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The City of Gainesville’s “Free Fridays” Concert Series and the Gainesville Latino Film Festival (GLFF) have partnered to bring the Gainesville community an incredible Latin night with “el Maestro de la salsa” Gilberto de Paz and Tropix Friday, Sept. 28 from 8-10 p.m.

The Galleries at the Historic Thomas Center are pleased to announce the new RockPaperScissors - Playing with Material Change exhibition, which will run Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 – Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. An opening reception will take place Friday, Sept. 28 from 7–9 p.m. during Artwalk Gainesville. The event includes a musical performance by blues and soul band The Ramblin’ Mutts.

Michael Claytor & His Friends will play at the “Free Fridays” Concert Series Friday, Sept. 21 at Bo Diddley Plaza in downtown Gainesville.

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, in cooperation with Shake Rag Cultural Center, Inc., once again welcomes Americana singer/songwriter Verlon Thompson to the next Jewel Box Concert at the Thomas Center on Friday, Sept. 21.

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is hosting The Beatles tribute band, The Impostors, at the “Free Fridays” Concert Series Friday, Sept. 14.

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The Shambles perform at “Free Fridays” Concert Series Friday, Sept. 7 from 8-10 p.m. at the Bo Diddley Plaza in downtown Gainesville.

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The Progressive Rock Experience pays tribute to ‘70s progressive rock at Bo Diddley Plaza in downtown Gainesville Friday, Aug. 31 from 8-10 p.m.

Two bands that include some of Gainesville’s most accomplished musicians pay tribute to the music of two iconic supergroups at the “Free Fridays” Concert Series on Friday, Aug. 24. This concert pays tribute to Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; both groups featured superstar musicians Stephen Stills and Neil Young.

Heavy Petty returns to the “Free Fridays” Concert Series with a tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Friday, Aug. 17 from 8-10 p.m. Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Famer Tom Petty is one of the most famous musicians to hail from Gainesville, Florida. Heavy Petty is Gainesville’s own Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers tribute band.  The band first played on Valentine's night in 2010 at Common Grounds in downtown Gainesville. Since then, the five-piece rock ‘n’ roll band has played many different events and venues in and around Gainesville. Heavy Petty prides itself in playing Tom Petty songs with attention paid to strict interpretation, but also in being able to rock out, have a lot of fun and get the crowd involved. 

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