Upcoming Events

Here are some ongoing and scheduled events to look forward to in downtown Gainesville in the coming weeks and months. (We update this calendar on a regular basis, with your input!)


Hippodrome Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Place

2018-19 Season
Through July 21: Million Dollar Quartet

2019-20 Season
Aug. 30-Sept. 22: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night
Oct. 11-Nov. 3: The Blameless
Nov. 22-Dec. 22: Scrooge in Rouge
Nov. 30-Dec. 22: A Christmas Carol
Jan. 24-Feb. 16, 2020: Lone Star Spirits
Feb. 28-March 22, 2020: Marie and Rosetta
April 24-May 17, 2020: Native Gardens
Opening June 5, 2020: Rock of Ages

(For further info, visit the Hippodrome website)


Acrosstown Repertory Theatre, 619 S. Main St.

2018-19 Season
Through June 23: You Have the Right to Remain Dead
July 19-Aug. 11: Summer Shakespeare: Macbeth

2019-20 Season
Sept. 12-Oct. 6: Jekyll & Hyde
Oct. 25-Nov. 10:
Florida Man
Dec. 5-15:
Exit Santa
Jan. 3-5, 2020:
A Film by Craven Frankel
Jan. 17-Feb. 2, 2020:
I Love You Because
Feb. 28-March 15, 2020:
Two Trains Running
April 3-19, 2020:
The Importance of Being Earnest
May 6-10, 2020:
Gainesville Homegrown Playwrights’ Showcase
May 29-June 14, 2020:
Proof
July 9-Aug. 2, 2020:
Summer Shakes: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

(For further info, visit the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre website)


Actors’ Warehouse, 619 NE 1st St.

2018-19 Season
June 21-July 7: Satchmo at the Waldorf
July 26-Aug. 11: Fuddy Meers

2019-20 Season
Sept. 6-22: God of Carnage
Oct. 11-27: Sordid Lives
Nov. 15-24: The Ghosts on the Wall
Jan. 31-Feb. 16, 2020: Skeleton Crew
March 13-29, 2020: Ann
April 17-May 3, 2020: The Revolutionists
May 29-June 14, 2020: Actually
July 10-26, 2020: Antony & Cleopatra (Abridged)

(For further info, visit the Actors’ Warehouse website)


Artwalk Gainesville

June 28: Numerous downtown venues, including galleries and art-minded businesses, open their doors for the self-guided tour. Hours are 7-10 p.m. (earlier at some venues). Pick up a brochure at participating venues.


Free Fridays Concert Series

The weekly live-music series continues through October at Bo Diddley Plaza. All events take place from 8-10 p.m. Here’s the remaining lineup:

June 21: The Shakedown (contemporary blues and rock)
June 28: De Lions of Jah (reggae)

July 5: All American Song Fest: Showtune Shenanigans performed by John Lowe and Will Winter
July 12: Summer of ’69: 50 Years On (A Tribute to the Music & Events of 1969) performed by Tran Whitley & Friends
July 19: California Dreaming (A Tribute to the Early Laurel Canyon Music Scene with Covers of Mamas & Papas, Spirit, Byrds, Monkees, Linda Ronstadt, CSNY, & Lovin’ Spoonful) performed by Other Voices
July 26: Captive Eddies (original rock, reggae and roots)

Aug. 2: The Duppies (ska and reggae)
Aug. 9: Ramblin’ Mutts (blues)
Aug. 16: A Tribute to the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock performed by The Relics
Aug. 23: Philip JazzDad Thomas (jazz)
Aug. 30: The Progressive Rock Experience (A Tribute to ’70s Progressive Rock with Covers of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Deep Purple, Genesis, Kansas, Styx & Elton John)

Sept. 6: The Nancy Luca Band with Anna Marie (classic rock)
Sept. 13: Morningbell (psychedelic rock)
Sept. 20: The Impostors (Beatles Tribute)
Sept. 27: Gilberto De Paz & Tropix (Latin fusion) in partnership with the Gainesville Latino Film Festival

Oct. 4: Gumbo Limbo Cajun Band (cajun, creole, swamp pop and Zydeco)
Oct. 11: A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix performed by Michael Derry & Friends
Oct. 18: Savants of Soul (soul, rock and ndie)
Oct. 25: UF World Music Ensembles: Jacaré Brazil, Agbedidi Africa and Others

(All shows subject to change)


If you would like us to add an event to this list, please send an email with all pertinent info to gainesvilledowntown@yahoo.com. (The event must be open to the general public.)