Sunday, November 8, 2015

Mac Arnold & Plate Full O' Blues to Headline Major FREE Blues Performance to Open Gainesville Downtown Festival & Art Show

Great Music + Great Art =
Great Community!

Friday, November 13, 2015
LOT 10
Corner of SW 2nd Ave & SW 2nd Street
Gainesville FL

Mac Arnold &
Plate Full O' Blues
w/ Double Openers!
  Bridget Kelly Band
Barbara Paul

The festival weekend will kick off with a free Downtown Blues Concert on Friday, November 13, 2015 from 7 to 11 p.m. featuring three incredible blues performances presented by The North Central Florida Blues Society. Widely known and appreciated Gainesville resident artist Barbara Paul will open the evening with 20th century fingerstyle and slide blues, as she shares her love for the historical stories found in music and the emotions the songs bring forth. Next, The Bridget Kelly Band conjures up an electric blues vibe that blends classic blues with elements of guitar-driven Texas and Memphis blues. Both of these bands will be representing this The North Central Florida Blues Society in the 2016 International Blues Challenge as testament to their talent. Closing out the evening is headliner Mac Arnold and Plate Full O' Blues with their mix of blues, soul and funk. Mac Arnold was nominated for best Traditional Blues Male Artist at the 2012 Blues Music Awards and currently hails from North Carolina after a lifetime of music, including playing in Muddy Water's band!

North Florida’s art scene swings into high gear after the big concert on Saturday and Sunday , November 14 and 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the arrival of the highly acclaimed Downtown Festival & Art Show. The streets of historic downtown Gainesville, from City Hall to the Hippodrome State Theatre will be transformed into a celebration of art and creativity complete with live music, performing arts and a spectacular array of food. More than 100,000 art lovers will fill the streets to enjoy and purchase one-of-a-kind artwork. The festival features 240 local and national artists displaying original oils and acrylics, vibrant watercolors, unique sculptures, dazzling jewelry, decorative ceramics and vivid photography.

This activity has been funded in part by a Tourist Development Tax Grant from the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners in conjunction with the Alachua County Tourist Development Council.

Plan a Gainesville weekend for a blues 
and art experience unlike
any other!

More great shows coming to Gainesville, 
please watch for more information.

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North Central Florida Blues Society also presents:
Acoustic Blues Open Mic every second Wed. at Cymplify, 7-10:30pm
Open blues jam every third Sunday at Dirty Bar, 7-10pm

This activity has been funded in part by a Tourist Development Tax Grant from the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners in conjunction with the Alachua County Tourist Development Council.

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