Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Announces Opening Date for New Venue Called Judson’s Live

Judson's Live

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Orlando has announced the details for the grand opening of its FIFTH venue, the Joyce & Judson Green Room, also called Judson’s Live.

Judson’s Live is said to be inspired by legendary listening rooms from the world’s most iconic music cities.

“This venue will be an incredible place to celebrate jazz and shine a spotlight on renowned artists and other music genres, which was Judson’s dream,” said Joyce Green, Dr. Phillips Center Board Member and Founding Donor. “Judson and I were so thrilled to contribute to bringing this highly creative space to reality.”

It promises an elevated atmosphere that brings audiences and international, national, and regional artists together in a table-style seating environment, that accommodates over 150 guests.

The guest experience is 90-minutes, with a 50-minute performance. Guests will enjoy a seasonal driven curated menu that features shareable plates, developed by the arts center’s executive chef, Jason Klingensmith.

Additionally, a craft cocktail and extensive brown spirits menu will be presented alongside wine offerings, hand-selected by the in-house sommelier.

“Dizzy’s Club, the Blue Note and the Elephant Room are some of the most remarkable music rooms our team used as inspiration for Judson’s Live,” said Kathy Ramsberger, President & CEO of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

“With the quality and standard of all of our venues, Judson’s Live will deliver unique experiences that will showcase local musicians, draw in world-renowned artists and continue to be a place of inspiration where people love to be.”

In addition to the Green’s generous gift, other significant private donations have been made by Irving Matthews, Donna & Bill Wehner and Jacqueline Bradley & Clarence Otis and they have received naming recognition. Orange County Government and the City of Orlando also contributed to the completion of the venue.

Judson's Live grand opening

The Grand Opening

Judson’s Live is set to open Tuesday, February 6, 2024, with a month of diverse programming that includes headliners like Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Joshua Redman, Michel Camilo and Keb’ Mo’.

Tickets for these opening shows at Judson’s Live will start to go on sale Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at JudsonsLive.org.

The grand opening is supported by Joyce T. Green & family, Brasfield & Gorrie, Walt Disney World® Resort and McGriff Insurance. This venue joins the Walt Disney Theater, Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater, Steinmetz Hall and Seneff Arts Plaza on the Dr. Phillips Center campus.


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