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Posted by: Rawson, Laura
6/24/2019

Closing out the celebration of June as national African American Music Appreciation Month, “Free Fridays” hosts popular reggae band, De Lions of Jah, to play a concert Friday, June 28, at 8 p.m. The Jacksonville, Florida band has been dubbed “the best reggae band in Duval County.”

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
6/17/2019

The “Free Fridays” Concert Series, as part of its celebration of June as African American Music Appreciation Month,  presents The Shakedown Friday, June  21 from 8-10 p.m. at the Bo Diddley Plaza.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
6/10/2019

The band Fast Lane features funk, soul and R&B at its “Free Fridays” concert, held Friday, June 14 from 8-10 p.m. at the Bo Diddley Plaza.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
6/3/2019

A celebration of African American Music Appreciation Month occurs every Friday night in June at the Bo Diddley Plaza as part of the “Free Fridays” concert series. Inspired by the dream of late local musicians Richard Baxter and Roland Burns, African American Music Appreciation Month has been celebrated in Gainesville since 1998.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
5/27/2019

Mick Marino, Mark Miale, Tony McMahon and Friends play a tribute to the music of Stephen Stills at the “Free Fridays” Concert Series at Bo Diddley Plaza in downtown Gainesville Friday, May 31 from 8-10 p.m.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
5/20/2019

The Bridget Kelly Band is playing at the “Free Fridays” Concert Series at the Bo Diddley Plaza in downtown Gainesville Friday, May 24 from 8-10 p.m.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
5/13/2019

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department presents Gypsy jazz band Hot Club de Ville Friday, May 17 from 8-10 p.m. at Bo Diddley Plaza in downtown Gainesville. The public is invited to bring their blankets and lawn chairs to our beautiful downtown amphitheater and enjoy this free concert under the stars.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
5/3/2019

The band Crooked Counsel plays at the “Free Fridays” Concert Series at Bo Diddley Plaza in downtown Gainesville Friday, May 10 from 8-10 p.m. Crooked Counsel has been part of the Gainesville music scene since 1994, and is known for its wide variety of high energy rock ‘n’ roll. Known for their diversity, the band plays a wide range of music from artists of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s.

The City of Gainesville presents a Gainesville150! anniversary concert Saturday, April 13 from 6-11:30 p.m. at Bo Diddley Plaza in downtown Gainesville. The concert features four bands that pay tribute to the music of Gainesville’s nine Rock and Roll Hall of Fame musicians; Bo Diddley, Stephen Stills, the Eagles and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, in addition to the headliner, The Bayjacks featuring Tom Leadon of Mudcrutch.
Posted by: Rawson, Laura
3/25/2019

The City of Gainesville presents a Gainesville150! anniversary concert Saturday, April 13 from 6-11:30 p.m. at Bo Diddley Plaza in downtown Gainesville. The concert features four bands that pay tribute to the music of Gainesville’s nine Rock & Roll Hall of Fame musicians; Bo Diddley, Stephen Stills, the Eagles and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, in addition to the headliner, The Bayjacks featuring Tom Leadon of Mudcrutch. There are also food trucks, craft vendors, contests, roving street performers and Story Cycle, a mobile recording booth on a bicycle that peddles through the downtown area and allows residents to record their Gainesville stories for posterity.

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