The Grascals Live :: Jewel Box Concerts

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, in cooperation with Shake Rag Cultural Center, Inc., welcomes the two-time International Bluegrass Music Awards (IBMA) Entertainer of the Year award winning band The Grascals to the next Jewel Box Concert on Thursday, Nov. 1 at the Thomas Center (302 NE Sixth Ave.) in Gainesville.

The Grascals emerged as a cutting edge modern bluegrass group in 2004 in Nashville, TN and rapidly grew in popularity after capturing the attention of legendary country singer, Dolly Parton. The group became Dolly’s opening act, as well as her band, and soon after they were performing on the stage of The Grand Ole Opry. Some of their most well-known songs include “Me and John and Paul”, “Last Train to Clarksville”, “I Am Strong” (with Dolly Parton) and “American Pickers” (with Dierks Bentley).  Pictures of the Grascals can be found at

“We’re so happy to welcome this band back to the Thomas Center,” says Ernie Evans, Vice President of Shake Rag Cultural Center, Inc. “Their ability to move people in their seats makes them the most electric band we’ve seen.”

Doors open at 6 p.m., and the concert begins at 7 p.m. VIP seating is $30 and General admission is $20 at the door. Information and advance ticket purchases can be found at The ticket office for the Jewel Box Concerts can be reached at 904-886-8378.

Dinner from Mojo’s Smokehouse BBQ will be available for purchase starting at 6 p.m. Customers may also bring their favorite wine or champagne, and an attendant will tend their bottle. Plastic cups will be provided, but guests are welcome to bring their own glasses.

Following The Grascals, the next Jewel Box Concert will be Wednesday, Dec. 19 and will features yet another favorite, The Currys.

For additional information, please contact Russell Etling, cultural affairs manager, at or 352-393-8532, or contact Ernie Evans, the vice president of Shake Rag Cultural Center, Inc. at or 904-886-8378. ###


The Grascals make their second appearance to the Thomas Center bringing high powered bluegrass music to Gainesville, FL.

This award winning band will surely light the house up with hit after hit. Come prepared to be entertained. Tickets are on sale now for General and VIP seating. Call (904) 886-8378 or visit online at