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September 13, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center located at 910 South College Street

Step behind the curtain with Christopher Heacox, executive director of the Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center, as he discusses what it takes to open an 85,000 square foot venue from construction to headlining performances. Backstage tours of the new center will also be available.


Christopher Heacox


Christopher J. Heacox serves as the inaugural Executive Director of the Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center at Auburn University where he leads the artistic, administrative, and philanthropic direction of the center. His work in performing arts presenting spans over fifteen years including Opening Nights Performing Arts at Florida State University (Tallahassee, Florida), Friday Musicale (Jacksonville, Florida), the Porter Center for the Performing Arts (North Carolina), and Riverside Fine Arts Association (Jacksonville, Florida).

Mr. Heacox is a current member of the board of directors for the Association of Performing Arts Professionals; the national service, advocacy, and membership organization for the performing arts presenting field. His service on boards and organizations includes serving as the immediate Past-president of the Florida Professional Presenters Consortium, South Arts Southern Presenters Consortium, Council on Culture and Arts (Tallahassee/Leon County) Board of Directors, Tallahassee/Leon County Cultural Plan Review Committee, STAGE Committee for the Capital City Amphitheater, State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs Strategic Planning Team, Opportunity Tallahassee, and Leadership Jacksonville.

Mr. Heacox studied saxophone performance at the Florida State University and earned a Master of Music in Jazz and Contemporary Media from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. Christopher is married with two sons and lives in Auburn.

The series is sponsored by the Auburn Alumni Association, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Auburn University, Auburn Athletics and the Office of Communications and Marketing.  For more information, go to