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Innovative Theatrical Ensemble Caravan of Thieves to Perform Jewel Box Concert at the Historic Thomas Center

4/20/2016

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, in cooperation with Shakerag Culture Center, Inc., is pleased to announce that Caravan of Thieves will perform at the Jewel Box Concert at the Historic Thomas Center, Sunday, May 1. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the concert starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are available online before the event for $18 (credit cards only) at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2503996 or $20 at the door the day of the show (cash or check only).

Caravan of Thieves is an innovative ensemble consisting of driving gypsy jazz rhythms, acoustic guitars, upright bass and violin that lay the foundation for mesmerizing vocal harmonies and fantastic stories. The performance promises to be theatrical and humorous, musical and intense. It will entertain, dazzle and defy classification, while welcoming the audience to join the band throughout the performance in momentary fits of claps, snaps and sing-alongs. It has been said, "If Django Reinhardt, the cast of Stomp and The Beatles all had a party at Tim Burton's house, Caravan of Thieves would be the band they hired."

A sample of Caravan of Thieves music can be heard online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHF6gaKtYdE. Photographs of the Caravan of Thieves can be viewed at https://www.flickr.com/photos/gainesville/sets/72157661472097719.

Guests are welcome to bring their favorite beer or wine, and an attendant will tend their bottle. Plastic glasses will be provided, but guests are welcome to bring their own glassware as well. Delicious cuisine is available for purchase.

In its second season, the Jewel Box Concerts at the Thomas Center are a series of multi-genre musical events staged in the Historic Thomas Center’s Spanish Court. They feature a spectrum of national and international touring artists from folk to classical and from jazz to bluegrass, with special holiday shows and surprise guests.

The Historic Thomas Center is located at 302 NE Sixth Ave. in Gainesville. For additional information, please contact Russell Etling, cultural affairs manager, at etlingrh@cityofgainesville.org or 352-393-8532, or contact Joseph Saccocci, vice president of Shakerag Culture Center, Inc., at jsaccocci23@gmail.com.