Donald L. Tucker Civic Center

Florida State University

Donald L. Tucker Civic Center

Notable Events:

Hurricane Relief Concert (sold out in 11 minutes!), ZZ Top, Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Paw Patrol LIVE, Cirque du Soleil, Governor’s Inaugural Ball, Infinity Con, For King & Country, Harlem Globetrotters, Old Dominion


Since 2019, the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center has had 2 employees receive the IAVM 30 Under 30 Award.  In 2020, The Tucker Center received the “We Are Spectra Award” which highlights a Spectra venue that truly embodies and demonstrates the company’s manifesto & 7 guiding principles. In January 2020, the venue celebrated its 2 Millionth fan through the doors since Spectra took over the account in 2014.


The Donald L. Tucker Civic Center at Florida State University is North Florida’s Premier Entertainment & Convention Center featuring a 12,500 seat arena, luxury suites, club seats, over 54,000 sq. ft. of meeting and exhibition space and an arena view restaurant, the Spotlight Grille.

It is easy to understand why over a half a million people attend events at the Tucker Center with the varied array of attractions we offer. Consider: a $33.8 million versatile, contemporary complex; excellent facilities; reasonable rates; and a cooperative and efficient staff that knows its business and your needs.

Some people come to the Tucker Center to enjoy the sounds of rock, country, pop and urban concerts. Some come for the thrills of FSU basketball, monster trucks, circus, rodeos, family shows and others come for conventions, banquets, expositions, or consumer and trade shows. Located downtown on Pensacola Street, we are only two blocks from the Capitol building and right across the street from the FSU Law School.

As the seat of State government, Tallahassee attracts thousands who come to maintain liaison with Florida’s public officials. In addition, Tallahassee is the home of two major universities (Florida State University and Florida A&M University) and Tallahassee Community College with a combined total enrollment of over 58,000 students who are constantly in search of good entertainment — certainly no small consideration when planning a public event.