High Dive is a live music and event venue unlike any other in Gainesville, providing a professional concert experience in a gritty rock n’ roll environment. This is the kind of space artists and music fans might typically expect only in a bigger city. High Dive has the largest and highest quality sound system of any venue in Gainesville and a recently updated lighting and video system.
High Dive was named #74 of “100 Greatest American Music Venues” by Consequence of Sound blog, one of only 3 ranked venues in Florida.
High Dive has a long and storied history of hosting live music for decades. Huge, influential bands such as Dave Matthew’s Band, Kenny Chesney, Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, 311, Black Keys, Paramore, Avett Brothers, and Against Me! as well as comedians such as Patton Oswalt have performed at this site going back to the 90’s.