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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.
Posted by: Rawson, Laura
9/14/2016

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. 23 from 8-10 p.m.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
9/7/2016

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department will host The Beatles tribute band, The Impostors, at the “Free Fridays” Concert Series Friday, Sept. 16.

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
8/31/2016

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department features Flat Land at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9 as part of the “Free Fridays” Concert Series.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
8/25/2016

The Duppies perform at “Free Fridays” Friday, Sept. 2 at 8 p.m. The Duppies are a high-powered, seven-piece band formed in Gainesville in 2004. Since that time, this popular ska, rocksteady and reggae band has received the attention of audiences beyond the local scene by touring throughout the United States. Band members include The Duppies founder, Brian Hiebel (lead vocals/percussion), Tony Farah (bass), Ryan Bonner (keyboards), Daniel Kinney (drums), Chris Chiares (guitar), Patrick Oberlin (trumpet/trombone) and Jose Pineiro (sax/backing vocals).

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
8/18/2016

Jana Horton-Kowitz and her band, Time Fades Away, take Gainesville on a journey with “Road Tested-Through the Decades,” a tribute to 10-time Grammy award winner Bonnie Raitt, at the “Free Fridays” Concert Series, Friday Aug. 26

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
8/11/2016

The Shambles perform at “Free Fridays” Friday, Aug. 19 at 8 p.m. The Shambles are a rock ‘n’ roll dance band that play an eclectic mix of classic rock, contemporary blues, cosmic country music and Shambles dance party music that includes songs from Steely Dan, as well as Santana, Gram Parsons, Grateful Dead, Amy Winehouse, Beth Hart, The Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, Little Feat, Stevie Wonder and Talking Heads.

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