The downtown history museum is located in the old American Legion Hall, where a young Tom Petty performed long before the Heartbreakers.
Tom Petty had no musical aspirations as a youngster until the day he met Elvis Presley. The rest is history.
Music festivals at Depot Park and Heartwood Soundstage, a symposium and more are taking place this week to honor Gainesville’s music legend.
The Hippodrome Theatre presents a high-octane production about four iconic musicians and one history-making jam session for the ages.
This year’s lineup of concerts at Bo Diddley Plaza spans six months and includes everything from jazz and blues to reggae and rock and roll.
The Bayjacks, led by Gainesville native Tom Leadon, headline the April 13 concert at Bo Diddley Plaza that will honor nine local Hall of Famers.
“The Artistry of the Everyday Inventor” is one of the highlights of Bulla Cubana, a celebration of Cuban art and culture beginning this weekend.
Social change is at the forefront of the two-day event, which takes place Thursday and Friday at a number of venues throughout downtown Gainesville.
Downtown Gainesville will be the place to be on Monday for New Year’s Eve celebrations, beginning with a fireworks and followed by lots of partying.
A reunion of the band Subrosa highlights a busy Friday evening at High Dive that begins with the launch of Bill Bryson’s photo book, “All…