, polling stations and many more diverse meeting rooms. For more information on Boys State click HERE or follow their official Twitter account @FLBoysState or #FALBS. For mor information on the event space the Tucker Center has to offer click HERE.
Photo: FSU President John Thrasher addressing the particiapants. Credit: @FLBoysState