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Free Fridays Concert Series

  • When: Friday, July 13, 2018,  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: Bo Didley Plaza, 100 SW 2nd Ave,Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free

From May 4 to October 19, 2018, Downtown Gainesville comes alive every Friday night from 8-10 pm as our local and regional bands and performing arts are showcased under the stars. Each year thousands come out to enjoy the FREE live concerts and shows in a family friendly environment.

June is African American Music Appreciation Month
June 1: Little Jake & the Soul Searchers (R&B, soul)
June 8: 21 Blue with Longineu Parsons and Ted Shumate (blues)
June 15: The Shakedown (blues, rock)
June 22: The Irie Ones (reggae)
June 29: Savants of Soul (soul, rock, indie)
July 6: All American Song Fest: Showtime Shenanigans (All American show tunes) by John Lowe and Will Winter
July 13: Wax Wings (jazz, folk)
July 20: Pine (folk)
July 27: A Tribute to the Music of Santana and Janis Joplin by Crooked Counsel
Aug. 3: Bridget Kelly (blues)
Aug. 10: The Duppies (ska, reggae)
Aug. 17: Heavy Petty/Hedges (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Tribute and originals)
Aug. 24: A Tribute to the Music of Buffalo Springfield by Mark Miale, Tony McMahon and Friends
Aug 31: The Progressive Rock Experience (A Tribute to ’70s Progressive Rock Bands with covers of Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Deep Purple, Genesis, Kansas, Styx and Elton John)
Sept. 7: The Shambles (classic rock)
Sept 14: The Impostors (Beatles tribute)
Sept. 21: Michael Claytor & His Friends (folk, pop)
Sept. 28: Gilberto de Paz and Tropix (Latin fusion) in partnership with the Gainesville Latino Film Festival
Oct. 5: Both Sides Now: A Tribute to the Music of Joni Mitchell by Cathy DeWitt and Friends
Oct. 12: A Tribute to the Music of the Woodstock Era Highlighting the Work of Jimi Hendrix by The Relics and Michael Derry and Friends
Oct. 19: UF World Music Ensembles: Jacaré Brazil, Agbedidi Africa, Sunshine Steelers and & Pazeni Sauti African Choir
(Schedule is subject to change)