About The Moon

The Moon was designed, funded, and has been operated by Scott Carswell since May 1,
1984 when he arranged for the purchase of a closed A&P Grocery store located at 1105
East Lafayette St. and began development.  Since 1988 when Scott and Julie married,
the operations have been managed by both as general managers and co-owners.

Opened April 24, 1985

 The Moon is Tallahassee’s premier variety showcase for entertainment and community events.   The Moon was designed for event diversity and flexibility.  The Moon is Tallahassee’s Community Arts Center.  For 40 years, and counting, the Tallahassee community has been involved with and benefited from The

In 1984, it was unheard of to have a concert/nightclub venue switch from country to hip-
hop, to jazz, to rock, with banquets and benefits on back-to-back nights. The Moon
opened with a pop-rock group The Producers, and within three weeks hosted “non-
smoking” Dance Nights, a classical performance by Leonidas Lipovetsky, jazz with
Spyro Gyra, country with John Anderson, R&B with The Manhattans, and Big Band by
Guy Lombardo.  The Moon has not stopped presenting all genres of entertainment and
community benefits since.

The Moon has been home to such headliners as Dionne Warwick, Hall & Oats, The
Temptations, Bonnie Raitt, John Prine, Joe Cocker, Willie Nelson, George Strait, Kenny
Chesney, The Judds, Billie Dean, Jimmy Buffet, BB King, George Clinton, Skrillex, T-Pain,
Tab Benoit, Gregg Allman, Derek Trucks, and Susan Tedeschi, Jeezy, J. Cole, Future,
Widespread Panic, Red Hot Chili Peppers, JJ Grey, and Mofro, The Ramones, and
hundreds more.  Florida State University Student Campus Entertainment has presented
over 350 concerts

In addition to our diverse programming of events, hundreds of benefits have been
hosted at the Moon, including fundraisers, galas, and events for worthy causes
throughout our region. Some of the long-running charitable organizations that have
hosted their benefit events at The Moon include;  Springtime Tallahassee, Carmen
Cummings Sickle Cell Gala, The Pyramid Players, Big Bend Cares, Big Bend Hospice,
Alzheimer’s Benefit, City Church services, St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Muscular
Dystrophy Association, Word of South Festival, Lloyd Music Festival, The Urban League
Gala, Capital City Press Skits, Tom Joyner Live Shows, The American Red Cross,
Legislative Black Caucus, Habitat for Humanity, Fraternal Order of Police, FAMU Annual
Homecoming Alumni Galas, The Governor’s Inaugural Ball and many more.


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