GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department announces a new monthly summer concert series: Live and Local. In partnership with MusicGNV, Live and Local includes emerging bands, singer/songwriters, independent artists and a diverse mix of musicians who are local or connected to Gainesville’s music community.
Live and Local is scheduled at Bo Diddley Plaza from 6:30-8:30 p.m. once each month through September, and is free and open to all ages.
- 6:30-8:30 p.m. August 19 – Local Hip Hop & RnB label, Dion Dia Records, presents an evening of future-forward music featuring: raph, RAKHU, Casey Jones II (with Hezekiah Fraizer, Alex Backman, Justin Bartholomew, and Edminson), DJ Jeremiah Ludicrous, and FARO will MC. The lineup also includes Los Angeles R&B singer Amindi.
- 6:30-8:30 p.m. September 16 – Psychedelic country band, PALIMONY, and new band, Noan Partly Trio close out the Live and Local series.
MusicGNV believes that Gainesville’s rich musical storytelling tradition is an invaluable part of the area’s cultural heritage. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, they strive to make Gainesville a better place for all musicians to share their stories through curated shows, talent-fostering, trade apprenticeships and artist resources. They are artists, techs, promoters and fans working together to make Gainesville’s music scene a more welcoming, diverse and thriving place. Since launching in early 2020, MusicGNV has assisted the music community in different ways, including: producing a livestream series that generated over 40,000 collective views, releasing three artist-supporting compilation albums, and launching a quarterly recording grant for emerging artists.