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Britt Alcohol Policy Update

Published: July 1, 2022

In January 2022, the Britt Music & Arts Festival Board of Directors voted unanimously to change its alcoholic beverage policy to close outside alcohol during all Britt Presents (Music & Comedy) events. This decision followed years of collecting feedback from patrons, performers, the Jacksonville City Council, Jacksonville Police Department, and neighbors. 

After a multi-year review, this decision is in line with Britt’s ongoing focus on safety for our patrons, volunteers, and staff, as well as our financial goals, revenue streams, and industry standards among peer organizations. The Britt Music & Arts Festival is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization with a mission to create experiences of discovery and community through excellent performances of music and the arts. Britt deliberately works to keep its ticket prices lower than our for-profit peers in order to serve the broadest possible audience. In addition to our beloved popular music and orchestra concerts, we provide free education programs to thousands of children year-round, both at Britt and in schools and other community spaces. We also manage and maintain the Britt Hill Park for visitors and other organizations all year, investing in our community’s use of the space.

All told, our work serves nearly a hundred thousand people every year, and we have big dreams for the future. We could not achieve this without significant financial support, and concession sales are an important part of our revenue stream; every drink purchased by our patrons directly supports these programs that enrich the community for years to come. Our decision to close Britt to outside alcohol provides crucial income to support our work, and we are grateful to our patrons for supporting us as we make this change.

Your ticket & concession purchases, donations, membership, and support bring Britt Music & Arts Festival to life. Thank you.