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The University of Florida’s World Music Ensembles present a “Free Fridays” concert at the Bo Diddley Plaza Friday, Oct. 19 at 8 p.m.  The event features student and faculty musicians and dancers from UF’s College of the Arts. The lively evening of music and dance also features a guest appearance by world-renowned Brazilian guitarist Yamandú Costa.

The “Free Fridays” Concert Series presents a tribute to the music of Woodstock and a tribute to the music of Jimi Hendrix at Bo Diddley Plaza Friday, Oct. 12 at 8 p.m.

Cathy DeWitt and Friends perform Both Sides Now: A Tribute to the Music of Joni Mitchell at the “Free Fridays” Concert Series Friday, Oct. 5 at the Bo Diddley Plaza in downtown Gainesville.

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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.

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 is hosting The Beatles tribute band, The Impostors, at the “Free Fridays” Concert Series Friday, Sept. 14.

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.

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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