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FSU Panama City to host 2 Opening Nights concerts

Erica Martin

FSU Panama City will present two concerts as part of Opening Nights, FSU’s performing arts series that engages the university, local and global communities in creative experiences. Bluegrass singer Sierra Hull will perform Dec. 9, and jazz singer/trumpet player Bria Skonberg will perform Feb. 24.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer our students and the community the opportunity to see two highly acclaimed Opening Nights performances on our campus,” FSU Panama City Dean Randy Hanna said. “The performing arts enrich and bring together a community. These performances also allow us to showcase our campus to new audience.”

Both performances, which were sponsored by the St. Joe Community Foundation, will be 7:30 p.m. at FSU Panama City’s St. Joe Community Foundation Lecture Hall in the Holley Academic Center. General admission tickets are $45 available for purchase online at 

As the university’s official performing arts presenter, Opening Nights has been bringing world-class performers in music, dance, theater, spoken word, film and visual arts to its campus for two decades. Opening Nights will host two performances at the Panama City campus as part of its 20th Anniversary celebration.

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  • 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9
  • Tickets $45

Sierra Hull has been recognized from age 11 as a virtuoso mandolin player, astonishing audiences and musicians alike. Now a seasoned musician in her mid-20s, Hull has delivered her most inspired recorded work to date. Her Grammy-nominated “Weighted Mind” is a landmark achievement, not just in Hull’s career, but in the world of folk-pop, bluegrass and acoustic music overall.

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  • 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24
  • Tickets $45

Vocalist, trumpeter and songwriter Bria Skonberg has been recognized as one of “25 for the Future” by DownBeat magazine and Vanity Fair cited her as a Millennial “Shaking Up the Jazz World.” On her new OKeh/Masterworks album “With a Twist,” she spins her cool and confident vocal style — and her sleek and timeless jazz chops — into a program that playfully nods to tradition while always looking ahead.


To purchase tickets online:
  • Visit the Opening Nights ticketing website.

  • Scroll to the desired performance, and click "Buy."

  • Check out via PayPal (however, you do not need a PayPal account to purchase your tickets). There is a $3 delivery fee per order for mail delivery. Print-at-Home (no fee) is recommended. There is a $1 service fee per ticket for tickets purchased online.

  • For questions regarding your online order, please call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at 850-644-6500.

Purchase tickets by phone:
  • Call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at 850-644-6500 to purchase your tickets by phone.

  • There is a $3 service fee per ticket for tickets purchased by phone.

  • There is a $3 delivery fee per order for mail delivery. Print-at-Home (no fee) is recommended.