Special Jazz Concert to Benefit Park Improvements at the Northeast 31st Avenue Park


The Gainesville Woman's Club (GWC) is hosting a special concert featuring the University of Florida Jazz Band with trumpeter Scott Wilson Sunday, March 18 at 4 p.m. at the Gainesville Woman’s Club, located at 2809 W. University Ave. This event is a GWC signature project, which will benefit the community and the Gainesville Arts and Parks (GAP) Foundation, Inc. Proceeds from the fundraiser will be donated to the GAP Foundation for future park improvements at the Northeast 31st Avenue Park. The park is in need of substantial upgrades to its playground and tennis and basketball courts, as well as new features such as picnic pavilions and walking paths. Research shows that children benefit greatly from outdoor play and being in nature. Parks give children the opportunity to appreciate and interact with the natural world around them and to play outside.

Concert tickets are $35. Information about the performance and purchasing tickets is available online at For more information or to order tickets, please contact the Gainesville Woman’s Club at 352-376-3901 or Tickets may also be purchased at the door.

The Gainesville Arts & Parks Foundation, Inc. was established in 2015 to support the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA). The foundation is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization whose purpose is to support the projects and programs identified in the PRCA Master Plan, Vision 2020, by filling funding gaps and helping bring the plan to life. Their vision is “A World Class Arts and Parks Community.” More information is available at

The Gainesville Woman's Club has been an active supporter of community projects since 1903, and is a charitable, service-oriented 501(c)(3) organization affiliated with the General Federation of Women’s Clubs and GFWC Florida Federation of Women’s Clubs.  The organization focuses on helping the young people in Alachua County by improving schools by donating funds for such items as playground equipment at Idylwild Elementary School and musical instruments at Duval Elementary School.