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2016 "Free Fridays"
Concert Series

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Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs

From May 6 to October 21, 2016, 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.
“Free Fridays” will be returning this season to the newly rennovated Bo Diddley Plaza! For more information on plaza events, please visit

For more info please call 352-393-8746.

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2016 "Free Fridays" Concert Series Schedule

111 E. University Avenue


6 Tapestry Rewoven
A Carole King Tribute
Cathy Dewitt, Mike Boulware & Friends & Family

13 The Music of Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute
By the Couch Messiahs &
Wild Blue Yonder

20 Hot Club DeVille
Gypsy Jazz

27 The Music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Tribute
By Other Voices & Friends


African American Music Appreciation Month
Little Jake &
The Soul Searchers
Blues, R&B

10 Wester Joseph’s
Stereo Vudu
Vudu Rawk, Ska

17 Fast Lane
R&B, Soul, Funk

24 De Lions of Jah




1 The All American Song Fest

The Gainesville Big Band
Big Band Jazz

8 Idylwild
Original Rock, Funk, Blues, Soul

15 Ricky Kendall &
The Healers
Americana, Blues, Folk

22 R&E’s Army - Richy Stano & Elio Piedra

29 The Irie Ones


5 Hard Luck Society
Country, Blues, Jazz

12 Savants of Soul
Soul, Blues, Jazz, Rock,
Punk, Ska

19 The Shambles
Classic Rock

26 “Bonnie Raitt - Road Tested” Tribute
Jana Horton-Kowitz & Friends


2 The Duppies
Ska, Reggae

9 Flat Land
Rock, Funk, Blues

16 The Impostors
The Beatles Tribute

23 Gilberto De Paz & Tropix
Latin Fusion
In Partnership With The Latino Film Festival

30 Heavy Petty/Hedges
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Tribute & Originals



7 The Music of Eric Clapton

& JJ Cale Tribute
By Mark Miale, Tony McMahon & Friends

14 Gram Fest
Gram Parson’s Tribute:
Various Artists

21 UF World Music Ensembles
Jacaré Brazil, Agbedidi Africa & Others



All shows may be subject to change.




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