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Posted by: Rawson, Laura
5/17/2017

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department presents the Nancy Luca Band with Anna Marie Friday, May 26 from 8-10 p.m. at the Bo Diddley Plaza. 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
5/10/2017

The “Free Fridays” Concert Series presents a tribute to the music of the Grateful Dead Friday, May 19 from 8-10 p.m. at the Bo Diddley Plaza. 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
5/3/2017

The band Fast Lane will feature funk, soul and R&B at its “Free Fridays” concert, held Friday, May 12 from 8-10 p.m.

Municipal Minutes is an electronic newsletter for the community. The monthly e-newsletter provides information about upcoming activities, projects and events in the City of Gainesville. For more information about this e-newsletter, please contact the Communications Office at 334-5017.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
4/19/2017

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department presents The Detours Friday, April 28 from 8-10 p.m. at the Bo Diddley Plaza. 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
4/12/2017

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department presents Gypsy jazz band Hot Club de Ville Friday, April 21 from 8-10 p.m. at the Bo Diddley Plaza. 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
4/5/2017

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department announces the highly anticipated 2017 “Free Fridays” season concert schedule. The public is invited to join us for our annual series of free, family-friendly concerts at the Bo Diddley Plaza in downtown Gainesville.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
10/12/2016
University of Florida’s World Music Ensembles will present a “Free Fridays” concert at the Bo Diddley Plaza Friday, Oct. 21 at 8 p.m.  The event features student and faculty musicians and dancers from UF’s College of the Arts for an evening of lively Brazilian and West African music and dance traditions.
Posted by: Rawson, Laura
10/5/2016

GramFest, the annual concert tribute to the life and music of country rocker Gram Parsons, joins the “Free Fridays” concert lineup Friday, Oct. 14 from 8-10 p.m. at the Bo Diddley Plaza. Parsons was an American singer, songwriter, guitarist and pianist, and is considered to be the father of the country-rock music genre. He was a member of The International Submarine Band, The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers. Parsons is also known for teaming up with country star Emmylou Harris on recordings and duets, as well as performing as a solo artist. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked him no. 87 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. During his short life, Parsons was considered a cult figure whose songwriting and musical style influenced many groups of his era including such notables as The Rolling Stones. According to longtime GramFest organizer Mick Marino, “Gram was the first artist to blend real country music with rock and roll and rhythm and blues. He was a real innovator.” Parsons died in 1973 of a drug overdose at the age of 26.

Municipal Minutes is an electronic newsletter for the community. The monthly e-newsletter provides information about upcoming activities, projects and events in the City of Gainesville. For more information about this e-newsletter, please contact the Communications Office at 334-5017.
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