Matheson Museum Honors Tom Petty With Its First Music-Related Exhibit
The downtown history museum is located in the old American Legion Hall, where a young Tom Petty performed long before the Heartbreakers.
The Day When Tom Petty Met ‘The King’ is the Stuff of Music Legends
Tom Petty had no musical aspirations as a youngster until the day he met Elvis Presley. The rest is history.
Gainesville Leaves No Doubt About Love and Admiration for Tom Petty
Music festivals at Depot Park and Heartwood Soundstage, a symposium and more are taking place this week to honor Gainesville’s music legend.
Talk About Rock and Roll Heaven: ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ Tops Chart
The Hippodrome Theatre presents a high-octane production about four iconic musicians and one history-making jam session for the ages.
Free Fridays Concert Series Begins with a Tribute to Music Pioneers
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.
Downtown Concert to Celebrate Gainesville’s Many Music Legends
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.
New Exhibit at the Cade Museum Salutes Best of Cuban Ingenuity
“The Artistry of the Everyday Inventor” is one of the highlights of Bulla Cubana, a celebration of Cuban art and culture beginning this weekend.
Changeville Again Proves It’s More Than Just a Music Festival
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.
Fireworks, Free Concert to Help Ring in 2019
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.
Book Provides Snapshots of ’90s-Era Music Scene
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…