Timucua White House
2000 S. Summerlin Ave., timucua.com
Almost no other music venue in the city can claim the singularity and pure cultural worth as this true Orlando jewel. And this spring, it could've been shut down. The beloved space is a beautiful, purpose-built and astonishingly professional facility, but it's part of a house in an established downtown neighborhood, which makes for all sorts of permitting complications. Luckily, the city had the wisdom to recognize the value of these public and mostly free events and, after an uncertain few months, granted Timucua a conditional use permit on the basis of its obvious public benefit, thus allowing a proud 16-year tradition to shine on.
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