Everyone knows that spending quality time alone with one’s mate is incredibly important. With summer coming to an end, it’s time to take advantage of those outdoor events. And what a better way to do that? Have a date night with the significant other.
Every year from August to October, the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department provide ‘Free Friday Concerts’. Each week they have various groups and musicians to preform. And as it’s name says, these concerts are free.
On Friday, September 25, from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm, The Shambles band will be preforming classic rock music. The event will be held at 100 SW 2nd Avenue in downtown Gainesville.
The Shambles, a rock ‘n’ roll dance band, preform classic songs from singers, such as, Alison Krause, Bonnie Raitt, Ray Charles, and Merle Haggard. They also perform hits from the groups Dire Straits, Grateful Dead, Steely Dan, Talking Heads, Wilco, The Cars, The Who, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, and Cream.
The Shambles are comprised of Connie Brashear (lead vocals), David Cook (keyboards, pedal steel, vocals), Eric Diamond (lead guitar, vocals), Conor Galligan (drums), Mike Fender (bass, vocals), Mitchell Jim (percussion), Derek Caricola (backing vocals) Celeste Shitama (backing vocals, percussion) and Hoch Shitama (lead vocals, rhythm guitar).
The Free Fridays Concert opening was delayed this year due to the closure of the Bo Diddley Community Plaza for renovations. The City of Gainesville has purchased a mobile stage which will be placed in parking lot number 10 at the corner of Southwest Second Avenue and Southwest Second Street. This is the same location that the Union Street Farmers Market occupies on Wednesdays. For more info please call 352-393-8746.
So, drop the kids off at Grandma and Grandpa’s house, grab your significant other, and go have some fun.