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Gumbo Limbo Cajun Band Performs at “Free Fridays” on Oct. 4

9/30/2019

The City of Gainesville presents Gumbo Limbo Cajun Band at the “Free Fridays” Concert Series Friday, Oct. 4 at Bo Diddley Plaza.

Gumbo Limbo plays the Cajun, Creole and zydeco dance music of Louisiana. They have performed at dances, festivals, parties and other events throughout Florida for more than three decades. In addition to serving up classic and contemporary Cajun waltzes and bouncy two-steps, they pump out a throbbing groove of zydeco and blues born from Creole culture. Their sweet and soulful swamp pop and classic country injected with spicy Louisiana accordion never fails to put folks in a honky-tonk state of mind.

Gumbo Limbo is Mike Stapleton (button accordion, fiddle and vocals), Marietta Massey (percussion and vocals), David Massey (fiddle and vocals), Susan Marynowski (drums and vocals), Bill Paine (guitar), Bob Stone (steel guitar and vocals) and Rob Blount (electric bass).

“Free Fridays” is presented by the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, and 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. The entire “Free Fridays” 2019 schedule can be viewed at www.freefridaysgnv.com.  The Bo Diddley Plaza is located at 111 E. University Ave. in downtown Gainesville. For general information, contact Russell Etling, cultural affairs manager, at etlingrh@cityofgainesville.org or 352-393-8532. For more information about this event, please contact David Ballard at ballarddg@cityofgainesville.org or 352-393-8746.