July 28, 2021

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Stay music returns to Bo Diddley Plaza with Stay and Community Summertime Live performance Tunes Collection

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The Metropolis of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is bringing their Live and Area Summer Live performance Collection to Bo Diddley Plaza. 

Bo Diddley Plaza will be loaded with the appears of Gainesville’s initially ever Dwell and Area Concert Series during the future couple of months. The Metropolis of Gainesville’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs division teamed up with MusicGNV to showcase a extensive wide range of Gainesville’s most recent artists on the increase. The concert series’ 1st present was on Thursday pursuing two more demonstrates on Aug. 19 and Sept. 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Every live performance is totally free to attend and is welcome to all ages.

The initial demonstrate of the Stay and Neighborhood Live performance Series showcased a singer/songwriter showcase, forming a lineup of 10 Gainesville voices to emphasize the city’s help in the direction of its songwriters. It integrated performances from artists this kind of as Ben White, Kyle Keller, Bohemian Sunshine and more. 

The second present, on Aug. 19, will be a showcase presented by Gainesville’s premiere hip-hop and R&B history label, Dion Dia. The showcase will consist of the label’s in-house DJ and MC at the Bo Diddley Plaza phase, along with a lineup of artists that call the label household.

The Sept. 19  clearly show will attribute a co-headlining act with the band PALIMONY and the Noan Partly Trio, highlighting the city’s enjoyment for its emerging musical talent.

The Are living and Nearby Concert Sequence is the initial are living audio occasion held on the Bo Diddley Plaza phase considering that the COVID-19 pandemic commenced in 2020. Soon after around a yr of dwell streams and virtual situations, Gainesville people are enthusiastic at the prospect of live music’s return. 

“It’s quite great that live shows are coming back immediately after COVID in the Bo Diddley Plaza,” UF environmental science junior at UF Haiden Burrichter claimed.

The sequence offers a assorted lineup of artists and all-ages admission, which attendees stated offers an accessible chance for enjoyment. 

“The all ages issue tends to make it inclusive,” explained Ben Demars, a 3rd calendar year mechanical engineering student at UF.

“This is actually cool that they are getting this, primarily given that it is outside so I would experience really protected attending it,” he reported.

As men and women waited for reside music’s return, bands are just as fired up to get back on the are living stage. PALIMONY’s members mentioned they are really honored to be a part of the showcased acts playing the phase.

“Bo Diddley Plaza is an amazing stage, and we’re truly fired up to have the likelihood to participate in this kind of a good venue,” reported guitarist and vocalist Jacob Adams. “Outdoor exhibits are seriously specific and we appreciate the probability to perform out tunes for our community in these varieties of options.” 

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Adams claimed the Dwell and Neighborhood Summer months Live performance New music Series will be the to start with time PALIMONY performs as a band. 

“Seeing stay new music come back again powerful just after the pandemic has been really specific and becoming a portion of that comeback whilst supporting the mission of MusicGNV really means a lot to us” he extra.

Deafening silence cloaked Bo Diddley Plaza for more than a year, but the Are living and Community Summer time Live performance New music Series is spearheading the venue’s triumphant return. In the months the collection spans and past, the seem of audio will be listened to once again. 

Ethan Funk

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